Buck Rogers is a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience across diverse technology and service sectors. Buck is the Founder and CEO of CGAVERY, a boutique executive search and business consulting firm with a professional journey that has been marked by a steady commitment to guiding both individuals and organizations towards their peak potential and optimal performance.
CGAVERY’s vision is Guiding Organizations & Individuals to Improve, Grow, and Get More Out of Life, which they do through targeted executive search and individual coaching. Their executive search practice is experiencing dynamic growth within the legal industry as they help firms find experienced attorneys. Their coaching practice is focused on individual performance and career growth. While growing the business, Buck has also engaged with businesses in Fractional Leader roles to help transform their organizations and sales.
Buck’s career path demonstrates his ability to quickly learn, adjust, and command new technology and industries. With sales and sales leadership experience across Staffing, Software, IT, HR services and Consulting, Buck has been able to turnaround and grow sales organizations in short order.
Buck’s organizational leadership experience aligns with a consistent theme throughout his career of positive change. With experience in startup, turnaround, acquisition transition, and growth phases of business units and companies, he is equipped to come alongside leaders in a business, or enter alone, to drive change, growth, and profitability. Highlights of Buck’s leadership experience include:
- DynPro – He led a strategy refresh of this $15M IT Services & Staffing business in the US while aligning vision with the larger $30M business in five countries.
- Core Health Technologies – Buck led this startup IT Consulting and Staffing Firm from pre-revenue to over $2 million in annual revenue and 35% profit within two years.
- LexisNexis – Having transformed Time Matters’ sales, marketing, and customer service during pre-acquisition, Buck then led their acquisition transformation into LexisNexis operationally, organizationally, and culturally. He assumed leadership of the Time Matters product line post-acquisition upon the owner’s departure and completed full integration into the LexisNexis portfolio. Buck’s leadership of sales & marketing through the acquisition integration and beyond, they were able to achieve 400%+ revenue growth from $4M to over $20M in four years.
- TMP Worldwide. He was recruiter to start a local branch staffing office in Raleigh, but he consistently grew responsibilities to become a divisional Vice President post-acquisition. One success Buck had was to start a business unit and grow it to an annual run rate of $8M within three years.
Before transitioning into the corporate market, Buck served as an Officer & Aviator in the US Army, with increasing responsibilities from Aeroscout Platoon Leader along the Korean DMZ to Helicopter Company Commander in combat during the Gulf War. These experiences helped Buck acquire invaluable skills in organizational leadership and resilience across various challenging environments.
His academic foundation in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from the United States Military Academy at West Point equipped Buck with a robust knowledge base and a strategic mindset essential for navigating the dynamic landscapes of diverse industries.
Buck’s certifications as Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialist (CTS), and LinkedIn-certified Diversity Recruiting Professional underscore his commitment to and aptitude in gaining proficiency in the roles and industries where he worked.
Buck is a seasoned leader with over 25 years of diverse industry experience, characterized by resilience, adaptability, and a relentless commitment to guiding individuals and organizations towards continual and optimal performance.
With a background in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, coupled with certifications in personnel consulting and diversity recruiting, Buck possess a robust knowledge base vital for navigating dynamic industry landscapes.
A proven leader in revitalizing business unit and company strategies, sales and organizational transformations, and guiding individuals through career growth advancements, showcases a keen ability to navigate complex challenges with innovative solutions.
As a CEO and transformational executive leader, Buck has proven to be a visionary leader who communicates effectively, fostering collaborative environments, articulating compelling visions, and guiding teams to success through clear and impactful communication strategies.