Brian J. Glade
VP, Client Services
Brian J. Glade, Vice President of Client Services, joined Sterling Martin Associates in early 2021. Brian has over 30 years of nonprofit experience with both trade associations and professional societies. With Sterling Martin Associates, Brian is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships. He also interviews C-suite and executive-level candidates on behalf of Sterling Martin’s clients. His responsibilities include identifying and qualifying candidates and preparing detailed candidate profiles.
Before joining Sterling Martin Associates, Brian spent nine years as a Managing Director at the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), which is the global professional body that represents the retained executive search industry. Brian was responsible for membership recruiting, events, and professional development programs throughout the Americas region as well as serving as the Secretary to the AESC Board of Directors. Prior to AESC, Brian was Vice President for Global Programs at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), where he led all activities for SHRM outside the US. That included opening SHRM offices in China and India. He was one of the creators of the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) designation. Brian also worked at Texaco, Inc for six years in a variety of human resources positions with increasing responsibility. Brian’s first job was as Vice President for International Labor Affairs at the US Council for International Business (USCIB), where he advocated for US employer interests at the International Labor Organization (ILO), the European Union, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as before the US Government.
As a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Brian has been involved with HRC as a Federal Club Member, and he served on the LGBT Council of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He was a founding member of the Trevor Project’s launch in Washington, DC.
Brian earned a BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Brian has studied five languages, traveled to over 60 countries, and earned the SPHR and GPHR certifications. Brian and his family reside in their restored 1850s farmhouse on 29 acres near Charlottesville, VA.