To our clients, candidates, colleagues and friends,


Words alone cannot adequately express our sadness at the sudden passing of our Founder and President, Richard “Dick” Farrell.

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

Today, and well into the future, the partners of GSI are poised to continue serving private club clients as we always have—by connecting them with exceptional candidates who fuel their growth and serve their memberships well over the long term.

Dick’s thoughtfulness, charm, wry wit, attention to detail and genuine sense of caring will be but one of his lasting legacies to our firm, and surely to the countless individuals in clubs around the country whose lives he touched. We will miss him dearly, he will forever be in our hearts, and he will remain our guiding spirit, professionally and personally.

Everyone at GSI looks forward to serving your needs, and continuing to help you build your success over time. Should you have any questions, please contact Scott McNett at (314) 854-1321 or

To read Dick’s obituary, please click here.