The Christopher Group Recruits Head of Human Resources for IVS Group

March 11, 2024 – The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed Jim Carpenter as the new head of human resources at IVS Group, a trusted source in the industrial services and infrastructure-related construction industries. Managing partner, Tobin Anselmi and recruiting director, Morgan Booker, headed the assignment. “Morgan and I truly enjoy working with Keith May, IVS Group CEO on this important search and we are excited for Jim to join this growing enterprise and move their HR function to the next level,” said Dr. Anselmi.

“I am very excited to be joining the IVS Group as their new head of human resources,” said Mr. Carpenter. “I appreciate the opportunity brought to me by Morgan and Tobin at The Christopher Group and thank Keith and the rest of the IVS Group leadership for the chance to work with them in moving the organization forward.”

As the head of HR, Mr. Carpenter will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the administrative functions of the organization. He will oversee the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring processes for new staff, consult with top executives on strategic planning, and act as a bridge between management and employees. Mr. Carpenter will provide HR leadership by implementing and managing corporate-wide programs related to talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, and career development. He will also work to foster a collaborative culture, establish trust with the leadership team, and serve as the visible face of HR to all employees.

In addition, Mr. Carpenter is in charge of addressing and advising management and the executive team on employee relations and discipline matters. He will assess current HR processes and structure and develop a three to five year strategy roadmap, identifying and addressing immediate opportunities for improvement. Additionally, Mr. Carpenter will assist in the management of the ESOP program and provide on-going education on the ESOP to the employee base.

Mr. Carpenter is a seasoned HR and operations professional with over 25 years of experience. Throughout his career, he has held various positions where he managed a wide range of responsibilities, including developing and overseeing benefits programs, conducting performance management and appraisals, handling internal and external employee recruitment and retention, resolving conflicts, managing employee relations, negotiating contracts, and implementing workforce planning.

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Located in Waverly, WV, IVS Group was founded in 1972 and is comprised of four separate divisions that encompass a wide range of specialty services contractors. Its clients are metal, chemical, petrochemical, mining, energy, forestry, glass, plastic, transportation, and specialty gas producers.

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Founded in 1998 by Tom and Paula Christopher (former HR executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group is a leading boutique HR executive search and staffing solutions firms. TCG is staffed by former HR professionals and trained search practitioners who use proprietary, scientific and industry-leading systems, tools, and processes. The firm has offices in Willoughby, OH; Sarasota, FL; and Kansas City, MO.

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For more than 30 years, Dr. Anselmi has served as a consultant to organizational leadership on human capital management issues such as talent selection, performance management, development, and movement, organizational effectiveness, change management, and leadership development. Dr. Anselmi has held a variety of leadership roles with companies such as Aon Consulting, Frito-Lay, Dell, Microsoft, and Materion. Most recently, he was vice president, global talent management at Diebold Nixdorf, where he led the talent acquisition, learning and development, and talent management teams.

Ms. Booker has over 18 years of talent acquisition, employee relations, and human resource business partner experience. She joined The Christopher Group in 2022 as a recruiting manager and has since been promoted to recruiting director. Her focus is partnering with executive human resources candidates across the United States to fill HR executive roles.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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