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John Gilmore

Managing Partner

John Gilmore is co-founder and Managing Partner of BarkerGilmore. With over three decades of experience in executive search, John has developed trusted relationships with General Counsel and C-suite leaders across the country. He has unfettered access to the extraordinary talent they seek and an innate ability to identify a substantive and cultural match quickly. With a profound institutional understanding of how in-house legal and compliance departments function most effectively, John has earned a reputation as one of the top executive search consultants for General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer placement.

John is committed to helping his clients build strong and productive legal and compliance departments and is always cognizant of a company’s current situation as well as its future needs throughout the search process. His unparalleled approach to executive search and assessment led him to develop the CustomFitSM method which is employed in every BarkerGilmore search. This innovative approach is a powerful recruiting tool that has consistently resulted in candidate placement with diversity and retention rates well above industry average. John not only assesses technical skills and industry knowledge, but also evaluates elements that are not readily identifiable on a candidate's resume such as cultural fit, emotional intelligence, and the ability to act as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor to the senior management team.

John is regularly featured and/or quoted in industry and business publications, and news programs for his expertise in general counsel and compliance officer trends, succession planning, compensation, and diversity. Most recently, he was interviewed by a national morning television program regarding changes in cybersecurity and the heightened demand for lawyers who specialize in data privacy.

Expertise

Executive Search