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Gregory Stanhewicz

Business & Entrepreneurship

About Gregory Stanhewicz

Gregory Stanhewicz is the Founder and President of Yellow Jacket Executive Search, LLC. After over 15 years in the recruiting and employee placement sector, Gregory has earned a reputation as a renowned and respected headhunter. He is also a successful business owner and family man. 

Gregory Stanhewicz’s company, Yellow Jacket Executive Search, is a premier executive search firm specializing in the placement of employees in mid to C-level technology product, sales, and marketing. The company has carved a unique niche in the recruiting and placement industry, combining expertise within high-growth technologies. This includes Software-as-a-Service (Saas), cloud technology, machine learning, AI, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and more. Yellow Jacket always looks to engage with the most disruptive, high-growth companies with cutting edge tech and stellar leadership. 

As a business owner, Gregory Stanhewicz prioritizes his employees’ wellbeing. He is proud to own a small business that offers health benefits, as well as a 401K/Profit Sharing plan. He also strives to operate his companies with a high degree of integrity while continually providing his clients with top-tier service. 

Gregory Stanhewicz has extensive experience both as a recruiter and as a business owner. Before launching Yellow Jacket Executive Search in May of 2020, he owned and operated Pine Lake Solutions for over 12 years. This business was also an executive search firm that Gregory successfully built to 10 full-time employees. He hired, trained, and managed this group of executive recruiters and eventually created a database of over 5000 companies and 50,000 industry-specific names. 

From 2007 to 2019, Gregory Stanhewicz led Pine Lake Solutions to become one of the most well-known organizations in “AdTech” and “MarTec.” During this time, he also developed and nurtured long-standing business relationships with a vast network of industry veterans in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Before launching his own company, Gregory Stanhewicz gained experience as a Senior Executive Recruiter for Harrington J White Executive Search, LLC. In this role, Gregory placed mid to VP-level salespeople in enterprise software, including email marketing, cybersecurity, and human capital management. During his tenure, Gregory was the top billing Executive Recruiter for the company every year. 

Gregory Stanhewicz graduated from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Connecticut. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University.

Gregory Stanhewicz spent many years as an upstanding member of the Stratford, CT community. During this time, Gregory raised his children (two boys and one girl) and coached soccer and basketball for The Sterling House Community Center. He believes that family should always come first in life. He enjoys any activity that involves his three children and two dogs, especially fishing, boating, soccer, snowboarding, surfing, and playing guitar. 

Gregory Stanhewicz is also passionate about music. He is an avid Phish “phan” who regularly attends New Year’s Eve run shows at Madison Square Garden. He also enjoys Citizen Cope, Ray Lamontagne, Grateful Dead, along with many others. Gregory is also a musician himself, as a guitarist and singer. One of his life goals is to form a cover band with his children.