Kristian Shannon is a Principal with 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. Kristian specializes in placing executives in the durable goods and food & beverage industries. Having worked with smaller private and private equity-backed companies, to multi-billion-dollar public organizations, he has leveraged his past experience and HR background to place executives and their direct reports.
Kristian joined JM Search from Knoll, Inc. (now MillerKnoll), a high-end office and residential furniture manufacturer, where he served as Vice President of Human Resources. 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. Prior to Knoll, Kristian served as HR Director at Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) in support of SBDs storage businesses and DeWalt Service Centers. Kristian’s early career includes both HR 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.