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Meet the Executive Team


Harvey Rubenstein, Ph.D.

Having been an insurance recruiter for over 40 years, Harvey is uniquely qualified to help both client company and candidate to form a successful match. He received his BS and MS degrees via a Ford Foundation Fellowship from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and his Doctorate in Human Resources Development in 1995.
Dr. Rubenstein was one of the founding partners of the VIP search firm, one of the largest recruiting companies in the U.S. The firm grew to 18 offices employing 350 recruiters. Harvey was responsible for all training of recruiters and became a well-known circuit speaker and spokesperson for the employment industry. In 1985 he and Gwen formed The Hampshire Group, and have made the company one of the most successful recruiting firms in the insurance industry.


Gwen Silverman

With over 25 years of insurance recruiting experience and 15 years as a Personnel Director for a large Los Angeles insurance brokerage firm, Gwen brings much expertise in assisting both candidates and employers in finding the perfect match. She began her insurance career with Coldwell Banker Insurance and then moved to one of its subsidiaries on the MGA side. She then joined Delphi Systems, a nationwide software company who automated insurance brokerages and developed a recruiting subsidiary for them. She has recruited on a nationwide basis and has located qualified candidates in automation, commercial and personal lines, and accounting. With her extensive insurance background, education, management and counseling skills, she has earned the reputation of being a "true professional" in her field.