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Our Team

Dain Syverson
President & Founder
Dain Syverson
President & Founder
dain@thesyversongroup.com 770.495.5997 5665 Atlanta Highway, Suite 102B – 335 Alpharetta, GA 30004

A Los Angeles native and now based in Atlanta, Dain is the President & Founder of The Syverson Group, LLC (TSG). He serves as the primary search executive engaging with clients in the Diagnostics, Medical Device, Medical Products, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Dental and Medical Distribution sectors. Dain’s clients include Fortune 500, high growth mid-cap, privately held, private equity group and venture capital-backed firms with focus on Board members; C level; Divisional President and General Management; Vice President and Director Level responsibilities.

Dain’s unique combination of recent business and relevant market experience, key relationships within the industry, ability to assess and attract interest of top executive talent and negotiate mutually acceptable terms & conditions for TSG clients and candidates is unrivaled in the talent acquisition industry.

Prior to founding TSG, Dain served as an Executive Vice President & Partner for over 10 years at a start up search firm where he served as an Officer of the company, led the organization into numerous new verticals, was personally consistently ranked in the Top 1% nationally, built a successful Retained Search offering and developed a reputation in the talent acquisition market for high integrity & authenticity, transparency, tireless work ethic and exceptional performance.

Prior to his talent acquisition start up experience, Dain’s corporate background consisted of over 13 years with Abbott Labs, Diagnostics Division inclusive of executive level responsibilities in General Management, Global & Tactical Marketing, Corporate Accounts, Sales & Sales Management and International Operations. During Dain’s corporate career, he was promoted to increased scopes of responsibility ten (10) times and relocated on seven (7) occasions throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to his medical career, Dain attended Oregon State University on a baseball scholarship, was drafted out of college and played professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization retiring after sustaining an injury in AAA Buffalo, NY.

Dain holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration & Finance from Oregon State University and has taken advanced courses at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Dain is active in coaching youth sports, various local ministries & charities and an avid outdoorsman and fitness participant. Dain has two daughters and resides in a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

Tim Brennan
Principal & Executive Recruiter
Tim Brennan
Principal & Executive Recruiter
tim@thesyversongroup.com 770.231.0351 5665 Atlanta Highway, Suite 102B – 335 Alpharetta, GA 30004

Before making a very successful transition into Talent Acquisition, Tim enjoyed a 34-year career in Information Technology and held Executive and Managerial positions with organizations including Andersen Consulting, Oracle, Amdahl, Cambridge Technology Partners, Control Data and Knowledgeware. In those capacities Tim hired and managed hundreds of technology professionals at all levels, which helped pave the way for his successful talent acquisition career which has spanned multiple markets with consistent performance excellence. Since 2002, Tim has placed technology professionals at all levels including CIO and President, Technology.

Tim is first and foremost a “relationship” person, and prides himself on his ability to forge enduring relationships with Clients and Candidates alike – an attribute which differentiates and pleases him in his current position. Tim is an energetic, passionate individual that enjoys “making people’s lives better; one relationship and one success story at a time.”

An ardent Atlanta Braves fan, Tim is also a movie and music aficionado, a published poet, an accomplished writer, a voice over artist and writes music and lyrics. He enjoys travel, and prefers warm weather destinations. Originally from Ohio – and proud of his Midwestern roots – Tim has also lived in Michigan, Illinois, California and Florida.

Tim’s favorite motivational quote – attributed to Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s is “none of us is as good as all of us!”

Stacy Chambers
Principal & Global Executive Recruiter
Stacy Chambers
Principal & Global Executive Recruiter
stacy@thesyversongroup.com 404.593.3869 5665 Atlanta Highway, Suite 102B – 335 Alpharetta, GA 30004

A Louisiana native and resident of Atlanta, Stacy joined The Syverson Group, LLC (TSG) in 2017 as an Sourcing Manager working collaboratively with TSG clients, candidates, and partners.

