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Christine Eckhaus 615 La Vista Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (925)788-9470 ce1afa704@westpost.

net Human Capital Executive & Search Consultant for Rapid Growth Businesses Consistently successful working with Fortune 500, mid sized, & startup organizat ions Dynamic professional with a proven track record leading corporate Human Capital Strategy including: Recruiting, Compensation program development/augmentation, and using creative techniques to develop highly functioning engaged teams that c onsistently exceed expectations and metrics. Proven track record and solid netwo rk of professionals in Solar, Technology, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, and Pharma. Key Strengths Executive Search Rapid Growth Strategy & Execution Best Practice Compensation Structuring & Benchmarking Team Building Human Capital Management Employee Development Succession Planning Career Accomplishments Greenstreak Consulting 2008- Present, Recruiting & Rapid Growth Strategy Consultant Maintain full responsibility for Executive Search & Recruiting Strategy & E xecution Structure compensation programs for clients resulting in highly efficient & eff ective recruiting and the acquisition of top talent in tight timeframes Manage sourcing & 3rd party resources as needed, employ innovative techniques t o identify, attract, & recruit high performing passive candidates who are at the top of their industry Recruit, build, and develop engaged, inspired, teams of individuals resulting i n the attainment of metrics that consistently exceed expectations Veetle, Streaming Video Startup, Project Stream Full Responsibility for leading & driving company wide executive recruiting str ategy for this early stage startup Created compensation program for the organization Recruiting (ATS) Software Startup, Project Scale Full Responsibility for leading & driving company wide recruiting strategy. Re cruited top executive talent ahead of timeframes for Product Management, Custome r Success, and Sales resulting in increased revenues, revised profitability atta inment metrics, & revised plan for raising capital Enterprise Software Startup, Project Step on the Gas Responsible for leading & driving company wide recruiting strategy across 3 cou ntries. Recruited key managers into Business Development, Sales Engineering, Sa les, Technical Support, Engineering, and Finance resulting in revised & improved revenue projections, revised product roadmap & strategy, and unprecedented cust omer satisfaction Sungevity, Solar Company, Project 10x Maintained full responsibility for recruiting strategy on Project 10x resulting in doubling the size of the company in 4 months from 50-100 employees Created incentive compensation & employee development strategies resulting in c

ontinued organizational growth, promotion from within, and improved employee ret ention Developed & drove recruiting strategy for the sales department, achieved 5x gro wth, and contributed to the revamping of the sales incentive plan resulting in a sales team that has consistently exceeded quota for 12 months running Solazyme, Renewable Oils, Director of Human Capital & Executive Search Consulta nt Full responsibility for company wide Recruiting & Human Capital Management Recruited Executive team and doubled the size of the company from 25-60 in 9 mo nths Managed the impact of hyper growth & change resulting in unprecedented employee retention Sourced & implemented employee benefits offering resulting in improved employee satisfaction Developed & executed recruiting process and procedures achieved effective recru iting with velocity Created compensation program along with employee development & succession plann ing paving the way for growth and promotion from within Concept C 2007-2008, Executive Search Consultant & Practice Leader, Renewable E nergy Full responsibility for building & developing a new practice in renewable energ y from the ground up Grew billings for consulting & executive search from $0-$250,000 in three month s Responsible for Leading & training internal research and candidate development staff Full P&L Responsibility for renewable energy practice. Developed alternative e nergy network of clients and candidates in all areas including: Wind, biofuels, water remediation, utilities, and solar energy to secure business & candidate pi peline CFOs 2GO/Accountants 2GO, Lafayette, CA 2006-2007, Director of Contract Staffing Full responsibility for multiple engagements on a direct hire, contract, and in terim basis resulting in an average of $20,000 gross margin dollars per month Responsible for business development and engagement management for contracting staffing built a business pipeline while managing existing engagements Directed and trained research & candidate development staff Assisted the Managing Director in developing and documenting policies and proce dures InfoSource, Miami, FL 2000-2006, Executive Search, Contract Research, & Compensation Consultant Full responsibility for managing the business, clients, and engagements Sourced, developed, and presented candidates and provided contract research ser vices resulting in the completion of key management searches for clients primari ly in the high tech/telecom industry revenue averaged approximately $180,000 per year Developed and executed Compensation Studies for clients Responsible for Creating and managing database with over 50,000 qualified candi dates and clients to develop solid business pipeline Meder and Associates, Deerfield, IL 1997-2000, Associate, Miami Office Full responsibility for sourcing, developing and interviewing candidates for pr esentation to clients Responsible for developing written candidate description presentations for clie nts

Completed reference calls & employment/education verifications for clients Heidrick and Struggles, San Francisco, CA 1996, Research Associate Identified candidates, conducted screening interviews and submitted candidates for review Worked with several Executive Search Consultants across various industries and disciplines United States Peace Corps, Volgadonsk, Russia 1994-1996, Volunteer Business Privatization Led Russian effort to write grant proposals and secure funding for local busine ss ventures and projects. Earned 3 grants for local entrepreneurs through the R ussian American Business Center Responsible for Developing curriculum & delivering a High School Level Business English course Consulted with many USAID and Russian organizations in their efforts to appropr iate funding and validate grant accounting Meder and Associates, Deerfield, IL 1993-1994, Research Associate. Worked closely with partners in this boutique executive search firm to identify and develop candidates Responsibility for managing firm database and updating business pipeline & sear ch reports Executed searches for consulting firms and blue chip corporations across discip lines Education/Technical Skills Master of International Management, 1993 American Graduate School of International Management Glendale, Arizona, Semester at Autonoma Universidad, Guadalajara, Mexico Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Marketing 1990 Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Semester at Loyola Rome Center, Rome Italy AMI Certified Montessori Teacher, Mountain View, CA 1996