Joe Christman serves as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He is also the leader of DHR’s Aerospace, Defense & Homeland Security Sector of the global Industrial Practice. Joe has served his worldwide clientele for over 15 years. His search consulting is renown with clients in the Aviation, Military/Defense, Aerospace, Security, Infrastructure, Logistics and Government Services.
His experience includes DHR International, Korn/Ferry International and LAI Worldwide Inc. During his career he has flawlessly executed executive searches on a on a global scale from the President /CEO and ‘C’ staff level to direct reporting functions. He has performed highly specified technology leadership positions for communications, C4ISR, physical security, space-based systems, cyber security, commercial aviation, avionics, ordnance/chemicals, training systems, government services and IT successfully.
Before entering the executive search field, Joe was a seasoned naval aviator and naval officer. During his years of active duty, he was forward deployed in support of navy operations during the 1980’s and the 1990’s. LCDR Joe retired from active duty in 1998. Joe’s aviation maintenance operations-management, logistics and infrastructure experience covers the better part of two decades and undergirds both his detailed industry knowledge and his ability to recruit vertically, filling every position for a given undertaking or location with an eye to interstitial logistics.
He received his BA degree from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He also earned an MBA from National University in San Diego, California. Additionally, he attended courses offered by Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, as well as Senior Leadership, Functional Test Pilot and Aviation Maintenance Officer School.