Pi Executive is a Premier Executive Talent Advisory firm consulting clients on how to attract, retain, assess and coach what is the most critical resource in any organization – human capital.
We work with Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-ups, family owned and private equity backed businesses.
Our multinational team is fully vested in the success of our client organizations. Combining years of experience in HR consulting on a global scale, our Partners thrive in delivering customized talent-development solutions including: retained executive search, talent strategy and assessment, executive coaching and on-boarding. At the core of our delivery we pride ourselves in transparency, honesty and integrity.
Pi Executive is a fully owned entity of Perpetual Insights LLC (www.perpetualinsights.com)
Our Core Values
As a business we see the iconic number Pi as an overarching representation of our company core values. The number Pi is a mathematical constant, the continual circumference of the circle of search. This perfectly reflects our service delivery and constant quest to address our client’s ongoing talent management challenges.
We seek to challenge the status quo and bring our expertise and professionalism to the forefront of our delivery. You can expect your Pi Executive consultant to be constructively provocative. In everything we do, we aim for transparent integrity. We do what we say and we say what we think.
Pi Executive Core Values
We seek always to meet our clients’ requirements or die trying. We seek to provide service excellence but have the humility to know we will never quite get there. There is always something to improve. Always something new to learn.
In everything we do, we aim for transparent integrity. We do what we say and we say what we think. This dictates how we work with our clients and how our team are involved in all aspects of our company’s development.
We seek to take our profession very seriously but not ourselves. Life is too short not to have some fun on route. Delivery comes first. A close second is maintaining a smile and perspective in all that we do.
Dare + Share
We have got where we are as a result of collaborative entrepreneurism. We know our future success will require perpetual innovation and audacity. Together anything is possible. We love working with clients and brands that share this value.
Probably our most oft- pronounced value. It talks to the bigger picture. Wellness, kindness and respect for the wider Pi family and the community in which we live. When we look after each other, everyone wins. Look up.
Why we are different
We believe in IQ and EQ
We are accomplished advisors with multinational backgrounds
We value select partnerships versus multiple relationships
We keep ourselves honest and humble at all times
We are provocative and passionate yet mindful of our limits
We seek to maintain a sense of humor and perspective at all times
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Steve Morrissey is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pi Executive & Perpetual Insights.
Steve has more than 18 years of experience in professional recruitment and senior-level executive search and talent management. He has placed senior level executives in a broad range of disciplines, including Chief Executive, Chief Operating, and Chief Financial Officers, as well as Senior Marketing, Sales, and Human Resources executives, focusing solely on the Consumer vertical. Steve’s clients range from entrepreneurial start ups to family owned businesses to publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies. Steve is committed to helping clients identify agile leaders who can successfully drive the transformation necessary to create more customer-centric organizations.
Before starting Pi Executive and Perpetual Insights, Steve enjoyed a 14+ year career with a major European Executive Search firm. He was relocated from London to New York in 2005 with the mandate to develop the North American business. Throughout his career he has focused on placing marketing and sales talent to help his clients successfully drive customer engagement and as such is uniquely qualified to serve clients for US and global companies.
Prior to the corporate world, Steve took up an eight-year commission as a Royal Marines Officer. Such early experiences helped him forge the necessary entrepreneurial qualities of team-leadership, improvisation, tenacity, an appetite for calculated risk and a sense of humor in adversity.
Steve lives in Darien, Connecticut. Outside of work, he shares the demands, with his wife, of parenting two very active boys. In a desperate attempt to stave off middle age, he is an active Half Marathon runner and Tri athlete, most recently competing in a Half Ironman – as well as enjoying backpacking and snowshoeing through the winter months.
“I relished the opportunity to build and grow a company and all that it entails. I love the client interaction, the ability to grow teams, create innovative client solutions and deliver on what you say you are going to deliver. I strongly believe you can excel in recruitment and search when you serve a small number of clients/mandates well, as opposed to undertaking large scale contingency work. I get huge professional satisfaction from helping our clients improve their businesses through the placement of game changing talent.”
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Shannon Silsby is a Principal at Pi Executive, an Executive Talent Advisory firm specialized in executive recruitment and leadership consulting. Shannon brings over 20 years of brand marketing experience to her leadership of the Pi Executive Interim Team having led global innovation teams for Unilever as well as creating breakthrough growth on both the top and bottom lines for national brands at privately held Combe Incorporated and venture capital backed Sun Products Corporation. Having been classically trained in marketing she knows the talent it takes to lead brand organizations.
Shannon lives in Darien, Connecticut where she also runs an active household of four children with her husband Jon. A former All American athlete, Shannon finds her best thinking done while logging her daily miles on the road with her English Red Lab Carolina but also relishes the riches of a fabulous book or a yoga class. A prolific community builder, Shannon has served as a Board Member of several local and national community organizations.
