"This is another confirmation that you really have your client's interest at heart, If I haven't said it lately, I'm a fan of yours - youve done really well for us."
“Working with Ralph is a joy! I have worked with all of the big recruiting firms and they simply cannot match the customer focus and industry depth of knowledge Ralph brings to the project. Plus he has a great sense of humor...always important when you start to get discouraged in a search. I would work with Ralph again in a nanosecond and hope to do so in the very near future!”
"[The partners and team] at Boston Search Group are high-quality search professionals who do an unusually thorough job of matching talented executives to opportunities that provide an excellent fit. [They] also bring a wealth of experience in executive search and the utmost in integrity to every engagement."
“No one knows more about his field and no one acts with more integrity. Those are the two attributes that matter the most and Ralph aces them”
“Clark performed an executive search for one of SJF's clean energy portfolio company with excellent results. He was diligent at helping us find the best talent, with superb results, and is quite informed and connected in cleantech sector. He is also helping build the industry through the Ignite Clean Energy competition.”
“If you have a placement assignment related to education, you need to speak to Ralph. He knows everyone in the sector and more importantly, understands their roles well. I have found him to have an acute sense of what different jobs and different companies contribute to a candidate's understanding and abilities. That understanding is critical I think -- particularly in an industry as diverse as what we broadly refer to as K-12. He is completely plugged in to the sector.”
“I am delighted to recommend…the Boston Search Group (BSG) to any organization that is conducting a search for a senior executive. You and the team at BSG brought unique skills, sensitive, and innovative techniques to engaging me and the Scientific Learning senior executive team as well as our Board of Directors during this critical process. Not only was the outcome extremely successful, but the creative approach used was efficient and cost effective.
As a small public company, succession planning for the CEO position is a critical but challenging requirement. It is also a vital decision for a young business. The process and approach used by you and the BSG team gave us confidence throughout the search that we would successfully complete this important work… You attracted a pool of highly qualified and diverse candidates that were screened; and we were given full access to viewing your interviews over the web.
You then gave us a pool of the best, which with your full engagement and advice were screened to the three best candidates by our team, one inside and two outside the business. You provided our Board with a face-to-face briefing on your work and recommendations supported by management for these three finalists. An elected sub-committee of the Board then interviewed the finalists with full access to your interview online as well as the assessment of the individuals. A unanimous decision was reached by the sub-committee, which was approved by the Board. You were patient but insistent on keeping the processing moving to insure our best candidates stayed engaged. You also made sure during the process that we did not lose top candidates. Finally, you were objective and thorough in presenting all information which resulted in solid options and comparisons for the Board.
The selected candidate was hired as COO and President in January, 2008. The Board and I are very pleased with his work and future with the business.
Most importantly, the profiles and insights gained through the interview process are consistent with his work to-date. There have been no surprises, the best possible outcome for a senior management search process.”
“I have used BSG and Ralph Protsik for executive searches for both Not-For-Profits and for-profit companies. The technology tools provided to aid the search committee are excellent. Ralph works to understand the position requirements and looks out-of-the-box for talent. Our search committees have been pleased with his talent recruitment”
"I manage a VC fund, and one of my portfolio companies engaged BSG for two senior searches and a board director search. These were the best searches I've experienced in many years. BSG is much more than a search firm; they view themselves as partners helping you solve a business problem. They do much more than write a spec based upon industry convention; they relentlessly drive to understand the critical functional and personal skills, constituency priorities and corporate culture to make sure you get the best fit candidates. And they do much more than send you candidates; they have a very disciplined approach to managing the process to make sure everything proceeds smoothly and efficiently. They are responsive, client-focused and service-oriented, and I recommend them very highly."
“We were creating an entirely new division for Fidelity. We honestly didn't know where or what this position would be in 2 years or even in 6 months! We'd gone thru our traditional recruiting channels without any luck. When we turned to BSG, you quickly understood the management talent we needed and delivered fantastic candidates; the VP candidate we hired has been excellent.”
“I have known Ralph for almost a decade. He is the consummate professional and very knowledgeable about, and well connected in, the education and technology industries. I strongly recommend consideration of him and his firm for any senior executive recruiting needs.”
"Clark is the best headhunter a startup could hire. I've used many others, but he stands head and shoulders above the rest.”
“Though I have not used BSG, it is only because we have not had the need. Ralph and I have become friends through a myriad of education industry functions. I always find him knowledgeable, discreet, and well-connected.”
“Ralph is highly professional and conscientious in every aspect of his business. I rely on his contacts and industry knowledge to inform my work.”