Allen Institute Selects TCG for Director of Talent Acquisition Search


Allen Institute

SEATTLE, WA – Allen Institute. a recognized leader in large-scale, open science research, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Talent Acquisition search. Founder & CEO, Tom Christopher, and Recruiting Manager, Jim May are leading the critical search.

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“The Allen Institute has set out to change the world,” said Tom Christopher. “TCG is honored to be a part of their journey to find their newest Talent Acquisition leader that will passionately deliver excellence at every level for this world-renowned scientific institution.”

The Allen Institute is building new thought processes and leading change in how they approach talent acquisition, and they need a leader with a proven track record to lead this effort.  The Director of Talent Acquisition will lead the entire TA function and will have demonstrated success in building diverse talent pipelines, established relationships with resources to support this, and the data to support change has occurred where you’ve worked in the past. The ideal candidate will be able to foster a strong passion within themselves and others for this unique mission-based non-profit.

Founded in 2003 by philanthropist, visionary, and Co-Founder of Microsoft by the late Paul G. Allen, the Allen Institute is a recognized leader in large-scale, open science research. Its research institutes include the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Allen Institute for Immunology, and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. Headquartered in Seattle, Allen’s commitment to share all they learn openly with the world has allowed them to solve some of the greatest mysteries of the human mind and body.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Jim May at

About The Christopher Group

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) is the nation’s premier specialized boutique for Agile HR Business Solutions and named America’s Best HR Executive Recruiting Firms by Forbes in 2019 and 2020. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, TCG’s Recruiting Services Division and Consulting Services Division provides customized HR Business Solutions for clients, across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals.

Our comprehensive understanding and deep relationships within HR have allowed us to become the firm of choice for many clients like Kraft, Whirlpool Corporation, Pepsi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Welch’s, Nationwide, SC Johnson, Walgreens, USAA, Verizon, Penn State University, Honeywell, Hanes, Allstate, Delta Dental, BP, Capital One, Comcast, Dish, Exxon Mobil, First Energy, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lamb Weston, Meijer, Petco, Air Products and many more.