Deborah Hankin

VP, Talent

Deborah founded the Talent team at SYPartners in 2014. She leads the team whose purpose is to find, nurture, and retain the extraordinary talent that helps shape and create massive positive impact in the world. Her team casts a wide net the world over to find great people to join the company.

Prior to SYPartners Deborah led talent at a 1,000 person marketing firm where she oversaw all talent acquisition, human resources, and training and development. Earlier in her career she was a headhunter at boutique design recruiting firm Sam & Lori and a strategist at Dentsu Wunderman, FCB, and Deutsch. Clients included American Express, Tishman Speyer, Samsung, and IBM, among others. She also spent extensive time working in Asia.

Deborah received a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA and an M.S. in Marketing from Northwestern University, and learned Japanese during her time living in Tokyo.