Human Resources Executive Erika Deschodt to Join Mollie Stone’s Markets

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Mollie Stone’s Markets is pleased to announce the placement of Erika Deschodt as their new Director of Human Resources.  In this role, Erika will be responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and labor relations.

Most recently, Erika was the Head of Human Resources at Republic of Tea where she led the sales force, manufacturing operations in IL and MA and a winery. She also partnered with the owners on building an effective team culture built on accountability and performance.  Erika has also held Senior Human Resources leadership roles with Pilgrim Quality Solutions, BMC Software, Stellar Partners, and Intercontinental Hotels Group. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Human Resources from Golden Gate University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Nevada.

This successful executive search assignment was conducted by Thomas Christopher, President and Managing Director and Jeff Wilbanks, TCG Recruiting Director. “It has been our unique honor and privilege to work with such an amazing Client and group of Candidates.  We are very pleased for both Mollie Stone’s Markets and Erika and we deeply appreciate their most positive feedback on their search experience,†reports 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.â€

About the Company

Mollie Stone’s Markets was founded in 1986 by Mike Stone and David Bennett, and named after Mike Stone’s mother, Molly. Mollie Stone’s Markets is committed to providing the best possible shopping experience for customers and making a difference in people’s lives through food. Mollie Stone’s first market was in Redwood City, California, and we carried only natural and organic products. We realized that customers wanted a place where they could get not only their natural and organic produce, meats, health and beauty products, but also conventional necessities such as vitamin-enriched cereals and popular name-brand products. Therefore, the concept of “Best of Both Worlds” was born. This marriage of Necessity & Passion Shopping sets our stores apart from most. Our roots remain in healthy, natural and specialty foods. Mollie Stone’s buyers work closely with local producers around the greater Bay Area to bring you high quality products in every aisle.

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!â€Â Â  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.

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