Richard M. Farrell, President

Dick is the founding principal of GSI Executive Search leading the successful searches of senior level management within the private club, resort, and community development sectors. He has a diverse hospitality management background that encompasses over 30 years of experience as an executive in the hospitality and executive search in industries.

His experience includes:

  • Former President and CEO of a Tampa Bay based Development Company; developed two planned communities featuring 2200 residences, a commercial office park, 54 holes of golf and a world acclaimed  tennis academy and resort.    
  • Former President of a Florida based publicity traded developer of multiple large scale planned golf communities in Florida.
  • Senior Vice President of Nicklaus-Sierra Development; nationally acclaimed developer of country club communities in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, Baton Rogue, New Orleans and Tampa.
  • Former founding principal and CEO of Pinnacle Golf, Inc; management and development company of golf clubs.
  • Graduate of Florida State University.
  • Past Board Member of the Seminole Booster’s.
  • Past Vice President of the FSU Alumni Association.          
  • Former member of the Young President's Organization.
  • Member of the “Leadership Florida” Alumni.
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute.
  • Member of the Association of Florida Community Developers.
  • Member of National Club Association.

GSI Executive Search


Executive Search Services for the Private Club & Hospitality Industries

Tampa Bay Office
Richard M. Farrell
(727) 366-0487
Tampa, FL

St. Louis Office
Scott McNett
(314) 854-1321
St. Louis, MO

Northeast Office
Daniel J. Farrell, CCM
(518) 852-0986
Northeast U.S.

Washington DC Office
Sharlyn Moore, Ph.D.
(540) 323-3388
Washington DC Office
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