Brian McGowan serves as Managing Director in the firm’s Atlanta office. He is a member of the Consumer, Industrial, and Healthcare Practice Groups.
Mr. McGowan offers nearly three decades of consumer goods and executive search experience, and his approach to consulting consists of helping clients think through strategic solution alternatives to achieving their vision and delivering the leadership teams capable of making an immediate and sustainable impact. His clients range from Fortune 50 market leaders to equity-back growth companies.
Prior to joining DHR International, Mr. McGowan founded Aquinas Search Partners where he completed over 350 executive search assignments. Before that he was a partner and consultant with two other global executive search firms. He has led search projects on a global basis and offers well developed senior management expertise across consumer oriented businesses, healthcare, and industrial markets.
Before entering executive search, Mr. McGowan acquired his marketing and business development expertise in both corporate and entrepreneurial settings. He spent 14 years in the consumer packaged goods industry at The Coca-Cola Company and Campbell Soup Company, where he developed a strong reputation for identifying and creating new business ventures, products, and channels. Additionally, he has built and commercialized two successful start-up companies.
Mr. McGowan is an active author and contributing speaker focusing his topics towards the needs of aspiring career minded executives. He has a M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor’s degree from Grove City College. Mr. McGowan and his wife, Christine, reside in Atlanta with their five sons.Committee: Marketing