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Renee Narloch 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy D4-242 Tallahassee FL 32309 Gary Phillips 1677 Eureka Road Suite 202 Roseville CA 95661 Valerie Gaeta Phillips 1677 Eureka Road Suite 202 Roseville CA 95661 Work Phone: (916) 784-9080Work Fax: (916) 784-1985Work Phone: (850) 391-0000 Website: Website

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Valerie Gaeta Phillips/President
Ms. Phillips has over 15 years of recruiting experience, including more than a decade of recent experience in executive search for public, private, and startup companies nationwide. Ms. Phillips has expertise in the full recruiting cycle, from process design and outreach through candidate assessment and selection. She has placed executive senior-level candidates in a variety of industries and fields, including Finance, Information Technology, and Engineering. Most recently Ms. Phillips has placed City Managers, Directors of Finance & Administration, Directors of Economic Development, CIO and Engineering executives in the public sector. Ms. Phillips is valued for her ability to find and retain the most outstanding candidates for even the most difficult or untraditional assignments and for her commitment to her clients’ success.

Ms. Phillips is a member and or a sponsor of the International Hispanic Network, ICMA, Women Leading Government, International Fire Chiefs Association, Water & Waste Water Professionals, GFOA, CME, Hispanic Professional Women’s Association.

Ms. Phillips has a passion for helping people, evidenced by her fundraising and efforts to raise awareness for organizations such as Autism Speaks and the M.I.N.D. Institute.

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Gary Phillips/Executive Vice President
Mr. Phillips started his career with a New York based Fortune 100 company and quickly became a Senior Manager building and running a large customer service organization in New York and eventually in thirteen countries in Europe. He also served as a Director with a large Fortune 500 company and was responsible for developing and maintaining new and existing clients in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He then became Senior Vice President with a public enterprise software company. Some of his successes include building an organization from 2 to 250 people worldwide; acquiring 5 companies in two years; and growing a company from 800 to 1200 employees.

Mr. Phillips was part of an executive acquisition and recruiting team where he helped build a start-up enterprise software company in San Francisco. He recruited top notch talent, and built a world class organization. The company was eventually sold to a Fortune 500 software company.

Mr. Phillips has maintained customer relationships in the public sector, private sector, as well as medical, and financial institutions. He prides himself on finding key talent and offering the best customer service to his clients.

Mr. Phillips is involved in his community as a soccer coach and as an organizer of fundraisers for Autism Speaks in Sacramento. Mr. Phillips received his Associate of Science degree, as well as completed coursework at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY.

Regan Williams/Senior Vice President
Mr. Williams brings 30 years of local government experience to Bob Murray & Associates. Most recently, he worked as a private consultant with Deloitte and Touche on various public sector assignments. Prior to that, he served as Director of Public Safety with the City of Sunnyvale, CA.

Mr. Williams was involved in the development of some of Sunnyvale’s most innovative programs and has a national reputation for excellence in law enforcement. He has been responsible for numerous recruitments throughout his career. Clients find his insight and expertise in recruitment and selection a valuable asset.

Mr. Williams received his Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.


Bob Murray & Associates brings a personal approach to providing quality executive recruitment services. Our clients include cities, counties, and special districts, both large and small. Our experience includes working with the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Diego, CA; Eugene, Salem, and Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; San Antonio, TX; New Orleans, LA; Greenville, SC; Norfolk, VA; Jupiter and Miami Beach, FL; and Washington DC. Counties we have assisted include Orange County, Monterey County, and Marin County, CA; Clackamas County and Washington, OR; Fulton County, Orange County and Lowndes County, GA; Arlington County, VA; and Bay County, FL. We have also assisted a number of special districts and professional organizations including the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and the California State Association of Counties.

Many of our clients are “repeat customers” that return to Bob Murray & Associates because of our emphasis on quality and our success in finding candidates for positions that are difficult to fill.

Through many years of experience, we have created an ideal recruitment process by combining our ability to help you to determine the direction of the search and the types of candidates you seek. We understand the importance of recruiting candidates who are not necessarily looking for a job and are doing well in their current position. Working with professionalism, integrity and personal attention, our team-oriented search process, in addition to our proven expertise, ensures that the candidates we present for your consideration will match the criteria you have established and will be outstanding in their field. Our collaborative process, created to build partnerships with our clients, entails the following:

  • Developing a Candidate Profile
  • Advertising Campaign and Recruiting Brochure
  • Recruiting Candidates
  • Candidate Interviews and Evaluation
  • Referencing Top Candidates
  • Recommendation
  • Final Interviews and Background Checks
  • Negotiations