David Hansen

With over 18 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.  His focus has been on vice president to C-level leaders, where he has helped his clients acquire talent that have allowed them to grow, enter new markets, and increase profits.

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.

Renato is also an active member of OverNorth's HR practice and recruits Senior Talent Acquisition and Human Resources executives. Renato has placed senior level talent for high-growth venture capital / private equity-backed companies, the Fortune 1000 and closely-held enterprises.  With nearly 20 years of experience in retained executive search, Renato has developed and executed strategies on 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. He started his career as an International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commerce Department.

Renato received an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a tenacious long distance runner who can often be found training for his next marathon along the Chicago lakefront. He also enjoys international travel and experiencing new cultures.

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Renato T. Amador

Renato possesses extensive experience in recruiting transformational technology and human resources executives.  He works with companies spanning the business & professional services, communications, digital, e-commerce, consumer, retail and software sectors.

He has recruited senior executives with expertise in the fields of analytics, big data, cloud technologies / SaaS, data science, digital marketing, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility solutions and professional services. His expertise also includes cross industry functional searches for senior information technology and technical executives such as CIOs, CTOs and VPs of Engineering and Product Management.

Kristina Greenhalgh

As a consultant with OverNorth, Kristina leads the firm’s research, business intelligence, and knowledge management activities. Additionally, she supports the Partners with search execution and participates in business development efforts.

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.

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Catalina Flores 

Catalina coordinates marketing, research, and administrative activities for the OverNorth team.  Her numerous responsibilities include guiding OverNorth’s social media.

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

After completing her degree, Catalina moved to Chicago and worked in social media for the biggest Spanish language book distributor in the U.S.  Later, Catalina styled TV personalities, VIP guests and celebrities in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Jane Beatty

Jane's practice focuses on senior general management, human resources, operations, supply chain management, and environmental engineering.  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.

Michelle Nachay 

Michelle began her administrative career more than 15 years ago in the human resources department of the Chicago Housing Authority. It was there that she honed her skills in HR, customer service, administration, and office management. Michelle has a varied background in public housing, education, information technology, legal, marketing, and insurance. 

With an upbeat and conscientious attitude, today you will find Michelle coordinating everything from interviews to travel to accounting, all while ensuring a smooth process for everyone involved – candidates, clients, and the OverNorth team. Wearing multiple hats, along with meeting new and interesting people and keeping her colleagues in line, makes each day at OverNorth unique and gratifying.

A Chicago native, Michelle enjoys spending time with her four-legged companion and trips to her favorite theme park in Florida.

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

​Vince Lombardi

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 served as general manager of a joint venture between Burlington Northern Railroad and Santa Fe Railway. 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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His experience on the client side has given David insight into the priorities and concerns of companies going through the retained search process.  David’s clients appreciate his strong professionalism, his commitment to solving their recruiting challenges, and his discernment in assessing executive talent.

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 BA degree from The University of Michigan.  He also holds an MBA from Miami University.  David and his wife and three sons live in Chicago, where he enjoys running, biking, and reading about history. 

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