Our Team

Carl Kutsmode, Senior Vice President, Talent Consulting & Executive Search

Carl has spent the last 25+ years helping employers from startups to global organizations optimize their talent practices, processes, technologies, and strategies. A pioneer in the digital transformation of recruiting, Carl helps employers gain competitive business advantages by equipping them to succeed in attracting, recruiting, and retaining exceptional executive-level talent to assuage their hiring needs.

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Peter Petrella, Practice Leader, Executive Search

With decades of professional experience and exceptional business acumen, Pete serves as Practice Leader of TalentRise’s Executive Search practice. He is responsible for developing client relationships and executing high-level search assignments within the FlexSearch delivery model—known as a highly tailored solution for companies that are looking to add executive and emerging leadership talent to their management teams.

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Kristen Lampert, Leadership Coach

Committed to helping organizations drive strategic change when recruiting, retaining, and engaging top talent, Kristen lends her 15+ years of HR experience to serve as a Leadership Coach with TalentRise. As an ICF Associate Certified Coach, Kristen embraces data, research, and emerging technologies to deliver optimal ROI while helping her clients enhance their talent and business strategies.

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John Jameson, Senior Talent Consultant

John works as a Senior Talent Consultant within the TalentRise Executive Search division. Leveraging more than 15 years of comprehensive recruiting experience, John blends an intimate knowledge of the search business with strategic insight into the labor market to help clients attract high-quality leadership talent. He primarily focuses his efforts on sectors such as private equity and venture capital, startups, technology, and manufacturing.

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Heather Sullivan, Executive Recruiting Consultant

Heather serves as an Executive Recruiting Consultant within the TalentRise Executive Search practice. An industry veteran with more than 15 years of full lifecycle recruitment and executive search expertise, Heather has worked on a wide variety of technical and non-technical roles. Her specialty areas of recruiting are in healthcare and professional services.

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William Miller, Diversity Research Consultant

William Miller works as a Diversity Research Consultant for the TalentRise Executive Search practice. A seasoned HR professional and executive placement expert, William has been connecting high-quality candidates with high-growth companies for over 30 years. His knowledge of full lifecycle recruitment—paired with his expertise of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies—provide significant value for TalentRise’s clients.

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Andrew Nash, Senior Talent Management and Organizational Transformation Consultant

Andrew serves as Senior Talent Management and Organizational Transformation Consultant of TalentRise’s Organizational Effectiveness practice. A strategic leader with business acumen across diversified businesses and industries, Andrew is known for identifying and developing high-performing global HR teams capable of achieving organizational business and financial objectives.​

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Tom Hausler, Director of Recruiting and Operations

With 11+ years of full lifecycle recruitment industry experience, Tom develops and manages client and candidate relationships to ensure a positive experience throughout the entire process. Serving a dual role as Director of Recruiting and Operations for both TalentRise and Viaduct, Tom assists both startups and emerging businesses. His primary responsibility is to manage the entire strategic recruitment process—sourcing, screening, selecting, hiring, and onboarding—matching clients with talent.

 

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Courtney Joy, Talent Optimization Specialist

Courtney is a Talent Optimization Specialist and certified partner with the Predictive Index (PI). She is working within the TalentRiseExecutive Search and Talent Consulting Practice groups to assist organizations with their talent assessment, strategic alignment, and recruiting needs.

Prior to her joining the TalentRiseteam, Courtney had a successful Recruiting and Predictive Index consulting business servicing companies across a broad range industries including, hospitality (specifically the short-term vacation rental vertical), real-estate, design, construction, accounting, retail, and software-  including corporate, e-commerce, franchise, and startup companies.

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