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GSI Executive Search appoints David J. Robinson, CCM, Principal

May 2, 2022

Club Industry Veteran to Focus on Executive Search Services in Northern California, Hawaii, and the Northwest

DALLAS, TEXAS – GSI Executive Search, an Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance company and one of the nation’s leading recruitment firms specializing in placements for the private club and hospitality industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of David J. Robinson, CCM, as Principal.

Based in San Francisco, California, Robinson brings more than 35 years of experience in all areas of the hospitality field to his role at GSI Executive Search, including operations, management, sales management, sales, and marketing. His primary area of expertise is private club management, and he most recently served as General Manager at the San Francisco Yacht Club. Prior to that, he held numerous GM positions at reputable clubs across the country, including the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu, Hawaii; Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California; Key Biscayne Yacht Club in Key Biscayne, Florida, where he also served as Chief Operating Officer; Milwaukee Yacht Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Five Seasons Country Club in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also served as Assistant General Manager at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.

As a Principal with GSI Executive Search, Robinson will focus on executive search services in Northern California, Hawaii, and the Northwest to include: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming.

“One of the things that sets GSI Executive Search apart from other executive search firms is our depth in the private club and hospitality industry. We continually strive to expand our network, enhance our knowledge of the industry, and build our team of professionals, in order to best serve our clients,” says Bob Jones, President of GSI Executive Search. “David’s diverse experience as a General Manager strengthens our team of search consultants and enhances our ability to provide hands-on operational experience to all aspects of a club’s talent acquisition.”

"GSI Executive Search is known throughout the industry for their honesty, integrity, and consistent responsiveness to client needs at all stages of the executive search process,” says Robinson. “I am honored to be joining a team with such high standards and look forward to being part of their rapid growth and long-term success.”

As a member of the Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance of Companies, GSI Executive Search offers current and future clients unprecedented single-source access to top operational consulting, human capital management, and legal advisory and executive placement services that otherwise would only be available through separate engagements.


About GSI Executive Search

GSI Executive Search, an Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance Company, is a full-service executive search firm serving the private club and hospitality industries throughout the U.S. The firm's hands-on, thorough, and results-oriented approach has led to successful placements for over 27 years with more than 800 client clubs/organizations and over 1200 search assignments. For more information, visit

David J. Robinson, CCM
Principal, GSI Executive Search