Gayle Norton has more than 20 years of management, consulting, sales and recruitment industry experience. Through a consultative customer-centric partnership model supported by highly experienced recruiters and consultants, Gayle assists her clients through recruitment optimization and talent strategy consulting to improve the talent acquisition function, and On-Demand recruiting to find the top talent needed to drive business and gain competitive advantage. Working in multiple industries, Gayle has led engagements at companies ranging from startups and emerging growth companies to large, global employers including Harley-Davidson, Cadence Health, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Motorola, American College of Surgeons, USG, Ulta, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Gayle brings a healthcare and pharmaceutical background to her consulting career. She was a Registered Nurse and then led a sales area for a pharmaceutical company where she won numerous awards for performance excellence. She moved into consulting where she led her own consultancy focusing on operational change and talent acquisition initiatives, moved into a corporate Director or Recruiting and Recruitment Technology role, became a consultant and Managing Director with a talent acquisition consulting firm, and then to a Director of Talent Strategy role. Her diverse business foundation adds a unique lens to her consulting work.
Gayle is actively involved in STAR Chicago, the Society of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, currently serving as Vice President of Professional Development. She is also a board member with the SHRM chapter Northwest Human Resources Council (NHRC), and previously served as Co-Chair of the HR Management Systems committee for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC). Gayle has spoken at HR, HR technology and talent acquisition conferences and has been published in several industry publications.