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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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COVID-19 Resources

SearchWide GlobalCOVID-19 Resources

Has your position been impacted by COVID-19?

Our team will share helpful resources on this page in an effort to help those in transition.

Check back often as we’ll update information as the situation evolves.

The health and safety of our clients, candidates and their families are of utmost importance right now. We'll be doing everything in our power to support our industry through this time. -Mike Gamble, President and CEO


The Future of Tourism:

Tourism Talent & Opportunity in the Time of COVID-19

Mike Gamble, SearchWide Global President & CEO rcently had the the opportunity to join David Peacock on Simpleview’s Future of Tourism podcast to talk about COVID-19 and the challenges and opportunities we face now and in the future as employers and employees in the tourism industry.

MPI: Know Your Value Proposition

MPI reached out to our President & CEO, Mike Gamble, member of MPI and past chair of the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees, to share his thoughts on the job market as it relates to our industry and highlights ways industry professionals who are looking for work can make the most of their job search.

Sports ETA Leadership Series Webinar with Mike Gamble

Access the webinar replay with Q&A from Sports ETA's President and CEO, Al Kidd and SearchWide Global's President and CEO, Mike Gamble as they discuss what the current state and recovery might look like.

HSMAI Webinar with SearchWide Global's John Brich

Access the webinar replay with our Vice President as he speaks to HSMAI about using your LinkedIn as a personal branding tool.

Focus on Skill Building

With COVID-19 sending everyone inside, you may be wondering what to do with all the extra time at home. This is how you boost your skills or learn new ones for free.

Prepare For The Future Of Work In Uncertain Times

The coronavirus is causing a lot of uncertainty, pivots at work and concerns about the long-term impact on the economy.

Update Your Resume

We found this article from The Muse with helpful and straight forward tips to get your resume up-to-date.

Spruce Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Direct from LinkedIn, here are 20 ways to update your profile and effectively showcase your personal brand.

11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

These are the toughest of times to be job hunting. But all is not lost for those willing to make substantive changes that will boost their chances.

Prepare for Interviews

The interview process has changed. Here are some good tips to prep for interviewing from afar amid COVID-19.

4 Ways to Keep Networking While Social Distancing

With events and gatherings now called off for the duration, you can still maintain your connections and cultivate new ones, at a safe distance.

LinkedIn Learning: Sales Courses

LinkedIn Learning courses that help you sell and that cover the most pressing issues for salespeople right now.


Questions to Ask if You're Laid Off

This article focuses on 7 questions to raise immediately after you’re laid off.

Managing Money Amid COVID-19

What should you do about income, taxes, insurance, retirement funds, and other finances? Forbes put together this page to cover most financial topics specifically during the Corona Virus.


Here’s what astronauts and submariners say about coping with self-isolation

Billions of people around the world are at home due to coronavirus lockdowns. Three astronauts and a submariner shared advice on how to cope with isolation.

Handling Stress and Coping for You and Your Family

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful, causing fear, anxiety and strong emotions in adults and children. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Visit the CDC resource page for information.

How can you help others?

Thousands of volunteers like you are needed daily and can benefit your mental health. Find COVID-19 specific ways to support your community remotely with VolunteerMatch.


U.S. Travel Association

Access the latest research, news, and commentary around our industry and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Destinations International

Destinations International’s number one goal is to give our members the tools they need, which includes accurate and up-to-date information as it pertains to the effects of coronavirus on the travel, tourism and meetings industry.


Stay up-to-date with the meetings industry, Meeting Professionals International has put together a robust resource page with messages from leaders, webinars, reports, and additional information.


HSMAI is providing access to resources that will help hotel and travel industry professionals stay informed about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on sales, marketing, and revenue optimization, and put crisis management techniques into play.


IAVM puts the health and well-being of its members first. We are closely monitoring advisories and updates regarding COVID-19 from the CDC, DHS, the WHO, other associations, as well as healthcare and regulatory organizations.

Sports Events and Tourism Association

How does COVID affect your events and economic stimulus resources?

FiredUp Culture

Ignite your Culture, Leadership, & Team with key insights from Fired-Up!


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