A native of Pennsylvania, Shannon earned her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before obtaining her MBA in Marketing from the University of Rochester. She is a recognized trailblazer in all she does and looks forward to leveraging her rich brand experience and exceptional communication skills and creativity into creating opportunities for Pi Executive’s clients and candidates.
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Scott Barrett is a Director at Pi Executive (part of the Pi Group), an Executive Talent Advisory firm specialized in executive recruitment and leadership consulting. The firm recruits senior level executives for Fortune 100 Companies to small start-ups and family owned organizations. Mr. Barrett’s experience spans across the Consumer Goods industry with a focus on Media, Digital & Agency (MDA) and Supply Chain. Scott’s extensive client engagement experience drives his ability to provide clients with the most tailored of talent solutions.
Prior to joining Pi Executive Scott worked for over a decade in strategy consulting, advising some of the world’s largest corporations on best in class go to market strategy. His passion and expertise lies in partnering with clients to understand their business objectives prior to honing in on their specific search and talent objectives in order to provide solutions that create value. He is skilled at both ongoing project management and excellence in delivery insuring client objectives are met.
Prior to his experience providing strategic advisory consulting, Scott worked in consumer goods on both the client and agency side developing brand strategies and activation programs that both delighted the consumer and shareholder.
Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Tulane University and lives with his wife Casey and two young sons in Darien, Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys boating, travelling, attempting to stay fit and serving on his church’s community outreach board.
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Pierre Trippitelli is the Partner and Board member in charge of Pi Executive (part of the Pi Group), an Executive Talent Advisory firm specialized in executive recruitment and leadership consulting. Mr. Trippitelli’s focus spans across the Luxury, Health & Beauty, Food & Beverage and Consumer durables industries. While recruiting senior level executives for US companies expanding their international footprints, Pierre has also significant experience in helping foreign entities building out US businesses.
His international expertise and appreciation of cultural differences helps a wide scope of companies including entrepreneurial ventures, family owned organizations as well as publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies. Closely partnering with his clients, Pierre has successfully recruited diverse executive talents among the C-suite on a global scale. Pierre also operates as an Executive Coach, working with senior leaders, HR and L&D professionals to create sustainable performance and to leverage diversity in the workplace.
Prior to joining Pi Executive, Pierre served as a member of the Global Consumer Practice at Korn Ferry. With 15 years of international expertise in HR Consulting, Pierre is poised to contribute to the growth of a more disruptive and creative talent consulting firm.
Pierre is a French citizen born in Reims and received his master’s degree in business and marketing from one of the top 10 French business schools, KEDGE. After graduating, Pierre ran various Business Units in Africa, Eastern & Western Europe. In 2006 he relocated to the United States with the mandate to develop the North American presence of a major European Executive search firm.
Pierre now lives in Darien, Connecticut and is married to a lovely American wife. He is the father of two handsome and athletic boys. Pierre is an avid hiker who still believes he can keep up with his teenage boys. On top of climbing in the Alps and Hawaii, he likes skydiving, skiing and competing on as many Golf courses as possible around the world. Pierre is an active member of the French/American Chamber of Commerce in New York and French Founders.
In addition to his native French, Pierre is completely fluent in English and also speaks German.
Peter J. McDonough
Peter J. McDonough
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Peter McDonough currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive for The Pi Group – The Consumer Goods Talent Advisory Firm. The group comprises of Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition based in Darien, CT and New York, NY. In addition, he works as an independent consultant following an extensive corporate career leading international consumer marketing organizations. He brings innovative thinking to transform business performance from his experiences leading global organizations in industries such as Personal Care Products, Consumer Household Appliances, Power Tools and Beverage Alcohol. His success in leading a diverse portfolio of businesses over the past 30 years demonstrates his agility to quickly analyze new industry dynamics, strategically evaluate competitive practices and craft business plans leveraging new growth drivers and organizational capabilities. Peter is skilled in defining a clear vision and communicating business plans for success, prioritizing resources and engaging functional teams to break down organizational barriers that compromise focus and execution. He develops cultures that value accountability, diversity of thought and discipline for operational excellence.
In his most recent corporate role Peter served as President, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Diageo North America. In this role, Peter transformed and built the marketing and product development organizations with new capabilities, a more focused strategic outlook and business plan that delivered accelerated growth and positioned Diageo as the industry leader in product innovation. As a member of the NA Executive Team, he played a key role in developing organizational strategy and growth targets for Diageo’s most important global region.
With professional experiences spanning from his role as a university professor in New Zealand to his responsibilities as a C Suite executive leading global organizations, Peter balances his drive for building teams that are focused and accountable for delivering growth metrics with the need to foster an inclusive environment where each team member feels valued in delivering the company’s mission.
