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Dr. Davenport is co-founder of DavenportMajor in San Diego, and is a leader in the Life Sciences including Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Products.

Previously, Dr. Davenport headed the life sciences search practices for Slayton International and for AT Kearney. Prior to executive search, she spent 12 yrs in interventional cardiology private practice in Dallas, Texas with the last 4 years in clinical practice as CEO and managing director.

She received her degree in Molecular Genetics and Cellular Biology from the University of Texas, completed the Pharmacology program at AMI/University of Washington and completed her MBA and Doctoral Degrees in Business Administration. Additionally, she completed her doctoral dissertation on The Social Intelligence of Executives.


Mr. Sweet is the former President of AT Kearney Executive Search, and spent over 25 years with that firm. During his dozen years as President, Kearney Search grew ten-fold and became the 5th largest U.S. based executive search firm, with 33 offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. He established CW Sweet, Inc. in 2002, and is affiliated with Jack Groban & Associates.

Prior to joining AT Kearney, Mr. Sweet held positions in sales and human resources with Proctor & Gamble, Ford Motor Company, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, and Marsh & McClennan.

Mr. Sweet received his Bachelors Degree from Hamilton College, and MBA Degree from the University of Chicago. He has served as a Director of GreatBank Algonquin and of Ridge Capital Fund; and as a Director of Alternative Resources Corporation, Calypso Systems, and United States Professional Volleyball. He is currently a Trustee of the University of Richmond.


Susan Major is the co-founder and Managing Partner of DavenportMajor. Her expertise working in the Technology industry spans more than 18 years with global high growth companies including Motorola and Ameritech, coupled with 10 additional years of search experience.

Ms. Major specializes in the wireless, telecom, software and semiconductor sectors. Prior to DavenportMajor, she established Slayton International’s first west coast office, and previously opened San Diego’s first top ten search office for A.T. Kearney Executive Search.

Ms. Major has introduced numerous technology products, including two-way radios, cellular handsets and a first generation PDA while at Motorola. At Ameritech, she led the marketing efforts that expanded their paging and wireless data services. Additionally, she has been awarded two patents in wireless messaging.

She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a Master’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Frank C. Schroeder is co-founder of Brown Schroeder & Associates in Chicago. He previously worked as a top-level executive for a variety of corporations in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom, including Drake Beam Morin, A.T. Kearney Executive Search, Waste Management International and Alcoa.

Frank was President of European Operations at DBM, which provided executive coaching, workforce improvement and outplacement operations in 26 countries throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

Before DBM, he held several executive leadership roles including Managing Director of the Global Technology Practice in Chicago Managing Director of European operations and Managing Director of the United Kingdom operations.

At Waste Management International, Frank worked from the company's Lausanne, Switzerland and London offices, where he was in charge of acquisitions throughout Europe. He also assisted in activities in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions

Earlier in his career, Frank rose through the ranks at industry giant Alcoa. Working in both U.S. and international markets, his career at Alcoa culminated in his role as General Manager of Field Sales and Distribution for the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional operations, headquartered in Lausanne.

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