Monday, March 29, 2021 by Bailey
When Ed Bradstreet founded B&B back in 1987 he would market opportunities in the want ads of the newspaper. Client referrals were prepared on a typewriter and mailed via the post office. The process then was slow but the concept hasn’t changed in that he has an eye for talented professionals. Today technology has afforded the entire B&B team to facilitate the search process in a shorter time period but the success rate is still attributed to the ability to identify the bullseye.
A recent example:
B&B placed a General Manager at a privately-held manufacturer of engineered products. With revenues approaching $10M, the company is profitable, committed to staying local, and looking to upgrade manufacturing processes and capital equipment. Our candidate evaluated the team in place and realized a need to replace the Operations Manager. He reached out to B&B to discreetly fill the position. The job would be a center stage role within a one shift operation serving domestic and international customers. They would be responsible for all manufacturing, shipping/receiving and facilities along with partnering with purchasing, sales, engineering, quality, finance, R&D, and IT. One month to the day of the initial call, our talented candidate was placed.