BrainWorks Appoints Practice Leader – Go-To-Market Search, Private Equity/Insurance and Financial Services

May 22, 2023 – Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks expanded with the addition of Liam Garrity as the national practice leader – go-to-market search, private equity/insurance and financial services. “We welcome Liam Garrity to our BrainWorks team,” the search firm said. “Liam joins as the national practice leader – go-to-market search, private equity/insurance and financial services. He is laser focused on listening to the needs of his candidates and clients. Liam enjoys the challenge that comes with making strategic matches and diligently works to form synergistic partnerships that benefit both his clients and candidates.”

Prior to joining the executive search industry, Mr. Garrity was an employee benefits broker. As an outside sales representative, he finished in the top 10 percent of sales representatives 12 years in a row at Sun Life Financial and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Mr. Garrity later transitioned to recruiting in 2017, working with a boutique executive search firm in the Atlanta market. During this time, he gained recruiting experience before moving to Korn Ferry/Lucas Group from 2018 through 2023. 

Since 1991, BrainWorks has been providing executive recruiting services in the practice areas of private equity, consumer products, decision sciences and analytics, market research, and relationship marketing. The firm focuses on the recruiting needs of C-level and sub C-level management specifically within private equity and Fortune companies.

Recent Additions

BrainWorks recently added Ashley McKnight as a recruiting coordinator – sales and marketing. “Ashley is a highly creative and detail-oriented individual with an exceptional ability to stay organized,” the firm said. “Ashley has supported the sales and marketing team by creating all visuals, running data entry, and coordinating activities. As the right- hand person of the team, Ashley has proven to be an asset making sure all tasks are completed with utmost efficiency and accuracy.”

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BrainWorks also recently added John Redmond as a recruiter for the cybersecurity and financial technology divisions. “His primary focus is to drive new business and meet the ever-evolving needs of clients and candidates alike,” the firm said. “Drawing on his proven track record, John’s approach is characterized by his focus and friendly demeanor. He creates a transparent environment where both parties can feel heard and valued, fostering strong and long-lasting relationships.”

Lastly, BrainWorks has hired Ashley Peretick to support its sales and marketing practice as a senior account manager and brings over 10 years of recruitment experience. “ In her 10 years of recruitment experience, she has accumulated expertise in both candidate engagement and key account management, spanning across functionalities and industries,” the firm said. “Ashley leads with an impressive sense of urgency and commitment to the client. Focused on building trust and genuine relationships though direct and honest communication, integrity, quick results and true partnership.” 

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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