February 2, 2021 – Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has expanded with the addition of Mary Beth McGroarty as vice president. “We are excited to welcome Mary Beth McGroarty to our team,” Salveson Stetson Group said. “Mary Beth brings more than 12 years of executive search experience and a passion for supporting clients in their efforts to attract, develop and retain high-quality leaders.”
Ms. McGroarty is a senior executive search professional with more than 20 years of business experience. For the past 12 years, she has recruited high impact leaders in diverse industries, including fashion, retail, consumer, hospitality, and healthcare related sectors. She has conducted searches on a national level in organizations ranging in size and complexity from start-ups to the Fortune 100.
Most recently, Ms. McGroarty served as managing consultant for Korn Ferry in its retail and consumer practice. In that role, she was responsible for business development and managing the full life-cycle executive level recruitment process for a broad base of clients across many functional disciplines. Earlier in her career, she served in senior sales roles at fashion and textile wholesalers such as Jones Apparel Group, Calvin Klein and Spring Industries.
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Specializing in $200,000-plus salaried positions, Salveson Stetson Group places executives at organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit entities. It is a multi-specialty search firm which places senior executives in a wide range of business positions, including general management, sales, marketing, finance, operations, and human resources. It has several specialty practices in the functional areas of human resources, finance and in specialty practices in the life sciences and wholesale distribution sectors.
Executives have reported a significant reluctance to consider new career opportunities, with over 60 percent stating they would not consider a career move during the current global pandemic crisis, according to a new report by Salveson Stetson Group. Over 95 percent of the executives surveyed were employed.
While the results were not surprising, they have significant implications for employers, according to the search firm’s co-founder Sally Stetson. “In a normal business environment, these numbers would be reversed,” she said. “The pandemic has significantly raised the perceived risk of making a career move.”
John Salveson and Sally Stetson are co-founders of the firm. Mr. Salveson brings more than 30 years of experience consulting with a broad range of organizations, including life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, banks, insurance companies, manufacturers, professional service firms, healthcare providers, retailers, service organizations and non-profit institutions. Working closely with senior leadership, Mr. Salveson helps companies define their talent needs and execute creative strategies to recruit and retain that talent. He has expertise in management and organization development consulting. Mr. Salveson also serves as practice leader for the firm’s wholesale distribution specialty practice.
Ms. Stetson has more than two decades of experience as an executive search consultant. She has worked across diverse industries, including life sciences and pharmaceutical, healthcare systems, manufacturing, telecommunications, non-profit and professional services. She also serves as practice leader for the firm’s human resources specialty practice.
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