Stanton Chase Opens Office in Philadelphia

Stanton Chase International is continuing with its growth plans, recently opening a new office in Philadelphia. Dan Hobbs has been named managing director of the new location.

Mr. Hobbs brings over two decades of experience in executive search and leadership assessment projects for a broad range of privately and publicly held companies. He has led more than 350 search assignments at the senior management and board levels for industrial and consumer products companies based in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Previously, Mr. Hobbs was managing director at Diversified Search. Earlier, he was client partner of the global insurance practice for Korn Ferry. He also gained search experience as a principal with Boyden. Prior to his executive search career, Mr. Hobbs served as a director of human resources for a leading consumer products manufacturer, where he drove the internal management assessment and restructuring of the division’s leadership team.

“Dan has built trusted advisor relationships with senior leaders across all industrial and consumer products segments and we are excited to have him rejoin the firm as the managing director in our new Philadelphia office,” said Daniel Casteel, regional vice president/North America, and managing director of the Stanton Chase office in Nashville. “The establishment of the office and its team enables us to further service our regional and global clients. The addition is in line with our strategy to continue to bring talented search consultants into the firm where we see opportunity.”

Philadelphia is home to major industry sectors, including manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, healthcare, biotechnology, tourism and financial services. Its offerings include the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and some of the area’s largest companies, including cable television and internet provider Comcast; insurance companies Colonial Penn, CIGNA and Independence Blue Cross; energy company Sunoco; food services company Aramark and Crown; chemical makers Rohm and Haas and FMC; pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline; Boeing Rotorcraft Systems; and automotive parts retailer Pep Boys.