The Good Search Recognized as a Top Performer by Open Ratings

The Good Search Recognized as a Top Performer by Open Ratings

For Immediate Release

The Good Search, LLC Recognized as a Top Performer by Open Ratings

Westport, CT:

The Good Search, LLC has been certified as a Top Performer based on the Past Performance Evaluation survey responses of its reference customers. The Good Search’s PPE score of 96/100 demonstrates outstanding overall customer satisfaction relative to similar companies. Each year, Open Ratings helps thousands of companies secure contracts with large purchasing organizations by verifying their performance with Past Performance Evaluations (PPEs). The customer satisfaction metrics that are evaluated include:

Reliability
Cost
Order accuracy
Delivery/timeliness
Quality
Business relations
Personnel
Customer support
Responsiveness
The PPE score is based on the survey feedback of between four and twenty verified references. A total of 8 clients of The Good Search took the survey to provide confidential references.

To Obtain the Detailed PPE Report

To obtain a copy of the PDF PPE report for ACME Products, please visit https://prod.openratings.com/certified/index.pl?page=ppe&orderid=1391940

About Open Ratings

Open Ratings is a leading provider of software, services and information for proactive supply management. Open Ratings solutions help companies to lower costs, reduce risks and increase profitability by reducing supply management costs and improving supply management initiatives. At the core of Open Ratings solutions is patent-pending predictive technology that provides advance notice of supplier performance and financial stability problems. For more information, visit Open Ratings on the Web at http://www.openratings.com.

About The Good Search, LLC

The Good Search is a national executive search firm headquartered in Westport, CT. It is positioned as the next-generation alternative to contingency and retained search firms. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, the firm takes an investigative approach to search engagements, and, on average, presents the winning candidate in just 9 business days. Addition information can be found at http://www.thegoodsearchllc.com

The Good Search CEO Moderator for IACPR Teletopic on Downsizing

The Good Search CEO Moderator for IACPR Teletopic on Downsizing

For Immediate Release

The Good Search CEO to Moderate IACPR Teletopic “The Challenges of Downsizing”

Westport, CT, May 7, 2009: The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford has been named as moderator of the International Association for Corporate & Professional Recruitment’s live phone-in discussion panel entitled “The Challenges of Downsizing”. The teletopic will take place on June 10, 2009 from 11:30-12:30 Eastern.

Clearly, downsizing is hitting every corporation in every sector of the marketplace. The experience is traumatic for those making the decisions and delivering the news; those losing their positions; and the individuals left behind, taking up the slack and worried about the future. Our panel of experts will answer questions on the myriad of challenges – and how to effectively support all those impacted. Ms. Bradford will introduce Joyce Bradley, the SVP/General Manager of the Greater Philadelphia Area of the talent management solution firm Lee Hecht Harrison; Allison Cheston, a Career Strategist with Allison Cheston & Associates; and Ann Scott ,an Executive Agent with Scott Executive Agent. The presenters will examine on the many challenges of downsizing – before, during and after the event. In addition, they will provide helpful tips about what recruitment professionals can do to help ease the transition and prepare executives for a job hunt.

Those interested in attending the June 10th phone conference can register at www.iacpr.org. Fees for the lunch hour event are $50 for IACPR members and $75 for non-members. The issues to be explored include the following:

• Business unit heads are often the ones responsible for delivering the bad news – and often, too, the most unprepared. What should supervisors know beforehand? What is the one best piece of advice they can give to individuals when they first learn they’ve lost their jobs?
• What are the most effective resources and support to offer those who have been downsized – and still stay within corporate budget restraints?
• It’s a tight job market. What is the best way for job seekers to differentiate themselves? And what are the most common mistakes job seekers make?
• For some, now might be the best time to re-assess their careers – and go off in a totally new direction. How hard is it to make a major career change? What should you know before you start? What if you’re not ready to take on another full-time position?
• The executives who remain are the ones you want to keep. How do you successfully communicate where the company is headed and ease the stress, especially if their workload has now doubled and job satisfaction is at a premium?

