Jerry McGrath serves as managing partner and global leader of the Human Resources Practice Group. He manages searches for human resources leaders across a vast array of industries and organizations, and his clients benefit from his more than two decades of global experience in both corporate human resources and executive search. Read more >
Jerry McGrath serves as managing partner and global leader of the Human Resources Practice Group. He manages searches for human resources leaders across a vast array of industries and organizations, and his clients benefit from his more than two decades of global experience in both corporate human resources and executive search.
Prior to joining DHR, Jerry was the leader of Caldwell Partners’ Human Resources Practice and a member of the Financial Services Practice. He joined Caldwell Partners from Korn/Ferry International, where he served as the client relationship manager for a number of the firm’s large global clients, leading executive searches across functions and industries in the Americas and in Europe.
Jerry previously held positions with UBS in the US and Europe. He served as global head of recruiting and development for the investment bank, based in London, England, and was the head of human resources for investment banking in the Americas. He joined UBS from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was head of human resources for investment banking. Prior to this role, he was head of global recruiting as well as vice president of human resources of the U.S. region for MasterCard International. He had also previously worked with Deloitte and Touche, where he was manager of HR planning and development.
Jerry began his corporate career with GTE Corporation, a predecessor firm to Verizon. He spent 10 years in progressive human resources roles culminating with the role of director of executive placement.
Jerry holds a master’s in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s in political science from West Virginia University. < Read less
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Jerry McGrath: Related Material
June 2019 | White Papers
In the current and increasingly competitive business climate, with dynamic and shifting markets and associated customer requirements, the CHRO is one of the essential links to the successful growth and profitability of PE sponsored companies. The top HR officer is at the vortex, with the CEO, in defining and cultivating the culture and driving the talent agenda so critical to meet value creation objectives. More >
April 2019 | Hunt Scanlon Media
Board members often lack experience in executive succession and rely on the skills of a director with a CHRO background to bring that expertise to the CEO recruitment process. That’s where a top HR leader can add tremendous value to boards, says a new report by DHR International. Mike Magsig and Jerry McGrath join Hunt Scanlon to discuss why boards have so few CHROs – and how to recruit them. More >
July 2017 | White Papers
The chief human resource officer plays a critical, impactful and highly influential role in the private sector. Yet surprisingly, in higher education, the position often is not optimally leveraged. More >
March 2017 | White Papers
Private equity investors are placing a greater emphasis on driving operational value in their portfolio companies while, in many cases, holding investments longer. They have also come to realize that executives with the potential to create value and meet aggressive thresholds for investor returns—for the firm, themselves and the management team— are increasingly critical to success. More >
November 2016 | Case Studies
DHR International’s Managing Partner, Global head of Human Resources, Jerry McGrath and, John Trentacoste, Head of New York Office, for Farient Advisors, an executive compensation and corporate governance firm talked about global trends in executive compensation and corporate governance. For the Tristate Chief Human Resources Officers, Compensation and Total Rewards executives in attendance, the session provided some terrific insights regarding the role of Human Resources in compensation and governance beyond borders. More >