About Us

BarkerGilmore is a boutique firm recognized by CEOs, boards, and executives as best-in-class legal and compliance executive search consultants and leadership coaches. With a network of advisors and recruiters spanning the United States, BarkerGilmore’s client roster includes leading consumer, energy, financial, healthcare, industrial, and technology companies.

Our niche concentration affords us access to a specialized network of talent, and we have established the relationships that allow us to identify the best legal and compliance professionals for any assignment. We pride ourselves on being able to provide the highest standard of service and on establishing meaningful and long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Client satisfaction, placement retention, and diversity remain our proudest measured metrics of search firm performance:

  • We have successfully completed 98% of all the searches we’ve started
  • We have a 96% retention rate of placements over the past three years
  • 47% of all our placements in 2019 were women or minorities (23% of our placements were minorities and 45% were women over the last three years)
  • Our client satisfaction rating is 4.8/5.0

To learn more about our firm, visit www.barkergilmore.com

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Our Mission Statement
Our goal is to deliver unparalleled services and develop long-term trusted relationships with our clients. We strive to provide exceptional consulting services to enhance each client’s competitive advantage through experience, insight and teamwork. Our record of accomplishment, our business model and legacy of helping others succeed set us apart in the industry.

Our Values
At BarkerGilmore, we are committed to act ethically and with integrity toward our clients and among ourselves. We are aware that effective communication results in smooth operation, and make sure our interaction is honest and respectful. We believe in collaboration and in maintaining strong, trusting and professional alliances. Finally, we know that we are what we do, and this is why we always strive to do our best.

Solutions And Expertise

As a boutique legal and compliance recruitment agency, our headhunters able to use our specialized expertise to implement a targeted search that ensures the best results. We tap into our extensive network of trusted relationships with the best lawyers and compliance officers to hand-pick the most qualified and capable candidates for every opening. Our clients consistently tell us we provide better service, recruit higher quality candidates, get the job done more quickly, and do it all at a better price point than competing global executive search firms.

Our industry knowledge and fine-tuned assessment of talent is a critical key to our success. Because of our focus on in-house counsel and compliance officers, our recruiting organization is able to provide specialized services nationwide that have turned us into the number one legal and compliance search firm in the country.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Succession Planning
  • All Industries
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

BarkerGilmore Taps Chief Compliance Officer for Sinclair Broadcast Group

Legal and compliance recruitment firm BarkerGilmore has placed Jeffrey Lewis as chief compliance officer for Sinclair Broadcast Group in Hunt Valley, MD. The assignment was spearheaded by John Gilmore, co-founder and managing partner, and Stephen Bell, senior director. In this newly-created position, Mr. Lewis will supervise corporate compliance functions, including regulatory, code of conduct, competition

BarkerGilmore Adds Former Ashland General Counsel to Senior Advisor Roster

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added Peter Ganz as a senior advisor. He becomes the newest member of a team of Fortune 500 general counsel and chief compliance officers. “Ganz’s depth of experience brings another dimension to clients seeking to bring out the best in their people

BarkerGilmore Releases General Counsel Study

Succession to a general counsel role is a critical accomplishment for many legal professionals. However, little research exists to understand the path to position attainment from those that have achieved the role of general counsel. A new research report by legal-focused executive search firm BarkerGilmore aims to contribute to this conversation by delving into the

BarkerGilmore Recruits General Counsel for TopBuild Corp. As Demand for Role Intensifies

Legal recruiting generally has been booming this year. According to Hunt Scanlon Media, lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses, and all levels of

Press Releases

BarkerGilmore Recruits Jeffrey Lewis as Chief Compliance Officer for Sinclair Broadcast Group

(Jan. 29, 2021) BarkerGilmore, a boutique firm specializing in legal and compliance executive search and leadership development, has recruited Jeffrey Lewis as the new Chief Compliance Officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group. The engagement was managed by John Gilmore, co-founder and Managing Partner, and Stephen Bell, Senior Director of BarkerGilmore. Chris Ripley, President and Chief Executive

BarkerGilmore Adds Former Ashland Global Holdings Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary to Senior Advisor Roster

(Jan. 25, 2021) Peter Ganz, who most recently served as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ASH), a global specialty chemicals company, has joined BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search and consulting firm. The newest member of a distinguished team of Fortune

BarkerGilmore Has Been Exclusively Retained by Verso Corporation to Find Its Next General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

(Oct. 21, 2020) BarkerGilmore, a boutique firm recognized for its best-in-class legal and compliance executive search and leadership development, announced that it has been retained by Verso Corporation (“Verso”) to find its next Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer (“GC”). Robert Barker, co-founder and Managing Partner, and Steve Bell, Senior

BarkerGilmore Recruits Todd Grice as General Counsel for Bacardi Limited

(Oct. 6, 2020) BarkerGilmore, a boutique firm specializing in legal and compliance executive search and leadership development, has recruited Todd Grice as the new General Counsel of Bacardi Limited. The engagement was managed by John Gilmore, co-founder and Managing Partner, and Brittney McDonough, Managing Director of BarkerGilmore. Mahesh Madhavan, Chief Executive Officer for Bacardi, stated,