Sales Search Testimonials

Our Sales Search placement results speak for themselves. One of the best ways to gauge our abilities is to hear what some of our clients are saying about C. Anderson Associates Sales Executive Search, Sales Headhunting, Sales Recruiting services:

“I wish to express my appreciation for the outstanding work that your team did for us in identifying and successfully recruiting our new Account Sales Manager. Our success was a direct result of your strategic identification of target companies, methodical penetration of those organizations, sensitivity to the chemistry of our culture and expertise in gaining the interest of our selected candidate. Your updates kept me well informed of the search progress and that enabled me to communicate effectively internally. Your efforts on this retained search project and persistence through difficult junctures has secured your position as a preferred vendor should we be in need of this service in the future. Again, thank you for your dedicated performance and contribution you have made.”

Andy M. / General Manager

Scientific Consulting and Services Company, Minneapolis Minnesota

“Thank you for helping us build our winning Sales Team! I was most impressed with your ability to partner with us throughout the entire search process. You were able to obtain a thorough understanding of our business requirements and translate that knowledge into qualified and well-screened candidates. On each of our searches, from Vice President of Sales to Sales Executives, your active involvement saved us time and helped ensure that we made the right hires.”

Andrew H. / CEO

Software Development Company, Minneapolis Minnesota

“I wanted to recognize the excellent work of C. Anderson Associates in the hiring of our 2 new Territory Sales Managers. It’s quite clear that you have a well-developed networking system, broad base of sales contacts and expertise at finding and motivation those ideal candidates from competing organizations. I appreciated the time you took getting to know our needs, personalities and corporate culture. As a result, the candidates you presented were all worthy of consideration. With your assistance, we have built an excellent sales team. I expect great things to happen for us and will certainly contact you again as we add more resources.”

Chris B. / General Manager

Industrial Distribution Company, Minneapolis Minnesota Branch Office

“After a failed retained search with another firm, we were referred to C. Anderson Associates and were immediately impressed with their market knowledge and successful history for placing top sales performers. They quickly grasped the key elements of our very technical business an understood the “A” type sales executive we required. They presented exceptional candidates and displayed unparalleled dedication throughout our detailed selection and hiring process. Our new Sales Executive has since exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased and will highly recommend their services.”

Donna P. / Corporate Staffing Manager

Global Manufacturer of Consumer Products, Minneapolis Minnesota Branch Office

“In a tight local talent market, C. Anderson Associates was able to identify, attract and extract the exact type of sales person we were hoping to add to our team. We appreciated them staying with our finalist, keeping him informed and motivated throughout the selection process. We look forward to working with them again as we continue to grow.”

Bill L. / President

Consulting Services Company, , Minneapolis Minnesota

“Now that some time has passed, I wanted to thank you for your assistance in the placement of our new Director of Sales. Your team did an excellent job understanding our business and the leadership profile we required. I could not be more pleased with our selection and the positive impact it has made on our company.”

David H. / President

Tech Panel Manufacturer, Minneapolis Minnesota

“Thank you for your significant help in our recruitment project (finding a new Director of Sales). Your process was enjoyable, constructive and provided quality in result. We will talk again in the near future.”

Pat D. / Controller

Exhibit and Display Distributor, Minneapolis Minnesota

“C. Anderson Associates did an excellent job in helping us find our new Director of Business Development. Your team quickly grasped our business issues and provided valuable insight regarding the sales employment marketplace. We were impressed with your ability to find candidates who matched our rather unique requirements while fitting our corporate culture. You definitely went that extra mile to find us an individual with the perfect mix of industry experience, sales expertise and personality. We wholeheartedly recommend your search services to other companies and look forward to working with you again.”

Ruth L. / President and CEO

Medical Services Firm, Saint Paul Minnesota

“I wanted to be deliberate about saying that C. Anderson Associates did a great job on the search and qualification process leading to the hire of our Director of Business Development. Your team worked quickly to provide us with a qualified and well-matched group of candidates. We would have spent a lot more time with less certain results had we not engaged your team. Count me to use your services again when the need arises and to promote your company among my professional acquaintances.”

Raymond D. / President

Telecommunication Services Provider, Minneapolis Minnesota

“My experience with C. Anderson Associates was very good. I found Carla Anderson and her staff to be professional and good to work with in our search for a Regional Sales Manager. Our human resource philosophy is to recognize talent and bring those talented people into the organization, even if a position may not currently be available at the time. Consequently, from the high caliber group of candidates you presented, we created a new position hired a Key Account Manager and then also hired an outstanding Regional Sales Manager. C. Anderson Associates provided for a timely, productive and very successful recruiting process. I would recommend you as an excellent recruiter of sales talent and sales management.”

Kyle G. / Vice President of Sales

Industrial Distribution and Fabrication Company, Minneapolis Minnesota

“C. Anderson Associates took over our search for a Senior Account Manager; they helped us define a custom profile of a successful sales professional, quickly presented talented and well-qualified candidates that not only fit the profile but also met our educational, experience and cultural requirements. Their responsiveness throughout the entire process was commendable. As a result of their service and advice, we hired an exceptional sales candidate. As we grow and prosper we will look forward to partnering with them again.”

Michael W. / President

Data Conferencing Provider, Minneapolis Minnesota

“C. Anderson Associates found us another great personnel asset for our Territory Sales team while helping to significantly reduce our “time-to-hire” and overall recruiting costs. As in the prior searches you have performed for us, your group provided quality candidates that matched our experience requirements and high performance expectations. You were diligent in the process, stayed in communication and remained flexible as the position evolved.”

Dirk W. / Director of Territory Management

Computer Hardware Provider, Minneapolis Minnesota

“I wanted to thank you for your assistance in filling the recent sales openings on our team. I appreciated interviewing the different mix of high quality candidates you presented. Our finalist is the perfect addition; motivated, disciplined and committed to success in her new role. Thank you again for all your time and help. It was a pleasure working with you!”

Michelle M. / Sales Manager

Document Lifecycle Corporation, Minneapolis Minnesota

“As someone who is running a busy company, I wanted to minimize my investment of time in the details of the hiring process and focus on the finalists. C. Anderson Associates allowed me to do just that. We hired an excellent Account Executive who had all of the qualities that we were searching for and also met our specific sales skills and experience requirements. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at C. Anderson Associates. With their sales candidate connections, focused methodology and follow though, I know they will continue to succeed!”

Mark P. / President

IT Services Organization, Minneapolis Minnesota

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