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Managing Director, Recruiting

BarkerGilmore is a boutique firm recognized by CEOs, boards, and executives as best-in-class legal and compliance executive search consultants, advisors, and leadership coaches. With a network of advisors and recruiters spanning the United States, BarkerGilmore’s client roster includes leading consumer, energy, financial, healthcare, industrial, and technology companies.

Our niche concentration affords us access to a specialized network of talent, and we have established the relationships that allow us to identify the best legal and compliance professionals for any assignment. We pride ourselves on being able to provide the highest standard of service and on establishing meaningful and long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Position Overview

This is a role that will draw on your deep market or functional knowledge to the full degree, and which will enable you to hone your skills in a business that is driven by excellence. The Managing Director position at BarkerGilmore is seen as a developmental position on the path toward Partner. Do well, and you will have the opportunity to advance to a role where you will be directly responsible for an industry or functional practice. You will achieve that level by successfully securing and executing search assignments brought into the firm by you or one of our Partners. As a Managing Director, you will oversee the entire search execution process, from candidate identification to client management. Your deep market or functional knowledge and ability to deliver exceptional client service will ensure you quickly become known for your outstanding client satisfaction ratings, placement ratios, and market expertise. It will also ensure that you make the transition to Partner level sooner rather than later.

Key Responsibilities

The Managing Director will play a leading role in developing new business and be responsible for executing engagements, including: 

  • Drive new business with prospective clients and develop relationships in a specific industry sector or function.
  • Work with hiring managers to scope search assignments by obtaining information that clearly defines the specifics of the job, including the responsibilities, requirements, compensation, company culture, etc.
  • Effectively evaluate candidate qualifications by conducting thorough interviews.

Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of business experience.
  • An undergraduate degree with strong academic achievement required; J.D. or MBA preferred
  • Experience as a lawyer, compliance professional, sales professional, or consultant is ideal.
  • Very strong people skills: ability to communicate, influence, and build rapport with executives.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in the legal industry is desired.
  • Experience recruiting senior executives is a plus.


A competitive compensation package, including base salary and bonus, as well as medical, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing will be provided.

Why not learn more about everything we have to offer? Innovative services, talented colleagues, continuous growth, and clients who are true industry leaders. You will find all this and more when you join our team at BarkerGilmore.