Maryanne B. Rainone
Chief Operating Officer
"Albert Einstein defined insanity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ I like to think that our firm helps clients to avoid that by approaching things differently to get better results.”
Maryanne delivers results in corporate communications, media relations, investor relations, speechwriting and public affairs executive searches for blue-chip companies – many in the Fortune 100 – with industry expertise in financial and professional services, technology, entertainment and media, and conglomerates, along with a recent focus on real estate. In addition to search engagements, she regularly develops competitive analyses and compensation studies for clients.
As Chief Operating Officer, Maryanne also optimizes our search procedures and, in general, ensures that the firm functions smoothly. In that role, she handles business development, manages and supervises research team operations, and oversees broad research and technology initiatives – including collaboration with our affiliate firms in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
A leader in the field, Maryanne has communications and HR contacts at corporations, agencies, academic institutions and associations here and abroad. Industry and membership groups frequently welcome her as a guest speaker, and she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Maryanne has been quoted in the trade and general press and in broadcast media on topics including relocation, negotiating compensation and job search strategies.
Before joining Heyman Associates, Maryanne spent over a decade at what was then Chase Manhattan Bank, managing large teams in customer service and loan servicing. Earlier, she worked in public relations at United Cerebral Palsy.
“I’ve been doing this a long time, but it never gets old. Recruiting is a series of steps – each search has a beginning, a middle and an end. What makes each engagement unique is the human element. The firm adds value by ensuring the process results in genuine relationships between our firm and the client and, more importantly, between the right candidate and the client. To accomplish that, you have to get the details right. Having built my career in a corporate environment, focused on operations, I have the discipline to deliver the level of service clients expect.”
Maryanne is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also earned an MBA from Adelphi University. Maryanne is a native of Long Island who spends as much time as possible at the beach with her husband, and with her two daughters and one son-in-law when they happen to be on the "right" coast. She is a news junkie and also loves to cook and entertain.