Based in Atlanta, Gerard Dash co-leads Raines’ FinTech & Financial Services Practice and specializes in placing CxO, board, and VP-level talent across payments, banking and lending, crypto and blockchain, personal finance, wealthtech, insurance, proptech, and software. Gerard is also part of the Global Software & Technology Practice.
Gerard enjoys discussing the most critical challenges his clients are facing and advising leaders on the best talent solutions. He is especially passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and helps organizations achieve greater gender and ethnic diversity on their leadership teams. Nearly 60% of his placements are from historically underrepresented groups.
The strength of Gerard’s network and partnerships comes from close to a decade of experience leading searches for CEOs, board directors, president/general managers, and functional heads of Finance, Engineering, Data, Product, Marketing, and Sales. He has expertise in building capabilities for early to late-stage VC and PE-backed companies as well as global Fortune 500 companies. He has led searches for clients including Acorns, Capital One, FIS, Intuit, Upstart, and Northwestern Mutual.
Prior to Raines, Gerard was a Principal in the FinTech and Product, Data, and Technology practice at True Search, where he also led the Atlanta office. Before True, Gerard worked with Korn Ferry and Russell Reynolds Associates. He is an avid tennis player and also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Jumpstart and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation.
BA, Davidson College, Political Science