Chasm Partners places top talent in high growth venture backed companies.
What makes Chasm different?
Focus on high growth venture backed companies
All professionals managing projects have 20+ years business operating experience
Specialization in Healthcare IT & Services, Big Data & Analytics, Enterprise Software
Tailored processes for high growth companies that enable high quality, timely results for our clients
RETAINED EXECUTIVE SEARCH
Chasm Partners leverages deep business experience (20+ Rule) and tacit knowledge enabling better judgment that leads to high quality and timely outcomes for our clients and candidates.
We do things differently at Chasm Partners. We leverage the 20+ Rule — all Chasm professionals leading and managing projects must have 20+ years business experience.
We focus on building long-term relationships and link our client/candidate success to our own success.
We have a unique search process leveraging technology and data to drive transparency and collaboration.
All C-Level placements are provided with an executive coach as they start in their new role.
In addition to Executive Search, we help high growth companies build out
their organizations at all levels to get “boots on the ground”.
Chasm Partners leverages a broad US and International network to assist clients seeking to find new partnerships, customers or investors.
We focus on expansion of US based companies into foreign markets (mainly China and Western Europe) and conversely help international companies enter the US market.
The expertise and deep network of Chasm Partners allowed us to identify our new CEO candidate in less than 4 weeks. Chasm’s rapid candidate identification process generated an impressive list of highly experience candidates of proven CEOs. We originally hired a search firm, but have actually discovered a Partner to help us grow our business.Remedy Partners |
Besides finding “A Players” for our expanding team, Chasm leverages their operating experience to advise Propeller Health well beyond the confines of executive search. Clients and candidates who have worked with Chasm know that this is not a typical executive search firm. They represent much more to us as we keep expanding.Propeller Health |
Chasm has placed multiple roles for Rethink as we have grown through the years, from Board Director to sales and account management roles. Their deep knowledge of our space and vast network, has made them the “go-to” partner for human capital needs regardless of level or function.Rethink First |
"We chose to partner with Chasm Partners for its deep operating expertise, commitment, accountability and partnership — characteristics that we seek in our own talent recruitment and key hires. Chasm has been consistent in its executive search, coaching and organizational design. They are a true strategic partner to Safeguard and to many of the companies in our portfolio."Safeguard Scientifics |
How we do it
Chasm Partners leverages a proprietary combination of technology and analytics that enables a more transparent and interactive process proven to deliver higher quality and timely results.
To achieve transparency and more efficient information sharing, our clients have 24/7 online access to our candidate pipeline & dashboard information.
We integrate personality assessment analytic tools into our candidate evaluation process to provide a more complete profile of their potential.
All Projects are led and managed by professionals with 20+ years of business operating experience.
Founder & Managing Partner
Matt sees substantial opportunities for disruption in the healthcare ecosystem. He is focused on applying best practices and talent capital management to help investors scale businesses in the healthcare technology and services space. As Managing Partner of Chasm, Matt is focused on driving HCIT enterprise value growth through innovative talent capital models working as “partners” with venture capital and private equity investors and their portfolio companies.
Matt brings over 20+ years of experience as a business leader in both large and small companies, where he led the qualification, launch and commercial expansion plans of 19 B2B and B2C business ventures across 14 countries.
Before serving as a Partner at Oxeon Partners, Matt was a change agent as SVP and Head of Marketing (CMO) for WebMD consumer businesses such as the company’s website, magazine and mobile assets. Prior to WebMD, Matt was Founder & Managing Director of Nielsen Health (formerly a start-up business unit of The Nielsen Company) and subsequently President & CEO of Deutsche Ventures, where he conceived and commercialized first ever data integration methods and analytic solutions that help healthcare marketers, payers and providers optimize their patient communication campaigns in a HIPAA regulated data environment.
In this endeavor, he founded Ecosys Consumer Analytics, a healthcare patient targeting and marketing ROI analytics platform that eventually merged with Crossix Solutions. Earlier in his career, Matt spent 8 out of his 10 years at Procter & Gamble in Frankfurt and Geneva developing and leading commercial expansion plans for several global packaged goods and consumer health brands. Matt started his career in the group employee benefits space at Unum.
Matt graduated from Colby College where he started two businesses, one of which he sold before graduating and received an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is an investor and board member of various privately held ventures in the healthcare technology and services space. Matt is a member of the Board of Directors at Stamford Hospital, ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top hospitals in Connecticut, where he also serves on the Quality & Clinical Affairs as well as Finance Committees.
