Gettleman was selected over a group of candidates that consisted of another Giant executive - Marc Ross, the team's Director of College Scouting. This hiring is not really a surprise to Giant fans since Carolina's GM search was being led by former Giants' GM, Ernie Accorsi.
Gettleman, 61, was with the Blue for 15 years is various capacities and is has been a part of six Super Bowl teams in Buffalo, Denver and here with the Giants.
From the Panthers Official Website:
Gettleman comes to Carolina from the New York Giants where he served as the Senior Pro Personnel Analyst last season after working as Director of Pro Personnel the previous 13 years.
"I was very impressed with Dave's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization," Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson said. "He has an extensive background in personnel and comes from an organization in the New York Giants that I hold in high regard and played an instrumental role in their success."
Said Gettleman: "I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the Panthers organization. It is similar to the Giants organization in which I have had the privilege of working the last 15 years and has a lot of pieces in place for success. I am excited about getting started."
Gettleman has been a part of six Super Bowl teams, including three winners. He was with Buffalo in 1990 and 1991, Denver in 1997 and the Giants in 2000, 2007 and 2011. The Broncos and the 2007 and 2011 Giants both won the championship. Gettleman has been associated with 13 playoff teams in his NFL career.