In 2000, Keith Nave partnered with Dick Ulrich to start Career Management Partners (CMP) with a simple but profound idea: they would provide the highest-touch, most personalized outplacement services possible. Staying true to their concept became their mandate, leading to raving fans among companies and candidates who benefited from CMP’s high-touch support during job losses and career transitions.
As CMP grew as a talent firm and expanded its relationships with talent leaders in the business community, the firm was asked to help fill roles for key clients. The CMP Search Practice was born with a similar singular focus on providing high-touch support while filling key roles.
Over the years, we have had the honor of helping companies source great talent while improving the careers and lives of countless professionals whom we helped place in new roles.
In 2014, Keith Nave was ready to move on to retirement. But he would not deviate from his mandate to provide the highest-touch and most personalized service possible. The right partner was found, and the torch was passed to Joe Frodsham and Maryanne Piña, who merged CMP with JBKF Group to create a full-service firm supporting the full talent life cycle—talent acquisition, assessment, coaching, leadership development, and career transition.
Along with new practice areas, Maryanne and Joe bring their diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Maryanne was born and raised in the border town of McAllen, Texas in a Spanish-speaking home. She spent the first years of her career as a bilingual teacher in Title 1 schools in Fort Worth, Texas.
Conversely, Joe was born and raised in Western Canada, immigrating to the United States to attend college. He spent his career in progressively larger roles with Anderson Consulting, Compaq Computer Corp., Whirlpool, and Tenet Healthcare before writing, speaking, and consulting under the entity of JBKF Group.
In many ways, Maryanne and Joe are total opposites—they are even opposite on every dimension of the MBTI! However, they share five children (they are married), two published books, and a passion for the original mandate of CMP: to provide the highest-touch, most personalized talent solutions possible.
On a personal and professional level, Maryanne and Joe know the true power of embracing diversity, including everyone in a meaningful way, and doing all they can to create an equitable world.
Since 2015, CMP has significantly invested in technology, people, and new markets. We now have a direct presence in every region of the United States, as well as Arbora Global Career Partners offices across the world. CMP has been recognized as a fast-growth company and is the largest minority and woman-owned firm supporting the full talent life cycle.
Most importantly, CMP has stayed true to Keith’s original mandate: to provide the highest-touch, most personalized talent solutions possible. That will always be the CMP difference.