...and we finally got around to the press release!
Official Press Release: , a boutique talent advisory firm that serves the digital, retail, consumer, media and technology sectors, recently named to a dual role as chief operating officer and chief talent officer.
Ms. Harper is responsible for optimizing the firm’s retained search execution and business development efforts, with a focus on developing the team’s talent and subject matter expertise to support its clients’ goals. She is charged with bolstering business development efforts to grow revenue and scale the company. Ms. Harper will also be expected to expand the firm’s talent advisory offerings to include leadership assessment and development; talent and organization mapping; diversity and inclusion consulting; market insights; and onboarding, engagement and retention.
“I’m thrilled to get the band together again and have Le Anne on my leadership team,” said Wendy Doulton, founder of the firm. “I have seen her drive best practices around business execution, talent development and operational excellence at industry leading companies. Katalyst Group just completed our strongest year to date, and we’re excited about working with Le Anne to reach new heights.”
Ms. Harper previously ran recruiting, operations and talent for McDermott & Bull, a search firm that achieved 100 percent employee retention and 4X revenue growth during her tenure. Additional prior roles include executive director of global recruitment and inclusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she oversaw daily operations of the department, and various talent acquisition, human resources programs, and internship program leadership roles at Earth Tech (now AECOM) and DreamWorks SKG.
“It’s been 12 years since we worked together at DreamWorks and Earth Tech, and I’m excited to help take Katalyst group to the next level,” Ms. Harper said. “We’re a formidable team driven by complementary strengths and values. We’re proof that the ‘whole is greater than the sum of its parts,’ and I’m honored to support our iconic clients and their innovative work.”