Kathy Lavinder founded SI Placement in 2000 after working as an investigator with a leading Investigations firm in the 1990s. After a decade of conducting and managing complex investigations for corporations, financial institutions, and law firms, Lavinder turned to the challenges of talent acquisition.
Today Lavinder is frequently interviewed and often invited to speak about security and investigative topics as well as career issues. She is the featured expert in the ASIS Career Center, providing advice to job seekers and others trying to advance their careers. Lavinder has a leadership role with the ASIS Women In Security special interest group and is active with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, InfraGard, and the State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
Earlier, Lavinder was with ABC News in New York and was News Director of WBZ Radio in Boston. She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and obtained a Master's degree from Georgetown University.
Glenn Bass is a CPA and serves as Director of Recruiting Services for SI Placement. He has more than 12 years of executive search experience and previously worked for Clovis, a Maryland-based recruiting and staffing firm. Bass headed their executive recruiting division focused on senior‐level Accounting and Finance management professionals in the Washington, DC area. Bass is a trusted advisor and problem‐solver to both hiring managers and candidates, facilitating sound business decision making and ensuring successful outcomes.
Prior to moving into executive search, Bass spent eight years in public accounting as a CPA, first with a regional firm in New York, and then in Washington, DC with Grant Thornton. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland's School of Business.