Boyden’s Leadership Series Features Yahoo’s Sandy Gould
- Head of global talent at Silicon Valley pioneer outlines differentiators in
recruiting success and winning with human capital -
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 4, 2013
Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue
of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with Sandy
Gould, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition and Development at
In the interview, Mr. Gould discusses the attraction to Yahoo, the company’s
recent recruitment success, lessons from Disney, how his rabbinical training
helps his listening, the advantages of working with executive search firms and
moving into the era of talent development.
“Sandy’s mission to maximize Yahoo’s talent and people development has played
an important role in optimizing the future,” said Trina Gordon, President and
CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “His dedication to recruiting the best
management and building a premier cultural experience will bring great
benefits internally and externally to the company.”
“Sandy is ‘best in class’ in recruiting and development of teams,” said Dan
Grassi, Managing Partner of Boyden Atlanta. “Silicon Valley and the technology
sector are the most competitive spaces in the world, and in less than a year
he’s made amazing inroads in attracting the right people and creating the
right onboarding programs.”
Mr. Gould has more than 20 years of experience leading global recruitment and
talent for well-known brands across technology, media and financial services.
He joined Yahoo from Disney/ABC Television Group, where he was responsible for
global recruitment, executive coaching, organizational and talent development
initiatives, and recruiting strategies for the $6 billion media business. He
has held leadership positions in recruiting, talent strategy and development
for companies including Linden Labs/Second Life, RealNetworks Inc., and
Washington Mutual Bank.
The full interview with Mr. Gould is available at www.boyden.com.
Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Paolo
Cornetta, Senior Executive VP and Group Head of Human Resources of UniCredit
SpA; Dr. Claus Hipp, Chairman of Hipp Holding AG; Dean Carter, Chief Human
Resources Officer of Sears Holdings; Paul Yanover, President of Fandango;
Harald Norvik, a Director of ConocoPhillips and former CEO of Statoil; Stephan
Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini SpA; Luís Mira Amaral,
CEO of Banco BIC Português; Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of
Shutterfly Inc.; Jaime Rivera, CEO of Bladex; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of
Statoil; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David
Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former
presidential advisor; Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at
the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor;
and James E. Lillie, CEO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on Boyden’s
About the Series
The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the
views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership,
management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with
heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further
growth and the exchange of ideas.
About Boyden World Corporation
Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65
offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high
level executive search, interim management and human capital consulting across
a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s
website at www.boyden.com.
Dan Margolis, +1 (213) 452-6472
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