About Us

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) is the nation’s premier specialized boutique for Agile HR Business Solutions and voted one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms by Forbes in 2019 and 2020.

Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, TCG’s Recruiting Services Division and Consulting Services Division provides customized HR Business Solutions for clients, across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals.

Our comprehensive understanding and deep relationships within HR have allowed us to become the firm of choice for many clients like Kraft, Whirlpool Corporation, Pepsi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Welch’s, Nationwide, SC Johnson, Walgreens, USAA, Verizon, Penn State University, Honeywell, Hanes, Allstate, Delta Dental, BP, Capital One, Comcast, Dish, Exxon Mobil, First Energy, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lamb Weston, Meijer, Petco, Air Products and many more.

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Our leadership team is comprised of former HR executives from the world’s best HR shops, such as Pepsi, GE, Merrill-Lynch, Raytheon, Progressive Insurance, and others. They came together to create a far superior executive search experience after realizing that many human resources recruiting agencies weren’t meeting the needs of the client and that a human resources headhunter might not be sufficient in many instances.

Our founders, Tom and Paula Christopher saw an opportunity to do executive HR search differently. They passionately believed in creating a unique boutique HR executive recruiting firm led by former HR practitioners and staffed by highly trained search professionals, that employ proprietary systems, tools, and processes when conducting HR-only searches. It was for that reason that TCG was born. As recruiters for HR professionals and recruiters for HR jobs, the experts at TCG believe in breaking the mold and doing things differently so that you can get the results you want. Unlike other human resource executive search firms, we are able to assume the unique positions of our clients and candidates by looking at opportunities through their lenses. In doing so, we are able to provide expert guidance, counsel and assessments to candidates and clients alike. For us, it is more than simply filling a role quickly with exceptional talent. It is finishing a search and having the candidates and client love the experience and look forward to doing it again. The vast majority of our clients are former TCG candidates. Our work becomes fundamentally different from other human resource executive recruiting firms.

Solutions And Expertise

TCG has become one of the top HR executive search firms in the nation due to our comprehensive understanding of the HR Marketplace across all industries and verticals. While other HR search firms may do good work, TCG is the only HR-specialized executive search firm that guarantees its results in writing! When you need the best HR headhunter, contact us.

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News Briefings

The Christopher Group Places SVP of HR at Brookwood Financial Partners

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

The Christopher Group Recruits VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at HarperCollins Publishers

Thomas Christopher, Pam Noble and Matthew Duda of The Christopher Group (TCG) have placed Gisselda Nunez as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at HarperCollins Publishers. “It was an honor and a privilege to work directly with the HarperCollins leadership team as they continue to build an inclusive and diverse workplace,” said Ms. Noble, the search firm’s chief human resources

Good Karma Brands Selects Christopher Group for Head of HR Search

Good Karma Brands has selected The Christopher Group to lead its search for a head of human resources. The assignment is being spearheaded by managing director Nathaniel Schiffer, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “The Christopher Group’s recruiting services division is proud to partner with Good Karma Brands, ESPN’s  best-in-class local operator,” said Mr.  Schiffer. “Being from Cleveland

Christopher Group Tapped by HarperCollins to Recruit VP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thomas Christopher, Pam Noble and Matthew Duda of The Christopher Group have been enlisted by HarperCollins Publishers to find a VP of diversity, equity and inclusion. “The Christopher Group is honored to be partnering with one of the top publishing companies as they look to build and embrace all aspects of their growing business,” said Ms.

Press Releases

Banknote Corporation of America Selects TCG for Head of HR Search

(Dec, 17, 2020) Banknote Corporation of America (BCA), the leading manufacturer of specialty labels and other high-security cards & documents for the government, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Head of Human Resources search. President & Managing Director, Pam Noble and Recruiting Manager, Kristen Pace are leading the critical search. “This is an

Allen Institute Selects TCG for Director of Talent Acquisition Search

(Dec. 17, 2020) Allen Institute. a recognized leader in large-scale, open science research, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Talent Acquisition search. Founder & CEO, Tom Christopher, and Recruiting Manager, Jim May are leading the critical search. “The Allen Institute has set out to change the world,” said Tom Christopher. “TCG

The Christopher Group Places Chief Human Resources Officer at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

(Dec. 17, 2020) Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the third largest premium wine company in the United States and the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest, has appointed Melody Zhang as Chief Human Resources Officer. This C-Suite search was led and placed by Founder & CEO, Tom Christopher, and President & Managing Director, Erin Merker. As

The Christopher Group Places Senior Director of Total Rewards at VCA

(Dec. 16, 2020) VCA Animal Hospitals, the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, has appointed DeeAnne Watson as Senior Director of Total Rewards. This HR executive search was led and placed by President & Managing Director, Nat Schiffer and Recruiting Manager, Kathleen Kilkenney. Watson will provide strategic

The Christopher Group Places Chief Talent Officer at Stauer

(Dec. 10, 2020) Stauer, one of the nation’s largest exotic gemstone dealers, has appointed Nicole Denault as Chief Talent Officer. This executive HR search was led and placed by President & Managing Director, Erin Merker and Recruiting Director, Ayla Davis. Denault will report to the President / CEO and will lead all aspects of human