“Most important to us is a search partner that ‘gets it.’ And Wiser’s team 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 - CEO - AMC Entertainment

“Wiser Partners 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 Wiser Partners.”

David Cowan - Partner - Bessemer Venture Partners

“David knows Marketing and Ecommerce, 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 highly-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’s firm brought us.”

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

“In a time where the competition for talent is intense, using their highly effective process and deep functional connections, Wiser Partners are able to deliver strong candidates with an exceptionally short lead time. Very impressive and I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Gary Parkinson - Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer - Culligan

“I’ve known David since our days working together at P&G and can say that he and his partners are the consummate search professionals. I’ve been particularly impressed with their commitment to in-person, in-depth candidate interviews, to find the exact right person for the role – and as a client of theirs, I can say that it works!”

Randall Beard - Chief Product & Business Development Officer - Cardlytics

“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

“David has worked diligently for over 2 decades to create a boutique experience for not only his clients but also the talent he engages. Many firms boast delivering high service but David has created a differentiated CX underpinned by empathy which distinguishes his firm and has elevated Wiser Partners search offering. Coupled with an exceptional CX, David has an extensive track record of excellence where his reputation and results have been earned in a space that is highly competitive. He has deep networks that allow him to connect with often unreachable passive talent, and he has firsthand experience in his fields of expertise which allow him to not only qualify the best talent but also add value to a search via his experience.”
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Jen Moyer - Vice President - Kelly Services

“David and his team did a fantastic job recruiting a critical position for our portfolio company. They dedicated significant time to understand what was important to us and ultimately found a great fit that exceeded our expectations.”

David Glazer - Director - Gladstone Investment

“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.’ Wiser Partners helped Guthy|Renker a lot and I am grateful for what they achieved for us!”

Ben Van de Bunt - CEO - Guthy Renker

“David and his team deliver. They take the time to understand their client’s needs and the Company’s culture. They did a great job in delivering a slate of well qualified candidates in a timely manner. The CEO – and the Chief Sales Officer – we hired were great fits. I highly recommend Wiser Partners.”

Ezra Singer - Partner - Prospequity

“I worked with David and his team on 2 C-level searches for both a CMO and VP, Sales. From step 1 – all the way through the process – David and his team were incredible. I have worked with numerous, large search firms and Wiser Partners are hands-down the best search firm I have ever worked with.”

Jeff Reilly - President - Symmons

“I have known and worked with David and Wiser Partners since 2003, and I could not have grown this organization without them. David has been a true partner to us here at Panera.”

Mariel Clark - Executive Staffing - Panera Bread

“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

“Wiser Partners is the best at attracting and delivering top Marketing, Sales 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 - President - Sprint

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

Brad Casper - CEO - Dial Corporation

“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

“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 - President/COO - E*TRADE

“After years of recruiting the old fashion way, we engaged Wiser Partners to help us in our search for a VP, Sales. Their ability to provide talented candidates for consideration speaks to their strong networking capabilities. David and his team supported us through the entire process from the initial discussions to the final offer and we are thrilled with the results!”

Dave Abbruzzese - CEO - ImageWorks Display and Marketing Group

“Wiser Partners and David’s team is everything you’d want in a world-class “people” partner — they’re fast, broad, thorough and value-centered. Having come from blue-chip branded companies and possessing a deep reservoir of talent, they have significantly contributed to our success.”

David G. Burke - CEO - Tierra Nueva

“The team at Wiser Partners has a well-deserved reputation for integrity, excellence and delivery. David Wiser quickly understood our business and culture; he listened intently to understand my needs and my team’s needs; and he was able to clearly communicate them to prospects and deliver a variety of top-notch candidates that met our needs. The end to end process is thorough, fair, engaging, and tailored to our needs; candidates are prepared and know what to expect; and the process is highly effective. I would work with David again in a heartbeat, and Wiser Partners would be my first recommendation to anyone looking to hire a high-level executive.”

Bram Hechtkopf - Chief Executive Officer - Kobie Marketing

“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

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

Robert Sperry - Partner - Kainos Capital Partners

“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

“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)

“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

“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 - Centre Partners Management

“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.”

Debra Tausendfreund - Former VP, HR - CNBC

“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 Executive Officer - Seventh Generation

“It was a pleasure to partner with a true professional. The knowledge that David brings to the table, relative to Marketing and Sales 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

“I’ve worked with David for a number of years. He is one of the very best executive recruiters because he understands Sales, 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 - 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 - General Manager - Gojo Industries (Purell)