Press Release
True’s Climate Tech Practice Grows Leadership Team to Meet Client Demand
Published February 16, 2023

New Partner Brings Expertise in Industrial and Manufacturing 

HADDONFIELD, N.J. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- February 16, 2023True, the premier global platform of innovative talent management products and services, announced today the promotion of Paul Gilkerson to co-head of the Climate Tech Practice and the addition of Wrendon Hunt to lead Climate Tech’s Industrial and Manufacturing Sector. True Search is the only tech-forward, global executive search firm with the agility and depth to span industrials, climate and sustainability.

“Paul and Wrendon exemplify the innovative leaders that make True the world’s best talent partner to clients taking advantage of the investment opportunities of today,” said Andy Towne, co-head of the Climate Tech Practice. “Paul’s experience co-founding a sustainability start-up and his intense customer focus, along with Wrendon's deep expertise in public and PE industrial and manufacturing work, will expand and differentiate the services we offer clients.” 

Paul Gilkerson - Co-Head of True's Climate Tech practice

Paul Gilkerson brings over a decade of leadership experience in the climate tech industry to his new role at True. He specializes in C-suite placements across venture, private equity, and publicly traded companies, including Powin Energy, Array Technologies, Pivot Bio and Global Thermostat. He has also placed principal investors at some of the leading funds in the world, including Decarbonization Partners, Quantum Energy Partners, Energy Impact Partners and Closed Loop Partners. Paul came to executive search from the company he co-founded, Sealed Inc., a venture-backed startup, which designs, manages and finances home weatherization and electrification projects.

“Our goal is to solidify True Search as the first place any global investor turns when they have executive talent needs in climate tech,” said Paul Gilkerson, co-Head of Climate Tech practice. “Our practice is built on over 25-years experience in industrial technology, sustainability and decarbonization. This experience allows us to tackle the most difficult searches in both established and emerging areas of climate tech, and to serve as valuable advisors to our clients."

Wrendon Hunt - Partner, Climate Tech Sector Lead for Industrial and Manufacturing

Houston-based partner Wrendon Hunt is a force in Fortune 500 and PE talent acquisition across energy, petrochemicals, machinery testing, manufacturing and sustainability. Before entering the executive search industry, he was a leader for Dow Chemical Company, serving as commercial director for their solar energy business and GM of a global commodity chemical line. The West Point and Harvard Business School graduate began his career as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy, completing two Western Pacific deployments. He also was director of a financial advisory and asset management firm, and was a White House Fellow serving as a special assistant and advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

“I believe that True—with its leadership, scale, and appetite—is completely changing the search industry. They are writing the playbook on how to disrupt,” said Wrendon Hunt, partner and sector lead for industrial and manufacturing. “As somebody who has thought about disruption in the industry, I want to be a part of that playbook.”


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