David Friend, Carbonite

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.