DHR Global Appoints Leader of Los Angeles Office

June 5, 2023 – Talent advisory firm DHR Global has named John Staines as managing partner of the global human resources practice and leader of its Los Angeles office. “I am pleased to welcome John as our new managing partner of the global human resources practice group,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “John brings a wealth of knowledge and proven results to the role, and his leadership capabilities will be invaluable as we continue to build a strong and successful human resources practice group.”

Mr. Staines has over 25 years of experience in life science, healthcare, retail, and consumer products, with special emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion; culture; and employee inspiration. DHR notes that he is known as an innovative and strategic human resources and talent acquisition leader, he works with organizations to assess structure and build leadership teams to achieve outstanding business results.

Previously, Mr. Staines served as partner of the human capital practice at a London-based global executive search and human capital firm Calibre One. Before that, he was a managing director with ZRG Partners. Additionally, he founded a global human resources solutions and consulting firm Global HR Solutions and led the firm for more than a decade. In this role, Mr. Staines specialized in designing and delivering comprehensive leadership training and developed customer segmentation and go-to-market strategies. Prior to his executive search career, he served in various human resources roles, including CHRO, with companies such as PepsiCo, Mattel, The Gap, DaVita, Medco Health, and Cigna.

“I am humbled to be joining such a talented and collaborative talent advisory firm,” said Mr. Staines. “I look forward to leveraging our collective experience to serve our clients’ talent needs.”

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Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services.

Recent Growth

In April, DHR named Sara Lundberg as managing partner, North America non-profit practice. The firm notes that her leadership has been key to the non-profit practice group’s success, which has become of the fastest-growing areas for DHR. “We are grateful that Sara will be leading the team as managing partner, North America,” said James Abruzzo, managing partner, global non-profit practice at DHR. “She has proven her leadership ability and her collaborative, client-centered, and thoughtful approach has won the confidence of the team. Since she joined us in 2020, the non-profit practice is among the fastest growing at DHR, in part, due to her presence and her successes.”

DHR also recently added Andrea Bricca as managing partner and leader of the Las Vegas, NV market. The firm notes that her appointment adds another market to its continually growing presence throughout the country and the globe. “We’re excited to continue to grow our reach across more than 50 markets with our latest expansion into Las Vegas,” said Mr. Hoffman. “We’re honored to welcome Andrea to lead our newest U.S. market. Her proven legal talent expertise is sure to be an asset to our clients.”

DHR Global Appoints Chief Talent Officer and VP of Global Talent Acquisition
DHR Global has appointed April Drury as chief talent officer and Buckner Bell as vice president of global talent acquisition. ”These appointments strengthen DHR’s commitment to building the firm’s culture and a strong network of talent around the world,” the firm said. “The firm is highly committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting talent to help drive our global growth, and April and Buckner are the backbone of our talent strategy,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “I’m thrilled that both of these highly-skilled team members are growing their careers within the firm and we look forward to their continued successes.”

Ms. Bricca brings over 20 years of senior-level search experience. While her placements are cross-industry, her search experience in gaming and hospitality includes working with companies that provide associated technologies. She works with practice leaders across the organization and leverages her background having placed talent, with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100.

DHR recently appointed Jessica Bayer as managing partner of its newly launched corporate affairs and communications practice. “We’re pleased to expand our expertise across more than 20 industries and functional areas with the addition of our corporate affairs and communications practice group,” said Mr. Hoffmann. “We warmly welcome Jessica to the team and are confident her expertise and deep understanding of the talent landscape across corporate affairs and communications will serve DHR’s clients well.”

DHR launched the corporate affairs and communications practice to help clients recruit and hire talent focused on corporate reputation. “As pressure from consumers and shareholders increases, the role of corporate communications is increasingly important to help companies share their perspectives encompassing important issues including ESG, social justice, diversity, and philanthropy,” the firm said. The practice is designed to support clients across industries who are seeking leaders in communications, corporate affairs, media relations, investor relations, CSR or ESG communications, and brand marketing.

Related: DHR Global Launches Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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