Perpetual Insights is a boutique Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory Firm focused exclusively on the consumer goods industry. Founded in 2013, Perpetual Insights’ client list has grown to include innovative companies from startups to Fortune 500 companies in Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Luxury & Retail, Beauty & Personal Care, Household Goods, Consumer Durables & Electronics, Media, Digital & Ad Agency. Our recruitment placements include professionals in Marketing, Sales, Finance & Accounting, HR, and Supply Chain.
In everything we do, we strive to uphold our Core Pi Values. Our name reflects our company ethos….aspiring to always excel in our service delivery and the appreciation that this is done through long-term professional relationship building, and through expert-led research and market insights.
We provide a value added approach that goes far beyond simply resume sourcing. We are about connecting top brands with top talent. Our delivery style is powered with strong client partnership involving evaluation of the search parameters, consistent communication, and expert candidate selection and assessment in order to secure the best possible candidate and continue support through the on-boarding and retention phase. Identification of candidates is relatively easy, but connecting, communicating, understanding motivations, assessing, selling new opportunities and securing that talent remains the biggest challenge. We are with you every step of the way.Download our brochure
We provide a value added approach that goes beyond simply resume sourcing.
We are an experienced consumer-focused team of veteran brand specialists and search professionals. Explore our team biographies.
I relish the opportunity to help companies hire and build teams committed to common purposes, goals and working approaches accepting of the diversity in others’ skills and perspectives
Steve Morrissey is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition). He has more than 18 years of experience in professional recruitment and senior-level executive search and talent management. Specializing in senior appointments, from Chief Marketing Officer to EVP Sales to Chief Customer Officer and other C-Suite assignments, he focuses solely on the consumer vertical. Steve’s clients range from entrepreneurial startups 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.
In addition to providing Executive Search services to his clients, he operates as an Executive Coach, working with senior leaders, HR and L&D professionals to create sustainable performance focused workplace coaching cultures.
Before starting The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition), Steve enjoyed a fourteen year career with a global executive search firm beginning in his native UK. 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 consumer engagement resulting in substantial brand growth and as such is uniquely qualified to serve clients for US and global companies.
Prior to the corporate world, Steve was appointed and earned an eight-year commission as a Royal Marines Commando Officer in the UK. 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.
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Jenna Agata is a Director at Perpetual Insights, specializing in the Search and professional Recruitment for Marketing and Sales appointments. With a focus on the Wine & Spirits and Food & Beverage sectors, Jenna’s clients range from emerging startups to iconic Fortune 500 companies.
A collaborative business partner and an intuitive thinker, Jenna is adept at building strong relationships with clients and candidates. Fostering these bonds leads to fruitful and long-lasting placements.
In addition to search and recruitment, Jenna is one of the Behavioral, Skill, and Cognitive Assessment experts at The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition). Trained and Certified in a suite of Assessment and Psychometric tools, Jenna helps clients drive better business results by leveraging data-driven solutions in Talent Acquisition and Development.
Jenna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and is a trained and certified practitioner of The Predictive Index® and PXT Select™.
Great talent is the key to every successful organization. I am driven by opportunities to contribute to a client’s growth through the acquisition and development of best in class talent.
Kimberly Bertuglia is a Director at Perpetual Insights where she specializes in the placement of marketing, sales, and supply chain consumer brand professionals. Tasked with the development and growth of Perpetual Insights’ Food & Beverage and Media client portfolio, Kimberly has formed lasting partnerships with leading Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging startups.
In addition to executive recruitment, Kimberly is a key contributor to the development and execution of Pi’s internal training program building internal excellence capabilities with both new and existing team members. Her ability to identify key drivers of organizational growth fuels her ability to harness the best consumer goods talent in the marketplace for her clients.
Prior to joining Perpetual Insights, Kimberly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Fairfield University and began her career in marketing at global brand leader Canon prior to becoming a leader in pharmaceutical sales for Nephron Pharmaceuticals. Kimberly is a Long Island native and can often be found on the beach in the summer, on the slopes in the winter or running about town with her beautiful shepherd mix, Layla. A talented baker, no birthday at Perpetual Insights is complete without one of her delicious creations.
Every day at Perpetual Insights is a pleasure – to be surrounded by such passionate and driven talent professionals and team members – happy days!
Charlotte is a dynamic and professional Agency marketing & sales professional, with several years in Search & Selection. As Operations Manager, she is the key point of contact within the firm for candidates and clients with general enquiries. Her professional, tenacity and speed of response to each request allows us to differentiate as a search firm and affords us stunning feedback in the market.
