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The Christopher Group Places CHRO at Park Place Technologies

(June 10, 2021) Park Place Technologies, a global third-party maintenance leader for server, storage, and network hardware, has appointed Bob Sims as their new Chief Human Resources Officer. This critical search was led and placed by Managing Director, Nat Schiffer and Managing Director, Pam Noble.

Bob brings over 30+ years of experience from Frito Lay, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Pepsi, Diageo, and Eaton Corporation. He was most recently the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Oshkosh Corporation.

“It is great to welcome Bob and his wife Linda back to Cleveland. I know first hand how excited they about returning to Cleveland,” said Nat Schiffer. “I am equally excited for Park Place Technologies as Bob is going to make a huge impact in helping them integrate the Curvature acquisition as well in continuing to enable Park Place to scale. Additionally, this highlights our capability to tap into long-standing relationships that are willing to make the change from traditional fortune-sized companies and make the transition to Venture-Backed or in this case P/E-Backed organizations with incredible growth prospects.”

Mr. Sims will support the company’s global growth and development. He will work very closely with the CEO and other senior team members to help drive and implement a customer-centric and results-oriented people strategy that will guide the evolution of the company in line with the strategic direction.

About Park Place Technologies

Park Place Technologies’ maintenance and support set the standard for how the world’s largest data centers drive performance and value from critical IT infrastructures, including servers, storage, and networks. Founded in 1991 as a US-based hardware maintenance firm, Park Place Technologies’ global reach supports over 17,000 clients across 58,000 data centers in over 150 countries. With their recent acquisition of Entuity, Park Place will expand its scope of IT infrastructure support to include network discovery, performance monitoring, and optimization. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Park Place Technologies is owned by private equity firms GTCR and Charlesbank Capital Partners.

About TCG

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR 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 and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.

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