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Industry Expert Brian Hyder Joins Schaffer Associates as Account Executive

Industry Expert Brian Hyder Joins Schaffer Associates as Account Executive

Charlotte, NC – The management consulting and executive search firm Schaffer Associates, which specializes in the hardware, home improvement, and building materials industry, today announced that Brian Hyder has joined their firm as an Account Executive.  Hyder brings extensive experience in sales and business development from the building and home improvement products sector.

“I am very excited about bringing Brian Hyder onboard with Schaffer Associates,” said Chairman & Founder Jim Schaffer.  “His extensive industry network and expertise in the field make him a huge asset for our firm.  He will quickly become a key component of our success and that of our clients.”

Hyder spent almost four years with Cameron and Barkley (now Vallen) in their lighting showroom, selling to national and local custom home builders.  Hyder’s success in the wholesale lighting and electrical sector allowed him to build relationships with manufacturers and suppliers, a network he now brings to Schaffer Associates.  Hyder previously spent six years in the retail home improvement channel representing Masco.  During that period of time, Hyder successfully sold the complete offering of Masco products, developing relationships within the plumbing and hardware sector.  Hyder’s background includes various industry-specific positions that have prepared him for a key role at Schaffer Associates.

“Schaffer Associates has an incredible reputation within the industry where I’ve spent most of my career,” said Hyder.  “Joining this team is a great opportunity for me and I’m confident I can contribute to an even higher level of success than this firm has already attained.”

Hyder earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina.  Hyder and his wife live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, where Schaffer Associates is headquartered.  He can be reached at


Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Schaffer Associates is a national management consulting firm specializing in executive search and organizational strategies for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As the premier management consulting firm serving the industry, we help build organizations and leadership teams that foster corporate growth and success well into the future.

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