Testimonials

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“KB Search Team has been tenacious in leveraging their network and expertise to locate the right people for key positions within our organization.  Our experience has been extremely positive, and Rhonda has come through for us countless times under tight deadlines to locate top talent.”

Jeff Harris, Vice President of Operations, Benchmark Human Services

 

“We have partnered with KB Search for our two most recent additions to our team.  During each process, we found KB Search to be incredibly professional, responsive and in tune to the specific roles we were intending to hire.  The initial screenings performed by KB Search saved our team a significant amount of time and virtually eliminated our first round of interviews.  We look forward to continuing to partner with KB Search for any personnel needs in the future.”

Angie Lockwood, CPA, Chief Operations Officer, Hefty Wealth

 

“No one in the Community Harvest Food Bank family looked forward to the challenge of finding a successor to our beloved Executive Director following her untimely death last summer. The Board realized that selecting a new leadership team was perhaps the most important work we would ever do for the food bank.  We wanted a search process that was fair, transparent, and thorough.

We retained KB Search as our partner in the selection process based in no small part on their track record of success in filling not-for-profit leadership positions in Northeast Indiana. The team at KB Search exceeded our expectations throughout the selection process.  KB Search identified a deep pool of talented candidates, scheduled first and second interview, pre-screened potential candidates and provided important insight as we evaluated our leadership options.  Their professionalism was only eclipsed by the genuine care and concern they expressed for Community Harvest Food Bank.  The team at KB Search is not only great at their work; they embody a goodness that distinguishes them personally and professionally.

Thanks in part to the efforts of the incredible professionals at KB Search; we reached an exciting solution that was unanimously adopted by our Board.  Community Harvest is fortunate to have partnered with KB Search. We are hopeful that we will not need the services of a search team any time soon, but if we did, our first, and only, call would be to KB Search.”

Matt Bell, Board Chairman, Community Harvest Food Bank

 

“I have used KB in locating and evaluating 3 key management people in the last 3 years. KB has shown perseverance and professionalism in filling our needs. They truly care about the success of our company.”

Joe Accetta, President, Kalenborn Abresist Corporation

 

“Auburn Gear, Inc. has successfully utilized the KB Search Team in building both our Engineering and Senior Leadership Teams .  It’s more than just getting the best skills and experiences, but the right personalities and management styles to build an effective Team for our rapidly growing Company.  Great Job, KB Search!”

Martin “Marty” Palmer, President, Auburn Gear, Inc.

 

“We recently engaged KB Search Team to locate key players for our organization. The team delves deeply but expeditiously to understand the need. On each of the searches they found an exact match in terms of both  company, personality, and job responsibility to our needs.

The entire process was professional, expeditious, and highly communicative every step along the search, interview and hiring stages.”

Tim Eastom, Manager Human Resources, and Security, Valbruna Stainless, Inc.

 

“I have worked with KB Search for a number of years and they have always supported me in finding the right talent for the right position.  They have a great understanding of what I’m looking for, sometimes better than I do.  They understand that it’s not just the technical skills that I’m looking for, but also the “fit” of the person into the organization.”

Janie Lowe, PHR, Sr. Human Resources Manager, Tenneco

 

“We have recently utilized KB Search Team to assist us in filling an important leadership position in our manufacturing location.  We found their support to be professional and helpful throughout the search and recruiting process.  We would recommend their recruiting services.”

Steve O’Leary, Plant Manager, American Woodmark

 

“LH Industries has enjoyed our partnership with Kathy and KB Search Team staff. Their high level of professionalism and gauging of customer needs with well-screened and competent candidates has served our company well. Our first call when employee needs arise is to Kathy and the KB Search Team. “

Bruce Emerick, President/CEO, LH Industries

 

“Recently, Taylor University decided to use a search firm for one of our non-executive positions. KB Search was selected to lead that search. KB Search revealed throughout the process their desire to be a full partner with Taylor University by great follow through, seeking clarification when needed, thoughtfully managing the recruiting process, and exhibiting flexibility. After the search was well underway, Taylor University reconsidered the exact structure of the position we were searching for and made a change. KB search responded with understanding and with flexibility and helped us complete the revised search with professionalism. We are grateful for the role that KB Search played in assisting us with our search.”

Ronald B. Sutherland, VP Business Administration, Taylor University

 

“We prefer to use Pat McCombs because she and the team with which she works is dedicated to understanding our business and specific needs, becoming strategic business partners for our company.”

Theresa Peterson, Director of Human Resources, Group Dekko

 

“Brenda Wylie-Biggs is a delight to work with. She knows our business and is able to bring to us qualified candidates for consideration. I will continue to use Brenda for all professional and managerial positions.”

Susan Boyd,  Human Resources Manager, Rea Magnet Wire Company

 

“Hiring KB Search Team to find us a Director for our new not-for-profit was one of the best decisions we made in 2010. We struggled for at least 10 months trying to figure out the best course of action and in 10 days they helped us locate a Director perfect for the role. They were truly professionals advising us on appropriate HR rules and best practices to launch our candidate into the role. I’d recommend them highly to anyone.”

Meg Distler, Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

 

“Whether I need a professional or contract employee, Brenda Wylie-Biggs is the first person I call. Within a matter of hours, I have a variety of qualified candidates to choose from. Brenda is the person I trust with confidentiality.”

Elaine Doherty, Human Resources Director, The Inventure Group

 

“Bollhoff recently worked with Brenda and the KB Search Team on a senior leadership position in sales. We ended up hiring a great person who was exactly the team member we were looking for. What impressed me was Brenda taking the time to come and visit our facility and ask many questions about the perfect candidate for us. This allowed her to understand and appreciate what we had to offer and now she could convey that to a candidate. This personal touch is a great advantage when working with a local firm.”

Chris Lautzenhiser, Director of Operations, Bollhoff Rivnut Inc.

 

Matilda Jane Clothing has worked with the KB Search Team over the past several years to find strong team members capable of supporting our rapid growth.  They have been outstanding to work with on several important dimensions including, the identification of candidates that are a strong skill and cultural match, outstanding communication throughout the search process, thorough vetting of prospective candidates and proactive management to complete successful searches.  We value this partnership and know The KB Search Team will work tirelessly to find the right candidate.

Jeff Blade, CEO, Matilda Jane Clothing

 

I have worked with Pat and KB Search Team for many years.  They do a great job of providing candidates that match not only the technical skills needed for the position but also someone who fits the culture of our organization.  It’s a pleasure to partner with a professional, hard-working team that provides outstanding customer service to our organization as well as the candidate.

Kim Conrad, PHR, Director of Human Resources, Ashley Industrial Molding

 

Just wanted to let you know I have gotten a lot of positive feedback so far on the resume you wrote for me. Just wanted to say thank you again for your hard work and expertise.

Nathan, resume client

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KB Search Team is a woman-owned recruitment firm located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, providing highly individualized recruiting service to our clients on a local, regional, national and international basis.

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