Partnering with clients to find the best talent fit for their brief isn’t just about filling a seat at a desk, it is about finding the right talent at the right time that elevates the brand and creates shareholder value.
Shannon Silsby brings almost 20 years of brand marketing experience to the Perpetual Insights 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 build brands by leveraging consumer insights, crafting brand visions and rallying highly effective teams.
As an executive recruiter for the last two years she has continued to create brand value for clients through what arguably is the most important part of the mix…people.
In addition to Search and Recruitment, Shannon is one of the Behavioral, Skill, and Cognitive Assessment experts at The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition) as a Certified Practitioner of The Predictive Index. Shannon helps clients drive better business results by leveraging data-driven solutions in Talent Acquisition and Development.
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 on her daily run but also relishes the riches of a fabulous book or her latest needlepoint project in between carpool runs.
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 Perpetual Insights’ clients and candidates.
I’m a true believer in what Oscar Wilde once said “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken"
Pierre Trippitelli is a Partner and Board member at Pi Executive, 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.
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 advisory 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.
Dom Moorhouse is a Partner and Board Member at Perpetual Insights. 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 both 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.
Your HR professionals are such a critical piece of your organization because they are focused on your greatest asset – people. Let’s work together to find you the right talent for your HR needs and company culture.
Lauren Rath is a Senior Consultant at The Pi Group, specializing in executive recruitment for human resource consumer goods professionals, with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging start-ups.
Lauren brings a unique expertise to The Pi Group, with a cross functional background from Procter & Gamble combined with career coaching experience at the University of Chicago. While at P&G, Lauren worked in account management, business development, strategic planning and public relations across multiple beauty categories including prestige skincare, color cosmetics, and fine fragrances. Lauren’s 9 years on the client side of the business, paired with her commitment to delivering excellent customer service, provides clients and candidates a best-in-class experience and most importantly - results. During her tenure at the University of Chicago, Lauren worked with candidates and organizations to ensure a positive job hiring process.
Lauren enjoys staying active through scuba diving, skiing, sailing, and swimming, and loves traveling anywhere that facilitates any or all of these activities. She graduated with honors from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA where she double majored in Economics and Sociology with a Concentration in Human Services. Lauren lives in South Norwalk with her husband, Adam, and their adorable Cockapoo, Dunkin’.
William Corcoran brings over 20 years of experience building and enhancing operations within service organizations to The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition). An entrepreneurial, growth-minded executive and respected team leader who has launched and led several organizations through various stages of growth while adhering to a fundamentally disciplined approach to quality control and continuous process improvement. Prior to joining The Pi Group, Bill was the Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Queenscliff Partners LP, a financial services organization who specialized in emerging markets investing.
Bill received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University. After completing his degree, he worked for a public accounting firm where he earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant.
Bill lives in Darien, Connecticut where he enjoys spending time with his family. He’s an avid music lover who also enjoys yoga, golf, ice hockey and stand-up paddle boarding in his spare time.
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.
Samantha is a Consultant at Perpetual Insights, specializing in the Search and Professional Recruitment for Marketing and Sales positions in the Consumer Goods Vertical – Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Luxury & Retail, Beauty & Personal Care, Household Goods and Consumer Durables & Electronics – with a focus on the Food & Beverage and Wine & Spirits sectors.
Prior to joining Perpetual Insights, Samantha earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management, with a minor in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her knowledge of organizational psychology allows her keen insight into the inner workings of the workplace and how to place influential candidates into your organization. Samantha’s passion for consumer behavior blossomed from her marketing and psychology studies, which influenced her desire to dive into the world of brand.
It’s our job as talent strategists to bring client brands and candidate backgrounds to life, understand why markets shift, and how hiring trends change. Along the way, we provide our clients with tools for reaffirming, revisiting, and rewriting the script they use to attract and retain talent.
Jessica is based in Perpetual Insight’s New York office, and brings professional recruitment and senior-level search expertise from across the US and Canada. Prior to joining Perpetual Insights, Jess spent several years with a boutique executive search and talent advisory firm where she was responsible for successfully and independently breaking ground on the company’s Toronto operations.
With professional roots in brand strategy, she began her career building and breaking go-to-market, communication and marketing strategies for high-growth North American startups. These foundations have deeply influenced how Jess supports clients and candidates, enabling her to take their stories to market with creative and competitive advantage.
Jess focuses on senior finance and accounting searches (CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, Corporate Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations, Tax and Treasury) for clients across the consumer space, with a focus on the Wine & Spirits and Food & Beverage sectors.
