Meet Our Team
Managing Principal, Founder
With more than 20 years of executive search experience, Bob built 20/20 Foresight from the ground up.
Before founding the company, Bob worked as the CFO of a $1 billion entertainment and real estate company. He was also the President of Merrill Lynch Realty-Chicago (real estate investment banking), a consultant with a Big Four international accounting firm and a college-level real estate finance instructor.
Bob earned his accounting degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a Certified Public Accountants certificate and Real Estate Licenses Series 7 and 63. This vast industry experience gives Bob a unique perspective on the industries our company specializes in.
Rare as it may be, Bob enjoys his leisure time as an avid sailor, a tri-athlete, a hot yoga enthusiast and a squash player.
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Executive Vice President, Operations
Stephanie has more than a decade of experience placing C-level executives. She plays a key leadership role in the firm, splitting her time between our Chicago office and Los Angeles office, along with managing administrative operations across all 10 offices.
A California native, Stephanie earned her bachelors degree from San Jose State University and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in testing from San Diego State University. She enjoys cycling and exploring new places.
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William DeSanto brings more than a decade of senior leadership experience to our Toronto, Los Angeles & New York offices. Prior to joining 20/20, William led a successful career at a tech-enabled, 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) startup. After starting in a business development position, Robert was promoted to Director of Operations and in due course, Executive Vice President of Business Development. He led the firm through a substantial high-growth phase registering 500% organic revenue growth, doubling the workforce to 180 employees, and opening two satellite offices over a three year period. William is also a partner in several real estate operating companies in North America. As a result, William carries a significant understanding of executive leadership teams in entrepreneurial environments, operations management, real estate and finance.
William earned a Bachelors Degree from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Albeit rare, William spends his free time reading and playing golf, and is a lifelong ice hockey player and enthusiast.
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As the Managing Principal of our Dallas office, Jim has been integral in building our Construction and Real Estate search operations and contributing to our Education and Athletic verticals. He has a passion for finding talent and a knack for understanding leadership needs.
Jim has an Economics degree and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining 20/20 Foresight, Jim worked as Assistant Athletics Director and passed the Series 7 and 63 exams in the real estate, financial and investment service industry. Jim has also been a real estate investor for more than 15 years and sits on several boards of real estate operating companies.
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Executive Vice President, Senior Principal
A veteran of the commercial real estate services business, Glen brings nearly twenty years of leadership experience to 20/20 Foresight. He has held senior leadership positions at CB Richard Ellis, Colliers and Grubb & Ellis, most recently as President of US Brokerage and President of Capital Markets.
Glen received his bachelors degree from the University of Southern California and studied organizational change at Northwestern University. He enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking, skiing and Krav Maga.
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Adam brings more than 15 years of Financial Service and Capital Markets experience to our Chicago & New York offices. He began his career with Knight Trading Group and Citigroup Capital Markets, where he built lasting relationships on and off the trading floor. He has worked on both the buy and sell sides of the financial industry, and carries both the series 7 and 66 licenses. Adam currently is a partner and board member of several real estate companies.
Adam earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan. When he isn’t at the ice rink watching or coaching his kids’ hockey teams, Adam enjoys playing golf and traveling.
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Leslie brings more than 12 years executive search experience to 20/20 Foresight. Before joining us in 2005, she led HR teams within a number of Real Estate companies. There she gained a unique understanding of recruitment practices and methodologies.
Hailing from the Midwest, Leslie earned a communications degree from Indiana. She currently works in our San Francisco office and enjoys skiing and hiking Mt. Tamalpais during her spare time.
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Bob has over 10 years experience working in HR for financial service companies. He’s also held a real estate license in New York. Today, Bob helps oversee our Seattle office. With his breadth of experience, he conducts searches for both finance and service industries and mentors several of our junior recruiters.
Bob earned his Finance degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He’s an avid sailor and recently completed his third marathon.
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Since joining 20/20 Foresight in 2009, Laura splits her time between our Chicago and Washington, D.C., office. She’s placed countless mid- to senior level executives while cultivating the firm’s research capabilities.
Prior to 20/20 Foresight, Laura worked for a top European executive recruiting firm. There, she was responsible for establishing the firm’s U.S. operations, developing their proprietary database and honing her executive recruiting skills.
Laura graduated from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she was the captain of the Women’s Water Polo team. Today, she’s a marathoner and a pilates enthusiast—which lets her experience the vibrant restaurant scenes in both Chicago and D.C.
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Trent Jackson brings over 10 years of executive search and real estate experience to 20/20 Foresight where he focuses on senior level positions and leadership roles. Prior to 20/20, Trent led executive search efforts for DHR International, one of the world's largest executive search firms, where he functioned as a Senior Executive recruiter and the Director of Research.
Trent holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. He enjoys sports, reading, and spending time with his wife and children. He is also a dedicated supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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Reid began his career in real estate with a Fortune 500 company and left as Recruitment Manager specializing in the placement of real estate and finance professionals nationally and worldwide. Reid joined 20/20 Foresight Executive Search in 2014. He teams with clients in the execution of senior to mid-level search assignments. He splits his time between our Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York offices. Additionally, Reid sits on several Boards in the real estate and finance sectors.
Reid graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a degree in International Studies of Economics. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and sports of all kinds, specifically, golf.
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With nearly 10 years executive recruiting and research experience, Kristen possesses a broad understanding of the executive search process.
Kristen specializes in conducting mid to senior-level search assignments in the real estate and financial service industries. She works with our team of recruiters to create search plans and execute each client’s search successfully.
Kristen is based out of our San Francisco office. She graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington with a Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking and traveling.
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Senior Director of Research, Analysis & Systems
Brigitte is our Director of Research, Analysis and Systems. She’s responsible for developing our database systems, continuously working to keep 20/20 Foresight at the forefront of executive search.
Brigitte graduated from Elmhurst College with a BS in Finance. She currently lives in Chicago and in her free time, she enjoys boating, cooking and attending sporting events.
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