BPI group North America Announces Promotions

November 02, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Chicago, IL (November 2, 2010) BPI group a rapidly growing human resources and management consultancy, has announced that Kevin Pallardy, Managing Partner and St. Louis market leader, has been appointed to the French-owned firm's International Affiliate Board of Directors. In addition, Jennifer Benskin, currently an Executive Vice President, has been promoted to CEO of Grant Alexander, the executive search arm of the firm.

Pallardy, with 30 years of experience as a human resources leader and as a consultant to leading global companies, will represent the firm's U.S. operations on the lnternational Affiliate Board of Directors. Benskin, who was instrumental in launching Grant Alexander earlier this year, has been promoted to CEO. Both of the appointments are effective immediately.

"These promotions are well-deserved and reflect the high caliber of the team we have assembled," said Juan Luis Goujon, President and Chief Executive Officer of BPI group, North America. "Kevin's long track record makes him the ideal representative on the International Affiliate Board which is composed of ten members, representing 40 countries, and charged with steering the international direction of our company's business development efforts and leading large cross-border consulting engagements." Goujon added, "Jennifer's great management skills, combined with her expertise in all aspects of recruiting and search make her the ideal national leader for Grant Alexander, as that division continues to grow from its Chicago headquarters, opens new offices and adds more capabilities."

About BPI group
BPI group is a global leading management and human resources consulting firm. We have 25 years of experience in North America providing customized, pragmatic solutions that drive organizational, team, leadership and individual excellence and span the entire talent management lifecycle. Headquartered in Paris, France, BPI group is the world's third-largest career management firm. More than 2,000 consultants strong, BPI group has offices in 40 European, Asian, North African, North and South American countries.

Grant Alexander, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPI group, specializes in the acquisition of executives and professionals within Human Resources, Accounting & Finance, and General Management, including fulfilling critical talent needs on an interim basis.