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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 Seeks New Leader for Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center 

The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in West Virginia has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next executive director. Mark Gnatovic, senior vice president at SearchWide, is leading the assignment. The executive director will be responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium, including strategy, service,

SearchWide Global Retained by VisitPittsburgh for CEO Search

VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next president and chief executive officer. Craig Davis, who led the agency for seven years, stepped down at the end of last year to take the job as president and CEO of VisitDallas. Mike Gamble, president and

SearchWide Global Recruits CEO for VisitDallas

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide Global recently placed Craig Davis as the new president and CEO of VisitDallas. Mike Gamble, president and chief executive officer of SearchWide Global, led the assignment. The search firm had been seeking an executive with knowledge of the travel and tourism industry, its distribution channels and its customer base. “Craig stood out among many

SearchWide Global Tapped by VisitDallas to Find New CEO

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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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

SearchWide Announces Express Recruiting Service

WOODBURY, MN, January 18, 2018 – SearchWide, an executive search and recruitment firm that has primarily worked in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry for nearly two decades has now launched a new recruiting service specifically for customers seeking to fill mid-level management roles quickly. The new service, SearchWide Connect, will fill a void in

SearchWide and Strategic Solution Partners Offers a New Service for Hotels

WOODBURY, MN, August 21, 2017 – SearchWide, an executive recruiting firm, and Strategic Solution Partners, a taskforce solutions, hotel consulting, and revenue management company, are proud to announce their strategic alliance. The two companies will come together for a new approach to successful placement. Together, SearchWide and Strategic Solution Partners will find exceptional talent quickly for clients in the

Introducing the SearchWide CEO Interview Series

WOODBURY, MN, April 25, 2017 – SearchWide has announced their CEO Interview Series, a collection of video interviews with the industries top leaders. SearchWide is a leading recruitment firm in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries. One of the top concerns our industry leaders have is how to find great

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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