THE TEAM


We draw our energy, creativity, and inspiration from working with exceptional people.
Roy Notowitz
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

EXPERIENCE

Over the past 20 years, Roy has been a trusted talent acquisition adviser to hundreds of leading consumer products, technology, and non-profit organizations nationwide. Roy has placed VP and C-level executives in a broad range of disciplines, including: Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Merchandising, Innovation, Design, Sourcing, Logistics, Retail, and Human Resources. Prior to Notogroup, Roy was a Founder and Managing Partner of Generator Group, an executive recruitment firm that ranked as one of the fastest growing privately held consulting firms in the nation in 2007. Roy also gained significant in-house corporate recruiting experience in his previous roles as a Recruiter and Staffing Manager at Nike and Intel.

INDUSTRY AWARDS AND INVOLVEMENT

In 2009, Roy was a recipient of the Sporting Goods Business “SGB 40 Under 40″ industry award. He has written for, and addressed, groups such as the American Marketing Association, American Electronics Association, Gear Trends, and the Outdoor Industry Association on topics that include talent alignment, hiring trends, strategic staffing, relationship recruiting, employment branding, candidate experience, interviewing and selection.

EDUCATION

MA in College Student Development, Virginia Tech
BA in Communications, State University of New York

INTERESTS

Roy enjoys spending time with family, hiking, fishing, running and skiing.

PARTNER / VP OF CLIENT ENGAGEMENT

EXPERIENCE
Candie comes to Notogroup with over 19 years of leadership and hiring experience, including Operations, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Production and Supply Chain. Candie was most recently CEO of Head Rush Technologies, a manufacturer of adventure recreation equipment in Boulder, CO, leading the company through a major growth phase. She simultaneously held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Eldorado Climbing Walls, providing strategic marketing and communications direction for the climbing wall builder. Prior to joining Eldorado, Candie was Director of Client Development for Generator Group, working with Roy on the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Candie’s experience also encompasses non-profits and trade associations, including positions of Director of Membership and Business Development for the Outdoor Industry Association and Board Member of the Climbing Wall Association. Candie started her career with 12 years in the airline industry, working for Frontier Airlines.

EDUCATION
MBA in Marketing and Finance, University of Pittsburgh,
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
BA in Economics and Political Science, University of Rochester

INTERESTS
Candie enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also loves to cook, ski, cycle and practice yoga.

PARTNER / VP OF RECRUITING

EXPERIENCE
Gennevieve’s executive search practice has included clients in wholesale, retail, and e-commerce, in the outdoor, sporting goods, fashion, cosmetics, lifestyle, and natural products industries. Gennevieve has experience recruiting senior to executive level talent in a broad range of disciplines, including: Product Design and Development, Innovation, Marketing, Sales, Brand Creative, Operations, Finance, and Human Resources. Gennevieve joined the firm in 2009 as an Associate and was named Partner in 2014. Beyond her executive search work, Gennevieve has also been a contributor in the recruitment and training of the Recruiting, Research and Associate levels in the firm. Prior to joining Notogroup, Gennevieve held production positions in the video and film industry and worked in the software industry as a marketing manager.

EDUCATION
BA in Communications, Portland State University

INTERESTS
Gennevieve enjoys spending time with her family and friends; running, hiking, rafting, making short films, and eating great food.

EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

EXPERIENCE
Since joining the firm in 2015 as an Executive Recruiter, Meredith leads senior to executive level client engagements in the active, outdoor, fashion, lifestyle, and healthy living consumer sectors. Her leadership recruiting experience spans a broad range of functional disciplines including: design, product management, merchandising, finance, operations, sales, marketing, digital commerce, IT and HR. Prior to Notogroup, Meredith gained significant agency and corporate experience and was most recently responsible for full-cycle recruitment in brand and marketing at adidas.

EDUCATION
Originally from the Midwest, Meredith earned her BBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and recently obtained a PHR certification.

INTERESTS
Meredith enjoys the outdoors and spends her weekends camping, hiking, climbing, trail running or snowboarding and is thankful to have the beautiful Pacific Northwest as her local playground.

EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

EXPERIENCE
Megan joined Notogroup in 2017, leveraging her Marketing leadership experience in outdoor and education consumer products.  As an Executive Recruiter, Megan leads senior to executive level client engagements in the active, outdoor, fashion, lifestyle, and healthy living consumer sectors. Beyond her executive search work, Megan is also a key contributor to the firm’s marketing strategy. Before she discovered marketing and recruiting, Megan lived in Burlington, Vermont and Vail, Colorado working as a ski instructor for seven seasons.

EDUCATION
BA in English with minors in Applied Design and Public Communications, University of Vermont
MBA with emphasis on Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business

INTERESTS
Megan enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, reading, yoga, and cooking. During her free time she can often be found exploring the Rockies camping, skiing, and relaxing in nature.

MARKETING & RESEARCH SPECIALIST

EXPERIENCE
Jackie started at Notogroup in 2015 and serves as a Marketing & Research Specialist and assists with business development for the firm. As a key contributor to the marketing strategy, Jackie manages Notogroup’s online presence to include the website, social media channels, newsletter creation, and job postings. In her research capacity, Jackie strategizes, researches, and cultivates candidate pools for executive level searches across the firm and leads recruiting for mid-level search. Prior to joining Notogroup, Jackie worked in apparel retail and at a non-profit adoption agency.

EDUCATION
BA in Business Administration: Marketing & Advertising Management – Portland State University
Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate – Portland State University

INTERESTS
Jackie enjoys practicing yoga, hiking with her dog, making ceramics, and fishing.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

EXPERIENCE
Ariana joined the Notogroup team in 2017 as an Executive Assistant supporting the President on a multitude of projects related to operations and service delivery. Early in her career, Ariana developed her administrative talents at a premiere gymnastics studio in New York City. Most recently, Ariana worked at Oregon Health & Science University supporting the clinical chief of cardiology and overseeing the administrative support staff.

EDUCATION
B.A Spanish from University of Oregon

INTERESTS
Ariana enjoys cooking, baking, game nights, traveling to new locales and spending time with friends.

RECRUITING RESEARCHER

EXPERIENCE
Alex joined Notogroup in 2017 as a Research Specialist leading the internal research function for the firm. She is responsible for organizing sourcing efforts and managing research strategies across multiple client searches. Alex specializes in merchandising, product, operations, marketing, sales, ecommerce, and HR in the healthy living, active, and outdoor industries. Alex also leads community outreach and volunteering for the Notogroup team. Her experience prior to Notogroup includes full lifecycle retail recruiting at Eddie Bauer where she was one of eight Igniter interns selected from a pool of 650 applicants.

Education:
BA in International Business with a Minor in Spanish from Washington State University
GO COUGS!

Interests:
Alex loves to play soccer, line dance, experiment in the kitchen, and explore new places.

DIRECTOR OF BARKETING

EXPERIENCE
Spiderman has a few months of experience yet he brings dynamic energy and enthusiasm to the Boulder office. He shows up every day with a can-do attitude and is often found organizing afternoon recess activities or cozying up in his dog bed.

INTERESTS
Spiderman loves snuggles and treats.

PUPPY NEW RECRUIT

Beastie is the newest member of our canine crew.