Tony Gerbino, Director
Tony Gerbino joined Townsend Search Group in 2010 and has successfully recruited emerging leaders and senior-level executives. He has completed engagements in disciplines including private equity, investment banking, corporate development, corporate finance and accounting.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Michigan State University and began his career in financial services at UBS in New York. Tony then became an Associate at Spencer Trask Ventures, a boutique private equity and venture capital firm that invests in healthcare, consumer, specialty chemical and ingredient companies.
Tony brings more than 10 years of experience in Executive Search. Preceding Townsend Search Group, he worked for a national professional services firm that provided permanent staffing, consulting and outsourcing solutions to a myriad of organizations from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Tony brings lasting partnerships and trust earned through integrity, priding himself on always doing the right thing, when no one is watching. He also keeps himself reliably available to the people and clients he serves.
“I enjoy making a personal connection with people and having impact on their lives. Successful, lasting unions take an investment of time to understand both the requisite background and the intangibles of the client and candidates. Integrating the needs of both will bring together a cohesive union. When I visit a client and encounter many people there whom I’ve placed, there is gratification to see their success and how it’s positively impacting the company. You feel a part of it.”
Tony enjoys spending time with his family, watching his children’s sports, time with friends, history and music.
I enjoy making a personal connection with people and having impact on their lives. Successful, lasting unions take
an investment of time to understand both the requisite background and the intangibles of the client and candidates. Integrating the needs of both will bring together a cohesive unit. When I visit a client and encounter many people there whom I’ve placed, there is gratification to see their success and how it’s positively impacting the company.
You feel a part of it.”
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ABOUT TONY’S JOURNEY
MORE ABOUT TONY’S UNIQUE JOURNEY
Tony’s upbringing taught many values that he holds in high regard including the building of strong, meaningful relationships, being relatable to people from all walks of life, being determined, accountable and task-oriented and learning through listening. Tony’s grandfather owned a heating and ventilation business and had mastery of many things mechanical. He built his own homes, sharing those mechanical skills with Tony, but also his business and relationship acumen. Before turning 16, Tony had already helped restore 1953 and 1966 Chevy pickup trucks. Tony’s example was to be self-sufficient and industrious; he was a paperboy at 11 and as a teen worked numerous jobs including landscaping, fast-food, grocery and consumer retail.
At age 12, Tony accompanied his grandfather to his investment advisor, beginning his interest and education about financial markets. This interest led him to pursue a finance degree at Michigan State. Tony’s hometown was demographically and socioeconomically diverse, making him artful at finding common ground with anybody. The search profession taps into that fundamental understanding of people and abilities to reach deep to find a candidate’s purpose.
As a child, Tony developed an interest in history, world news and politics sparked by early reading of World Book encyclopedias about foreign countries and epochal events. He is an avid reader whose interests include the Civil War, World War II and presidential history. Fiercely devoted to family, Tony stepped in as custodian of his aging grandmother after his grandfather passed and for five years until she passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.
Tony volunteers at his church and with its Catechism program to set the example for his kids’ spiritual and moral growth. He enjoys working on his house, music, watching his children’s sports, vacationing with his family and hanging out with friends.
STRANGE BUT TRUE
Tony is an aficionado of bad TV. He proudly owns all 14 seasons of the television series “Dallas” that premiered in 1978.