We utilized Gonser Gerber Search for our Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the UNA Foundation search. In all phases of the effort, Gonser Gerber Search provided excellent service. From assessing and understanding our needs, to promoting the position opening, to screening and providing a sizable, highly qualified pool of candidates, managing the interview process, and assisting with on-boarding the successful candidate, they were a strategic and capable partner in the process. As the Search Committee Chair, I was pleased with the consistent level of communication and the professional approach and result that Gonser Gerber Search provided. I enthusiastically recommend Gonser Gerber Search.
Lexington Medical Center engaged Gonser Gerber for its search for Executive Director of the Foundation. Our Gonser Gerber consultant was most adept at helping the senior leadership team define the skills, abilities and personal attributes we needed to compliment the operational needs of the Foundation department. I’ve worked with a number of executive search consultants over the term of my career, and this is one of the finest. The key attribute that sets my Gonser Gerber consultant apart is his listening skills. He spends a great deal of time upfront learning the organization and – more importantly – the people and the culture to insure the best fit for the candidate and the company. He set up a search schedule and met each deliverable. He developed a search profile that generated a diverse group of candidates, conducted a thorough screening and presented comprehensive candidate profiles. It was apparent that his primary objective was driven by his desire to find a great match, and not just to fill the job. He kept us informed each step of the way and followed through on each of his commitments. His career expertise as a fund raising professional not only offers access to excellent professionals, but provides keen insight into the attributes necessary to succeed in this industry. I would certainly recommend Gonser Gerber for any Foundation level search your organization may need.
St. Bonaventure University engaged Gonser Gerber last spring to conduct the search for a new Vice President for Advancement. Our search was characterized by efficient use of the committee’s time and energy, careful vetting of candidates and an accelerated emergence of a top candidate. The committee chair found the support of our Gonser Gerber consultant invaluable and the smooth working relationships provided a foundation for dealing with the inevitable highly sensitive interactions that a cabinet level search often includes. In short, the outcome was optimal for St. Bonaventure University.
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Gonser Gerber Search diligently led our search process for the Vice President for Advancement. As a capable and connected firm, their team offered sound counsel and a professional process that led us to our candidate. In this increasingly competitive environment in which securing talent is the highest priority for an organizational leader, having a partner like Gonser Gerber at your side is critical.
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