who we Are

Jim ConleyLess

President

Jim joined Bert Davis in 2012 and led
the firm’s operations with a keen focus
on consultative and customer-focused
client relationship management. With
an extensive background in the brand
management, strategy, and service
industries,. Jim brings a wealth of
leadership and operational strategy
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Jim joined Bert Davis in 2012 and led the firm’s operations with a keen focus on consultative and customer-focused client relationship management. With an extensive background in the brand management, strategy, and service industries,. Jim brings a wealth of leadership and operational strategy experience to the team at Bert Davis. Prior to joining Bert Davis, Jim served as SVP of Marketing & Operations at award-winning design studio Reitdesign. He is based in both of our New York City and Baltimore/Washington offices.

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Jeanne Bertelle

Jeanne BertelleLess

Executive Vice President

Jeanne joined Bert Davis in 2004, prior
to which she was Senior Director of
HR at the McGraw-Hill Companies,
where she worked across a variety of
internal businesses including
Professional & Reference, Medical
Publishing, Business and Finance,
School, Higher Education, and
Computer Information. Sh...More

Jeanne joined Bert Davis in 2004, prior to which she was Senior Director of HR at the McGraw-Hill Companies, where she worked across a variety of internal businesses including Professional & Reference, Medical Publishing, Business and Finance, School, Higher Education, and Computer Information. She leads senior management searches at Bert Davis across all disciplines and functions.

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Kristi Johnston

Kristi JohnstonLess

Senior Vice President

Kristi has been with Bert Davis
Executive Search since 2004. As SVP,
Kristi manages research and supports
strategic delivery of highly-targeted
candidates across all areas of the
publishing, information, and e-learning
fields. She holds a BA from Bucknell
and attended the Publishing Institute at
t...More

Kristi has been with Bert Davis Executive Search since 2004. As SVP, Kristi manages research and supports strategic delivery of highly-targeted candidates across all areas of the publishing, information, and e-learning fields. She holds a BA from Bucknell and attended the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver.

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Janine Subel

Senior Vice President

Janine is a Senior Vice President at Bert Davis Executive Search, having joined the firm in 2012. She brings to our clients a wealth of recruiting experience, particularly in the areas of K-12 and EdTech in the United States.

Prior to joining Bert Davis, Janine was employed with BDO Seidma...More

Janine is a Senior Vice President at Bert Davis Executive Search, having joined the firm in 2012. She brings to our clients a wealth of recruiting experience, particularly in the areas of K-12 and EdTech in the United States.

Prior to joining Bert Davis, Janine was employed with BDO Seidman LLP for about a decade, including as Director of International Talent Acquisition. Earlier in her career, Janine served as a Recruiting Director at Deloitte Consulting/Roundarch where she focused on hiring IT professionals. She also was previously a Practice Leader at a digital communications services company and a Director of Recruiting at an international accounting and advisory organization.

Janine holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand. She is currently based primarily in San Diego, CA.

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jsubel@bertdavis.com

John Tagler

Vice President

John served as Vice President and Executive Director of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers. Prior to his decade-long service at PSP, he held a variety of positions at Elsevier, most recently as Vice President of Customer Marketing for the library and academic market...More

John served as Vice President and Executive Director of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers. Prior to his decade-long service at PSP, he held a variety of positions at Elsevier, most recently as Vice President of Customer Marketing for the library and academic market. His diverse experience at Elsevier included a variety of areas including sales, digital publishing, corporate communications, library marketing, customer relations, exhibits management, and journal and book publishing. He holds a B.A. from the University at Albany (SUNY) and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.

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jtagler@bdes-ny.com