“People aren‘t your company’s greatest asset. Having the right people is” – Jim Collins
Our client, a major international luxury brand in the Consumer products industry retained us to identify a new CEO for the Americas. Within one month we submitted 9 qualified candidates. Six were interviewed and one was chosen. Time to fill was less than 10 weeks, and was only delayed due to the principals having to travel back to the States from overseas. Client was extremely satisfied with the search and indicated that their choice was difficult due to the fact that each candidate was more than qualified.
Our client, a NYC Based commercial bank located requested a Commercial Loan Closer for a direct hire position. Within two weeks we successfully identified, submitted and assisted them with hiring the perfect candidate. Our client was delighted with our response and timely placement and the candidate, who was out of work, was thankful for this opportunity for career growth.
Our client, one of the largest worldwide banks in NYC need a Payroll Specialist for a direct hire position. We were able to identify the perfect candidate and fill the role within two weeks. The client was pleased and our candidate has found the next career step. It’s another win-win!
An international bank client with a United States presence in NYC was having difficulty finding a candidate for a Loan Operations role, We were able to identify the perfect candidate for the role. It was a challenging assignment in that the bank was searching on it’s own and with other recruiters for over 2 months. With our extensive resources and our persistence the role was filled and our client was delighted!
An international specialty food company retained our search services to its United States presence. At first, the client was skeptical of our ability to meet the challenge. Within less than two weeks, we identified suitable candidates, scheduled initial skype interviews in which we participated, and hosted their interviews in New York. We assisted throughout the process from creation of job description, through recommendations for compensation, benefits and perks and guided the process all the way to offer and hiring. Successfully completed the search from start to finish within one month.
We were approached by a prospect in the automotive industry that had been looking for three months to fill a critical compliance need for a 4-6 month temporary assignment. Within three weeks we presented two candidates during a holiday week where many companies are shut down, one of whom was engaged. That temporary employee is now being considered for permanent employment after completion of the temporary role.
One of our European bank clients was having considerable difficulty identifying a candidate for a long term Temp to Hire role in its Letter of Credit Group, owing to the physical location and skill set. Within a week we submitted two candidates which resulted in the hiring of a person after one interview.. After eight months, this person was made a full time employee. It was a win win for everyone.
A major software company in the compliance space came to us with an aggressive expansion plan. We met with them and developed a plan to scale back the plan, creating opportunities for new hires to be promoted and shown career progression. Within a two year period, we successfully filled twenty two senior and mid level positions such as Chief Information Security Officer, Head of IT,Compliance project Manager,Receptionist, Human Resources, as well as a variety of other roles to build their infrastructure and, helping the company to be an even more dominant player in the space.
Our client, a global financial institution and one of the largest banks in the USA, engaged us to fill several positions resulting from a large influx of new business. Over a span of four years, we successfully placed over thirty employees, many of whom have grown within the institution. Client is a repeat customer who continuously utilizes our services to help grow the group. This client has been a client of our founder for over 35 years.
A speciality food importer approached us several months prior to retaining our retained search services. At first, the client could not appreciate the value of our search services, but finally agreed to proceed with us. After delaying retaining us, they finally retained our services after looking on their own for several months. We identified and presented several targeted, suitable candidates. Within one week, they really understood and appreciated the value of our services through every step of the process, especially when they had a difficult time choosing between two qualified candidates and where our “white glove” service brought success to their search. They are now valued client.
A service provider to financial institutions approached us with a very specific need. They called us after working with a firm that specializes in the industry they focused on. Without knowing much about us, they took a chance on us to help them find experts in class actions and tax reclaim specialists.Each time they had a need, we identified several candidates in less than a week, and filled the roles within 3 weeks. Within a few days for we placed several Senior Analysts with them, each time providing a variety of qualified candidates. One candidate was promoted within two years to become their USA Chief Operating Officer.
One of our financial clients referred us to a fabric company based out of China who was seeking a Sales Representative in the United States to broaden the geographic range of its brand. We placed a candidate in the role after quickly identifying five highly qualified candidates.
Compliance is always a critical and difficult area within the banking community. Recently, a major Asian bank in Manhattan tried for a long period to identify a Head of Compliance without using outside services and were unsuccessful. The bank put ACG to the test and we were able to fill the role with an excellent professional who is serving the bank well! Compliance is always a hot area within banking.
