(March 16, 2021) JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, would like to welcome Louis Montgomery Jr. as Partner to lead the firm’s Human Resource and Diversity Officer Practice. Louis is joined by current members Phil Menzel, Troy Vincent, Chris Grimmig and Anne Sidio.
Louis brings more than 30 years of experience as a Human Resources Practitioner and Diversity Officer with several major Fortune 100 firms including, IBM, Celanese Corporation, Frito Lay, Kraft Foods, Altria, AES and Serco North America.
Louis is an Author and Thought Leader in Human Resources and Diversity/Inclusion. Some of his publications include; A Years Worth of Inspiration, and several thought leadership articles including HR Goes to School, Starbucks Battle Against Bias, Golden Talent and “Next Generation Diversity Officers” a research study on the leadership competencies of Diversity Officers. He has been quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Human Resources Executive, Black Enterprise and American Banker.
Mr. Montgomery commented, “I am thrilled to join the JM Search team and look forward to continuing to build the terrific reputation of JM Search and help to build the HR and Diversity Officers Practice.”
“The need for top HR and Diversity leaders has never been greater. We are thrilled to have Louis join our firm. Louis’s prior experience working as and placing HR and Diversity Officers will continue to solidify our long-standing commitment to helping our clients,” said John Marshall, JM Search’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Louis graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, is an avid golfer and coaches youth baseball. He and his wife and two sons live in Howard County, Maryland.
JM Search’s Human Resource & Diversity Officer Practice (www://jmsearch.com/hr-diversity-officers/) JM Search has formed a dedicated Center of Excellence to recruit transformational Human Resource and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leaders for private equity-backed, founder-led, public, non-profits, higher education and other organizations across the industry spectrum.
Social Unrest…Global Pandemic…Remote Working…Diversity Equity and Inclusion…Multi-generational Workforce…Globalization…. Workforce Planning…Recruitment and Retention of Key Staff… these are some of issues that Human Resource and Diversity Equity and Inclusion Leaders help to address.
The stakes to find the right Human Resource and Diversity Equity and Inclusion leadership have never been so high. Our team has had success in recruiting talent in these areas: Chief Human Resources Officers, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Total Rewards, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Organization Development, Labor Relations and Human Resources Business Partners. We understand the needs of our clients span the gamut from professionalizing a founder-led business to taking a business through a transaction, and everything that comes in between. We also understand the qualities of a successful Human Resource and Diversity Equity and Inclusion Leaders.
Our firm brings to every Human Capital search insight into all the functional areas and a strategic understanding of organizations and cultures. We have a proven track record in recruiting top-flight Human Resources and DEI Leaders who will drive the value creation process. Our team consists of former Corporate Human Resources Executives and DEI Practitioners who understand the challenges related to the positions we are retained to fill.
JM Search provides an accountable partner-led approach, along with a rigorous search process and knowledge of the marketplace that delivers our clients best in class results. Our ability to navigate the highly competitive Human Capital landscape has allowed us to become a preferred retained executive search partner for companies seeking proven Human Resources and DEI Leaders.
JM Search (www.jmsearch.com) is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors. With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value.