Cleveland, OH

Executive Team

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

Ronald S. Torch, Founder, President and CEO
Specialties: Foodservice, Food & Beverage, Retail & Consumer, Marketing & Sales

Ronald S. Torch, Torch Group’s president and CEO, is widely respected as a leading executive search consultant to the Foodservice, Food Equipment, and Hospitality industries and is also well known for his past distinguished career in Consumer Goods Packaged Goods marketing and sales, wherein his work garnered such prestigious awards as the Golden Effie for the renowned Grey Poupon “Rolls Royce” advertising campaign.  The consummate search consultant, Ron brings his deep marketing, sales, and general business expertise to every Torch Group executive search engagement, acts as a respected and trusted talent advisor to innumerable long-standing clients, and has served on the board or otherwise been actively involved in a number of professional and community organizations.

Michele Torch, Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer
Specialties: Human Resources, Search and Talent Evaluation

In her role as Torch Group’s Chief Talent Officer and executive vice president, Michele is responsible for overseeing the firm’s comprehensive Signature Search Process™, shares in the management of its core team of search consultants and researchers, and leads its internal Human Resource (HR) function, as a well as manages and conducts the interview process for high-profile and clients and their candidates. Her undergraduate and graduate academic background in the social sciences and her extensive HR experience in Russell 1000 and Fortune 500 companies, which runs the gamut from consumer products and service providers through B2B manufacturers, serves to inform and enrich her contribution to each Torch Group client search engagement.

Greg Selker, Senior Vice President and Search Operations Director
Specialties: Software & Technology, Financial Services, Private Equity

Having joined Torch Group via its acquisition Selker Leadership— a C-suite and senior-level software, technology, and financial services executive search firm—Greg Selker serves as Torch Group’s senior vice president and leader of search operations. Greg’s decades long executive search career has spanned the software business, the hardware industry, and Information Technology services, and has included leading the venture-capital and private-equity practices of the celebrated CTPartners multinational executive search firm, the successor company to the widely renowned executive search consultancy, Christian and Timbers. Greg draws upon this deep and specialized experience to add inestimable value to every search engagement that he manages.