“To me, David Wiser is part corporate executive, part entrepreneur, and part Marketer. As CEO of Guthy|Renker, I always turned to David for our Marketing searches. His background with P&G helped him understand what corporations need, but since he is a Marketer and entrepreneur at heart, he really “gets it”. He really helped Guthy|Renker a lot and I am grateful for what he achieved for us!”

Ben Van de Bunt – CEO – Guthy-Renker

“We used to retain big, national firms for senior management searches and smaller, boutique firms for specialty positions, but with Wiser Partners we were able to use a single shop for all our search needs. Wiser Partners has the reach and connections of a big firm but with the personal service and specialty expertise of a boutique firm. You get the best of both in a single search partner”

Kurt Holstein – Co-Founder, President – Rosetta (acquired by Publicis)

“Wiser Partners has the uncanny ability to ALWAYS get it right. I have used them as my exclusive retained search partner for Marketing, Insights & Strategy personnel over the last 14 years and they continuously find candidates with the ideal blend of talent and personality. Their high level of engagement and refined process provides that special balance of precise spec development and quick results. I would rate them among the best consultants — in search, or any other specialty service — that I have ever worked with.”

Eric Ashworth – Former President – Schawk

“David and his team were relentless at finding the candidates to fit a very specific — and challenging — brief, and we made an amazing hire. Their insights, patience and perseverance were invaluable.”

Joey Bergstein – Chief Marketing Officer – Seventh Generation

“When Gorilla Glue decided to do a national search for our top Marketing position, our first and only call was to David Wiser. We knew that Wiser Partners would help us successfully find the best person for our company. David and his team spent a considerable amount of time with us to learn about our company and the position. The national search, led by Wiser Partners, attracted a variety of successful Marketing executives from around the country and we chose one from a Fortune 500 company. 18 months into the job, we could not be more pleased with the choice we made.”

Nick Ragland – Chief Financial Officer – Gorilla Glue Company

“My career has focused on acquiring and building businesses within the consumer goods sector and accordingly, I have been CEO of several companies where I have found a need to strengthen and/or add to the management team. I always think of Wiser Partners as my primary search firm when I have a need for a marketing hire and have used them across three different companies on Director level and two CMO searches. Without fail, Wiser spends the time to understand the organizational needs and cultural as well as technical requirements of the position. The high level of expectations that has resulted from the best in class results that Wiser has achieved in past searches has never wavered and they have become a valuable part of my team.”

Robert Kay – Chairman & CEO, Taylor Precision Products, Inc., Senior Operating Partner – Centre Partners Management

“I have known and worked with David and Wiser Partners over the last 8 years, and I could not have grown this organization without them. David is a true partner to us here at Panera.”

Mariel Clark – Executive Staffing – Panera Bread Company

“Most important to us is a search partner that ‘gets it.’ And Wiser gets it. The circumstances, position, our culture, the candidates, our requirements and timeline… David and his team just get it. There are no surprises, myths are dispelled, promises are kept, and the job gets done, and it gets done well. We operate that way, and so does Wiser.”

Gerry Lopez – Former CEO – AMC Entertainment

“Wiser Partners was a crucial partner is helping me find a great fit for the next step in my career. From the initial discussion through the offer process, I felt informed, respected and well-advised. David’s advice on how to make a strong transition in to my new company was both helpful and insightful. Wiser Partners has subsequently placed several director-level candidates with us, all of whom are blossoming and helping our organization grow.”

Brian Daniels – VP, Marketing – Capital Group

“David Wiser is a valued partner and a terrific source for ‘athletes’ and industry insights. They have helped us place great talent, and we will definitely keep using them.”

Brad Casper – CEO – The Dial Corporation

“This firm is responsive, they operate with integrity, and they have a network of highly talented Marketers and Research/Insights experts.”

Marc LeFar – Former CMO – Cingular Wireless (acquired by AT&T)

“Wiser Partners are nimble, focused and linked in to a specialist community of Marketers that enables them to react quickly to client needs. These attributes were particularly useful when trying to recruit effectively in the USA from a headquarters in Germany.”

Joff Sharpe – Chief Talent Officer – Grohe AG

“David placed me into Valvoline back in 1997 (16 years ago), as a Marketing Director, and he was responsible for building the core of our Marketing organization.”

Sam Mitchell – President – Ashland Consumer Markets

“Wiser Partners is the best at attracting and delivering top Marketing and Digital talent. They consistently and quickly filled key leadership positions with top people, which enabled us to develop and execute our plans immediately. Their placements contributed at a very high level. Bottom-line, David and his team ‘get it,’ they move fast, and they deliver.”

