As one of Canada’s most experienced executive recruiters, Gerald has interviewed over 20,000 job candidates and completed thousands of executive search assignments at the management and professional levels. He has consulted with a wide range of organizations including not-for-profits, municipalities, major corporations, owner-managed businesses, school boards, governments and NGOs, and professional associations.
Gerald is an accomplished speaker and facilitator and shares his deep experience by conducting keynote speeches and workshops for professional groups, industry associations, not-for-profit groups, universities, and companies.
He has written widely on careers, managing people and leadership for professional publications and blogs regularly on these topics. He is the author of PINNACLE: How To Land The Right Job And Find Fulfillment In Your Career and writes aweekly blog The Career Advisor which is distributed to over 10,000 subscribers.
He has served as producer and host of the cable TV series Take This Job and Love It and was the Executive Recruiter in Residence for the Corporate Residency MBA Program at Dalhousie University.
He is the co-founder of the highly-successful Blue Nose Marathon, Atlantic Canada’s largest participation event which has over 14,000 runners and walkers. He has recently been honoured as a Champion of Public Education by The Learning Partnership for his work in co-founding this event which has inspired thousands of youth to pursue healthy and active lifestyles through participation in the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run.
Prior to founding his firm, Gerald worked in several industries including construction, technology and commercial banking. He is a professional accountant (CPA, CMA) and holds an MBA. He has also completed the Not-for-Profit Governance Program offered through Institute of Corporate Directors.
Gerald is Past Chair of Make-A-Wish Atlantic and serves on the Board of Directors of Devour Food and Film Festival. Previously, he has served as National Chair of CMA Canada (Certified Management Accountants), a 45,000-member national organization, and on the Board of Governors of Saint Mary’s University, and Board of Directors of Halifax Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau of Atlantic Canada. Gerald believes strongly in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In addition to the organizations noted previously, his firm and its employees are actively engaged with many community groups including Feed Nova Scotia, Dartmouth Adult Services Centre, Halifax Partnership, Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Hope Cottage, and Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia. In his lifetime, he has completed over 27 full and half marathons and has run more than 30,000 miles.