Boyden Names Gary Claus as Partner in Pittsburgh
Boyden, a global leader in executive search, announced that Gary Claus, well-known for his expertise in financial and professional services, has joined the firm as a Partner in its Pittsburgh office.
“Gary’s wealth of experience in the financial services sector and his more recent experience in executive search make him a valuable addition to our U.S. team,” said Thomas Flannery, Leader of Boyden’s Board Services Practice in North America and Managing Partner at Boyden Pittsburgh. “He adds a new dimension to our capabilities and is a highly respected member of the Western Pennsylvania business community. We’re very happy that he chose to join Boyden.”
Most recently, Mr Claus served eight years as a managing director with a leading independent executive search firm, where he specialized in placement of senior-level executives in the financial, accounting, human resources, sales/marketing and legal sectors. His clients have included industrial, transportation, professional services and other organizations.
Prior to his career in executive search, Mr Claus served in a variety of leadership roles over three decades with PwC, including Global Leader of Human Resources for Tax, Regional Quality and Risk Management Leader, and Tax Practice Leader in Pittsburgh. He also has served as Adjunct Tax Instructor at PwC, where he continues as part of the firm’s faculty.
In the boardroom, since 2011, he has been a Director of First Commonwealth Financial, where his responsibilities include serving on the Audit Committee and Compensation and Human Resources Committee. In addition, since 2013, Mr Claus has served as a director of Sauereisen, a Pittsburgh-based company, and one the world’s top corrosion-resistant materials manufacturers.
Mr Claus’s extensive community leadership roles have included Chair, Price Waterhouse Retired Partners Organizing Committee; Chair, Board of Trustees, Robert Morris University; Board Member, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium (Board Chair 2005-2009); and Board Member of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Board Chair 2007-2009).
Mr Claus holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, cum laude, from Robert Morris University and is CPA licensed in Pennsylvania.
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