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Meet Our Team


Executive Search Partners was formed and is led by former Chief Information Officers.  Each of us "grew up" in IT and understands in detail what it takes to be successful at all levels. We have each functioned as individual technical contributors, middle-level managers and senior executives responsible for IT operations, tactics and strategy. We utilize this unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience while working with our customers to first specify the exact requirements for each position and then thoroughly screen potential candidates. 

Executive Search Partners understands Information Technology.

  • Proven process

  • In business for 21 years

  • Extensive nationwide networks

  • Partners are former CIO's

  • Long-term relationships

Gary Erickson

Managing Partner

Gary Erickson founded Executive Search Partners in 2003 and is very proud that Executive Search Partners has been named multiple times by Forbes as one of the top search companies in North America.


Gary has over 35 years of management and executive experience.  He has held positions of CIO, COO, Director of Sales, and Global Director of Quality and Manufacturing. In 1994, Gary was named one of the country's leading mid-market CIOs by Deloitte and Touche.


In 1996 Gary co-founded Great Lakes Technologies Group. Great Lakes Technologies Group was recognized as one of Michigan's most successful start-ups. It received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, was named the Best Place to Work in Southeast Michigan for 4 years in a row and received the Automation Alley Technology Company of the Year Award. 


Gary holds a Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


(248) 470 - 9976

John W Murdock is a Partner with Executive Search Partners, a nationwide search firm, specializing in senior Information Technology appointments. Murdock, like all ESP partners, distinctively draws on his thirty years of experience as a former IT executive and business leader. Having successfully acquired, built, and delivered business enabling solutions and services to large multinational Insurance and Banking companies. Such as, CIO VP and Board member at GMAC Insurance; VP IT for Wells Fargo; VP IT for Huntington Bank; and President for insurance solutions provider Majesco.


Since Murdock "grew up" in IT, and then effectively transitioned to executive search, he understands what it takes at all levels with providing the best senior IT professionals to hiring executives.


Murdock is a board member of SIM Charlotte, serving as Sponsorship chair, and as an advisor to SIM’s Members in Transition group. Recently he gathered commitments from 30+ sponsors to contribute $110,000+ for Charlotte region STEM initiatives. Additionally, he’s a strong advocate in the SE for SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum, widely known as SIM RLF.


John holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University, attended various Business, IT and Executive Management programs throughout his career. … Yet his tenure as leader and manager of people processes and technology have provided his greatest lessons and accomplishments.


(941) 730 - 9173

John Murdock

Senior Partner

Daryl Minor

Senior Partner

Daryl Minor has 34 years of progressive leadership experience with a demonstrated record of success in Information Technology, consulting, system implementations, process improvements and business transformations.  Daryl has extensive experience and expertise in reducing IT costs and complexities, developing enterprise architecture that supports business operations, implementing IT governance and project management disciplines, streamlining software development processes, revamping IT organizations, and managing large-scale implementations. He has worked with businesses of varying size and structure including start-ups, small privately owned, middle-market, and Fortune 500, both domestically and internationally.   Daryl has experience in several industries, including marketing services, automotive, transportation, and manufacturing.


Daryl has held CIO positions at Budco, Champion Enterprises, and Minacs Corporation. He has also held senior IT leadership positions at the European divisions of Visteon and Johnson Controls, while based in Germany for 4 years.  Daryl has a global business and leadership perspective, having led and delivered process improvement and transformation initiatives in North America, South America, South Africa, and Europe.

Daryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Louisiana - Lafayette and a MBA from Michigan State University.  He is on the Board of Directors for Marywood Nursing Center.


(248) 605-5528


Bill Rogers

Senior Partner

Bill Rogers is an experienced Chief Information Officer recognized as a talent management, business, and technology leader.  He has over 25 years of experience building, growing, and transforming organizations through strategic growth and enterprise transformation.


Bill held the Chief Information Officer and leadership positions in several global companies - Johnson Controls, Honeywell, and Goss International; in nonprofit organizations - FIRST (Dean Kamen's Foundation for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), the American Red Cross; at premier technology consulting firms - AlixPartners and Deloitte;  in public service as the State of New Hampshire's Chief Information Officer and at the State of Florida where he directed the strategic planning and policies to shape the state’s technology infrastructure.


Bill has been a trusted advisor to CXOs at Dell, SAP, DirecTV, DJO Global, AT&T, and many successful startups.  He is recognized as an IT professional thought leader and has been a speaker at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, NASCIO, SAP’s SAPPHIRE, and The CIO Executive Summit.


Rogers earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland. Bill is trained as a Six Sigma Process Owner.



Paul Peabody


Paul S. Peabody is a highly recognized Information Technology Executive with 41 years of leadership experience in the healthcare sector.  Paul spent 30 years as the CIO and Corporate Officer of Beaumont Health in the Greater Detroit area.  Paul built an IT staff from 60 to nearly 500 over his 30-year tenure that was considered to be the leading healthcare IT staff in Michigan.  Beaumont was the first to install the now dominant Epic Health Information System.  Paul worked directly with the Epic CEO, Judy Faulkner, to enhance the Health Information System software..


Paul spent 3 years in San Diego leading the acquisition and installation of cutting-edge technology in the new Palomar 400 bed Medical Center.  Palomar has been recognized as one of the three most technologically advanced hospitals in the US.  Paul also spent four years as the CIO for the Bronson Healthcare Group leading a conversion from Cerner to Epic that saved Bronson over $9M. 


Paul was a founding member of the Detroit Chapter of SIM, serving as Chapter President and Board member.  He also is a founding member of the San Diego Chapter and served on the Board.


Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan.  He was an adjunct instructor in the MBA program at Oakland University for two years and a Board member of Kettering University for eight years.

(248) 882-5629

Alex Beylin


Alex Beylin is a highly experienced global CIO and business leader who has a remarkable history of driving digital transformation and accelerating organizational growth. With over 25 years of executive experience in the automotive industry and global consultancies, Alex has consistently delivered innovative solutions that have propelled businesses to new heights.


Alex's extensive skill set includes expertise in discrete manufacturing, CPG & retail sectors, as well as IT governance, organizational change management, and global delivery models. He has also led several corporate and PE M&A deals, including acquisitions, asset sales, pre-merger, and post-merger integrations.


Alex's staffing and recruiting experience extends far beyond the US, as he has lived and worked in several European countries, Japan, and India. He has a keen eye for identifying candidates with the right knowledge and experience and always strives to find the perfect fit for the client's organizational culture.

(248) 622-9059

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Danny DeCiryan
Senior Recruiter

Danny DeCiryan brings 40 years of experience in recruiting and public service.  Most recently since 2010 Danny was a Senior Recruiter for Siemens Global Expert Team where he assisted the Orlando based Energy business in moving from an outsourced staffing model to be a recruiter centric (full life cycle).  Working in a lead role through piloting new work flows, processes and techniques he worked to innovate and optimize internal and external hiring across a range of groups and disciplines; including core business areas like...  IT, Finance, Legal, Contracts, Sales and Marketing. He also developed, mentored and taught sourcing, networking and search techniques.  Danny was recognized as a IT recruiting expert by the global Siemens World publication during an Interview in March 2012. 


Danny is an ardent conservationist and served (as a volunteer and elected official) in the Seminole County Soil and Water Conservation Board from 2001 to 2008 pioneering the acceptance of conservation design techniques for zoning / building / permitting;  and educational programs for schools and residents. 

(321) 440-6882

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