Grayson & Co. Opens Doors

June 11, 2019 – The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Veteran executive search consultant Christopher Sheeron has launched strategic advisory firm Grayson & Co.

With the increasing need for sophisticated communications counsel, coupled with the burgeoning war for talent, the firm and its partners are looking to leverage their experience and expertise to solve clients’ most pressing advocacy and human capital challenges.

“I am thrilled to launch Grayson & Co. to provide a specialized toolkit for an array of organizations to address political uncertainty, corporate complexity and technological innovation,” said Mr. Sheeron. “Combining public affairs and communications with leadership consulting and recruiting is not only a natural synergy for success in today’s business climate, but also a distinct offering in the market.”

The firm will provide four primary service offerings: strategic communications, public affairs, leadership consulting and board advisory.

Veteran Recruiter

Mr. Sheeron was previously a principal in the energy and environmental practice at RSR Partners. In this capacity, he recruited transformational leaders and provided strategic talent advisory services to companies and organizations in the oil and natural gas, chemicals, mining, commodities, agriculture and environmental fields. He has also been a member of the firm’s corporate team, as well as a consultant in the board recruiting practice. Prior to joining the board recruiting practice, he worked as an associate and senior associate in the office of the firm’s founder and chairman, Russell S. Reynolds Jr.

“After more than seven years with RSR Partners, I am leaving to start my own firm,” said Mr. Sheeron. “I am launching the company as a hybrid firm – combining leadership consulting and recruiting with communications and public affairs – which is unique in the market.”

“Grayson & Co. is a strategic advisory firm operating at the nexus of public affairs and people,” he said. “Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the company offers a unique suite of communications and leadership consulting services to an array of corporations, governments and individuals.”

Open for Business

 Over the past year, new recruiting firms have put out shingles around the world in a wide range of industries. Here’s a look at a recent sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Former Korn Ferry consultant Kyle Bowlsby has established Bowlsby Sports Advisors LLC, a full-service and integrated sports consulting firm. The company works side by side with clients to pair executive search and career development services. 

Morant Executive Search has been launched in Zurich by veteran search consultant Sabine Morant. The firm offers customized search solutions with a focus on identifying individuals with transformational skills. The firm combines the expertise gained from many years of experience…

Newly formed Carpe Diem Partners describes itself as “a truly disruptive firm, end to end, in an industry long overdue for disruption.” The San Francisco-based firm said it offers “faster service, balanced candidate assessments and is the only retained executive search firm nationally certified in diversity & inclusion.”

Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s primary fields of focus include but are not limited to biotech, diagnostics, medical device, pharmaceutical and venture-capital / private equity funds.

Former DHR International recruiters Tina Winner and Steven Oberhoffer have launched Winner Partners in St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Winner has experience in the fields of human resources, information technology, finance, accounting, engineering, operations, sales and marketing and supply chain.

City Executive Search has been launched in the U.K. by Mike Lee, Dale Williams and Duncan Powell. The firm provides executive search services to organizations in a range of sectors including financial services, information technology, fintech, human resources, sales and marketing.

FIND Executive Consulting recently opened its doors in New York City. The firm was launched by former Martens & Heads! search consultants Kate Benson, Theresa Fuchs-Santiago and Jennifer Puckett. FIND’s industry focus spans the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail, luxury and lifestyle.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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