A Word from our CEO


Dear Friends:

In March of 2013 I had the pleasure of meeting a woman that left an indelible impression on me. Honey Baron – whose late husband was the founder of the Compass Network – and I hit it off from the moment we met. It turns out that her family and mine worshipped at the same congregation in New York in the 1930’s. OK, that’s just spooky or maybe serendipitous or part of some ultimate plan. However it happened, it appears our paths were meant to cross. With Merraine Group in New York and the purchase of the Compass Network in San Diego, we created our “bookends” and began to forge a new path. Honey challenged us with the obvious question, “If you can turn my firm around, why can’t you do this elsewhere?”

Right she was. Six years later Shepherd Search Group operates some of the most successful, niche-oriented executive search, interim staffing, RPO and HR solution firms our industry has ever seen. From Shepherd Regulatory Search in Boston to JS3 in the United Kingdom, from Optics Search Group in Cleveland to MoneyTech Search in Florida, from HRselect to Shepherd Engineering, from Nielsen Healthcare to Dermatology Recruiters… our firms share a passion for people, a desire to be the best, a thirst for innovation and a penchant to “treat others as you want to be treated.” It’s a simple rule that guides the way we run our business. If you want to know more about how we run our business, here’s a quick peek from an interview I completed right before 2019 SHRM conference.

The hospitals we’ve helped, the engineers we’ve placed, the tech firms we’ve put on the map, the companies we’ve changed are all a testament to the one thing we do really well… making people’s lives better. Every Shepherd takes great pride in being a leader!

Shepherd Search Group was the first firm in the industry to advertise our retention rates, the first firm in the industry to provide a two-shift operation thereby reducing our time-to-fill and the first firm in the industry to take guarantee periods beyond one year! Innovation is at the heart of what we do. A Shepherd is a leader and our goal is to change the way you think about our industry. Please give me a call at 845.570.4292 and let’s talk about how together we can have an impact.

To success reimagined!

David Gantshar, President & CEO