Executive Search

Orange County, California, Executive Search Firm

Parrish Partners provides retained executive search consulting services. As a leading executive search firm, we serve many industries including high technology, manufacturing (including supply chain, engineering,distribution), medical, food-services, non-profits, and more. We work with private companies, private equity, and public companies. Our executive placement process results in high-quality hires that will will stand the test of time so that your recruiting investment pays off with dividends. We offer our executive recruiting clients unbiased assessment data on candidates as an integral part of the hiring process. In addition to highly specialized leadership skills screening, we source from a truly world-class, diverse candidate pool.

How Retained Search Works

As with all Parrish Partners services, our executive search recruiters work in partnership with our clients. Our clients pay a retainer fee for the search consultant’s services – typically, the executive placement fee will be billed to the client in three or four stages over the course of the search assignment. Retained searches are for executive and leadership positions that pay US$100,000 and above. In a Parrish Partners retained search, the principal consultant stays with the process from startup through candidate hire, and then through the hire’s first full year of employment. In addition to our executive recruiting service, Parrish Partners also offers executive on-boarding services to accelerate integration and maximize performance.

At Parrish Partners we believe executive search is about not just finding somebody to fit a role, but finding that one unique candidate who will fit in with your culture and strengthen your organization. If you are looking to hire with confidence with an executive search firm you can trust, then look no further than Parish Partners – we will take away the uncertainty of hiring and be at your side every step of the way. Let us help you solve your talent needs; call today for a free initial consultation.

Meet the Executive Search Senior Consultant

Christine “Chris” Jeffreys brings over three decades of experience in the field of recruiting and human resources. Her consulting experience includes retained search, general human resource consulting, and applicant tracking systems (ATS) design and implementation. She has served in key leadership and consulting roles for top national and Orange County based corporations including Imperial Bank (now Comerica Bank), Price Waterhouse Coopers, Southern California Edison, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Chris’s expertise includes technology, medical, education, food service and more. Chris has sourced hundreds of top leadership positions and specialty skills across industries.

In the field of Information Technology, Chris has extensive knowledge which has evolved from mainframe, to mini-micro, to client service and now SAS cloud based environments. At PWC, she was the first HR Manager for the SAP consulting practice group. She is committed to staying current in the every changing information technology field. Chris has recruited at all levels of IT personnel from Chief Information Officer to IT specialists.

In the medical field, Chris’s experience with CHOC included the implementation of TALEO, an enterprise wide applicant tracking system solution. She also assisted CHOC with workforce planning and strategic recruitment planning to staff CHOC’s new tower, including over 400 specialty positions in nursing, allied health, and support services. Chris has served as Director of Recruitment at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital in Los Angeles. She provided leadership to the team of contract recruiters and support staff, achieving over 500 hires in nursing, allied health and support services.

In the legal field, Chris has recruited for General Counsel and all levels of legal support staff. Chris was the lead HR professional and served at LRN, The Legal Knowledge Company. She hired and worked with a team of 30 attorneys responsible for legal research, ethics and compliance solutions for Fortune 500 clients.

Chris earned a Masters in Human Resources from Chapman University, in Orange, California and a B.A. in American Studies from California State University Fullerton, in Fullerton, California. In addition she has received a Graduate Certification in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University, in Orange California.