Our Leadership Team
Our team is committed to bringing an unmatched level of integrity to every search and placement. Please take some time to get to know us!
Andy Miller, President & CEO
Consumer Products Practice Leader
Andy founded BrainWorks in 1991, and he has led our Consumer Products practice for two decades. He’s a stickler for process and he has been the driving force behind our proprietary Talent Acquisition Profile and Talent Evaluation Process.
Andy received a master’s degree at Temple University in Counseling Psychology and spent three years in social services settings. After transitioning to business, Andy spent 10 years in the telecommunications field, winning numerous sales awards, including five consecutive years in the Gold Club and Salesman of the Year.
His passion and experience from competitive sports combined with his psychology background provides a unique blend of competitiveness and people skills which has influenced how he works with both clients and candidates. This unique mix of talents is the basis of Andy’s philosophy — to help clients win the competitive wars for talent by assessing, training and developing people toward greater productivity.
“The best search consultant I ever worked with is Andy Miller … The most significant reason to separate Andy from other search consultants is his ability to understand our business … He delivered the talent that made a difference in achieving my business objectives. I would highly recommend Andy to any organization that is looking to grow its business.”
– Sr. VP of Marketing, Andrew Jergens Corporation
Guy O. Gomis, Partner
Relationship Marketing and Decision Sciences Practice Leader
Guy established BrainWorks’ Relationship Marketing and Decision Sciences practice in 1995. He has been in the executive search industry since 1993, and he has forged strategic partnerships with industry leaders including Nike, Walmart, American Express, and General Electric.
Guy and his team have conducted thousands of searches across a broad range of industries including catalog, retail, financial services, consumer package goods, pharmaceutical, and marketing services. His experience and knowledge across and within industries provide Guy with a unique ability to partner with clients in attracting top talent to drive business growth.
Guy received his B.S. in Economics and his M.B.A. from the University of Maine. In addition to BrainWorks, Guy’s experience includes building and developing SnellingSearch, a Division of Snelling Personnel Services.
“The key difference I found in working with Guy Gomis and the BrainWorks team is in the quality of candidates that are provided. This comes from a unique understanding of the marketplace, an investment in clearly understanding the client needs and a long-term prospective on the placement. Any firm can provide resumes in bulk. Filling personnel holes is easy. Guy and team place themselves simultaneously in the position of the candidate and the hiring manager to ensure a sustainable fit for both. I’ve not found another firm that has repeated this model as flawlessly and reliably as BrainWorks.”
– Brent Cooke, VP Guests & Digital Marketing
Ilene Schneider, Senior Client Manager
Consumer Products Group
Ilene has been in the executive search industry since 2002, and she has worked as a strategic partner in identifying top talent for industry leaders throughout Consumer Products, across a wide variety of functional disciplines including sales, marketing, product management, operations, logistics, merchandising, creative and in the executive suite.
Prior to joining BrainWorks, Ilene spent eight years as Senior Staff for the Head of Human Resources Administration for the City of New York on various projects including recruitment, employee development/assessment and benefits management. Ilene has a unique combination of insight, persistence and dedication to excellence which has helped her complete even the most difficult searches.
Ilene received her B.S. from Brooklyn College and her masters’ degree from Hunter College.
Cathy Miller, CFO
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining BrainWorks, Cathy spent nearly a decade as the Head of Credit and Collections for a leading fuel oil company in the Northeast. Cathy joined Brainworks in 1991, and she has served as the Chief Financial/Administrative Officer for 20 years.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, Cathy completed the masters’ program at Hahnemann University.
Chricell Peters-Gomis, Search Consultant
Chricell started at BrainWorks in 2011 after graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Kean University. She joined the Relationship Marketing and Decision Sciences Practice as a Search Consultant and is responsible for strategically sourcing superior talent to fill the multitude of searches in this practice area. Her charm and outgoing personality have enabled her to professionally connect and qualify many potential candidates.
Chricell also has trained as a professional dancer. Her grit and determination as a performer have enabled her to passionately succeed in being detail-oriented when connecting with, and qualifying candidates, while staying current with industry trends.