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SearchWide Global is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in Destination Organizations / Hotels & Resorts / Venue Management / Experiential Marketing, Tradeshow & Exhibition / Industry Associations / Sports & Entertainment. Specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations. Founded in 1999, SearchWide Global is headquartered in the Twin Cities and operates worldwide.

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SearchWide Global is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in Destination Organizations / Hotels & Resorts / Venue Management / Experiential Marketing, Tradeshow & Exhibition / Industry Associations / Sports & Entertainment. Specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations. Founded in 1999, SearchWide Global is headquartered in the Twin Cities and operates worldwide.

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SearchWide Global is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in Destination Organizations / Hotels & Resorts / Venue Management / Experiential Marketing, Tradeshow & Exhibition / Industry Associations / Sports & Entertainment. Specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.

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SearchWide Global Seeking Chief Diversity Officer for Destinations International 

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been chosen by Destinations International to lead its search for a new chief diversity officer. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the assignment. The chief diversity officer will provide leadership, coordination and strategic direction for the design and implementation of an organizational strategy that focuses the associations’ commitment to equity, diversity

SearchWide Global Recruits Chief Sales Officer for VisitPittsburgh

Following a nationwide search that began in May, executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has placed Andrew Ortale as the new chief sales officer for VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson led the assignment. Mr. Ortale’s appointment marks a return to Pittsburgh for the seasoned industry veteran, who previously served

SearchWide Global Seeks Chief Sales Officer for VisitPittsburgh

Retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been enlisted to find the next chief sales officer for VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County. The individual will also serve as executive director of MeetPittsburgh, the division of the organization charged with attracting and supporting the delivery of business events. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is

SearchWide Global Assists Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in CEO Search 

Retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global recently assisted in the placement of Brad Niva as the new president and CEO of non-profit Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in Montana. Search firm vice president Nicole Newman led the assignment. Mr. Niva brings an extensive background in the outdoor and tourism industry. Most recently, he served as the

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SearchWide Global Hires Donna Thornton as Executive Recruiter

(Nov. 16, 2021) Effective November 15, 2021, Donna Thornton joined SearchWide Global as an Executive Recruiter to assist with Director and C-Level searches and business development initiatives. “We are thrilled to have Donna join our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, including previous recruiting experience, that will be instrumental in our executive

SearchWide Global Rehires Rachel Tomlin as Executive Recruiter and Hires Cambria Jones as Marketing Manager

St. Paul, MN, September 22, 2021 — SearchWide Global recently welcomed two team members, Rachel Tomlin and Cambria Jones. “This is an exciting time for SearchWide Global as we expand our team and welcome Rachel and Cambria. They are both very talented, and I look forward to seeing them continue to grow with the organization,”

Tourism Diversity Matters Launches to Inspire and Create Change for Tourism and Events Industry

(Feb. 1, 2021) Elliott Ferguson, Chairman of the Board for Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) and President and CEO, Destination DC, and Mike Gamble, TDM’s Founder and President and CEO of SearchWide Global today announced the collective impact model to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership throughout the tourism and events industry. TDM’s mission is to be

SearchWide Global Promotes Two Industry Leaders

August 15, 2018 (ST. PAUL) – SearchWide Global, an executive search and recruitment firm in the travel, tourism, venue management, experiential marketing, tradeshow and exhibition, sports, and entertainment industry announces the promotion of Mark Gnatovic to Executive Vice President and Kellie Henderson as Senior Vice President. Both joined SearchWide Global in 2006. Gnatovic will continue

Searchwide Rebrands to “Searchwide Global”

ST. PAUL, MN, July 17, 2018 – SearchWide, an executive search and recruitment firm that has primarily worked in the travel, tourism, hospitality, sports, and entertainment industry for nearly two decades has rebranded which included renaming the organization, “SearchWide Global.” In rebranding, SearchWide Global had a clear vision of where the company is headed. Expanding their

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Introducing the SearchWide Global | CEO Interview Series
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 1 | Diversity & Inclusion
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 2 | Retention and Multi-Generational Workforce
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 4 | Talent Acquisition
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 5 | Interview Process
SearchWide CEO Interview Series | Episode 6 | Hiring Advice
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 3 | Leadership and Onboarding New Hires