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The Search Partnership - Specialists in Energy and Utilities


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Linda M. Paul, founded The Search Partnership in 2002 after seven years as Managing Director at Gilbert Tweed Associates. Ms. Paul joined Gilbert Tweed in early 1995 as a Principal. Later she became head of GTA’s Energy and Utility Practice. She is an expert in this field with strong relationships with many of the leading energy companies, telecommunications companies, public and municipal utilities. She has successfully completed searches for the leadership positions in both the regulated and unregulated worlds of the utilities covering the management spectrum. Her primary practice areas of energy and utilities have also grown to include startups and municipal government entities in recent years.

Her placements have included CEO and Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, CIO, VP Gas Operations, VP Power Development, VP Project Finance, Risk Controller, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Vice President Business Development and Vice President Environmental Health & Safety, VP President Operations, Director of Electrification and Strategic Technology and Marketing and Sales executives.

An experienced business professional, Ms. Paul has spent a good portion of her career in the banking industry in Human Resources staffing functions for Chemical Bank. As a Human Resources Generalist, her responsibilities included advising senior management on staffing levels, recruitment strategies, employee relations as well as creating innovative compensation policies to facilitate the recruitment process. Additionally, her bilingual abilities in Spanish enabled the bank to support Hispanic Communities in their community development efforts.

Active in industry as well as the community, Ms. Paul has been involved with the Society of Human Resources Management, as well as serving on the boards of the NJ Commission of the Blind and the Paterson Community Credit Union in Paterson, New Jersey. Her speaking engagements have included addressing the New York State Women In Communications and Energy 10th Anniversary Conference. Ms. Paul is also a member of the New Jersey Technology Council.

Ms. Paul holds a BA in foreign languages and political science from the University of Nebraska and she continued her advanced business studies at Montclair University. In her spare time, you will find Ms. Paul skiing or traveling with her family.