About Us

Agile HR Business Solutions Since 1998

Founded with a mission to revolutionize the HR Executive Search and Business Solutions industry, The Christopher Group (TCG) has grown into a leading boutique firm. Since its inception, TCG has expanded its offerings beyond traditional executive search to deliver Agile HR Business Solutions that are customized to the specific needs of a diverse clientele. We cater to large corporations, middle-market companies, private equity firms, family-owned enterprises, and closely-held businesses, providing them with comprehensive solutions to their human capital challenges.

Our Values and Purpose

At the core of TCG are our action-based values: Do the Right Thing, Win Together, Deliver Excellence, Care for the Whole Person, and Connect. These guiding principles shape our culture and our approach to business, ensuring that integrity, teamwork, quality, empathy, and connectivity are integral to our operations. Our purpose, ‘We Ignite Success through Purposeful Connections,’ underscores our dedication to building meaningful relationships and driving positive outcomes for our clients and candidates. These values and our purpose drive us to be the premier HR firm, committed to excellence in every aspect of our work.

Our Experienced Team

TCG boasts a team of seasoned HR executives with backgrounds from some of the world’s most prestigious companies, including Pepsi, GE, Merrill-Lynch, Novartis, Dell, Microsoft, and Citi Bank. This extensive experience across various industries equips us with the knowledge and expertise to deliver top-notch Human Resources solutions. Our leadership team, comprising Managing Partners Tobin Anselmi, Ayla Maloney, Nat Schiffer, Pam Noble, and Jeff Bettinger, embodies the wealth of experience and commitment that defines TCG.

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Welcome to The Christopher Group – a distinguished team comprising former HR executives who have left an indelible mark on some of the world’s most prominent companies. Drawing from their rich experiences at industry giants such as Pepsi, GE, Merrill-Lynch, Novartis, Dell, Microsoft, Citi Bank, and more, our experts bring unparalleled knowledge across diverse sectors.

At the core of our mission is a deep-seated passion for shaping transformative Human Capital solutions. Unlike traditional approaches, we believe in cultivating enduring relationships that transcend mere transactions. Our commitment extends beyond matching candidates with companies; we ensure perfect alignment, fostering success for all parties involved. Embracing diversity and belonging, we actively champion inclusivity to create an environment where every individual can thrive.

With a robust presence spanning North America and reaching far beyond, TCG stands as your trusted partner for Human Resources excellence. Operating in major metropolitan markets, we specialize in delivering top-notch solutions tailored to large and mid-sized manufacturing and industrial companies. Our global perspective empowers us to collaborate with organizations worldwide. Choose TCG, and unlock boundless success for your organization on a global scale.

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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  • Career Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Succession Planning
  • Workplace Mgmt.
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News Briefings

The Christopher Group Places Head of HR at Nordson 

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 Chief People Officer for Clayton Homes Building Group

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed Case McGee as chief people officer of Clayton Homes Building Group (CHGB), the largest builder of manufactured housing and modular homes in the U.S. The search was led by founder and CEO Tom Christopher and managing directors Nat Schiffer and Tobin

The Christopher Group Places VP People Analytics at FINRA   

Pam Noble and Jeff Wilbanks of The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, have placed Lisa Arnesen as the new vice president of people analytics and operations at FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), a financial services corporation dedicated to investor protection and market integrity. “FINRA has the drive to continue towards the growth and advancement of an

The Christopher Group Leading Top Diversity Search for Standard Motor Products  

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, was recently called in by Standard Motor Products (SMP) to lead the organization’s vice president of talent, diversity and corporate social responsibility search. Managing director Pam Noble and managing partner Jeff Wilbanks are leading the critical assignment. “TCG is honored to have been selected for this prestigious

Press Releases

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

NASA Spacesuit Supplier, ILC Dover Selects TCG for Multiple HR Searches

(Dec. 9, 2020) ILC Dover, best known for making the spacesuits for NASA, has selected The Christopher Group to lead two Global Director of Human Resources searches and a Regional Manager of Human Resources search. President and Managing Director, Erin Merker, Managing Partner, Tobin Anselmi, and Recruiting Manager, Kristen Pace are leading the critical searches.

The Christopher Group Places Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Brookwood Financial Partners

(Dec. 3, 2020) Brookwood Financial Partners, a Massachusetts-based private equity real estate investment firm has appointed Tate Cutrer as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. This executive HR search was led and placed by Founder & CEO, Tom Christopher, and Recruiting Director, Jim Gorjup. Cutrer will oversee all aspects of the Human Resources department for

Suffolk Construction Selects TCG for Head of Total Rewards Search

February 11, 2020 – BOSTON, MA – Suffolk Construction has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Head of Total Rewards search. Founder and CEO, Tom Christopher, Recruiting Manager, Kristen Pace, and Senior Operations Manager, Matthew Duda are leading the search. “It is a tremendous honor to partner with one of the largest and fastest-growing construction management companies

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