Gary McAndrew


As the Owner/President of McAndrew Search Group, Gary brings over 35 years of experience in Human Resources and 11 years of Executive Search experience. Gary worked in the Insurance, Publishing and Banking industries before starting McAndrew Search Group (previously called McM Search Group) in 2019. In addition to recruiting, Gary provides consulting to companies in the areas of Strategic Planning and Human Resources.

Gary grew up in Northeast Iowa and brings a great business perspective to recruiting because of his HR experience and is able to act as a consultant in helping HR departments find the best candidates possible. He is honest and trustworthy and will work tirelessly until each search is completed successfully.

Gary lives in Peosta, Iowa with his wife Cheri. Gary has been an active volunteer in his community, including serving on the Western Dubuque Community School Board, the Western Dubuque Booster Club, the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Foundation Board, the Bobcat Foundation Board, the Hospice Board, 100 Men Who Care and the Optimist Club. Gary received the SHRM designation of SPHR in 1992 and has been involved with SHRM since 1992.

In his spare time Gary enjoys watching all sports - especially any sport the Iowa Hawkeyes are playing. Gary enjoys playing golf and volunteers as a PA announcer for baseball, basketball and football games for Western Dubuque High School.