As CEO of The Good Search, Ms. Bradford serves as a trusted advisor to top executives and to some of the most powerful and successful companies in the world. She is also a board member of the IACPR. Joyce Bradley has helped companies plan an effective downsizing strategy and manage their transition process from start to finish – including ensuring that retained executives remain productive, committed and focused. Allison Cheston connects mid-career executives with work that is fulfilling, flexible and best uses their skills and interests and repackages clients to provide them more traction in the job market. Ann Scott is recognized for providing totally candid and honest feedback to candidates, which helps the prospect establish realistic goals and take appropriate actions.

About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search is a national executive search firm headquartered in Westport, CT. It is positioned as the next-gen alternative to contingency and retained search firms. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, the firm takes an investigative approach to search engagements, and, on average, presents the winning candidate in just 9 business days for a fraction of the cost of traditional search firms. Addition information can be found at http://www.thegoodsearchllc.com

About the IACPR
The International Association for Corporate & Professional Recruitment (IACPR) mission is to provide the senior-level recruitment community with opportunities to network, share best practices and build cutting-edge expertise within a collaborative environment. The organization’s members are professionals whose current and primary responsibilities are focused on executive-level talent acquisition and retention. Additional information can be found at http://www.iacpr.org/

For additional information, please contact:
Sarah Kleck
The Good Search, LLC
(623) 242-2318
Sarah.kleck@thegoodsearchllc.com

Recruited: Wunderman EVP of Strategic Services

Recruited: Wunderman EVP of Strategic Services

Wunderman EVP of Strategic Services

The Good Search has successfully recruited Margie Chiu to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) of Strategic Services at Wunderman, reporting to New York office President Becky Chidester. In this client-facing role, Margie serves as Wunderman’s combined lead on advanced analytics, strategic planning, and digital technology-enabled marketing. In doing so, she offers Wunderman’s clients technical expertise in all areas of digital marketing and CRM including campaign strategy and planning, email, SEO/SEM, and optimization.

Prior roles include Vice President Strategy at Avenue A | Razorfish. While at Avenue A | Razorfish, Margie worked with clients in the CPG, travel, publishing, financial services, manufacturing and other industries to develop product launch and market entry plans, primary customer research programs, brand and direct marketing programs, and metrics and measurement processe s.Before Razorfish, she worked as Director of Marketing for MSN Sidewalk.com where she designed and implemented acquisition and retention programs. Margie has 15 years of experience in traditional and interactive marketing and advertising including the design of campaign measurement, customer value measurement, segmentation and predictive data modeling systems.

She studied at the University of Maryland College Park with an MBA, 1997 – 1999 and at Columbia University in the City of New York with a BA, Sociology, Statistics, 1985 – 1989. She is a member of the Strategy Institute.

About Wunderman

Wunderman is a network of advertising, marketing and consulting companies with offices in 60 countries. Headquartered in New York City, Wunderman is part of Young & Rubicam Brands and a member of WPP Group

The Good Search Top 100 Connecticut Woman-Owned Business

The Good Search Top 100 Connecticut Woman-Owned Business

For Immediate Release

The Good Search Named Top 100 Connecticut Woman-Owned Business

Westport, CT: In recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, recently named The Good Search, LLC  a top 100 Connecticut. woman-owned business.

This is the 9th annual listing of Connecticut’s top businesses by DiversityBusiness.com and the second time The Good Search has received the award. The companies listed on the Top Business Lists represent the Nation’s top multicultural and woman-owned business earners and challenge the long-held notion that a privately held business is small or insignificant. Winners are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small businesses.

“Entrepreneurs are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. “This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business.”

“As an executive search firm, The Good Search recruits star talent for some of the most powerful and successful companies in the world as well as for the portfolio companies of top-tier venture capital firms,” detailed Krista Bradford, CEO of The Good Search. She continued, “It’s an honor to be considered one of the top woman-owned businesses in our state and are delighted to be in the company of the other organizations on this list who are having a positive impact on their communities and on the State of Connecticut”.”

