TCG Places Vice President of Human Resources at Step2

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Step2, the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics, has placed Tim Gilbert as their new Vice President of Human Resources. Managing Partner, Pam Noble and Recruiting Director, Morgan Booker, led and placed the key search.

“In Tim we found an HR leader that embodies the qualities we sought when we began this search – an exceptional HR professional with a strong focus on people strategies and a proven ability to foster a culture of engagement. His placement represents a significant achievement in this organization’s ongoing journey to new heights, and we are thrilled to have contributed to the continued success of Step2,” Pam Noble shared.

Tim will assume the role of the Vice President of Human Resources, bringing his seasoned business expertise to bear in shaping and directing all facets of the company’s Human Resources division. In his capacity, Tim will report directly to the President and take a place as a vital member of the company’s executive leadership team. As the VP of HR, Tim will be instrumental in establishing quantifiable performance standards, harmonizing organizational culture with strategy, and fostering a positive engagement culture within a diverse workforce. The responsibilities will encompass evaluating and leading the current HR team to craft cohesive and aligned strategies for talent acquisition, nurturing personnel at all levels, structuring total rewards programs, overseeing learning and organization development, and implementing HR technology solutions.

Tim Gilbert is a highly accomplished HR professional with over 17 years of experience in the field. Renowned for his exceptional communication skills, Tim has held key leadership roles in various organizations, driving impactful HR initiatives and fostering employee experiences that prioritize success and growth. With a solid educational background, including an MBA from Western Kentucky University and a BA in Corporate and Organizational Communication, Tim has honed his expertise to excel in his career. Through his extensive experience and dedication to excellence, Tim continues to make significant contributions to the HR landscape, shaping organizational cultures and driving employee engagement.

About Step2 

Step2 is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics. It’s their mission to be the leading innovator of children’s products that build imaginations and enrich the family’s celebration of childhood. Step2 began operations in 1991 with five employees and has grown to its present 500+ full-time employees. Step2 boasts two large US manufacturing plants in northern Ohio, one in Streetsboro and one in Perrysville. Step2 products are distributed to select retailers throughout the US, Canada, and over 70 other countries.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR searchinterim HR leadersfractional CHROs, and HR advisory and consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing, Best Non-Profit, Diversity, Private Equity, and Top 50 Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.

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