Co-Founder and Partner
Kristy found her niche as a global turnaround specialist in organizational development and operations. She has been a proven catalyst for change while leveraging the right people and leaders to achieve breakthrough results. After 25 years helping international companies in pharma and consumer products grow through challenging circumstances, she sees significant opportunity in helping healthcare technology & services companies scale by applying these experiences.
As an international business leader throughout her career, Kristy evolved as an accomplished leader and management consultant following 8 years at Procter & Gamble. While at P&G, Kristy managed the P/L and growth strategies of several global brands in Western Europe and South East Asia, with particular focus on consumer health. While at P&G, she led her organization successfully through the Thai currency crisis. Subsequently, Kristy took on several leadership roles as Chief Operating Officer of Axicorp Pharma and Chief Purchasing Officer of ACA Mueller, both of which were privately held European pharmaceutical distribution companies based in Germany. In these roles, Kristy led significant restructuring and turnaround efforts during the German health care reform and following new private equity funding, leading to record profits. Kristy also took on several projects in consulting and training for international clients, advising them on disruptive strategies to achieve growth. Some of those clients include BRITA GmbH, Tivall Europe, AC Nielsen, Aventis Pharma, Amneal Pharma, and Constantia Flexibles.
Kristy graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received her Master of International Management from Thunderbird Global School of Management. She is fluent in German and enjoys globetrotting with her husband and two tri-lingual teenagers. She is active in the outdoors, especially since moving to Salt Lake City, Utah. She is committed to making the community a better place and is a member on the Road Home Homeless shelter services committee.
David believes that in order for healthcare to transform from fee-for-service to value-based care, the Healthcare Information Technology industry will continue to face disruption and require “best in class” human capital to provide a competitive advantage. His view is that top talent in key functional areas like sales, marketing, operations, finance, and engineering will be necessary for venture backed companies in this space to not only win the sprint but keep pace in the marathon.
At Chasm Partners, David leverages his 20+ years of experience as an executive search professional in advising clients, and coaching candidates. He specializes in recruiting commercial oriented executives for early and later stage high growth clients, leveraging his experience from a broad range of client sectors including private equity, venture capital, healthcare, technology and consumer products.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners, David specialized in retained search focused venture backed healthcare technology companies at Ross & Company. Earlier in his career, he served in several senior recruiting roles at Lindsey & Company and O’Keefe & Partners, where he specialized in the recruitment of senior marketing, sales and general management executives. He brings experience having worked directly with senior leaders at clients ranging from high-growth startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Visa, Domino’s Pizza, and Victorinox Swiss Army, while also partnering with Private Equity and Venture Capital clients including Summit Partners, General Catalyst, Hellman & Friedman, Frontier Capital, Harvest Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Northbridge Venture Partners, and Venrock, among others.
David graduated from Babson College with a BS in Management and was a two-time All-American in Ice Hockey. He is an active investor and a Limited Partner in a number of funds focused on healthcare technology and services. He lives in Fairfield with his wife and two children and enjoys ice hockey, boating, fishing, golfing and hitting the beach. He is an active member in the Catholic Club, Roxbury Club, and Fayerweather Yacht club. He still enjoys playing hockey in a men’s league and maintains his Level 4 coaching certification.
Valerie believes that the transformation of healthcare and other industries facing similar disruption requires the continued advancement of talent particularly in mission critical functions like marketing, sales and client service to achieve commercial expansion and consumer/customer adoption for new technologies. She views her expertise in this area as a way to meaningfully advance such a transformation through executive search.
At Chasm Partners, Valerie leverages her 20+ years’ experience as both an experienced operator and executive search professional in advising clients and coaching candidates. She specializes in recruiting commercial oriented executives for early and later stage high growth clients leveraging her experience from a broad range of industries including healthcare, media, advertising, marketing services, technology and consumer products.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Valerie was a Partner at two boutique recruitment consulting firms, counseling venture backed and public companies on how to align talent with business objectives, assess existing leadership teams, manage recruiting needs and approach succession planning. Her expertise in human capital was further refined serving as the Director of Human Resources for ClubMom, one of the first social media communities on the internet. In this role she owned responsibility for human capital and was responsible for recruitment and talent acquisition, training and development, performance management, employee engagement, workforce planning, leadership development, compensation and benefits.
