I have now worked with Venator Partners for over a year and they have been instrumental in helping me build almost my entire senior management team. They added value at every stage of the process and helped me think through the issues of building an effective and cohesive team. Building the team is a CEOs most important job and clearly one of the most difficult. But as any CEO of a start-up company knows there are a multitude issues that need to be managed. I never had to worry about Venator driving the process and meeting their deliverables. That made a major impact on my ability to do my job effectively and I am very pleased with the team we have built.
Finding the best talent takes skill, finesse, focus and energy, and few firms can find the right balance of each. Venator just happens to be one of the few that has. This is the partner you always wish you had, and the company that just ‘gets it’.
The most effective search firms are those that clearly understand their client’s needs and bring depth and insight to assessing the quality and fit of the candidates under consideration. In my experience with Venator Partners, they have proven to be very insightful and effective in both of these critical areas.
You guys do a great job, and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your understanding of our business, your ability to find and assess great people, and your tireless efforts to make sure the project gets done right.
Kelly Blue Book retained the services of Venator Partners to recruit a new Vice President of Product for kbb.com, the leading Consumer Automotive Website. Although I have worked with numerous recruiters over the course of my executive career, I have never before experienced the level of professionalism and competency exhibited by Randy Bogue of Venator Partners. Randy spent considerable time working with my team to properly structure the role description and carefully determine the required qualifications. He then developed a slate of candidates who were clearly all qualified and did considerable vetting to determine their relative strengths. Randy will undoubtedly be my first call whenever I have senior position to fill.
Venator Partners has proven to be an invaluable partner in helping to build Carbonite from a startup to a sizeable, rapidly growing business. It’s been over 30 years since I started my first of now five companies. It wasn’t until Carbonite that I’ve found a recruiting relationship to be as valuable as the one we have with Venator. For over two years they have consistently exceeded my expectations. Whereas most recruiters take a job description and produce resumes, hoping one will stick, Venator is able to develop a deep understanding of the business, organizational dynamics and roles for which they recruit. That’s why they’ve consistently produced excellent candidates for manager to director to VP level positions. They’ve also served as an advisor to me and my executive team on a range of people and team building issues. They’ve consistently delivered excellent results and do a lot more than they’re paid for which is why they’re invited back time and again.