FERGUSON PARTNERS ANNOUNCES LINDA J. ISAACSON AS MANAGING DIRECTOR AND GLOBAL HEAD OF FIRM’S NEW INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PRACTICE
NEW YORK, NY – September 23, 2019 – Ferguson Partners is pleased to announce Linda J. Isaacson as the firm’s Managing Director and Global Head of Innovation and Technology. Isaacson, a veteran in the real estate and PropTech industries, will look to empower clients to create innovative cultures that embrace digitization and creativity through Big Data, PropTech, FinTech, ConTech and AI, among other emerging technologies and venture capital opportunities. Leading Ferguson Partners’ recruitment of next generation, tech-savvy leaders, she will identify and place board and C-suite roles including Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Data Officers and other talented executives to further innovation within their organizations and meet the demands of the technology-powered global economy.
“As the pace of technological innovation accelerates, Linda is uniquely qualified to guide the new Ferguson Partners Innovation and Technology practice and position our global clients to thrive,” said William J. Ferguson, Chairman and CEO, Ferguson Partners.
Isaacson sees data as a strategic asset and the need to approach emerging technologies as a strategic imperative. She was an early supporter of the PropTech sector and understands future trends at the intersection of real estate and technology, such as the demand for AI and predictive data analytic strategies. Additionally, she recognizes the need for global firms to align these technologies and processes with dynamic leadership to embed company-wide cultures of innovation and digital solutions that drive growth, increase operational efficiencies and mitigate risk.
“Linda will be instrumental in launching our global Innovation and Technology practice. She will lead the executive search efforts for the practice and work closely with our Executive Compensation, Leadership Consulting and Management Consulting advisory groups to offer our clients a comprehensive approach to prosper in a competitive global market,” said Gemma Burgess, President, U.S. Search, Ferguson Partners.
“Working with organizations to embrace innovation and technology will transform corporate culture for long- term growth,” said Isaacson. “Board and C-suite leadership will play a vital role in guiding their firms toward successful digital transformation. There is a demand for disruptive thinkers in the C-suite. Forward-thinking digital and innovation strategies are more critical than ever to compete in a globally connected, data-driven world.”
Isaacson’s prior role in executive management for a Fortune 500 company focused on driving revenue growth through predictive analytics and technological initiatives. Isaacson serves as Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council and as a Board Member for CREtech, a platform for thought leaders in the commercial real estate tech sector, among other industry organizations. She holds a Master of Education from Boston University, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education in “Advanced Analytics: From Data to Insights.”
About Ferguson Partners
Ferguson Partners conducts hundreds of searches globally each year for C-suite executives and other senior business leaders, as well as Board of Director positions. Ferguson Partners also offers a full range of leadership services including CEO and senior executive succession planning, leadership assessment and coaching and team effectiveness. FPL Associates (FPL), a sister company of Ferguson Partners, provides a range of compensation consulting services to private and public real estate companies, performing more than 200 projects each year. FPL also provides organizational, financial and strategic consulting, bringing a wealth of industry and category-specific expertise to a broad range of projects. The work of Ferguson Partners and FPL is supported by an active survey practice that conducts more than 20 real estate industry focused reports annually. Ferguson Partners and FPL serve clients across the globe in the real estate, hospitality and leisure, senior housing, infrastructure, engineering and construction and healthcare service sectors, bringing a wealth of industry and category-specific expertise to a broad range of projects.
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