Dana Kline placed into Cordia as VP of IT/CIO by La Fosse Executive

28 March 2023 by Will Setterfield

2 minutes (383 Words)


Last year, KKR completed a carve-out of Clearway Energy Inc’s district energy business, Clearway Community Energy (now Cordia), and was seeking a senior IT leader to serve as the newly separated company’s VP of IT/CIO.

La Fosse was retained by KKR for the search and secured Dana Kline as VP of IT/CIO at Cordia. With over 30 years of IT management experience, and previous roles in manufacturing and industrial businesses, Dana’s wealth of knowledge and skills in the applied use of technology, strategy, and leadership were aligned with KKR’s vision for this position.

La Fosse was thrilled to work with KKR and Cordia on this search and we look forward to seeing the growth and success of Cordia in the future.

Customer quote:

“We partnered with La Fosse to lead the search for the new technology leader at Cordia Energy. La Fosse quickly delivered a strong candidate pipeline, was proactive in soliciting feedback, and evolved the search parameters as we refined the target candidate profile. Ultimately, La Fosse brought strong individuals into the process leading to the selection of a high-quality candidate.” Luke Ericson, KKR

Candidate quote:

“La Fosse was an excellent firm to work with. From start to finish, they were informative, attentive, and with great attention to detail when it came to preparation for interviews. I was always kept up to date, and I felt like La Fosse genuinely cared about me having a positive experience throughout. I’ve ended up with a great role at Cordia, and I’d recommend La Fosse to any senior candidate looking for their next role.” Dana Kline, Cordia

Consultant quote: 

“This placement was a true testament to the power of partnership in executive search – from early partnership with Luke to translate the business situation into a candidate profile, which we collaboratively refined through ongoing dialogue, to an open and transparent partnership with Dana, ensuring he had visibility into the process and relevant updates throughout. We are thrilled to have placed Dana with Cordia, and it demonstrates again that a shared focus on long-term success, combined with a collaborative customer and La Fosse’s network and resources, delivers exceptional results.” Will Setterfield, La Fosse Executive

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