Robert LoPresto
Managing Partner, Retained Executive Search Practice

Robert L. LoPresto is Managing Partner of the Retained Executive Search Practice at Duran Human Capital Partners. Duran HCP has been ranked in the top 300 Hispanic owned businesses in the United States. Bob serves clients in a broad range from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He has participated in placing over 1,000 senior executives in his 49 years in executive search and corporate human resources management. He was formerly President of the High Technology Practice at Rusher, Loscavio & LoPresto.

Prior to joining Rusher, Loscavio & LoPresto, Bob was Founding Managing Director of the worldwide high technology practice and Vice President/ Managing Partner of the Palo Alto office for the world’s largest executive search firm for 10 years. He has 24 years of human resources management experience with Levi Strauss, Syntex, American Microsystems, Fairchild and McGraw-Hill.

Bob was a senior member of the Board of Directors and past President of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) and was a member of the National Employment Practices Committee of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Bob was a founding member and past president of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Silicon Valley Chapter and currently serves on the Board of Directors. He is also on the advisory board of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE).

He previously served on the boards of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University, the Career Action Center (formerly the Resource Center for Women), the National Consortium for Black Professional Development, and chaired the board for the Committee for Jazz at Stanford University. He also served on the Board of Trustees at the Montalvo Center for the Arts and the San Jose Symphony.

Bob was a founding member of the Employment Management Association (EMA) in 1969 and served on EMA’s Board of Directors and as President. In 2002, he was honored by EMA and SHRM granting him lifetime membership for his leadership roles in both organizations. In 2005, Bob was also granted lifetime membership for his 18 years of leadership in NCHRA. Bob is co-author of the Reference Checking Handbook for S.H.R.M. and the Handbook of Human Resources Administration by McGraw-Hill. Bob received his B.A. in Business from Rutgers University and his M.A. in Psychology from Seton Hall University.

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