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Gerry Cromwell, Founder

Gerry is the founder of the company. He started the company in 2002 after spending more years than he’d care to remember in the high tech business. Gerry is now retired and no longer actively recruiting. He is, however,​present​ to provide mentorship to the overall management, strategy, and direction of the business. Affectionately called “Coach” by the TCGPM team, his retirement strategy was taken from the book by Brett Favre, Knowing Precisely When to Retire.

Gerry and his wife Jan, have two grown children and four grandchildren. They both enjoy traveling extensively. Gerry’s passion is golf. His claim to fame is playing Augusta National Golf Club, The Olympic Club in San Francisco, and Kiawah Island Golf Resort—all in the span of five days. His other proud accomplishment is scoring three holes-in-one in the last five years.

His business career included stints at Oracle Corp, Data General (now EMC), Unisys, and a number of smaller organizations. One of his more interesting experiences was leading Data General Japan in Tokyo for four years.

Following the tragedy that occurred on 9/11/2001, he decided the time was right to leave the high tech industry and embark on a new business journey that culminated with starting The Cromwell Group, an executive recruiting business with a different twist. In his previous executive positions, he experienced many less than professional encounters with search firms. With that experience, it was his desire to create something different—a firm where the employees were well rewarded for superior results, where clients and candidates were to be treated with the utmost respect, and where professionalism, strong character, and integrity would permeate the business climate.

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