JESSI Search fills key leadership roles for organizations who become repeat clients. JESSI worked with a Private Equity firm to help turn around an acquired Miami-based Consumer Product Goods business by placing their President in 2013, followed by their Director of Sales and Marketing, entire Merchandising team, and a Product executive. As this organization succeeded with their turn-around and growth initiatives, JESSI then placed their VP of Retail Stores in 2016 to bring additional focus on growth.
JESSI Search succeeds when others fail. After failing to make the right hire for a VP of Sales role in a second market area with two consecutive hires, JESSI was retained to find candidates with the right skill and experience set, cultural fit and leadership acumen for this HR Consultancy. They successfully placed a candidate in 2015, who hit the ground running with results that had not previously been seen. He remains in place one year post hire.
JESSI Search navigates hiring needs during times of high change. JESSI placed a key Sales Rep for a client organization that had just been acquired and was going through extensive management changes. JESSI was able to keep the top candidate focused on the opportunity and motivated to make the jump to the new company. Said the hiring manager about the successful placement: “I have had an interesting roller coaster ride these past couple of months and can tell you one of the brightest spots is hiring your candidate. I know he is going to be a beast and I am looking forward to the journey with him.”
JESSI Search manages large-scale hiring efforts. JESSI was engaged by a Fortune 200 Company to develop the hiring strategy and hiring criteria for the entire newly formed division from Sr. Vice President, Directors and Sales Managers, along with filling 190 Inside Sales positions in a new client market (Austin). Julie McFall led this effort with a seven-person team that she selected and managed. Every milestone was reached on or ahead of schedule with impressive results, including pulling 65% of candidates from another position, meeting the nice-to-have of a college degree with 44% of the hires and at 18 months achieving a retention rate of 76%, well above the national average for the inside rep position of 50%.
JESSI Search hires for the long-term. JESSI’s first client was the President of a new Division within a F500 Digital Marketing/Data and IT Services firm to build out the talent for their new Division. JESSI was successful with every position from the first leadership role of Chief Marketing Officer through the individual contributors placed, including Sales Engineers, Product Managers, Inside Sales Reps and Strategic Sales Executives. In fact, five years post-hire, the vast majority of the hires remain with the organization.