About Cindy Joyce

Pillar profile Dec 2015

My name is Cindy Joyce, and I am the CEO of Pillar.  My reputation was built on finding the very best candidates, building lasting client relationships, and promoting a strong organizational culture.  In my twenty years in recruiting and human resources, I have had the opportunity to work with truly great organizations such as Lois L. Lindauer Searches, City Year, The Junior League of Boston, Harvard Law School, State Street Research & Management, and FundQuest. 

Fast forward to 2015.  I was working in executive search with outstanding clients for an amazing firm.  The number of searches I was working on was rapidly increasing, and when clients asked me to work on roles across areas of their organization, I wanted to be able to say yes, as I understood their culture, mission, and hiring needs, though the firm I was with was focused exclusively on fundraising-related roles.

I was home one weekend, came across the movie Jerry Maguire, and was struck by his famous line:  “The key to this business is personal relationships.  Suddenly, it was all pretty clear. The answer was fewer clients. Less money. More attention. Caring for them, caring for ourselves.”

I had my Jerry Maguire moment, and with that, Pillar began.

Since opening Pillar, I have worked on searches for clients such as:  

  • NEACH (New England ACH Association)
    • President/CEO, Burlington, MA
  • RainCatcher
    • Executive Director, Malibu, CA
  • The Landing School of Boat Building
    • Director of Admissions, Arundel, ME
    • Director of Advancement, Arundel, ME
  • WildAid
    • Managing Director of U.S. Operations, San Francisco, CA
  • Year Up
    • Associate Director of Business Development, San Jose, CA
    • Associate Director of Partner Relations, Boston, MA
    • Associate Director of Partner Relations, Los Angeles, CA
    • Senior Director of National Accounts (location to be determined)
  • Yestermorrow Design/Build School
    • President, Waitsfield, VT

Prior searches included:

I have appeared on BBC‘s World Have Your Say, been a featured presenter with the Lean In Boston Chapter, and my writing has been featured on LinkedIn Pulse.  My personal volunteer experience has including fundraising, actively serving on a nonprofit board, leading a human resources membership group, serving as a LinkedIn Hiring Advisor, promoting economic empowerment, promoting the arts, and mentoring students. 

For my full background, I invite you to view my LinkedIn profile, and encourage you to contact me about your hiring and human resources needs.