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ABOUT THE SILVERCHAIR PARTNERS TEAM
Chantal "Taly" Russell
Chantal "Taly" Russell is the CEO and founder of SilverChair Partners. Prior to founding “SCP” in January of 2013, Taly honed her craft from 2003-2012 at a renowned global Executive Search firm in which Taly specialized in recruiting the highest caliber support for CEO's, Partners and C-Suite power players in New York City. Taly is an industry expert and has personally placed over 750 Executive Administrative and Human Resources professionals successfully over the years. Prior to joining the most senior echelons of Executive Search in 2003, Taly was a Casting Director in both New York and Los Angeles. Born in Zurich, Switzerland and having grown up in New York City, Taly attended New York University's Stern School with a double major in Business and Political Science. Taly is actively involved in a number of different philanthropies and is an active member on the Friends of Baby Buggy board in New York, LCRF, The Robin Hood Foundation and a member of the Junior Committee of the American Museum of Natural History.
Melissa is a Partner at SilverChair focusing on nuanced Executive and Personal Administrative Recruiting. With ten years of recruiting, business development and relationship building experience, Melissa utilizes her PR skills to attract top talent in the industry. She is focused on bringing top-notch service to SilverChair Partners’ clients and candidates every hour of every day. Melissa graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in Public Relations. Melissa is an avid triathlete, marathoner and traveler. Melissa has completed the Lake Placid Ironman, Comrades Ultra Marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Erica is a Partner at SilverChair. Erica has over ten years of experience in recruiting, Human Resources management, finance and strategic planning. Prior to joining the world of Executive Search, Erica spent five years as the Manager of Administration and Human Resources at a $4B NYC Hedge Fund. Erica also worked in strategic roles doing mergers and acquisitions at companies such as Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood, Fidelity and Mellon Financial. Erica earned a degree in Finance from Boston College. She serves as a consultant and volunteer for Girls Incorporated, a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Ana Luiza Sani
Ana is an Associate/Temp Candidate Coordinator at SilverChair Partners. She is a 2011 graduate of Rollins College with a degree in Critical Media and Cultural studies. Ana began her career as an Events Coordinator for TH Productions, where she organized consumer events, product launches and fashion shows. Ana also worked as an Executive Assistant and Project Manager of Design Operations at J.Crew and David Yurman. She assisted in each firm's recruiting efforts before joining SilverChair. Ana is an avid traveler, loves trying new restaurants and speaks Portuguese fluently. Ana is actively lobbying for the next epic SilverChair Partners company offsite to be held in Brazil, South America. We don’t disagree!
Dina is the Office Manager and Chief Coordinator at SilverChair Partners. She is a 2014 graduate of SUNY College at Old Westbury with a masters in Mental Health Counseling, and obtained a degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2012. Dina began her career at a prestigious board in NY as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, where she worked with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness throughout Brooklyn. She provided healing therapy and coordinated all-encompassing plans to support a healthy, purposeful life for her clients. Dina also worked as an Underwriting Assistant at Morstan General Agency while attending graduate school. Through Dina’s work, she honed an incredible sense of what makes people tick and how to best coach them into being the best version of themselves. Her natural warmth along with her strong sense of self provides a wonderful balance that exudes authenticity and caring. When Dina is not at work, you can find her exploring the city for the best hidden restaurants, reading a good book, or pretending to be a tennis pro.
Shawn Michael Harris
Shawn is the face and voice behind SilverChair's new VIP Silver button. This is a 24/7 concierge assistance resource that SCP offers its Executive and Personal Assistant network for any hot off the press reservations, tickets, travel, event planning, private chef, doctor recommendation, gift recommendation etc. that the Executive or Personal Assistant, Office Manager or Chief of Staff would need for their boss. Shawn is a seasoned Concierge and Personal Assistant who has been working in the hospitality industry for the last 15 years. He's worn many hats in the hospitality industry and as a result, has both insider knowledge of New York City and the industry in general. Along with opening Dream properties, Maritime Hotel and Langham Place, he is trained in luxury 5 Star Forbes Standards. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys writing and is working on his 2nd book about the Concierge world.