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.