I Grew up in the San Fernando Valley, attended UCLA, fell in love with the weather and culture on the west side and have lived here ever since. Founded AMI Network in 2010, at the ripe age of 24. It’s been an incredible journey growing the business from my parents garage into a top 10% search firm in the United States. Watching the team grow, develop and continue to excel has been an incredibly gratifying feeling and thinking about growth plans over the next 5-10 years are the reason I wake up at night!
I joined AMI Network on a sunny Santa Monica morning in April 2016. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to play a part in growing our firm from two bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 20-somethings in to a process-driven, top-10% Executive Search firm. I get a strange satisfaction from the challenge of helping our clients make a “needle in a haystack” hire, but that’s just part of what gets me out of bed in the morning. Easily the most rewarding part of my role at AMI is building a remarkable place for our team to work and providing an opportunity for them to grow and prosper.
Garry and his family enjoy volunteering and have worked with a number of youth organizations over the years, including founding Sports in the Park, which offers a safe and consistent space for underserved youth to play and grow. In his free time, Garry enjoys road trips that are too long, hiking, traveling, learning, and serving with his wife and three kids.
On a personal note, I proudly wear the hat of a dog mom to a lively 2-year-old terrier mutt named Buddy! When I’m not on pup duty, you’ll often find me embarking on adventures with my friends and family. While my roots are firmly planted in Orange County, CA, life’s journey has now led me to the intriguing landscape of the Arizona desert. Adapting to this new chapter is a gradual but exciting process.
When I’m not busy putting out fires and ensuring smooth operations at AMI Network, you can often find me at Trader Joe’s or taking a meeting on my way out to the airport to explore the next cool spot on my bucket list.
A fun fact about me is that my entire family is from South Africa. I have gotten to travel there pretty frequently – my sister and most of my extended family still live in South Africa. I would highly recommend the wine route in Stellenbosch for the best wine tastings in the world!
I love what I do here at AMI Network, the real reason I enjoy my job is because of the amazing humans I get the pleasure of working with every day. I grew up in a very small town in Northern California, and had 5 goats and 3 horses! Still not sure how I wound up in Los Angeles, but I’m loving it here.
When I’m not working hard to solve your staffing challenges, I love spending time with my amazing husband and 9-year-old son. We’re an adventurous family and you can usually find us outside, either hanging by the pool, having a bonfire, or exploring the great outdoors in our camper! We’re currently trying to convince my husband that we need a dog, but we’ll see how that goes!
I was born and raised in a military family, and was fortunate to live all across the world. My definition of “home” is a little different from most. I call “home” California, North Carolina and Germany, where I spent most of my childhood. Currently, I live in Southern California! I attended San Diego State to obtain a business degree and the University of La Verne for my MBA. In my free time, I enjoy working out, traveling and spending time with family!
My wife and I are currently traveling the U.S. in a big blue converted school bus; enjoying the outdoors, ALL the food, live music, and an endless summer with our 2 dogs (Detroit & Rockie) and our cat (Otis). Ask me about my favorite camping and surfing spots or how my golf swing is coming along (spoiler alert- not well.)