Mike Gagliardi Promoted to Partner at DHR Global

February, 2023

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CHARLESTON (February 17, 2023) – Leading talent advisory firm DHR Global is pleased to announce that Mike Gagliardi has been promoted to Partner in the Consumer and Retail and Private Equity Practice Groups.

Previously serving as Associate Partner, Gagliardi has over 12 years of executive search experience working with public and private equity-backed companies across several sectors including restaurants, consumer, retail, and hospitality and leisure. His ability to understand and assess the underlying business issues and unique culture in each search assignment and client, coupled with his track record of uncovering hidden talent, has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor.

“Mike is hands-on throughout the entire search process and doesn’t slow down until we achieve success for our clients,” says Christine DeYoung, Managing Partner, Commercial Growth Practice. “He has energy, drive and determination that keeps us all at the top of our game.”

“Mike and I have been colleagues for more than eight years. Known for his tenacity, he is a great ambassador for DHR and a trusted advisor to his clients,” says Adam Evans, Partner at Jobplex, a DHR company. “Mike is sought-after for his well-developed talent pool and network, and his clients know they can count on him to deliver results.”

Gagliardi joined DHR in 2016 as a Senior Associate and was quickly promoted to Principal and Associate Partner roles. Prior to joining DHR, he was a Senior Recruiter specializing the in the consumer products industry. Gagliardi also served as Director of the Retail & Consumer Practice at another executive search firm before that business was acquired by DHR.

“DHR has given me so much opportunity for growth. Having started my career here as a researcher and senior associate I’ve been surrounded by the best corporate team and consultants in the business,” says Mike Gagliardi. “Geoff Hoffmann (CEO) and the corporate team put their faith and trust in me as I stepped into client-facing and development roles, which resulted in promotion from a Principal, to Associate Partner to now Partner. I can’t think of a better firm to scale and grow your career in executive search than DHR.”

Earlier in his career, Gagliardi worked for a boutique search firm that specialized in placing executives in the sports, media and entertainment industries. His experience has allowed him to partner and successfully place candidates in businesses that range from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Gagliardi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Charleston.

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