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Earle Craft Joins Gaines International in Atlanta as Partner

March 3, 2020


  • Sadé Jasmín Jackson

(Atlanta, GA) – Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – Gaines International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allen Austin, a Top 40 global management consulting firm, is pleased to announce Earle Craft has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as Partner.

“Earle brings more than 35 years of experience in Human Resources, Legal and Leadership Advisory expertise to his role as partner with the firm,” said Donna Gaines, Managing Partner of Gaines International. “Furthermore, his most recent position as a global executive HR practitioner for an international design firm, will enable him to offer a unique perspective to our clients – both those seeking a career in the design, engineering and construction fields as well as those looking to hire the right candidate.”

In his new role as partner with Gaines International, Craft will develop and execute purpose-driven strategies to empower employers and employees to make the best possible hiring decisions for long-term career growth and personal fulfillment. He will lead the searches for the firm’s AEC clients domestically and internationally, as well as oversee business development and marketing for the firm’s Atlanta offices.

“As a former client of Gaines International, it is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as a partner. Gaines International is a leading firm in its field, and having been on the other side, I can personally attest to their professionalism and skill,” said Craft. “I look forward to serving Gaines International clients and helping them to develop and implement effective solutions to the dynamic workforce challenges facing the AEC professions in coming years.”

Prior to joining Gaines International, Craft spent almost two decades as the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for tvsdesign, inc., a premier A&E design firm with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dubai and Shanghai. He has significant experience in a wide range of industries (domestic and international) including architecture, engineering and interior design, banking, production/manufacturing, higher education and media and entertainment in both union and non-union environments. He is a recognized HR leader and a trusted advisor who balances business priorities with workforce needs and demands.

Craft studied at the University of Miami School of Law, and received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of South Florida. He is also a State of Georgia Certified Mediator (Neutral). During his career Craft has been actively involved in many community and professional voluntary organizations. His interests and hobbies include classic cars, golf, hunting and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He currently resides in South Atlanta.

About Gaines International
Gaines International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allen Austin, is a globally positioned executive search and recruiting firm serving the architecture, interior design, engineering, construction and real estate development industries. With nearly four decades of experience in specialized professional executive search and recruiting, the firm serves as both a partner and trusted advisor to North American and international clientele. The mission of the team of expert consultants and researchers is to connect organizations with individuals who possess the leadership qualities, expertise and talent to enhance organizational culture and the bottom line. For more information visit

About Allen Austin
A global management consulting firm specializing in retained search and leadership advisory. In an industry that hasn’t innovated in over 100 years, Allen Austin delivers solutions based on its own study and architecture around (TPL) Total Performance Leadership: The Nine Disciplines that enable organizations to reach their highest potential, engage their workforces and deliver unprecedented shareholder returns. The Allen Austin FORESIGHT search process, which is TPL Discipline #3, delivers exceptionally well-aligned A-Players that stick, perform, and deliver exceptional results. For more information, please see


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