George Clanton joined W.H. Gurley Associates in 1997.
George began his career in restaurant management and progressed to general manager and part owner of a franchise group, an interest piqued by a business plan developed while in college. Next, he managed a furniture manufacturing operation and then was recruited to oversee a home décor showroom, which he later acquired and managed independently.
For the five years just prior to beginning his recruitment career, George held the position of vice president of marketing and sales for a technology development company; in this role, he led the firm's successful transition from servicing government contracts to the design, development, and deployment of applied technologies for private industry.
An entrepreneurial vision combined with day-to-day management of line employees and communications with key accounts have provided George with a unique perspective. As a result, he understands the impact of the right person on a company's success and the weightiness of career decisions made by candidates.
A graduate of Averett College, George has lived and worked in Virginia and North Carolina for most of his life.
In his free moments, George enjoys working in his yard, playing golf, reading, dining in fine restaurants, traveling, and getting involved in church-based ministries. His favorite recent read is The Da Vinci Code.