Gary Hamm
President and Founder

As president of HPG Executive Recruiting, Gary Hamm leads the strategic direction of the firm and leverages his deep expertise in executive recruiting to help clients find the best candidates. Gary founded HPG in 1999, originally with offices in both Southern California and Chicago with an exclusive focus on healthcare placements. Since then, he has expanded HPG into a wider executive search firm to help clients in a variety of industries, and he has led hundreds of search assignments in both urban and rural markets throughout the United States. 

Prior to starting HPG, Gary served as the vice president and partner of Witt Associates where he assisted in the building of the company’s healthcare practice in the western region of the US. Gary joined Witt Associates by way of a merger in 1988 with his first executive search business, Gary Hamm & Associates, which he established in 1985. 

Before starting his own businesses, Gary spent several years in sales for a variety of manufacturing and distribution companies. Gary also played professional baseball and football which helps him relate better with candidates who might be going through significant career changes.

Gary attended California Lutheran University & Redlands University, Gary is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Medical Group Management Association, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management.