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Rob Davies

Managing Director
rob davies

Office: 949.675.0000 ext. 106
Email: robd@firstround.net

For the second time in his career, Rob has joined First Round Search as a Managing Director. Rob brings over 15 years of search experience and industry knowledge and will help develop the Consulting and Outsourcing Division for First Round.

Prior to joining First Round, Rob founded Bayside Search and over a six year period, helped them become a recognized leader in the consulting/IT services arena. Rob's leadership took Bayside from a small niche player to a nationally recognized firm who had the exclusive search contract with a 13B worldwide leader in the IT consulting industry. His direct involvement led to over 200 Senior Level placements across the US and International Markets. Bayside was only one of a very small group of search firms to achieve exclusivity in the markets they served, successfully competing with Korn Ferry, CT Partners and other recognized industry leaders.

Rob was originally the first person hired when Nick D'Ambrosio founded First Round Search in 1999. As the first employee his contribution was instrumental in creating the foundation that has led to the long term success of First Round. Rob was not only a top producer but he was responsible for building, training and managing the sales team at First Round.

Rob began his search career in 1995 with Irvine based search firm Bridegate. Over a four year period, Rob built national sales teams for many of the industry's most talked about startups including: Akamai, Tibco Software, Oblix, Mirror Image, Exodus and many others. He was a consistent top performer and achieved Presidents Club status each year.

Rob currently resides in Orange County and enjoys spending time with his family, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga training, surfing and his English Bulldog, Barkley.