Human Resources Executive Michael Runyan to Join SportClips

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SportClips is pleased to announce the placement of Michael Runyan as their new Chief Talent Officer / Vice President, Human Resources.  In this role, Michael has point responsibility for crafting and leading the execution of an aligned strategy to ensure engaged, innovative, and industry leading talent that drives their growth agenda.

Most recently, Michael was Vice President, Human Resources at ProQuest where he provided significant workforce planning leadership to assure the right people strategies were in place. Michael has also held Senior Human Resources leadership roles with Emdeon, USAA, and Bank of America. He holds a Masters of Science Degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminology from University of Northern Iowa.

This successful executive search assignment was conducted by Thomas Christopher, TCG President and Managing Director and Erin Merker, TCG Vice President. “It has been a tremendous privilege to work with such an amazing Client and group of Candidates.  We are very pleased for both SportClips and Michael and we deeply appreciate their most positive feedback on their search experience,” says Thomas Christopher.  “For us at TCG, it is never enough just to fill an exciting opportunity with an outstanding candidate.  It is equally about providing every candidate and client with an exceptional search experience.”

About the Company

In the early 1990’s, Gordon E. Logan recognized the huge potential and relative lack of competition in the men’s and boys’ haircut market. He wanted to create a place where guys could take care of one of life’s necessities – a haircut – and say “This is my kind of place. I feel comfortable here” when they walked in the door. Assembling a group of passionate industry professionals, Gordon and his team worked together to develop the unique SportClips Haircuts concept we know today. While the SportClips logo and store design have changed since the first location opened in Austin, Texas in 1993, Gordon’s goal and SportClips’ mission – to provide a “championship haircut experience in an exciting sports-themed environment” – remains the same. “We are honored to represent such an exciting and growing company and brand.  The SportClips Leadership Team is simply amazing and their energy and excellence is contagious.” –  Tom Christopher, TCG President, Managing Director.

Prior to founding Sport Clips, Gordon served as an Aircraft Commander in the U.S. Air Force, after which he worked as a financial planning and control consultant with Price Waterhouse & Co. in Houston, Texas.  He is a graduate of MIT and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a retired CPA in the State of Texas. Gordon later owned and operated salons throughout Texas, an experience which proved to be invaluable in his journey toward creating one of the most successful haircut franchises in the nation.

About The Christopher Group

Founded in 1998 by Tom and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search Firms. Our Mission simply put: “To be the Best HR Search Firm in the World!”   To this end, we have created a highly specialized boutique firm, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, which utilizes proprietary, scientific, and industry leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, we fill 92% of all searches in our first 2 Slates of candidates!

Equally impressive is our exceptional client and candidate experience ensured through our exclusive and unique Candidate/Client Concierge Service.  From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG candidate and client will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, and stress eliminating support services to ensure the very best search experience you have ever had.

Interested Clients:  If you seek the very best, highest performing, passive HR candidates (who do not read/respond to failed ads) to build your HR Team, click here to understand how TCG can uniquely meet your HR recruiting needs.

Interested Candidates:  If you are a high performing HR Business Partner interested in being considered/assessed for your next big HR opportunity, click here to enter the exclusive and confidential TCG assessment sequence.