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SearchWide Global is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries. We specialize in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.

Headquartered in the Twin Cities and several regional offices, we're able to serve clients and candidates nationwide. Founded in 1999, we have remained focused on our four core values for almost two decades: INTEGRITY, ETHICS, PASSION and RESPECT.

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  • A NEW Vision for the TRAVEL Industry

    “It is difficult, but it is possible.” -Althea Gibson   We stand with these industry leaders and are ready to do our part.  -Mike Gamble, President and CEO, SearchWide Global     Read the letter here:                  ......

    Jun 11, 2020
  • After 8 Months as a Digital Nomad, Here’s What I’ve Learned

    Written by: Elizabeth McHeffey   Having the opportunity to travel, while keeping your career intact is not something that everyone can do, but with more and more jobs relying on technology, the trend is not slowing down. In fact, according to a recent Forbes Article,......

    Mar 11, 2020
  • The DNA of Tomorrow’s Destination Leaders Podcast with Mike Gamble

    Our President & CEO, Mike Gamble had the pleasure of being a guest on the DMOU: Destination Marketing Organization University podcast with host, Bill Geist. DMOU features the brightest voices in the Destination Marketing field, sharing innovative case studies and evolving philosophies.   Bill is......

    Jan 15, 2020
  • Work-Life Balance

    Written by: Elizabeth McHeffey   “Work-life balance” has been an ongoing discussion ever since the digital age revolutionized our ability to remain connected, and it is a concept that Millennials and GenerationZ prioritize. The term “work-life balance” is a bit unfitting in my opinion, in......

    Nov 15, 2019
  • Four Tourism Industry Companies Partner for Success

    November 13, 2019, (ST. PAUL, MN) – Four well-respected companies in the destination marketing (DMO) industry partner to better to serve clients with the collaboration and alignment of services.   The consortium provides a suite of services and long-time expertise to similar clients and helps......

    Nov 13, 2019

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Commitment to Youth

SearchWide GlobalCommitment to Youth
By shaping the future industry leaders, we can build an even better future. That is something SearchWide Global is thrilled to be a part of. -Mike Gamble, President and CEO

Destinations International 30 Under 30 Program


For the ninth consecutive year, SearchWide Global has sponsored Destinations International’s “30 Under 30” program. The program invests in the future generation of destination experts who are identified to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increase thought leadership throughout the year.

IAVM 30 Under 30 Program


We are also the founding sponsor of International Association of Venue Managers’ 30 Under 30 program, for the fifth consecutive year. The program provides year-round continuing education for professional growth in the venue industry and helps program participants become better, more productive employees.

Apprenticeship Program


SearchWide Global’s Apprenticeship Program goals are to help create a culturally progressive and socially reflective tourism industry by exposing talented individuals to the vast scope of career opportunities available in the destination marketing industry.


We recognize the importance of cultivating a tourism industry that represents a wide variety of individuals at all levels, celebrating the broad range of human differences among us, while embracing the commonalities we share. The program will provide opportunities to recent college graduates and university students and will actively target people from diverse backgrounds and others traditionally underrepresented in the industry.

Boy and Girls Clubs of America


Since 2010 SearchWide Global has been involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Currently, Mike Gamble sits on the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and chairs the annual gala. SearchWide Global sponsors their annual Career Fair that offers outreach to at-risk teens through career guidance, mentorship and job opportunities.  Additionally, our team collectively donates to their program and volunteers time at various clubs around the country.

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