PointsNorth Search Group Formed to Address Recruitment Needs of the Outdoor Industry

(Andover, MN) – PointsNorth Search Group announced that it is now an affiliate of MRINetwork®, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world. Based in Andover, Minnesota, the firm is owned and managed by Ross Gilsrud, and specializes in search and recruitment for fishing, hunting and shooting manufacturers. PointsNorth joins at a time when many companies are reevaluating their approaches to workforce planning. In recent years, many businesses have focused on short-term issues that affected their survival, but now they are realizing they must take a more strategic approach.

“Mr. Gilsrud comes to MRINetwork as a highly-experienced, outdoor industry sales and marketing professional,” says MRINetwork President John McDonald.  “His expertise in addressing the staffing needs of fishing, hunting and shooting manufacturers, will be a great asset to the organization.”

Prior to joining MRINetwork, Gilsrud gained 25 years of successful consumer product goods sales experience, and over a decade of experience in the outdoor industry.  Within these industries, he has held sales leadership, new business development and national account management roleswith several leading outdoor industry companies. Gilsrud holds a BA degree in marketing management from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN and a Sales Executive Leadership certificate from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. As an avid outdoorsman, Gilsrud brings not only experience but also a passion for the outdoors.

As economic recovery becomes more certain, Gilsrud advises that companies should be taking the following serious steps to ensure strategic and sustainable growth:

  • Assessing the organization’s current skills and capabilities.
  • Identifying gaps in the workforce between business needs and employee skills and capabilities.
  • Anticipating the changes that are likely to occur in the industry or in workforce demographics.
  • Developing a plan to address these resulting needs, including an awareness of the best markets to acquire talent.

“Bringing top tier candidates and clients together, through my consultative search process is my top priority and focus,” says Gilsrud. “I believe strongly in helping my clients develop comprehensive workforce planning strategies that include career development potential for candidates. My background and experience allows me great insight and unique understanding of the challenges we face in growing revenue in our industry.”

For more information about PointsNorth Search Group, contact Ross Gilsrud:

Business Phone #763-244-1454

Email address ross@pointsnorthsearch.com

Website address www.pointsnorthsearch.com


About PointsNorth Search Group:                                                                                                                                    

Owned and managed by Ross Gilsrud, PointsNorth Search Group specializes in search and recruitment for the outdoor and recreational equipment market. An experienced outdoor industry sales and marketing professional, Gilsrud specifically addresses the staffing needs of fishing, hunting and shooting manufacturers. Visit PointsNorth at www.pointsnorthsearch.com.


About MRINetwork®:
Management Recruiters International, Inc., MRINetwork®, is one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world. A subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI), a global provider of engineering & information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing, MRINetwork has approximately 600 offices in 40 countries. Visit MRINetwork at www.mrinetwork.com.  For franchising opportunities, visit https://mrinetwork.com/franchise-info/opportunity/.