Previously, Valerie oversaw customer marketing programs for Consumer and Financial Services clients at Affinion, developing new channel marketing strategies. Early in her career she held key Client Partner positions in Media and Sports. At the United States Tennis Association she was in a brand management and client services role for the US Open Tennis Championships and at MTV Networks, she was a member of the production team on the first “Choose OR Lose” presidential campaign special and many other innovative series programs and live music specials.
Valerie received an undergraduate degree from Boston College in Human Development and Counseling.
Amy sees the intersection between life sciences and technology as the key component in healthcare transformation. At Chasm Partners, Amy is focused on delivering executive talent and human capital consulting to venture capital and private equity backed HCIT companies. She believes disruptive technology paired with exceptional people offers the greatest opportunity for competitive advantage and value creation.
Throughout Amy’s career she has placed C-suite & VP level executives in some of the world’s most innovative biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, she has experience identifying talent for rapid-growing, high-tech environments providing key leadership and board level executives for companies looking to scale and accelerate growth.
Prior to joining Chasm Amy served as Director at Koenig & Associates, a retained executive search firm exclusive to life sciences. At Koenig & Associates, she partnered with biotechnology clients developing life-changing technologies within gene therapy, immuno-oncology, neuroscience and psychiatry. Amy also collaborated with pre-commercial venture capital and private equity companies to place key leadership and assist in building commercial organizations for product launch. Earlier in Amy’s career she worked with Mercato Partners, a growth equity investment firm dedicated to providing entrepreneurs the capital and resources they require to effectively scale their businesses. As a member of the Mercato performance team, Amy partnered with investors and entrepreneurs to identify executive leadership and served as a trusted advisor in the areas of leadership development, performance management, employee engagement, culture, and compensation structure.
Amy started her career in the staffing industry prior to transitioning to Highland Capital Management, a twenty-billion-dollar alternative investment firm. She served on Highland Capital’s private equity team with a focus on rebuilding under-performing middle market companies to maximize shareholder return.
Amy graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Human Biology and Psychology and was a two-time All Big XII team selection in softball. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and daughter and enjoys horse jumping, yoga, and taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that the Wasatch Mountains have to offer.
Sarah began her career at the Advisory Board Company, a data and consulting firm in Washington D.C. that is dedicated to improving the performance of not-for-profit and investor-owned healthcare organizations across the country. Having built and managed teams that consistently delivered results in consulting, technology, and advisory services, Sarah recognizes how critical it is to have the right talent leading today’s healthcare technology & services companies.
During her first 10 years at the Advisory Board, Sarah pursued a path from successful individual contributor with increasing responsibility as player/coach to leading business development and sales for the largest commercial division. As the healthcare industry evolved towards more transparency and a greater level of scrutiny for providers, Advisory Board clients were forced to make sizable improvements in their data and analytical capabilities. This march towards transparency led the Advisory Board to both build and acquire technology platforms, several of which Sarah helped launch and bring to market over the next several years. This transition enabled healthcare organizations to achieve discontinuous performance improvement, as well as helping the Advisory Board secure its spot as a top five data and analytics company.
Sarah helped maintain growth and client satisfaction as the primary relationship contact with c-suite executives, while also beginning to discern the cultural attributes that made some organizations successful, and others not. This was the catalyst for Sarah joining Spencer Stuart, where for over three years she led searches and culture assessments for hospitals, health systems, medical groups, associations, and other health care organizations.
Sarah spent her formative years in New York City and then attended Cornell University for her undergraduate studies in psychology. Craving fewer sirens and less concrete, she and her family relocated to the suburbs of northern Westchester. She and her husband and two children enjoy an active lifestyle in addition to caring for their five pets, occasionally hobnobbing with local celebrities, and serving on local non-profit boards.
One year into her 11-year tenure at Nielsen, Suzanne was hand-selected to join a group tasked with building capabilities to predict pharmaceutical sales for the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. From that juncture on, her aptitude and passion for healthcare analytics quickly established her as an expert in the rapidly growing and ever-changing life sciences, medical device, and consumer health sector.
