He recruits talent for private equity-backed companies, the Fortune 1000, closely held enterprises and mission-driven organizations. With over 20 years of experience in retained executive search, Renato develops and executes strategies for high-profile searches from the vice president through to the CEO and board director-levels.

Previously, Renato served as a senior director with Cook Associates’ technology and board services practices. His earlier search industry experience includes roles with Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds Associates.

Renato received an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He enjoys international travel and experiencing new cultures.

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 "Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

​Vince Lombardi

Renato T. Amador

Renato specializes in recruiting transformational technology and HR executives. Clients value his nuanced approach to assessing candidates and identifying leaders with hybrid functional experience.

He conducts cross-industry searches for senior technology and technical executives such as CIOs, CTOs and VPs of engineering and product management. In addition, he recruits technology leaders with expertise in the fields of analytics, big data, data science, digital marketing, Internet of Things (IoT) and professional services. Renato is also an active member of OverNorth's HR practice and recruits senior talent acquisition and human resources executives.

Jane Beatty

Jane's practice focuses on senior general management, human resources, operations, and supply chain management. She developed her search expertise at Ray & Berndtson (now Odgers Berndtson), a global executive search firm.

During her 20 years in executive search, Jane has developed a reputation for listening to the client and consistently presenting culturally on-target, top-caliber candidates. She has a proven track record of performing exemplary search work, validated through her ongoing repeat business with long-term clients. Her blend of senior executive search and management experience, with both public and private companies, serves her especially well as she digs to uncover clients' expectations and candidates' motivations.

David Hansen

With over 19 years of experience in senior-level executive search in the manufacturing, private equity and business services sectors, David’s expertise is in identifying and recruiting difference-making executives for his client companies.

The majority of David’s previous search experience was with A.T. Kearney Executive Search, where he served in the firm’s industrial markets practice.  In that capacity he forged strong consultative relationships with clients in the manufacturing and business services sectors. David has also held leadership roles in executive recruiting for a leading Chicago-based private equity firm and a publicly-held management consulting firm.

Kristina Greenhalgh

As a consultant with OverNorth, Kristina leads candidate research, business intelligence, and knowledge management activities. She supports the partners with search execution and participates in business development efforts. She takes pride in identifying and recruiting high-caliber, exceptional leaders to meet and exceed clients' needs.

Kristina entered executive search in 2013 after managing her own recruiting business. Her previous experience includes positions within the global logistics and automotive industries. 

Originally from Utena, Lithuania, she emigrated from her home country to the U.S. in 2010

after earning a BA in Lithuanian Philology and Literature and an MBA from Vilnius University, among the oldest and most respected universities in Europe.

Kristina speaks three languages fluently and enjoys a good book, running, dancing, and visiting the great state of Wisconsin.

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Jane's pre-search experience includes 16 years of general management, sales, and operations experience in the logistics and transportation industries. She held general manager and sales director positions at Burlington Northern Railroad. Previously, she was vice president of sales and operations of a national motor carrier.

Jane has a BA in Business Administration from Coe College. She relaxes with a good book, a fast walk, or a stint at the piano.
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Prior to his career in retained search, David worked in advertising and business services.  He led his own consulting business where he helped a major utility move to a deregulated marketplace.  David is very active in his community, having served on the Athletic Board for Alphonsus Academy and coached many of his sons’ soccer, basketball, and baseball teams.

David earned his AB degree from The University of Michigan.  He also holds an MBA from Miami University.  David and his wife and three sons live in Chicago. When he is not working, he enjoys running, playing basketball, and reading.

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 Meet the individuals who make OverNorth work:

Catalina Flores 

Catalina coordinates marketing, research, and administrative activities for the OverNorth team. Her numerous responsibilities include developing marketing materials and coordinating client and candidate communication.

Originally from the south of Chile, Catalina attained a BA in Communications (Cum Laude) at Universidad Alberto Hurtado. While in Santiago, she worked as a political journalist for the oldest newspaper in the Spanish language. She also collaborated with politicians in communications consulting and served as an editorial assistant and copy editor for one of the largest newspapers in the country. 

After completing her degree, Catalina moved to Chicago and worked for one of the biggest Spanish language book distributors in the U.S. and styled TV personalities and VIP guests in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.