Bob Gershberg is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Wray Executive Search and has been a driving force behind the successful brand for over a decade. Bob joined the company in 2004 as Executive Vice President to help lead the growth of the boutique search firm. In 2005, he became a Partner, and in 2009, he was named CEO and Managing Partner. He has worked tirelessly to establish Wray Executive Search as the premier specialty, client-centric executive search firm.
Prior to Wray Executive Search, Bob founded various successful QSR and Fast Casual chains and served as the CEO of a dominant multi-state bakery café chain.
With a commitment to the highest professional standards and dedication to outstanding client service, Bob specializes in searches for C-Level positions, Functional Leadership roles, and M&A Integration. He has extensive knowledge and experience in restaurant, food service, retail and consumer industries and has successfully completed assignments in finance, human resources, IT, supply chain, real estate, franchising, operations, and marketing.
Bob is an influential strategic partner and successfully develops and implements human capital strategies for emerging restaurant concepts to billion-dollar brands. With his extensive network and a keen eye for identifying future leaders, Bob advises clients on what it takes to secure and retain “A Players”. He values relationships and manages them with transparency and a commitment to do what is best for the client.
Bob holds a BA in Business Administration from State University of New York. He plays an active role on Board of Directors, works with non-profit organizations, and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the country. He splits his time between the New York and St. Petersburg, FL offices, but mostly you can find him wherever his clients need him. In his spare time, Bob enjoys playing golf, skiing, running, cycling and “spending time and money in great restaurants.”