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Michele Gil


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Michele Andujo Gil is Managing Partner and majority equity owner with more than 25 years of recruiting and management experience at the Los Angeles-based Chrisman & Company, a national executive search consultancy to financial and related industries. She leads the firm’s board of directors practice as well as searches for senior/executive management positions including C-level positions for prominent clients in banking and financial services. Clients include regional and community banks, investment banks, wealth management, FinTechs, credit unions, as well as other sectors in the financial services industry. Mrs. Gil has experience working with bank regulatory agencies (FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve and DFP&I). She consults with boards of directors and executive teams on issues concerning succession planning, leadership development and human capital strategies.


Mrs. Gil began her career at Chrisman & Company in 1992 as a part-time research assistant, joining the firm full-time immediately following her graduation from the University of Southern California. Working closely with the firm’s founder, Timothy Chrisman, a search industry veteran, Mrs. Gil has developed extensive knowledge of the search and recruitment process, and its internal and external complexities.


Mrs. Gil holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California. She has served on the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Women in Banking Committee for the California Bankers Association and has been a guest speaker to financial institutions and banking associations.  She currently serves as a board member of Sierra Bancorp/Bank of the Sierra (NASDAQ:  BSRR) and the International Bankers Association of California.  Mrs. Gil resides in Pasadena with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters.

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