Cleantech Executive Search

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Gaia Human Capital Consultants is a national, retained executive search / talent acquisition pioneer and leader committed to building transformative, cleantech, mission-driven and disruptive technology companies.

Founded in 2006, Gaia Human Capital has completed scores of client search assignments representing innovative technology clients needing a boutique executive search partner and/or talent acquisition, recruitment resource.

From venture backed, subsequent stage, multinationals to non-profits, Gaia Human Capital Consultants knows your business and is a highly respected and most trusted talent acquisition and executive search partner.

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Dawn Dzurilla

Founder & Managing Partner


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Representative Retained Search & Talent Acquisition Assignments:

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Recurrent Energy, Leading Solar Energy Developer

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner
Engineering, Construction, Procurement, Operations (EPC) 

Proactively attract & recruit coveted, passive candidates, executing multiple searches across several tiers of the organization, in support of more than $4 Billion in project finance and over 4.3 GW of large-scale solar energy projects pipeline in development in North America.

Contract, on-site

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Perdue Farms

Vice President, Sustainability
National retained executive search



Ricardo Engineering
Advanced Automotive Engineer

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Clean Energy
Senior Sales Engineer – Advanced Vehicle Technology
Senior Sales Engineer – Wind Energy
Head of Engineering – Energy Storage

National Retained Executive Search

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Backe Chair & Eminent Scholar of Renewable Energy Dept

National Retained Executive Search

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U.K. Content Management Solutions (IT)

Talent Acquisition Partner

Supported the rapid growth and IT, sales and developer hiring demands of U.S. activities by recruiting U.S. team.

RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourced – Contract)

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Eastridge Workforce Solutions – Professional Services
Director of Corporate Recruitment & Talent Acquisition

Owned, executed scaleable recruitment strategies supporting the culture, growth and hiring demands of the entire company.

Contract – Onsite

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AES Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Developer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer (interim) 

National Retained Executive Search

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Atmospheric & Environmental Research, Inc.
Head of Business Development

National Retained Executive Search

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GreenStar Natural Foods Cooperative
General Manager

National Retained Executive Search


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 Verdant Power – Tidal Energy Manufacturer & Developer
 Chief Financial Officer

 Chief Engineer
 Senior Process Engineer

National Retained Executive Search

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HelioSphera – Solar Module Manufacturer
Senior Vice President, North American Business Dev.

National Retained Executive Search

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True Green Capital Management – PE/ Venture Capital
Chief Financial Officer

Retained Executive Search

Waste Management (Start-up)
Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Retained Executive Search

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Investment Bank
Solar Energy Analyst

Retained Executive Search

EnerNOC logoSmart Grid / Energy Efficiency / Demand Response
Director of Marketing
Sales Representatives

National Executive Search

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The Cleantech Open Non-profit
Board of Directors
Pro Bono Talent Acquisition Consulting


Animal Shelter Non-profit
Executive Director

Pro Bono Executive Search

Gaia Human Capital Consultants is minority-owned.

Dawn Dzurilla
San Francisco, CA
(O) 415.535.3496