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Ron Bates: 
Managing Principal

With +30 years of industry experience, Ron’s management background includes full P&L responsibility, sales management and consulting management, business process reengineering, network optimization and systems integration consulting, hardware and systems product development management roles with Hewlett-Packard, TRW, Raytheon, Mentor Graphics and Computer Vision. In addition to his 2 decades of retained executive search experience, Ron uniquely possessing +19 years of executive coaching experience, and 25 years of Sales Performance Coaching experience, Ron has coached hundreds of executives responsible for multi-billion dollar business units at Global500 companies. In addition to his sales, coaching, human capital, and consulting management background, what is most unique about Ron is that he possesses a deep technical background spanning a broad range of hardware and software technology disciplines.

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Michael Rothstein: 
Managing Principal

With +30 years of industry experience, Michael’s management background includes full P&L responsibility, product marketing management, and sales management roles. What is most unique about Michael is that he possesses a deep technology recruiting background spanning a broad range of hardware, software, and manufacturing technology disciplines.  In addition to having been a Vice President with Spherion (NYSE: SFN), a $4B workforce architect company, he also managed the firm’s Technologists Search Practice (e.g., leading the recruitment of roles such as CTO, VP R&D, VP Engineering, et al.). With +20 years of retained executive search experience, Michael has completed searches ranging from the foundation role of Chief Search Engine Architect in the early days of Yahoo to having executed complex Robotics & Automation technology searches for Global multi-billion dollar corporations.

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