Publix Selects TCG for Director of Benefits Search

LAKELAND, FL – Publix has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Benefits search. Founder & CEO, Thomas Christopher, Recruiting Director, Jeff Wilbanks, and Senior Operations Manager, Matthew Duda are leading the search.

“It’s a sincere honor to work with one of the nation’s largest and most respected, not only grocer but company,” says Tom Christopher. “Their performance and people policies are truly legendary.”

Publix is one of the largest grocery retailers in the country with more than 200,000 employees in over 1,250 stores, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities in seven states. Publix is also the largest employee-owned company in the nation.  In February 2020, Publix was named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. They are one of only eight companies that have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.

The Director of Benefits will provide strategic leadership and direction in managing the delivery of Publix’s health, welfare, wellness, and voluntary benefits plans and programs. They will be responsible for managing the research, development, and implementation of strategic and benefits-critical initiatives that support and promote the benefits vision for Publix and for more than 200,000 employees in over 1,250 stores, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and support locations in seven states.

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Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher (former HR Executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search and Staffing Solutions 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, Thomas 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.