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We frequently hear — from clients, candidates, and candidate references alike — that the Sterling Martin “experience” is like no other. Here are just a few quotes from recent searches we have conducted.

“SMA impressed the organization with its pledge to fulfill rather aggressive timelines to allow the association to present to the membership its new Executive Vice President within four and a half months. And it did so to the immense satisfaction of the Search Committee and Board of Directors.” - JLF, interim executive vice president of a professional membership association focused on tax representation

“Sterling Martin designed a highly comprehensive and customized search process for our association. They were thorough in learning about our organization and the type of executive we desired. Their process helped us focus our own understanding of what we wanted in an executive, but also guided us toward making informed and thoughtful decisions. The ultimate result was a successful hiring of a highly-qualified individual to helm our organization.” - SB, Search Committee Chair for an arts education association 

“I am confident that any member of our board’s CEO search task force would say the same thing.  Apart from reasonable rates, Sterling Martin staff paid close attention to our priorities, interviewed all board members (and some senior staff) at length before starting the search, and tailored their highly proactive search to candidates that would best serve our needs. We have been exceedingly pleased with the professionalism and personal attention that Sterling Martin consistently demonstrated as we worked closely together from last October through April when the search came to a successful conclusion.  … I can recommend Sterling Martin without any reservations.” -VS, a global community development nonprofit organization search committee member

“I wanted to say again what a pleasure it was working with you and your team to find a successor for our retiring Executive Director.  It was a beautifully run project, and I think the person selected will be very good.  I have told several people about how thorough and thoughtful your group was and have highly recommended you.” -L.B., a national information services nonprofit search committee member

” … The members of the Search Committee all praised the work of Sterling Martin in finding us five great candidates to choose from.  Well done and thank you!” -RVD, a faith-based membership organization board chair and search committee member

“ … As I said the other day, I was very impressed by your professional help in our search. Let me say it again: your help was crucial to our success at attracting a very, very good field of candidates.”

-DT, an international youth exchange organization board and search committee member

“Sterling Martin Associates provided excellent guidance and support throughout our entire CEO search process.  They made things easy for the Search Committee; they were thorough and professional; and they handled the applicants and finalists with care and respect.  They made it all come together perfectly.  I would recommend them without hesitation to any organization wanting to undertake a search.” -BC, Former Chairman of an international non-profit organization and Search Committee Chair

” … your questions were excellent! I have done many references, and your questions hit the mark to really get to the character and skills of the person — real results they would bring to the opportunity. So let me compliment you! Very impressive.” -BL, an executive with an international computer and business services company and recent candidate reference

“I would like to thank you and your entire team for your ongoing professionalism throughout the  search process. I especially appreciate having your close-out feedback. Often times in these situations applicants are left wondering the final status of their exchanges with employers and we certainly do not receive any feedback. Positive or negative, this feedback provides me with information that I can utilize moving forward. Thanks again. - NE, a recent candidate

“What a wonderful briefing memo! As you can imagine, I’ve done my fair share of interviewing. Your advice and pointers were so helpful!.A great mini-seminar that was very much appreciated.” -DP, a recent candidate

“Sterling Martin did a wonderful job in preparing me to do my best every step of the way. I have felt very supported and valued for what I bring to the table. Thanks for all you did to make this transition a reality.” - NM, a recently-placed candidate

“I am truly impressed by how well-matched this place has been for my skills and personality.  Everyone did a great job, and I am not only happy but sincerely grateful.” -DF, a recently-placed candidate

“It was so good to meet you this year.  Thank you for making my first experience with an executive search firm a great one!” -AT, a recent candidate

“I wanted to take a moment to extend a sincere THANK YOU!  …  please accept my most sincere gratitude for all of your work, assistance, and understanding during this process. You guys are great!” -SS, a recent candidate

“I wanted to drop you a quick note in advance of my interview today to thank you for all of the support that you have provided over the past month.  I am excited about the opportunity and feel like I am better prepared to present myself effectively based upon the insights and information that each of you has shared.  I think that the folks working as recruiters or executive search firms are often the unsung heroes of the job search industry (from both the employer and employee perspective).  I just wanted to take a quick moment to recognize your contribution and say thanks.” -MA, a recent candidate

“I would like to thank you and your entire team for your ongoing professionalism throughout this process. I especially appreciate having your close-out feedback. Often times in these situations, applicants are left wondering the final status of their exchanges with employers, and we certainly do not receive any feedback. Positive or negative, this feedback provides me with information that I can utilize moving forward.  Thanks again.” -NE, a recent candidate

“P.S. I found the management of the application process exemplary—from pre-interviewing  to the briefing materials to scheduling and booking.  Kudos to David and his team.” -DBU, a recent candidate

“Of all of the search firms I have met with over the past several months — and I think it was all of them– I had by far the best experience working with Sterling Martin.  They were always very diligent, keeping me informed about where the process stood and were generous with their feedback as the process moved forward.   I always knew where I stood and always felt that my time was valued.” -DPB, a recent candidate

“I just want to tell you what I have told everyone in my path since this experience – I have found you, and your firm, professionals of the highest caliber that  I have experienced in the professional recruitment arena. You and your team exemplify – the ‘Ritz Carlton model of service.’” -MEC, a recent candidate

“Thank you for your extraordinary effort and personalized support!” -DAB, a recent candidate

“Your responsiveness, support, and professionalism have made this process so smooth. I really appreciate all the concise and timely info.” - EDW, a recent candidate

“ … I have never had such a thorough and professional experience interviewing for a job before, and I really appreciate your support and encouragement. … You are all top-notch!” -DBH, a recent candidate