Why Us?

Why The Cypress Group for your Wine Industry Executive Job Search? Nine great reasons.


With The Cypress Group, you get what you want in a candidate rather than taking what is merely available from a pool of candidates who reply to ads or are recycled from one job to another. The best candidates are often not actively seeking a new job.  Our clients benefit from our extensive network of ‘A’ candidates inside and outside the wine industry.


A single bad hire can leave serious organizational damage in its wake: low staff morale and turnover, lost business opportunities, compromised relationships, wasted investments and compensation, and subsequent bad hires. At The Cypress Group, we operate on the premise that “‘A’s hire ‘A’s; ‘B’s hire ‘C’s…” Never underestimate the impact of a bad hire, or the stunning and long-lasting profitability of a great hire. We bring relevant insight, strategic thinking and process, perspective and solutions, guaranteeing you nothing but ‘A’s – qualified professionals who think strategically while shouldering their share of the tactical load.


Serving as your enthusiastic and professional partner, The Cypress Group is laser focused on your company’s success through state-of-the-art wine industry executive job search. Boutique by design to deliver the best outcome in a compressed time frame, we limit our number and type of searches to give your project maximum mind share. Focusing exclusively on key wine industry leadership positions, we keep our “off limits” list very small and maintain a hands-on approach through every aspect of the search process, and beyond.


With The Cypress Group, you gain a trusted team of wine industry executive job search advisors with decades of experience and a fresh perspective. We serve as your voice in the marketplace, help you determine your hiring goals, align them with your business objectives, and identify critical success factors in terms of skills, experience as well as brand culture.  We take the long view, assessing your organizational structure and providing careful guidance when difficult and sensitive decisions are in order. We’re experienced in navigating such situations, with integrity and strict confidentiality guiding all our interactions and recommendations.


We’re a proven team with proven success, a proven eight-step process and methodology. We’re privileged to enjoy long-standing relationships with many of our clients in part because of our track record of 98% successfully completed searches over 25 years, and because we do all the searches ourselves, never passing this critical work to others.


The Cypress Group is a business partner who understands the wine industry executive job search and recruiting landscape, with an extensive network of highly regarded professionals in disciplines from consumer direct and traditional wine sales, to succession planning, human resources, winery finance, systems and technology, winemaking and more.


We know what’s important to start-up organizations, family wineries and large companies. And, we know how to communicate effectively and efficiently with busy executives, freeing you to focus on day-to-day priorities.


Your satisfaction is guaranteed.  If you are unhappy with a candidate you hired through The Cypress Group and terminate his/her employment within the first year, we’ll conduct a replacement search for no additional consulting fee.


Fortunately, ‘professional’ doesn’t have to mean ‘boring’. In fact, we’ve found that the greatest innovations come with a sense of joy, humor and spirited debate. With The Cypress Group, the executive search process is impeccably professional and along the way, a bit of fun, too. 
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