Stephen Bell is a Senior Director at BarkerGilmore where he specializes in the recruitment of senior legal and compliance executives.
Steve has a keen eye for the hard-to-find talent that our clients covet. His background in psychology gives him a thought-provoking view on what drives individuals, as well as how to form an effective and successful team. He understands the motivation behind success and how to bring the highest level of talent to any organization.
Prior to joining BarkerGilmore, Steve was a search consultant at another executive search firm. During his tenure, Steve consulted with Fortune 500 and midsized companies on their hiring practices, team development, retention, and growth plans. His ability to align with business leaders, understand their needs, and help them improve their teams has proven a desired and strong asset. In his career, Steve has had the privilege to have placed the U.S. Head of Operational Risk and Senior Vice President of Risk for a Fortune 100 international banking corporation, the Vice President of Compliance & Audit with a national healthcare leader, and the Chief Compliance Officer for an international healthcare services organization. He has focused his efforts in highly regulated industries: life sciences, healthcare, insurance, and financial services.
Steve earned a bachelor’s degree from The State University of New York at Geneseo and a master’s degree from the City University of New York in Psychology and Human Motivation. He is an active community member and volunteer supporting children’s needs and mental health. He currently lives in Brighton, NY with his wife and two children.