Penrhyn International

McIntyre Global Executive Search - Columbus

Cookie McIntyre

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  • Office: McIntyre Global Executive Search - Columbus
  • Location: Columbus (OH), United States
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  • Fields: Business & Professional Services , Education, Industrial & Automotive, Non Profit


Cookie McIntyre has been a Principal of Penrhyn International since 2007, when McIntyre Global Executive Search joined the network. Her career in executive search began in 1985. Cookie has conducted executive search engagements and demonstrated expertise in the retail, grocery/food service, consumer products and manufacturing industries. From a functional standpoint, her search practice engages Vice President through C-level executive leadership in multiple disciplines to include; marketing, operations, information technology, supply chain, human resources, and finance.

Prior to founding McIntyre Global Executive Search, Cookie held executive positions for a prestigious executive search firm based in Columbus, Ohio and a firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, which focused on indigenous industries such as maritime, import/export, energy, and oil & gas.

In recent years, Cookie has been named a ‘Businesswoman On The Move’ by Business First, and has received accolades from the Columbus Dispatch as a ‘Woman Making a Difference’. In addition to that, she is a 2004 recipient of the National Association of Women Owned Businesses Visionary Award.

Representative assignments:
CEO, Fitch:RPA
Division President, Hexion Specialty Chemicals
SVP, Corporate Controller, Albertsons
CIO, US Foodservice, a division of Ahold
EVP Supply Chain, Albertsons
EVP HR, Knowledge Learning Corporation

Mark Prevost

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  • Office: McIntyre Global Executive Search - Columbus
  • Location: Columbus (OH), United States
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Mark joined McIntyre in 2014 after spending many years leading sales, marketing, business development and overall corporate strategy for some of the nation’s most well-respected brands in a diverse variety of industries.

Throughout the 1990’s, Mark was a sought after advisor to CEO’s and community leaders in the areas of corporate and public finance in both the public and private capital markets.

In 1999, Mark left his successful career in investment banking to follow his passion and start his own technology company. Ever since he has been a passionate leader, advocate, and mentor for high-growth organizations and new business creation.

As an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee, Mark’s vision and leadership in his first technology launch was cited in Fortune magazine and written about by groups like Gartner, Forrester Research and IDC as he led the firm through impressive growth. Fortune 1000 clients included industry leaders such as Hershey Foods, Coca-Cola, NASDAQ, Timberland and more with strategic partners that included Microsoft, Cisco and Hewlett Packard.

A recurring theme throughout Mark’s career has been working alongside of and building great leaders. At McIntyre, Mark enjoys bringing his decades of experience recruiting and growing dynamic, world-class teams to organizations around the world that are in need of senior-level leadership talent. Because he’s sat in the seat that many of our clients do, he brings a unique understanding to the needs and challenges of our market.

A native New Yorker, Mark grew up with a love of the ocean combined with everything urban. Today he replaces sailing on the Long Island Sound and Hudson River with the boating around the Lake Erie islands and restaurant hopping in the Short North of Columbus instead of Greenwich Village.

One of Mark’s greatest loves is being a fan of his three children, hoping to inspire each of them to pursue the biggest and grandest dreams they can imagine, while always focusing on furthering the public good.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Management from Cedarville University.

Ro Gantz

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  • Office: McIntyre Global Executive Search - Columbus
  • Location: Columbus (OH), United States
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Ro loves recruiting, and has 20 years of combined experience in military, corporate and executive search recruiting roles. She is the primary lead for McIntyre’s major clients, including manufacturing and Asia outbound services work and, as the company’s Talent Strategist, helps clients make long-term hiring decisions and evaluate related talent strategies. Ro especially enjoys working with engineers and in technical and manufacturing environments, and is constantly learning and exploring the world of “why not” when considering new solutions to old problems.

As a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Ro spent most of her military career in oceanography/intelligence-based positions before shifting to an award-winning role in engineering and officer recruiting. This was followed by recruiting leadership posts at several companies including The Home Depot and Microsoft, followed by Albertsons, where she built and led the talent management function to include recruiting, succession planning and performance management.

She earned a BA from the University of Rochester on an NROTC Scholarship, and a dual MA in management and human resources development from Webster University while stationed in Bermuda. She is a Certified Personal Branding Strategist and Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR).

She enjoys global travel, which first began for her as an exchange student to Peru during high school and most recently took her to Shanghai, where she participated in a professional exchange program with our partners. She’s been to all 50 states in the USA, and plans to continue her travels around the world to all continents.

Through her many journeys and life lessons, Ro has learned to value each and every moment that life offers. She is a volunteer teacher at St. Benedict’s Education Center where she teaches language and job skills to refugees who’ve come to America for a better life and supports efforts to help veterans and older citizens gain meaningful employment. She also earned her certification as Master, Food Preservation & Safety from the University of Idaho and runs a small organic garden. She is always trying to learn something new and is currently learning how to say hello, goodbye and thank you in every language in the Google translator (until we have the Star Trek-like handheld device.)

Contact McIntyre Global Executive Search

McIntyre Global Executive Search clients include some of the biggest and brightest global manufacturing and consumer facing brands across the United States and around the world. As a socially conscious business on a world-scale, our values and mission also underlie an additional practice area supporting many of the most highly regarded national and international not-for-profit organizations. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with additional operations in New York and Wisconsin, we have recruited hundreds of world-class leaders, and strategically positioned talent for critical succession since our founding in 1990.

The last twenty-five years have been an amazing journey. We have helped organizations big and small focus on a richer path and develop a brighter future. We have come together to pursue a common goal of engaging top talent from around the globe to help nurture the growth of the world’s leading brands. The results of these partnerships have been extraordinary, and working together, we have assisted our clients attract and recruit senior level leaders who robustly flourish in a myriad of positions.

Our success comes from the strength of our client partnerships, combining hard work and intense learning. Of shared values and deep cultural immersion. Of global vision, and global expertise.

Our clients say we are the best search firm they have ever experienced, and we often become the only retained executive search firm with whom they work.

We apply a proprietary Six-Sigma based search methodology that maximizes results and increases efficiency. This results in the very best candidates being identified, recruited and hired, and we dramatically exceed industry benchmark in Quality, Competency, Speed, Excellence, Synergy and Expertise.

375 N. Front Street, Suite 222, Columbus, OH 43215 
+011 614 318 8000