Guy began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1998, after working in the EAP (Employee Assistance Program) profession for nine years. There, he worked with company leaders to enhance and resolve job performance issues of underperforming employees.
His problem-solving capabilities translated well to his career with Kimmel & Associates, contributing to his promotion to Vice President in 2003. In 2005, he was the recipient of Kimmel & Associates’ Consultant of the Year Award. In 2013, Guy was promoted to Executive Vice President. He was named Group Leader for the General Construction Division in 2015. In 2016, he was given the Group Leader of the Year Award.
Within Kimmel & Associates, Guy specializes in working with general contractors in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
Guy holds a BS degree in Psychology and an MA in Psychological Counseling from Appalachian State University. He has served on Kimmel & Associates’ Board of Advisors since 2006, and he has been one of the company’s top performers for many years.
His dedication to service is reflected in his business philosophy: “I work as hard for my clients as I would expect an employee to work for me, and I expect a lot,” he says. “There is no substitute for hard work. I strive for and aim to deliver 100% satisfaction to all my clients. If I don’t reach 100%, I’m not satisfied.”
Guy has been married to his wife, Mel, for more than 20 years, and he adores his two daughters, Grace and Charlotte. He loves having fun with his family, cooking and trying new recipes, scuba diving, cheering for the Carolina Panthers, and playing fantasy football.
I cannot think of a job that is more challenging than what we do…well, maybe a couple. But the thought of scouring the country and sometimes the globe looking for a candidate with the right skill set, vetting that candidate, then working with our clients to determine if it’s the right fit for their company culture is what gets me up the in morning. This is the challenge that excites me about executive search. — Guy Ross