IRVINE, California, December 16, 2016McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Martin “Marty” Holtzman as Chief People Officer with THINK Together, a non-profit organization that collaborates with communities, parents, and other stakeholders to transform and galvanize the K-12 education system, creating excellence and equity for all kids.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant; Scott Meyer, Principal Consultant; and Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Brewer, “We moved quickly to complete this search, and were delighted that Marty joined THINK Together less than two months after launching this engagement.  Marty is an accomplished Human Resources leader, and his experience working in large corporations is a great fit for THINK Together’s 2,500 employees.  THINK Together is ideal for Marty, who has a passion around improving the quality of life for others.  With his background in education and strong HR experience, I am positive that Marty will make a significant contribution to THINK Together.”

Prior to joining THINK Together, Holtzman had served in the top Human Resources role for Dako, a subsidiary of Agilent Technologies, Inc.  Holtzman has also served as Vice President, Human Resources at Power-One, Inc. and has held Human Resources leadership roles for Zebra Technologies Corporation and Somera Communications.  Early in his career, Holtzman was a Mathematics teacher for the Tustin Unified School District.

Holtzman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.  He is also a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through WorldatWork, as well as a Certified Development Dimensions International Facilitator.

About THINK Together

THINK Together is a nonprofit organization collaborating with communities, parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders to help transform and galvanize the K-12 educational system, creating excellence and equity for all kids.  THINK Together is California’s largest provider of Expanded Learning Time programs.  Through its affiliate, Principal’s Exchange, THINK Together also provides research, professional development and consulting to underserved schools.  Combined, THINK Together and Principal’s Exchange serve over 150,000 students at more than 400 locations across more than 45 school districts from Silicon Valley to San Diego.  Partnering with school administrators and teachers, THINK Together’s dedicated team of more than 2,500 employees are helping students statewide reach their full potential.  THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring & Nurturing Kids.  For more information, call 888.485.THINK or visit or

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