Harvard Group International


Harvard Group International (HGI) is the leading performer in retained executive and professional search. Whether by partnering with clients to identify, evaluate and bring forward top tier professionals who can directly and immediately contribute tangible improvements or by creating tailored solutions to tough business problems, we are dedicated to helping clients succeed.

We know and live by the fact that “Every Business is a Growth Business…With the Right Leadership.” With this in mind, we focus on attracting professionals who possess unique technical expertise and skill sets as turnaround and growth agents. Our results have remained consistent through our proprietary 22-Step Process that brings forward and attracts Best-in-Class leaders. Our work to attract and place individuals with our clients has directly attributed to increased quality and profitability, successful turnarounds, streamlined supply chains, as well as notable corporate image building and rebuilding.



Harvard Group Names Consumer and Retail Practice Leader

Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has added Margaret Gramann to its search team as a managing director where she will lead the firm’s consumer and retail practices. Ms. Gramann specializes in C-suite and board searches with specific expertise in general management, sales, and marketing roles. She has deep expertise in CPG (PepsiCo, Coca-Cola)

The 10 Biggest Recruiting Assignments of 2016

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2016 was simply a remarkable year for first rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

MLB Ends Minority Hiring Partnership With Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry‘s high profile alliance with Major League Baseball has come to an unceremonious end. On Friday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who was recruited into his position by Korn Ferry, said his organization’s relationship with the world’s largest talent provider “really shifted.” As a result, the search firm has been sidelined in its efforts to

Recruiters Offer Sports Clients an Expanding Talent Platform

The relationship between sports teams and executive search firms is rapidly expanding and now extends beyond merely recruiting. Seasoned recruiters are providing strategic planning advice with the capability of applying their findings to speed along the process in the hunt for talent. Today, executive search firms are being called in by professional sports teams, colleges, and consumer

Harvard Group Recruits CEO for Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County

Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has recruited Michael L. Jackson as chief executive officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC). He succeeds Donna Ferraro who has led the non-profit organization since 1991. Cyndi Court, managing director with Harvard Group International’s non-profit practice, led the search assignment. Dr. Jackson’s career includes

Talent Talks

Searching for a Sports Executive

In this ‘podcast episode, Chuck Cain, a senior partner with Harvard Group International, discusses the evolving relationship between sports teams and executive search firms. Mr. Cain, who leads Harvard Group’s growing global sports, leisure & entertainment practice, said that recruiters are being called in by sports teams and consumer brands to identify a host of


Harvard Group International (HGI) Attracts Rene Valencia for Newly Created Role with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

PHOENIX, AZ, July 15, 2016 — Harvard Group International, a mid-size full service retained executive search firm, has attracted international sports executive Rene Valencia to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to assume a newly created role as Vice President of International Marketing Partnerships. HGI conducted a global search to attract a leading figure in international sports marketing Valencia

Harvard Group International Attracts New CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey (CA) County

ATLANTA, GA, July 12, 2016 — Harvard Group International, a mid-size full service retained executive search firm, has successfully completed a search project for a new CEO for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC). Dr. Michael L. Jackson placed as new CEO for organization Dr. Jackson brings 35 years of experience as a teacher