About Us

The Koblentz Group, a “Sensitive Matters Firm”, is recognized for successfully recruiting senior leaders for public companies, investor controlled enterprises and family businesses, globally.   Additionally, the firm advises on governance matters such as recruiting  Directors, board composition, director effectiveness, CEO and Board succession and on improving board governance. Their Board Search and Board Advisory practices benefit their executive search clients as the firm leverages relevant “inside the boardroom” insights and points of influence to ascertain the relationship among, and the priorities of, corporate leaders and directors at key value inflection points.

Koblentz Group’s clients benefit by their connectivity and privileged access to business leaders worldwide. With their reputation earned over several decades, they utilize our insights, market knowledge and access, applying the requisite judgment to ensure that the appointment of executives, or elections to our clients’ board, result in the exceptional, not the ordinary.   Each engagement is tailored to each client’s specific and distinct requirement. The firm never utilizes an “off the shelf approach.” To attract proven talented executives, they believe, requires a thoughtful and highly confidential “deep dive” of each client’s strategy, business operating model, challenges and opportunities and importantly, its culture. They delve into the true drivers of success, well beyond position descriptions and a recruitment of “must haves.”


Representative Clients

Solutions And Expertise

As a “sensitive matters” firm, Koblentz Group works strictly at the top of the house, advising their clients on their most impactful leadership requirements. Their reputation, ethical conduct, and judgment is respected and their relationships and access to global leaders, and the insights they share with them, as their clients will attest, is unparalleled.

  • Advisory Services
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Search Advisory Services
  • All Industries
  • Board/Governance
  • C-Level Leaders
  • CEO/President

News Briefings

The Koblentz Group Assists St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia in CEO Search

The Koblentz Group has assisted St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia (SVdP Georgia) in the recruitment of Patrick McNulty as its new CEO. John Berry recently stepped down after 13 years in the role. Partner Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment for the executive recruitment firm. “The SVdP Georgia board of directors is confident that Mr. McNulty is

Koblentz Group Tapped to Find CEO for St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia

The Koblentz Group has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia (SVdP Georgia), an Atlanta area social service group. The organization’s current CEO, John Berry, will retire in September after 13 years in the role. Partner Jeffrey Neppl is leading the assignment for the executive recruitment

The Koblentz Group Places New CEO for Epi Breads

The Koblentz Group has placed Cheryl Barre as CEO of custom breadmaker Epi Breads. She succeeds Hugh Sullins, who is now vice president of business development for the Atlanta-based company. This search was led by Jeff Neppl and Joel Koblentz. Ms. Barre will be responsible for leading the executive team, developing and implementing a strategy for

The Koblentz Group Recruits CHRO for PRGX

Anyone with ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer. The biggest shift has been in the CHRO’s progression from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role on the executive team. According

Press Releases

Preparing for a New Reality…

May 13, 2020 – In discussing the current situation with our clients, here are ideas and areas of inquiry that CEOs are focusing on to prepare their teams to pivot more quickly and efficiently under new & rapidly evolving conditions. Clearly, while optimistic, CEOs believe there is a lot of work to do! ADDRESSING THE

The Leadership Spotlight… How to Shine!

May 4, 2020 – As Warren Buffett mused…’we’ll see who comes out of the water with their swimsuit on.’ Let’s start by viewing leadership via a very different aperture. With the current swan, the world as we knew it has changed. It is moving and gyrating into uncertainties and at a velocity we have never

A True Test of Leadership… How Able is Your Team to Prepare & Recover?

April 14, 2020 – Every crisis tests CEOs and their leadership teams. Providing continuity, practicality, and safety with a strong dose of flexibility tests every leader’s mettle. There is no hiding or latitude for leaders who are not up to the challenge, nor patience for ones that sanitize situations or put politics above critical decisions…



A Conversation with Mylle Mangum, CEO of IBT Enterprises and Current Member of the Boards of Directors of Havertys, Barnes Group, Express and PRGX Global