| Dina Gardner|
Dina Gardner received her M.A. in Business and Organizational Communications from Emerson College and her B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University.
Dina began her recruiting career in 1986 when she joined the Boston office of a 500-person national placement firm. After her first year, she ranked number two nationwide in revenue production and placements, second only to a 17-year veteran. Dina leveraged her initial success in the field by starting her own administrative placement firm, which she later sold to join the staff of a large regional accounting and finance placement firm. Dina consistently ranked number one among her peers and received awards for outstanding performance for 24 consecutive quarters.
In 1996, Dina co-founded Gardner Resources Group. To this day, she continues to be responsible for strategic and business development, client and candidate development as well as providing training, coaching, and mentoring programs for Gardner Resources Group. Dina also co-founded an IT Consulting firm in 1998. She successfully sold this business in 2009.
In addition to playing an active role at Gardner Resources Group, Dina founded the Pay it Forward Backpack Project which provides backpacks and winter essentials to the homeless population of Boston. She was also a board member of a successful Massachusetts Media Strategy company for many years. Additionally, she has volunteered extensively as a mentor to a local high school student through the Mazie Mentoring Program and spent many years conducting workshops at the Suffolk County House of Corrections helping female prisoners re-entering society. She is actively involved in the arts and creates small and large scale pastel paintings, donating all proceeds to local charities. She was the founder of a local rock and roll band and continues to play guitar in her spare time. When not working or enjoying these activities, her true passion is traveling to remote places and getting off the beaten path.