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Gregory Stanhewicz


Gregory Stanhewicz

Gregory Stanhewicz is an accomplished business owner and professional headhunter. He has been in the executive recruiting industry for over 15 years, owning and operating his own companies for 12 of those years. He is also a father to three children, a musician, and an avid music fan. 

Gregory Stanhewicz grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Fairfield High School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University in 1998.

Gregory got his first job in the headhunting industry when he worked as Senior Executive Recruiter for HJW Executive Search, LLC, from 2004 to 2007. During that time, Gregory Stanhewicz was consistently the top-billing recruiter. He specialized in placing mid to VP-level salespeople in with the enterprise software sector, including email marketing, cybersecurity, and human capital management. 

Gregory Stanhewicz is currently the President of Yellow Jacket Search, a premier search firm he founded in May 2020. Yellow Jacket Search specializes in placing mid to C-level technology sales executives. They are always looking to engage with disruptive, high-growth companies with cutting edge tech and stellar leadership. The organization has carved specific niche expertise within high-growth technologies like SaaS, cloud technology, machine learning, and AI.

After 15 years of working as an executive recruiter, Gregory Stanhewicz has become one of the most well-known and respected headhunters in the industry. He founded his first executive search firm called Pine Lake Solutions in 2007. This firm employed many full-time workers and successfully operated for 12 years. The business heavily networked within massive companies like Facebook, Google, Oath, Oracle Data Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and Amazon. By 2019, Pine Lake Solutions built a database of more than 5000 companies and 50,000 names and had become one of the most well-known organizations in “AdTech” and “MarTec.” 

As a business owner, Gregory Stanhewicz believes in prioritizing both his employees’ and clients’ success. He is proud to own a business that provides health benefits to employees, as well as a 401(k) and profit-sharing plan. His goal is always to serve his clients and employees well. 

Outside of work, Gregory Stanhewicz is a Phish phan who regularly attends New Year’s Eve run shows at Madison Square Garden. His other favorite musicians include Citizen Cope, Ray Lamontagne, Jack Johnson, Beck, Widespread Panic, Grateful Dead, Trey Anastacio Band, Jimi Hendrix, Wilco, Bahamas, and Slightly Stoopid. In addition to listening to music, Gregory also plays guitar and sings. One of his life goals is to form a cover band with his kids called “The Greatest Cover Band in the History of the Universe.”

Gregory Stanhewicz has been an active member of the Stratford, CT community for many years, coaching soccer and basketball for The Sterling House Community Center. Although he has many interests, Gregory is adamant that family should always come first in life. His favorite activities are anything he can do with his three children and two dogs, especially fishing, boating, soccer, snowboarding, surfing, and playing guitar.