SOURCE: Designs on Talent

Designs on Talent

November 11, 2014 08:00 ET

Designs on Talent Appoints Gail Winans as Vice President of Client Services

Seasoned Talent Acquisition and Global Staffing Expert Brings Over Two Decades of Experience to New Role

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2014) - Designs on Talent, a leading talent strategy and talent acquisition consulting firm, announced today that Gail Winans, a talent acquisition industry leader with more than 20 years of experience helping employers connect with needed talent, has been appointed as the company's vice president of Client Services. Leveraging a unique blend of retained executive search and corporate executive recruiting experience, Winans will be responsible for the firm's business development and client satisfaction activities. She will also serve as a talent strategist, working with clients to optimize their talent acquisition practices.

Prior to joining Designs on Talent, Winans spent five years with Hewlett-Packard, leading executive recruiting for the Americas region. In this role, she helped develop and implement the global internal executive recruiting function while managing a team of in-house executive search professionals responsible for full life-cycle recruiting in the Americas. Winans previously served as director of Executive Recruiting for The Home Depot, where she was responsible for bringing the company's executive search efforts in-house and creating a sustainable, measureable executive recruiting process. In that role, she also led executive and corporate talent acquisition initiatives for the enterprise.

Prior to her corporate roles, Winans honed her executive search experience at two of the world's largest and most respected retained search firms, Korn/Ferry International and Herbert Mines Associates. Working with these companies, she was responsible for client management and search execution across various functions and industries. Winans began her career as a compensation analyst with Mercer. In addition to her professional experience, Winans holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University.

"Throughout her impressive career, Gail has worked with senior leaders of some of the world's most recognizable brands, and she has built a track record of finding the executive talent needed to drive innovation and business results," said Linda Brenner, managing director of Designs on Talent. "I am honored to welcome her to the team and confident that her talent acquisition expertise and industry know-how will allow us to continue driving exceptional client service.

"Designs on Talent has made a name for itself in the industry as the thought leaders and experts in talent strategy and talent acquisition process improvement," said Winans. "I am very excited to join the firm's efforts in developing the talent acquisition strategies that meet our clients' needs."

About Designs on Talent
Designs on Talent is an Atlanta-based HR consulting firm founded in 2004. The firm specializes in talent strategy development, talent acquisition process improvement, and TA and HR skills assessment and development. The firm's clients range from small, U.S.-based companies to global consumer brands, such as Coca-Cola, Expedia, L'Oreal, Chick-fil-A and Turner Broadcasting. Our principals led talent acquisition, talent management and finance for Fortune 500 organizations prior to banding together to form this unique consulting firm focused on improving talent results for our clients. For more information about Designs on Talent, please visit or follow us on Twitter: @DesignsOnTalent.