Connie Dato English is a career expert, dedicated to assisting business executives, drawing on over 20 years of professional experience. She imparts practical, actionable advice and structure for people in transition and enables them to effectively communicate their value to potential employers. Connie assisted over 2,000 MBA alumni in various aspects of career management and transition during her 14 years with the Alumni Career Services center at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. During that time she also developed relationships with hundreds of employers, connecting them with valuable talent. Connie was a Visiting Lecturer at the Darden School and taught Personal Career Assessment and Career Management in the MBA program, as well as an annual Career Transition Workshop for alumni and specialized workshops including Re-entering the Workforce and Professional Image in the Age of Social Media. In addition, she is a certified Profilor 360 coach.
After graduating from the US Merchant Marine Academy, Connie was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton where she was a key player in the development of an executive search practice serving the maritime industry. She returned to school at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration earning an MBA in 1991. She then worked as a Corporate Strategic Planner for PepsiCo in their Purchase, NY headquarters evaluating strategic issues for the corporation and modeling financial performance of the divisions. Connie moved to take on the role of Human Resources Manager at JM Huber Corporation in Commerce, Georgia. There she helped drive change through the organization, decreased turnover and streamlined the hiring process. In 2001, Connie returned to Darden to counsel alumni in all stages of career transitions. In 2015, she joined CFA Institute as Director, Global Talent Acquisition where she led the recruitment function of the high growth professional organization operating in eight offices throughout the world including US, Europe, Middle East, India and China, filling over 100 rolls per year. She managed several executive searches including CFO, CHRO, Controller, Chief Technology Officer, Head Global Corporate Communications, Deputy General Counsel, as well as three Regional Managing Director roles. Connie then joined the executive recruiting firm, Amrop Industrial Search, serving clients in the transportation and manufacturing sectors. She understands all aspects of the talent equation and is in a unique position to serve both companies needing talent as well as candidates looking to develop their careers.