Gene is CEO of Rice-Cohen International, an internationally recognized top 25 retained search firm. (www.ricecoheninternational.com). Gene has placed over 120 C-level executives in his career and has interviewed thousands of CEOs. Previously, he was a senior executive at Alcatel, a Fortune 50 company, where he ran East Coast operations. Gene held a board position for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has been in involved with Habitat for Humanity as well. Gene lives in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania with his wife, Michele, their four children, son-in-law and grandson. Gene has always been involved in his community, coaching sports, connecting with non-profits and mentoring high school and college students through summer internships. Gene feels blessed to have the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives through the Plant a Seed Inspire a Dream Foundation.