GordonLink: professional coaching in the 'art of the job hunt'

Gloria Gordon
Job Hunt Coach · Executive Search Consultant

Consultant providing coaching in the "Art of the Job Hunt" as well as Executive Search services. Former corporate executive with diverse business and technology leadership in premier multinationals including A.T. Kearney, Xerox, Citicorp and Exxon.

  • Business development and project execution abilities across broad range of industries, company size.

  • Straightforward people person with exceptional collaborative, consulting and communication skills.

  • Management strength to build successful teams and coach individuals.

  • International and multi-cultural experience in strategic planning, corporate and individual consulting, and leading change.

  • Sincere desire to help people; credible and pragmatic approach.

Professional Experience

GordonLink, Los Angeles, CA 2002 - present

  • Founded consultancy in the "art of the job hunt" to assist individuals seeking new positions. Client base has included senior executive management across a broad range of positions and industries.

  • Affiliated with top-notch Los Angeles boutique executive search firm. Provide business development and search execution. Specialist in Technology Executives.

A.T. Kearney, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
1995 - 2002

Vice President, Executive Search
  • Specialist in technology-related executive search. Responsible for business development through full project execution. Collaborated with colleagues across industries and global accounts.

  • National client base included major multinationals as well as smaller organizations in financial services, high technology, consumer products, manufacturing, education, utilities, retail and professional services. Clients included EDS, Toyota, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Comerica Bank, Cummins Engine, UCLA, Provident Mutual, Norwest, Charles Schwab, LA Cellular.

  • Placed executives in CxO, general management, information technology, e-business, marketing, sales, and professional services functions.

  • "Rookie of the Year" - 1996.

Xerox, El Segundo, CA
1992 - 1995

Divisional Information Officer
    Reported to Division President and served on Executive Committee for a $2 billion high-end printing systems division. Member Xerox worldwide IT Council setting corporate directions for strategic technology deployment, global business process change, cost redirection, and outsourcing.

Citicorp, New York, NY
1984 - 1992

Vice President, Emerging Technologies
    Established group to apply advanced technologies within consumer banking. Focused on artificial intelligence, imaging, workflow automation, neural networks, and object-oriented development.

Vice President, Systems Integration
    Responsible for investment bank trading system applications, technologies, architecture and integration. Partnered with Quotron to customize and commercialize an equities trading system for the Bank's bond trading environment.

Vice President, Corporate Technology Office
    Internal consultant to Citicorp policy committee and several global businesses. Developed and exported auditable technology management policies and standards. Presented IT Management Courses worldwide to non-IT senior executives.

Smith Barney, New York, NY
1983 - 1984

Vice President, Advanced Technology
    Established and led advanced technology group. Managed Brokerage Information System new technology initiative providing in-branch financial services, market data feeds, and sales support services to 2,000 account executives. Led deployment of PCs and networks throughout firm.

Exxon Corp., NY, Belgium, NJ
1970 - 1983

Manager, Technology Services, Exxon International
    Directed group responsible for division-wide support of PCs, networks, new technologies, application development methods and tools, database systems, and telecommunications.

Manager, Applications, Esso Belgium (two year foreign assignment)
    Managed applications development supporting sales/marketing. Responsible for strategic planning through implementation.

Systems Advisor, Computer Sciences Division
    "THE" Exxon expert in database technology. Established and propagated advanced methodologies. Consulted with affiliate companies in 15 countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia

    BA Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    Graduate study in Computer Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Professional Activities and Affiliations
    Society for Information Management (SIM), Executive Board, Southern California Chapter
    UCLA IS Associates, Executive Board
    Organization of Women Executives, Executive Board
    Pepperdine University School of Business, Guest Lecturer
    Published articles in IBM's Beyond Computing magazine on "Coaching" and "Managing Your Image"

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