Gatti & Associates Welcomes Peter McStravick as SVP and John Todd as VP

BOSTON, MA (March 20, 2018) – Gatti & Associates, the largest HR-only executive search firm in the U.S., welcomes Peter McStravick as Senior Vice President and John Todd as Vice President in the Medfield, MA office.

“Gatti & Associates is strengthened with the addition of Peter and John.  Peter’s deep experience in global executive search at 2 well-regarded firms supports our continued expansion in large markets and within the Tech sector.  His blend of building deep trusting relationships with clients and candidates, further reinforces our focus on long-term growth through superior search execution,” said Alice Koehn Benson, President & CEO at Gatti & Associates.  “John’s early experience in Human Resources combined with his recent search work, bring understanding of the discipline and will help clients identify what’s needed from the HR function in today’s economy.”

Prior to joining Gatti & Associates, Peter held leadership positions including Partner at Calibre One and Principal at Heidrick & Struggles, where he was responsible for leading C-suite and VP-level searches on a national and international level within the technology industry.  Peter also brings with him a wealth of talent management and learning services knowledge, through his experience with International Data Corporation as Senior Research Analyst, Talent Management & Learning Services.

“The most significant issues facing companies today are all talent related. Be it recruiting, employee engagement, diversity, or workplace culture, astute CEOs recognize that today’s HR executives require a unique set of skills to drive company growth and success,” said Peter. “Given the demand for this talent, I’m thrilled to be joining Gatti & Associates, a firm with a rich and vibrant network of talented HR executives who are ready to tackle these challenges head on.”

John enjoyed a 20+ year career in Human Resources. For the past 10 years, he ran his own search and management consulting firm, serving the higher education, management consulting, information technology and bio-pharma industries. Before his search career, John spent 6 years in management consulting as an HRIS consultant at Cedar Crestone and 8 years in Human Resources management at Virgin Atlantic Airways.

“Now more than ever, companies of all sizes and scope need strong Human Resources leaders who can drive talent strategies to be successful,” said John. “As markets become more global and the labor markets tighten, companies are partnering with Gatti & Associates to find their next HR leaders. I am happy to join the Gatti team as we continue to lead the market in HR Executive search.”


Gatti & Associates, the largest HR-only executive search firm in the U.S., combines deep HR business knowledge with our extensive network, assessing hundreds of candidates for each search, only presenting those that fit the unique culture and goals of our client. We take a collaborative, customized approach to each and every search as we work across industries and North America to find and place extraordinary HR talent.

Gatti & Associates is a division of GattiHR, which provides executive search, workforce analytics and HR technology, such as a single-source employee engagement software and a global HRIS.

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Diana Lavery