The List
This List is a classification that represents the top small businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.
The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s “9th Annual Multicultural Business Conference”, taking place April 29 – May 1, 2009 at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida.
For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com

About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search is a national executive search firm headquartered in Westport, CT. It is positioned as the next-generation alternative to contingency and retained search firms. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, the firm takes an investigative approach to search engagements, and, on average, presents the winning candidate in just 9 business days. Addition information can be found at http://www.thegoodsearchllc.com

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 46,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities”, “Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America”, and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.

Westport News Article: The Good Search Helps Downsized Executives

Westport News Article: The Good Search Helps Downsized Executives

Westport News Article

At the height of the financial downturn, the Westport News featured The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford on its front page , praising her ingenuity in helping unemployed executives. An executive recruiter, Krista formed a Facebook social media group called Westporters Helping Westporters to enable neighbors to assist unemployed executives living in her town. The article was written by Anthony Karge of the Westport News is featured below. Download a PDF version of the article to read. Full text of the article is copied below.


Westport News Article

 

Westporters Helping Westporters
By Anthony Karge of the Westport News

Back in the “good old days,” as Krista Bradford described the time well before she was born, there used to be barn-raising events where the entire community would work together to help out a neighbor. She wants to foster that mindset in Westport and is utilizing social-networking tools like Facebook and Linkedin with the goal bringing people together and lessening the pain of the recession. To do this, she created a “Westporters Helping Westporters Network” on those Web sites. “There are no better networked people than those living in Westport, and it seems insane not to leverage it,” she said. The idea to do something to help people came indirectly from her daughter, Katie Cioe, who is a sophomore at Staples. It seemed like everyday her daughter would come home with news about a parent who had lost their job, so Bradford decided to bring the issues to the Internet.

Bradford doesn’t limit the group to one particular need. Job hunting, supporting struggling businesses and other problems all fall under the group’s umbrella. The goal is that people who join will become connected in ways that may boost business at a store, get a foot in the door in a job hunt or simply obtain or give out valuable advice. “The thing I thought that was cool about this is that it’s an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors,” she said. The problems of the difficult job market are particularly close to Bradford since she owns an executive search firm that helps companies fill top positions. She explained that many companies are flooded with resumes, but with a little help from a friend on the network, a person that’s out of work might land a job.

“How much effort does it take to put in an introduction?” she said. “All it takes is a phone call.” Recently, she learned that approximately a half-dozen seniors at Staples have had to change their college plans due to their parents’ finances. “We’re Westport,” said Bradford. “That shouldn’t have to happen.” “When somebody goes unemployed in Westport, it doesn’t affect them,” she added. “It affects the future of their children.” Once she heard about the struggling students, she set up a page on Facebook to accepts donations for the Staples High School Tuition Grants committee in order to aid students who are struggling financially. “If people can give a dollar $20, or give up a latte or a pedicure, then it’d help,” she said.

It’s OK to ask

When somebody loses their job and experiences financial difficulties, Bradford said that it’s difficult for some people, especially Westporters, to ask for help because the ordeal can be so damaging. “Westport is a place where people are reluctant to come forward when they’re having problems,” she said. She hopes that people will see that there is no shame in suffering, but if people are still concerned about privacy, they can message individuals of the group rather than posting their problems for everyone to see. Local business owners are also encouraged to post. “I put it [the group] up, but I don’t own it,” she said. “Everybody is free to post” As of Monday, there is a modest following of 15 members and several discussion topics on the board. Also, $125 has been donated for tuition grants. Bradford hopes that more people will pitch in to help as the group becomes established, even if isn’t out of generosity.”There’s a big self interest to help too,” she said. She explained that if somebody doesn’t want to help simply out of kindness, helping people find jobs and stay in their homes will help maintain property values and benefit everybody. No barns have been raised just yet but Westporters Helping Westporters is working toward that kind of communal experience.

(Article by Anthony Karge republished from the 2/25/2009 issue of the Westport News)

Article: Westporters Helping Westporters

Article: Westporters Helping Westporters

Westporters Helping Westporters

Lending A Westport Hand
April 3, 2009 ·

As a mother, Krista Bradford heard her daughter’s regular updates about friends’ parents who lost jobs.

As a Westporter, Krista realized our town is better equipped than most to deal with an economic nosedive. Few places have as many residents still able to make well-placed calls that rocket an out-of-work neighbor’s resume to the top of the pile, or pry open doors for an interview.

