Carlson Group Adds Hoag as Partner
New Leader Establishes Twin Cities Presence, Enhances Services Throughout Midwest

DES MOINES, IOWA – Jan. 23, 2024 – Brady Hoag joins Carlson Group as Partner and will operate a new office location in Minneapolis for the Des Moines, Iowa-based executive search firm.

“Brady expands our leadership team, offering an extensive executive recruiting background and proven leadership experience to enhance our industry-leading client services,” said Gregg Carlson, Managing Partner for Carlson Group. “We pride ourselves on delivering difference makers to our clients, and today we’re adding a difference maker to our team.”

“The Twin Cities has always been an important market for the firm, and Brady undoubtedly will create a renewed energy for our clients up north,” added Carlson, who is a Twin Cities native. “Yet, his presence and impact will span our entire geographic footprint. He will help lead teams on executive-level searches and C-Suite executive support for clients throughout Iowa, Minnesota and the entire Midwest.”

With more than 20 years of experience, Hoag has worked for search firms as well as directly within Fortune 500 companies. He most recently served as Vice President of Executive Recruiting for Wells Fargo. Hoag also served as a Founder and Partner at JB Scott Search, a retained search firm specializing in placing senior-level diverse leaders. Hoag earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota with his wife Laura.

About Carlson Group

At Carlson Group, we believe that organizational success is largely driven by having the best leaders in the right place at the right time. We also know it’s challenging to identify and recruit exceptional leaders. 

Since 1992, Carlson Group has worked closely with clients to understand and meet their unique talent needs, company culture and specific timetables using an open and effective communication process. The firm has purposefully built a broad and deep practice throughout the Midwest to deliver outstanding results for clients in banking, insurance/financial services, agribusiness, technology, manufacturing, and other industries.