Egret Consulting Group Celebrates 15 Years

Egret Consulting Group, founded in 1999 celebrates their 15th year as the leading executive search firm specialized exclusively in the electrical industry. Egret was found by Ted Konnerth, PhD who spent 16 years in leadership roles within Cooper Lighting; including as global VP Sales for them throughout his final 4.5 years of tenure. Konnerth traveled the world promoting lighting products and personally met every Top 200 electrical distributor, over 150 independent rep firms, countless electrical contractors and consulting engineering firms. Prior to joining Cooper Lighting, Konnerth was a salesman in a family owned lighting rep firm in Columbus, Ohio.

Egret is unique to the industry in that they have market specialists across the electrical industry:

Prudence Thompson, Senior Partner has been with Egret since the start of the company and has focused exclusively on Electrical Distribution for over 14 of those 15 years. Thompson’s clients are largely from the Top 200 distributors in the US.

Brooke Ziolo, Partner has been with the firm for 7 years and specializes in Lighting; with lighting manufacturers, lighting design firms and lighting rep agencies comprising her clientele.

Pati Kelly has been with Egret for 3 years and is the Wire and Cable specialist; working with wire/cable manufacturers and specialty wire/cable distributors. She also handles all downstream products as well: connectors, pipe, cable tray, enclosures, etc.

Konnerth handles senior executive leadership roles on a retained basis and assists companies throughout the industry in positions of VP through C-level responsibilities. Konnerth’s most recent assignments have included CEO, CIO, COO, VP HR, VP Operations, CTO and multiple VP’s of Sales or Marketing. Konnerth also has offered consulting services for channel strategy and organizational development.

Egret takes great pride in providing professional recruitment services while maintaining the strictest ethical commitments with absolute confidentiality for both clients and candidates. Egret clients include Fortune 500 corporations to pre-revenue startups. Egret has been at the forefront of the technology changes in the industry. Ted Konnerth speaks at national conferences such as Strategies in Light, IES, LED Show and others and has published multiple journal articles in industry trade journals. Konnerth is an active member of IES and IEEE and attends industry conference and trade shows regularly.

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