Vice President, Practice Leader – Aerospace & Defense
Luis Beruff joined GattiHR as Vice President, Practice Leader – Aerospace & Defense in 2021. Luis is responsible for serving clients in the broad aerospace and defense marketplace, placing operational, commercial and functional leaders in both manufacturing and services environments.
Luis comes to GattiHR with over 10 years of executive search experience, spending a combined 8 years at 2 of the largest global executive search firms and 2 other years in a highly specialized boutique search firm, focusing exclusively on servicing the government contracting industry. In his most recent role, Luis spent 4 years as a core member of Heidrick & Struggles’ Aviation, Aerospace and Defense focus-practice, where he was responsible for end-to-end search execution and client development initiatives.
The bulk of Luis’s search work has been for manufacturers and/or service providers and their respective supply chains across the broad government contracting sector in positions ranging from Board of Directors and the C-Suite, down to business unit level director. Luis has worked with large publicly traded companies, small and large privately held companies, quasi-public entities and private equity-backed portfolio companies to include Raytheon Technologies, StandardAero, DRAPER, AMTRAK, GKN Aerospace, B&E Components Group and Textron, among many others. He has also done work for companies in the healthcare services, professional services, automotive, oil & gas and broad industrials markets.
Luis currently lives in the Washington, DC area. He was a member of the Washington DC Junior Achievement Young Professionals board for 4 years and still volunteers for the education non-profit. Born in Mexico City to Cuban parents, Luis is fluent in English and Spanish and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston. Luis is a fan of the arts, enjoys a good book and is an avid Washington Nationals baseball fan.