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.
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.
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.
Dana resides near Smith Mountain Lake, VA and is a proven business leader with significant success in hiring, developing, coaching and mentoring employees over her 17+ year career which includes a balanced mix of government, international and entrepreneurial leadership roles. Dana has significant experience and specialized expertise in working with and developing meaningful, long term relationships with executive, high profile clients & candidates having worked in over 50 countries.
Dana joined TSG in 2021 as a Principal & Global Retained Executive Recruiter and is involved in and dedicated to researching and delivering exceptional candidates to assist TSG clients with optimum talent acquisition outcomes. Dana brings over 17 years of global experience to TSG clients and candidates with exceptional performance metrics across a broad spectrum of markets. Dana’s knowledge of the intricacies of talent engagement and her passion to help others arm her with a professional/personal balance in her approach that is the hallmark of successful talent identification, engagement and eventual TSG client success all while delivering exceptional experiences to all prospective candidates. Dana has earned a reputation as a dedicated, high integrity, high attention to detail, results oriented individual with an exceptional work ethic.
Dana is the proud mother of two sons; loves the outdoors and all outdoor activities (especially tent camping and roughing it in the wilderness…NOT); spending time on Smith Mountain Lake with her friends and family. She is an avid sports enthusiast as well as fitness is a big part of her life and she often competes in local running events.
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.
A N. California native and raised in the Sonoma wine country, Gianna relocated to Las Vegas in 2012 and loves the energy, uniqueness and diversity of Vegas! Gianna’s early career centered around the hospitality industry in multiple capacities including event planning, event management, catering operations and staffing management which led to Hospitality and Executive Recruitment where she was a consistent top performer and exceeded expectations at Goodwin Recruiting and Robert Half International search firm prior to joining TSG – The Syverson Group in 2021
Gianna brings to TSG clients and prospective candidates a vibrant, selfless personality, high energy, a genuine passion for excellence, unrivalled personal accountability and an incredible work ethic that is valued and appreciated by all that interact with and get to know her. Her talent acquisition role is focused on identifying and recruiting top talent at the all levels across all lines of business and all functional areas.
She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at UNLV in 2016 and translates that to her recruitment efforts in building lasting and trusting relationships with clients and candidates alike. She has engaged with a diverse portfolio in healthcare, finance, hospitality, IT, manufacturing, and engineering. Gianna is passionate about helping and connecting others and “finding the perfect piece to the puzzle” for both clients and candidates.
When Gianna’s not working, she enjoys global exploration and traveling; being outdoors; fitness related activities; watching Bay Area sports (Go Warriors, Giants, and Niners!); spending time with family, friends, and her fur baby Shih-Tzu, Ava. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, and Central America contributing to her appreciation of adventure, different cultures, and ways of life.
Alysa was born in Chicago and currently resides in Atlanta. Alysa joined The Syverson Group, LLC (TSG) in 2017 as TSG’s Head of Marketing & Administration before maintaining those responsibilities and also successfully transitioning into Executive Recruiting in 2019.
In her Marketing & Admin 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 on an as needed basis. She also is accountable for all TSG invoicing, payroll & 401k contributions.
In her Executive Recruiter capacity, Alysa is responsible for recruiting activities inclusive of prospective candidate identification, sourcing and qualification. Over her tenure in Executive Search, Alysa has been exceptionally successful having filled 100% of her assigned engagements with 100% retention rate and over 50% of her placements have received promotions within 18 mo. or less.
Alysa’s quickly and deservingly earned her reputation as an authentic & positive, energetic personality; high attention to detail; exceptional work ethic; great instincts and genuine care to go above and beyond expectations for TSG’s clients and candidates. Clients that have worked with her consistently ‘Ask for Alysa Again’ as part of TSG’s engagement!
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; as well as spending time with her family, friends and Bear (her black lab).
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!”
Originally from San Diego, Courtney currently resides in a Northwest suburb of Atlanta. Courtney’s Italian/Mexican heritage and upbringing give her a strong foundation of faith, family, friendships and of course fantastic food!
Courtney joined The Syverson Group, LLC (TSG) in early 2022 as a Principal & Global Retained Executive Recruiter and serves as the TSG Primary as well as is engaged in and dedicated to delivering exceptional candidates to assist TSG clients with optimum talent acquisition outcomes.
First and foremost, Courtney is an Achiever – she works relentlessly to deliver an exceptional experience and even better results to the TSG clients she serves. Prior to TSG, Courtney spent over 8 years in various global Talent Acquisition markets and industries primarily from the company / internal TA perspective. Courtney’s ability to dissect and understand the client’s needs and build relationships with top prospective candidates has allowed her to consistently exceed performance expectations and earn a top reputation with both clients, candidates and industry peers.
Prior to TSG and most recently, Courtney was the Manager of Talent Acquisition and HR at a Specialty Pharmacy company that required high level, niche placements in hard to fill locations across the United States. She successfully ran her own desk of executive or high-level placements while training, developing, and managing a Recruiting and HR team. Courtney’s experience and success in both corporate and third-party placement has given her first hand, direct knowledge of what it takes to understand a need and fill the role with the best candidate in a fast, efficient manner.
Courtney brings to TSG clients and prospective candidates a vibrant, selfless personality, high energy, a genuine passion for excellence, unrivalled personal accountability and an incredible work ethic that is valued and appreciated by all that interact with and get to know her.
Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her daughter. She is a health and fitness participant (competes in several fitness categories); passionate about wellness and enjoys helping others with their health journeys.
Kristin has been an Atlanta resident since 2000. She was born in Denver and relocated a number of times during her childhood living in Illinois, Wisconsin, Oregon, Frankfurt/Germany and Tennessee which have all contributed to her flexibility and adaptability, appreciation of different cultures and personalities as well as her love of international and US travel. Kristin’s known for her always present smile & positivity, high energy, kind heart, thoughtfulness and authenticity.
Kristin joined TSG – The Syverson Group in 2020 as a Principal & Executive Recruiter and is involved in and dedicated to researching and delivering exceptional candidates to assist TSG clients with optimum talent acquisition outcomes and exceptional performance metrics across a broad spectrum of positions and markets.
Kristin’s knowledge of the intricacies of talent engagement and her passion to ‘help others be successful’ arm her with a professional/personal balance in her approach that is the hallmark of successful talent identification, engagement, and eventual TSG client acquisition. Kristin is certified and an expert with TSG’s proprietary candidate database, bullion database research and other specialized search engines that allow for unique identification and access to top talent in TSG’s specialized market segments.
Prior to TSG and in addition to her success in executive search, Kristin invested over seven (7) years in Early Childhood Education initially as a Teacher and was promoted to Director of Education. Kristin proudly created a welcoming, collaborative, teaching environment for children, parents and faculty to comfortably develop a love of learning and for the world around them through her development of curriculum, events, onboarding, enrollment, and social media. Her prior career in Education allows Kristin to place an understanding and importance on the impact TSG makes for companies, careers, and personal lives.
Kristin graduated from University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) with a degree in Psychology. Kristin resides in the northern suburb of Atlanta with her husband, Chris, and their Yorkie fur-child, Lola.
She finds joy in singing & dancing; loves all things Disney; enjoys planning and decorating for events; places a huge importance on family time; has traveled Internationally extensively as an adult; is passionately involved in her church and other charitable activities & outdoor activities.