Mike Gagliardi

Associate Partner

Mike Gagliardi serves as Associate Partner specializing in the Hospitality, Consumer Retail & Private Equity practices. He focuses on placing C-suite and senior executives across multiple functions including finance, marketing, human resources, operations, development and technology.

Mike Gagliardi

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Mike brings over 10 years of executive search experience working with public and private equity-backed companies across several sectors including restaurants, consumer retail, and hospitality and leisure. Mike joined DHR in 2016 as a Senior Associate and was promoted to Principal in 2019 and to Associate Partner in 2022.

Mike’s ability to understand and assess the underlying businesses, industries and unique culture in each search assignment, coupled with his track record of uncovering hidden talent, has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients and candidates. Mike’s experience has allowed him to partner with and successfully place candidates in businesses that range from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining DHR, Mike was a Senior Recruiter specializing in the consumer products industry. Previously, he served as Director of the Retail & Consumer Practice at CTPartners before the business was acquired by DHR. Earlier in his career, Mike worked for a boutique search firm that specialized in placing executives in the sports, media and entertainment industries.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Charleston and resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Kristina. In his spare time, you can find him coaching middle school lacrosse, playing golf or fishing.

Travel, Hospitality & Leisure

Our executive search consultants have proven experience working with professionals across all industry functions including: Board and CEO Financial Officer Sales Marketing General Management Operations Human Resources Supply Chain
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Consumer & Retail Executive Search

Consultants in DHR’s Consumer & Retail Practice have extensive experience providing executive search to a variety of consumer organizations. Our team brings to each engagement unsurpassed marketplace knowledge and insight relative to identifying, accessing, developing, assimilating and retaining top consumer talent.
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Private Equity

DHR's executive search consultants focus on board, C-level and executive-level positions at portfolio companies, as well as operating partners and advisers.
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