April 29, 2021 – Quincy, MA-headquartered executive search firm GattiHR recently launched digital health and defense & aerospace practices which will be led by vice presidents Michael Delisle and Luis Beruff, respectively. “We see the addition of these two practice areas as part of our complimentary growth strategy and commitment to specialization,” the search firm said. “With the collective expertise of Luis and Mike, GattiHR is now able to serve clients in new ways with the same level of quality and commitment they’ve come back to us for over the years.” During the last 20 years of his experience in executive search, Mr. Delisle primarily focused on growth stage, venture-backed companies, global companies in transformation. He serves the healthcare, life sciences and technology industries. His searches include leadership positions across commercial functions including sales, marketing, and product functions.
Mr. Delisle has worked closely with executive teams and strongly believes in creating a high touch, high-value consultative approach in servicing clients. Prior to joining GattiHR, he spent 12 years as managing partner for Pring Pierce, a boutique retained search firm focused in healthcare and life science technology markets. Previously, he served as an executive search consultant and vice president with another boutique search where he was a consistent top performer nationally and conducted leadership searches across online media, publishing, and medical technology. “Given his specialization, the investment and growth of the digital health sector, Mike’s knowledge and expertise will be a huge resource for our clients’ talent needs,” GattiHR said.
Mr. Beruff is responsible for serving clients in the broad aerospace and defense marketplace, placing operational, commercial, and functional leaders in both manufacturing and services environments. He comes to GattiHR with over 10 years of executive search experience, spending a combined eight years at two of the largest global executive search firms and two other years in a highly specialized boutique search firm, focusing exclusively on servicing the government contracting industry. In his most recent role, Mr. Beruff spent four years as a core member of Heidrick & Struggles’ aviation, aerospace and defense focus-practice, where he was responsible for end-to-end search execution and client development initiatives.
The bulk of Mr. Beruff’s search work has been for manufacturers and/or service providers and their respective supply chains across the broad government contracting sector in positions ranging from board of directors and the C-suite, down to business unit level director. He has worked with large publicly traded companies, small and large privately held companies, quasi-public entities and private equity-backed portfolio companies to include Raytheon Technologies, StandardAero, DRAPER, AMTRAK, GKN Aerospace, B&E Components Group and Textron, among many others. Mr. Beruff has also done work for companies in the healthcare services, professional services, automotive, oil and gas, and broad industrials markets.
GattiHR provides executive search, workforce analytics and HR tech solutions. The firm has offices in Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Cleveland and Philadelphia. GattiHR’s retained search practice focuses across industries and has deep expertise in human resources, sales, marketing, technology and operational executives. In addition, the GattiHR Industrial Brand provides retained search for manufacturing and digital supply chain executives. In workforce analytics, the firm builds innovative, subscription-based solutions for climate assessment, employer branding, incentive design and talent management.
GattiHR recently added Michelle DesChenes as managing director. She is primarily responsible for placing mid- and senior-level human resources executives. Ms. DesChenes joins GattiHR’s human resources executive search practice with over 18 years of success in recruitment, executive search and client support. She has built trusted partnerships in the areas of human resources, accounting and finance, audit/compliance, supply chain and procurement, and healthcare.
“Michelle is a great add, not just for our Boston office, but also for our national and international client base,” said J.L. Baker, CEO of GattiHR. “Her breadth of experience, depth of expertise and passion for solving problems will benefit the great teams we serve and support. We’re excited to have her as a key member of the team as we continue growing.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media