The Christopher Group Tapped by Dellbrook | JKS to Lead Top HR Search

January 20, 2022 – Dellbrook | JKS, one of the Northeast’s fastest-growing construction companies, has selected The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, to lead its search for a vice president of human capital /people /human resources. Founder and CEO, Tom Christopher, and managing partner, Jeff Wilbanks are leading the assignment. “We are tremendously honored to have been the firm of choice to lead this critical HR executive leadership search for Dellbrook | JKS,” said Mr.  Christopher. “This is an amazing opportunity with an exciting future.”

The search firm is seeking the organization’s first VP of people to establish and build the people function at Dellbrok | JKS.  “This people leader will serve as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to the leadership team in support of the most valuable resource, people,” said TCG. Working closely with the senior leadership team, this person will play a critical role in building the infrastructure of their people operations organization, while fostering an environment of growth, employee engagement, and maintaining the employee-centric culture Dellbrok | JKS built, all while supporting the continuous scale of the business.

Established in 2005, Dellbrook | JKS provides a full range of construction services in both the public and private sectors including healthcare, education, historic renovation, municipal, commercial, and residential. Their team is experienced with a variety of building types and construction methods in ground-up construction, rehabs, and additions. The company’s offices are located in Quincy and East Falmouth, MA.

Veteran Recruiters

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. The firm 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; and Kansas City, MO.

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Mr. Christopher has a personal practice focused primarily on the VP, SVP and CHRO levels. He has completed executive HR searches, with a diverse set of clients, across multiple industry verticals including but not limited to Pepsi, Honeywell, Capital One, BP, Kraft, US Foods, Raytheon, Ingersoll-Rand, Vanderbilt University, Delaware North, CDW, Medco, Citigroup, Johns Hopkins University, Eastman Chemical, Comcast, and many others. With over 30 years of experience in human resources and executive search, his deep understanding of business strategy, organizational structures, and talent acquisition/ assessment/ development have allowed him to become an invaluable search and business partner to senior executives at a list of Fortune 500 organizations.

Mr. Wilbanks joined The Christopher Group in 2013 and has a record of successful executive search experience across a multitude of industries. He focuses on senior-level executive searches and is a part of the TCG leadership team. He has filled numerous roles for both domestic and global clients such as Stanley Black & Decker, Altria, CDW, Baylor Scott & White, US Foods, and Comcast. Most of his recruitment efforts came from the finance and accounting functions where he led several CFO searches.

Recent Search

The Christopher Group recently assisted in the recruitment of Miguel Perez as the new head of HR for Nordson Corp., a multinational adhesive dispensing equipment manufacturer. The search was led and placed by managing director, Pam Noble and Mr. Wilbanks. “We were thrilled to work with Nordson as they realigned their organization and moved from a centralized to a decentralized HR structure,” said Ms. Noble. “Perez brings a unique set of capabilities with a strong focus in business leadership that will be a great asset to Nordson.”

Mr. Perez brings over 17 years of experience to Nordson Corp. Previously, he was head of HR for the business group functional organizations at Honeywell, where he managed more than 3,000 people across finance, legal, IT, M&A, transformation, and commercial excellence for an 11 billion Honeywell strategic business group.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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