SearchWide Global, a leading recruitment firm in the convention, event, tradeshow, hotel, travel and tourism industries, has added a new member to its team. Ross Sawai, Executive Recruiter, will assist with SearchWide Global’s long-time clients, Freeman Co. and Freeman XP, a marketing solutions company for live engagements, expos, trade shows, corporate events and exhibits. Additionally, Sawai will build out the technology and online marketing segments specific to the greater hospitality industry.


Originally from Hawaii, Sawai now resides in Texas where he’ll join the Dallas/Fort Worth regional office. “His background and skillset is unique to our company” says Mike Gamble, President and CEO of SearchWide Global, “that will complement our existing team, clients and candidates in many ways”.


With over 20 years’ experience with leading companies such as GenieConnect by Lanyon, Wyndham Jade, Blockbuster, and American Airlines. Sawai has held executive level roles in sales, marketing, and business development. “He will offer a combination of strategic and creative experiences with companies that sell into and support the industries we serve”, said Gamble.


“I am very excited to join the SearchWide Global team. I have experienced SearchWide Global from both a candidate and a client perspective; it is obvious that the company’s ethics and professionalism align with my own values. SearchWide Global is an iconic brand and I am looking forward to contributing at many levels including the buildout of the technology and online marketing segments related to hospitality, travel and tourism”, says Ross Sawai.


About SearchWide Global: SearchWide Global is a full service executive search firm, placing hundreds of executives, primarily for companies in the convention, trade association, and travel/tourism industries. Specializing 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 St. Paul, MN, USA and several regional offices, SearchWide Global is able to serve clients and candidates nationwide. Founded in 1999, they have remained focused on four core values for almost two decades: INTEGRITY, ETHICS, PASSION and RESPECT.