Friedlander Partners, LLC—Meet the Team

Betsy Friedlander, President


Betsy Friedlander, an expert in the fields of search and career transition coaching, excels at conducting executive searches for organizations. She also has provided career coaching and executive coaching to hundreds of people throughout the United States, in addition to speaking to audiences around the country about creating career options.

Betsy has worked in many private sector industries, including finance, health care, information technology, telecommunications, government contracting, professional consulting, and public relations. She also consults with the not-for-profit world and the Federal government. She has provided guidance to university career centers and has worked with American University, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and George Washington University. Betsy has grown three separate businesses during her distinguished career.

She is the author of the manual How to Land Job Offers: The Art of Generating Job Opportunities and an article on “The Invisible Resume.” Most recently, Betsy’s unique approach to coaching was showcased on NBC News. She holds a B.A. from Boston University and an M.S. from Boston University, Sargent College.

Lindsay P. Conn


Lindsay Conn graduated with a BA from Denison University. She has spent her career providing consulting to the business community, providing search consulting and coaching individuals through change. She has been a certified Coach for close to ten years.

As a business consultant Lindsey served as the Executive Director for the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) where she partnered with employers in both the nonprofit and private business sectors to design award-winning talent management strategies. During her tenure as Executive Director, over 200 employers received recognition as “Excellent Places to Work” for positioning talent management as a strategic business imperative.

As a search consultant, Lindsey joined Willmott & Associates, a boutique search firm focused on the strategic placement of human resource executives. As a Senior Consultant for the firm she worked with employers to understand their unique talent management needs and to create recruitment strategies tailored to meet those needs. In this capacity, she also served both as a recruiter and career and leadership coach for Willmott’s vast clientele.

As a career coach, Lindsey partners with her clients around leadership development and career development.

Tamara Raymond

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Tamara Raymond is an accomplished Human Resources professional, specializing in recruiting and leadership/organizational development, with a history of devising and executing winning strategies to drive corporate performance. Tamara has a proven history of establishing and launching successful programs and practices; increasing productivity and organizational effectiveness; and managing full life-cycle recruiting. As a certified coach, she supports leaders with performance-enhancing guidance both in their current assignments and in the development of functional skills that are necessary for increased efficiency.

Tamara has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including: engineering; utility services; project management; construction management; professional training/coaching; non-profit; interior design; and financial services/corporate and investment banking. Her hands-on expertise is complemented by a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from The George Washington University; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/International Relations from Lawrence University; and several related industry certifications, including a certification in The Birkman Method®.

Betsy Caine


Betsy Caine is a senior consultant, with more than 25 years of demonstrated expertise in improving organizational performance, specializing in career coaching and cultivating leadership talent in organizations. Her portfolio includes experience in organization development, group facilitation, strategic planning, leadership, career coaching and consulting, and internal strategic communications. A results-oriented professional with outstanding client management skills, she brings a keen sense of intuition and insight about human behavior (within the context of the organization), and the ability to grasp complex client issues within organizational systems. Using a highly collaborative approach, she builds strong partnerships with clients to achieve lasting results.

Betsy has worked extensively with the health care industry, nonprofit entities, and government. She has a Master’s in Human Resource Development and a certificate of Change Management and Organization Development from Georgetown University.

Robert (Bob) DeFilippis


Mr. De Filippis is a 40-year veteran of corporate life from line operations to the senior executive suite. He entered the career transition business as a partner in Executive Assets, in Philadelphia in 1991, eventually becoming the sole owner and CEO of Career Partners International – The Chesapeake Group, based in Mclean, VA. After selling the company to Lee Hecht Harrison he stayed on for two years as Regional Senior Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Well-versed in the applied behavior sciences, he also possesses a wealth of practical experience. Mr. De Filippis has worked with companies in the US, South America, Western and Eastern Europe. He is the author of the book: You, Your SELF and the 21st Century: Coaching Yourself and others in Postmodern Times, with an introduction to The Birkman Method® Mr. De Filippis is a certified Birkman consultant and trainer and uses The Birkman Method® in a unique way, focusing on the examination of a client’s subconscious rules for engaging the world and linguistically reconstructing them for more effective behaviors and greater possibilities in their lives.