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Rick Gerard

Rick Gerard

Rick Girard is the Founder and CEO of Stride Search Inc, an Engaged Search Firm.

He is extremely passionate about helping startup founders win-win the strongest hires to fuel unprecedented company growth!

Rick’s career has kept him laser-focused on building tech startups in the highly competitive Silicon Valley. Over his career, He has helped build more than 200 startups’ teams that have successfully exited. Value and Impact are the two main ingredients brought to every interaction, above and beyond just locating the strongest people. Contrarian in his approach, Rick has flipped the script on engagement and the hiring process to bring a massive competitive advantage to every interaction.

The Author of “Healing Career Wounds”, Rick invented and systematized the Hiring Operating System (HireOS™). The solution for leaders to win the strongest hires by blowing up “best practices’ ‘ with a humanistic, evidence driven, unbiased and time efficient experience.

When not running a school for Gifted Mutants as Professor X, Rick hosts the Hire Power Radio Show & Podcast, a weekly series on LinkedIn Live, which serves as a business leader’s resource to solve their most difficult hiring challenges.

He competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has an affinity for any adrenaline-pumping activity such as surfing, snowboarding, rock climbing and running with scissors.

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Guest Appearances
June 23, 2022

#392: Hire Differently, Hire Better, with Rick Girard

In this episode, Stephanie talks with the author of Healing Career Wounds, Rick Girard, about how to hire and attract the right talent for your company. In addition, learn how employers...