About Us

Egret Consulting Group is the largest recruitment firm dedicated to serving the electrical industry. We work with our clients to deliver individualized, full-service recruiting solutions, whether your need is retained, contingent or something unique. Our seasoned recruiters truly understand and care about the unique challenges of your industry’s market segment. Armed with Egret’ s proprietary process, they systematically locate the most dynamic, industry-savvy candidate for your next mid-level to top manager or V- or C-suite team from our vast global network of connections.

As the largest search firm dedicated to the electrical industry, we recognize the need for flexibility in how we approach our contracted services. We are neither a retained-only firm nor a contingency only firm; rather a full-service, professional search firm dedicated to the electrical industry.

We help our clients develop a talent search solution that fits their specific needs. The contractual relationship associated with these services are generally defined as:

  • Executive Retained Search – Egret Consulting has an active retained search practice and works in a highly confidential, professional manner to identify and personally subject each executive to a three-step qualification process that includes: Competency Assessment, Experience and Strategic Planning Assessment, and Leadership Assessment.
  • Priority Search – We provide priority search services to clients who have an urgent or narrowly-defined search that requires us to dedicate our resources primarily to their assignment. Our prioritized attention to the client needs assumes a mutually comitted relationship with a financial committment that offsets our research and operating costs.
  • Contingency Search – We provide full service contingent search services to directly recruit and qualify candidates from competitive companies. We function as pure headhunters and don’t employ resume or job board sources. Over 94% of our placed candidates are fully employed at the time of presentation to our client, with a documented career history of achievements.
  • Consulting – Ted Konnerth has an active practice to provide organizational development and strategic marketing consulting for companies that are in emerging technologies. Additionally, Ted works with manufacturers and distributors to help market their company for a strategic acquisition or merger.
  • Project Management – Egret can offer a team-based solution to large staffing projects. We offer a time-sensitive commitment to delivering the requisite number of fully pre-qualified candidates utilizing state of the art project management and contact management systems. This is typically for project sizes of 6 or more immediate hires.

Representative Clients

Find a Recruiter


Our recruiters serve as your designated “search partner” to help locate talent within specific markets. Our proprietary database contains more than 31,000 different manufacturers, distributors and trade associates, as well as over 100,000 qualified candidates. Our team is comprised of these individuals:

Solutions And Expertise

Egret Consulting has a team of experienced and dedicated search professionals that work within specific markets within the electrical industry. Our market coverage includes manufacturers of electrical goods, wholesale distributors of electrical materials, lighting design consultants and more.

Primary Markets Served
Our primary focus within the electrical industry is with these markets:

Lighting Manufacturers – Including fixtures, ballasts, lamps and controls
SSL Manufacturers – Including LED and OLED fixtures and lamps
Electrical Distribution – Including full-line, specialized and value-added resellers of electrical, automation and lighting products
Lighting Design Firms – Including MEP firms, residential, commercial and retail lighting design
Wire & Cable Manufacturers – Including value-added resellers and downstream products (conduit, connectors, tools, cable assemblies, wiring harnesses, etc.)
Electrical Products Manufacturers – general products for construction: tools, cable tray, connectors, terminations, lugs, cable systems, etc.
Renewable Energy Manufacturers – Including wind, solar, battery technologies and other emerging technologies
Power Distribution Manufacturing – Including medium and high voltage equipment, smart grid, building automation and controls manufacturers

  • Advisory Services
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Outplacement
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Workplace Mgmt.
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Electrical Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Industrial Products
  • Lighting Design
  • Lighting Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing
  • Tools Manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Chairman
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

CEO Optimism Climbs to Multi-Year High

America’s CEOs are increasingly convinced that the COVID crisis, which has crushed the global economy, will soon come to an end. In Chief Executive magazine’s latest poll of more than 300 U.S. CEOs, a growing number of business leaders now forecast growth in revenues and capital expenditures. In the poll, chief executives rated their confidence in future

Surge in Jobless Claims Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.98 million claims. More than 36.5 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past two months, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

Press Releases

Egret Consulting Group’s Rob Wieska

(Jan. 2021) Rob Wieska celebrated his sixth anniversary with Egret Consulting in January, 2021. He has built a strong reputation for his industry expertise in Power Distribution (including Utilities), Automation Technologies (including generation products, smart grid, building automation and controls manufacturers) and Renewables (including wind, solar, battery technologies and other emerging technologies). The breadth of

Egret Consulting Group’s Brooke Ziolo

(Jan. 2021) Brooke Ziolo joined Egret Consulting Group 13 years ago with a focus on the lighting industry. She’s built strong industry relationships at every level, entry level up to C level executives within lighting manufacturers, lighting design firms and ESCOs. Ms. Ziolo consistently broke placement records and was recruited into The Pinnacle Society, the

Egret Consulting Group’s Prudence Thompson

(Dec. 2020) Struggling to find talented candidates in the Electrical Distribution Industry? Egret Consulting Group’s Prudence Thompson has been the first choice in recruiting for the electrical distribution industry for 21 years. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know and with 21 years of experience, 30,000 first level LinkedIn connections and a database

Egret Consulting Group’s Jim McGregor

(Dec. 2020) Jim McGregor, Lighting Recruiter at Egret Consulting, is ready to introduce you to top industry talent with specific focus on the ESCO market: • National Account Managers | End User Sales people (restaurants, car dealerships, warehouses, and hospitality…from smaller multi-site locations to larger national accounts) • Evaluation of a building’s current energy usage

Egret Consulting Group’s Pati Kelly

(Nov. 2020) Considering a career move within the Electrical Industry? Egret Consulting Group’s Pati Kelly recruits exclusively for Wire and Cable manufacturers with market focus in utilities, building wire and industrial building wire. Ms. Kelly successfully recruits for sales, operations, marketing and engineering roles with product expertise including cable assembly, wire harnesses, cable trays, connectors,