Our Story

Meet Carlson Group, an Iowa-based executive search and organizational consulting firm with a long history of delivering leadership solutions to outstanding companies throughout the Midwest and beyond.


Gregg Carlson is a respected executive search consultant and human resources executive with more than 30 years of experience. Building on his senior level corporate experience with Target Corporation and Wells Fargo & Company, Gregg started a retained search firm in 1992, serving a diverse set of clients throughout the Midwest and beyond. As his experience and reputation for providing excellent service grew, he successfully represented many noteworthy companies, focusing his efforts on the financial services industry in Iowa, Omaha, and the Twin Cities. Beyond financial services, Gregg also has supported a broad range of clients with search needs ranging from sales management and marketing to operations, finance, and human resources.


After 20 years of success in the executive search industry, our firm expanded our capabilities to provide a true strategic partnership for clients that goes beyond the confines of a search timetable. In 2012, Carlson Group launched a full range of leadership and organizational consulting services, led by our new partner, Gary Walljasper. Gary's senior-level human resources background and expertise in leadership development augment both the executive search and organizational consulting aspects of our firm.


Defined by three values--integrity, quality, and results--Carlson Group continues to serve outstanding organizations that want to attract, develop, and retain leadership capable of executing organizational strategy. If you would like to learn more about what we can do for your organization, let's talk. Contact us today to start a conversation.