Suzanne brings over 20 years of experience as a healthcare and international business advisor. While at Nielsen, she served as Director of both the Pharmaceutical Practice at BASES (the gold standard in forecasting and launch management for new Pharmaceutical brands) and the Nielsen Health (healthcare big data analytics) business units, generating new business and servicing clients such as Abbott, Alcon, Boehringer-Ingelheim, GSK, Janssen, LifeScan, Merck, Novartis, Otsuka, Perrigo, Pfizer, and Reckitt Benckiser, among others. In these roles, she developed and implemented cutting-edge analytics to offer unique, data-driven, actionable solutions and business recommendations to client portfolio management challenges. She has proven expertise in patient engagement, adherence, provider acceptance, and payor dynamics.
Suzanne’s therapeutic experience spans acute, chronic, and lifestyle conditions, including allergy, asthma/COPD, dermatological, diabetes, gastrointestinal, HIV/AIDS, neurological, pain management, and psychotherapeutics as well as medical devices. Before joining Chasm Partners, Suzanne ran her own consulting practice for 5 years, advising healthcare and technology companies on patient/consumer and provider insights impacting outcomes and well-being.
Suzanne graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Economics & French, and subsequently earned an MBA in Pharmaceutical Management from Rutgers University. She lives Southwestern CT with her husband and two sons, and keeps active by volunteering with the PTA, serving on the board of a local education foundation, and coaching Little League. A health-conscious technologist herself, Suzanne can often be found tracking her duration, distance, and speed as she runs her way through scenic New England.
• 20+ years in global executive search and experience as a human resources executive for blue-chip public and not-for-profit companies
• Expertise in placing C-Level and VP-level executives in business-to-business information and professional services, financial services, strategy and innovation, consumer analytics, retail healthcare, and pharmacy benefits management industries
Susan sees the disruptive potential of the HCIT sector as critical to the development of new ways to prevent and treat disease and to drive imperative improvements in our healthcare delivery systems. As a Director of Chasm Partners, Susan is focused on delivering to our clients HCIT executives who are both strategic and operational thought leaders with proven abilities to drive VC and PE-backed growth companies to sustainable and notable levels of enterprise value.
Throughout her career in search, Susan has placed C-Suite executives who have the critical mix of bold business accomplishments, long-term vision, and laser-sharp operational focus. She is skilled in identifying and assessing candidates who possess a hunger for success, and outstanding leadership experience in emerging and rapidly transforming businesses. Her diverse experience enables her to quickly learn the dynamics and critical issues of businesses and to operate with a sense of urgency to consistently deliver an initial slate of candidates within 30 days. In addition to the United States, Susan has completed searches in Europe, South Asia, and South America.
For nine years prior to joining Chasm, Susan served as Senior Vice President of a high-end boutique executive search firm where she executed engagements for some of the world’s largest and best-known companies in industries such as Consumer (retail grocery, retail health care, pharmacy benefits management); Information, Business and Marketing Services; Professional Services; Financial Services; and Media & Entertainment.
Earlier in her search career, Susan founded Hayden Resources, an executive search firm that largely served clients in startups and industry-leading businesses in Media and Entertainment. She was one of six founding partners of The Cheyenne Group, a nationally known media, entertainment, and communications search firm.
Susan began her career in corporate Human Resources, where she held leadership positions with The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, The Perrier Group, Pepsi-Cola USA, and The Continental Group. A graduate of Syracuse University, Susan received a B.S. Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and completed graduate coursework in organizational development. Throughout her career, she has held leadership positions in several human resource professional organizations, as well as Families with Children from China, and her local synagogue. In addition to her family, Susan’s passions include deep-water jogging, elliptical and treadmill workouts, strength training and mindfulness movement.
• 20+ years in data science, advanced analytics and management consulting
• Successful career locating and attracting senior and executive talent in big data, advanced analytics, data science and strategic consulting
Sharad understands well the pace and accelerating velocity of change with her finger on the pulse of both disruption and advances in data sciences and life sciences’ emerging talent pool. The transforming healthcare ecosystem is inundated with Big Data challenges, forcing established companies to rapidly adopt new practices. Sharad sees healthcare as one of the key sectors where the data-driven action will be key in the near future and the demand for next-gen talent will be competitive and insatiable.
