Leadership Team

Brad Stemmler

As Managing Partner for Executek, Brad is responsible for overseeing all aspects of recruiting operations. This includes the management of all executive search and recruitment programs, business development, and marketing.

Prior to founding Executek, Brad spent over 20 years in the recruiting industry with executive search, recruiting and staffing companies.  He began as a recruiter for a national engineering staffing company that supported manufacturing and industrial clients, and ultimately became branch manager of their local Pittsburgh division.  For 15 years prior to Executek, Brad was Managing Director and General Manager for an executive and technical, direct-placement search firm niche-focused in the aviation industry, which also supported manufacturing and technology based companies.  He has devised and implemented countless unique recruitment programs tailored to each of his client’s specific needs.

Brad is a solution focused leader who has overseen and successfully carried out more than one thousand search assignments and recruiting programs for industry leaders and technical professionals.  He has a genuine passion for finding the right person for his clients’ critical positions.

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Gene Hankey

As Managing Partner for Executek, Gene is responsible for all financial and administrative matters.

Prior to founding Executek, Gene had more than 20 years of experience as a highly accomplished Sr. Manager in steel manufacturing with industry titans, such as U.S. Steel.  Gene is a proven leader who has overseen numerous process and technology improvements and has extensive experience in P/L, CAPEX, strategic management and team building.  He has also proven himself as a capable trainer by developing and mentoring many employees who went on to further their careers in leadership roles.   Gene’s human capital experience includes launching the U.S. Steel Center of Excellence and building a team of nearly 30 industry professionals.  He has led Master Black belt teams to develop Six Sigma programs and all correlating training material.  He has a history of streamlining operations to maximize resources and finding the right people to achieve organizational goals.

Gene loves problem solving and is always focused on achieving exceptional results.  He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business.

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