Bert Ruiz serves as Senior Consultant for Nonprofit HR. With a 22-year career in the nonprofit industry, Bert serves as a trusted advisor on executive search engagements nationally and responsible for the successful closure of search assignments at the professional and executive levels, using unique search methodologies and strategies.
Mr. Ruiz’s most recent role includes serving as Senior Consultant for DBD Group overseeing executive search services. Prior to that, he spent several years with YMCA of the USA, the national resource center supporting over 800 local YMCA affiliates, where he served as Region Director, CEO Search. He also served as Senior Manager of Chronic Disease Prevention Programs, which included the development of a national strategy to promote adoption and implementation of approaches to address health disparities and healthy aging, with specific focus on primary chronic disease prevention and screening. Prior to serving at the national level, he spent nine years in operations serving as Executive Director with a local YMCA affiliate in Houston.
Bert is experienced in diversity, equity and inclusion professional development initiatives. He served as a participant, as well as coach and mentor, for national multicultural development programs, and was certified as facilitator to deliver trainings to local affiliate staff. Bert also served on national employee resources group leadership committees.
Bert has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Houston, a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Bert and his wife Wendy have two adult children and reside in Houston, Texas.