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GARY BENEDIK
President

Gary@thinkaag.com
(708) 670-7168
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I'm an old school head-hunter evolving into a digital transformation geek. I'm efficiency-obsessed, truly believe that talent is the key to success, and take a consultative approach to solve problems within today's World of Work.

I found my calling in search during my tenure at Systems Research (SRI). What an adventure straight out of college! There I quickly became an Enterprise Relationship Manager and closed many notable, million-dollar key deals leveraging SRI's suite of services.

In 2010 I wanted to experience the “other side” and joined Sears Holdings (SHC) as a corporate recruiter. Same science as headhunting, but the art was more focused on relationships (vs cost). There I rose through the organization’s ranks to head up corporate talent. At the time SHC was ~$20B and competitive! Big box retail was booming and we were in a war on talent and competing with many well-known consumer brand names we all shop at. There my teams touched 1M+ candidates and filled 10k+ jobs annually. This volume of hiring sparked a hyper-curiosity about leveraging technology to solve global talent problems.

Enter Shiftgig and BuiltWorlds, where I helped build digital marketplaces to intelligently match workers to shifts. These two assignments quickly helped me realize how powerful the combination of AI-powered tech and custom talent supply channels can be. Who knew that these 2 assignments would ultimately bring me to create Arch Advisory Group.

I then had an awesome opportunity to join ManpowerGroup where I was the managing director for their professional brand, Experis. From there, I then spent 4 years at Scout building, monetizing, and scaling a proprietary AI-driven recruiter marketplace. That led to digital 2-sided marketplace of 3k+ curated staffing suppliers and 500+ employers. Seeing the machine work its magic and fill talent gaps in an accelerated, sophisticated way was awesome! That role at Scout really brought my career full circle: Head Hunting --> Corporate TA --> Digital Talent Platforms.

Enter today. My passion for continued learning and love for building relationships has allowed me to run Arch Advisory Group. Fun fact: "Arch" is short for Archer - my 3 year-old son who is absolutely obsessed with fire trucks right now.