BSG Team Ventures Successfully Completes Chief Marketing Officer Search for OnCourse Learning



We are delighted to announce our placement of Maia Tihista as the Chief Marketing Officer at OnCourse Learning. As a key member of the executive team, Maia’s focus will be on the cohesive marketing campaigns surrounding OnCourse Learning’s many offerings. Contributing both to the strategic plan and the operational execution, she will enable her team to best connect with business and individual clients alike.

Maia comes to OnCourse Learning with over 20 years of experience in B2C and B2B marketing, working for Fortune 100 firms as well as start-ups. Her demonstrated expertise in marketing communications, product marketing and product management, and her ability to develop impactful products and programs that drive revenue will be of great benefit to OnCourse Learning. Maia is a strong communicator with extensive experience in developing processes and programs for effectively tracking a program’s success.

About OnCourse Learning:

For more than 40 years, OnCourse Learning has been delivering continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training. Top companies and millions of professionals nationwide know OnCourse Learning by their premier brands in regulated industries, including, ProSchools, TrainingPro, and AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training). Consolidated as OnCourse Learning, the nation’s best-in-class brands are brought together in a multi-disciplinary education solution to enhance professions, guide career paths, and start new careers.



Vice President, Consulting & Business Development



For close to 15 years, our Boston-based client has been successfully advising retailers on how to increase same-store revenue. They have developed proven methodologies to capture retail sales productivity and have complementary training modules for implementing programs to realize these identified revenue opportunities. Our client is at an inflection point in their development cycle. In order to realize the full potential of their services, they are expanding their professional team starting with the role of Vice President, Consulting & Business Development. We have been retained to identify, evaluate and recruit a strategically focused business builder to this position.


Divisional President ≈ $60M Manufacturing Company in the Midwest


Compensation Highlights:

The data below was aggregated from conversations we had with manufacturing leaders who led engineering centric manufacturing businesses. Our search focused exclusively on the Midwest and enterprises whose sales were less than $100M.




Opportunity Overview

Executive Chair


The Company

“The foodie’s Google …” Xconomy article, 2013

Yummly is curating the cooking experience built on big data for food. In a few short years Yummly has grown to over 15 million monthly unique web visitors and the #1 global recipe app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows. Yummly is an Apple “Essential” app – a designation given to the top ~100 apps. Yummly has also won Webby, Davey and W3 awards and has been nominated as Best Overall App by Google.

Founded in 2009, Yummly is based in Redwood City, CA.


BSG Team Ventures successfully completes Executive Vice President of Sales search for InCrowd



We’re pleased to announce that BSG has completed the search for our client InCrowd and secured Mr. Matthew Polletta for the Executive Vice President of Sales position:

InCrowd Names Seasoned Sales Veteran To Drive Expansion

InCrowd enables market researchers across the life sciences industry to get physician insights faster, easier and more accurately with real time market research.

For more on InCrowd.

For a list of our other current searches on which we’re retained, feel free to peruse.

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Head of Adaptive Solutions


Reporting directly to the SVP & GM, Learning Solutions, the Head of Adaptive Solutions will be responsible for the strategy, development and commercial success of Elsevier Education’s suite of adaptive online courses.


BSG Team Ventures successfully completes President Search for Sound Seal, IAC Acoustics Division



We’re pleased to announce that BSG Team Ventures has completed the search for our client Sound Seal’s IAC Division and secured for President Mr. David Smith.

Click here for more on Dave’s background and Sound Seal.

BSG Team Ventures was founded in 1997 as Boston Search Group and rebranded in 2008. A retained executive search firm focused on recruiting leaders for rapidly changing environments, BSG serves a wide range of clients including public corporations and not-for-profit organizations. However, the greatest concentration of BSG’s work is with private equity firms and their portfolio companies to expand or upgrade management, and with venture capital firms and entrepreneurs to build teams for early-stage businesses.

Over the past 20 years, BSG principals – working from offices in Boston, San Francisco, and London – have completed more than 500 assignments for board directors, C-level executives, and VPs in every major functional area.

For other current searches on which we’re retained, feel free to click here.

For other recent searches we have completed, browse here.

“Trumponomics”—7 minutes of Economic Predictions for 2017

Trumponomics 2017 Economic Forecast, courtesy of BSG

Trumponomics 2017 Economic Forecast, courtesy of BSG

Here are 7 minutes of predictions for 2017—key macroeconomic insights from noted global economist Dr Allen Sinai to help power your business in the New Year.

It is our holiday card to the BSG Team Ventures ecosystem of executives, private equity investors, and our professional advisory peer network of law firms, investment banks, and management consultants.

This is the whiteboard animated highlights reel from our annual private equity dinner held each November where we invite noted global economist Dr. Allen Sinai to speak about what lies in store for the year ahead.

This year was unique in that Allen spoke to the group about a week after the surprise 2016 presidential election, and the likely effects of a Trump administration on the economy.

Enjoy. Please feel free to forward to others who also may benefit.

Best wishes to all for a prosperous, healthy and happy New Year.

BSG Team Ventures successfully completes Chief Executive Officer search for TriLumina

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We’re pleased to announce that BSG has completed the search for our client TriLumina and secured Mr. Brian Wong for Chief Executive Officer. More on Brian’s background below:

TriLumina is a pioneer in solid state LiDAR and ADAS for the automotive industry and its push toward autonomous vehicle safety. For more on TriLumina, see:

With over 30 years’ experience in optical, semiconductor, and energy storage segments for automotive, aerospace, and consumer customers, Mr. Wong’s background dovetails well with TriLumina’s technology and target markets. In previous CEO roles, he has introduced complex technologies into high volume production for mission critical applications, formed strategic partnerships with over a dozen international companies, and raised significant equity financing. Most recently, Mr. Wong was CEO of Enevate Corp, a Silicon-Anode based Li-Ion battery company.

2017 Economic Forecast: Global Economist Dr. Allen Sinai


Top Takeaways – A look ahead to 2017 by Susan Hawkins

Dr. Allen Sinai– 2017 Economic Forecast

Our firm, BSG Team Ventures, recently hosted a dinner and briefing session with Dr. Allen Sinai, noted economist and CEO of Decision Economics, a global economics consulting firm. They have advised multiple facets of the U.S. Government including past Presidential Administrations, House and Senate Committees. The timing of this event, only 9 days after the US Presidential election, proved highly relevant as business leaders are focused on the policy implications of the new administration.

Here are some of his key observations:


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