Chris is a classically trained marketer with over a decade of executive search experience. He moved into recruiting because he was someone that was frequently recruited and was tired of recruiters hounding him to consider roles they didn’t understand, and he wasn’t interested in pursuing. He was determined to disrupt Marketing Executive Search to deliver a better result and experience for companies and the Marketing Mavens they need. After over a decade seeing the dysfunction in executive search firms large and small he formed Due North Executive Search in collaboration with his wife Amie.
Amie has deep functional expertise across project management, general management, supply chain and operations. She has deep experience both as a consultant and a leader for organizations across manufacturing, retail, financial services and software. Amie is known for her unrivaled ability to organize chaos, ensure successful project completion and wins over everyone in the process.
We call ourselves “Talent Guides” because we know that the journey to find that perfect marketer requires knowledge of the marketing function, industry experience and talent market expertise.
When I first met Chris Gustanski at SMMG, I recognized that I liked his deeper understanding of marketing organizations and the variety of key skills that lie within marketers. Chris was able to work with me, identify the right profile of the candidate we needed for our specific organization needs, and then execute. From initial call to candidate start date, Chris delivered within 10 weeks. Outstanding communication, excellent candidates consistently presented, and a smooth offer and acceptance process. I look forward to working with Chris again.John Krier
President and Chief Executive Officer at Dynatronics
I have worked with Chris as both a candidate and a client. Recently, we engaged Chris and Due North Executive Search to fill a critical product management role that we had been working for several months to fill. Chris was able to provide us with several great candidates within weeks. Not only do I feel we made a solid hire but based on the quality of candidates and price point we were hiring at, he made our job difficult. Many good candidates to choose from.Matthew Hutchings
Vice President Global Marketing & Innovation, Infusion Systems at ICU Medical
As VP of Global Marketing, when a division of UnitedHealth Group was looking to build out their marketing and communications team, I recommended they contact Chris. As a marketer turned recruiter, I knew Chris would understand the need and be uniquely able to fill these roles. He filled 4 key leadership positions within just a few months with exceptional talent. I would strongly recommend using Due North Executive Search for top marketing talent!Heather Polivka
Owner, HeatherP Solutions (former VP of Marketing with UnitedHealth Group)