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.