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Mark  Crist

Mark Crist

Director of Executive Search

Mark serves as the Director of Executive Search for FGP where he leads a team of 25 multi-disciplined Executive Recruiters in retained and contingency search. Mark is a seasoned recruiting and search professional with over 25 years of experience in the professional recruiting industry. His experience includes recruiting leadership roles in contingency search, retained search and project-based recruiting. He spent the first 10 years of his career with the professional recruiting division of Spherion Corporation. Starting out as a Researcher, he then progressed into Executive Recruitment and Account Management roles before eventually becoming the Managing Director for Spherion’s Greenville, SC operation. Mark left Spherion after 10 years to join PinPoint Solutions where he led the company’s contingency search division for 14 years. Mark has a BSBA from Ohio State University and an MBA from Clemson University.

He is married with two children. He is an avid college football and basketball fan. Go Bucks! In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and bass and is the bass player for Itchy & the Chiggers, a local blues/classic rock band.

Fun Facts:

What do you love to do outside of work?

Play music, bass and guitar

What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play?

Ohio State football. Go Bucks!

What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for coffee?

Dave Grohl

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

London, 1967 for the music.

What is your greatest piece of life advice?

Whatever you are doing, do it to the very best of your ability