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David Gomez Partners

Your Diversity Executive Search Partner

Since 1978, Gomez Partners has delivered top tier talent and solutions.  Gomez Partners approaches the executive search process with diligence, focusing on diversity and inclusion.

Our Process

Finding the right candidate can be tough.  With more than 40 years in executive search consulting, our trusted proprietary Gomez Partners S.E.A.R.C.H. Process has laid a solid foundation of diverse candidate selection success that builds business and yields real solutions.


We honor accountability and exceed expectations, with our sights on a bright future ahead.


We leverage our inhouse technology to its highest capabilities, ensuring a diversified and successful executive search every time.


Ethical leadership is a key factor to building thriving relationships. We build strong relationships with clients and candidates by applying transparency to our search process.


Effective and reciprocal communication is the leading factor to building thriving relationships. Gomez Partners keeps your team abreast on all search developments, updates, and solutions.


We honor accountability and exceed expectations, with our sights on a bright future ahead.


Our code of honesty puts your team at ease in knowing you organization receives the very best recruitment services available.

Your Trusted Talent Acquisition Partner

Years Average Placement Rate
Years of Executive Search Experience
1 +
Successful Executive Roles Filled
1 +
Average candidates sourced per search/role
Organizational, Behavioral, & Cultural assessments conducted
3 +
Placement Rate
1 %
Network of Top Industry Professionals
1 M+
More Diverse Candidate Pool
1 %

Our Services

For decades, Gomez Partners has been selected as a firm of choice for some of the nation’s largest companies, institutions, and organizations.

Executive Search Pioneers

Diversity Career Advocates

Business Solution Experts

Team Development Specialists

With a combined executive search experience of 75+ years, Gomez Partners is the leader in C-Suite Executive searches and hires.

In every candidate and organization we work with, we are relentless diversity advocates, fighting for fair and equal professional opportunities for all. 

Business is built on great people.  Gomez Partners applies years of combined experience to find the right solutions for your unique hiring challenges.

Our team specializes in building teams.  Our proven track record of building teams of C-Suite executives that understand and are committed to your organization’s vision.

Located in the Chicagoland area, Gomez Partners specializes in national executive search consulting

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Meet Our Team

David Gomez

President & CEO

A steadfast visionary leader, David Gomez has been serving the Executive Search Industry as a leader of leaders since founding Gomez Partners in 1978. A first-generation Mexican immigrant, David comes from humble beginnings, fueling the ambition that catapulted him to business success. Overcoming racial and financial barriers that stalled his progress, David leaned on his strengths to navigate his path to reaching his dreams.

Richard M. Gomez, CPA

Director of Finance & Operations

Driven with a passion for small business management and entrepreneurship, Richard Gomez serves as the Director of Finance & Operations for Gomez Partners. Completing his higher education credentials at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science in Accounting.

With more than 13 years of experience in recruiting and business finance, Richard specializes in optimizing operational performance, financial budget management, and identifying and mitigating risks.

Carrie Ann Dickson

Managing Director

Born and raised in Texas, Carrie Ann Dickson migrated to Illinois to pursue higher education and professional growth. Attending Lake Forest College, Carrie Ann maximized her college experience by earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double minor in English Literature and Theatre.

Carrie Ann has over 15 years of experience in recruiting and acquiring accounts for high-growth organizations.

Michelle O’Kennard, MHS

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Michelle O’Kennard serves as the Director of Marketing & Business Development for Gomez Partners. A Chicago native, she is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), earning her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and later earned her Master’s degree from Governors State University with a focus on Addiction Studies. An established marketing and branding expert, Michelle brings 10+ years of entrepreneurship and business consulting experience to the DGP Team.

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