Gavan Day serves as Vice President, European Talent Acquisition and is based in DHR International’s European headquarters in Amsterdam. He implements and executes the firm’s strategy of growth by identifying and retaining Europe’s top executive search consultants.
Prior to this role, he served as Vice President, Acquisitions in the Internal/Corporate Recruiting department. He was responsible for identifying acquisition opportunities throughout Europe, Latin America and North America. In this position Gavan played an integral role in the strategic development of DHR International by actively identifying and completing the acquisition of four executive retained search firms. Previously, he served as Director, Talent Acquisition where he recruited and retained Executive Vice Presidents, Practice Leaders and Managing Directors for DHR’s European and North American offices.
Gavan joined DHR International as an Associate based in the St. Louis office in 2008. In this role he managed the research and execution for executive level assignments. He has completed numerous C-Level, President and functional Vice President global assignments across several industries with a strong focus in Industrial, Consumer, Advanced Technology and Education. Prior to DHR International Gavan worked in boutique recruiting firms for three years.
Gavan holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University where he received his degree in Marketing Management. While attending college, he studied international business abroad at FH Schmalkalden in Germany.