Trista McCarthy

Trista McCarthy brings nearly 20 years of experience in executive search, human resources and brand marketing. She is a collaborative leader with a strong passion for client service and talent delivery. Her focus at Roberts & Ryan is global and cuts across multiple industries.

Most recently, as VP, Global Talent Acquisition, Trista built out a fully-scaled global talent acquisition delivery program for SGK, a global marketing and brand delivery firm. There she helped to elevate SGK’s employment brand in the marketplace and effectively raise the overall talent bar and caliber for the organization.

Trista has personally experienced and supported numerous mergers and acquisitions and brings an empathetic approach to M&A due diligence and change management. She understands and appreciates how talent truly can make or break a successful business venture. Thanks to her rich and varied career path and multi-faceted business lens, she is able to help organizations achieve top business results by building and implementing talent strategies that align with their business strategies.

Trista provides both talent strategy consulting and search services to the Start-Up, Retail, CPG, Technology, Professional Services and Healthcare verticals; as well as Marketing/Brand Agencies.

Notable consulting engagements have included the redesign of a global client’s Talent Delivery model and technology platform, Succession planning programs and Employer brand building. Notable searches have included Chief Information Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Creative Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Creative Directors, Managing Directors, SVP Business Development, SVP Client Engagement, Finance Executives, HR Executives, Business Process/Change Management Leaders, among others.

Trista is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and resides in Hinsdale, Illinois with her husband, Kevin, and their two children.