I worked with Colleen for my most recent job placing and it was a great experience. One thing I’ve discovered over the years is that communication is so important when looking for a new position. A lack of communication with the company or recruiter would leave me anxious, frustrated and exasperated. Colleen was excellent in keeping me informed throughout the process. She would reach out when she said she would, ended each conversation with when she would call me next and provided insight into what the next few weeks might look like. Sounds pretty simple but too many other recruiters don’t work that way. Her follow up and communications skills along with taking the time to ask the extra question to make sure she was fully prepared when speaking with possible employers set her apart and above the multitude of others out there who offer similar services.
Colleen is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is warm, professional, honest with incredible work ethic that sets her apart from others. She takes time to understands business needs and proactively preps her clients/candidates. Her follow-up and commitment to close a deal is incredible. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Colleen again and without hesitation recommend her to others.
A real pro, Betsy brings that rare and refreshing combination to recruitment of good humor, genuine concern about a good fit, unfailing responsiveness, and groundedness. As a candidate, in Betsy I had a consigliere with the right connections and experience to make for a smooth and value-added recruitment process.
Betsy worked with me on a recent opportunity. She is a consummate professional who as an executive recruiter seeks to understand her client from every perspective to ensure that an opportunity is the right fit. Through multiple interactions, Betsy sought to make sure that I was comfortable with the opportunity and she conducted detailed research to make sure I had the information I needed to make my decision. I would highly recommend Betsy and the folks at Gibson Consultants.
We had a 25 year Sr. Account Manager retiring and had been recruiting to replace her for more than 10 weeks. We were down to 30 days when I reached out to Betsy, whom I hadn’t used in quite a few years. Betsy sought to understand the position as well as what made us unique as an organization –and then she went to work. She brought us two highly qualified candidates and we hired the best candidate we had met throughout the entire process. We were even able to coordinate a 1 week overlap before the retirement. Betsy’s detail oriented, professional, responsive approach enabled us to achieve our objective.
When we went looking for an executive search firm to partner with on our search for a C-Suite sales professional, I didn’t expect to find what we did with Colleen. Her work ethic and honest nature clearly set her apart from the standard recruiter. Colleen took the time to understand our business and needs of the position. Her experience in sales allowed her to speak our language. We were able to trust that she knew what skill set we needed and could find us the right person. She did just that and quickly too! Colleen was upfront and timely with all communications. Her follow-up and commitment to closing the deal sets her apart. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Colleen again.
I fortunately get calls from recruiters all the time, but Gibson Consultants really stood out. From the beginning, their niche focus and knowledge of healthcare shone through and enabled them to paint a compelling picture and heighten my interest which was low to start. I was especially impressed by their ability to see the “fit” before I did. I was a “tough sell” coming from a CFO position at large public company moving to a smaller but more exciting and potentially lucrative opportunity, but Gibson Consultants took the time and had the expertise to work through my concerns and align myself with the company. They were an instrumental ”bridge” in this process. My new position is an excellent match for me, and I’m glad I took their call!
We worked with Jim and his team recently on a critical hire and were extremely pleased with the results. Jim knows the healthcare IT space very well, demonstrated great credibility to our recruiting prospects, managed our own team’s time very efficiently which we greatly appreciated, and presented us with a well-qualified short list of candidates, one of whom we selected. All of this was accomplished in a short timeframe, which was necessary. Our experience with Jim spoke to the benefits of using a retained search model when you have a clearly defined need (or one that Jim can help you sort out), a short timeframe to get the hire done, and not much time to invest in the early stages of finding viable candidates.
Jim and his team did a terrific job for us. He insisted on having a face-to-face meeting with our team to fully understand the players behind our corporate culture before embarking on our search process. Given our unique operating approach and the intensity level of our management team, this served us well. Gibson Consultants delivered a perfect match. Our new marketing director is a seamless addition to our team and is already contributing to CAS in a meaningful way. And, in addition to finding the right person, Jim’s team executed the search in a timely fashion exactly as promised.
I have worked with Gibson Consultants twice now to fill executive positions and have been impressed both times with the quality of candidates they have brought to us and their ability to manage the process efficiently for us. It is clear they are able to understand our business and identify the types of candidates that we need to see. I am pleased to say both engagements were completed quickly and, most importantly, successfully.