Empowering Human Potential: The Critical Role of HR Leadership

We help our clients hire talented HR professionals who enable change, growth and long term success.

Top talent in HR will give your organization a competitive advantage.

Savvy and successful organizations value having HR at the executive table. Having a strategic HR function will help you grow, adapt, and seamlessly adjust to dynamics impacting your business. The ability to successfully hire, develop and retain talent has never been harder and more important. The right HR person will impact culture, employee engagement, reduce risk, improve employee performance, provide data and lead change management.

people in sales meeting
We have impacted the success of hundreds of organizations through placing talented HR professionals. You can trust us to elevate your HR department!

Positions We Fill

  • CHRO

Recently Filled Positions


Tailored Hiring Solutions

We recognize that every client’s journey is distinctive. Whether you are a family-owned business, a middle-market corporation, or a private equity-backed company, our approach is tailored to your specific needs and aspirations. Our suite of services, encompassing both retained executive search and contingent search, is designed to adapt, and evolve with you. Your success is our top priority, and we’re here to ensure you have the right leaders by your side at every step.

Executive Search

When you need trusted assistance for your most crucial strategic hiring needs. We have trusted experience leading you through a step-by-step process to identify, attract and hire executives who will seamlessly integrate and impact the success of your organization.

Learn More

Professional Recruiting

When you need broader access to talent. We have recruiting team members focused on providing value added direct hire recruiting services to our client organizations. This gives you access to passive candidates who are not answering job postings.

Learn More

Contract Placement

When you need to fill a need immediately. We apply the same careful vetting that we use in direct hire to help clients locate candidates to handle contract, project based or interim needs. Our focus in this area includes finance and accounting, human resources across and project resources.

Learn More

Our Process Ensures a Successful Fit Every time (How we Work)

We execute each step of the executive search process with a critical eye. We understand the critical organizational importance of hiring the candidate who will deliver exceptional performance.

1 Discovery


Gain an understanding around the culture, organizational values, and goals. Meet key constituents and understand the desired outcomes for the role.

2 Strategy


Critical for key stakeholders to align around the desired candidate profile. This includes the experience profile and a list of intangibles required for a seamless integration.

3 Recruiting


Tailor the recruiting, attraction & evaluation process to the specific need. Build in key steps in the process, assessment, and stake holder involvement.

4 Present


Execute the research, sourcing and recruiting strategy. Build a candidate pool that involves covering the desired candidate market while narrowing the pool against tangible and intangible requirements updating our clients through this process.

5 Evaluation


Vett the candidate pool and collaborate to develop a short slate of candidates. Incorporate tools and criteria to use through client interview process. Determine final candidate(s) and execute final steps of evaluation.

6 Selection


Facilitate the final decision taking into account all the steps in the process including data points from assessment, references and evaluation process. Assist with the offer, acceptance, resignation and on-boarding process.

Building Your Talent Capability One Talented Leader at a Time

We have expertise to fill the critical needs in departments across your organization.

Client Segments

We are primarily focused on the middle market with companies on average ranging in size up to 500 million in sales. We do a concentration of work with Family-Owned Businesses and Private Equity Owned companies. We have expertise with employee owned (ESOP) and private owned companies.

client segments chart


WilliamCharles has deep and broad experience working across a number of different industries and sectors. Located in Michigan gives us extensive experience with manufacturing and distribution industries. At times, specific industry experience is critical – other times it is better to seek the best talent across industries. We help you navigate those critical decisions.

Case Studies

Hiring a key executive is among the your most critical decisions to get right. We understand the gravity of these decisions and each situation provides a unique set of circumstances. We have a successful track record creating successful outcomes to these seemingly daunting situations.


Contacted by this German-owned, global manufacturer for assistance with a confidential HR leadership search. Company was in the process of moving the North American headquarters from North Carolina to the manufacturing hub in Michigan.

Our Approach
Company has been growing steadily and has a solid manufacturing foundation in Michigan and wanted to move the North American executive team to that location. The HR leader in North Carolina was not making the move.

Conducted a search for a CHRO in the region of the manufacturing hub and found a leader that will now lead all HR for North America and coordinate the move of the headquarters to the new location.

Manufacturer – PE owned, CHRO search

Global (Dutch parent co.) PE owned manufacturer and distributor, newly created CHRO position. Worked with Talent Partner in Netherlands and CEO in Detroit to scope a newly envisioned HR leadership role for the organization.

Our Approach
Conducted a national search to find a CHRO with a strong focus on talent development.

Three month retained search resulted in successful hire of a new CHRO, reporting directly to the CEO and serving as a new member of the Executive team.

Diversified industries – VP Human Resources

Large family owned business was replacing a long time Director of Human Resources with a more strategic focused CHRO. The organization was growing and needed a strong HR professional to help lead change and growth.

Our Approach
We needed to find both the right skills and fit with the family. The organization is very community purposed and we were able to find the candidate who aligned with the fit and capability requirement. The person we placed brought some diversity to the executive team.

Now over a year into her role, our placed candidate has helped build a data oriented HR function capability of supporting the business needs of the organization.

Executive Hiring Guide

Career Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s Elevate Your Success

Contact us today to discover how WilliamCharles Search Group can strategically elevate your leadership team and drive your organization toward new heights of achievement.

"*" indicates required fields

How May We Assist You?