About Us

PierceGray is a specialized, retained executive search firm focused on building leadership teams in investor-back environments.  We are functionally-focused, hiring executives and building teams in the following disciplines: Operations and Supply Chain; Sales and Marketing; Finance and Transformation; and General Management. PierceGray’s clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies as well as publicly-held companies across North America.

Prior to joining PierceGray, our partners built and matured businesses in high-growth environments.  Our team combines both operations executives and recruiting professionals,  providing the right mix of management experience and search discipline.  Our approach identifies and attracts talented, passive candidates with the right DNA for investor-backed environments.  Our business has been operating since 2006, and we serve clients in nearly every industry sector in North America.


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The leaders of our firm have real world experience, from our industry experts who have built teams and held revenue and operating roles, to our search professionals with years of human capital expertise in growth environments. Our combined practitioner experience enables a different level of partnership with clients and informs everything from how we are organized, to the cadence of our projects, to how we approach service excellence and continuous improvement.

Solutions And Expertise

Our clients are focused on operational excellence, top line growth, and a strong C-suite. So are we. And because we were in operating and revenue leadership roles before becoming search professionals, we bring practitioner perspectives and responsive peer networks to the roles we now support. For our clients, this translates into speed and accuracy as we navigate known talent at highly respected companies. From insights on how industry trends are affecting talent pools, to knowledge of which companies produce academy talent, to role-specific assessment methodologies, our functional and industry practice areas enable us to find the best leaders.

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment Research
  • Team Builds
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Cloud Based
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial Products
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

PierceGray Recruits Chief Operating Officer for Consumer Safety Technology

PierceGray recently assisted in the recruitment of Melissa Robbins as the new chief operating officer of Consumer Safety Technology (CST). “We are looking to the future, with clear goals in mind, including the opportunity to redefine the market with game-changing products and services,” said Kathy Boden Holland, CEO of Consumer Safety Technology. “I’m confident we’ve

PierceGray Tapped by Four Wheel Campers to Find New CEO

PierceGray has been retained by Four Wheel Campers to lead its for a new CEO. The CEO will have full responsibility for the business and will lead a workforce of 82 employees. They will partner with the management team, the board of directors and Salt Creek Capital on strategic planning, budgeting, capital allocation, financial structure

PierceGray Seeking Chief Operating Officer for Consumer Safety Technology

PierceGray has been retained by Consumer Safety Technology (CST) to lead in its search for a new chief operating officer. With the sponsorship of its investors, CST is now seeking to hire a new COO to take responsibility for product development (including hardware, firmware, and software), enterprise IT, THC detection technology development and supply chain.

PierceGray Expands Search Team

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm PierceGray has expanded with the additions of Alyssa Quinn as managing director and chief commercial officer, and Matt Padberg as vice president. “PierceGray is excited to welcome two new senior hires to our team, Alyssa Quinn and Matt Padberg,” the search firm said. “We are looking forward to the unique experiences they each bring to the firm.