About Our Founder

Garrett Stephenson - CEO/Senior Partner

Garrett Stephenson is a widely recognized leader in international executive recruiting, having founded and led Gateway Recruiting INC. as its President and CEO. With a career spanning more than 20+ years, he has made a significant impact in developing global talent markets across diverse industries, including Medical Device, Import/Export Compliance, Computer Forensics/Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Operations.

Garrett's philosophy on recruiting emphasizes developing strong relationships and serving as an extension of his clients' internal efforts to build an efficient and productive talent pipeline. He attributes his consistent success to his unwavering belief in the core values of recruiting, such as relationship building, diversity/inclusion, networking, cold calling, and ongoing industry education.

At Gateway Recruiting, Garrett is committed to locating top talent for full-time career opportunities, contractors/consultants for short-term projects, and executives for retained searches. Prior to launching Gateway Recruiting, he served as a Senior Partner at Point-to-Point Consulting, where he was the sales champion for four consecutive years and developed new verticals in Medical Device, Data Analytics, Forensics, and Import/Export Compliance.

Before venturing into the world of executive recruitment, Garrett held various corporate roles, including Manager of Customer Care at Ratexchange in San Francisco, Manager of Customer Development at Redmeteor.com in Houston, and Senior Network Engineer/Commodities at Coast Energy Group/Cornerstone Propane in Watsonville.

Garrett is a dedicated career coach and mentor, committed to giving back to the corporate community. He also supports the SPCA and the American Heart Association. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful family, including his amazing wife, three daughters, and two dogs, as well as traveling, the outdoors, and live music.