Amy Dordek Joins Waterstone
Feb. 11, 2019 (CHICAGO)—Waterstone LLC, which recruits talent for high-growth companies and emerging industries, announces the appointment of entrepreneur and sales expert Amy Dordek as managing director.
Among Waterstone’s specialities: Filling jobs in the high-tech, artificial intelligence and cannabis industries.
“At a time when talent is at a premium and unemployment rates are near-record lows, it’s critical to partner with industry experts,” said Shawn Primavera, managing director and co-founder. “As an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience, Amy knows how to address our clients’ needs, especially when filing sales roles, in addition to helping us accelerate our growth.”
Since its founding in 2015, Waterstone’s revenue has more than doubled annually. It recruits for clients worldwide.
Dordek previously was chief revenue officer at GrowthPlay, a sales consulting firm, which was ranked No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. Dordek, a co-founder of the Driehaus private equity-backed company, will remain on its advisory board.
GrowthPlay and Waterstone frequently collaborate. Waterstone has helped GrowthPlay clients fill key sales and leadership positions.
“My career has been dedicated to helping people and companies grow,” Dordek said. “And I’m especially passionate about recruiting women into innovative, fast-moving companies. I’ll also be partnering with Kimley and Shawn to put Waterstone on an even faster growth trajectory.”
Dordek is a serial entrepreneur and has been immersed in the Chicago startup scene for more than 25 years. With her husband, ABC 7 food reporter Steve Dolinsky, she is the co-founder of Pizza City USA, which offers weekend tours of Chicago’s pizza joints.
She is also a mentor at 1871, a board member of the Chicago chapter of the International Women’s Forum, and an advisory board member for Sales Assembly, an association of sales executives. She is a past board president of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Her sister, Eileen Dordek, is running for alderman in the 47th Ward.
“It’s rare that I go to an event in town where Amy doesn’t know someone, and I don’t think I’ve ever been to an event where someone doesn’t know at least one member of her family,” said Kimley Svendsen, a Waterstone managing director. “We’ve recruited a partner who is trusted and beloved by so many, and trust is so critical in our business.”
About Waterstone LLC
Waterstone LLC is a global recruiting firm for high-growth companies. We specialize in tough-to-fill roles in emerging industries, such as artificial intelligence and cannabis. Relying on data and experience, we quickly attract and match candidates with new, cutting-edge opportunities. Learn more at waterstone-llc.com.