John Chaisson, In Memoriam
John Chaisson, our friend, colleague, mentor and "strategic consigliere", passed away unexpectedly in Atlanta on December 19, 2012. John was selfless, brilliant, caring and loved.
John will always hold a special place in our hearts at Designs on Talent and will be missed dearly.
Join us for an uplifting service in memory of John Chaisson at 4 pm on Sat Jan 26 at the Carter Center -- info and RSVP here: http://paperless.ly/Zho7Hg.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to help John's partner and family defray costs related to his medical care, funeral, etc.
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John built a career founded on creating and fostering sustainable workforces, businesses, services and products. After completing Stanford Law School, he worked as a corporate attorney for leading firms and later began his Silicon Valley business career as General Counsel and VP Business Development for Resumix, one of the first applicant tracking technologies. Subsequently, he worked in business development and strategy for public software and HR services giant Ceridian Corporation.
John worked in diverse industries and a wide variety of organizations, providing strategy, process and consulting support at all levels of the organization. He co-founded several market-leading technology and management consulting groups focused on ERP software and Human Capital solutions.
John spent his career assessing and reporting on best practices in the Human Capital space. He was a founding member of the Human Capital Institute as well as the Thought Leader Institute, a Talent Acquisition benchmarking and best practice research forum. Among other roles, he now serves as a Member of the National Advisory Board of the Human Capital Institute and a Board Member of consumer electronics incubator, Sector Labs. During the last ten years, John has also served in a variety of consulting roles as well – focusing on engagements related to workforce effeciveness, talent acquisition and change management.
John served the Designs on Talent organization in three ways – as part of our Talent Acquisition and Talent Management team of consultants, as the firm's Business and Strategy leader and as a member of our Board of Advisors.