Get to know Bert!
Bert Ruiz serves as Managing Director for Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR, where he leads a team of 30 talented experts who deliver executive and professional retained search and recruitment outsourcing services. With a 23-year career in the nonprofit industry, Bert serves as a trusted advisor on search and recruitment outsourcing engagements with client partners.
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 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 almost a decade in operations, including the role of Executive Director with a local 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 (BA) degree in Communication from the University of Houston, a Master of Science (MS) degree 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.