The New York Giants have hired Dave Gettleman as general manager.

Gettleman spent the past four seasons as GM of the Carolina Panthers after 15 years with the Giants.

The Giants fired general manager Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo on Dec. 4. 

Interim general manager Kevin Abrams, vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross and ESPN's Louis Riddick were the others to speak with Giants ownership about the opening.

"Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience as a General Manager and a proven track record," president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch said in a statement. "Dave's experience is unparalleled. He did an outstanding job as general manager in Carolina, and he was vital to our success during his tenure here. Dave is going to bring his own approach to our organization in how we draft and acquire players through free agency."