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What We Do

Alchemy Search Partners, Inc. is an employee owned company founded in October of 2001. The company employs only highly experienced search professionals who hold the highest standards of our profession and believe in delivering the best quality service to our candidates and clients. We recognize that it is important to provide services necessary to ensure your human capital requirements are covered whether it is an interim executive need or a key full time regular staff member.

Contact any search professional to get answers to questions on how to find your next job or how to hire the best candidate. Our goal is to build relationships that will allow us to be a resource to you now and in the future.

Alchemy Advisory Board:

Anup Singh
Chief Financial Officer
Clearwell Systems, Inc.
Kevin Iudicello
Managing Director
Pagemill Partners

Robert Tuvell
Armanino McKenna

Carol Greenberg - Senior Director

Carol Greenberg specializes in identifying Finance and Accounting talent in Silicon Valley. She comes to Alchemy Search Partners with 15 years of recruiting/financial analyst/public accounting experience. Ms. Greenberg, a CPA, was a manager with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Chicago, heading up the Budget and Expense Division and the Management Consulting divisions, respectively. Prior to that, Carol was an auditor for Arthur Andersen in Chicago, specializing in manufacturing, health-care, non-profits, retail and real estate.

Ms. Greenberg holds a BS in Accounting from Villanova University. Because of Carol's well rounded business background, she has a proven record of understanding the technical needs of the client as well as the skills of the candidate, making the hiring process a positive and successful experience for both parties.

Michael Inserra – Partner

Michael started his recruiting career in 1995 with a national search firm specializing in candidate and client placement in the fields of finance and accounting. Michael was the firms' National Rookie of the Year and a perpetual top National Producer. Michael has substantial interface with clients in Software, Bio-Technology, Professional Services, and Technology Manufacturing based industries.

Prior to 1995, Michael was an investment analyst and capital recruiter with Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns; as well as a Malcolm Baldridge Award winner for outstanding customer service with the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. Michael brings a broad based career, life, and organizational counseling background that brings value to clients and candidates. Michael is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Jane Johnson – Operations Manager

With more than 10 years of technical and administrative support experience in a variety of industries Jane is responsible for all operational activities of the firm.

Her role allows directors and partners the ability to concentrate on supporting clients and candidates. Jane has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Bryon McDougall – Partner 

Bryon has been in the search industry since 1992 working for both large public companies and regional search firms. He has held the positions of Recruiter, Team Leader, Branch Manager and Area Vice President. Bryon has considerable experience working with publicly traded and privately held firms in the high-tech, bioscience, real estate and financial/professional service industries specializing in the areas of finance and accounting.

As a Certified Public Accountant, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from California State University Chico, Bryon has worked in both public accounting and in private industry. This background combined with his experience in recruiting makes him eminently qualified to assist companies with even the most complex job requirements.

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