Jerry McGrath is a Partner with August Leadership, a global executive search firm in New York. He manages searches for human resources leaders across a vast array of industries and organizations, and his clients benefit from his three decades of global experience in both corporate human resources and executive search.
Prior to joining August Leadership, Mr. McGrath was the Managing Partner of the Global HR Practice at DHR International where he joined in 2013. His search career began 2002 at Korn/Ferry International, where he served as the client relationship manager for a number of the firm’s large global clients, leading executive searches across functions and industries in the Americas and in Europe.
Mr. McGrath previously held positions with UBS in the US and Europe. He served as global head of recruiting and development for the investment bank, based in London, England, and was the head of human resources for investment banking in the Americas. He joined UBS from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was head of human resources for investment banking. Prior to this role, he was head of global recruiting as well as vice president of human resources of the U.S. region for MasterCard International. He had also previously worked with Deloitte and Touche, where he was manager of HR planning and development.
Mr. McGrath began his corporate career with GTE Corporation, a predecessor firm to Verizon. He spent 10 years in progressive human resources roles culminating with the role of director of executive placement.
Mr. McGrath holds a master’s in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s in political science from West Virginia University.