Samuel Dergel is is the Founder and Principal of DERGEL Executive Search, a highly regarded search firm that serves clients throughout the United States and Canada. He is an accomplished consultant, executive recruiter, executive coach, and corporate trainer who has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence in his field.
With over 22 years of experience in executive search and consulting, Samuel has established himself as a leader in the recruiting industry. Before entering the world of executive search, he gained valuable experience in audit and advisory services with Ernst & Young and held financial leadership positions in both the Manufacturing and Technology sectors.
Samuel’s expertise and insights are highly sought after by media outlets and other groups who want to better understand C-Suite Leadership and their relationship with the people they deal with. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Samuel Dergel is an invaluable asset to any organization seeking to improve their executive leadership and achieve greater success.
In addition to his impressive credentials, Samuel is also an active blogger and social media leader. Samuel also runs Executive Peer Groups and provides executives with weekly CxO Moves reports to keep them informed and up-to-date.
Samuel is a highly qualified professional with a range of certifications and degrees that include being an active CPA (in the USA and Canada), and a Certified Personnel Consultant. He is also a proud graduate of McGill University.
Samuel is also the author of Guide to CFO Success: Leadership Strategies for Corporate Financial Professionals, published by Wiley & Sons.
Yaffa Blanshay is an accomplished professional with over twenty years of experience in leadership and management. Throughout her career, she has excelled in identifying, assessing, recruiting, training, guiding, motivating, and evaluating professional staff against established goals and objectives.
As an executive recruiter with Dergel Executive Search, Yaffa leverages her experience in organizational transformation to identify and recruit top talent for her clients. Prior to joining the executive search industry, Yaffa held leadership positions in the field of education, achieving measurable success in highly complex environments. She is well-versed in coaching, mediation, and guidance of all stakeholders at all levels to achieve their goals. Her passion for leadership and her commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset, and partner to any organization.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Yaffa is a devoted wife and mother who has been actively involved in leadership roles in several community organizations throughout her life. Her dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of others is evident in her work and personal endeavors.
Yaffa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Marketing from Concordia University and a Master’s in Educational Administration from McGill University. She continues to consult, lead by example, and inspire others to achieve their goals.
Hera Zamgocyan joined Dergel Executive Search team in 2020. Prior to joining, she started her career in diverse functions and industries ranging from hospitality, finance, and business development.
Fate intervened when she connected with Samuel Dergel for career coaching which ultimately led her to her current role as Senior Associate aligning both her strengths and passions in building relationships.
As an optimistic and motivated professional, she thrives on meaningful interactions and assisting others in achieving their personal and professional goals.
Hera holds a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing with a minor in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.