Client Testimonials

Clients we have worked for:

“I have always said that the search you did to recruit a Chief Operating Officer to our company, was the best search ever done for Ben & Jerry’s. You brought us a real gem. I will certainly continue to recommend your service to others.”

Fred “Chico” Lager
Former CEO and Board Member
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
South Burlington, Vermont

“I found Wakefield Global to be professional, knowledgeable, connected and responsive. I certainly would use them again” – Jeffrey Meiler – President, Adagio Energy.”

Jeffrey Meiler
Adagio Energy

“We hired Wakefield Global for two senior level executives. They created a detailed project plan and delivered on all the key objectives on or before the committed time. They represented us well in the market vetting excellent candidates for our two executive positions. We also appreciated the feedback we received from the candidates that they felt Wakefield Global provided them with detailed information on our company, business opportunity, people, culture, etc. If you are in need of an executive search firm, I highly recommend Wakefield Global to you.”

Carol Olsby
Vice President of Human Resources and Strategy
Univera, Inc.

“I really appreciate working with Al. He is very flexible; he doesn’t tell you it can’t be done, rather he tells you how it can be done.  He has worked on some very politically sensitive issues regarding Board searches and has handled everything flawlessly.”

Donna James
Executive Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer
Nationwide Enterprises
Columbus, Ohio

“We knew that our search was going to be a difficult one. It had unusual ethnic and language requirements and candidates could come from anyplace in the world. We appreciated Al’s honest and upfront approach. His staff was professional and well informed through each step of the process. Al was able to identify a pool of well-qualified candidates and to assist us from beginning to the close of the search.”

Patricia Melleby
Head of Administration
Trace Foundation

“He is a strong strategic partner who really understands both our current needs as well as our vision for the future… With Al’s expertise in direct selling and depth of understanding of our business, we have been able to rapidly recruit qualified staff who could immediately impact our business.”

Tami Longaberger
President and CEO
The Longaberger Company
Newark, Ohio

“They may be smaller than the bigger so called ‘world class firms’, but the service is every bit as good – or better. Al Wakefield is attentive, hardworking, personable, and always there when you need him. Most importantly, he delivers qualified candidates on time – even for the toughest searches.”

Michael Bailin
Former President
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Candidates we have placed:

“Wakefield Global exemplifies the concept of a business partner, whether as a recruit or client. The quality of the personal care and services is the same at both levels. Their hallmark is quality and they focus on the delivery of expected results.”

Dennis Dowdell
Executive Leadership Council
New York, New York

“Having been in the job market a few times during my career I understand all too well how challenging and draining finding a new position can be. However, working with the professionals at Wakefield Global made the process a much more rewarding and satisfying experience.”

Michael New
Former Vice President, Human Resources
The Lane Press
Burlington, Vermont
Presently Vice President Human Resources
St. Michael’s College

“What impresses me most about Al, Barbara and all the folks at WTI is their attention to detail. They take the time to really know the candidates and their families. They learn not only their professional desires, but also their life and family values. For that reason, when an opportunity is presented, it is a good match well worth serious consideration. As both a candidate for WTI and as a commissioning CEO, I have the utmost respect for the service WTI provides and how they go about it.”

Alan Luce
Luce & Associates
Asheville, North Carolina