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Charles Pappalardo, Managing Director
At the helm of the Trilogy team is Chuck Pappalardo. An accomplished industry veteran, Chuck brings more than 25 years of recruitment insight and experience to the executive search process. Specializing in C-level searches and building executive management teams for technology, clean technology, life sciences, non-profit and foundation clients, Chuck has worked with such organizations as Amgen Inc., EdSource, Education Sector, Humanity United/Omidyar Network, Ice-Energy Inc., inVentiv Health, New Door Ventures, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Prior to founding Trilogy Search Non+Profit, he was a partner and managing director with Christian & Timbers, now CTPartners, in the Cleveland and San Francisco Bay Area offices.

A respected leader in the retained search industry, Chuck has been quoted in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Workplace Management,, E-Commerce Times, CIO, Philanthropy Journal, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, among other publications. He has also been interviewed on NPR.

Chuck currently serves on the board of Book Trust, a nonprofit that provides underprivileged children with the opportunity to choose, own, and delight in books.