Insights into the forces shaping our industry.

A Guide to What Markets We Serve


We have a team of experienced search professionals that work within specific markets within the electrical industry. Our market coverage includes manufacturers of electrical goods, wholesale distributors of electrical materials, lighting design consultants and more.


How We Work

Our team of professionals work within their assigned market area(s), but always as a partner and contributor to the combined Egret community of industry knowledge. As such, Egret is the only search firm that can research through a database of over 32,000 electrical companies and 105,000 contacts throughout the US.

Our primary value proposition is that we help our client companies attract people who already understand the industry: the channel structures, the key players, barriers to entry, identified customer influences, competitive information and more. We have identified dozens of sales channels throughout the industry that have evolved to solve customer solutions in disparate applications and geographies: consumer, construction, utility, retail, process industries, MRO, OEM, residential, municipal / government, industrial, commercial, and more. Our successful candidates are able to ramp up faster in their new company due to their channel experience.

Our reach is also global. We have successfully completed numerous searches throughout North America and with our participation in the International Retained Search Associates; we work closely with over 25 practice leaders on three continents and in over 50 offices. If you need a Managing Director or Sales Leader in Asia, Europe or the Middle East; one call to Egret solves the problem.


Our Markets

Our primary focus within the electrical industry is with these markets:


Lighting Manufacturers 

Egret has worked with lighting industry manufacturers since its inception in 1999. We have helped scores of lighting manufacturers identify talent to help their company grow and prosper. We have placed over 250 lighting company employees in our tenure; from CEO to technical positions, we have done them all.

Our value is that we qualify talent for their skills, their depth of industry knowledge and their overall ‘fit’ within our client companies; relying heavily on our years of lighting industry experience.



Electrical Distribution 

Egret Consulting has placed more successful candidates in Electrical Distribution than any other search firm in the US. We work with clients who are industry icons with global reach to independent distributors who have a commanding presence in their community or their customer segment. Our clients serve commercial construction, OEM, MRO, utility, datacom, government, industrial, process industries, automation and lighting customers. From street sales to executive management, our Electrical Distribution division has provided access to the industry’s best and brightest; quickly and efficiently.

Prudence Thompson, Senior Partner, runs our Electrical Distribution recruiting efforts and her true expertise lies in those positions that require significant market intelligence and knowledge of market influencers such as: Rockwell Product specialties; Imark or Affiliated Distributors (AD) buying group influences; Wire/Cable products and a thorough understanding of vendor allegiances and restrictions.

Egret Consulting is proud of the extensive network built over 16 years of building client relationships. Between our vast internal network, Prudence’s 22,000 Linkedin connections and our active, 2,600+ member Linkedin Group, our reach goes far beyond the typical recruiting firm to ensure our clients the best candidates, fast.



Power Distribution Manufacturing

Egret Consulting is at the forefront for emerging technologies such as building automation. This niche industry is comprised of smart meter manufacturing, neighborhood-area meter networking and communication, in-home energy management, demand response, meter data management, integrators, building automation, sensors and controls manufacturers, and other smart software and service companies in addition to alternative energy manufacturers who envision NetZero designs and off grid product offerings.

As professionals in this industry, we speak with industry leaders every day to discuss emerging trends, new products, new companies and economic impacts of the industry. Building automation is currently a battle between global firms such as Honeywell or Johnson Controls and scores of investor-backed startups with novel solutions and nimble response.

Egret follows the Emerge Alliance, GreenTech, IEEE and equity company investment summaries of newly emerging companies or solutions. We try to keep abreast of new technologies and work with those companies who need to attract talent that understands the traditional channels of the electrical industry to help facilitate the adoption curve of those new technologies.



Wire and Cable

Egret Consulting has a dedicated search professional focused on the entire value chain of wire and cable manufacturing industry. We work with a variety of companies in this space from primary wire & cable manufacturers to value-added re-sellers, such as cable and wiring harness assemblers, specialty distributors, conduit manufacturers, wire termination manufacturers and more.

Our recruiters follow this industry from drawing to installing. Our clients encompass global giants, specialty manufacturers and some of the largest wire distributors in the industry. We understand the complexities of the wire and cable industry.



Electrical Manufacturer

Egret Consulting has consistently placed candidates in the electrical manufacturing industry since our inception. This includes candidates who have experience working with all channel segments of the electrical industry including electrical construction, T & D, commodities, MRO’s, Residential, Commercial, OEM and more. Our success is in finding talent that is currently doing what our clients need who have demonstrated results and industry savvy.



Lighting Design

Egret has worked with lighting consulting firms across the US to help them identify and attract lighting designers to support their efforts in architectural, LEED, theatrical, residential or commercial lighting applications. Our sourced candidates have certifications in LEED, LC or accredited lighting design degrees from top universities. Our designers work with AutoCAD, AGI, REVIT, Visual and other application software programs.

Egret has worked with large, world renowned lighting design firms to smaller, private lighting design firms as well as MEP firms and AE firms that have lighting design departments..