MEET OUR TEAM

Phil Gérard

MBA, President & CEO

Phil was a fundraiser for over a decade before becoming a recruiter. His experience as a fundraiser is a strong advantage for Gerard Search and for you. We understand the nonprofit sector as insiders. We do not only know it we are part the community. Phil raised close to $20 million in his career. He understands fundraising best practices, speaks the language, and knows the challenges that professionals in the field face and what they are looking for in a rewarding career.

Siobhan Aspinall

CFRE, Talent Manager

Siobhan has been fundraising for 19 years for non-profit organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, the David Suzuki Foundation and United Way. She is currently the Director of Philanthropy at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, working primarily in major gifts. She teaches three fundraising courses at the BC Institute of Technology, is active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Mentorship Program, and is the chair of the board of Pivot Legal Society. She holds a BA in languages from UBC, an Associate Certificate in Fundraising Management from BCIT, and the Certified Fundraising Executive designation.

Gabriela Nieto

MBA, Office Administrator

She is the glue that holds everything together at Gerard Search. Gabriela has strong experience in administration and finance in the banking and in the post-secondary education sectors. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey).

Gabriela Arroyo

Talent Manager & VP Latin America

Gaby has a background of over 8 years in people management and career development within the Technology Industry. She is experienced in career pathing, development planning and performance management. Her coaching and recruiting experience are a powerful combination to help our clients and candidates find the perfect match.

José Manuel Cendejas

BE, Head of Technology

With over ten years of experience in information technology, JM is perfectly positioned to ensure that our client’s user experience is a positive one. He has been in senior positions with such renowned companies as IBM and Oracle. JM has an Engineering degree from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO).