Robert G. Godfrey Associates

Together let's analyze your recruitment needs and prepare an effective, reasonably priced strategy to address them in a timely fashion, with minimal financial risk to you.

Our Mission & Our Promise

"The most important step any organization ever takes is hiring the right people. We view our role as being the key facilitator of a recruitment process so efficient and so effective that it and we will become your essential business partner."

About Bob

Bob Godfrey is a native of Chicago and grew up in north Evanston, Illinois. He attended Evanston Township High School, where he lettered in swimming and was a member of swim teams that won multiple suburban and state championships. Bob’s father was a stockbroker and his mother a housewife and local champion golfer. He has one sister, a retired retailer.

Bob continued his education at Beloit College and, having graduated with a B.A. degree in English, began a successful 13-year career with Allstate Insurance Company, most recently serving as Director of Training and Development. He was then recruited to Heidrick & Struggles, an elite executive search firm. While there, Bob completed an MM degree in business from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. He subsequently founded Robert G. Godfrey Associates, Ltd., a boutique executive search firm in which he remains active. He has over 30 years’ experience as an executive search consultant, primarily specializing in the education industry. Intermittent corporate HR management assignments were with Sargent-Welch Scientific Company and Millward Brown.

Bob’s community activities include serving as vice chairman and board member of Montgomery Place, a continuing care retirement community in Hyde Park; Stephen Minister; senior warden, nominating committee chair, endowment committee member, Brotherhood of St. Andrew member, an acolyte at All Saints’ Episcopal Church; and Editor-in-Chief of the Review, a publication of HASP (Hope Academy of Senior Professionals). Bob’s interests include reading, running, philately, and photography.

A member of the Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas since its beginning, Bob has fulfilled the leadership roles of the membership committee chair and is currently sergeant-at-arms.

Bob and his wife, Laura, a consultant with BRG in Chicago, moved to Saugatuck in 2009. Bob has three adult children from a prior marriage and six grandchildren ranging in age from 1 to 20, all residing in the Chicago area. Laura and Bob enjoy visiting family and friends, traveling, and raising Sampson, a beautiful golden lab rescue dog.

"In Their Own Words"

What they say about Bob Godfrey, President, Robert G. Godfrey Associates...

"Bob is a search specialist whom I have used often, reasonably priced, who will serve you well."

Stuart I. Greenbaim, Ph.D., Former Dean, Olin School Of Business

"We are 'on the same page.' I appreciate the earnest, comprehensive, organized approach that you are taking."

William A. Donius, Chairman and CEO, Pulaski Bank

"You are helpful in redefining our view of our situation...documenting your work activities good explanations of what you've done and why....having a good understanding of our business...making it your business to understand our organization...and making us feel as if we're important to you."

James A. Beirne, Associate Dean and Director, WCRC

"I really appreciate your honesty and candor; it speaks to your character. Regardless of the outcome, I'd like to maintain contact with you."

Alan Biggerstaff, Finalist Candidate

"Finally, I would like to compliment the search committee on your association with Robert G. Godfrey Associates, LTD. From my vantage point, Bob has been the consummate professional to work with during my candidacy for this position. The job search climate has changed significantly in the past years and Bob demonstrates the best of 'old school' professionalism and courtesy combined with an appreciation for the enhancements technology brings to the search process."

Gary M. Mudd, CPA

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