Richard “Dick” Farrell founded GSI Executive Search more than 20 years ago with the singular mission of serving the private club industry as its premier provider of executive search and placement services. Dick was among the executive search industry’s most recognized and respected figures in private club circles. Under his leadership, the firm participated in over 800 searches.

Leveraging deep experience, intellect, perseverance, diligence and skill, Dick set GSI on its current trajectory for long-term growth and success.

Dick gained many of the crucial skills needed to succeed as a private club executive search professional through the diverse leadership roles he played in the real estate development field, including Bardmoor Golf and Tennis, PGI Developers, Nicklaus-Sierra Development, and Pinnacle Golf, Inc., which he founded.

Dick was a graduate of Florida State University. As a devoted Seminole alumnus, he proudly served as a Board Member of the Seminole Boosters Club and Vice President of the FSU Alumni Association. Active in his industry and his community, he was a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Young President’s Organization, Leadership Florida Alumni, the Association of Florida Community Developers, and Rotary International.

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