Since 2000, Gary has worked on numerous executive searches ranging from venture capital startups, private equity group portfolio companies, healthcare organizations (HIT to large hospitals/physician plans), professional services and real estate firms to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to entering the retained search industry, Gary helped found a fast growing start-up technology company. He also worked as a product manager for a leading manufacturing company and was an associate for Bowles Hollowell Conner, a leading Southeastern M&A firm. Gary is on the Boards of the Alpha Omega Foundation, SwimMAC and Carmel Country Club Staff Scholarship Fund, and was a member of Leadership Charlotte Class XXIV. In addition to his private sector experience, Gary served six years as a U.S. Navy Supply Officer in the Nuclear Propulsion Program. A native of Bowie, Maryland, Gary earned his B.A. in economics from Duke University and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He and his wife, Donna, have four daughters. Gary also has completed several Ironman triathlons and multiple marathons, including the Boston Marathon.