DHR Global Names Chief Operating Officer

February 23, 2024 – Talent advisory firm DHR Global has appointed Priya Taneja as chief operating officer. “We are thrilled to have Priya take on the role of chief operating officer,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “Her client service orientation, strategic mindset, and dedication to excellence will continue to be instrumental in implementing our growth strategies around the globe. Priya’s commitment to our clients and team members make her the ideal choice for this critical position.” As COO, Ms. Taneja will be pivotal in shaping the firm’s strategic direction and operational excellence. Her appointment to her new role comes with a strong endorsement of her capabilities and contributions to DHR. With over a decade of service, she has been integral to the firm’s success, consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership and deep industry understanding, DHR notes.

In addition to her current role overseeing people operations, recruiting and research, learning and development, and administration, Ms. Taneja’s expanded responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations and spearheading strategic projects. She will also focus on the firm’s financial management, talent development, and technology integration efforts while fostering a vibrant corporate culture.

“Priya’s efforts have been particularly impactful in employee development and engagement, where she has spearheaded initiatives that foster a positive workplace culture and align with the firm’s strategic goals,” DHR said. “Under Taneja’s guidance, these initiatives have translated into tangible successes for DHR. The firm has won several awards for its service and culture, including being named an Inc. Best Places to Work winner for two consecutive years, in 2022 and 2023, and most recently, earning a spot in Newsweek’s Excellence 1000 index.”

“At DHR Global, we believe that operational excellence is the cornerstone of surpassing our clients’ expectations,” said Ms. Taneja. “I am committed to fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. Together, we will drive our strategic vision forward, ensuring that every aspect of our organization aligns with our clients’ needs and goals.”

Before joining DHR in 2013, Ms. Taneja held various HR roles with the most recent being HR consultant at Rush University Medical Center where she was responsible for working with the leadership team in process improvement, talent acquisition, compensation, performance management and employee engagement. In addition, she has hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including compliance reporting and benefits redesign. Ms. Taneja serves on the Global Executive Leadership Committee and is the chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.

Related: DHR Global Forms Alliance with Lezama & Partners

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.

Past Growth

In November, DHR appointed James Abruzzo as vice chairman. In this role, he represents the firm while speaking at industry conferences and forums, provide search and consulting advice to clients, and mentor associates pursuing partner-level positions. “We are grateful for the steady and experienced leadership James has demonstrated heading DHR’s non-profit practice for the past 22 years,” said Mr. Hoffman. “He put DHR’s name on the map in the non-profit sector and established our strong profile in the space. From successfully placing high-profile leaders to delivering prolific thought leadership to mentoring the next generation of search consultants, James sets the bar for what a DHR partner should be.”

DHR Global Appoints Leader of Los Angeles Office
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.”

Previously serving as global managing partner, Mr. Abruzzo founded the non-profit practice in 2001. He has over 35 years of experience as an executive search and management consultant to non-profit organizations. His clients span the non-profit spectrum — cultural organizations, zoos and aquariums, national health services, universities, social services, international relief organizations, and trade associations. Having completed over 500 senior executive searches, he is recognized for his work with non-profit boards on succession planning, strategy, and executive compensation. He has also been responsible for recruiting new partners, developing intellectual capital, and representing DHR at non-profit industry forums.

Last year, DHR also expanded with the addition of Supriya Dikshit as managing partner, Asia-Pacific industrial practice and managing partner, Singapore. “I am thrilled to have Supriya leading one of our key practice groups and offices within the region,” said Mr. Hoffman. “Her hard work and dedication to DHR has led to much success, and I know she will continue to provide outstanding results for her clients and her global colleagues.” Ms. Dikshit brings vast experience in recruiting senior leadership for early-stage and established companies in the life sciences, healthcare, engineering, clean technology, and infrastructure sectors. She has more than a decade of leadership in the Singapore and Mumbai offices as well as in the broader Asian market.

Related: DHR Global Launches Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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