Delta Dental Selects TCG for Head of HR Search

LANSING, MI – Delta Dental of Michigan has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Vice President and Head of Human Resources search. Managing Director, Nathanial Schiffer, Managing Partner, Jacob Humbert and Senior Operations Manager, Matt Duda will be leading the search.

Delta Dental is the largest, most experienced dental benefits carrier in the U.S., covering more than 78 million people. In 2016 alone, it paid out $3.6 billion for dental care. Delta Dental of Michigan and its affiliates in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee comprise the second largest Delta Dental plan in the nation. They are headquartered in Okemos, Michigan, and have a second office in Farmington Hills. Our enterprise has offices in Sherwood and Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Dublin, Ohio; and Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.

The Vice President and Head of Human Resources will report to the SVP, Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Legal Officer and will lead all aspects of human resources for Delta Dental of Michigan. This person will build a cohesive and collaborative work environment, partnering effectively with other senior leadership to develop and implement strategic initiatives aligned with the organization’s business plan. Responsibilities include providing visionary leadership across the organization and facilitating a culture that values integrity, respect, commitment, teamwork, personal accountability, and celebration of individual and team success.

“When TCG visited Delta Dental on-site this past week, it was clear that the organization is energized by their CEO Goran Jurkovic as he continues to empower his senior leaders to gain market share and expand Delta Dental’s reach,” says Managing Director, Nathaniel Schiffer. “Delta Dental is already one of the largest benefits administrators in the nation.  The new Head of Human Resources will play a critical role in re-architecting the HR Function to support, enable, and liberate the business to continue to achieve long-term success.”

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher (former HR Executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search Firms. They have created a highly specialized organization, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, that utilize proprietary, scientific, and industry-leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, 92% of all TCG searches are filled in the first two slates of candidates! With a client list that includes some of the world’s most respected companies across all industries and verticals, they are frequently asked, “What makes TCG so different and successful?”

“Our Technology, Systems, Tools, Processes, and HR Experienced Team provide a most precise and highly efficient service delivery model,” responds TCG founder & CEO, Tom Christopher. TCG conducts targeted searches of high performing/passive candidates, sourced from client requested companies/industries, all while completing extensive assessments and vetting to ensure an optimal fit. From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG client and candidate will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, scientific, and stress-eliminating executive search services to ensure the very best search experience. In an industry-leading move, TCG backs all their work with full performance guarantees, in writing!