Over her 20+ year career, Sharad has successfully mastered the challenges of hiring on “both sides of the desk.” As an executive and line manager, Sharad built and led large Analytic and Data Science teams for MasterCard, Omnicom/Rapp Collins, Guardian Life, New York Life, New York Times, Cendant, AT&T and more. As an Executive Recruiter, she has built a successful and eclectic track record of sourcing and delivering the rare blend of talent that corporate clients seek for leadership roles. She has successfully placed senior executives with a diverse list of clients including Cox Communications in Telecom, Colgate Palmolive in Manufacturing, AIG and Zurich in Insurance and several Symphony group of companies in Healthcare, Loyalty Marketing, CPG, and Media.
Sharad has a Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics and an MBA from Delhi University. Given her science background it is no surprise that she loves Science Fiction and dabbling in a concoction of astrophysics, universe, consciousness, time dimension, and wormholes. As Einstein said, “The more I study science . . . the more questions I have!” She also loves bike riding and communing with nature.
Gavin is a member of the Chasm Partners leadership team actively managing C-Level searches and leading certain aspects of Chasm’s Talent Management Advisory Services, while also serving as CEO of Talent Driven Value.
Gavin understands how leadership and organizational development are critical to scaling high performing organizations and a key enabler to existing teams facing the challenges associated with commercial growth.
Gavin has over 20 years of experience delivering commercially impactful talent solutions in multiple business sectors worldwide. In addition to his extensive Human Resources background, he also has other operating experience across a variety of business areas including Quality Assurance Management, Sales Management, P&L management and organizational mergers. He coaches executives and leadership teams, designs and implements talent management plans, solutions and related communications approaches. The goal is to achieve lasting impact through these solutions for businesses.
He is able to articulate key business insights that are relevant to each client’s specific needs by using effective diagnostic tools, frameworks and conversations.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners and founding Talent Drive Value, Gavin was the Global HR Director for Synovate, a global billion dollar professional services firm that was eventually acquired by Ipsos. Gavin was the key enabler and driver for an organization-wide restructuring of Synovate, covering leadership, teams, communication and organization design that led to the business outperforming its peers. Gavin joined Synovate following 9 years leading HR worldwide at Pentland brands representing 2,500 employees for this privately held sports and leisurewear business based in London. Prior to Pentland, Gavin held a of HR and QA positions at Clariant, a global specialty chemicals company based in Switzerland.
Gavin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Natal, South Africa followed by an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. He has accreditation in psychometrics from the British Psychological Society and as an ICF Coach. He is on the Board of Directors for VolunteerSquare.com.
As a healthcare industry veteran, Pam has experienced first-hand the need for transformation of the US healthcare system. She thrives on partnering with healthcare companies focused on developing innovative technologies and solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and enhance the consumer experience. As a Director with Chasm Partners, Pam leverages her experience with both established and early start healthcare companies to identify exceptional talent in executive leadership, sales, operations, and customer success.
Before joining Chasm, Pam served as interim Head of Sales for an early-stage health tech start-up, Agathos, a transparency platform that gives hospital clinicians convenient, timely and reliable feedback on practice patterns. While at Agathos, Pam recruited and onboarded a sales team and provided general oversight for the sales process. She continues to serve as an Executive Advisor to the Agathos leadership team. Prior to Agathos, Pam led account management and consulting services for the provider business of Decision Resources Group.
Prior to her endeavors in the healthcare start-up world, Pam spent four years with the Advisory Board Company in senior account executive and client success positions. She also spent close to a decade in hospital strategic planning and business development roles with both HCA and SCL Health. Pam started her career as a journalist covering fiscal, monetary, and trade policy in Washington, DC.
Pam is a graduate of Emory University and received an MBA from Columbia Business School. She lives outside of Denver with her family and enjoys spending her free time outdoors biking, hiking, and running up Colorado’s mountains. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and being “managed” by her poorly-behaved Australian Shepherd.
Maxine is driven by strategically bringing people together to build dynamic, thriving cultures that foster innovation, inclusivity, and solutions for companies seeking to disrupt precedent in healthcare technology and services.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Maxine was an independent search consultant specialized in placing commercial-oriented executives within healthcare technology, payor and employee benefits space. She began her career in retained executive search with Hanover Search Group, a global search firm specialized in insurance and financial services, headquartered in London. Maxine was the third hire in the US, based in their New York office focusing on finding ‘out of the box’ search mandates, such as placing the CEO of a startup specialized in climate change and flood risk solutions; the Head of Aviation Risk for a global insurance firm’s China practice; and the Chief Security Officer for a global hedge fund. As her passion for health and wellness further developed, Maxine ultimately grew into the US Healthcare technology space by building the national sales and leadership teams of corporate wellbeing and population health partners.
