Your premier executive search firm.

Tier4 Group is proud to announce the launch of Retained, a women-owned and diversity certified executive search firm, specializing in placing senior technology leaders, including CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs, in companies across various industries. Additionally, the firm will place top-tier C-suite leaders such as CEOs, COOs, and CFOs with technology-focused service and product companies, as well as identify exceptional candidates for non-profit executive level positions. Operating as unique brand under the Tier4 Group umbrella, Retained leverages its strong industry connections and deep expertise to deliver unparalleled talent acquisition solutions to organizations seeking exceptional leadership.

Retained’s mission is to provide strategic, tailored, and client-centric executive search solutions to meet the evolving needs of today’s business landscape, while keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the core of its identity. The firm will recognize the critical role that senior technology leaders play in driving innovation and growth, and is committed to connecting organizations with the talent necessary to thrive in an increasingly competitive global market. In addition to executive search, Retained will also provide fractional and interim talent to clients in addition to a comprehensive suite of assessment services.


Tino Mantella

President and Managing Partner, Retained

Tino Mantella is President and Managing Partner of Retained. Prior to joining Retained, Tino served as President and CEO of Turknett Leadership Group where his focus was on seeing that the Turknett mission of “spreading leadership character around the globe” was carried out to its fullest extent to impact a greater number of people and leaders. Throughout his professional journey, Tino has held leadership positions in both non-profit and for-profit sectors, spanning diverse fields such as human and social services, healthcare, and technology. His strategic leadership resulted in the Technology Association of Georgia and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago becoming North America’s largest institutions of their kind. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in one of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations, contributing over $50 million to arthritis research. Tino Mantella is widely recognized for his ability to drive meaningful impact in people’s lives, foster team cohesion, and enhance organizational effectiveness. His reputation as a versatile and innovative leader has earned national acclaim in published works.


Betsy Robinson

Founder and CEO, Tier4 Group

Betsy Robinson is the Founder & CEO of Tier4 Group, a women-owned and diversity-certified technology talent and professional services organization.  She was recognized in 2023 by Inc. Magazine as an inaugural honoree to the 30 Under 30-ish list and named 2023’s LGBTQ+ Businessperson of the Year for the State of Georgia.  Additionally, Betsy is an active volunteer with Women in Technology and currently serves on its                           Board of Directors.

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