Sandra Lavarine

Office Manager

Sandy joined Tower Consultants Ltd. in 2002. She gained an intimate knowledge of the HR recruiting business and its internal HR and financial systems. Her management of Tower’s accounting processes was exceptional. She is now our point of contact for internal HR matters and ensuring we are in compliance, and brings her financial expertise forward to Tower Consultants Search Group.

Dorian Merrill

Executive Recruiter

Dorian Merrill is well-versed in both internal and third-party executive search and brings extensive experience supporting clients including small entrepreneurial firms, private equity companies and leading Fortune and S&P 500 organizations to her role. In addition to her executive search experience, Dorian has held leadership positions in the areas of executive compensation and performance management for a S&P 500 organization.

Pete Rose

Business Manager

Pete gained his Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Bradford in the UK and accepted increasing responsibilities with companies at the forefront of emerging automotive technologies. Joining Moog, Inc. in the early 80’s, Pete held positions as VP Engineering and VP Sales and Marketing and was then selected to establish a unique technology incubator serving the auto manufacturing industry worldwide. Stuart, Florida was the chosen location and Pete moved with his family to the United States. He was President of Active Control Systems Inc. – a joint venture between Moog and Group Lotus. The company was eventually acquired by TRW several years later. He then led a publically traded exotic vehicle manufacture and spent several years in the general aviation industry before joining Tower Consultants Search Group. Pete’s role, beyond oversight of the financial activities of the company is to provide statistical, marketing and technical input in support of recruitment operations.

Chris Rose

President & CEO

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.

Elizabeth Rose

Executive Recruiter

Joining Tower Consultants Ltd. in 2010, Elizabeth possesses a degree in Journalism and a deep public relations background. Tower Consultants Search Group now celebrates Elizabeth’s extensive interviewing, assessment, and writing skills, as well as her innate ability to develop relationships.

Jason Rose

Senior Partner

Jason Rose is a Senior Partner with Tower Consultants Search Group, a retained Executive Search firm that specializes in the placement of Human Resource talent.

He studied retail and consumer studies at the University of Arizona before moving to West Palm Beach, FL and fulfilling his entrepreneurial dream of owning and operating his own retail store, specializing in the radio controlled and unmanned aerial vehicle industry. Being a successful small business owner took an unlimited supply of enthusiasm, accountability, and self-motivation, as well as a deep appreciation for team players and strong work ethic. During this time, Jason developed outstanding customer service skills and refined the art of facilitation. After 13 years, Jason decided to sell his retail store, and use these skills to assist companies grow and build its leadership teams. Acquiring and managing a staff of his own for many years, Jason knows how to overcome the challenges of finding rare talent and specialized professionals, which in turn gives his clients access to a unique skillset.

In his free time, Jason enjoys traveling with his wife and two young children, and has a deep passion for automobiles and auto racing.

Kim deVry Klipstein

Director, Executive Search

Kim deVry Klipstein is the Director, Executive Search with Tower Consultants Search Group, a retained Executive Search firm specializing in Human Resources.

She joins Tower with over 10 years of national, retained experience in Human Resources. Kim is passionate about executive search, deeply valued for her ability to make key connections between people and achieve outstanding results for clients.

Kim began her career as a copy editor with TV Guide Magazine, before moving to retained executive search with Tower Consultants, Ltd. Kim practiced in all disciplines of HR, with a specialty in organizational and people development. A driven, influential, and collaborative member of the Tower team, she progressed from Recruiter to Client Search Manager to Director/junior member of the executive team.

For greater flexibility and less travel, Kim continued to work with Tower, and for two years, also recruited and managed national travel nurses with MedStaff/Cross Country Healthcare. In 2008, she traded recruitment for a new challenge in non-profit business with the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (80,000 actives). After two branch roles, she moved to the Association Office as its first Director, Member Engagement Center. There, she teamed to develop, launch and personally direct the Association’s first In/Outbound call center for eight branches.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dickinson College. Her engaging, active nature finds her cycling, running, writing, sampling new coffees and bonding with her daughter. For perspective, she recharges with humor and her favorite comedians.


