Consumer goods recruitment firm Perpetual Insights today announced the addition of two executives: James Thomas as a principal and Scott Barrett as a director. Both are based out of the company’s Darien and New York City headquarters.
Thomas will focus predominantly on senior-level finance and accounting search assignments for both publicly-held and privately-owned companies, while Barrett will focus on consumer goods supply chain leadership roles.
A highly respected industry figure, Thomas most recently served as vice president of talent acquisition, North America, at Sotheby’s, where he was instrumental in creating and executing hiring strategies to compliment a transformational and digital growth strategy as the business modernized under new leadership.
Prior to Sotheby’s, Thomas spent a decade in London and New York with an international search firm partnering with luxury, retail, and consumer goods brands.
“James Thomas is a trusted business partner and talent strategist, representing the brightest and most exciting future leaders in the market today, and bringing carefully crafted and unique search strategies to every client,” said Steve Morrissey, managing partner Perpetual Insights. “He also offers clients a unique insight into building internal talent functions and designing best practices and processes for in-house recruitment teams.”
Barrett previously served as managing director at FTI Consulting, an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk, and create shareholder value. Prior to his role in strategic advisory consulting, Barrett worked in consumer goods on both the client and agency side developing brand strategies and activation programs.
“Scott Barrett’s passion and expertise lies in partnering with clients to understand their business objectives prior to honing in on their specific search objectives in order to provide solutions that create brand value,” said Morrissey. “He is committed to ensuring client talent objectives are met.”
Perpetual Insights (part of The Pi Group) is a boutique Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory Firm focused exclusively on the consumer goods industry.
With a focus on delivering professional level search and consulting services, tailored to meet clients’ needs, Perpetual Insights is redefining the search industry through innovation and the provision of a full talent lifecycle service. Perpetual Insights’ focus reflects the uniqueness of this market, the clients they serve, and the candidates they represent.
The core of the business centers around search and the company addresses clients’ recruitment needs in the areas of:
* Finance & Accounting
* Supply Chain
* Human Resources
The Pi Group is made up of three practices- Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition offering talent advisory services including Permanent Recruitment, Executive Search, Executive Coaching, Talent Mapping, Talent Assessment, Consultant Placement and Career Transition.