The Christopher Group Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Six Summit Leadership

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Christopher Group (TCG), a leading provider in executive search and customized HR solutions, is pleased to announce that it has completed a letter of intent to acquire Six Summit Leadership, a trusted leadership development firm known for empowering individuals and organizations to achieve their highest potential. This strategic move enhances TCG’s portfolio of human capital solutions further strengthening its commitment to delivering transformative services to its clients.

Since its inception in 1998, The Christopher Group has established itself as a trusted partner in executive search. Over the years TCG has continued to grow and innovate adding more human capital solutions to its offerings, including interim and fractional HR leadership, HR consulting, and strategic recruitment initiatives. With a team of expert HR professionals and highly skilled search practitioners, TCG has garnered recognition for its exceptional service, practicality, and innovation, earning accolades such as being named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Executive Recruiting Firms according to Hunt Scanlon and Forbes among others.

Six Summit Leadership, is led by founder Jeff Bettinger, Jeff has made significant contributions to leadership development through its focus on executive coaching, team development, company culture, and organizational transformation. Bettinger’s extensive experience spans his tenure as Chief Human Resource Officer for two publicly traded companies as well as stints as an Executive HR leader for private equity owned companies.

Bettinger’s expertise encompasses multiple industries, including medical devices, financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, consumer products, and engineering. His leadership acumen has been recognized regionally and nationally. In 2018 Jeff was named as the National Talent Acquisition Executive of the Year. Bettinger’s commitment to leadership development, culture transformation, and diversity and inclusion aligns seamlessly with TCG’s values.

“We are extremely excited to continue to innovate and add value for our current and prospective clients,” said Nathaniel Schiffer, CEO and Managing Director of The Christopher Group. “This acquisition not only broadens our capabilities but also reinforces our dedication to assisting our clients in nurturing effective leadership and fostering positive change within their organizations. Equally important this acquisition will provide a physical presence in the mountain and western regions from which to build and nurture critical relationships.”

The transaction is expected to officially close on 9/29/2023.

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