  • The team behind our success

    Following the retirement of Donna Friedman and the closure of Tower Consultants Ltd. at the end of December 2017, the new Tower Consultants Search Group opened its doors on January 1, 2018. Team members seamlessly transitioned to the new company to provide invaluable legacy experience and expertise - but with a new twist!

Executive Staff

  • Chris Rose
  • President & CEO
  • Jason Rose
  • Senior Partner
  • Kim deVry Klipstein
  • Director, Executive Search

Key Staff

Pete Rose

Business Manager
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Elizabeth Rose

Executive Recruiter
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Supporting Staff

Sandra Lavarine

Office Manager
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Dorian Merrill

Executive Recruiter
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    I just met our Compensation Manager about a week ago, and I am equally excited about him.  Seems like another very good hire. Thanks for all you did to help me build the foundations of a world-class compensation team…and thanks for checking in to make sure all is well.  It is much appreciated.”

    • Dave Pace
    • President & CEO, Jamba Juice
    • Formerly EVP, Chief Resource Officer, Bloomin’ Brands Inc.
  • “The search was done timely and professionally — the communication was excellent.  I would recommend Tower because for them it is all about the people, which is the number one investment.”

    • Ronald J. Weaver
    • President
    • Avstar Fuel Systems
  • “Chris Rose was very helpful all throughout the process and her input helped me overcome obstacles in my path.  I really enjoyed interacting with her.  I would work with her any day and hopefully will again.”

    • Aroni Banerjee
    • Director, Compensation, Zynga
    • Formerly Global Compensation & Benefits Leader, Intel Corporation
  • “Having relocated East in support of a career advancement opportunity for my spouse, I found myself in the job seeker's market. A colleague introduced me to Tower consultants, a group working to identify candidates for an opportunity in my new city.  My experience working with the Tower Consultants team was extraordinary. The knowledgeable boutique HR firm is top notch.  As a candidate I was treated with the utmost courtesy and professionalism throughout the entire selection process, they even worked with me to insure I was thoroughly prepared for the interview day and knew what to expect. As an experienced Human Resources professional, should I again be in the market or be looking to fill an HR role on my own team I wouldn't think twice about engaging Tower Consultants. Thank you for the excellent experience, I recommend Tower Consultants to both companies and candidates and hope to work with them again in the future.”

    • Marybeth Gallagher
    • HR Leader, Flatiron Construction
  • “It was a very professional search very much tailored around the needs of the client (me).  I was pleased with the way time zones were managed and I never felt out of the loop.  The quality of candidates was excellent as was the understanding of our needs. I would use you again because of your professionalism, reach and the quality of your
    consultants.  I would recommend you because you get results.”

    • Stuart Boyne
    • Formerly SVP, Head of Global HR Shared Services, Endurance Services Ltd.
  • “Excellent!  Tower presented a good slate of high quality candidates in a timely manner.  Excellent communications along the way and expert help in closing the deal.  I will definitely use Tower again.  Chris does great work, is very trustworthy, and is a great partner.”

    • Kurt Elia
    • Formerly EVP, Global HR Officer, Endurance Services Ltd.
  • “Chris has always demonstrated outstanding customer service to me in both a client and a candidate capacity.  Her sense of urgency and flexibility to the ever changing job specs was extraordinary.”

    • Corey Heller
    • EVP, Business Development & Chief Administrative Officer, UA Brands
    • Formerly CHRO, Intermountain Healthcare
  • “Many thanks to you, Claudia, and the Tower team for your persistence to keep looking, and for ultimately providing a strong slate of candidates and a great hire!”

    • Barbara Vietor
    • Vice President, Global Total Rewards
    • Integra LifeSciences
  • “Amtrak faced unique circumstances that other highly regarded executive search recruiters and companies believed were challenges they could not meet. Not Chris Rose and not Tower Consultants. Chris attacked our needs by thoroughly understanding our strategy, national mission, business values, and fit criteria. Plus, she is just fun to work with. She successfully placed two senior Human Capital leaders that are making an immediate difference to our bottom line and our people. Market feedback was that Chris proved a great ambassador for our company as well and she kept me informed every step of the way.”

    • Barry Melnkovic
    • SVP & CHRO, United States Steel Corporation
    • Formerly EVP & Chief Human Capital Officer, Amtrak