With a global perspective, Chris brings a diverse and accomplished background in international business. With 20 years in HR executive search and the proprietor of three entrepreneurial startups, and with strong skills in business development and project management, Chris is now the founder and CEO of Tower Consultants Search Group launched January, 2018. Chris brings her trademark of professionalism, sensitivity and insight to every search she conducts.
In 1998 Chris joined Tower Consultants Executive Search Ltd. Chris was quick to master the art of Human Resources recruiting. With this knowledge, she became proficient in the assessment of generalists, compensation, benefits, management/organizational development and staffing professionals. She brought in and successfully completed challenging searches for major domestic and international clients, and became an integral part of the management team. She was made Partner in 2004 and then promoted to President in 2010. When the company owner retired in December 2017, Chris opened her own search firm, Tower Consultants Search Group, in January 2018.
Growing up in England, Chris had an early interest in education and pursued her career aspirations by graduating from Ilkley College at the University of Leeds with a B.Ed. degree. Chris taught high school for eight years before leaving to start her own very successful catering and event planning business.
In 1987, when Chris’ husband was given the opportunity to lead a start-up operation in Florida, she gave up her business and the family moved to the U.S. Chris immersed herself in learning about the U.S. culture, and participated in numerous volunteer activities. Partnering with a colleague, she started a business exporting American products to the UK. With her knowledge of the British market, she identified products that would be well accepted and expand mass market opportunities with major UK retailers.
Drawing on her established entrepreneurial skills, Chris effectively demonstrated her business development, negotiating and closing capabilities with senior management in carriage name manufacturers.
Martin Memorial Health System offered Chris a unique opportunity to participate in a start-up operation within a healthcare system that includes Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida (consistently ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation). Chris played an integral role in establishing the Martin Memorial Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Stuart. This facility serves to address the healthcare needs of the indigent population in Martin County by utilizing the services of retired physicians. Chris was hired to recruit and credential volunteer physicians, nurses, technicians and administrative staff. She established and managed the licensing process, and procured grant funds to expand the clinic to offer dental services. It is a tribute to Chris and the start-up team that the clinic continues to expand and prosper.
Please see samples of Chris’s clients and placements while at Tower Consultants Executive Search Ltd.