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 was the right cultural fit. Within about a month after Brainworks identified candidates to interview, 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.
I have known Andy Miller for several years and have found him to be extremely professional and an excellent resource in recruiting senior level PE executives. In 2015, I was the 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 due to personal reasons.I went to Andy and BrainWorks and explained the situation. We were in a difficult position because we needed to find the right person quickly. 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, due in large part to Andy’s efforts, we made an offer to a very qualified candidate. The PE sponsors of the business have stated that the person we hired is one of the best operating CFO’s that they have. Andy and his team did a terrific job for us. They understand the space and the type of skill sets that are needed in PE. They didn’t waste our time during a critical search that needed to be completed quickly. All the candidates that they identified were top quartile with significant PE experience. It was an excellent experience and I will continue using BrainWorks as an excellent resource for terrific executives.
I’ve known Andy for about 6 years. Andy doesn’t just fill positions for the sake of churning thru searches. Andy works with clients to develop an “employment plan” by identifying and prospecting the right opportunities at the right companies. For someone looking for the next opportunity, I would highly suggest partnering with Andy. For companies looking to retain a search firm, I would highly suggest partnering with Andy.
Always a professional, Andy Miller is well connected, extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful in partnering relationships. He is available when you need him and efficient with information. He has always been a great networking contact. I highly recommend Andy for any partnering solution you may be looking to establish.
It has been a pleasure working with Brainworks in our recent recruitment efforts. From the outset, Guy Gomis and Andy Miller demonstrated deep knowledge of our industry, and knew where to look to source top talent. They listened carefully to our needs and concerns, and helped us develop a strong short list of candidates, from which we ultimately selected one. The process was fast, efficient, and extremely professional, and we are delighted with the outcome. We will absolutely use Brainworks again for our future executive recruitment needs.
Andy Miller knows everything there is to know about executive recruiting in the consumer durable goods arena. Andy placed me for a position several years ago, and from start to finish the experience was flawless, each detail handled with ease. Details were not delegated to staff, Andy was always on top of everything. Through the whole process Andy helped me along and gave me advice that undeniably played a huge role in the eventual successful outcome. Andy is intense and gets results. I would highly recommend Andy to any company looking to locate the best talent for their organization.