DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Neill Consulting Group, a leading retained executive search firm, announced today that Christopher J. Knipp will join the firm August 11th as Managing Director. Mr. Knipp will lead the firm's Human Resources practice and support the company's significant growth across a breadth of engagements. He will be based out of O'Neill Consulting Group's Dallas office.
Throughout his 30-year career, Chris has been highly recognized as a prominent Human Resources executive and change agent. Chris has built out best-in-class HR functions, shaped high-performing cultures, and led organizational transformations for a variety of companies. His comprehensive experience spans across blue-chip, Fortune 5 companies to private equity-funded, high-growth and turnaround organizations.
Most recently, Knipp was the Chief Human Resources Officer for AccentCare, a leading national healthcare provider, with close to 20,000 employees and over 125 locations. Previously, Chris spent five years with Hostess Brands as the SVP, Corporate Human Resources. He assumed the Chief Human Resources Officer role during the final stages of bankruptcy proceedings to assure talent continuity and maximize enterprise value. He has also held HR leadership roles at Centex Homes, Aggreko, and Exxon Mobil.
"Chris is an important strategic addition to our team as we not only expand our physical presence in Dallas, but grow our client relationships globally. He brings a unique perspective as a long-term client of the executive search industry, and we will look to his expertise as we continue to deliver the best possible results and search experience for clients and candidates," shared Kevin O'Neill, founder and CEO.
Knipp expressed his excitement about the career move, "It is a distinct privilege to join the O'Neill team at this exciting time in their history. As both a former client and candidate of the firm, I have been thoroughly impressed with their commitment to excellence and personal attention throughout our relationship."
"I look forward to identifying and attracting the leaders that will push our client's businesses to perform at their best, while making a real difference in the lives of those candidates we place," added Knipp.
Mr. Knipp holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Industrial & Labor Relations, both from Cornell University.
About O'Neill Consulting Group, Inc.
O'Neill Consulting Group is a retained executive search firm with a client-centered approach that delivers high-impact talent solutions to clients worldwide. The firm specializes in Consumer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Private Equity with emphasis on finance, operations, human resources, supply chain & logistics, and general management. The firm is headquartered in South Kingstown, RI, and has offices in Boston, Dallas, Research Triangle Park, London, and Shanghai. To learn more, visit www.oneillconsulting.com.
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