When I evaluate the effectiveness of a search firm, I look at four factors. First, what is the quality of the candidates put forth and how well did the firm really know them. Secondly, how easy was the firm to deal with in terms of information gathering, coordination, and follow up. Thirdly, did they have our bank’s best interest at heart, and lastly, was the fee for the service fair and worth it. I would give Stacy and Park Avenue an A+ in all four areas. They play the game at a very high level and a bank needing new talent should give them the opportunity. We are very grateful for our relationship.
Gil P. Regional President
Marc was recommended to me by another recruiter. He and I immediately connected and there was great synergy. We needed help in finding the right candidate for the role we were filling. He and his team listened to our needs beyond the job description and really delved into our culture and what we were building in the organization. Always patient, Marc and his team didn’t waiver in their confidence to find us someone who was a great fit. They delivered and met all of our expectations. In the future, when we need assistance with finding the right talent, Marc will be my first call.
Lainie D. Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer
“Park Avenue Group consistently exceeds our expectations, and I consider them a valued partner in the recruiting arena. Stacy and her team have cultivated a deep network of “best in class” candidates, and they’ve successfully sourced several key leadership positions for us. Most importantly, they took the time to understand our culture and growth aspirations and screened out numerous candidates who might have been successful elsewhere but wouldn’t necessarily fit our needs. Their market intelligence, integrity, and professionalism are key reasons why they are our go-to partner for senior positions.”
John Stephens, President and CEO of a Florida Community Bank
“[Marc], thank you for all your work and outstanding efforts in filling my open sales position. I was so pleased with how thorough you were and the time you invested gaining insight into my needs. I believe your efforts have provided me a candidate that is the best possible fit for success in this open territory.”
Brian G. Eastern Regional Manager
“It is rare to find a recruiter who truly covers all the details and represents the consummate professional in ensuring that all of your the things on your wish list are covered in a new professional opportunity. Marc understands that a job is not a job and mirrors the synergies that you present to a potential employer with the opportunities afforded in advancing the next steps in your career progression. He listens, provides feedback, and makes things happen that are aligned with your best interest. You can’t go wrong working with Marc!”
Wendy C. Global Director Healthcare Economics & Reimbursement
Marc knows the medical device industry well. He also understands the complexities of Market Access which is essential in finding the right fit for these hard to fill roles. This coupled with his vast network, allows him to put forth the most qualified candidates for our needs. He is my go-to person when I am faced with a hiring challenge in this space.
Peri B. Director of Reimbursement
I rarely provide recommendations but this one is an exception. The Park Avenue Group provides excellent service in identifying top-notch market access professionals. I had reached out to Marc Stevens to assist in the hiring of a national health economics and reimbursement team for a particular business unit. He and is team were extremely professional, patient and thorough. Their work is impressive. I would not hesitate to utilize them as demand requires in the future.
Anne S. VP Health Economics & Reimbursement
“Park Avenue has become an important strategic partner for our bank. Stacy and her team have played a major role in the building of our senior leadership and sales teams. They have done an outstanding job in learning about our bank and understanding our culture. This has allowed them to select potential candidates for us that are well aligned with our organization.”
Thomas M Cornish, Chief Operating Officer of BankUnited
“[Stacy] takes the time to understand the needs of her clients. Always looking for the correct fit, she never attempts to “shoe horn” a candidate into a position. She has a relentless work ethic and is extremely trustworthy. Stacy has earned my deepest respect and my highest recommendation.”
Brian Bozak, Chief Financial Officer
“Working with Marc and the entire team at Park Avenue was a delight. We really thought we’d have a difficult time finding the right candidate, but Marc and the team made it seem easy. Within a matter of weeks we had a number of candidates presented and we were able to find someone who has already made a tremendous amount of difference in our operations. Marc listened to what I wanted in a candidate, got to know our organization and then stayed on top of every detail through the successful candidate’s start date.”
Michele H. Chief Operating Officer
“I have worked with Stacy and the Park Avenue Group team for nearly 20 years. In every instance, Stacy and her team have always delivered on their commitment to provide superior client service- identifying the best talent for the position. Stacy takes the time upfront to understand our needs related to each engagement and then gets to work – quickly and efficiently identifying, screening and presenting only those applicants that align with our exact requirements. I have found this process to be highly effective in allowing our team to focus on only those few applicants that are ideally qualified for the position Stacy and her team are assisting us with. In addition, the Park Avenue Group team make that extra effort to provide a truly customized/ boutique client experience that aligns perfectly with our unique value proposition – from their detailed interview summaries to offer negotiations to insight on candidates personal objectives and interests.”
Russ H. President
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- Over the 23 year history of our firm, we have placed over 2,000 professionals to help our clients fill key and strategic positions within their organizations
- 95% success rate on all retained/engaged searches over our entire tenure
- We build close relationships with the top 10% of candidates in the markets we serve allowing us to fulfill our client’s needs quickly. The moment we take on a search assignment, we know who to call!
- 3 to 1 best in industry interview-to-hire ratios; we are exceptionally targeted which saves our clients time and money!
- 92% of our candidates hired enjoy their three-year anniversary and many are promoted 2 and 3 times over the course of their career with our clients
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