Mike Gagliardi


Mike Gagliardi serves as Principal specializing in the Hospitality, Consumer Retail & Private Equity practices.

Mike brings over ten years of executive search experience working with public and private equity-backed companies across several sectors including restaurants, consumer retail and hospitality & leisure.  Mike joined DHR in 2016 as a Senior Associate and was promoted to Principal in 2019. He focuses on placing C-suite and senior executives across multiple functions including finance, marketing, human resources, operations, development and technology.

Mike’s ability to understand and assess the underlying businesses, industries and unique culture in each search assignment, coupled with his track record of uncovering hidden talent, has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients and candidates. Mike’s experience has allowed him to partner with and successfully place candidates in businesses that range from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining DHR, Mike was a Senior Recruiter with RSR Partners in the Consumer/Marketing practice. Previously, he served as Director of the Retail/Consumer practice at CTPartners before the business was acquired by DHR.  Earlier in his career, Mike worked for a boutique search firm that specialized in placing executives in the Sports, Media and Entertainment industries.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Charleston and resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Kristina.  In his spare time, you can find him coaching middle school lacrosse, playing golf, or fishing.

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