Stephen-Bradford Search Announces New President, Promotions of Senior Team Members


Stephen-Bradford Search Announces New President, Promotions of Senior Team Members

Linda Schaler takes over as firm president; Elyse Barbell named COO.

New York, NY – May 15, 2013 – Leading executive search firm Stephen-Bradford Search is pleased to announce the promotion of Managing Director Linda Schaler to President of the organization. Ms. Schaler, who worked with several prominent advertising agencies prior to joining Stephen Bradford in 2001, will continue to be responsible for leading the firm’s Advertising/Media and Marketing practices, as well.

“I am deeply humbled by the company’s decision to select me for this position,” said Schaler. “The firm has built a solid foundation based on the unwavering candidness, complete commitment, and positive results we provide to our clients. I am eager to build upon that foundation by further establishing Stephen-Bradford as one of the premiere executive search firms in the market.”

Several other members of the firm have also acquired new titles, including Elyse Barbell, who was named Chief Operating Officer. Barbell will also continue to uphold her role of managing Stephen-Bradford’s robust Non-Profits practice. Before entering the firm in 2012, she enjoyed notable success as Executive Director of the Literacy Assistance Center.

In addition, Senior Director Joan Segal has been promoted to Managing Director of Market Research, Shopper Marketing & Promotions. Nannette Willner and Susan Baron have also been promoted to Managing Director of the Beauty & Luxury Brands practice and Managing Director of Media & Emerging Technology, respectively.

“These changes could not have happened to a more deserving group,” said CEO Mitchell Berger. “As Stephen-Bradford continues to expand, the experience, credentials and networks of its team members will remain of vital importance to helping our clients find the right executive talent to build their organizations.”

About Stephen-Bradford Search

The global marketplace is changing and so is the way companies find their key leaders. Through a unique combination of passion and rigorous process, Stephen-Bradford Search is a recognized expert in assisting top companies in building their leadership team by identifying extraordinary talent that makes a difference. We help ambitious companies do more than fill positions. We help them fulfill their company’s vision for the future—one star talent at a time.