President & CEO
David Gomez has excelled in the Executive Search industry for over 30 years. He has driven his firm, David Gomez Partners, Inc., to INC. 500 fastest-growing status, as well as built two other businesses during his career. As CEO of David Gomez Partners, Inc. Gomez serves his clients by navigating our rapidly changing economy to locate the best senior talent. He was recently applauded by the Executive Search community for spearheading an inclusive methodology that has been recognized as best in class. Under Gomez’s leadership, DGP has established strategic relationships with the nation’s leading companies, providing them with the talent crucial to continued business success.
David’s skill in diversity consulting has earned him a consistent and prominent presence in the pages of national media and trade publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Latino Leaders and Dinero magazines. Gomez’s professional contributions have brought him numerous accolades, including Minorities in Business magazine’s “Entrepreneurial Spirit Award” and Hispanic Business magazine’s “Corporate Elite.” Gomez is a sought-after speaker who brings his entrepreneurial and industry insights to audiences.
David serves on the Executive Committee of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was charged with the responsibility of locating their new CEO. Since he joined the board of the USHCC, the organization has celebrated five years of unprecedented growth
Director of Client Services
Kelly Collins joined DGP as Director of Client Services, to support organizational growth. In this role, she will provide strategic client direction, build new affiliations and maintain existing relationships while ensuring the projects are implemented according to plan.
Kelly has over years 15 years of recruiting experience as well as acquiring and accounts for high-growth organizations. She has successfully developed and implemented recruiting and business development plans to maximize revenue and penetrate market. She has a talent for cultivating candidates and client relationships, quickly resolving issues to facilitate superior service. Kelly is an articulate communicator, able to forge solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders by developing seamless solutions to meet specific needs and wants. She is passionate about creativity and collaboration, a quick and efficient problem solver who pays close attention to detail. Kelly has successfully assisted in the development of strategic workforce programs to deliver exceptional results to many organizations for the last 10 years.
Kelly earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management and continued her education to obtain a Master’s in Psychology. She chose this path because she is passionate about helping others and enjoys being a team player. She has advanced complex problem-solving skills and is well versed in account management, talent acquisition, human resources, strategic initiatives, operations, training and development
Mercedes Burgos-Rosas oversees iterative functions; assisting in the overall development and strategic Human Resources. Most importantly she assists in talent acquisition. Mercedes assists her counterparts at DGP in building teams of professionals that are game-changers at various client organizations.
Mercedes has a diverse background in the areas of project management. strategic human resources planning, risk management, board/governance relations, event planning, healthcare, insurance and real estate. Mercedes is a lead on recruiting efforts for all retained and executive-level searches.
Mercedes is an Alumnus of the University of Illinois at Chicago where she acquired her B.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences with a major in Criminal Justice/Political Science. Mercedes also possesses a master’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management
Director of Finance
Richard Gomez, CPA, is the Finance Director for David Gomez Partners. For the first nine years of his career, Richard practiced at BDO USA, LLP (BDO), with his last position as a Senior Manager in the Chicago Private Equity audit practice. There, Richard served both public and private clients in multiple industries, including private equity/venture capital, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and retail.
Richards specialties include providing real-time financial insights to his clients in order to optimize operational performance, serving as a strategic business partner to help identify business risks and managing a diverse portfolio of clients that require creative assistance.
Richard is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, and CFA Institute. He holds a B.A. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign