Our Story

“If you’re always trying to be normal you’ll never know how amazing you can be” – Maya Angelou

Unique Value of OTA

Our Founder, Christine Eckhaus, has decades of experience in HR/People and talent across industries, functions, companies and firms. She honed in on the opportunity to up level people and talent for both clients and candidates. That’s what Own the Arena is all about. We’re in the arena with you working hard every day to find the right talent at the right time to grow organizations, inspire leaders, deploy effective technology and processes, and shape the future. We are focused on creating a community of people who want to do their best every day and grow and do even more for each other. Empowered with the thoughtful use of AI, the time to deploy the power of human connection PLUS AI to up level People and Talent is NOW!

Combine About us page with the “Meet The team” portion of our team page Leave links to our bio’s intact, except for the first sentence of mine:  Christine Eckhaus has decades of leadership experience in HR/People, Executive and Technical Recruiting, and Executive Coaching.

Meet The Team

Christine Eckhaus

Managing Partner

John Negovetich

Partner, Executive Search

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“The future depends on what you do today”

– Mahatma Gandhi