And as a self-described “idealistic, tilt-at-windmills former investigative reporter,” Krista wanted to put her energy and talent to use.

The result: Westporters Helping Westporters, an innovative online group that does exactly what its long, inelegant name promises.

Existing primarily as a Facebook group, Westporters Helping Westporters links job-seekers with job-offerers (or at least job-connecters). In just a couple of weeks it has already facilitated a CFO opening, and opportunities at consumer products and risk management companies.

“I started it, but it’s really owned by everyone in town,” Krista says. “I see this as a gathering place for lots of different efforts involving the economy. People can report observations, make suggestions, rant, soothe, and help other people land on their feet.”

Already, Krista has heard from a few “desperate” people. One man thanked the group for being there in his “darkest hour.” It meant everything, he said, to know that people cared.

The online element is important. Though people need help now, they may feel awkward meeting in groups. However, Krista hopes warmer weather will bring offline gatherings, perhaps at the beach.

In California, where she grew up, “everyone shared their personal problems. My experience in Westport is that people don’t want to share that they’re hurting. But because our group includes people who can help, maybe there’s less of a stigma. It’s all about getting to know each other, and share connections.”

(For more information, search for the Westporters Helping Westporters group on Facebook, or call Krista at 203-227-8615.)

Categories: Economy · People · Westport life
Tagged: Economy, Facebook, Krista Bradford, Westport, Westporters Helping Westporters

Republished from Dan Woog’s blog “06880” at https://06880danwoog.com/2009/04/03/lending-a-westport-hand/

Recruited: Wunderman President of Team Detroit

Recruited: Wunderman President of Team Detroit

Recruited: Wunderman President of Team Detroit

The Good Search has successfully completed a senior executive search for President of Wunderman’s Detroit office. The Good Search recruited Mark Russell to the role of Wunderman’s President of Team Detroit. Team Detroit is a joint WPP venture of JWT, Y&R, Wunderman, Ogilvy, and Group M media companies Mediaedge and Mindshare. The Good Search specializes is a senior executive search firm that specializes in C-suite executive recruiting of CEOs and Presidents.

In his new role at Wunderman as President Team Detroit, Mr. Russell is responsible for the enterprise-wide digital work for Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Ford Customer Discipline Division and Ford Credit.  With a 17 year professional background in all core business functions, including business management, sales, marketing, business development, finance, operations, and legal, Mr. Russell has been cited the New York Times and other publications as an agent of change for agencies adjusting to the digital age. Before joining Wunderman, he served as senior vice president and managing director of the Boston and Dallas offices of Carat Fusion. Clients included John Deere, Wachovia, AOL, Reebok, Motorola and Radio Shack. He was also managing director of interactive at Boston’s Connelly Partners, serving Nestle Purina, Ocean Spray, BJ’s and others.

Mr. Russell holds a BA with honors from St. Lawrence University, a JD in Corporate Law from the Western New England School of Law, and has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association since 1996.

About Wunderman

Wunderman is a network of advertising, marketing and consulting companies around the world. Headquartered in New York City, Wunderman is part of Young & Rubicam Brands and a member of WPP Group. Founded by Lester Wunderman in 1958, Wunderman has 170 offices in 60 countries offering Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions.

About The Good Search

The Good Search is a senior executive search firm specializing in recruiting top C-Level executives for media and technology companies around the world. Headquartered in the greater New York City area, The Good Search is recruits extensively in marketing and advertising.

Recruited: OMD Chicago Group Account Director

Recruited: OMD Chicago Group Account Director

OMD Chicago Group Account Director

Sumeet Kanwar OMDThe Good Search has successfully recruited Sumeet Kanwar to OMD Midwest as Group Account Director and Director of Strategic Services. As managing director at OMD Chicago, Sumeet draws on his marketing and analytics background to help clients get the most from their marketing dollars.

