In 2002, WorldBridge Partners was founded by a group of eight innovators with a mission to provide a higher level of executive search consulting to businesses. Meet the leaders who facilitate that mission every day.
Gary FruchtmanManaging Partner WorldBridge Partners of Toledo, Inc.
Gary Fruchtman is a Managing Partner of WorldBridge Partners and a well-known expert in the Primary Steel and the Oil & Gas Industries. His practice includes the Steel Pipe and Tube Industry as a particular specialty particularly as it intersects with Oil & Gas exploration, production and transmission. Gary and his Steel and Oil & Gas Team works these industries from Front Line Supervisors to C-Suite executives. Gary earned his BA in Economics from Northeastern University with honors. Prior to entering the Executive Search Industry, he spent time in sales, sales management, marketing, operations and general management and was General Manager of Donovan Steel Tube and Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Central Steel Tube before becoming a Partner in American Metal Trading.
In 1993, Gary started The Kent Group and SteelPeople.com, a staffing firm specializing in Steel, Pipe & Tube, Non-Ferrous Metals and Oil & Gas. The firm has eight search consultants recognized for their ability to find highly specialized talent to help fuel their clients growth and profitability. The Kent Group was pleased to officially join WorldBridge Partners in September of 2013.
Gary is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been practicing Martial Arts for over 30 years. After all these years, he can still take a lickin’ and keep on tickin.