BSG Team Ventures, a leader in executive search for the past 18 years, has announced the hiring of Todd Hand as Managing Director of its Education Practice. In this role he will work closely with company co-founder and Managing Partner Ralph Protsik.
Currently Todd manages TalentBench, the firm’s division that focuses on mid-level executive search. Previously he built management teams for Idealab, a creator and operator of technology companies. He moved there from the Yankee Group, the global technology market research firm, where he headed up talent acquisition. In his spare time he serves on the board of directors of the Coronado Ventures Forum, an organization focused on educating and connecting entrepreneurs with private equity financing, and is a guest writer for NetworkWorld. He is a graduate of Penn State and attended the Babson MBA program before leaving early to start his own company. He is also a two-time Ironman finisher.
Commented Ralph, “I’ve known Todd for more than 20 years (we started in recruiting together at MRI) and regard him as one of the best recruiters (and judges of talent) in our industry. Together we look forward to building on BSG’s reputation as the preeminent boutique firm in the Education arena.”
About BSG Team Ventures Education Practice
For almost two decades BSG Team Ventures has been an active participant in the growth of the Education industry, with a track record that includes more than 250 senior-level searches for companies big and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, at the VP level and above. Many have been with private equity partners.
Its industry expertise comprises the full spectrum of education markets--K-12, postsecondary, corporate, and consumer--and products and services that include distance learning, SES and EMO, administrative and curricular technology solutions, assessment, teacher professional development, for-profit college education, and corporate training. Clients have gone public, merged, been acquired, raised and invested capital, grown through acquisition, and, with most, thrived under strong leadership.
BSG's commitment to the industry also goes beyond executive search. As sponsor and panelist for such industry events as the GSV Summit, Capital Roundtable’s Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies; APSCU's Education Industry Finance and Investment Institute and Senior Executive Management Seminar; and the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit, BSG has remained persistent in its belief that competence as a service provider begins with knowledge of an industry's people, companies, niches, and trends.