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Gary Kastenbaum


His senior HR expertise gives him unique insight, which he leverages to deliver high-impact results for a diverse client roster.

Professional Focus

  • Extensive experience in international executive search, sales leadership and human resources management
  • Member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences and Human Resources Practices
  • Focuses on C-suite roles in a range of industries
  • Specific expertise in sales leadership assignments
  • Sector-specific expertise in industrial, as well as professional and financial services (advisory, audit and tax, insurance, risk management, wealth management), technology (consumer electronics, high tech electronics and instrumentation), pharmaceuticals (drug development and manufacturing), and medical devices
  • Specializes in candidate assessment, management consulting, executive coaching, executive-level search engagements and succession planning

Business Expertise

  • Managing Director for another international executive search firm
  • Chief Human Resources Officer for the advisory practice and member of the executive leadership team at KPMG
  • Senior human resources leadership roles at BASF, Abbott Laboratories, Ohmeda Medical Devices, Sociétée Générale de Surveillance, Bowne Global Solutions, and Hughes Aircraft Company

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

Global Cross-Functional Practices

  • Human Resources

Additional Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Professional Services
  • Technology

Education & Certifications

  • BS in education and psychology from the City University of New York
  • Certified Myers-Briggs facilitator (ESTJ)
  • Hay-trained competency developer

Affiliations & Awards

  • Provides pro bono HR consulting to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Awarded the Charles Lee Hamilton Tribute Award by Morris Habitat


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