Scotts Miracle-Gro Selects TCG for Director of Benefits Search

Scotts Selects TCG for Director of Benefits Search

COLUMBUS, OH – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of U.S. Benefits search. Managing Director, Nat Schiffer, and Recruiting Manager, Kathleen Kilkenney are leading the search.

Kat Kilkenney, TCGNat Schiffer, TCG

“Scotts is a company that takes great care of its associates and in many ways could be referred to as one of America’s largest family-owned companies,” said Nat Schiffer. “Simply put, Scotts HR and more specifically, their benefits organization is growing. They are a consumer lawn and garden products powerhouse that operates both Scotts and Miracle-Gro brands, as well as Ortho. Wall Street has also grown enamored with its Hawthorne Gardening segment, which is a leader in the hydroponic industry. This has helped Scotts Miracle-Gro gain huge exposure to the growing legal marijuana market, as well as indoor farming in general.”

The Director of U.S. Benefits will join the Total Rewards team at the Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH, and will be responsible for the administration, communication, and compliance of company benefit programs as well as the management of vendor services and relationships.  The position will take a proactive role in identifying, designing, and delivery of new programs and opportunities for benefit program enhancements, recommendations, and implementation.

Founded in 1868, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has blossomed into North America’s leading and most trusted in lawn, garden, and outdoor living products and services. They were most recently named a Top Workplace by Columbus-CEO magazine in 2020. With over 5,800 associates that form the heart and soul of the company, Scotts delivers products and solutions that help consumers create beautiful gardens, vibrant plants, and landscapes that thrive. Scotts legacy is rooted in trust, innovation, and doing the right thing—for today’s gardeners and growers and the ones who come tomorrow.

To learn more about these opportunities and/or The Christopher Group please contact Kathleen Kilkenney 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 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 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.