October 14, 2015 – Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group has opened a new office in Laguna Hills, California. Managing the office is Newport’s executive vice president, Tom Chaparro, who joined the company as an executive search professional with 20 years’ experience in recruiting for the real estate and oil and gas industries, among others.
Prior to joining Newport Group, Mr. Chaparro spent nine years as president of boutique search firm Chaparro Advisors, which he founded. To leverage regional relationships and establish a stronger presence in the Southern California markets, the firm plans to hire executive recruiters local to the community, with five employees expected to start by the end of 2015.
“Expanding to new territories is a key driver to our firm’s continuing success,” said John Fitzpatrick, president. “With our executive vice president having already developed numerous professional relationships in the area, Tom’s management of this office made perfect sense, and we know the successes he’s had at our corporate office will only multiply in Orange County.”
“This is an excellent move for our firm, and I am thrilled to be managing operations in this new location,” said Mr. Chaparro. “This expansion opens up new opportunities to the Orange County community, and will allow us to better serve clients and candidates in the region.”
According to Simply Hired, the top three industries in Laguna Hills are travel, hospitality & tourism; retail & wholesale trade; and transportation & warehousing. And while permanent jobs are the most searched for type of position, the companies offering the most jobs in the area are Thumbtack, Pizza Hut, and Petsmart.
Established in 1995, The Newport Group is an executive search and consulting firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of senior and technical management positions within the oil & gas, life sciences, real estate development, construction, environmental engineering, and asset management industries. The firm is headquartered in Encinitas, CA, and maintains an additional office in Dallas, serving clients and candidates throughout North America.
Current search activity includes C-level executives, vice president, director and general management level positions as well as other key contributor roles.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media