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Gary Dempsey

Gary Dempsey


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Gary Dempsey


Gary is an executive search consultant. Primarily in consumer & retail, he has built a global network among leading companies.

Multilingual and multicultural, his success is rooted in talent management and team building within an international business development context. Thus his talent solutions aim squarely at strategic objectives.

Professional Focus

  • More than 25 years’ experience as an executive and consultant focused on global account development and management in major markets in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America
  • Strong capabilities in recruitment and talent development, C-suite relationship building, business strategy development, international and cross-functional team building and management
  • Specialized expertise in global sales, marketing and category development; supply chain, logistics and packaging; food/beverage, flavor, specialty chemicals and food ingredient sectors
  • Fluent in English, French and German, with working knowledge of Spanish

Business Expertise

  • Owner and Principal of GKD International Consulting
  • Vice President, Global Account Development at Doehler Group
  • Senior Director – Global Key Accounts at Symrise
  • Director, International Business Development for Givaudan; prior roles included Regional Account Manager – Europe, General Manager – France, and International Area Manager
  • Earlier management roles in the food & beverage and specialty chemicals sectors

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Consumer & Retail
  • Industrial

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

Additional Expertise

  • Consumer Products
  • Logistics/Supply Chain
  • Professional Services

Education & Certifications

  • M.Sc. Economics from London School of Economics, England
  • BA from Miami University, Ohio
  • Advanced Diploma, German Language from Goethe Institute, Berlin

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