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Stanley H. Davis

Stanley H. Davis, Standish’s founder, is recognized as a leader in organization building and business transformations, addressing the toughest business challenges to privately held, publicly traded and not-for-profit organizations. Throughout his career as a corporate leader and advisor he has worked closely with business owners, CEOs and their staffs to initiate aggressive talent and organization strategies that significantly improve corporate results.

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Stan began his career in labor and employee relations in the steel industry. He subsequently held various management positions in organization change and human capital management for General Electric and then served as Vice President and Senior Vice President of three corporations under common private investor ownership. Stan was the lead human capital executive for Huffy Corporation where he was responsible for the organization development functions for the Corporation and for its portfolio of service and consumer products companies. He subsequently served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the American National Red Cross in Washington, DC. Stan joined a leading national executive search boutique in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Principal. He later founded Standish Executive Search to best meet the unique requirements of mid-sized and smaller firms, as well as larger corporations
and not-for-profits.

Over the past 10 years, Standish has secured top level Executives with a 100% satisfaction rate. Application of The Standish Model© has proven to be the key to success for both Standish and for the Companies that it serves.


Stan has been active in his professional and public communities, including service as: President of Haven of Schenectady (NY); Board Member for the Capital District Hospice (NY); Co-Chair of the Rhode Island Governor’s Health Care Reform Commission; Member of the State Employee Pension Reform Commission (RI); Founding Board Member for the Center for Non-Profit Resources (OH). He is a former board member for the HR Leadership Forum in Washington, and former Board Chair of the Rhode Island Red Cross and the New England Exit Planning (XPX). He is a Board Member and founding Board President for The Business Value Forum.

Stan is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He and his wife Susan have two grown children and live between Wakefield, NH and Providence, RI.

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