In his diverse career, Peter has worked in six different industries and successfully led organizations on three continents. After teaching at The University of Canterbury’s Graduate School of Business in New Zealand, Peter relocated his family to Switzerland to serve as Procter & Gamble’s Vice President of European Marketing for Duracell Batteries and Braun Appliances. Prior to his overseas roles, Peter served as Gillette’s head of North American Marketing where he led the brand marketing organization for the company’s flagship Blade/Razor and Personal Care Business. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of North American Marketing at Black & Decker where he was involved in launching the DeWalt Power Tool Company. Peter began his career after college working in a steel mill on the shores of Lake Erie as a management trainee in Labor Relations.
Peter is an alumnus of Cornell University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. He currently serves on the Board Of Directors of Providence Equity Partners’ Benefit Street RFT, The Pi Group, Effie’s Worldwide, Inc, The Splash Beverage Group and on the Advisory Boards of IgnitionOne Interactive Inc., Viridian Capital Advisors and SX Liquors LLC. Peter previously served on the RFT Board of AR Global Investments LLC and not for profit organizations such as The AdCouncil of America and The Children’s Trust Fund of Massachusetts.
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Marco Carega is a Director at Pi Executive, an Executive Talent Advisory firm specialized in executive recruitment and leadership consulting. The firm recruits for Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups and creates unique solutions for each client. Marco’s extensive client engagement experience drives his ability to provide clients with the most tailored of talent solutions.
Marco has experience in various fields, most recently advising some of the world’s largest corporations on strategic communications and technology. Marco is passionate about problem solving through innovation and forward looking strategy, building meaningful relationships, and providing excellent client service. Marco also ran his own visual communications consultancy and worked in public relations at a nanotechnology research lab.
Marco’s diverse background and language proficiency provide him with a unique outlook and experience. Marco was born in France, and spent much of his childhood immersed in French and Italian culture, while growing up on . An avid traveler and self-proclaimed explorer, Marco embraces every opportunity to seek out new destinations and parts unknown.
Marco earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts and Design at Northeastern University, with a minor in business administration. Marco and his wife Thalita live in Greenwich, Connecticut, and spend much of their time with family and friends on the lakes and shores of New England and Florida. Marco is passionate about hiking, running, and loves all things outdoors.
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Katherine MacLane is a Director at Pi Executive, an Executive Talent Advisory Firm specialized in executive recruitment and leadership consulting. Katherine’s primary focus is luxury retail and hospitality, and includes retail start-ups, beauty and wellness. She specializes in senior-level executive search, with a focus on brand-oriented retail and multi-channel consumer goods.
In addition to her search experience, Ms. MacLane has more than 15 years of experience in Luxury Retail and Hospitality, working with notable companies such as Four Seasons, Rosewood, Hermes, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Rodeo Drive Committee, responsible for the success and promotion of retail sales on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, in collaboration with all brands represented.
Prior to joining Pi Executive, Ms. MacLane successfully ran her own luxury apparel brand for six years, in congruence with consulting for several brands. She built the product and brand from scratch and reached millions with her marketing strategy. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, CBS Sunday Morning and countless regional newspapers and magazines as an expert in the luxury retail space. Katherine’s former company is now studied in undergraduate and graduate business programs at universities worldwide. Her strategy and pricing model was used in a 2013 textbook by McGraw-Hill, written by a Dartmouth professor, titled Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases, 19e.
Ms. MacLane earned her undergraduate degree in Public Affairs and Corporate Communication from Southern Methodist University and currently lives in Darien with her husband and her two boys. In her free time, she serves on her church’s financial board, teaches Pure Barre classes and volunteers for several Scottish associations in New York.
Industry Expertise: Luxury | Retail
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James began his search career in London before moving to New York in 2008. After a decade with an international search firm partnering with luxury, retail and consumer goods brands, he joined Sotheby’s in 2014 as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for North America. At Sotheby’s, James was central to creating and executing hiring strategies to compliment a transformational and digital growth strategy as the business modernized under new leadership.
Working hand in hand with C level leadership, James has an unrivaled passion for delivering exceptional talent for his clients, representing the brightest and most exciting future leaders in the market today and designing search strategies unique for every client. A trusted business partner and talent strategist, James brings a creative and engaging energy to every search he conducts. He also offers clients a unique insight into building internal talent functions and designing best practices and processes for in house recruitment teams. He is a true advocate for the importance of a unique employer branding strategy and advises his clients on how to create, design and measure employer branding ROI.
James’ search focus is predominately senior-level finance assignments (CFO, Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations, Tax and Treasury) for publicly held and privately owned companies within the Consumer Goods industry.
An avid soccer fan, musician and aspiring chef, James has a great fondness for craft beers, coffee and Italian red wines. He has a Master’s Degree in History from Edinburgh University and lives in Connecticut with his wife and rambunctious daughter.
