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Herschel Gurley is founder and principal of W.H. Gurley Associates.

Herschel started his career as an industrial engineer in the textile/apparel industry and progressed to Director of Industrial Engineering for multi-site operations of industry-leading vertically integrated manufacturers. Assignments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Virginia as well as travel to Latin America, Asia, and Europe have broadened his professional experience and cross-cultural expertise.

In 1992, after 27 years in corporate and manufacturing environments, Herschel began his career in recruiting. His deep understanding of executive decision making processes and insight into differing corporate cultures have proven valuable to his client companies and candidates.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Herschel was raised in Richmond, Virginia, and earned his engineering degree from Virginia Tech.

Discovering new restaurants and enjoying great food is one of Herschel's favorite pastimes. He welcomes book discussions in his free time and, currently, is reading Good to Great by Jim Collins, Leadership by Rudolph Guilliani and Moby Dick.








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