CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

From working at the prestigious Talent Acquisition Group to founding Focus & Find in 2016, Desmund Adams has represented clients large and small for nearly 15 years.

He made headlines in 2013 when he received a Tribute on the floor of The U.S. House of Representatives by The Honorable Tom Latham. The Honorable Member of Congress stated in the U.S. Congressional Record “Desmund Adams is the epitome of an American success story.”

Desmund’s company placed 26 ethnically diverse candidates in Antarctica for a client multinational defense company. Desmund continues to provide the same dedication to all his clients, and has hands-on experience with how corporate directorship and executive search intersect with diversity and inclusion recruitment.

Focus & Find was created to fill a specific niche – to assist socially responsible companies fulfill their goal to achieve equity and sustainable hiring and board management practices.

Education
Drake Law School;  Juris Doctor, 1999
Drake University; B.S., Education, 1996

 

VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF SHARED SERVICES GROUP

Jo Anne Weimer is the Vice President & head of the Shared Services Group. Jo Anne has worked extensively with CEOs and executives of public, private, and entrepreneurial organizations. She uses her extensive background in strategic planning and project management to bolster the mission of Focus & Find.

Education
University of Maryland – University College
Degrees in Management & Organizational Development as well as Radio, Television and Film.

 

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Aaron Schoeneman is the Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer. Aaron has worked on political campaign finance and strategy management teams, as well as with community and business leaders. His background in strategic research and technology implementation for large public operations contribute to Focus & Find’s unique offerings.

Education
Iowa State University – Political Science

 

 

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Jill Fleming is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Chief Marketing Officer responsible for the global brand and marketing strategy. Before joining Focus & Find, Ms. Fleming served as a Sr Analyst and Project Manager for Berkshire Hathaway’s utility subsidiary, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., where she helped advise their Sr. Executives on major strategic issues.
Ms. Fleming’s professional expertise lies in brand positioning and strategy, creative design and implementation, digital and traditional marketing and advertising, and corporate communications.

Education
National American University
BS, Business Administration, with minors in Finance & Marketing.

 

 

SENIOR DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Marie Adams is the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships. Over her highly successful career in sales and business development, Marie has worked extensively in promoting partnerships with the healthcare industry and insurance companies. Her ability to boost sales, provide client-focused profit-enhancing relationships and create public relations strategies that build corporate name recognition are a few of her business capabilities. At Focus & Find, Marie is instrumental in accelerating our business development goals as well augmenting our current and prospective customer experiences.

Education
Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Science
Governors State University – Pursuing Masters in Business

Licenses, Designations & Certificates
Long-Term Care Insurance