President, The Dingman Company
Since joining The Dingman Company in 1986, Bruce has executed a variety of executive search assignments serving clients in diversified industries. In 1993 Bruce became President of The Dingman Company and has worked with clubs, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, travel, hospitality, aviation, and non-profits including Christian organizations and universities. Prior to joining The Dingman Company in 1986, Bruce spent almost 20 years in the hotel, food service, and food distribution industries.
Bruce and his wife, Janet, live in Southern California and are the parents of three adult children and seven grandchildren. Bruce is a proud veteran having served in the United States Military. Bruce and Janet are members of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA.
|Bachelor of Science
Open Doors USA-since 2007
Ardent Search Company Co-Founder and President
Tim co-founded Ardent Search in 2007, having previously served The Dingman Company, leading the research and reference functions, candidate development, and managing client relationships. Before entering the executive recruiting arena, Tim led his own consulting practice, specializing in re-organization and systems/structure improvement. Previously, for eighteen years, Tim held leadership positions in operations, strategy, marketing, and development in Fortune 100 companies as well as municipal, educational, and faith-based organizations. Tim’s commitment to integrity, a definitive understanding of leadership and transition, along with his highly relational style are strong assets in assisting clients in their change process. Tim and his wife, Beth, live in Southern California with their four children.
|Master of Organizational Leadership
|Master of Science, Marital & Family Therapy
California Lutheran University
|Bachelor of Science
California State University, Northridge
David Gyertson, Ph.D
Vice President, The Dingman Company
Dr. David Gyertson has a broad and varied background in higher education, publishing, consulting, executive coaching, ministry and media. He has held senior leadership positions in religious, charitable and business environments, including international and cross-cultural settings. Most recently he was Associate Provost, Dean of the Beeson School of Practical Theology and Professor of Leadership Formation and Renewal at Asbury Theological Seminary (KY). Previously he was Distinguished Professor of Leadership Formation and Renewal at Regent University in Virginia. He taught Doctoral level courses in the School of Education as well as the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. He continues to teach in the Doctor of Ministry program at Asbury Seminary.
Gyertson has been a senior executive in several settings including as President of Regent University, as well as Asbury University (Kentucky) and Taylor University (Indiana). He holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University with a concentration in higher education administration and management. He is an ordained minister having served senior pastoral positions in Methodist and Presbyterian settings. Gyertson also was a Flotilla Staff Officer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary Portsmouth Station Sector Hampton Roads, VA.
David is published in the fields of Biblical Studies, applied theology, colonial and church history, higher education, Christian education and leadership studies. “Faithful Stewards: Board Governance Principles and Practices for Faith-Based Nonprofits” was published in 2011 and is used extensively for Board training with Crisis Pregnancy Centers and other faith-based nonprofits. His chapter “Christian Leadership and the Identity and Mission of an Organization” was published by B & H Publishers (Nashville 2011) in “Christian Leadership Essentials”. Dr. Gyertson also was the senior editor for “Nonprofit Leadership in a For-profit World (Standard Publishing 2011). For CBN Publishing he edited the “Operation Good Shepherd” teachings, “Foundations of the Faith” and the twenty volume “Living by the Book” series. He published five articles in the three volume Encyclopedia of Christian Education (Rowan & Little Field 2015).
Currently Dr. Gyertson is a strategic initiatives consultant, succession planning specialist and executive coach to faith-based organizations. And he serves the Dingman Company (Dingman.com) as an executive search consultant. He specializes in Board governance training, transition planning and special projects implementation. He does leadership retreats in areas of spiritual formation for ministry professionals and others desiring to grow personally and professionally. He has delivered numerous lectures, workshops and seminars and published several articles on topics related to Christian thought and practice. He is frequent speaker at conferences, camps, schools, universities & churches. Dr. Gyertson is chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Biola University Board of Trustees. David can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Management
Michigan State University
|Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Religion and Psychology
Spring Arbor University (Michigan)
|Graduate work at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Comparative and International Higher Education.|
Donna White served for several years as Vice President with The Dingman Company and continues to serve as an ad hoc partner for select searches. Her strong commitment to supporting organizations that challenge the status quo and transform industries led to founding August Venture Talent, a boutique executive search firm that specializes in entrepreneurial and turnaround situations.
Donna has delivered impressive results for over two decades as an executive search consultant for a broad range of projects, both as a team member with boutique firms and as a solo practitioner. Deep expertise in her field and understanding of organizations and the marketplace, combined with rare perception and keen intellect allow her to manage even the most complex recruiting challenges with dexterity. Clients express appreciation for Donna’s high integrity, exceptional communication and winsome representation of their organizations. Her professionalism and personal warmth make the search process an enjoyable experience for all involved.
Donna is an Illinois native who moved to Southern California as a young adult. She worked full-time progressing through roles in corporate Human Resources while earning a B.S., Management at Pepperdine University. Later, she earned a Master of Divinity degree with Fuller Theological Seminary and worked with faith-based nonprofits. She is married to Mark and mom to four, ranging from teens to college students —five if you count Murphy, the family dog. Donna enjoys travel, stimulating conversation, a good read, walks on the beach and all things nature. Future aspirations as she approaches the empty-nest stage include serving energetically on nonprofit boards.
|Master of Divinity
Fuller Theological Seminary
|Bachelor of Science, Management
Executive Search Consultant
Dr. Hutz Hertzberg brings significant ministry experience to The Dingman Company. He has served in senior leadership positions in Christian higher education, non-profit organizations, the church, and chaplaincy. He most recently served as President of Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) in Northfield, Illinois from 2017 to 2021. CHA was ranked #1 Best Christian High School in Illinois by Niche.com for five consecutive years.
Hertzberg previously served as president of Christian Union, based in Princeton, New Jersey, where he gave leadership to the organization’s mission of developing transformative Christian leaders at some of America’s most strategic universities (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford and others) and also to the building of networks of Christian professionals in key cities across the nation.
Prior to his time with Christian Union, Hutz served as the first executive director of The Orchard Network, a Chicago area organization committed to developing next generation pastors and lay leaders for gospel-centered leadership.
Previously, Hutz served for seven years as executive pastor of the historic Moody Church in downtown Chicago, giving leadership to its multiple ministries and staff.
Dr. Hertzberg has also served in several higher education, administrative, and faculty positions including for over twelve years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity International University where he served as dean of the chapel and student ministries, and also dean of students. Prior to that he served as chaplain at Wheaton College and held various administrative and faculty positions at Judson University, DePaul University College of Law, and the College of DuPage.
For twenty years Dr. Hertzberg served as chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve serving mostly with the United States Marine Corps. He continues to serve as the senior protestant chaplain at Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports giving leadership to a team of chaplains and overseeing multiple weekly chapel services at these airports.
Dr. Hertzberg is a licensed and ordained minister with academic degrees from Wheaton (IL) College (BA, MA) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MAR, DMin, PhD).
|Ph.D., Intercultural Studies
D.Min., Pastoral Ministries
M.A.R., Systematic Theology
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
B.A., Speech Communications