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Lead5 Gives Executives 5 Ways to Elevate Their Careers

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Pursue Hidden Jobs First

The Lead5 Community – comprised of our members, research team, and proprietary AI – delivers hidden jobs faster, maximizing your universe of opportunities. See what our members are saying or browse recently closed positions.

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Network With Exclusive Hiring Contacts

We not only provide you with their information, we advise you on the best outreach strategy. Members receive a free consultation to perfect their approach.

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Exchange Thought Leadership

The Lead5 Executive Community allows you to contribute and learn about career strategies that work.

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Hone Your Executive Skillset

Connect with career experts and discover exclusive content to take the next step in your career.

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Connect With Peers

The Lead5 Community provides meaningful ways to connect to leaders who work inside and outside your function.

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  • 17 hours ago Lead5 commented on Chief Legal Officer at Thomson Reuters(ADR)
    Jun 6, 2023 - 11:58:01 AM EST
    "Jimma Elliott-Stevens is serving as Interim Chief Legal Officer while the company conducts an internal and external search for a Chief Legal..."
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    Jun 6, 2023 - 7:10:22 AM EST
    "Christopher Seidlich was appointed as CFO in April 2023."
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  • 22 hours ago A Lead5 member commented on Chief Financial Officer at Aehr Test Systems
    Jun 6, 2023 - 7:06:04 AM EST
    "Chris Siu is the Company?s Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance, and Secretary since June 1, 2023."
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    Jun 6, 2023 - 6:58:52 AM EST
    "Jones Kim was appointed as CFO in April 2023."
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    Jun 6, 2023 - 6:49:42 AM EST
    "Brian Schumm was appointed as CFO in May 2023."
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    Jun 6, 2023 - 6:32:35 AM EST
    "The departing executive had the Chief Accounting Officer title and Lead5 is not sure if the company will backfill the position as Controller..."
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    Jun 5, 2023 - 1:42:51 PM EST
    "Thomas S. Kim was appointed General Counsel at Gartner, Inc in April 2023."
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    Jun 5, 2023 - 3:31:56 AM EST
    "On May 24, 2023, the Board of Directors of VerifyMe, Inc. appointed Mr. Adam Stedham, who joined the Board of VerifyMe in April 2022, to ser..."
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  • 2 days ago Lead5 commented on President & Chief Executive Officer at Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc.
    Jun 5, 2023 - 2:11:07 AM EST
    "Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc., has reported that Dr. Dayno accepted his permanent appointment as President and CEO of the company."
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The Team

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Josh Wimberley

Co-Founder & CEO

Josh serves as CEO of Lead5. In Josh's previous role as Head of the Financial Officer Practice in North America for Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), he focused on recruiting CFOs across multiple industry sectors. Josh's 20 years in traditional executive search makes him uniquely equipped to understand and address the pain points associated with the executive job search process.

Josh had a distinguished career with Korn/Ferry as he was the youngest partner in the firm at the time of his promotion and one of the youngest practice leaders in the firm's history. In addition, he has been quoted on various leadership and succession topics in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and CFO Magazine.

Josh left Korn/Ferry in 2013 with a vision of creating an online exchange, empowering candidates with intel and transparency on the executive search process.

Josh received his bachelor's degree in management, magna cum laude, from Baylor University.

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Mike Russ

Co-Founder & COO

Mike is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Lead5. His responsibilities as COO include operations, search, business development, and partnership marketing.

Mike comes to Lead5 from Ivie & Associates, a marketing communications firm where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations, leading two business units for the company. During his tenure, he successfully developed and implemented operational solutions both domestically and internationally.

Mike holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Mike is motivated by a philosophy that focuses on growing profit through improved business processes, stronger analytics, and team development.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Finance and Operations from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Lead5 Advisory Board

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Bob Collins - Chairman

Founder and CEO, Robert Collins Group
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James Mendelsohn

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Revenue Officer at Breakout Capital Finance
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Brennan Murray

Partner, Talent at Cressey & Company
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Dave Justus

Chief Financial Officer, Kareo
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Jeremy Fudge

Managing Partner at Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP

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