Sonoma & Napa County Wildfires: Stanton Chase Raises $10,000 for Victims

While Napa and Sonoma Counties have gained notoriety around the globe for their outstanding wines, they recently were in the news for their destructive wildfires.  High winds and dry vegetation and hilly terrain all combined to create a fire storm that raced overnight through parks, vineyards, homes, businesses, hotels, and stores.  Tens of thousands were evacuated in the dead of night in the nicest of neighborhoods.

Wildfires came perilously close to Sonoma’s Scribe Winery, but CalFire crews held the flames back and the winery is still standing.

The fires burned over 5,000 homes, 210,000 acres, hundreds of businesses, and took over 40 lives.  Thick smoke and ashes blocked sunlight around the Bay Area for many days.  Thousands remain displaced today, and face the grim reality of having lost all their possessions and in need of rebuilding their homes.

Stanton Chase – San Francisco came together as a team to respond to this tragedy.  In addition to the many volunteers who served the evacuees in make-shift shelters, money needed to be raised to immediately get people back on their feet.  Our team wanted to help, so we set a goal to raise $10,000 for fire victims.  Within a few days we donated our first check for $8,500 to Brett Martinez, CEO of the Redwood Credit Union and spokesperson for the North Bay Fire Relief Fund.  We recently donated the balance of our $10,000 goal.

Brett Martinez, CEO of Redwood Credit Union (RCU) receiving check from Paul Herrerias.

We are proud to report due our underwriting of all fund-raising fees, selection of the best online tools, and generous donation distribution partners, that 100% of the funds from our donors went to the victims of these fires.  With our research team’s skills, our network in the community, and everyone’s caring and generosity, we came together as ordinary people but were able to accomplish an extraordinary act of support.

The slogans ”Sonoma Strong” and ”Love is Thicker than Smoke” will remain in our minds and hearts for many years to come.

Judy James, Chair of Santa Rosa Metro Chamber and Board Member- RCU, receiving latest check from Stanton Chase for North Bay Fire Relief Fund.

Side note: Just days before the fires broke out our team was selected to conduct the search for CEO for the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce.  This new leader will have the opportunity to help Santa Rosa and Sonoma County to rebuild from the worst natural disaster since the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

To contribute to our ongoing fund-raising efforts:  www.youcaring.com/FriendsofNorCal

For photos and a chronicle of our efforts to keep our network informed of the fires, see my personal Facebook page. 

To read details of fire unfolding from Chamber Board Chair, Judy James: http://california.comcast.com/2017/11/14/employee-profiles-judy-james-comcasts-first-responder/

Fountaingrove Golf Clubhouse devastated by fire.

Charred statues all that remain of destroyed business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanton Chase – San Francisco meets Brett Martinez and Judy James. Our team pledged to raise $10,000.

STANTON CHASE/SAN FRANCISCO NAMES TECHNOLOGY REGIONAL PRACTICE LEADER

Steve Caliger | North America Technology Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Caliger, a Director with the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Stanton Chase, has been named North America Regional Practice Leader for the Technology Industry Practice Group.

The announcement was made by Paul Herrerias, Managing Director of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.  Stanton Chase is a global, retained executive search firm with more than 70 offices in 45 countries.

“Steve has distinguished himself as a leader in our growing technology practice,” said Herrerias. “Our technology practice is one of the most well regarded in the area, and much of that recognition is the result of his work with companies in this sector. In addition to Steve’s work in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, he has also developed strong relationships with our worldwide offices, assisting them with identifying top-tier technology candidates.”

Caliger has a large network and understanding of career and business success, leadership, sales, marketing, development, operations, and finance.  He   has held leadership positions with technology leaders, including AT&T, Cisco Systems, and IBM, as well as startups and early stage companies.

“I look forward to working with our worldwide offices in this capacity,” said Caliger. “The technology sector is growing at a rapid pace, and with this growth comes the need for strong leaders who will guide our client companies.”

Caliger also works in the Stanton Chase Industrial and Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation Practice Groups.

Tickets to Nascar Qualifiers on June 27, 2015

Are you a fan of supercharged race cars? Would you like to see them up close on the track?

I have 4 tickets available for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Nascar Sprint Cup Series on Saturday, June 27th. The qualifiers will take place at the Sonoma Raceway and the gates will open at 7am.

If you are interested in attending this event, you’re in luck! You can enter the raffle for a chance to win 4 tickets and take your family and friends to the raceway.

To enter the raffle, simply email me at p.herrerias@stantonchase.com with the subject line “Nascar” or leave a comment below with your name and email address. The drawing will take place on Friday, May 22nd, and the winners will be notified that same weekend.

Good luck to all contestants!

2015 Chairman’s Global Diversity Awards

Stanton Chase recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at its International Conference with the presentation of its Chairman’s Global Diversity Awards to three of its most distinguished clients.

The winners of these awards include:

  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a premier broadcasting and media company
  • Novartis, an international healthcare solutions company that address the evolving needs of patients and societies, received the award for top global company
  • T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm

Congratulations to all winners and candidates! I’m proud to be part of an organization that celebrates diversity and look forward to our continued success.

Read more at http://ow.ly/Mxju8

You are Invited: Reed Smith and BDO’s 6th Annual Securities and Capital Markets Conference

Stanton Chase’s CFO search consultant now author, trainer…

Samuel Dergel, author of “Guide to CFO Success” and frequent speaker on CFO careers, is also a Search Consultantant on our CFO/Financial Executives global search team. He also now teaches courses for aspiring and leading CFOs through Business Learning Institute (BLI). For his courses and bio: http://www.blionline.org/content/bio_i.aspx?id=206950