Bob Barker

Managing Partner

Bob Barker is a Managing Partner at BarkerGilmore. He brings more than three decades of executive search and international business experience, and has successfully managed General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer engagements for financial, industrial and consumer companies.

Bob is recognized for his expert ability to listen to clients' needs and help them achieve their desired goals. He has been instrumental in expanding BarkerGilmore’s national network and in providing clients with access to legal and compliance leaders.

Prior to joining the firm, Bob was the North American Sales Manager for the Imaging and Printing Group at Hewlett-Packard, where he achieved the highest recognition in the company and was awarded membership into HP's President’s Club.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a strong advocate for diversity in the workplace and has been actively involved in the firm’s Women and Diversity Practice. His writing has been published in Corporate Board Member, Corporate Counsel and he has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and numerous other media outlets.

John Gilmore

Managing Partner

John Gilmore is a Managing Partner at BarkerGilmore. With almost three decades of experience in executive recruiting, he has managed the successful placement of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers for Fortune-500 and emerging growth companies.  

John’s searches are guided by his commitment to succession planning. He helps his clients build the strongest and most productive legal departments by taking into consideration a company’s current circumstances as well as its future needs.  

His unparalleled track record in executive search and assessment led him to develop the CustomFit℠ process, which is employed in every BarkerGilmore search. This innovative tool provides a powerful recruiting solution, and has resulted in candidate placement and retention rates well above industry average.

John holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Buffalo. He is considered an authority on succession planning, and on compensation and employment trends for legal and compliance. He is often quoted in the press and his insights have appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Corporate Board Member Magazine.

Shelly Scott

Managing Director

Shelly Scott is a Managing Director and Chair of BarkerGilmore’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice. She works exclusively with Fortune-1000 industry leaders and emerging company executives in the healthcare provider, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, health insurance, and medical technology spheres.

Shelly’s clients and engagements include a CLO for a Global Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, a General Counsel for an emerging PE-backed healthcare provider, a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for a public healthcare services provider expanding aggressively into the international market, a CCO for a specialty medical device company with a steep growth trajectory, international operations and a need to streamline and control HCP interactions, and a General Counsel for a Fortune 500 insurance company.

Before joining BarkerGilmore, Shelly was a litigation case manager at Nixon Peabody, where she supervised the paralegal team and oversaw the information flow for hundreds of cases.

Shelly holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her article, “What Drives CCO Retention,” was published in Ethisphere Magazine in 2014.

Sarah Sullivan

Senior Director

Sarah Sullivan is a Senior Director and Chair of BarkerGilmore’s Women and Diversity Practice. She specializes in guiding top legal professionals through the process of making major career moves, and has a proven track record of transitioning large law firm associates and partners into some of the most influential in-house positions in the country.

Sarah is a committed advocate for the advancement of women and minority candidates in senior leadership roles. She understands the value diversity brings to an executive team, and has been spearheading BarkerGilmore’s mission to deliver diverse fields of highly qualified candidates to every search assignment.

Before joining BarkerGilmore, Sarah worked as a recruiter for PG&E and later joined the Human Resources office at the University of Rochester.

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree from William Smith College and a J.D. from Syracuse University. She remains committed to supporting diversity in the workplace, and her insights on the matter have been quoted in InsideCounsel magazine.

Jennifer Pawlak

Senior Director

Jennifer Pawlak is a Senior Director at BarkerGilmore. She specializes in recruiting top legal and compliance talent, as well as guiding candidates through all stages of the hiring process, from recruit and assessment to final onboarding.

Jennifer is uniquely aware of candidate’s motivations, and is passionate about helping clients find the perfect fit for their assignments. She understands the inner workings of organizations of all sizes, and has a keen eye for identifying and addressing problems at a project’s early stages.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has assisted clients in major industries, including financial services, consumer products, technology and healthcare, and has advised key C-Suite executives and Human Resources professionals. She also brings international experience, having helped multi-national corporations navigate immigration and employment policies.

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University. She is a volunteer board member in a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to high school students pursuing theater and the arts. She is also actively involved in P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), an international organization that celebrates and supports the advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans.

Amy Feldman

Managing Director, Research

Amy is the Managing Director of Research at BarkerGilmore. She plays an integral role in leading the team’s research initiatives to align with recruiting efforts and client development in key industries.

Amy provides a unique perspective on the procedural aspects of the firm’s research practice. With an extensive background in online database and social science research, she understands the importance of thorough investigation and comparison to identify candidate potential. She also supports the company’s data quality and integrity by acting as database manager.

The foundation of Amy’s expertise is centered on a wide variety of roles in the research, analytics, and data management space, targeting many different areas from international affairs and politics to business and economic development. This proficiency underpins her role in analyzing and reporting on legal and compliance industry trends and in compiling the annual BarkerGilmore Compensation Report.

Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from Elmira College. She is currently a master’s degree candidate at Johns Hopkins University where she studies government analytics and research methods.