I have been totally impressed with the search process and the caliber of candidates brought to us by Exceptional People. They located stellar talent within our timeframe, and minimized my effort. Aside from being great to work with, they understood the experience and qualities we sought and consistently delivered to high standards.
When we identify a need for top talent my first phone call is to Exceptional People. The team is relentless in their pursuit to fill our positions with top talent, and always represents Spark enthusiastically and professionally.
Stacy, you have done an outstanding job for us, bringing not 2 or 3 but 5 extremely capable CIO candidates, making it a hard choice. I am happy to give you my endorsement for your careful work, well done! You are always accountable, your reports to me have always been thorough and I enjoy working with you.
Exceptional People have recruited some of the finest talent in the business to the teams I've managed. I continue to engage them in finding exceptional people for me.
(Also a former client at BEA & Citrix)
Exceptional People have helped us to locate top executives at a critical time in our company's growth. Their hands-on knowledge of the industry has assisted me several times in finding top candidates within a short period of time. I highly recommend their approach and professionalism.
Vice President, Marketing
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc
(Also a former client at seeuthere.com & OnVantage)
I cannot speak highly enough Exceptional People. They took time to understand my needs; work with me through my tough schedule and enabled me to stop worrying about the ideal candidate. Every resume sent was applicable to the position, the candidates I interviewed were all ideal and I had the biggest dilemma in choosing one. Stacy helped me at every step of the way and I've been incredibly happy with the results. Stop here, Stacy will be my first call
Vice President Business Development
Genesys Labs (an Alcatel-Lucent company)
Diana possess a deep understanding of marketing functions combined with an intuitive ability to analyze candidates that allows them to do an excellent job screening potential employees for a good fit. Their outstanding work allows me to minimize time spent on the hiring process.
Director of Product Marketing
Exceptional People find the right candidates for their clients and does not waste their client's time interviewing non-A players. The people they pass to their clients have the skills needed to bring in only exceptional results. The challenge is we get more than one A-candidate to choose from and can only hire one. What a refreshing, good problem to have!
Gretchen L Hoffman
VP, WW Field Marketing
Genesys Labs (a Alcatel-Lucent company)
I've had the good fortune of working with Lynne in both the marketing and recruiting fields. Lynne is a rare individual who has both strategic vision and the ability to execute. As a recruiter, Lynne uses her intuition, intelligence and determination to understand who you're looking for and then miraculously find that person. She is by far the best recruiter I have worked with during my career. As a writer and public relations executive, she's creative, pro-active and someone you can trust will achieve the best results possible. She's also incredibly kind, fun and compassionate -- which is really most important.
Vice President, Marketing and Developer Services,
The Linux Foundation
I have found that exceptional people exercises excellent judgment when screening candidates and is extremely competent at understanding our needs and bringing forward candidates in a timely manner. The firm is totally accountable for driving the search forward and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the search successfully completed.
As an internal corporate recruiter in San Francisco for more than 10 years I've worked with literally hundreds of agencies. Of those, there are only a handful that I would recommend to others, and Exceptional People is definitely one of them. I would describe them as honest, diligent, thorough, insightful, genuine, and friendly. The candidates they present are never far off the mark. They treat everyone (including candidates) with respect and professionalism. Diana never tries to "sell" a candidate. They will continue to search long after other agencies have given up and moved on. In particular, we had a Sr. Director of Product Management search that had been open more than a year. Numerous agencies were unable to provide a candidate capable of even making it to a second round. Within a month of being called, Diana and Exceptional People located the candidate we hired. I strongly recommend Exceptional People not only for their ability to locate great talent, but more importantly for the way they do it.
You can use me as a reference anytime. You were extremely helpful to Corio by helping us recruit key members of Corio?s management, including our CTO, CIO and VP?s who are making major contributions at Corio. In some cases your turnaround time has been not months, but weeks! Thank you,
President & CEO
Corio Inc. (acquired by IBM)
Exceptional People's team brought us an exceptional V.P. Sales for our Asia Division who is making a substantial contribution to our organization.
Stacy, our VP Sales was a key hire, and you located truly fine candidates for us to interview. We are very pleased with the thorough process and speed at bringing candidates in line with our high expectations.
Takex America, Inc.
Exceptional People brought us a key lever to our success in providing a recognized leader in the display world. Our requirements may have over-whelmed another search person, but you have brought us a wonderful mix of strong business ability, vision, and a portfolio of 42 patents invaluable for credibility at our young stage. My thanks,
Holox Technologies, Inc
Please allow me to introduce you to Stacy Holland, an excellent executive recruiter that I have worked with in the past. If you're contemplating a retained search, she is a good person to work with...
Eric Ver Ploeg
VantagePoint Venture Partners
Diana helped me with a tough search for a Director of BD in 2006. She was working with Exceptional People to find the right candidate for a position that had been open for 9 months. I have high expectations of service providers I use and candidates for my positions. Diana was able to summarize my requirements perfectly and then help find the right people for me to meet with. She was on top of the process from start to finish, keeping me on track and helping me succeed. Use Exceptional People and work with Diana, NOW!
Vice President Business Development
Genesys Labs (an Alcatel-Lucent company)
Bruce did a very professional job in finding an exceptional VP Marketing candidate for our firm. They were thorough, diligent, and kept the process moving along all the way through final negotiations. I highly recommend him.
Exceptional People's commitment to providing qualified public relations professionals has helped me to build an outstanding communications team at a critical time in BEA's growth. The experts at Exceptional People are tenacious and their understanding of our requirements sets their services apart. My colleagues in the industry to whom I have referred Exceptional People have met with equal success.
BEA Systems, Inc.
It was a pleasure working with the marketing division of Exceptional People. Their response to our need for a top notch marketing person was quick and right on target. The person we hired has worked out exceptionally well. We are delighted with the service they provided.
I am pleased to recommend Stacy Holland of Exceptional People as someone I believe provides a real return on the investment (or fee). She aggressively seeks to understand the hiring need, quickly delivers candidates upon which to calibrate a possible match, coordinates the interview and selection process, and then drives for closure. Stacy maintains regular communication with the hiring manager and HR contact to insure the process is progressing in line with expectations. Bottom-line: Stacy delivers on what she sells and I've come to expect no less.
Vice President, Human Resources
I have called upon Bruce numerous times over the past 20 years to find and attract key senior level technical, marketing, and financial people across several organizations. Bruce delivers exceptional talent no matter the assignment. He recently completed a very important VP search for us. Bruce gets my highest recommendation.
Exec. V.P. & CFO