Kristian Shannon is a Vice President at JM Search and a member of the Firm’s Consumer Practice. He brings over 25 years of experience in talent acquisition, executive recruitment, and human resource leadership. Having worked with smaller private and private equity backed companies to multi-billion dollar public organizations, he leverages his HR background to place human resource, operations and supply chain, and sales and marketing executives across the consumer goods and manufacturing industry where he recently spent the last 12 years of his career.
Prior to JM Search, Kristian was the Vice President of Human Resources at Knoll, Inc. (now MillerKnoll), a publicly-traded high-end office and studio furniture manufacturer. During his tenure at Knoll, Kristian supported the commercial business segment (including Knoll Office, KnollStudio, DatesWeiser, Fully, and Muuto) while also leading the Change Management and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) centers of excellence. Before Knoll, Kristian served as HR Director at Stanley Black & Decker in support of SBDs storage businesses and DeWalt Service Centers. His early career includes both generalist and recruiting experience at Philadelphia Insurance Companies – a commercial property casualty insurer, Optium – a fiberoptic component manufacturer, and MedCases – an online medical education content provider.
Kristian graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in History. He was certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a member of the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Kristian is married with three children and frequently splits time between his home in upper Bucks County and State College, PA. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.