Joseph G. Christman

Managing Partner

Joe serves as Managing Partner in Pittsburgh. With more than 15 years of experience, his search consulting is renowned with clients in the aviation, military/defense, aerospace, security, infrastructure, logistics and government services sectors.

Joseph G. Christman

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During his career, Joe has flawlessly executed executive searches on a global scale from President/CEO and C-level to direct reporting functions. He has held technology leadership positions for communications, C4ISR, physical security, space-based systems, cyber security, commercial aviation, avionics, ordnance/chemicals, training systems, government services and IT.

Before entering the executive search field, Joe was a seasoned naval aviator and naval officer. During his years of active duty, he was forward deployed in support of navy operations during the 1980s and 90s. He retired from active duty in 1998. His aviation maintenance operations management, logistics and infrastructure experience covers the better part of two decades and undergirds his detailed industry knowledge and his ability to recruit vertically, filling every position for a given undertaking or location with an eye to interstitial logistics.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from National University in San Diego, California. Additionally, he attended courses offered by Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, as well as Senior Leadership, Functional Test Pilot and Aviation Maintenance Officer School.

Aerospace, Defense & Aviation

The most successful leaders in the aerospace, defense and aviation industries know that this is no time to sit back. Ongoing challenges include political uncertainty, consumer and stakeholder expectations, global volatility and demands, and increasing competition from smaller, more nimble firms that are putting more resources toward innovation.
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Construction and Infrastructure

As the construction and infrastructure industry takes our world’s physical buildings and our communication and transportation networks into the future, leaders need to successfully juggle the here-and-now with sustained, long-term growth. DHR knows how to identify and attract the top leaders of today as well as the future-ready leaders of tomorrow.
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Transportation and Logistics

As a top executive search firm, DHR understands the changing landscape in the transportation and logistics sectors and knows the skills required to lead best-in-class organizations. We partner with you to augment your talent needs through executive search and leadership consulting services.
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