The birthplace of our nation, Boston has historically been at the forefront of disrupting the norm. From the American Revolution to the creation of the country’s first public education system, from inventing the first underground transit system to its business’ continual rank at #1 for environmental sustainability, Boston continues to push the envelope in biotechnology, finance and fintech, professional services and information technology. Home to a myriad of higher education institutes with top-notch science and technology programs, most notably, Harvard and MIT, today’s Boston is the sixth largest intellectual, technological, and political hub in the United States.
The Greater Boston metro area consists of Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Providence, Quincy, and Worcester; each with a culture and feel all its own. Affectionately dubbed ‘bean town’, Boston’s city proper spans almost 50 square miles. However, in typical Bostonian disruptor fashion, many startups now plant their roots on the Cape Cod peninsula, or ‘Silicon Sandbar’, just outside the city limits. As its higher education universities continue to churn out class after class of bright and innovative young thinkers, new businesses continue to crop up. The future has never shown brighter.
Boston has long-been thought of as a city rich with determined problem-solvers—today, people who fuse technology and science to improve the health and wellness outlook for individuals across the globe. The question for Boston’s future will lie in its ability to keep its young, talented students and leaders as they make their way through the New England educational system. With pulls from both the west coast startup culture and east coast finance and investment opportunities, attracting, engaging and retaining will be the biggest struggle for every company in the Boston ecosystem, whether startup or Fortune 100.
Hometown of our Founder Valerie Frederickson’s husband, Boston (and the Red Sox) continue to hold a special place in their lives. The business ecosystem is no stranger to us either, having completed a full spectrum of strategic HR consulting and executive search projects for biotechnology companies that include Roche, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, and Boston Scientific. Whether you’re looking for HR business partners as your reorganize your People function to better support your business units, compensation consulting to ensure all your ducks are in a row, HR expertise to plan out employee and cultural integration for a recent acquisition, or an experienced Senior Vice President of HR or Chief HR Officer to drive transformation and change management in your People or Talent organizations, we know the global HR market better than every other firm.