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Who We Are

Our premier global search firm specializes in Professional, Leadership and Executive placements. We have been placing candidates within the industrial and professional environments since 1990 and specialize in heavy industrial environments such as the manufacturing, production, metal, mining, steel, distribution, and packaging industries. We have conducted many placements within the private equity space, such as legal, finance, IT, operations, safety, human resources, quality, sales, and project management just to name a few. We serve transformational leaders who are steadfast on driving performance and creating a cultural difference. Our success rate of creative sourcing, branding your organization in the marketplace, forensic screening and delivering extraordinary talent is unmatched. We build our own foundation on the strong relationships we form with our clients and are highly successful at being rewarded with repeat business and referrals.

Yes, there are numerous online resources today at your disposal and they make it a bit easier to identify candidates, but the task of finding the right candidate remains critical for our clients and this typically comes with the burden of time constraints within their own lean environments. Foundations Talent Group forensically screens beyond the keywords to identify high performers. We are dedicated to understanding the drivers, goals, and objectives behind every placement, including visiting our client’s sites or offices to learn their culture, their vision, and their operations if necessary. We go to great lengths to improve your bottom line and deliver. Foundations Talent Group is known for their strategy behind your needs.

We are not in the business of just placements and filling openings; we genuinely want to be your partner in transforming your talent and workforce needs. We are determined to make a difference in the goals of the clients we serve, including offering transformational HCM strategies, succession planning programs, performance management programs, HR function re-design and implementation, RPO strategies, strategic process & policy transformation that ultimately improve your culture and improve your ROI. Please take a moment to review our Case Studies and Services and you'll quickly find the value in our wide variety of services. The performance of your organization is our success meter, let Foundations Talent Group be your partner in building strong foundations for you.












Foundations Talent Group was formed backed by 32 years of strategic expertise within the Human Resources field. The impressive experience and progressive tenure in the field by our founder, Lisa Salvadori, Founder & CEO, funnels powerful knowledge based on over three decades of solid decisioning and strategic global HR leadership into what Foundations really is. We are a high-performance workplace and proven in the talent acquisition and people operations transformation space. 

Lisa has served as a successful C-Suite global leader and has managed many time-sensitive, large-scale global projects such as startups, turnarounds, reorganizations and cost-savings initiatives driven by private equity environments, as well as launching new HR functions for regional, national and global organizations, developing mass hiring and deficit staffing plans, has been integral in many manufacturing startups. Lisa has managed major global transformation projects within the private equity space and has proven experience within fortune 100 organizations. Lisa progressively built her career on a true generalist background, spent time developing talent acquisition and transformational strategies as a senior leader and director and before establishing Foundations Talent Group LLC, left the corporate environment as Global Head of Human Resources for a private equity portfolio company within the steel industry. 

Lisa possesses her BS in Human Resource Management, with a concentration on Operations and Business and is a long-term member of SHRM. Lisa is certified and holds both her PHR and GPHR certifications and resides in Delaware with her husband Jeff who is a 20-year Air Force Veteran and is in his 2nd career currently with the Boeing Company. Together, Lisa and Jeff have four successful adult children, Connor, Kelly, Megan and Emily. Lisa is an advocate for the elderly and for animals and does much philanthropic work in these areas.

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