Prior to joining OMD, he served as Director Brand Management with Sears, a position he held from 2005 until his current role. Sumeet possesses a strong combination of hard marketing skills (quant, numbers stuff, analytics, et al) AND soft marketing skills (branding, marketing communication) and business strategy. Prior to his Director Brand Management role with Sears, Sumeet served as Director, Strategic Business Integration with Sears. Sumeet also served as VP, Global Digital Strategy, iLeo and Managing Director, Leo Burnett, Delhi India, Regional Director, iLeo, Asia and SVP, New Business/Brand Manager, Leo Burnett, India.

Sumeet studied at the University of Mumbai where he earned a Post Grad Diploma in Marketing and at Delhi University where he received a B.Com(Hons), Economics, Statistics. Sumeet joined OMD in in August 2008.

About OMD

OMD Worldwide is the leading global media communications agency, with more than 10,000 employees across 100 countries serving the world’s highest profile brands. OMD provides a range of services globally including communications strategy, media planning and buying, digital execution, content creation, entertainment marketing, sponsorship and brand analytics.

Recruited: HR Executive Search | The Good Search

Recruited: HR Executive Search | The Good Search

HR Executive Search

The Good Search has successfully completed an HR executive search for the advertising company Wunderman. The Good Search recruited Krista Hale to role of Wunderman Global Director Human Resources in Seattle, Washington.

As Global Director, Human Resources for Wunderman, Ms. Hale manages all HR efforts for the Seattle office. She also leads the global team Microsoft in creating one unified voice for HR teams around the world. Ms. Hale’s role also encompasses Wunderman’s Zed program, training and readiness, compliance with international internet advertising law and talent management. She strives to ensure our global talent pool is ideally suited to meet the challenges of our clients.

Prior to joining Wunderman,Ms. Hale served  as Director of Human Resources, US & UK for SNAPin Software where she managed the full employee lifecycle, including staffing planning, talent acquisition, orientation and onboarding, performance management, career development as well as the exit process. Before SNAPin Software,Ms. Hale held various positions with Corbis Corporation such as Director Human Resources, Americas; Senior Manager Worldwide Compensation and Benefits; Benefits Manager and Senior Benefits Coordinator. Prior to her roles with Corbis,Ms. Hale was Senior Human Resource Generalist with UTILX Corporation.Ms. Hale received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington and is PHR Certified and has her Global Benefits Management Certification, IFEBP. She joined Wunderman Seattle in October 2008.

About Wunderman

Founded by Lester Wunderman in 1958, Wunderman has 170 offices in 60 countries offering Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Wunderman is a network of advertising, marketing and consulting companies with offices in around the world. Headquartered in New York City, it is part of WPP.

About The Good Search

Founded by Kristas Bradford in1999, The Good Search is a retained search firm headquartered in Westport, CT in the greater New York CIty area.  The Good Search serves clients in technology and media, and has completed numerous assignments in the advertising sector. The firm has built out human resources teams, and regularly conducts HR executive search.

Recruited: Wunderman Client Service Director San Francisco

Recruited: Wunderman Client Service Director San Francisco

Wunderman Client Service Director San Francisco

Kristian Schwartz Wunderman Client Service DirectorThe Good Search has successfully recruited Kristian Schwartz to Wunderman as Client Service Director San Francisco. Before his role as Wunderman Client Service Director, he served as a Group Account Director with Tribal DDB Worldwide, a position he held from August 2006 until his current role. Before Tribal, Kristian served as a Group Account Director with Real Branding; Client Director at Avenue A/Razorfish where he managed the Visa account; Senior Account Manager with Digitas; Account Manager with Darwin Digital; and Manager with Wired Magazine. Kristian has worked with a range of domestic and global Fortune 500 clients including: Clorox, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Unilever, Verizon Wireless and Visa International.

Kristian graduated with special honors from University of Oregon with a degree in Microeconomics.. He joined Wunderman on March 10th, 2008. Outside the office, Kristian is an avid cook, aspiring fly fisherman and enjoys spending time with his wife and twin, red-haired daughters (who keep him more than busy).

About Wunderman

Wunderman is a network of advertising, marketing and consulting companies with offices in 60 countries. Headquartered in New York City, Wunderman is part of Young & Rubicam Brands and a member of WPP Group. Founded by Lester Wunderman in 1958, Wunderman has 170 offices around the world offering Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions.