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.
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.
University of Maryland – University College
Degrees in Management & Organizational Development as well as Radio, Television and Film.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
John Gebhardt is the Chief Technical Officer. He has over 30 years experience in information technology and on-line education. He was an assistant professor at the U.S. Naval Academy; founded Cadcom, Inc., a pioneer in Computer-aided design; helped develop international standards for computer graphics; as CTO of Caliber Learning Network, Inc. led the development of an enterprise e-learning platform for delivering broadband e-learning content over the Internet.
University of Michigan – BSE, MSE, Ph.D
Brad Snedeker, Managing Director, brings over 15 years of professional, executive search and project management experience from world leading companies to assist with the socially responsible clients of Focus & Find. His penchant for building strong business and personal partnerships has made him successful in a myriad of challenging talent markets and industry searches.
Undergraduate – Bowling Green State – Social Studies Education
Graduate – Ashland University – Education Admin & Organizational Development
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
Marie Adams is the Director, Business Relationships. 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.
Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Science
Governors State University – Pursuing Masters in Business
Licenses, Designations & Certificates
Long-Term Care Insurance
COACH AND CONSULTANT
Jill Fleming is a coach and consultant. 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.
National American University
BS, Business Administration, with minors in Finance & Marketing.