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Meet the MB-SC&C Team

Mark Van Der Walde

markVP, Managing Director,
Executive & Technical Search

mvdwalde@stewartcoopercoon.com
480-404-6256

Mark brings 25+ years of retained executive and technical search, corporate human resources, and talent management services to the MB-SC&C team. Mark’s has a proven track record of addressing all of a company’s human capital recruiting needs, these include: single assignment, technical, executive- or director-level positions, multi-position, large-scale recruiting projects for venture capital-backed start-ups, to senior fulfillment for multinational conglomerates. His focus on quality deliverables, coupled with his understanding of key market trends, consistently produces results that positively impact the growth and success of his clients.

Mark began his search career with two of the top ten executive search firms in North America, Richards Consultants, and Spencer Stuart. Mark has worked with both multinational companies and the venture capital community across a diverse range of industries, including Microelectronics- RF/Power Electronics, MEMS/Nanotechnology, Life Sciences Industries, Telecommunications, Industrial Manufacturing and Alternative Energy. Mark is one of the early adopters of (RPO) Recruiting Process Outsourcing & outsourcing of Executive Search & Talent Management/Corporate Recruiting, working with multiple companies at any given time.

His experience spans all functional disciplines and professional levels. Additionally, Mark served as Head of Talent Management including the Executive search function for startup, emerging/established high-growth firms including: Acambis, Alpha Industries, Analog Devices, Comverse Technology, Genzyme Corporation, Knowles Corporation, Microwave Radio Communications, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Signal Technology Corporation, Vectron International, Vesper MEMS, and Vestas Wind Energy.

Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Organizational Development, both from Suffolk University, supported by a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and a majority of course work completed for a Masters in Clinical Social work.

 

 

Fred Coon

Fred Coon Founder, Chairman, and CEO
fcoon@stewartcoopercoon.com
480-245-5904

Fred Coon is Chief Executive Officer of Stewart, Cooper & Coon. He started SC&C as an executive recruiter and grew the company into five divisions. He is quoted in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Success Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other major national publications, and appears on affiliate stations of ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on the job and employment market. His SC&C Career Advice Blog has over 5,000 monthly subscribers worldwide.

Fred was on the senior team of two different companies, in two different industries, achieving multiple listings in Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing companies in America. One of those companies was in the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States and number 31 on the 1986 Inc. Magazine’s 100 List and number 54 on the 1987 Inc. Magazine 100 List, as well as first in profitability among all of the listed companies in both years.

He is a Licensed Employment Agent, a Nationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, a Behavioral Consultant and a Certified Disc Administrator. Mr. Coon is a member of the Workforce Business Intelligence Board.

He is a best-selling author of career books. His first, Ready Aim Hired, was used as one of the textbooks for the Strategic Career Management course at the Daniels College of Business Graduate School, University of Denver.  He was also the first appointed Virtual Executive Mentor for Graduate and Undergraduate students at Daniels, as well.

His best-selling book, Leveraging LinkedIn For Job Search Success has over 54,000 copies in the marketplace. Mr. Coon is a contributing author to the book, Business Model You, by Tim Clark, which is currently printed in seven languages. His latest book is, Hire The EQ, Not The IQ, which focuses on hiring the right “fit” for any given job using behavioral interviewing tactics that he and his co-author, Ron Venckus, spent 10 years researching and perfecting.

He was selected to teach the General Officer Transition Workshop, as a subcontractor under Flatter, Inc. He lectures and conducts hand-on workshops throughout United States for universities, educational, professional, business and management conferences.

On a personal note, he is also a well-known 5-string Appalachian claw-hammer style banjo player with concert performances in Ireland, Scotland, England, Australia, and throughout the United States, with media appearances on local, regional, and international radio and television programs, both in the U.S. and overseas, for over six decades.


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