Prior to joining TSG, Stacy worked as a software engineer for a Fortune 500 Software company. Her background was primarily in Software Design and Implementation, Sales, Employee Training and Human Resources. She has been very successful in engaging with major clients in the industry and maintaining an impeccable reputation for transparency, results orientation and an extremely strong work ethic.

Stacy has developed a strong reputation in the executive search market as being a highly competent, creditable, positive person with an intense work ethic, high attention-to-detail, exemplary determination and strong interpersonal skills. These are but a few characteristics she received high regard for on numerous client and candidate performance and feedback sessions.

Stacy studied for three years on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet in New York City as a ballet and contemporary dancer. Stacy is a graduate of Louisiana State University and completed a double major in Sports Medicine and Business Administration. She was a four year athletic scholarship recipient as a collegiate swimmer. After graduating from LSU, Stacy travelled nationally as a principal dancer for First City Dance Theatre.

Stacy is an avid runner, fitness participant and sports enthusiast. With her time outside of work, she enjoys travelling and taking care of her three children.

Bill Childs
Managing Director
Bill Childs
Managing Director
bill@thesyversongroup.com 770.756.2256 5665 Atlanta Highway, Suite 102B – 335 Alpharetta, GA 30004

Bill is a proven 30 year global business leader with particular success in hiring, developing, coaching and mentoring employees. Bill was raised in Argentina, Egypt, India, Greece, Mexico, US and has had career assignments in Europe and Latin America. Bill is a Managing Director at The Syverson Group, LLC (TSG). Bill services global clients headquartered in North America and Europe by leveraging his broad international experience to collaborate in aligning business with talent. He serves as the primary search executive engaging with clients in the Diagnostics, Medical Device, Medical Products, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Dental and Medical Distribution sectors. Bill’s clients include Fortune 500, high growth mid-cap, privately held, private equity group and venture capital-backed firms with focus on General Management; Vice President and Director Level responsibilities.

In 21 years of progressive career experience at Abbott Diagnostics, Bill spent 10+ years at the Director and GM levels running Latin America & Canada Commercial Operations, Business Development in EMEA, and Global Sales Force Effectiveness for the Division. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bill held executive positions of VP Global Marketing and VP Commercial Operations, Americas. Bill brings proven skills for driving change management, optimizing organizational structure, achieving commercial excellence, and recruiting and retaining high performance teams. Bill puts the utmost importance on trust, integrity, and confidentiality in identifying and placing the highest caliber candidates for his clients.

Bill graduated from William and Mary with a BA in International Relations, and holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of International Management. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Bill’s interests include residential real estate (holds a GA license), cycling, tennis, and maintaining a single digit golf handicap. Bill resides in Atlanta and enjoys family time with his wife and daughter, who has a blossoming career in social media marketing at Coca-Cola.

Bill takes great care and pride in serving to build high value companies one talent at a time.

Chad Travers
Managing Director
Chad Travers
Managing Director
Chad@thesyversongroup.com 720.318.7271 5665 Atlanta Highway, Suite 102B – 335 Alpharetta, GA 30004

Over the course of a 20+ year career Chad has developed and executed Talent Acquisition strategies that help drive superior organizational performance in companies ranging from startups to multi-national conglomerates. He attributes the success he has had in his career to a foundation built on Trust and Delivery, an Unrelenting Pursuit until the job is completed and a focus on earning and keeping his partners’ trust with Candor and Authenticity.

Prior to joining TSG Chad was asked to Head up Talent and Growth at Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) by the CEO in order to help transform it from a start-up CLIA Lab Services company that was founded by renowned leaders in cancer genomics from Johns Hopkins (Luis Diaz, MD, and Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD) into a world-class Global Molecular Diagnostics company. When Chad joined PGDx, it was a 50-person organization with <$2M in Revenue. During his 3 years at PGDx, revenues increased to >$27MM, they raised over $120MM in Series B and structured debt, hired over 200+ employees with processes and systems to develop and manufacture Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) IVD products under GMP, and became the first ever Genomic IVD company to develop an FDA 510K cleared comprehensive genomic tumor profiling IVD test for clinical use and the first CE marked liquid biopsy genomic product capable of impacting cancer patients worldwide. Chad was responsible for driving the build out all functional areas of the company: R&D, Bioinformatics, Regulatory, Sales & Marketing, Pharma Partnering, Corporate Development, Service, HR, Translational Science, Manufacturing/Design Transfer, Program Management Office (PMO), Project Management, Statistics, Legal, Clinical Affairs, Purchasing, F&A.

