Robin West Joins BarkerGilmore's Board Practice

Ms. West joins the firm's Phoenix office as Managing Director.

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"Building an effective board is a hot topic with both regulatory changes and increased economic pressure, and I’m thrilled to be in that niche.” -Robin West, BarkerGilmore

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014

BarkerGilmore, an executive search firm focused on Corporate Board, General Counsel, and Compliance recruiting, has announced that Robin West has joined the firm as Managing Director of their Board Practice and will be located in the firm’s Phoenix, Arizona office.

As a senior member of the firm, Ms. West will manage executive search assignments, with a primary focus on Corporate Board positions. Working closely with Susan Shultz, Chair of the Board Practice, she will also provide insight on the structuring of boards of directors.

Ms. West joins the firm from an international executive search firm, where she focused on the placement of professionals in highly regulated industries worldwide. She has international reach, having lived abroad in both France and Argentina, and leverages her past experience when advising clients.

“Robin’s values align closely with those of the firm,” says Bob Barker, Managing Partner of BarkerGilmore. “She understands the strategic objectives of her clients and takes the time to align with each organization. Recognizing that building an effective board is an investment, she assesses candidates not only on merit but also on cultural fit to ensure a permanent match.”

Ms. West is considered a thought leader, taking a holistic approach to executive recruitment. “Recruitment is a multi-layered process, requiring genuine interest in helping both clients and board members achieve their goals,” says Robin West. “It’s all about connecting people and seeing the bigger picture, and I’m excited to join a team of consummate professionals who are so passionate about their work. Building an effective board is a hot topic with both regulatory changes and increased economic pressure, and I’m thrilled to be in that niche.”

Ms. West received her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management with a focus on Marketing and French. She is also a graduate of the University of Washington, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta.

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BarkerGilmore is the leading executive search firm focusing on Corporate Board, General Counsel, and Compliance placements. The firm has refined an approach that guarantees success. Audited metrics over the past three years demonstrate a 96% successful retention rate, 44% placement rate for women, 24% placement rate for minorities, a 96-day average search completion, and a 100% success rate. The highly-applauded boutique firm expects to match or improve these metrics in the coming year.


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