Former BlackRock leader Vanek appointed as general manager, international of True

Haddonfield-based talent management company True announced it appointed Kate Vanek as general manager, international. Vanek joins True from BlackRock, where she held the dual responsibility of chief financial officer of Europe, Middle East and Africa and chief operating officer of global finance.

In her new role, Vanek will work closely with True’s global leadership to enhance and expand the firm’s international executive search business and broader platform of talent management products and services, including Thrive, Synthesis and AboveBoard.

Vanek is London-based and will oversee the international business across EMEA and Asia-Pacific, which today includes True’s offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Dubai, London, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Tel Aviv.

“Kate has a passion for talent management and a dynamic, inspirational leadership style,” said Joe Riggione, True co-founder and co-CEO. “She’s a high-performance operator who combines her personal and business experiences to connect people and complex global organizations. She is an impressive leader with an extraordinary track record, and we are lucky to have her.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining True during this period of expansion, and I’m excited to help propel True’s vision to build the global talent management firm of the future,” Vanek commented. “True’s special culture and commitment to investing in its people, combined with their world-class executive search expertise and cutting-edge platform, make it a place I couldn’t be more proud to join.”

“Kate’s experience in strategic business building prepares her to expand our offerings globally to meet the needs of our clients who rely on True’s talent expertise and platform to help them grow and thrive,” said Brad Stadler, True co-founder and co-CEO.