March 28, 2018 – Executive search firm Gatti & Associates, a GattiHR company, has expanded with the additions of Peter McStravick as senior vice president and John Todd as vice president in the Medfield, MA office.
“Peter’s deep experience in global executive search at two well-regarded firms supports our continued expansion in large markets and within the tech sector,” said Alice Koehn Benson, president and CEO at Gatti & Associates. “His blend of building deep trusting relationships with clients and candidates, further reinforces our focus on long-term growth through superior search execution.”
Mr. McStravick previously held leadership positions including partner at Calibre One and principal at Heidrick & Struggles, where he was responsible for leading C-suite and VP-level searches on a national and international level within the technology industry. Mr. McStravick also brings a wealth of talent management and learning services knowledge, through his experience with International Data Corporation as senior research analyst, talent management and learning services.
“The most significant issues facing companies today are all talent related,” said Mr. McStravick. “Be it recruiting, employee engagement, diversity or workplace culture, astute CEOs recognize that today’s HR executives require a unique set of skills to drive company growth and success. Given the demand for this talent, I’m thrilled to be joining Gatti & Associates, a firm with a rich and vibrant network of talented HR executives who are ready to tackle these challenges head on.”
Mr. Todd worked for more than 20 years in human resources. For the past 10 years, he ran his own search and management consulting firm, serving the higher education, management consulting, information technology and bio-pharma industries. Before his search career, he spent six years in management consulting as an HRIS consultant at Cedar Crestone and eight years in HR management at Virgin Atlantic Airways.
“John’s early experience in human resources combined with his recent search work, bring understanding of the discipline and will help clients identify what’s needed from the HR function in today’s economy,” said Ms. Koehn Benson.
Mr. Todd said that now more than ever, companies of all sizes and scope need strong HR leaders who can drive talent strategies. “As markets become more global and the labor markets tighten, companies are partnering with Gatti & Associates to find their next HR leaders,” he said. “I am happy to join the Gatti team as we continue to lead the market in HR Executive search.”
GattiHR is a human capital services firm providing clients with executive search, workforce analytics and HR technology solutions. It has offices in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. Gatti & Associates’ search practice focuses exclusively on finding human resource executives. It has completed numerous searches for several of the top medical schools, top 25 academic medical systems and a variety of systems and their flagship teaching hospitals.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media