Recruiting Success Stories:
Featured Placement – Adele Pellicane
Business Development Director, Digital Advertising/SaaS
Redfish Technology regularly features various professionals whom we have placed. Leah O’Flynn placed this superstar Business Development Director at a dynamic Digital Advertising/SaaS firm:
“It was a pleasure working with Leah at Redfish. She had a great handle on the position, the skill set required and was able to communicate effectively so there were no surprises once I segued over to the company directly. I would recommend her and the team at Redfish for sure.”
- Adele Pellicane
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Recruiting Success Stories:
Featured Placement – Karen Finley
Inside Sales Representative, eLearning
Redfish Technology regularly features various professionals whom we have placed. Below is a quote about working with Redfish from a recent Inside Sales Representative we placed at a leading eLearning company.
“I have to say that I was truly blow away by the hiring process with Redfish Technology. I received a call from Joanna and inside two weeks I landed the best job ever. It surpassed my expectations. I work from home in an industry space that is making a difference in classrooms across the nation. Because of the encouragement and feedback that I received from Joanna throughout the process, I highly recommend using Redfish Technology to anyone who’s ready to upgrade their career.”
- Karen Finley
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Director of Sales Channel Development
3D Conceptual Software
The VP of Sales for the Americas asked Redfish to locate top sales talent for this award- winning 3D Modeling Software firm. The company has enjoyed tremendous growth worldwide as engineers and manufacturing organizations leverage the technology to drive efficiency and decision making. The company is privately-held and VC-backed with a solid management team and very clear aggressive growth targets. As the company has moved from early adopters to major installations, the company wanted to reinforce their internal sales management to focus on expansion of the sales channel and ensure the broadest reach. As such, the talent priority was hiring an experienced and entrepreneurial Channel Sales Manager with the skills to excel in a fast-paced early-stage environment.
Redfish identified the unique skills, education, and successful track record of Victor Nassar, honing in on his results-oriented channel business development experience and extensive history of creating new business and managing teams and organizations with record-setting sales and revenue. Victor has put together sales teams by recruiting for performance, training for achievement and coaching for high closure rates and forecasting accuracy. He has driven dramatic territory sales growth achieving 120% of plan and 155% year-over-year with multi-million dollars in annual software and services sales. Victor has a solid technical background and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
“It was my pleasure to work with Joanna Edwards during my quest to find the next opportunity in my career. Joanna was very professional and respectful of my time and career achievements. She worked very hard to match my qualifications with the opportunities that she had available. Unlike other recruiters, she followed up on time, returned calls, communicated properly and coached me through the interview and salary negotiation. I felt that I was dealing with a professional company and a professional recruiter. She was well prepared and understood the needs of the companies she represented. She gave me great advice that helped me secure my new position.” – Victor Nassar
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Reinventing Recruiting … After The Recession
By Kristan Kennedy
The Year We Wish … Didn’t Happen
I don’t know about the rest of you hiring gurus out there, but 2009 is a year I’m glad is gone.
Think back to the end of 2008 as a recruiter. I was confident! I walked into the office one September morning expecting to schedule ten interviews for solid startups in California. Focused on the details of scheduling a dozen strong candidates, I was ill-prepared for the day’s headlines. The Dow plunged 650 points. Lehman collapsed. Market confidence plunged in tandem with the Venture money that backed my companies and my world – It happened quickly, shockingly.
Seven of my companies froze hiring in the next 24 hours. Silicon Valley Venture Capital money flow dried up like a Sahara drought. Candidates calling “looking” for jobs increased tenfold in the ensuing weeks, scared of impending layoffs. Even my hiring managers were sending me resumes! For staffing specialists like myself, it was the “great depression” of technology recruiting – and my business disappeared in a week. (more…)