Penrhyn International

Consultants

Ann Zeichner

ann zeichner

  • Office: Taylor Winfield - Silicon Valley
  • Location: Menlo Park (CA), United States
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  • Fields: Business & Professional Services , Consumer Goods, Energy, Utilities & Mining, Retail / Wholesale, Technology, Telecommunication & Media

ABOUT

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.

An experienced C-level executive, Ann knows first-hand how team dynamics can make or break a company: she has lived both outcomes. Finding the right candidate means taking a deep dive into her client’s business: the industry, market position and company culture. She works tirelessly to recruit and place leaders with the character, passion and experience suited to each opportunity. Beyond functional needs, Ann excels at recognizing and matching behavioral traits that will prove successful and has expertise in building a balance of skill sets and personalities at all levels to optimize results within the organization.

Having the unique operating experience of directing sales and marketing for a large enterprise, running a company as the CEO, taking a company through an IPO, and selling several, Ann’s understanding of leadership and organizational structure propels her to be an invaluable asset to her clients as she applies that knowledge base to their recruiting needs. Ann has conducted assignments across a broad spectrum of industries, including gaming, online services, manufacturing and consumer products, spanning both publically-traded and privately-held companies.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Ann is based in Taylor Winfield’s Silicon Valley office. She has served on the advisory boards of several privately-held companies and on non-profit boards such as the Los Altos Educational Foundation and Entrepreneur’s Foundation. Ann currently co-chairs Annual Fund responsibilities for Woodside Priory School. She is also a member of Penrhyn International, upholding the best standards of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

Greg Longster

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Greg’s professional experience, dedication and passion for executive search has helped him quickly build a reputation for delivering excellence since opening of Davies Park’s Vancouver office in 2007. Greg brings a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to his role as Partner of our Vancouver office with an extensive background in strategic sales management, communications, and business development.

Prior to joining Davies Park, Greg spent 15 years in senior and executive management positions in the financial services industry, giving him firsthand experience in human resource management plus a unique understanding of organizations’ HR needs. Greg obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in Marketing and Finance from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Royal Roads University with a focus on Executive Management. He is a former Chair and current member of the Marketing Association for Credit Unions and a member of the BC Human Resource Management Association.

He is a competitive squash player and an active member of the Jericho Tennis Club.

Tony Kirschner

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Tony brings a comprehensive range of business, management, human resource and consulting experience to the firm’s Vancouver office. Tony first became active in executive search in 1988, when he was hired by a major U.S. recruitment firm out of Chicago. He lived and worked in the U.S. where he also completed his Ph.D. before returning to Canada in 2003. Prior to joining Davies Park, Tony held senior HR management positions with several B.C. health authorities, as well as with a North American environmental assessment company. He is an active member of the B.C. Human Resource Management Association and the Human Capital Institute.

Tony was raised in Vancouver but received his university education in the U.S. where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at DePaul University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tony spent time as a Professor in Maryland before returning to Vancouver and executive search. Tony enjoys the active west-coast lifestyle, spending his free time skiing, hiking, running and cycling with his family and three young sons.

He has participated in the cycling fundraiser Ride to Conquer Cancer five times and is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research.