GBCVB selects SearchWide Global to recruit new CEO

July 16, 2018
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The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) announced today that it has selected SearchWide Global to recruit candidates to be interviewed for its next Chief Executive Officer.  Current GBCVB President & CEO Patrick B. Moscaritolo announced in June that he will be retiring on February 14, 2019, after nearly three decades leading the Bureau. SearchWide Global is a national executive recruitment firm recognized for its exemplary work in identifying candidates for senior executive roles in the hospitality and travel industry. SearchWide Global recently conducted a search for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to fill the agency’s vacant General Manager position. 

Larry Cancro, Chairman of the GBCVB Board, lauded SearchWide Global for its “exceptional reputation in the area of executive recruitment for CVBs across the country.  We know that SearchWide Global will give us a vigorous and comprehensive search that will deliver to our Board a formidable list of candidates to consider,” said Cancro.

GBCVB Vice-Chair Jim Carmody, who as Chair of the Bureau’s Strategic Planning Committee has led the search for the Bureau’s next CEO, noted that “SearchWide Global brought to the table a comprehensive team led by their President & CEO for this specific search.  They have demonstrated their ability to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive search providing a slate of candidates rich in diversity and talent; their references were exceptional in that regard. We look forward to working with SearchWide Global to find the next leader for Boston’s visitor industry,” Carmody added.

SearchWide Global CEO Mike Gamble looks forward to partnering with the Bureau. “SearchWide Global is delighted to be selected to handle the very important search for the city of Boston and the Boston CVB. We understand the significance of this placement for the community and look forward to finding their next leader.” 

Bureau CEO Patrick Moscaritolo praised the efforts of the Bureau’s Strategic Planning Committee that led to the selection of SearchWide Global.  “Our Committee and our Committee Chair, Jim Carmody, conducted a transparent, thorough and comprehensive process which identified SearchWide Global as the best of the best to assist our Board in selecting a CEO,” said Moscaritolo.