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Blue Diamond Growers

Chief Executive Officer
Sacramento, CA

Early in 2010, we were retained by the board of Blue Diamond to recruit their new CEO. We successfully recruited Mark Jansen who joined in October 2010. Since that time we have completed nine additional searches for Blue Diamond including: CFO, VP Human Resources, VP Finance, GM Supply Chain, Director of Procurement, Director of Marketing, General Manager Global Manufacturing, Director of Sales and Director of Research and Development. We are honored and proud to represent Blue Diamond as we recruit talented leaders to continue their success and track record of sustainable growth. Given Blue Diamond’s location in Sacramento, California, all successful candidates relocated from a variety of locations.

Generac

Vice President of Marketing
Vice President International
Vice President Global Sourcing
Vice President of Aftermarket Sales

Milwaukee, WI

One of the leading and fastest growing industrial and consumer equipment manufacturers, Generac, retained VSG to recruit a number of senior level executives. The company was growing quickly through international expansion, organic growth and global acquisitions. This client asked that we recruit a Vice President of Marketing to create strategic marketing plans such as developing a true brand identity and marketing plan at the corporate level to connect with both industrial customers and consumers. VSG was later retained to recruit the Vice President of International, a role with a significant focus on developing their distribution network in South America. In addition, VSG successfully recruited their Vice President of Aftermarket Sales and Service and their Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Logistics.

Patterson Medical

Vice President Finance & Operations
Director of Strategic Sourcing
National Accounts Director

Bolingbrook, IL

Patterson Medical is a division of Patterson Companies, an industry-leading specialty distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets. Patterson Medical is the world’s leading distributor of rehabilitation and sports medicine products. On the rehabilitation side, Patterson Medical's national sales force ranks among the industry’s largest, providing over 30,000 top-name rehabilitation supplies, equipment and assistive living products.

As Patterson Medical continues to grow, the need to create new roles and bring in top talent increased. VSG partnered with Patterson Medical’s executive team to recruit their new VP Finance & Operations out of a top CPG company in early 2012. Since then VSG has also partnered with Patterson Medical to recruit a Director of Strategic Sourcing to focus primarily in the U. S. and Europe as well as building out their National Accounts Organization.

Uplift Education

Multiple Educational Leadership Positions
Dallas, TX

Uplift Education operates a network of 27 high-performing, tuition-free, public charter schools on 14 campuses serving 12,000 students in underserved areas across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 2009 Uplift asked Victory Search Group to recruit its first Director of Development—and the collaboration resulted in the hiring of Deborah Bigham as Chief Development Officer. Deborah has masterfully led fund development and communications for the Organization and helped support Uplift’s expansion from five campuses to twelve. Subsequent to Deborah’s hiring, Uplift retained VSG to find more than 20 school leaders and campus directors; together we have recruited amazing talent to Uplift from progressive, transformative schools around the country.

Gateway Foundation

(6) Community Relations and Sales Executives
(2) Executive Directors
Program Director
(2) Program Managers

Chicago, IL

VSG has partnered with Gateway Foundation for over seven years, a non-profit organization with treatment centers located throughout Illinois and four other states. Since 1968, they have been an industry leader in providing the answers individuals and their families need related to drug and alcohol treatment and they are the largest provider of substance abuse treatment in Illinois.

Victory Search Group has had the pleasure of being retained by Gateway to successfully identify and recruit several leadership, marketing and counselor professionals for various Illinois locations. As the Gateway Foundation continues to grow, we continue to recruit talent who can positively impact the organization.

Bryan’s House

Executive Director
Dallas, TX

This beloved local agency began a search for a new Executive Director at a time when its core client base--children with HIV or AIDS—was thankfully beginning to shrink in size. VSG was hired initially to seek prospects in North Texas, and then asked to expand the geographic focus, to attract a candidate with leadership and fund development skills. An experienced Executive Director in Houston, David Thomas, was identified and recruited to the role. David led the Board through a lengthy strategic review and built consensus on a broader mission providing medically managed childcare. In 2012 David and his team led Bryan’s House through the sale of its principal office and expansion into two new facilities more convenient for clients.

Euro Fresh Farms

Vice President Human Resources
Corporate Controller

Wilcox, AZ

Euro Fresh Farms retained VSG to recruit their Vice President of Human Resources. Euro Fresh asked that we identify Human Resources leaders with the unique capability to address their specific labor challenges. They also knew that their remote location was a challenge. We conducted a nationwide search and identified and recruited their new VPHR. He is charged with leading their human capital strategy as they execute a turnaround. The CEO of Euro Fresh credits our placement with improving employee relations and human capital productivity.

Several months later, Euro Fresh retained VSG again; this time to recruit a new Corporate Controller. It was important for us to find a financial leader with strong ERP experience as well as a deep knowledge in cost accounting. We successfully recruited their new Corporate Controller who has added tremendous value in this role.

San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries

Chief Executive Officer
San Antonio, TX

The largest provider of shelter and services for the homeless in San Antonio required a new CEO while the comprehensive new service center (Haven for Hope) was being designed After searching nationally at providers and advocacy groups, VSG expanded the engagement to consider prospects with more unconventional backgrounds but a deep passion for public service. Together with SAMM, VSG recruited Navarra Williams to San Antonio from his leadership role of a cable television company in California. Navarra, his Board, staff and volunteers have led SAMM to develop and deploy a successful homeless prevention program while earning the top rating from Charity Navigator for four years.

Fortune ranked CPG company

Manager and Director Levels
Racine, WI

VSG began working with this Fortune ranked CPG company in 2006. This fortune-ranked CPG comapny reached out to VSG and asked us to partner with them to refine their recruiting process, in particular at the Manager and Director levels across multiple functions. We worked with the senior leaders to ensure the right processes were in place; the recruiting strategy, effectively representing the company and the opportunities in the market and the search process. After completing several searches we presented the positive results of these efforts to the leadership team. Since that point we have successfully completed nearly 30 searches for them across a variety of functions and levels from Manager to Director.

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