Maxine achieved her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Cultural Studies with honors from University College Maastricht in the Netherlands. She speaks German, English, and Spanish fluently. When she is not listening to people’s stories as an executive search consultant, she is writing, performing, and producing stories for the stage and screen. She is a passionate skier, hiker, and curious traveler. Maxine lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
• 10+ years in executive search, sales and operations leadership, and client services
• Expertise in placing VP and above level candidates across multiple functions in technology driven industries
Ted is thrilled to be involved in Healthcare Technology during such a transformative time. He knows that the opportunity to make a positive impact through executive search is amplified by the ongoing changes in the industry, and he is excited to leverage his experience in technology recruiting to the advantage of Chasm’s clients.
Prior to Chasm Partners, Ted was a consultative full-cycle recruiter, working primarily with startups and venture-backed early growth companies to achieve their business objectives with careful talent selection. He specialized in recruiting for senior management and above, as well as strategic individual contributors in industries including healthcare, software, market research, and advertising.
Previously, Ted was responsible for several high-traffic retail businesses, including a men’s department with more than 25 direct reports, and annual volume exceeding $7M. There he was able to refine his skills in areas like talent assessment and acquisition, training and development, and employee engagement, in addition to broader business tools like P&L management, customer service, and conflict resolution. Realizing he had an affinity and aptitude for talent and human resources, Ted made the decision to transition into a career as an executive recruiter, and hasn’t looked back.
Ted received an undergraduate degree from Providence College in Business Management, where he also competed for their storied track team. Today his only running is in pursuit of his young son and two dogs at the home he and his wife have in Southern Connecticut.
Tracey has tremendous enthusiasm for the ever-changing healthcare landscape and for helping young companies solve the challenges of filling essential roles within their growing organizations. Her experience in placing top talent in executive roles within the healthcare space has given her a unique perspective on what clients need for success.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Tracey specialized in retained search focused on venture-backed information technology companies in healthcare technology, information services and consumer products at Fairfield Partners and Ross & Company. Tracey also held various corporate recruiting roles with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Martha Stewart Living, Omnimedia, and US Interactive.
Tracey graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in English. She lives in Westport, CT with two her children. Tracey enjoys spending time with her rescue dog “Buddy,” relaxing at the beach, driving her 1970 Vintage VW bug convertible, and volunteering for local organizations dedicated to the historical preservation of the town’s architecture.
● 25+ Years Technology Recruitment experience within the following industries: Pharma, Life Sciences, HealthCare, Insurance, CPG, Management Consulting, Retail, Advertising and Media
● During the last 14 years her expertise has been in the Analytics/Data Science and Quantitative Marketing Space
Nikki prides herself in building strong and lasting relationships with both candidates and clients. It has been the key to her success. She is particularly passionate about the HCIT sector where she focuses on candidates who can utilize their insights from a vast amount of available data and contribute to solving healthcare challenges.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Nikki was employed by a top search firm where she placed mid-level through executive-level positions. She worked across multiple industries with a focus in Analytics and Data Science. Nikki began her career in the Contract Engineering world where she held roles in Recruitment, Account Management, Branch Management and Subject Matter Expert. As Subject Matter Expert for the Technology Group, she delivered Client presentations, advised Customer Relationship Managers on technical issues relating to job descriptions, recruitment efforts, and fill ability. She also participated in the design of Marketing Collateral as well as implementation of the Pharma and Life Science Business Group.
Nikki loves to stay active and enjoys spending time with her family. You may find her hiking, biking, or rollerblading with her grandchildren. In summer, you’ll find her on the beautiful beaches in Rhode Island either basking in the sun with a great book or out on the paddle board.
Rachel is particularly passionate about the HCIT space, as advances in technology and data science are making this a dynamic and pivotal time in the industry. She is cognizant that accurately aligning highly qualified and dedicated top talent for her clients in high growth mode is of paramount importance to both candidate and client alike.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Rachel spent close to 19 years within a boutique recruiting agency which specialized in identifying top Analytic talent across multiple verticals. She placed mid-level though executive level positions. She was a valued resource for talent build outs with clients in the FinTech, Insurance, and Credit sectors.
Rachel graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in International Trade and Finance. Her family splits their time between southwestern CT and Brooklyn where she can be found reading, binge watching foreign films, and practicing yoga.
