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Discover why 85% of GMR's business comes from repeat customers, and why 87% of the candidates we place are the result of referrals from people we trust.

"In the past, our company awarded executive searches by default to two of the larger international firms, thinking ‘bigger' must equal ‘better' or ‘more capable.' I learned the hard way that bigger can also mean unresponsive, uncreative and off target. More significantly, it became apparent to me why the larger firms, with such extensive client portfolios in our industry, repeatedly proposed candidates to us from puzzlingly irrelevant industries. They weren't proposing the ‘best' people to us. The best people were in fact working at their other clients. As a boutique firm with far fewer restrictions, your recruiters always get us the kind of targeted people we truly want. Your recruiters are the real deal."

Chief Financial Officer
Consumer Products Distributor


"I have learned from the candidates you have sent us that you spend hours over several sessions getting to know them, even meeting their spouses if therein lies a potential issue. You must spend 15 to 25 hours with a candidate before presenting him or her. By the time I see the candidate, I know that, if offered the job, he or she will accept it. If I have senior level searches, I'll think about you first. You guys are the best."

EVP, Distribution & Logistics
Major Fashion Retailer


"General Management Resources is the best recruiting group I've ever worked with. I run the Supply Chain at Gap Inc. through five Senior Vice Presidents. You have helped me search for three of the five. One of the searches, you took over from one of the big search firms who had been unsuccessful for the better part of a year. GMR successfully filled that opening in about three months."

Charles K. Crovitz
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Gap Inc.


"Several elements distinguish you from other search firms and make you so successful. You provide sage counsel, e.g., how to structure the position, the key elements of the target hire, keys to success in the underlying business strategy. Moreover, you know a lot of people, so you always check out candidates before you bring them to me. You get access to better quality candidates than the big firms. Typically, the big firms delegate research and the initial contact to a junior associate and the Senior Partner follows up on the promising contacts. The caliber of people we seek don't pay much attention to those junior level calls."

Executive Vice President, Operations
Global Retailer


"Over the many years that your firm has been our SLT's preferred search partner, in addition to delivering consistently outstanding candidates, some of your greatest value to us has been your candor and your counsel.  It takes courage to tell a client when there is a better way, and you have never shied away from that responsibility. I value your advice, Marty, and I believe I am a more effective manager because of you."

Vice President, Human Resources
Major Grocery Retailer



"On the many occasions over the years when we have retained GMR to manage our searches, you have proven you are in our court as our partner, our representative and our ally. I can think of no other firm which has so consistently lived up to its verbiage and commitments to [our company] as has GMR.  The quality of time your recruiters invest getting to know their candidates is well worth it.  Your candidates are dead on, they are sold on our company before they even meet us and, once hired, they stay because they are a solid match.  With margins as thin as in our industry, I'm always looking to save money, but I am happy to pay your fees."


Executive Vice President, COO
Retail Grocer


"GMR has helped us immensely as a search firm. It also has helped me to prepare my organization to scale up with our planned growth, and develop rewards programs that have helped us retain our best people. You also have shown me how I can best prepare my direct reports to either succeed me or to achieve advancement elsewhere in [our company].


Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Financial Services Company


"GMR is by far the most professional search firm I have worked with.  They take the time to fully understand & document hiring requirements before they begin a search.  GMR never flooded me with resumes and candidates that they expected me to qualify.  Candidates always came to me prescreened and qualified to my specific requirements.  The value to me and my staff was in the time it saved and the fact that we were able to fill openings with top notch professionals."

Russ Robinson
Graybeard Consulting
formerly CIO, Randalls Food Markets


"Thank you for the advice and counsel you gave Dorothy to prepare her for her new role at [our company]. Although she initially expressed confidence she could step up to that job, she recently confided to me that if not for her coaching sessions with you, she could have made any number of missteps that might have scuttled her chances for success. You provided [her] the political awareness, the relationship skills and the tactics to allow her functional capabilities a chance to take root."

Senior Vice President
Financial Services Company


"In a company such as ours, with so many unique perspectives and expectations, there is always a risk that our interviewers may give opposing messages to candidates and squander months of effort.  By having you meet our leadership team beforehand, resolve our differences of opinion, build consensus and document our requirements, you relieved me personally of a sticky situation and got our search off on the right foot. In addition, your recommendation on how to position this individual to be successful within this culture was shrewd advice."

Vice President, Information Technology
Healthcare Provider


"Unified Western Grocers strongly recommends Artesient due to the outstanding performance demonstrated on the many projects they completed for us... All of our projects have been a success and they have demonstrated a commitment to meet the needs of my organization.  It has been a pleasure working with Artesient, and they have earned their place as a valued technology vendor partner."

Gary S Herman
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Unified Western Grocers, Inc.
    

"The time spent with me to learn my unique strengths, career goals, and character reflects this commitment. It is obvious to me that GMR works hard to ‘do it right the first time, all the time,' because the first organization you had me interview with was the right job. During my interview process, I was impressed that you arranged for me to meet with highlevel decisionmakers, provide background information and insights into the company, and facilitate a job offer the same day I was interviewed."

Director of Information Technology
Global Biotechnology Manufacturer

 
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"General Management Resources is the best recruiting group I've ever worked with. I run the Supply Chain at Gap Inc. through five Senior Vice Presidents. You have helped me search for three of the five. One of the searches, you took over from one of the big search firms who had been unsuccessful for the better part of a year. GMR successfully filled that opening in about three months."

Charles K. Crovitz
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Gap Inc.

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