New Partner Named to Atlanta Executive Search Firm

Bell Oaks Executive Search, a 44-year-old strategic executive search firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced the addition of new partner, Lori Swope.

Lori has more than 20 years of experience as an account director and consultant for several top tier human resource and talent management consulting firms. Her extensive account management and business expertise, along with her passion for helping executives find the right next position for their career, make her a perfect fit for Bell Oaks and their impressive roster of clients.

“I’m delighted to join such a well-respected firm and to have the opportunity to work and collaborate with such an amazing group of consultants,” says Lori. “Bell Oaks’ reputation precedes them, and I’m proud to be part of an organization that understands that executive search is about so much more than just filling positions. First, it’s about truly understanding a client’s organization and its mission and values. Even more importantly, it’s about sourcing qualified individuals who not only have the necessary expertise but also the personality and drive to ensure a cultural fit for the company.”

Lori has worked with many regional, not-for-profit and Fortune 500 organizations on a broad range of complex projects, including the implementation of organization-wide talent development programs, large-scale change initiatives and the communication of major business and human resources programs. She also has extensive experience as a communication consultant and in the implementation of talent acquisition, leadership development and succession management programs.

Matt Tovrog, a partner at Bell Oaks, says the team is excited to have Lori on board. “Finding and placing the best talent in the industry starts at home,” says Matt. “It’s important to find someone who understands our business. But equally important is to find someone who has the ability to connect with clients, so she can obtain the talent that works best for them strategically and personally. With Lori, we have a partner who ‘gets’ our clients and brings amazing insight to help them with their executive searches.”

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