Director of Finance
● 20+ years in Corporate Finance and Tax
● Expertise with process improvement and strategic problem solving across multiple industries
Theresa has a passion for utilizing her strong financial perspective to effectively evaluate challenges and provide creative business solutions, while always keeping the bottom line in mind. Her unique skills and experience allow her to bridge the gap between controller and CFO. Theresa’s enthusiasm for collaborating with a brilliant team inside a fast-paced industry, while making an impact in the lives of others, attracted her to Chasm Partners.
Prior to joining Chasm, Theresa was the Controller/CFO for Blomquist Hale Consulting, an established mental health organization. She served on the Executive Leadership team and facilitated numerous positive changes, increasing efficiency and profitability, and enhancing the overall fiscal health of the company. Previously, she was the founder and Chief Executive of a financial & accounting consulting company, personally assisting over 300 growth-oriented companies in various capacities. Her focus was on implementing and improving Accounting software platforms and providing the crucial financial analysis needed to help business owners overcome challenges and meet goals.
Theresa graduated from Weber State University with a BS in Accounting and an MS in Taxation. She is an avid runner and cyclist, and with her husband frequently competes in destination events — Hawaii, Spain, and Switzerland topping the list. She has also nearly completed her bucket list goal of finishing 100 half-marathons! Other favorite activities that allow her to be outside in nature include hiking, camping, backpacking, and snowshoeing. In addition to her recreational interests, a significant part of her life includes striving to be a great example and friend to her three teenage stepchildren.
Business Manager & Special Projects
Monique was raised in Branson, MO, and after a series of adventures took her from Boston, MA to San Francisco, CA, she settled in Salt Lake City in 2014. Early in her career she worked as a paralegal with thoughts of attending law school, but ultimately decided to stay home for a few years to raise her young family. After several years of freelance editing, she accepted a position as Assistant to the CFO at Arco Packaging, based in Salt Lake City, where she managed HR processes, internal recruiting, and supported the Accounting department. While still at Arco, she was promoted to a Project Manager role where she had the opportunity to manage client relationships and the design/creation of custom cosmetics packaging & training materials for Sephora and other clients.
Immediately prior to joining Chasm Partners, Monique was the Human Resources & Investor Relations Manager for Sundance Bay, a Salt Lake City-based private equity fund specializing in multifamily real estate. Here she established HR processes, managed internal recruiting, and oversaw all other HR functions for 60+ employees across 7 states. She also assisted with quarterly reporting, partner distribution preparation, and investor communications & event planning.
Monique graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English and performed with the Cougar Marching, Pep, and University Bands all four years of college. She currently sings alto with the Salt Lake Vocal Artists, a choral group that travels internationally. Monique is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and is currently studying for her PHR certification. Her husband and three young sons stay busy with soccer, piano lessons, and taking care of their too-many pets. She spends her precious free time either on her Peloton, hiking, golfing, reading, or attending rock & folk concerts.
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Ginny’s enthusiasm for working with high growth, entrepreneurial organizations led her to Chasm Partners where she brings over 20 years of experience in operations and human resources management. She enjoys building and working with a team of people, and using her administrative and operational strengths to contribute to the overall success of the organization.
Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Ginny’s background was in corporate Human Resources where she focused on all levels of financial and technical recruitment for high growth organizations, including Oxford Health Plans and Priceline. Her passion for working with entrepreneurial organizations led her to project management and administrative roles for a several innovative non-profit organizations that leverage technology to address social issues. Most recently, she was National Site Administrator of Food Rescue U.S., an organization that uses a web-based platform to address food waste and hunger.
Ginny graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English and a MS in Human Resources Management. She is an avid runner, looking to do just one more marathon, and has been a women’s literacy tutor for over ten years. She lives in Fairfield, CT with her husband and two sons.
Laura is a former ballet dancer with nearly a decade at top schools based in San Francisco, Boston, the Midwest, and New York City. Her artistic career included instruction and coaching, performances at the world’s largest international ballet competition, and work as a Principal Guest Artist in New York.
After injury sidelined her performing career, she transitioned into administration for the non-profit sector. Working at Chasm Partners is the ultimate intersection of her interests: advocating for the value-based healthcare that enabled her successful recovery, and the opportunity to support growth of technology designed for people. When away from the office, she can be found buried in a good book or at work on her next creative project.