HADDONFIELD, N.J. May 24, 2022 – BusinessWire – True, the fastest-growing global platform of innovative talent management products and services, announced today it’s adding Aisha Christian as general counsel; Didi Dayton as head of platform & community; and expanding current chief financial officer Korhan Kivanc’s role to include responsibilities as True’s chief operating officer.
“The addition of Aisha to the team and Korhan’s expanded role signify that our business has entered a new phase of strategic growth. Our organization will be even stronger as a result of their expertise,” said Brad Stadler, True co-CEO and co-founder. “Didi will help ensure every executive and company we work with benefits from the full strength of True’s global community. Her role will be critical to our ability to seamlessly offer platform products and services to all talent stakeholders in the tech, VC and PE spaces.”
Aisha Christian, General Counsel
Aisha Christian joins True as the firm’s general counsel. She will oversee corporate transactions, employment law, risk management, compliance, governance, and M&A activities. A Harvard Law graduate, Aisha has held senior positions at KIPP NYC, CNBC/NBC Universal, Russell Reynolds Associates and Rent the Runway. She is equipped with deep corporate experience, professional search experience, and has insight into how the legal department of a scaling organization should operate. Her role at True gives the firm’s infrastructure an incredible lift, and allows True to be more proactive in how the firm evaluates contracts, agreements and investments.
Didi Dayton, Head of Platform & Community
Didi Dayton joins True as the firm’s head of platform & community. Executives, investors, founders and True clients and candidates will benefit from the network of like-minded leaders Didi aims to build. In her former role at Wing Venture Capital, Didi built a substantial network of CXOs, CISOs, data scientists, and technical leaders and led business development to help advise and grow Wing’s early and growth stage portfolio companies. Prior to her role at Wing, Didi spent over 25 years building hyper-growth startups and leading GTM revenue, alliances, growth and strategy efforts, and post-M&A integrations, specifically in the cybersecurity industry. Her vision is to solve some of the skilled talent shortages across industries.
Korhan Kivanc, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Chief financial officer Korhan Kivanc is adding chief operating officer to his responsibilities. He will formally provide guidance for and oversight of finance, accounting, IT, data privacy, legal and corporate real estate. Korhan will also continue his current focus on corporate development, M&A activities and strategic investments. Korhan has more than two decades of financial management experience, most recently as CFO at The Chartis Group.
“Korhan has been instrumental to our strategy and success, and his promotion reflects the reality of his influence on the direction of the firm,” said Joe Riggione, True co-CEO and co-founder. “Aisha and Didi are powerhouses in their fields with the entrepreneurial spirit and deep knowledge True needs to continue to disrupt the talent industry. We’re excited to be adding innovative thought partners to our leadership team who will provide action-oriented solutions to help set and meet strategic goals.”
True is a platform of products and services driving the intelligence behind talent management:
Global recruitment for board members, c-suite executives, VPs, directors, and other strategic talent. We focus on investment firms, their portfolio companies and public companies seeking transformative growth.
Collaborative, real-time talent relationship management software and information services for search firms, in-house recruiters and VC/PE firms looking to make better hiring decisions.
TrueBridge connects experienced executives to fractional and interim roles at high-growth companies.
A multi-layered approach to executive assessments, which mirrors the methodology used for elite military units to evaluate leadership capability and potential across top talent.
True co-founded AboveBoard, a diversity-focused startup bringing unparalleled solutions to the critical need to bring more women and executives of color to leadership roles. With AboveBoard's two-way platform, members get unique visibility to hundreds of opportunities while companies get access to qualified candidates.
True Equity provides exposure to high-quality venture capital and growth equity investments. As a value-added talent partner, True Equity makes direct investments alongside premier investors. True Equity Fund I is $55m and is focused on Series A and B investments. True Equity Growth Fund II is $100m and focused on late stage venture and growth equity investments.
Vera is a family of investment funds that backs exceptional entrepreneurs and companies dedicated to changing our collective future through technology at the pre-seed, seed, early, and late stages.
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