Bruce Gibson - President, Gibson & Company Inc

Bruce Gibson began his career in executive search in 1969, as an associate of Hergenrather & Co. in Los Angeles. His early career was guided by Edmund R. Hergenrather – recognized as one of the founders of the search profession; and by his father, Nelson Gibson, widely considered to be one of the premier CEO recruiters in the country for over two decades. In 1970, Bruce became Vice President of the firm, which had been renamed Hergenrather, Gibson, Hanrahan & Associates.

In 1980, Bruce founded Gibson & Company Inc., to serve as executive search consultant to the CEOs, Human Resources Officers, and Boards of major corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations.

Bruce has successfully conducted more than 400 search assignments, principally at the officer level. Assignments are focused on CEO, COO, and functional officer searches: CFO, CIO, CTO, CMO, CLO, Chief Human Resources Officer.

His success has been based on a commitment to expert, hands-on execution of every phase of the search process - research, candidate development, incisive candidate evaluation, client consultation; and follow-on counseling focused on effectively integrating candidates into client company organizations. He has been characterized by the business press as “a modern dean of the search profession.”

Bruce Gibson now ranks 2nd among all search consultants worldwide - in terms of tenure and experience in C-level search. Gerry Roche, Senior Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, began his career in executive search in 1964, under the guidance of Gardner Heidrick. Bruce Gibson began his career in 1969, under the guidance of Edmund R. Hergenrather. Gardner Heidrick, Ed Hergenrather, Spencer Stuart, and Sid Boyden - all alumni of Booz Allen - are the founders of the modern search profession; establishing their respective firms in the mid-1950s.

Gibson & Company maintains offices in Brookfield, Wisconsin; Chicago, Minneapolis, and Monterey, California. 


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