Our Team in Tacoma

Almond & Associates has steadily grown and currently has two locations in the Puget Sound area with over 25 employees.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown is a returning partner at Almond & Associates, having previously held a position as a recruiter on John’s executive search team.   Her experience in sales management and team building has brought added dimension to her current role as a business development professional, and to her recruiting efforts.

Chris has found success in sales and management throughout her career, having gained experience across a broad base of retail and wholesale distribution, brokerage firms, as well as with a leading, World Class manufacturer.  She was responsible for key accounts in all three capacities, at the local and national levels.

Chris is native to the Northwest, and she has been a long-time volunteer in her community.  She has a passion for travel, and loves discovering new and interesting places both locally and internationally, always searching for unique traditions and cultural experiences.  She also enjoys exploring new wineries and restaurants in her spare time.

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Allison Sherwood
Allison joined Almond & Associates bringing more than 18 years of prior executive search experience with her.  She has focused on recruiting senior management for companies in high-growth or transitional phases.  Allison has particular expertise in the energy/utilities sector, having led the start-up, management, operations and business development for the search division of a national company focusing in this area. 

Allison’s recruiting philosophy revolves around developing relationships to gain a solid understanding of her client’s core values, goals and business culture to more effectively recruit for their key positions.  Allison employs progressive sourcing strategies; she offers sound solutions, and campaigns for challenging leadership positions in multiple industries. 

Allison is a native of the Pacific Northwest and a graduate of the University of Idaho.  In addition to her work, she has served as a Board Member for the Spokane Humane Society and is an active volunteer in her community.   Allison and her husband Rick are finding great joy raising their son Rip together.

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John Almond

John is a nationally recognized leader in Executive Search who began his search career in 1972, and has recruited top level executives and managers for a large cross-section of organizations and corporations.  His ability to understand the intangibles of organizations and identify their needs has led to his success as a leader in the field of executive search, particularly with major companies and organizations experiencing the challenges of growth. His specialty is identifying and placing top-level, impact executives who provide vision and strategy, helping his clients achieve their goals.  John attended George Fox University in Oregon.  His community involvement has included consulting with various business and community groups, conducting seminars on employment issues and crisis intervention skills, and serving on a college board of trustees.  He has worked hand in hand with senior consultants on various search projects, including private and public sector searches.




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