Eryn McHugh Executive Search Consultant

Eryn McHugh brings more than 15 years of successful executive search and business consulting experience to Pinnacle Search Partners. Eryn joined Pinnacle as a consultant in 2016 with particular expertise in candidate development for newly-created and difficult-to-fill roles in sectors such as sustainability, corporate responsibility, media, consumer products and manufacturing/industrial. She started her career as a Capitol Hill reporter in Washington, DC, and brings the same journalistic rigor and intellectual curiosity to her clients' search endeavors.

She was recruited into executive search and quickly rose to become a partner with a respected national executive search firm, gaining a broad-based knowledge for the craft in a generalist recruiting environment. In 2009, Eryn founded a firm that was solely focused on retained search for environmental sustainability talent. She has established a reputation for identifying and attracting exceptional candidates that possess a strong cultural fit for her clients. She is passionate about seeing them positively impact the organizations that they join, and takes great pride in observing the lasting effects they have generated. She has run high-profile and top secret searches in the private and public sector, spanning corporate, nonprofit and academic arenas.

Eryn holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with Journalism minor from The University of Georgia. She focuses her philanthropic time and investment on environmental sustainability, cancer research and women’s issues. Eryn is an Atlanta native and also a songwriter who splits her time between offices in Nashville and Atlanta.


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