Helping our clients build extraordinary, brand-driven companies through exceptional leadership teams


Our deep management experience leads to unique insights when building high performance teams


Right sized for exceptional client service, with each project tailored to your specific needs


Aligning clients and candidates with compatible values enables transformational change


Our Mission

The Joyce Group is a national, retained executive search firm serving the Consumer sector. Our mission is to help our clients build extraordinary, brand-driven companies through exceptional leadership teams. We believe exceptional leaders are defined by their ability to create noteworthy value for the enterprise and to do so with great integrity and authenticity.

Value Proposition

Meaningful management experience

We have been successful in the trenches and at the top.  For the vast majority of assignments, we have been in a similar role or hired someone to fill it.  This gives us unique insight into the needs of the hiring organization and in assessing candidates for their ability to make an immediate impact on your business.

Teams that win

We understand what constitutes a high performance team.  We also know the importance of cultural fit.  Aligning clients and candidates with compatible value systems is perhaps the most important facet of the work we do.  This is one of the areas in executive search where art trumps science.

Right sized

We are smaller by design.  We do the work ourselves.  We tailor each project to the specific needs of the client.  We work tirelessly and quickly on your behalf.  In short, we are accountable to you and feel obligated to perform well in exchange for the trust you have placed in us.

Our calling

We do the work of executive search because this is our calling, our way to help organizations achieve sustainable competitive advantage.  We are coaches at heart – coaches who take responsibility for the success and well-being of the clients we serve and the executives we bring to them.

We value value

It is of utmost importance that our economic interests are aligned. The traditional, retained search fee model is obsolete. We believe in a fixed fee engagement.  We will discuss the scope of the assignment, the resources required, and will agree to a fee upfront so there are no surprises when the assignment is completed.

What our clients say

Dennis is a very high integrity business leader and a great all-around person. He is one of the best search partners I have worked with due to his deep business acumen, EQ, and knowledge of what is takes to win. He is one of the most well connected people I have ever met, and has an uncanny ability to really cut to what is important in a role and why and to translate to searches that are expedient, painless, and fruitful. He led a search for a CFO for me that was a bullseye and worked out extremely well. I will work with Dennis many more times for these reasons. Also, and importantly - he is trustworthy. He's turned down search assignments I have asked him to consider if they were outside of his wheelhouse which is just as important to me as taking an assignment!

Rob Leibowitz, CEO of Kite Hill

We hired Joyce Group to help build out our Marketing and Sales leadership teams, and they hit it out of the park each time. The thing about Dennis is he has an uncanny ability to assess “real” talent. And what sets him apart from every other recruiter we’ve worked with is his operating experience and attention to detail. He knows what I’m going through as the leader of a high growth company, and so his insights are unparalleled. The highest recommendation for Dennis and his team.

Peter Byck, CEO of Winery Exchange

The Joyce Group are true partners in every sense and aspect of the search process. Given Dennis' executive background, his team offers strategic guidance and a comprehensive evaluation of candidates that is uniquely valuable in search and selection . Dennis and his team invested the time to understand our company culture and its importance to candidate fit, which goes above and beyond an assessment of candidate capability and qualifications. The Joyce Group always delivers exceptional results in a collaborative and thoughtful approach to their work.

Steve Myers, Managing Director at Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners

Dennis is a strong partner in the search process. For my business, talent is key but cultural fit is mandatory. Dennis developed his keen understanding of these areas through his own practical executive experiences. His ability to apply his practical experience with his probing candidate assessment and disciplined search process are a great recipe for success. Strong recommendation.

George Vukasin Jr., President, Peerless Coffee