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"Foundation Wellness engaged Kelly Maslow’s team to assist in recruiting and building out a new outside sales team. The BrainWorks team was well prepared to meet our demanding timeline and high expectations of candidates. With the collaboration of Kelly’s team, we were able to deliver 12 sales candidates under the targeted timeline and have built a high-performing team. I would highly recommend BrainWorks to help build out an organization or source targeted high-performing individuals."
Chief Sales Officer, Foundation Wellness
"Cindy is one of the most professional recruiters I have worked with. Her diligence and understanding of not only the role but the candidate, makes the process of looking for a position a pleasant experience. I felt very confident working with Cindy, as her no pressure nature and willingness to ensure that not only the role was a perfect fit but that the candidate was happy, positioned me to take my career to the next level. She is a pleasure to speak with and is a champion in her industry. I would highly recommend her."
Mentor / Strategic Advisor / Executive / CISO / President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
"Cindy is an exceptionally thoughtful, professional recruiter. She takes the time to find out about a person's experience and interests and proposes positions that are good fits on both sides. She guides candidates through the recruiting process and quickly replies to questions. Her approach has enabled her to build a great network in cyber security."
Cyber Security Executive, Verizon
"Cindy is one of the best recruiters I've worked with. She stood out from other executive recruiters by her intimate knowledge of the security space, the client and prepping me on my approach and strategy. She has also proven to be able to identify hard to find candidates in a short amount of time and is helping me staff my current needs."
Global CISO & Risk Executive, Board Advisor, BMO Financial Group
"I’ve worked with the BrainWorks team on multiple searches over the last couple of years and they have always been a pleasure to work with. They are responsive, thoughtful and efficient professionals who truly understand the Private Equity space. I would highly recommend BrainWorks for anyone looking for a search partner that has expertise with both Investment and Portfolio Operations professionals. I greatly appreciate all of the work that their team has done for us over the years and I look forward to working with them on our future hiring needs."
Director of Talent, Monomoy Capital Partners
"Brainworks stands out amongst the crowded space in recruiting because of their professionalism, tenacity, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I have come to rely on Andy Miller and BrainWorks as a strategic partner in building teams and finding great talent. BrainWorks excels at listening well. They ask intelligent questions which elicit details vital to the ideal profile when hiring.
I was the VP eCommerce at Party City, they helped me to staff several difficult to fill ecommerce roles. Later at Cost Plus World Market they again helped me to fill several key ecommerce roles, key to us growing our ecommerce revenue from $25 MM to over $160 million in under four years. I had a particularly difficult Director of eCommerce Operations role to fill. Brainworks was able to source great talent within 30 days from start and the person I hired was one of the smartest and best hires I have ever made."
Chief Marketing Officer, Porch.com
"BrainWorks is the best executive search firm I have ever worked with during my 34 years in business. They source, qualified and helped us hire a superior talent for our executive team who will influence and shape our future. All the candidates they presented to us were superior and presented in a timely manner. In fact, we were able to bring this executive on board in less than three months of our initial conversation with BrainWorks. The definitely live by their commitment to quality, speed and results."
"Andy Miller is extremely professional and an excellent resource in recruiting senior level PE executives. In 2015, I was CEO of FeraDyne Outdoors, LLC, a rapidly growing PE backed branded consumer sporting goods business. During a major acquisition integration, I unexpectedly lost an excellent CFO. Within three weeks, Andy had 3 very qualified CFO candidates identified for phone screenings. He was able to help us move the interview process along quickly and efficiently. Within 8 weeks of starting the search, we made an offer to a very qualified candidate. They understand the space and the type of skill sets that are needed in PE. All the candidates that they identified were top quartile with significant PE experience. I will continue using BrainWorks as an excellent resource for terrific executives."
Former CEO, FeraDyne Outdoors, LLC
"The key difference I found in working with Guy Gomis and the BrainWorks team is in the quality of candidates that are provided. This comes from a unique understanding of the marketplace, an investment in clearly understanding the client needs and a long-term prospective on the placement. Any firm can provide resumes in bulk. Filling personnel holes is easy. Guy and team place themselves simultaneously in the position of the candidate and the hiring manager to ensure a sustainable fit for both. I’ve not found another firm that has repeated this model as flawlessly and reliably as BrainWorks."
VP Guests & Digital Marketing
"BrainWorks was a great fit for our portfolio company’s search for a Vice President Analytics & Insights. We were searching for someone who had a high-quality pedigree as well as the nimbleness to operate in the lean culture of a middle market private equity-backed company. In addition, the candidate had to be capable of building an analytics organization from scratch. Guy Gomis led the search and quickly identified multiple candidates that met and exceeded our specifications for the role, but just as importantly were the right cultural fit. Within 30 days BrainWorks had identified candidates to interview and our candidate accepted the offer.
The new hire has already begun to dramatically change the culture of our portfolio company. We would highly recommend Brainworks and Guy Gomis as a deeply experienced recruiting firm with strong sector and domain expertise."
Principal, J.W. Childs Associates
"I’ve worked with Guy at BrainWorks for the past 10 years across multiple organizations in my role as the Head of Analytics/CRM/Digital Analytics. He has been an irreplaceable partner as we built out the CRM and Data Science teams at Nike, Ralph Lauren and Tapestry. Guy is a standout as someone who fundamentally understands the complexity, nuance, and range of skills needed in the analytics, digital marketing, and CRM space. He is able to source great talent with a unique grasp of the requirements of each role and each team. He is a genuine thought leader in a space."
"Brainworks has done a great job for us at Blue Point. Despite the fact that we typically recruit off-cycle, he has been able to find highly qualified candidates that fit our culture – all within tight timeframes. We have also benefitted from the fact that Brainworks is able to source unique candidates from firms and locations that we don’t get from other recruiters."
Blue Point Capital Partners
"I have worked with Guy Gomis at Brainworks for over 10 years now. He has deep knowledge of the Data Science, Analytics and Insights industry and its best practices. Guy and the Brainworks team have a unique ability to understand our talent needs and their impact on the business. Guy is deeply immersed in the community of analytic professionals and has credibility both on the hiring and candidate side. I have been very impressed in their ability to consistently present strong candidates quickly and ultimately working with me to secure great hires in a high-demand field. I highly recommend Guy Gomis and the Brainworks team."
Chief Analytics Officer, Starbucks
"Having worked with many executive search firms, I was particularly impressed with Guy Gomis’ knowledge and understanding of Data Science and Analytics. I had first-hand experience with Guy, both as a candidate as well as a client. The reason I have been singularly impressed with Guy is that, more than any other executive search professional, he understands the (analytical) need from both angles, that of a candidate and that of a client. This understanding requires both skill and expertise as well as due diligence and is critical in ensuring a correct fit. As a client, I valued Guy and his teams’ knowledge and expertise to source the right candidates in a very tight market."
VP, Advanced Analytics & Data Science Strategy, Innovation Center