The sole Canadian on Perpetual Insights’ roster, Jess originally hails from Edmonton and carries a master’s degree from McGill University. Her search work, studies, and a past career as an elite international athlete and coach have allowed her to call Zurich, Montréal, Calgary and Toronto home.
Lauren McConnell is a Senior Consultant at Perpetual Insights, specializing in the recruitment of marketing and sales consumer goods professionals. With a focus on the Home & Personal Care and Beauty & Cosmetics sectors, Lauren’s clients range from emerging startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Lauren brings unique expertise to The Pi Group, with a multi-functional background working on some of the world’s premier brands in the marketing space, serving as an educator for a startup disruptive beauty brand and utilizing her interest in anatomy and physical fitness as a personal trainer. Her prior experience building brands both agency and client side, combined with her passion for people and career development make her an ideal fit for the recruitment industry.
A strategic business partner and innovative thinker, Lauren is skilled at building strong relationships with both clients and candidates. Her personality causes her to strive for perfection in placements, while not taking herself too seriously in the process.
There is nothing more therapeutic to Lauren than a good sweat from running along the water. She is happiest at the beach, with her toes in the sand and the waves crashing around her. Any occasion where she can wear flip flops is ideal in her book. Although originally from the West Coast, Lauren now lives in Darien with her husband Greg, their two toddler boys and their lazy Puggle Murphy. Lauren holds a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, but still maintains her roots as a Saint Louis University Billiken.
Damien Cotter is a Senior Director at Perpetual Insights with 12 years experience in executive search from the US and EU. After a number of years in a technical capacity working for Boston Scientific at their St Paul, Minnesota and Ireland locations he joined a boutique specialty healthcare recruitment firm delivering full cycle recruitment projects for multinational Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical and medical devices fields leveraging his experience working within the FDA governed field.
In 2012 he made the move to Michael Page International, to head up and establish a new Northeast Technical recruitment division based out of their Stamford, CT location. Over the course of 6 years the team was grown out to a multi-tiered organization successfully building out a brand a new client base in the consumer goods, healthcare and aerospace sectors. The focus of the team was recruitment efforts within a discipline of technical engineering and supply chain with key successes including examples such as VP Supply Chain for a Food & Beverage NY based startup and Head of Quality Engineering for a well-established US luxury consumer goods organization. He completed this with a strategic business development plan in conjunction with his technical nous from his earlier career.
Damien hold a bachelors degree in Materials Science from the University of Limerick and has joined Pi’s Insights business to further build out their Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement division within the food & beverages and consumer goods fields.
Elizabeth Lee is a Senior Director and Head of Pi Consulting Solutions: the firm dedicated to providing interim Consumer Goods leaders and executives. Pi Consulting Solutions is a part of the Pi Group, the talent advisory firm delivering talent acquisition and retention solutions specifically to Consumer Goods companies.
In leading Pi Consulting Solutions, Elizabeth brings over ten years of global experience in professional recruitment for various functional areas (Management Consulting, Counsel, Marketing, Creative, Strategy, Product Design, IT, Accounting and Finance, etc.) with Fortune 500 companies at the Director level and above. Elizabeth brings this experience to Pi Consulting Solutions to deliver strategic solutions to our clients’ most pressing mission critical initiatives.
Clients have touted Elizabeth as a rare staffing professional who exhibits honesty, transparency and the desire to find the perfect fit first in all of her placements. With a quick ability to connect with clients and candidates, judging candidate viability with never failing accuracy, time to fill is never sacrificed in identifying key talent for roles. “We are better off when working with her and we know it” is a direct quote from a leader who benefitted from her Consulting hiring.
Elizabeth is a Connecticut native: born in Stamford, CT and raised in Fairfield and New Haven Counties, while at UCONN while completing her undergraduate degree she met the love of her life, Min Lee. Min and Elizabeth are the proud parents to their dog Emma and a son Jae who keeps them quite busy at the local farmer’s markets, trails and parks. Elizabeth has a passion for family, food, adult beverages and yoga (in that order) and looks forward to having many Happy Days with clients and candidates alike at the Pi Group.
Our collaborative approach, consumer expertise, and proprietary tools help our partners build high-growth, best in class brands.
The mission of Perpetual Insights is three fold:
To provide value added service with exceptional search techniques to our clients by gaining an intimate understanding of the roles and performance models in order to collaboratively support our clients in identifying the best in class candidate pool.
To provide the candidates with a unique search firm service: considered and prompt communications, knowledgeable demonstration and fair evaluation, and the offer of post placement developmental support through ongoing coaching engagement.
To continually attract, develop and retain talented and passionate consultants through a commitment to professional development and growth.
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 is 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.
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.