Prior to joining PGDx over a 16 year period in Executive Search, he built several businesses in different verticals with clients in Information Technology, Health Sciences, Diagnostics and Medical Devices.  These clients included Fortune 500, high growth mid-cap, privately held, private equity group and venture capital-backed firms.  Over these 16 years, Chad was ranked in the Top 1% nationally in his field while successfully completing over 800 search engagements.

Chad brings a unique combination of recent business building expertise within novel technology sectors, key relationships within the industry from a 20+ year career, and an ability to attract and assess top global executive talent.

Prior to his medical career, Chad attended The University of Kansas where he received his Bachelors in Molecular Biology.  He conducted and completed research at the Higuchi Biosciences Center for Neurobiology and Immunology Research while working on Alzheimer and Alcoholism grants.  He was born and raised in Kansas, and so he is a lifetime fan of the “World Champion” Kansas City Chiefs and his alma mater Kansas Jayhawks.  He and his daughter Sophie currently reside in Las Vegas, NV, where they enjoy wake surfing at Lakes Powell, Mead and Havasu.

Bruce Osterhaus
Principal & Executive Recruiter
Bruce Osterhaus
Principal & Executive Recruiter
bruce@thesyversongroup.com 912.772.8691 5665 Atlanta Highway, Suite 102B – 335 Alpharetta, GA 30004

Originally from Dyersville, Iowa (Field of Dreams movie site), Bruce earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque. Bruce, his wife Traci, and their daughters relocated to the Atlanta metro area in 1997.

Bruce Osterhaus has been a highly valued HR/Talent Acquisition business partner, and is an Executive Recruiter at The Syverson Group, joining TSG in January, 2014.

Bruce has more than 25 years of Recruiting and Human Resources experience with Molnlycke Health Care, and The Ertl Company, Incorporated.

Bruce has recruited and hired hundreds of Employees in all Corporate functions and levels. His diverse sourcing techniques partnered with his exemplary interviewing and interpersonal skills allow him to gain keen insights on Candidates ensuring a mutually beneficial employment relationship. His highly successful efforts earned him significant recognition of an Award Trip to Puerto Rico, and Presidents Club induction.

Bruce is also certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Bruce is an avid fan of both the Iowa Hawkeyes and Dallas Cowboys, and enjoys fishing and socializing with friends.

Alysa Syverson
Head of Marketing & Administration
Alysa Syverson
Head of Marketing & Administration
alysa@thesyversongroup.com 678.206.7302 5665 Atlanta Highway, Suite 102B – 335 Alpharetta, GA 30004

Alysa was born in Chicago and currently resides in a Sarasota, Florida. Alysa joined The Syverson Group, LLC (TSG) in 2017 as TSG’s Head of Marketing & Administration. In this capacity, Alysa is responsible for identifying, developing, executing and measuring marketing programs and investments to better serve TSG’s clients and prospective candidates as well as assist with administrative requirements.
Prior to TSG, Alysa was employed by Modern Luxury with roles in classical, branding & digital marketing, social media, event planning, sales, business development, account management and finance. Alysa successfully engaged with diverse clients in healthcare, fashion, automotive, financial services, hospitality and other fortune 500 companies building and maintaining strong relationships based on trust, authenticity and respect as well as earned a reputation as a dedicated, high integrity, results oriented individual with an exceptional work ethic.

Alysa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Retailing and Business from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!); enjoys fitness & outdoor activities, creating custom jewelry as well as spending time with her family, friends and Bear (her black lab).