l.Gerzofsky

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Louis Gerzofsky is the founder and president of EQ Executive Careers, a retained executive search and coaching firm focused on technology leaders. They offer search clients a one year, executive coaching Onboarding Program that helps ensure a successful transition for their newly hired candidate of choice. The program will be individually tailored for each client and new hire and was developed from my executive coaching practice. Louis's role is to lead search engagements and conduct the executive coaching programs.

Before founding EQ Executive Careers, Louis headed Stephen-Bradford Search's Retained Technology & Financial Services practice for C Level Executives and the leadership teams around them. He was a executive search consultant specializing in C level leadership roles in Technology and the Financial Services and an Executive Development Coach who helps senior technology executives rapidly reach and surpass their career goals.

Louis has also been Vice President of Senior Technology Recruiting and Executive Career Development at JB Homer Associates; President of Global Treasury Resources, Inc., a retained search boutique that focused on technology and financial services senior leadership roles; Head of Treasury and Capital Markets Search at A-L Associates; and Director of Treasury Services Search at Options, Inc.

Louis received his B.A. in Literature at SUNY Buffalo.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Louis Gerzofsky and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by l.Gerzofsky

A checklist for superior leadership
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

A checklist for superior leadership

Far too many leaders think that their technical or operational prowess is a benchmark for success. The superior ones, however, understand the power of influence, empathy and everything else that's required for leading people.
October 23, 2017
You hate your boss. Now what?
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

You hate your boss. Now what?

All of us will probably work for at least one extremely difficult person during our careers. An unpleasant working environment can evoke strong emotions and unchecked emotions can damage our careers. Here are some coping strategies that may help you chart a new direction.
March 23, 2017
Don’t let fear affect your job search
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

Don’t let fear affect your job search

Most of us will have to conduct full-scale job searches at some point in our careers. It's an activity that takes most people straight out of their comfort zone and into the dark realm of fear that's swirling in their heads. Fear takes on many forms during a job search and procrastination is one of them. But the longer you wait, the longer it will take you to find your next role. Perhaps it's time to examine this thing we call fear and consider a few ways to move past it.
February 1, 2017
What to check for before accepting that newly created role
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

What to check for before accepting that newly created role

Newly created jobs may offer you an opportunity to take a giant leap in your career but if you don't assess the right factors in the right way, then you could be in for a long fall. Make sure to do your homework and look for some warning signs before accepting that newly created role.
December 16, 2016
IT leaders: you don’t have to be the business
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

IT leaders: you don’t have to be the business

In an all-out effort to be recognized and respected, IT leaders may be spending too much of their valuable time and energy creating and repeating "business mantras" instead of doing the real work of learning influence mastery.
November 8, 2016
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

The executive guide to onboarding yourself

We used to believe that winning the new job was the end of the story. But adapting to a new leadership team, a new culture and untold surprises means that the journey has only just started. An ad hoc approach to your first year with a new company means you're leaving your career in the hands of chance. A more disciplined, focused approach will help you accelerate a successful first year.
July 29, 2016
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

Preparing for the technology executive interview: the right way vs. the wrong way

Job interviews create stress and performance anxiety in even the most senior technology executive. With the right mindset you can level the playing field and determine if you're right for the role at the company and, just as significantly, if it's right for you.
May 5, 2016
Career Tips from an Executive Recruiter

Interviewing for the executive suite (and be careful what you wish for…)

Getting to the C Suite is a laudable and understandable goal for many current and future technology executives. However, too many IT leaders have an 'aim, fire, ready' mentality and don't ask the tough questions that will help them determine if their dream job is located in the wrong executive suite.
March 11, 2016
The 5 questions you don’t want to be asked
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The 5 questions you don’t want to be asked

How do you train your mind to deal with the unexpected? How do you become more adept at handling uncomfortable interactions in your professional life? If you can learn to become comfortable with being uncomfortable, you're more likely to succeed in interviews, important meetings and so many other professional interactions. Here's a way to jump start the process.
February 8, 2016