About Executive Career Upgrades

After working for the largest Fortune 500 executive placement firm in the world, placing/helping over 8,000 people, I’ve learned the tools you need to be successful at the executive level to accelerate your career.

Hi, I’m

Tim Madden

 

the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Executive Career Upgrades. We show high achievers how to take their career to the next level.

Prior to founding ECU, I had a very successful career as a Seasoned Talent Acquisition Specialist, leading teams that have sold and fulfilled on over 50 million dollars in Staffing and Recruitment services since 2013. Before that, I was one of the top recruiters for the military in 2011.

I have seen tens of thousands of resumes (probably more) and interacted with CEOs and Senior Executives at some of the top companies in various industries.

What I have learned after thousands of placements…

 

Resumes almost never clearly describe someone’s own “true skills and achievements,” most of the time hiring managers want to focus on specific bullet points on a job description. This isn’t something that is new; this is a challenge candidates and hiring managers have had going on for years.

Also, most people are confused in their career. They don’t know what to target, they don’t know how to build a clear impactful message, and most of the time settle for mediocrity which leads to poor job performance, low pay, and un-fulfillment.

Not only do I attract high-quality candidates for companies, but I’m also passionate about helping high achievers land that next 6-figure job, which most of the time is less about tactics and more about mindset and confidence.

 

“Tim and his team are amazing!!! If you are stuck in your career search or just starting out, look no further. Do not waste your time searching on your own. Tim and his team are high performing professionals that will help guide you through the transition and help maximize your earning potential. They are experts in job search, resume writing, LinkedIn profile, interview prep, and salary negotiation. Highly recommended if you are looking to take your career to the next level or making a challenging transition.”

This is what I do.

I am passionate about helping high achievers land that next 6-figure job, which most of the time is less about tactics and more about mindset and confidence.

Hi, I’m

Kristina Madden

 

the Co-Founder and Chief People Officer (CPO) with Executive Career Upgrades.

Kristina Madden is the Co-Founder and Chief People Officer at Executive Career Upgrades. She is deeply passionate about helping high achievers land six-figure jobs, recognizing that success often hinges more on mindset and confidence than mere tactics.

A renowned mindset expert, Kristina has collaborated with top executives to reshape their mental frameworks, enabling them to unlock their full potential and achieve remarkable success. As an energetic Results Coach, she has guided over 5,000 professionals through customized approaches to elevate both their personal and professional lives.

Kristina is dedicated to assisting Directors, VPs, and Executives in positioning themselves as market leaders, resulting in better job alignment, higher salaries, and increased workplace engagement. Her sincere commitment to empowering professionals ensures they achieve the highest and best versions of themselves in their careers.

Kristina Madden | Co-Owner & Expert Mindset Coach | Executive Career Upgrades

Mission Statement

Here at Executive Career Upgrades, our mission is to develop, inspire, and lead high-achieving corporate leaders to maximize their career and life.

Core Values

  • Commitment – We do not compromise our targets or the massive goals of our clients
  • Excellence – How we do one thing is how we do everything
  • Transparency – We promote complete trust and openness within our organization
  • Innovation – We are the pioneers of implementing technology in corporate America to base decisions on intelligence and rationale
  • Inspiration – We are committed to a global vision of impact and are responsible for shaping the minds of corporate leaders

Committed to providing the support and advice

“Exec Upgrades were committed to providing the support and advice needed to find and land the right job at the right time. They worked tirelessly to ensure I focused on discovering my worth for potential employers and the confidence to demand it during the negotiation process.”

STEVE | DIRECTOR OF IT

Tim & The ECU Team are hard-working, dedicated professionals

“Tim [& The ECU Team]  are hard-working, dedicated professionals who excel at motivating and coaching individuals who are in need of career advice and re-launch, confidence re-builds, and goal-setting. They are exceptionally skilled at developing genuine relationships with individuals across a broad spectrum of career levels and industry types. They provide unique insights and practical recommendations that are based on their own experiences, trials, and successes. It is with pleasure that I offer my recommendations of ECU.”

TODD | BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

They are simply awesome

“I worked with Exec Upgrades as I was looking for new opportunities. They are simply awesome, keep you motivated, on track and focused on your objective. Their dedication to help their clients succeed is great to see and they will typically make themselves available at short notice. The group calls help share best practices and tips with each other as well as contacts and networks. For anyone looking to take the next step in his/her career, I would recommend working with Exec Upgrades.”

HEMANT | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Punctual, friendly and professional

“Tim [& The ECU Team] provided the needed support during the search. They are punctual, friendly and professional. The program provides a structure and mechanisms to build your network and put you in front of decision makers. They keep you motivated and focused. They make sure that your efforts are on target and they won’t let you undersell yourself. I highly recommend the program to any senior professional who wants to boost their search and propel their career to next level.”

SHANTANU | TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE

Meet the

Executive Career Upgrades Team

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Erin Stockwell

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

 Vice President of Client Services

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Alexa Valerian

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

Senior Director of Client Services

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Megan
Pedersen

Kara Dennison | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Client Services

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Katie
Britton,

CPRW, NCOPE 
Katie Britton | Executive Storyteller | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Executive Brand Strategy

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Cayce
Madden

Darek Smith | VP of Enrollment | Executive Career Upgrades

Technical Support Manager

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Chelsi
Casey

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

VP of Client Engagement

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Hayley Wertz

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

VP of Client Success

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Darek
Smith

Darek Smith | VP of Enrollment | Executive Career Upgrades

Senior VP of Enrollment

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Luke Wehner

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

VP of Enrollment

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Matilda
Olsson

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

National Director of Enrollment

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Taybele Piven

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Senior Director of Enrollment

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Erik
Scherer

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Senior Director of Enrollment

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Paul
Murphy

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Sydney Thompson

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Brian
Lamkin

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Chandler
Yan

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Chris
Klonne

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Matt
Pierce

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Jason
Stokes

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Jeremy
Cheney

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Chad
Hanzely

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Ester
Koenders

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Director of Enrollment

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Dex
Daly

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Enrollment Coordinator

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Lordee Aluan

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

Enrollment Coordinator

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Donnie Cervera

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

Marketing Associate

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Aries
Oliva

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

Video Editor

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Alex
Hill

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades

Creative Director

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Christie Little

Luke Wehner | Enrollment Specialist | Executive Career Upgrades
Media Specialist

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Laurente

Raquel Baugh | VP of Marketing | Executive Career Upgrades

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