Boyden Global Executive Search Announces New International Board of Directors

Firm expands commitment to diverse thought leadership and regional perspective

Boyden, a global leader in executive search with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries, announced today the shareholder election of John Ellis, David Gallagher and Robert Travis to its international Board of Directors.

Mr. Ellis currently serves as Managing Partner of Boyden’s London office, Mr. Gallagher is the firm’s Global Consumer Products/Retail Practice Leader and Mr. Travis is a Managing Director in the firm’s Calgary office.

Each of the new directors will serve two-year terms beginning in April. Dr. Gerhardt Raisig was elected to a second term as well, a testament to his strong leadership and guidance in helping Boyden achieve its strong global integration and record revenues.

John, David, Gerhard and Robert will bring Boyden’s global board great expertise, talent and technical knowledge,” said Chris Clarke, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “We are committed to providing the best service and execution in executive search and that includes diverse thought leadership and regional perspective.”

Trina Gordon, Managing Director of the firm’s Chicago office; Marc Lamy, Managing Partner of Boyden France; and Dinesh Mirchandani, Managing Director of Boyden India, were re-elected as Directors to two-year terms in 2006.

New Board Member, John Ellis: Mr. Ellis is Managing Partner of Boyden London and he specializes in recruiting board-level positions across several industry sectors. Prior to joining Boyden, he was the founding member of a leading UK boutique, which was merged with another top global search firm in 2001. In 1994, Mr. Ellis first moved into executive search with a top tier firm, becoming a Principal at that firm's International Technology and Professional Services Practice. Mr. Ellis began his career with IBM where he spent eleven years in sales, consultancy and senior management positions. Mr. Ellis attended The City University in London.

New Board Member, David Gallagher: Mr. Gallagher is Boyden’s Global Consumer Products/ Retail Practice Leader and he is Managing Director of the firm’s Atlanta office. Previously, he was Managing Partner of another leading search firm’s Atlanta, Tampa and London offices. With more than 25 years management experience, Mr. Gallagher has been active in executive search since 1990 in the consumer, hospitality, leisure, retail, and entertainment sectors. Mr. Gallagher practice includes CEO, CFO, COO and board member searches for Fortune 100 corporations and emerging growth enterprises. A significant piece of his practice includes multi country assignments. Prior to executive search, Mr. Gallagher was VP, Sales & Marketing, Coca-Cola Fountain Division and Vice President, Sales, Pepsi Cola. He served as a Board Member of the International Food Service Manufacturers Association. He is a Board Member of the Vinings Club. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Charleston and  served in the United States Army in Southeast Asia as a Company Commander.

Re-elected Board Member, Dr. Gerhard Raisig: Dr. Gerhard Raisig has been Managing Partner Boyden in Frankfurt since 1999, after a strong tenure as a Partner of another world leading global executive search company. In 1992 Gerhard J. Raisig served at Milupa AG in Friedrichsdorf, as board member where he was responsible for Personnel and Law Division of the European group. Prior to Milupa, he was Head of Human Resources of  Günther-Quandt-Haus in Bad Homburg. Previously, Dr. Raisig served as Director and in charge of HR Management related to the Quandt-family’s group of companies. He started his professional career as Personnel Specialist of a German holding company before he headed Personnel Management of Mouson Cosmetic GmbH in Frankfurt/Main. He studied Humanities at the Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe University, where he earned his Doctorate in Philosophy.

New Board Member, Robert Travis: Mr. Travis joined Boyden in 1996. Under his direction, the Calgary office provides one the most effective and well networked client services in Canada's executive search community. His primary areas of focus include the energy, manufacturing, technology and transportation sectors. He currently manages search for several Fortune 100 and 500 accounts. Mr. Travis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. He is currently a Co-Chairman of the Calgary Area United Way cabinet, a member of CHRA and on the board of directors for Media, Inc.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at