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NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries, today announced that Boyden’s Board of Directors has selected Trina Gordon as the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Boyden World Corporation also elected Dr. Gerhard Raisig as Chairman.
The Board’s decision further extends Ms. Gordon’s leadership of Boyden, as the first woman to lead a top global executive search firm. Most recently, Ms. Gordon has served as Chairman of the Boyden World Corporation Board and Managing Director of the firm’s Chicago office. Dr. Raisig has served as a Board Member since 2005 and as Managing Partner of Boyden Germany since 1999.
In selecting Ms. Gordon, the Board also recognized her ability to build the firm’s position in important global markets and for successfully leading the firm as Chairman during the most recent economic downturn.
“Our board determined Trina was the best executive to lead Boyden to the next level of our evolution as a global business,” said Dr. Raisig. “Following an extensive and thorough global search process, the board came to the unanimous decision on Trina as our CEO. She possesses a strong understanding of Boyden’s unique culture of client service that has tremendous appeal to great organizations around the world.”
“I am honored to be selected by my Boyden colleagues to lead the firm at a time of tremendous potential global expansion,” said Ms. Gordon. “As leadership and human capital decisions become even more critical for our clients, Boyden is well positioned to extend our commitment to superior client service utilizing our distinctive combination of global and local expertise.”
Ms. Gordon joined Boyden in 1990 and has served as a Board Member since 2001. With more than 25 years of industry experience, she has previously served as a member of the following Boyden Global Practices: Board of Directors, Consumer Products and Human Resources. She has led Board, CEO, COO and other C-suite searches for Fortune 500 and private corporations. Ms. Gordon has keynoted the industry’s largest US conference and has been regularly quoted in major media as a leadership and board expert.
Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 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 www.boyden.com.