Taylor Winfield associates offer not only in-depth industry knowledge and strong recruiting skills, but also the intense desire to help fuel your company’s growth through partnership, collaboration and the selection of the right candidate for the right position. Meet our senior leadership team:
Connie J. Adair, CEO
As CEO of Taylor Winfield, Connie has had a long and distinguished career in executive level management, operational excellence, and executive recruiting. She has served as either Founder or CEO of two enterprises and General Manager of a $500M business unit within a Fortune 100 company. Recognized as a leading executive recruiter, Connie has advised Boards of Directors, Investors, and Senior Management teams of hundreds of technology companies in the development and recruitment of top executives.
Lynn Durant, Managing Director
Lynn brings to Taylor Winfield a proven track record of 20+ years building successful teams. As a Managing Director, Lynn offers a combined background of deep experience in executive recruitment executing searches along with 10+ years of hands-on operational experience in multiple technology sectors.
Kirk Harrell, Managing Director
Kirk has earned a reputation for exceeding client expectations with his superior candidate development expertise. A recognized top talent recruiter across multiple sectors, he helps identify future trends and opportunities within the industry.
Gerri Kies, Managing Director
Gerri brings more than 20 years of experience in executive recruiting and corporate human resource leadership roles to the team. Prior to joining Taylor Winfield, Gerri led successful practices for two retained search firms in various sectors, including consumer branded goods, retail, foodservice, manufacturing, high-tech consumer products and financial services. Her extensive senior level human resources experience includes leading Fortune 500 Companies PepsiCo, Macy’s and Nations Credit.
Amy Vernetti, Managing Director
Amy joined Taylor Winfield via the 2005 acquisition of The Vernetti Group. Since 1992, Amy has been instrumental in building the management teams of companies including Jaspersoft, Digital Fountain, Voltage Security, Informative, Net6, Pavilion Technologies, Altra Energy Technologies, Prologic Systems, MyCFO and Think3.
Ann Zeichner, Managing Director
Ann brings to Taylor Winfield over twenty-five years of technology market experience building winning teams across the technology spectrum at service providers, hardware, and software firms.
Lynn Alderete, Vice President
Lynn Alderete joins Taylor Winfield from her San Diego based consulting company, Alderete & Associates, where she had been working with boutique executive search firms with a diverse set of high-tech clients. She has successfully placed executives including CEOs, other CXO positions and Vice Presidents in a variety of functional areas.
Lisa Griffith, Vice President
Lisa joins Taylor Winfield as a key member of the business development and talent acquisition team.
Leslie T. Lucks, Vice President
Leslie re-joined Taylor Winfield after seven years as a Principal at another boutique retained search firm. Her clients ranged from early stage venture backed companies to private equity firms and Fortune 500 corporations.
Judy Redeker, Vice President
Judy is a Taylor Winfield veteran of twenty one years. Her main role is identifying and executing the marketing and business development approach that distinguishes Taylor Winfield as the premier search firm in the industry.
Dora Rodriguez, Vice President
Since joining Taylor Winfield in 2006, Dora leads in the delivery of retained executive level searches in technology, media, telecommunications, clean-technology, and retail sectors.