Barr Brands International Selects TCG for Senior HRBP Search

MEMPHIS, TN – Barr Brands International, an employee-owned consumer goods company driven by integrity, collaboration, and continuous improvement, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Senior Human Resources Business Partner search. Managing Partner, Jeff Wilbanks, and Recruiting Director, Jim Gorjup are leading the critical HR search.

Jeff Wilbanks

“It is very exciting to work with Barr Brands International on their Sr. HRBP role,” said Jeff Wilbanks. “This is an employee-owned organization that has a rich culture and history that is embedded into their locations in Memphis. A lot of great talent up, down, and across the organization and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

This role will be responsible for driving exceptional human asset management activities within the Company while supporting key growth objectives and programs. The HRBP will lead all aspects of Human Resources for Operations WM Barr including strategic planning, employment law, staffing and retention, succession planning, compensation, performance management, employee relations. This position serves as a member of the WM Barr leadership team and the BBI HR Leadership team and contributes to the Company’s strategic plans while championing change within the organization.

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

About Barr Brands International

Founded in 1946 by William M. Barr, the company quickly became an icon in the home improvement and automotive repair industries. Fifty years later, with the sale of the business to their employees, W.M. Barr has become the model of a successful ESOP company. Through the talent, vision, and hard work of their employee-owners, they have continued to introduce innovative new products, acquire new businesses and brands, and achieve exceptional growth and profitability.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.