Human Capital Consultants Places CHRO at Henry Jackson Foundation

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent up demand for top flight HR experts?

According to executive recruiters, corporate leaders are hiring more like-minded sophisticated, proactive, strategic HR individuals with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities just as they would a P&L.

Recruiting such talent continues to be of vital importance for companies. In the latest instance, Human Capital Consultants has placed John W. Sigmon as the new CHRO of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF). President and CEO Milton Hall led the assignment. The Washington, D.C.-based search firm completed the engagement in under two months.

“With nearly two decades of experience chiefly focused on placing advanced HR executives nationally, our network is vast and chock full of high quality diverse candidates,” said Mr. Hall.

Vast Experience

Joseph Caravalho, president and CEO of HJF, said Mr. Sigmon will play a vital role for the foundation. “Our people are the heart and soul of HJF,” he said. “With his vast experience in leading world-class teams and his dedication to fostering innovation and excellence, John will leverage our talented men and women for both individual and organizational success. I expect he will soon make HJF the organization of choice for talented professionals wishing to make a difference for the good of our nation’s warfighters.”

Mr. Sigmon joins HJF from AARP, where he rose from senior human resources business partner to vice president, group human resources consulting services, and then to SVP and CHRO. In his most recent role, he was responsible for a human resources enterprise of more than 2,200 employees that spanned all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before that, he worked in human resources at the U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. Federal Election Commission, Government Accountability Office, Department of Health and Human Services and the National Naval Medical Center.

As one of the largest not-for-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C., area, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation employs more than 2,200 individuals across the U.S. An additional 450 employees work internationally. The organization was established in 1983 and authorized by Congress to support medical research and education at Uniformed Services University and throughout the military.

Human Capital Consultants, founded in 2003, places advanced talent nationally. It has established a strong record of identifying and placing leading talent in both HR and the C-suite. Its clients are progressive corporate and non-profit organizations. The firm, which works across industries, has partnered with clients in technology, healthcare, biopharma, finance, energy, legal, insurance, education, consulting, research, think tanks, advocacy, government contracting, and others.

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