Jay Salem brings over 40 years of senior management experience to GSI Executive Search. He spent 28 years in the information technology sector working with EDS Corporation, where he served multiple roles in the operations area as well as managing Global Human Resource Delivery. During his time at EDS, he served as Director of Recruiting for EDS U.S. serving 80,000 employees with a staff of over 100 in-house recruiters. He also was Division President for the Financial and Insurance Group, supporting account activities for all commercial insurance business, including life, health, and property and casualty. In 1990, he became Managing Director of Global HR Delivery for the $20 billion company. In that role, Jay led a staff of 850 human resources employees worldwide supporting 150,000 EDS employees. In 2002, he became Senior Vice President of the EDS Credit Union where he was responsible for day-to-day operations as well as led the spinoff of the credit union into its own entity in preparation for the sale of EDS to Hewlett Packard.
After retiring from EDS, Jay formed Salem Consulting to provide human capital services to for-profit and nonprofit sectors. As a consultant, he assisted numerous clients in various aspects of HR, including staffing, compensation, benefits, payroll, employee relations, state and federal compliance, acquisitions and transitions, and organizational structure.
Currently Jay serves a dual role as Chief Operating Officer of GSI Executive Search, as well as Principal and Director of the Human Capital Practice for its parent company, Ethos Club & Leisure LLC. In this capacity he provides HR administration and compliance services to the private club and real estate development community.
Jay is a member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He received his Bachelor of Science degrees from North Carolina State University in Chemistry and the University of North Carolina in Pharmacy.