Chris brings 21 years of highly successful Executive Search expertise to SearchPath. Top 1% of HeadHunters in North America. He has career billings over $7 million with over 432 successfully completed searches.
In 2014, Chris was selected for membership in The Pinnacle Society, the nation’s premier consortium of the top 75 Recruiters within the direct placement and search industry. The Pinnacle Society is an organization of individuals whose purpose is to serve as an honor society recognizing high volume producers and as an educational forum for the sharing of information and ideas. Chris is a five-time Pacesetter award winner placing him in the top elite tier of Search Consultants in the world. CSAM, Certified Senior Account Manager - he has achieved the recruiting industries highest levels of training in labor laws, negotiations, ethics, integrity and human relationships.
Chris has expertise in Talent Acquisition in the FOOD INGREDIENTS, RAW MATERIALS, SUPPLYSIDE, IFT, NUTRACEUTICAL, DIETARY SUPPLEMENT industries as well as within the PACKAGING MATERIALS (Rigid, Flexible, FIBC, bulk packaging, IBCs, drums, protective packaging, flexible packaging, rigid packaging and industrial packaging.
Chris' success comes from his strong work ethic, listening skills, persistence and industry knowledge. His high levels of achievement come from his desire to focus on solving his clients' and candidates' goals, problems and needs.
University of Noth Carolina
Formerly Chris worked for seven years in a General Management capacity, running a $22 million operation.
I had the pleasure of working with Chris Hillman on my job search. Above all, I was impressed with his knowledge in the ingredient sector, established relationships with multiple companies, honesty and continuous communication. He was able to connect me with a great company, that I’m excited to work for, and I’m extremely thankful for his help throughout this journey. I highly recommend Chris if you are looking for a career in the ingredient world.
Chris Hillman is a real professional who “walks the walk” when it comes to executive search, particularly in the food ingredient space. Chris came exactly as advertised, with a deep list of contacts relevant to our search for a new CEO. We had a working list of highly qualified candidates in a very short period of time, and Chris helped us to manage the process of winnowing the field down to ‘short list’, and ultimately to the final candidate. All through the effort Chris was always available, responsive to our needs, and with the appropriate level of drive/push. I highly recommend Chris for your next search engagement.
“Chris is an effective recruiter because he spends a great deal of time listening to the needs of the role and seems to have a lot of solid contacts in the industry. He follow ups well and is focused on making the right fit. ”
”SearchPath and Chris Hillman did an exceptional job in helping me find a new opportunity in the FIBC market. I was not looking for a new job, nor was I expecting to leave the company that I had worked for, however Chris brought to me an opportunity that I could not refuse. I have been with the new company a year now and have been very happy with my decision. Thank you Chris for presenting this opportunity to me.”