ESPN’s Best In Class Local Operator, Good Karma Brands Selects TCG for Head of HR Search

CHICAGO, IL/MILWAUKEE, WI – Good Karma Brands, LLC. has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Head of Human Resources search. Managing Partner, Nat Schiffer, Recruiting Director, Jeff Wilbanks, and Senior Operations Manager, Matthew Duda are leading the search.

Established in 1997, Good Karma Brands, LLC (GKB) is a sports media and entertainment company with expertise in local sports marketing activation. In addition to 100.5 ESPN, radio assets include News radio WTMJ in Milwaukee, six ESPN affiliated radio stations, including ESPN 1000 AM in Chicago, WKNR 850 in Cleveland, and 94.5 ESPN FM in Milwaukee, and two stations in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In partnership with ESPN, Good Karma Brands can also offer local marketing partners geo-targeted advertising on ESPN’s digital platforms. In addition to its radio assets, Good Karma Brands boasts a number of premium brands, including an events division that produces the Wisconsin Sports Awards, Tundra Trio hospitality houses in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Boca Raton Bowl. Good Karma Brands also owns two Wisconsin-based Verizon Premium Wireless retail stores specializing in concierge service, and a home furnishings and design business called the Home Market. Good Karma Brands has been consistently honored as a “Top Workplace” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 2011.

“TCG’s Recruiting Services Division is proud to partner with Good Karma Brands, ESPN’s Best in Class Local Operator,” said Nat Schiffer. “Being from Cleveland I have a deep connection with their station WKNR 850 and even now as a Florida resident I still tune in frequently to stay current on my Cleveland sports. We are deeply honored to have been selected by them as they look to further establish their Human Capital capability as they continue to grow organically and through acquisition.  GKB also has a significant physical presence in both Milwaukee and Chicago.  These markets are in our backyard and our network of the highest performing HR talent in Chicago, as well as the leading markets in the Midwest, is unparalleled.  GKB offers a truly exceptional culture and it will prove to be an important point of differentiation when candidates consider their employment brand.”

The Head of Human Resources will lead all aspects of human resources including, but not limited to, recruitment, talent management, training and development, and compensation and benefits. S/he 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. This role will provide strategic and tactical leadership across the organization and will facilitate a culture that values integrity, service, commitment, teamwork, personal accountability, and celebration of individual and team success.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Jeff Wilbanks 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 and Business Solutions and voted one of America’s Best 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 and 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.