"Satterfield Renzenbrink Associates has a unique structure and process in executing retained searches. With the partners doing all the key work in the search process, it allows them to develop a high degree of understanding of our needs as well as getting to know our organization and culture. This first hand knowledge combined with their attention to organizational fit ultimately leads to a better long term success rate."
-Gary VamderLind
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Goodyear

Joseph E. Lake

"Since graduating with an MBA from Miami University, I have spent more than 25 year with Fortune 500 Ashland Inc. in various Human Resources related roles. My most recent role with Ashland was leading Human Resources globally for the Valvoline division ($2.0 Billion revenue, 5,000 employees).

In my HR career, I have had responsibility for ensuring the company had the right talent, at the right place, at the right time to exceed the corporate objectives. This included helping establish the goals for the company, determining the work needed, putting together the appropriate organization structure, assessing the talent internally and externally, and placing the talent in the right roles.

I have been on many successful leadership teams including the Ashland Leadership Team, Valvoline Leadership Team, Board of Directors for the Ashland Credit Union, and Advisory Board member for Lithko Contracting construction business. I have also led acquisitions, divestitures and integrations from a people perspective so I understand what it takes to be successful in all types of situations.

I believe this experience with Ashland/Valvoline helps me quickly go into a client company, learn the business and culture, help determine what top talent looks like, and then go find that talent. It is personally extremely rewarding to me to strengthen a company's management team while at the same time providing a great career opportunity for someone."

Joseph E. Lake
Senior Partner