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South Africa. Europe. Asia. US. With 20 years of global leadership and human resource experience across multiple industries, Gavin Pommernelle brings a unique, culturally-informed perspective to businesses. He is adept at helping leaders realize the inherent value of highly motivated talent, having coached leaders and developed talent solutions in over 60 markets.
Notable accomplishments include: Facilitated the building of a leadership team that increased business value by 70% in 2 years through coaching, strategic focus, personal performance and team dynamics; led a cultural re-alignment needed to achieve business results by establishing an organization-wide performance-based culture; increased employee engagement scores by more than 15 index points in two organizations through leadership coaching and talent strategies; reduced employee churn by 30% within a 12-month period; and improved satisfaction scores for in-house HR partnership and services by 80%.
Gavin is the lead partner in PI Executive for our Leadership Development and Human Resource consulting practice areas.
Previous roles include: Executive Vice President / Chief Human Resources Officer of Harte Hanks Inc., one of the world’s leading, insight-driven multi-channel marketing organizations; Global HR Director at Synovate, a top global market research firm; Head of Group Human Resources, HR Director, and Group Compensation & Benefits Manager for Pentland Brands plc, a global management company for some of the world’s best clothing brands; and Human Resources & Quality Assurance Manager – South Africa for Clariant, one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. In addition he has had to deliver in other business areas including sales management for the retail industry, local country unit leadership and P&L management.
Gavin is certified by the International Coach Federation and accredited in psychometrics by the British Psychological Society. These combined with an MBA from Heriot-Watt University and participation in development programs at Ashridge University (Leading Strategy & Change) and at Cranfield University (Project Management) enable Gavin to have an effective and lasting impact on teams and organizations.
Gavin is also the founder of Talent Driven Value LLC, an international human resource consultancy focusing on executive coaching, talent assessment and HR solutions.
He created the Talent Strategy Scorecard©, a diagnostic tool giving senior executives and human resource leaders the ablity to assess alignment between their business strategy and talent management practices, and highlighting areas that require focus.
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Dom Moorhouse is a Partner and Board Member at Pi Executive. Prior to this role, Dom founded Moorhouse Consulting – a leading UK management consultancy in the field of transformational change and complex programme delivery. Dom led this company from singleton startup to a c. 80-strong, $30m business sale (to BT) in under five years; the company continues to thrive. Prior to this, Dom had an eight-year Officer commission with HM Royal Marines and was a programme leadership specialist at Deloitte Consulting.
Dom is now a recognised expert in strategic corporate (talent/capability/culture) development. He has written a number of books on the topic of entrepreneurism and corporate development and now advises a number of high-growth, ambitious boards in the recruitment and development of high-performing senior teams and value-adding, competitive capabilities. In the UK, he runs – twice annually – residential seminars for business leaders: focused on how to optimally move from strategy to delivery – with a systematic discipline and within a highly engaged team culture.
Dom is based in the UK and serves as our senior European Partner; he is also in the US on multiple occasions throughout the year – supporting our facilitation of board-level reviews, senior talent selection/appraisal and strategic team development (building high-performing, people-centric cultures) work.
He has a first-class computing degree, an MBA and programme management accreditation (PMP, Prince2, MSP). He is a UK Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors the Institute of Management Consultancy (CMC qualified) and the Association of Project Management (APM). He is currently, also, in the final straits of a second degree with the Open University: Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Outside of work, Dom shares the demands, with his wife Roz, of parenting three very active, growing children. With what little residual time there is remaining, Dom mentors with the Prince’s Trust and is on the working group for a mental health organisation (The Mountain Way) – seeking to reduce the tragic incidence of broken lives and suicide amongst UK veterans. He also tries desperately hard to hang onto a zest for an active, outdoor life (which has in the past included being a Zambezi white water raft guide, endurance canoeist, climber and expeditioner) but now largely involves CrossFit and paragliding.
Pi Executive (Perpetual Insights LLC dba Pi Executive) is committed to developing the diverse skills and experiences of all. We are committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment. We aim to provide a work environment for staff that fosters fairness, equality, and respect. To reinforce this commitment in our daily work, all company activities, policies, practices and procedures are to be carried out in accordance with this policy. We apply the best methods of competency-based assessment to provide advice to our clients on best practice and to ensure unbiased selection. All clients and candidates are duly treated with equal respect. The more diverse an organization, the faster its business can grow the more profitable it can be. Diversity hiring is part of our overall recruitment strategy. Workplace diversity with our own company and for our clients is core to our mission.
Pi Executive (Perpetual Insights LLC dba Pi Executive) is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, veteran status or any other protected status. Pi Executive will not make any posting or employment decision that does not comply with applicable laws relating to labor and employment, equal employment opportunity, employment eligibility requirements or related matters. Nor will Pi Executive require in a posting or otherwise U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency in the U.S. as a condition of employment except as necessary to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or federal, state or local government contract. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact one of our Partners at Pi Executive.