Tim Kelly – Former President – Sprint

“It was a pleasure to partner with a true professional. The knowledge that David brings to the table, relative to Marketing roles and labor market trends, is invaluable. He stays in-touch and helps from beginning to end. I would endorse Wiser Partners highly, and Schwab will definitely do business with them again.”

Mike Brown – Former VP, Recruiting – Charles Schwab

“Wiser Partners was referred to us to help fill some very unique and critical Marketing jobs. After talking to David on the phone, he clearly grasped what we needed. The remarkable thing was how on-target they were from the very beginning. In absolutely record-time, they presented us with multiple, qualified candidates, and the end-result was three, very qualified hires — who also felt they had been treated respectfully and professionally during the process. It was a pleasure — and refreshingly different — working with David’s firm, and I look forward to retaining them again.”

Alyson Cate – SVP, Global Human Resources – HIT Entertainment

“David has been bringing us exceptional Marketing athletes for years. We’re all about buying and rebuilding great brands, and not every Marketer can do this. David and his team consistently find and deliver those who can.”

Robert Sperry – Partner – Kainos Capital Partners

“Wiser Partners quickly sized up our needs and brought us just the right Marketing talent for our organization. They were a pleasure to work with, and have firmly established themselves as a recruiting partner of choice for CNBC.com.”

Debra Tausendfreund – Former VP, HR – CNBC (division of NBC Universal)

“They definitely nailed the search for us. David found the right new hire against a very narrow and difficult spec. It is rare to work with an executive search firm that delivers on both quality and speed — Wiser Partners delivered. We will definitely work with David again.”

Bret Comolli – CEO – Asurion

“I’ve been in Marketing for many, many years, and have spoken with many recruiters. Without question, David Wiser distinguishes himself in the recruiting community with high integrity, exemplary follow-through, and a keen ability to match candidate talents with an organization.”

Cris Weekes – VP, Marketing – International Home Foods (acquired by ConAgra)

“The thoroughness and insight of David’s Marketing candidate evaluations is awesome — the best I’ve ever seen. This makes the interview process more effective, and it made for better hiring. We were exceptionally pleased with Wiser Partners, and we used them repeatedly.”

Jerry Gramaglia – Former President/COO – E*Trade

“David knows Marketing, he works very hard, but more importantly, he works smart. They didn’t waste our time with a pile of resumes. We only met with the most qualified candidates and very quickly found someone who met our target description well. Additionally, we had a very demanding Board of Directors, and they were impressed with the talent David brought us.”

Jonathan Coon – Founder, Former CEO – 1-800 Contacts

“I was skeptical when Dave was initially recommended to us. ‘So…some guy in Cincinnati is going to land us the A+ Marketing talent we need to win in the Bay area?’ Despite my reservations, we let it rip with Dave after learning of his prior successes and meeting him in person. He dug-in to understand our business and then quickly knocked it out of the park on two tough searches. I’m a convert.”

Karl Peterson – Partner – Texas Pacific Group (Founder, former CEO, Hotwire)

“Wiser Partners is a very special firm. David Wiser ‘gets it,’ he gets it done quickly, and they get it done right, every time.”

Michael O’Brien – Former President/COO – Zoomtown (division of Cincinnati Bell)

“David Wiser has demonstrated repeatedly that he can lead an effective search process by investing the time upfront to really wrap his arms around the job. His first placement with us advanced quickly within our organization, and was still here, many years later. With Wiser Partners, it becomes a matter of picking the best one, not deciding if the candidates are qualified.”

Chris Hessler – Co-Founder, former President – Imagitas (acquired by Pitney-Bowes)

“I’ve worked with David for a number of years. He is one of the very best executive recruiters because he understands Marketing and Research/Insights, as disciplines, and the mindset necessary to be a successful Digital Marketer. They will embrace your business and give you their full attention.”

Carter Cast – Former SVP/CMO – Blue Nile

“One of their greatest advantages is the effort they place against understanding what their client company is all about and, therefore, what type of candidate will most likely succeed. Their integrity and professionalism dramatically increases the chances of a productive, satisfying and long-term match. I’m very pleased to have worked with them.”

Sandy Katz – Former VP/General Manager – Gojo Industries (Purell)

“We called in Wiser Partners after 2 failed searches with nationally recognized recruiters. They developed a crystal clear understanding of our needs and conducted a very successful search, reaching into a broad talent pool of classically trained Marketers. They are our first choice for Marketing-oriented searches.”

Dr. Magid Abraham – Co-Founder, CEO – comScore

“Wiser Partners has executed multiple searches for our portfolio (BabyCenter, Blue Nile, eToys), all with excellent results. So when a Bessemer company needs an outside firm to recruit a senior Marketing executive, the first call goes to David Wiser.”

David Cowan – Partner – Bessemer Venture Partners

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