Noto Group Inc., a search firm serving consumer brands, announced the hiring of Sara Spirko as senior executive recruiter. Spirko brings 15 years of talent acquisition, brand portfolio management and operations experience from Godiva, Mars Inc. and Gibson Guitar Corp.

“Sara is a compelling fit with our client base and her level of expertise will add to our team’s capabilities,” said Roy Notowitz, founder and president of Noto Group. “It is rare to find someone at Sara’s level who has both a passion for executive search and years of experience working cross functionally within world-class CPG businesses. Sara is already making an immediate impact within our firm, creating more value and efficiency in our process by leveraging her deep knowledge of LEAN and Agile principles.”

As a purpose-driven firm, Noto Group’s mission is to invest in the growth and betterment of business, people and the world. The firm exclusively represents innovative brands and leaders who care about their employees and the world around them, a focus that stood out to Sara.

“I was drawn to the firm’s values-driven approach, service delivery model, and impressive client list, which also happens to include some of my favorite brands,”Spirko said. “Noto Group has a reputation of excellence, using a creative and methodical approach that produces lasting results. I am excited to bring my business experience into the recruiting space, working alongside these amazing companies to bring in the best talent for their particular needs.”

Spirko holds a bachelor’s in public relations and business from Belmont University and a master’s in organizational leadership and effectiveness from Vanderbilt University.