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Hopkins -  - Boston, MA, USA

Nancy Hopkins

Boston, MA, USA


Search and recruitment track record representing select Technology "start-up" Clients that demonstrate lucrative upside potential:

HEARTLAND ROBOTICS is growing and currently looking for experienced talent with a track record of building/releasing electro-mechanical products:

SR. MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Hands-on role; conceive, design, analyze, test and document mechanical systems within time to market constraints. BSME or higher, minimum of 7 years, hands-on experience in the design of complex electromechanical products for high manufacturing volumes; experience designing, integrating & testing electro-mechanical systems for performance and reliability.

UI DEVELOPER: Design/implement a state-of-the-art interface for our robot; development of a robust and extensible infrastructure to support our UI vision; must be comfortable with an environment that stresses rapid iteration, and thinking outside the box; exper. in robotics, games and/or mobile applications. C++, rapid prototyping, LINUX preferred, expertise in Qt, OpenGL and HTML5 a plus.

SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER: "Vision, Brains, Behavior", hands-on coding in C++, Python, computer games, AI, computer vision and/or intelligent systems.

SR. CONTROLS ENGINEER/REAL-TIME CONTROL APPL: MSEE or MSME with 6+ yrs. designing/implementing software; classic control theory, servo systems, sensors, estimation.Strong C++ programming for embedded processors in Linux. Matlab/Simulink/MathCad familiarity.

SOFTWARE QA ENGINEER: Hands-on role testing complex systems on Linux or UNIX platforms. Ability to learn, test, and troubleshoot various software components, ranging from Linux QT applications to low-level embedded code. Execute manual tests, develop/run automated tests, track software performance metrics. Scripting experience (e.g., perl, python), testing tools familiarity (e.g., testopia). A strong plus - C/C++ coding experience, experience with embedded systems, hardware testing, and robots.

Work History

Retained Executive Recruiter


April 2010 - August 2010

Completed searches for:
-Dir. of Product Management
-VP of Engineering.
All inquiries are directed to

PolyRemedy - a late-stage venture-backed company, focused on providing an integrated systems approach to personalized wound care market ($27 Billion market) to improve outcomes and reduce costs.

This technology-enabled product and service company for the Healthcare industry is creating a clinical software application that provides a method of consistency, continuity and a high level of confidence with the clinicians.

Early results from key clinicians utilizing our prototype are very promising. We are rapidly refining our product system and scaling for limited market release late this year.

PolyRemedy will continue to build a passionate team to realize their vision and help this under-served patient population.

Corporate Recruiter

Innovative Technology Clients

September 2009 - September 2009

Company Profile: HEARTLAND ROBOTICS is building the next generation of industrial robots.
Heartland Robotics was founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and former Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The company's mission is to bring to market a new generation of robots to improve productivity in manufacturing environments.
Heartland's goal is to introduce robots into places that have not been automated before, making manufacturers more efficient, their workers more productive and keeping jobs from migrating to low-cost regions.
Heartland's management team is comprised of professionals skilled in robotics, artificial intelligence, software development and systems engineering, complemented by business managers with a track record of growing startups into billion-dollar businesses.
Heartland is fortunate to be backed by world-class investors:
Bezos Expeditions (the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon)
Charles River Ventures
Highland Capital Partners
Sigma Partners

Explore, confidentially, one of the most exciting technology revolutions, contact me: .

Corporate Recruiter

ExaGrid Systems

January 2006 - January 2009

ExaGrid Systems' made a conscientious decision to invest in a 28-year Veteran of the recruitment industry to facilitate the exponential growth that ExaGrid is experiencing. This second-phase start-up's product is being tauted as the desired standard for data deduplication for the mid-enterprise.

ExaGrid is beating their competitors in 7/10 of all bake offs - this is the place to work if you have the "A" player credentials - understand the devotion and passion that contributes to the ultimate success of a company and product.

Contact me to discuss further:

Sr. Recruiting Consultant


January 2002 - January 2006

Owner/Technology Recruiter & Consultant since 1984

Hopkins & Company, Inc. (

January 1984 - January 1984

• Top producer in every office throughout career.
• Extensive experience sourcing/recruiting top talent at all levels using direct sourcing, Internet-based search techniques, research firms, advertising, open houses and job fairs. Possess a very large ‘Rolodex/Database’ of confidential networking contacts.
• Highly skilled in driving hiring process: Partnering with management to understand scope of positions, developing job descriptions, sourcing, prescreening, interviewing, referencing, cultivating rapport, negotiating compensation, and conducting orientation.
• Conduct searches/placements, at all levels, on a retained and contract basis.
• Handle with grace and efficiency countless issues that arise during the search and placement cycle.
• Enjoy an excellent success rate and reputation with clients and candidates resulting in continuous referrals and repeat business.
• Trained recruiters in multiple offices and specialties; oversaw their development and production.

Vice President of Operations

Spectra International, Inc.

January 1982 - January 1984

Recruited by the President of Spectra International, Inc. into the position of Director of Training and promoted to Vice President of Operations. Responsible for training and monitoring of 27 franchised search offices nationwide. Hired and trained new recruiters. Worked with franchise owners to create and implement business plans and monitored the growth and success of each office.


Fairfield Whitney, Inc.

January 1980 - January 1982

First recruiter hired in new Boston-based search firm. Handled full-cycle recruitment process, including client development. Specialty: Sales/High technology and high-end business products and equipment.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Science

Merrimack College

Harvard University

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