Candidate Testimonials

Vice President, Contracting and Network Development — Healthcare Industry

“I had the opportunity to work with Asa Sphar and CSI Executive Search while pursuing an Executive Director opportunity in Austin, TX. Asa was diligent in his scrutiny of my qualifications necessary to meet the expectations of the position and his client. His diligence, dedication and high standards in finding the right candidate for the position not only supported the needs of the hiring company, but ensured that I was provided with the information that I needed so that I could make an educated decision regarding the organization itself. I highly recommend Asa and CSI Executive Search!”

Director of Development – Healthcare  (On the candidate’s ninth anniversary of her employment)

Thank you CSI for the role you played in helping me get on a career path that I wake up for grateful every day! I am truly blessed to work for such an incredible organization & with so many amazing families!”

Director of Human Resources – Maritime Transportation

“What a great recruiting group to work with! Although their client’s timing and my timing were not quite in sync this go round, I would be honored to have CSI represent me again someday to my next employer. CSI has the highest ethical standards, which were extremely important for me in the HR profession. They not only informed me completely of an opportunity that fit my background, they were there with me through the whole process, keeping me updated, preparing me for the interview, and giving me valuable insights into the company, it’s executive team and the community. Thank you CSI for partnering with me in my most recent job search. I look forward to working with you again possibly as a client or as a candidate.”

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Large Private Offshore O&G

“From the very beginning CSI’s consultants were exceptionally well-informed and professional. From the first interview through negotiating the final employment agreement, CSI’s guidance and feedback was critical in helping me to secure this role.”

Director of Tax – Multinational O&G

“What can I say but thanks for everything…great position, great company, and acknowledged heir apparent to the CFO when he retires. CSI skillyfully walked me through every step of the process. Thanks again.”

Director of Information Technology – Multinational O&G

“In my previous positon with GE, I was used to a culture driven by well-developed processes and procedures. CSI reminds me of the best of that setting in that they managed my candidacy with such proficiency and professionalism.”

General Manager: Automation and Control Products – Multinational O&G

“Recently worked with CSI on an executive management opportunity. CSI was well-versed on the company’s industry, business model, executive team, etc… They provided clear and reliable insight, direction and guidance. It was clear that CSI was an integral part of the client’s team.”

Regional Manager, Permian Basin – ECOSERV

CSI thoroughly assessed my value proposition against the business objectives and core qualifications for the position. They were deliberate in assessing my professional strengths, my anticipated professional trajectory, and my desired professional growth areas. The bottom line is that they made sure that the position was a very good match on both sides before proceeding. Additionally, CSI provided helpful insights into the culture of their client and related industry. I will use them for my own talent needs moving forward knowing the detailed process they perform in their search work and the quality candidates they bring to the table.

Director of Portfolio Management

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Experts

“CSI’s ability to place the right people in the right jobs exceeded all of my expectations, especially in the current economic climate. What we originally thought to be a 3-6 month process, they wrapped up with stellar results in only 5 weeks. They have a deep an thorough understanding of their clients’ needs and appreciate the big picture without sacrificing the details which enable his “good fits” to grow into “great fits.”” May 28, 2009

Senior Process Group Leader, CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc.

“It has been a pleasure knowing and working with Asa. He is very diligent, and a very patient individual, who is attentive, and respectful to you. Asa is very detail oriented in his assessments, striving to find the right fit, yet always with a balance toward strategic focus. I wish him well in his projects.” March 31, 2009

Senior Business Analyst:

“It has been nothing but a joy working with you over the last four or five weeks. I have had formal and informal meetings with several hundred executive recruiters over the last twenty years, and I certainly place CSI in the top 5% in terms of communication, follow-up, attention to detail, and overall professionalism.”

Chemical Engineer / Process Engineering:

“CSI has the most professional recruiters that I have ever worked with.”

Senior Portfolio Manager:

“Asa and the CSI Executive Search team did an excellent job of helping me secure a position that offers a great fit. Not only is he incredibly well-versed in the art and science of professional placement (practically, psychologically, and professionally), but the efficiency and effectiveness of Asa and his team blew me away. Asa can accomplish a good deal more than most in his position in a good deal less time. Paradoxically, Asa did such a great job I don’t anticipate needing to work with him in the near future as a candiate. However, I very much look forward to working with him again in a hiring capacity. Thanks Asa so kind, sincere, and effective!”

Facility Manager / Metallurgical Engineer:

“I would like to thank CSI for their help in finding this great career opportunity. The experience was very pleasing and was handled very professionally. The communication I received was second to none. They were always willing to talk with me regarding any concerns I might have had and provide solutions when needed. Follow-up has been excellent. Thank You CSI!”

Senior Environmental Engineer:

“CSI was great to work with. They are readily available, polite and helpful. Best of all, they found me a position that was a great match for my interests and abilities.”

Medical – Clinical Coordinator:

“Just a short note to thank all of you for setting up and walking me through my interview and for making it all so easy for me. I was nervous, even after the great prep I was given. But once I arrived at your office and met Donna, I felt completely at ease. Thanks again for all of your help and for giving me the tools to secure this job and move forward in my career.”

RN legal Analyst:

“Many thanks for all of the time and attention you gave to this positive outcome. You made this one of the easiest and most pleasurable job hunting experiences I have had in my career lifetime. Your patience, knowledge, and diligence to your work are to be commended. I deeply appreciated your commitment and follow-through. I will remember, always, how “at ease” you made me feel.

I guess I can’t say this enough, THANK YOU!”

Manager of Financial Accounting – Regional/National Law Firm:

“CSI was a great help when I was trying to upgrade jobs. Your assistance was invaluable in securing my current position.”

Industrial Chemist – PPG:

I would like to say many thanks to CSI for finding me a position that suits my needs and desires for a fulfilling career right in my very own backyard!!! I was able to find a job locally. All of my dealings with CSI were very professional and the communication second to none. I would recommend this company for anyone looking for a position. The work is all done for you-matching your experience and needs to the available jobs, setting up interviews, following through after the interview all the way to starting the job! This was a great experience for me.

Job Cost Accountant – Offshore Support Industry:

“I have worked in an administrative capacity for over twenty years and I myself am very familiar with the recruiting process and overall personnel management issues in matching the right person to the right position and with consideration to personalities involved. Thus, I would like to take this moment to thank you for the professional and supportive manner in dealing with me in regard to the above referenced position.

…Your screening process was painless, thorough as well as an enjoyable experience. I appreciated your being forthright and clear about the position, the players and your need to assure a good employee in the right position together with the end result of a happy client.”

Safety Manager – Fortune 500 Oil & Gas Co.:

I would like to offer a sincere ‘Thank You’ for all of you hard work and efforts. Having been out of the job market for over a decade, I had a fair amount of uncertainty going into this process. Your frequent communications and quick responses provided me with the information I needed to make my job search positive and productive.

Thanks again for all of your help!!

Legal — Paralegal:

“I’ve been so busy with school, this is my first chance to come up for air. I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for all of your help and support in finding this job. This is a great firm and I’m very lucky to have found you to help me get my foot in the door. If there’s ever anything I can do for you or, if you’re ever this way at lunchtime, don’t hesitate to give me a call.”

Engineering – Administrative Manager:

“I would be remiss not to thank you again for all the work you are doing in working with my candidacy on this position. You really saw my true job skills….

You may have just found my future career family. Just wanted to show my appreciation and let you know how impressed I am with your services thus far.”

Client Testimonials