We were recently approached by one of our clients, a commercial bank located in Long Island that had an urgent need for an IT Temp. We quickly identified a candidate for the role who is highly regarded and is being considered for full time status.
A major New Jersey bank, a client for over twenty years, recently had two major retirements – Director of Retail Banking and Director of Commercial Real Estate Lending – which occurred almost simultaneously. We were given the assignments and searched the marketplace, bringing a slate of candidates within just a few weeks. We were able to fill both positions quickly – and we had placed their predecessors nearly twenty years ago. In this long relationship, we have placed numerous officers from branch managers through senior management in nearly all the divisions. We believe strongly in long term, close relationships with the consistency of contact which enables us to serve our clients and contribute to their continuing growth.
One of New Jersey’s fastest growing commercial banks had been searching without results for a Senior Loan Closer. This type of position is particularly difficult to fill since most candidates want positions that are close to home, and the area is very busy one and back office people with these very demanding and highly specialized skills are few and far between. The bank had extensively used advertising, job boards and other channels, but without success. We were given the assignment, and began an extensive phone search using our banking contacts. Within two weeks, we were able to present a candidate who met the client’s needs, was hired and is performing well. Our experience within the banking community made the difference – our contacts in the banking community enable us to find and deliver the talented people who are not looking and aren’t on the boards or responding to ads.
Credit Unions are growing and doing more business than ever – both commercial and retail and are looking for people with people who have sophisticated banking skills. We were able to secure two major Credit Unions as clients and filled several positions and gaining long term clients. We were able to search and place several people who brought banking skills. the positions included a Controller, two Directors of Marketing, Vice President – Lending Manager, Manager of Residential Lending. Once more, our knowledge within the banking community helped to bring in people from one segment of the financial community to help another to grow.
One of New York’s most prominent banks used only the top international search firms for positions above a certain level and was seeking a Director of Data Security. We had never done business with this bank although we had been trying for several years. Surprisingly, we were called one day by the Corporate HR Director and invited to join him for lunch. He asked if we would consider managing the search as the bank was unhappy with the performance of the retained firm and would be ending the assignment . We accepted and began the search anew, providing a group of selected candidates and the job was filled. That started a relationship that lasted for twenty five years with numerous placements including Controller, Vice President of Financial Planning/Analysis. It shows the value of client relationships, willingness to work with the client and commitment to the client.
Our client, a domestic bank, had hiring needs in its Risk Management group. Assisted this bank in building out their whole Risk Management Department. While the bank was recruiting internally and with outside recruiters, our candidates were still the most viable.
Approached by an existing client, a foreign bank that had regulatory issues, to assist them with a consulting position that they were having difficulty finding the right candidate for. With 3 resumes submissions, some of which were exclusive to us, successfully placed a Compliance Technology Project Manager there along with a team that successfully improved rating with regulators and has greatly assisted the bank with many projects.
Our client, a Foreign Bank who just implemented a new Transaction monitoring system, was receiving a high volume of alerts. They originally hired a team of consultants from another agency, which they were not happy with. Successfully assisted them with building a team of consultants to assist with the back-log.
Large foreign bank that was under regulatory scrutiny asked for assistance in clearing a backlog of OFAC alerts., assisted with assembling a team and completing a regulatory mandated sanctions investigation project.
Our client, a foreign bank, had reached out to us and 3 other agencies for a Head of Corporate Banking position. Successfully filled the position in under one week with 2 resumes, first submission being the one chosen after 1 interview.
Our client, a Large international bank, reached out to us for assistance in filling an Information Security Officer role. Filled it within 3 weeks and within the first 3 resumes. Prior they had reached out to 3 other firms who in one month did not produce ONE viable candidate.
Successfully staffed a 35 person, nationwide AML Project for a large consulting firm. Had resumes submitted and consultants selected in under 24 hours. Within 3 days had travel arrangements made, on-boarding completed and all consultants on-site for project.
Successfully assisted and completed Fircosoft implementation with foreign bank within budget and time scope.
An international MSB company who was expanding its presence in the US reached out to us, filled CCO with 2 resumes. Built out entire compliance department.
Based on a referral from another client due to our success, we staffed a 5 year OFAC claims administration project.
Successfully staffed a 1 year regulatory mandated remote lookback project for an international bank.