Meet our Staff
Stan Gardner has been the Owner of Stan Gardner and Associates, Inc. since it's opening in 1997. Stan brings 21 years of corporate experience to the recruiting business. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in 1976 with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Physics. He worked for the first 9 years of his career in sales for Dow Chemical and their Dowell Division. During this time, Stan sold to the agricultural, paint and coating, pharmaceutical, food, and oil industries. After leaving Dow Chemical, he spent 12 years in various sales and sales management positions with Pfizer Inc. His tenure at Pfizer included 4 years as the General Manager of the Food Science Group for Pfizer Canada.
The combination of Stan's technical background and his breadth of industry experience, uniquely qualify him to understand client companies needs, and to quickly and effectively identify people qualified to meet these needs. You will not be able to find another recruiter that offers this level of experience in the industry coupled with Stan's level of success as a recruiter.
Personally, Stan is an avid bicyclist having completed Ride The Rockies, a week long bicycle ride across Colorado, 8 times. Stan also enjoys riding motorcyles and is the father of 2 daughters.
Stan is also a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy in Sacramento. He regularly attends informational briefings that are sponsored by the FBI as well as participating in SWAT training exercises with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies.