gray-smGray Johnson

is an Atlanta native and one of the Southeast’s leading Search Consultants. He interfaces with clients and candidates, and his driving interests are performance predictors and the craftsmanship of the match. Gray spent the first ten years of his career at IBM and served as the IBM representative to emerging software development firms. He started his search career in 1994 with a large local firm and refined his approach at a “top 10” national retained search firm. Gray earned a BS degree at Tulane University, an MBA from the University of Georgia, and a CPA certificate from Illinois. In graduate school he studied under Dr. Robert Gatewood, author of Human Resource Selection (8th edition). Gray has served on the board of Georgia Tech’s Executive Round Table, the Executive Committee of the Georgia Society of CPAs (Atlanta Chapter), and as a District Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. 


kim-smKim Gibson

focuses on selection strategies. A native of North Carolina, she has lived in Atlanta since 1984. Kim has a keen interest in software usability and how people learn, stemming from piano pedagogy and seventeen years of piano instruction. She taught English at the University of South Carolina where she earned a Master’s degree in Linguistics. Kim then pursued her interests in Natural Language Processing and AI at Georgia Tech where she earned a Master’s degree in Information and Computer Science. Receiving offers from Bell Labs and IBM, she joined a start-up company named XcelleNet as the sixth employee, focusing on systems and user interface design. She stayed with XcelleNet from 1988 until two months after the company went public in 1994. Kim understands the client perspective and appreciates the selection skills that a good search partner can bring.