Meet our team of job finding experts.
Bob Cavoto, Managing Principal, Founder
With more than 20 years of executive search experience, Bob built 20/20 Foresight from the ground up.
Before founding the company, Bob worked as the CFO of a $1 billion entertainment and real estate company. He was also the President of Merrill Lynch Realty-Chicago (real estate investment banking), a consultant with a Big Four international accounting firm and a college-level real estate finance instructor.
Bob earned his accounting degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a Certified Public Accountants certificate and Real Estate Licenses Series 7 and 63. This vast industry experience gives Bob a unique perspective on the industries our company specializes in.
Rare as it may be, Bob enjoys his leisure time as an avid sailor, a tri-athlete, a hot yoga enthusiast and a squash player.
Glen Esnard, Senior Principal, EVP
A veteran of the commercial real estate services business, Glen brings nearly twenty years of leadership experience to 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing & Job Finding. He has held senior leadership positions at CB Richard Ellis, Colliers and Grubb & Ellis, most recently as President of US Brokerage and President of Capital Markets.
Glen has an MS in Learning and Organizational Change and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational and Leadership Coaching, both from Northwestern University, and has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Finance from the University of Southern California. He enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking and skiing, studies Krav Maga and is a licensed pilot.
Trent Jackson, Senior Principal
With more than 10 years of Executive Marketing and Career Coaching experience, Trent joined the team when his former recruiting firm was acquired by 20/20 Foresight. He was also a Recruiter and Director of Research at DHR International Executive Search, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies.
Deemed “someone you need to know” when looking for a new job in the industry, Trent maintains an extensive network within the real estate and finance industries.
An alumnus of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Trent enjoys the outdoors, swimming and spending time with his wife and baby daughter. Trent’s also a fervent supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Jim McGuffin, Senior Principal
As Senior Principal with 20/20 Foresight, Jim contributes extensive knowledge, experience and a passion for commercial real estate. In his role managing the Dallas Office, Jim specializes in placing
mid- to senior level executives across all real estate asset classes. He’s skilled at identifying an organization’s needs and completing executive searches successfully and efficiently.
After earning an Economics degree and an Executive MBA from the University of Illinois, where he also held a professional position as Assistant Athletics Director, Jim's career has taken him from real estate development to financial services and investments where he has passed the Series 7 and 63 exams.
Robert Peck, Senior Principal
Robert Peck brings more than a decade of senior leadership experience to our Chicago, Los Angeles & New York offices. Prior to joining 20/20, Robert led a successful career at a tech-enabled, 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) startup in Chicago. After starting in a business development position, Robert was promoted to Director of Operations and in due course, Executive Vice President of Business Development. He led the firm through a substantial high-growth phase registering 500% organic revenue growth, doubling the workforce to 180 employees, and opening two satellite offices over a three year period. Robert is also a partner in several real estate operating companies in the midwest, west and east. As a result, Robert carries a significant understanding of executive leadership teams in entrepreneurial environments, operations management, real estate and finance.
Robert earned a Bachelors Degree from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Albeit rare, Robert spends his free time reading and playing golf, and is a lifelong ice hockey player and enthusiast.
Adam Zechman, Senior Principal
Adam brings more than 15 years of Financial Service and Capital Markets experience to our Chicago & New York offices. He began his career with Knight Trading Group and Citigroup Capital Markets, where he built lasting relationships on and off the trading floor. He has worked on both the buy and sell sides of the financial industry, and carries both the series 7 and 66 licenses. Adam currently is a partner and board member of several real estate companies.
Adam earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan. When he isn’t at the ice rink watching or coaching his kids’ hockey teams, Adam enjoys playing golf and traveling.
Laura Beckman, Senior Principal
Since joining 20/20 Foresight in 2009, Laura’s split her time between our Chicago and Washington, D.C., office. She’s placed countless mid- to senior level executives while cultivating the firm’s research capabilities.
Prior to 20/20 Foresight, Laura worked for a top European executive recruiting firm. There, she was responsible for establishing the firm’s U.S. operations, developing their proprietary database and honing her executive recruiting skills.
Laura graduated from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she was the captain of the Women’s Water Polo team. Today, she’s a marathoner and a pilates enthusiast—which lets her experience the vibrant restaurant scenes in both Chicago and D.C.
Reid Behrens, Senior Principal
Reid began his career in real estate with a Fortune 500 company and left as Recruitment Manager specializing in the placement of real estate and finance professionals nationally and worldwide. Reid joined 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing in 2014. He teams with clients to help them not only find a job, but the job they want.
Reid graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a degree in International Studies of Economics. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and sports of all kinds, specifically, golf.
Karen Fata, Vice President of Sales
As Vice President of Sales, Karen brings more than 15 years of real estate and recruitment experience to 20/20 Foresight. Previously in her career, Karen recruited for a Fortune 500 commercial real estate and investment services firm, where she successfully managed in-house and client placements. Before entering the real estate and recruiting sectors, Karen successfully led multiple product development initiatives and recruitment efforts for a publicly traded financial services firm headquartered in Chicago.
Karen earned a BA in Communications from Northern Illinois University and an MBA in Management and Organizations from Roosevelt University. Karen enjoys spending time with her family, as well as running, cycling and tennis.
Stephanie Cook, EVP Operations
Stephanie has more than a decade of experience placing C-level executives. She plays a key leadership role in the firm, splitting her time between our Chicago office and Los Angeles office, along with managing administrative operations across all 10 offices.
A California native, Stephanie earned her bachelors degree from San Jose State University and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in testing from San Diego State University. She enjoys cycling and exploring new places.
Kristen Eberhard, VP of Operations and Strategy
With nearly 10 years executive recruiting, research and database management experience, Kristen possesses a broad understanding of the job finding process.
As Vice President of Operations and Strategy for Executive Marketing, Kristen is responsible for operations management and enhancements to the Executive Marketing program. She actively partners with our consultants and clients in creating and executing each client’s job finding strategy.
Kristen is based out of our Los Angeles office. She graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington with a Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking and traveling.
Brigitte Sinnick, Senior Director of Research, Analysis and Systems
Brigitte is our Director of Research, Analysis and Systems. She’s responsible for developing our database systems and continuously working to keep 20/20 Foresight at the forefront of executive search.
Brigitte graduated from Elmhurst College with a BS in Finance. She currently lives in Chicago and in her free time, she enjoys boating, cooking and attending sporting events.