ST. LOUIS — The Pinnacle Society, the premier consortium of 80 industry-leading recruiters, has admitted Kris Holmes, Principal and Recruiter at O’Connell Group. The Pinnacle Society is an influential group of executive search professionals, representing fewer than 1% of producers in the country.
Members have a demonstrated track record of excellence, documented experience and tenure in the recruiting profession, and proven industry-specific expertise that sets them apart from other recruiters.
For more than 20 years, the Pinnacle Society has provided the nation’s top recruiters a forum in which to exchange the business principles and placement techniques that led them to achieve, and allows them to maintain, their success.
“I’m honored to be admitted to the Pinnacle Society because of their rigorous standards. It is an important professional milestone,” Kris said. “But more importantly, the consortium represents the deep commitment that we, as recruiters, have to producing results for clients and candidates. We are focused on reinforcing the innovative ideas, high ethical standards and a passion for education to continuously advance our profession.”
Kris joined O’Connell Group in 1995. During her more than two decades in executive recruitment, she has built an unparalleled track record of success. Kris is passionate about building strong productive relationships, acting as a trusted advisor and mentor, while building her clients’ business and her candidates’ careers. Prior to O’Connell Group, Kris’s decade of experience in retail, consumer packaged goods and durables included some of the most respected brands in their sectors, including Marshall Fields, Johnson & Johnson, and Kraft. Kris continued her marketing career with positions of increasing responsibility in the home furnishings industry with Herman Miller and at Ralston-Purina’s Continental Baking Company.
Kris graduated from Tufts University and earned her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Founded in 1993 by veterans of the CPG industry, O’Connell Group is a leading executive search firm in consumer marketing and market research. O’Connell Group conducts searches from experienced associate level through senior-management levels for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and other consumer-driven organizations. With offices in Fairfield, CT and St. Louis, MO, the firm serves companies nationwide, from America’s largest CPG leaders to entrepreneurial and private equity-backed enterprises.