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Eric E. Bosch

Brian J. Gardner

Kevin C. Keating

Patricia A. Spodnick

Robert B. Beres

Amy J. Matthews



A principal of the firm is always personally involved in each stage of the recruiting process. Our clients are assured of quality service and results.

Eric E. Bosch

Since 1979, Mr. Bosch’s reputation has been built on the philosophy of excellence one client at a time. He has pushed traditional boundaries to deliver the best staffing solutions in a responsive, trusted, and timely manner.

Prior to founding Bosch & Associates, Eric spent several years with other leading search firms including O’Keefe & Associates, Tidewater Group, Inc. , and Weatherby Associates. At these firms, he focused heavily on the telecommunications and consumer packaged goods industries.

Eric began his career as a Human Resources executive with Banker’s Trust Company. He was responsible for all minority recruiting and hired over 200 officers for the bank. Other previous experience includes both divisional and corporate Human Resources management positions at The New York Times Company and Citizens Utilities, Inc. As a Generalist, duties included staffing, organizational development, succession planning, EEOC, training, employee relations, compensation and benefits.

Eric received his B.A. from Hartwick College in Economics and Fine Arts as a double major.

Clients include:

  • Cingular/AT&T Wireless
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Mellon Bank
  • Nextel Communications
  • Towers Perrin

Brian J. Gardner

Prior to joining Bosch & Associates, Mr. Gardner directed the research and recruiting for Hunter International, Inc., a retained search firm based in Connecticut. Previously, he held several key management positions at The Tidewater Group, Inc., and Weatherby Associates, Inc., two highly regarded, nationally focused recruiting firms.

As the Chief Operating Officer of a regional transportation company, Brian built and directed a highly successful business, managing the company’s P&L, until its sale in 1995.

Brian sees the executive search as a highly involved logic problem. Each and every person has a role that is just right for him or her. The trick is finding the right position to make the perfect fit. With over 20 years of experience, Brian brings significant professional depth and variety to Bosch & Associates.

Directing his search practice on both senior level and middle-management assignments, for companies such as Marsh and Mercer, Brian has over solid recruiting expertise in Sales, Marketing, General Management, Finance/Accounting and Human Resources functions. Industry assignments include Telecommunications, Data, Logistics, Retail, Consumer Products and Industrial Manufacturing.


Kevin C. Keating

Mr. Keating’s executive search career began in 1982 and has focused on Sales, Sales Management, Diversity Recruiting, Corporate Marketing, and General Management within the Consumer Package Goods industry. He has helped fill senior level positions for many of the leading firms, such as Kellogg Company, Clorox, and SAB Miller.

Prior to joining Bosch & Associates, Kevin was a Vice President for O’Keefe & Associates Inc. where he began as an executive search consultant in 1986. He also worked with Britannia Inc., Career Systems Inc., and the Tidewater Group.

Kevin uses an intense knowledge of the executive search industry, teamwork, continued learning and hands on execution to deliver to his clients. His search philosophy and path to recruiting success are simple: Hard work. He provides clients total coverage of their candidate universe; never assuming the project is completed until the hired individual officially takes on the new position. By methodically blanketing the market, he ensures that the candidates he recommends to his clients are the best executives for the position, not merely the most available.

Kevin’s academic background includes a B.B.A. from Western Connecticut State University and graduate studies at Fairfield University.

Patricia A. Spodnick

Since joining Bosch & Associates in 1998, Ms. Spodnick has been engaged in a wide variety of executive search and Human Resource consulting assignments, servicing both our communications and financial service clients. Her commitment and approach has been to consistently build meaningful long-term client relationships. Pat’s constant pursuit of solutions to our clients’ needs have generated significant repeat business and referrals from our many satisfied customers. Pat maintains high-quality relationships and executes strong candidate organization.

Prior to joining Bosch & Associates, Pat held key positions at The New York Times, UniDynamics, Inc., and Hartford National Bank & Trust Company. Her divisional and corporate Human Resources experience includes organizational design, business team building, change management, executive and managerial staffing, succession planning, and compensation/benefits design.

Pat has seen the executive search industry evolve over the last twenty years but believes that some things never change: simple, hard work, attentiveness and the right amount of personal values all help to satisfy clients and get the job done successfully.


Robert B. Beres

Mr. Beres has been affiliated with the human resources field since 1978. For 15 of those years, he was Managing Partner of Research Associates, a leading consulting firm in the identification and profiling of executive talent and organizational infrastructure.

Bob’s areas of expertise include many of the financial and service industries. He has focused on both senior level and middle management assignments. Specific disciplines in his expertise include sales, marketing, product management, general management, finance/accounting, human resources and investment banking. Prior to his Research Associates affiliation, Bob was one of the lead consultants with several of the largest Connecticut-based search firms.

Mr. Beres graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. and M.A. in Industrial Psychology; and post-graduate studies at UCLA in Human Resources Organization and Development.

Amy J. Matthews

Ms. Matthews has brought many years of corporate experience to Bosch & Associates having served in the executive staffing, recruiting, compensation, educational, investment management, and home health industries.

Prior to joining Bosch & Associates, Amy held high-profile positions at General Electric’s Worldwide Headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut as well as at the national investment firm of John W. Henry & Co. Her experience in time management and client interaction, coupled with years of community volunteerism and public awareness, lends support to the B&A team in sustaining current, and fostering new long-term client and candidate relationships.



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