University of the Pacific Selects TCG for Chief People Officer Search

STOCKTON, CA – The University of Pacific, California’s oldest University, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Chief People Officer search. Managing Director, Nat Schiffer and Managing Partner, Tobin Anselmi are leading the critical search.

“Our firm is thrilled to partner with the University of the Pacific, President Chris Callahan, and the entire search committee to fill this incredibly important role,” said Nat Schiffer. “The University of the Pacific is an incredibly special collection of three campuses, with the Stockton campus serving as its anchor.  The location and all that it has to offer is unparalleled. Finally, Chris Callahan brings an extremely successful track record from Arizona State University, and along with his cabinet, they will surely bring an exciting era of growth for the University and all of its stakeholders.”

The Chief People Officer will provide strategic leadership for the human resources (HR) function in service to the University of the Pacific’s officers, faculty, and staff across 3 campuses, acting at all times as the steward of employee resources in service to the university’s mission. The CPO will build and lead a world-class HR function that focuses on Talent Acquisition and Development and includes Benefits & Compensation, Employee Education and Development, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), Employee & Labor Relations, Records Management, and Recruitment, with approximately 20 full-time employees that deliver well-conceived and well-designed services to the university’s employees.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Tobin Anselmi at

About University of the Pacific

The University of the Pacific is California’s oldest University and California’s private University of choice! The University boasts three campuses in Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The Stockton campus has an architectural splendor (resemblance to East Coast Ivy League Schools) that has made it the backdrop to films such as the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Kingdom of the Krystal Skull, and many others. Pacific is fully accredited and offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study, including 12 accelerated programs, more than 30 graduate and professional programs in 10 schools and colleges, and a continuing education program. The Pacific is a short drive to Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, Metropolitan San Francisco, Monterey and so much more.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.