About Us

Rory E. Verrett

Managing Partner

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Howard University, a former leader in the diversity and public affairs practices of two global executive search firms (Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds Associates), the first-ever head of talent management at the National Football League, and host of Protégé Podcast, an award-winning podcast on career success, Rory has 20 years of experience recruiting, developing, and mentoring high performing executives from diverse backgrounds. A nationally-recognized thought leader on diversity, leadership, and career success, Rory has been featured in Fortune magazine, The New York Times, and as a keynote speaker/panelist at Harvard, Stanford, and Duke universities. When he’s not providing exceptional client service, Rory loves spending time with his family and playing golf.

Jin N. Liu

Principal

Jin N. Liu has over 15 years of experience as a dynamic human resources leader in the media, entertainment, and biotech sectors. She has led an HR department for a multi-site global enterprise and has served as a trusted human capital advisor to startup CEOs. Jin is especially adept at managing full cycle talent acquisition and assessing the impact of culture on employee engagement and productivity. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. from Southern Methodist University. When she’s not providing exceptional client advice, Jin enjoys spending time with her family and running marathons.

Sheena Simmons

Director

A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and graduate of Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Michigan State University, Sheena has over 10 years experience in Health and Science Education, Research, and Evaluation. She holds degrees in Health Education, Physiology, and Microbiology, with special interest in health equity and social determinants of health. In her role as Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she studied and consulted the disease prevention efforts of academic and community health organizations, state and local health departments, and clinical training centers, nationally. Prior to that, she conducted health research and evaluation through Emory University, and taught secondary science and math through Teach for America, before joining the agency’s interview and hiring team. When she’s not providing exceptional client support, Sheena enjoys traveling and engaging in community service projects with her family.

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