MYR Group Appoints Jim Barrett as Head of HR. Hanold Associates Led the Search

MYR Group

MYR Group has appointed Jim Barrett as Head of Human Resources. Hanold Associates’ Sonia Nagra and Sandra Peña led the Denver-based search.

Jim Barrett comes to MYR Group from leadership positions at Renewable Energy Systems America and AECOM. Reporting to the CEO of MYR Group, Rick Swartz, Mr. Barrett will be responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing the company’s Human Resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction. He will lead an established HR team that will serve as a strategic partner to the business in driving sustainable and optimal results.

“Jim is a highly talented, strategic executive who brings strong expertise in HR and the industry,” said Sandra Peña, Partner at Hanold Associates. “He has a successful track record in construction-based organizations, and will no doubt be a tremendous asset to MYR as they continue on their growth journey.”

MYR Group is a national electrical contractor providing large scale electrical construction services throughout the US and Canada, operating primarily as a subcontractor to large general contractors. Founded in 1891 as The L.E. Myers Co., MYR Group, now comprised of more than 10 companies, has become one of the largest holding companies for contractors of its type. The company supports more than 60 locations and is powered by more than 6,500 employees.

Hanold Associates is the leading retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Ford Motor Company, among others.