GPG Advisers Names Leader of Executive Search Division

July 14, 2017 – Irvine, CA-based professional services firm GPG Advisers has appointed Bernie Ocampo as a managing director and leader of its newly-established executive search platform.

Mr. Ocampo has nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate and alternative investment industries. He previously served as principal of ELEOS Group, a boutique executive search and consulting firm focused on commercial real estate. His real estate experience includes multidisciplinary and cross-functional exposure in executive search, consulting, alternative investment management (private equity, pension fund advisory, investment banking, life insurance and commercial bank), developer, operator, property management and brokerage. Mr. Ocampo had previous affiliations with Prudential Real Estate Investors, GE Capital, Colony Capital and Trammell Crow Company.

Serving the Real Estate Sector

“GPG Advisers is committed to serving the real estate community in ways that create long term value,” said Scott Morey, executive director of GPG Advisers. “Bernie’s reputation and successful executive recruiting track record in our industry complement our existing service lines and provide a foundation to help our current and future clients in unique ways.”

Jim Carr, executive director of GPG Advisers, spoke highly of Mr. Ocampo’s hard-won reputation in the industry. “Having him join the GPG family and help launch our executive search platform is an exceptional part of our quest to fulfill the needs of our clients in the real estate and alternative investment industries,” he said.

Mr. Ocampo, for his part, said that the new executive search platform is a strategic expansion of the firm’s integrated suite of services. “GPG Advisers is uniquely positioned to provide synergistic human capital and technology solutions as real estate and alternative investor clients increasingly experience unprecedented organizational growth challenges,” he said.

GPG Advisers is an integrated professional services firm focused on office strategy, structure, process and technology advisory and delivery services within the real estate industry. It specializes in providing services to owners, builders and operators of real estate, leveraging their team of industry experts and proven solutions.

Offering Search Solutions

A number of other organizations have recently expanded into executive search as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling:

U.K. recruitment solutions provider Acorn strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors, and executive & non-exec board members.

i4cp, a network of HR and business professionals, added Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who has a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture. Prior to i4cp, she was a partner at Hanold Associates.

Morris Bixby Group, an agribusiness focused recruitment firm, appointed Allen Smith as managing partner of its new executive division, Morris Bixby Executive. Mr. Smith has an extensive background in the field of agriculture, having managed business units in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

CPL Resources, an Ireland-headquartered recruitment agency, launched Ardlinn, an executive search firm dedicated to supporting the growing demand for corporate leaders within the Irish business sector. Ardlinn will serve as a division of the company focused solely on executive recruiting for top salaried positions in Ireland.

Workforce solutions provider Airswift formed a new executive search firm: Ducatus Partners. It operates independently of Airswift, delivering executive search, market intelligence and related consulting services to clients across the energy, process and infrastructure sectors. Ducatus is led by a team consisting of Kevin Davidson, Sean Buchan and Jamie Ferguson.

Bassett & Bassett Executive Search LLC was launched by Bassett & Bassett Communication Managers and Counselors, a global strategic communication management and marketing firm. Victor A. Koppang has been appointed its president and chief executive officer. He most recently served as president and CEO of Detroit Thermal.

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

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