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Client Testimonials

“The team at The Brentwood Group has successfully concluded over a dozen CEO and VP level projects for the public technology firms where I serve on the Board of Directors. These were demanding national/international searches requiring excellent connections and a deep understanding of the technology and relevant ecosystems. In each case, the candidates Brentwood presented were well screened and highly qualified for the position. Frank works well with Boards and CEOs, and has the experience and track record of success that earns the confidence of all stakeholders in the search. This relationship spans well over 10 years and many different situations and I have always been happy with the process and results from Brentwood.”

- Scott Gibson, Gibson Enterprises
Chairman of the Board: Radisys Corp.
Board Member: TriQuint Semiconductor

 

“Thank you for your great work. Kleiner Perkins and I would most definitely welcome working with you again.”

- Wen Hsieh
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

 

“The Brentwood Group’s market knowledge, sense of urgency and aggressive methodology resulted in the identification and presentation of 5 candidates to TriQuint in the initial few weeks of the search. Frank Moscow and Tom Haley worked diligently with the TriQuint Board, executive team and me to analyze each candidate, complete detailed references and drive the process to a rapid and successful conclusion. They were on top of every detail and added value throughout each stage of the search.

This complex national search was successfully concluded in 53 days!”

- Ralph Quinsey
President & CEO, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

 

“The CEO candidate you identified is outstanding. I was especially impressed by the frank feedback to us early on in the search. I have already recommended you to my partners and I am looking forward to working with you guys again.”

- Andy Rappaport
Partner, August Capital

 

“Frank just successfully concluded our Global VP of Sales search. He exceeded all of our expectations. I’m extremely impressed with The Brentwood Group’s global search capability and ability to reach A caliber candidates. Their thorough candidate screening process only brought forward candidates that were on the mark. In our situation we had a preference to relocate the individual to our headquarters in Oregon and Frank did a marvelous job turning that preference into reality. Their drive, sense of urgency and responsiveness are world class and on top of it all they are extremely easy/flexible to work with. I would strongly encourage CEO’s and HR leaders to evaluate The Brentwood Group for your next C level search.”

- Brian Bronson
President & CEO, Radisys Corp.

 

“Great work at Alta!  I’m a fan – and that’s why I recommended you!”

- Ira Ehrenpreis
General Partner, Technology Partners

 

“The Brentwood Group has provided exceptional results in searches across the USA. I have used them several times for searches from VP of Operations to VP of Sales. I highly recommend Frank and his staff.

Thank you for the exceptional work that you and your team provided in finding the new General Manager for the Portland Operations. What is unique about The Brentwood Group is how they stood with us as partners, even when FLIR changed the search specification midway through the process. The Brentwood Group stepped it up, redoubled their efforts to ensure success. They did a great job, successfully concluding the search with a strong, capable candidate that exceeded our expectations. That extra effort and subsequent results earns my strongest recommendation.”

- Bill Sundermeier
Formerly President, Gov’t Systems Group, FLIR Systems, Inc.

 

“I give you the highest possible ratings in the categories of professionalism, industry knowledge and responsiveness.”

- Kevin Kennedy
CEO & President, Avaya, Inc.

 

“Frank, himself, is a genuine tour de force. He brings tremendous experience, wisdom, trusted relationships, discretion, and energy to his work and is a joy to collaborate with.

The search process was professional, quick, and efficient. Brentwood gained access to some very high caliber candidates AND was able to successfully pique their interest in Eleven Wireless. Frank was a voice of wisdom and reason – much needed and appreciated.”

- Eric Rosenfeld
Managing Partner, Capybara Ventures

 

“We recently retained The Brentwood Group for a VP of Sales search. As an emerging growth company in a hot market, we needed to reach top quality national candidates – a challenge for a company like ours that isn’t yet a household name. In short order, Frank and his team presented a slate of excellent candidates, all of whom were successful in relevant markets. We not only hired our top choice, this was the smoothest and best run search process I have ever experienced. Brentwood did a great job!”

- David Brinker
COO, ScaleOut Software, Inc.

 

“The Brentwood Group has successfully concluded multiple CxO/VP level executive searches in our clean tech and high technology portfolio. The caliber of candidates, search process, level of communication and counsel has always been first rate. Brentwood is very effective, results driven and easy to work with.”

- Alain Harrus
Partner, Crosslink Capital

 

“Sounds like you did an amazing job on the search. Wen and the board are very pleased with the outcome. We look forward to working with you on future projects.”

- Jordan Ormont
Human Capital Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

 

“You made every step along the way easy for me and my staff. From crafting the description to screening, to reporting on the vetting process to interviews and close, you made my part seem easy.”

“We experienced absolutely fabulous service from both Frank and Jim. I thought they both did a great job of understanding our needs. I don’t expect anyone to know this industry, but you did a good job learning enough about us to help us find the person we needed. I also believe that you’ve done a great job representing us to candidates to get them interested in meeting with us.”

- Jim Plymale
CEO, Clinicient, Inc.

 

“Executive search firms are different – VERY different. We engaged with two search firms over 18 months to conclude the CEO & President search for Electro Scientific Industries. The first firm, a California-based organization, was disappointing. The Brentwood Group, based in the Pacific Northwest, met all of our expectations and we filled the position in minimum time.

We successfully hired an outstanding candidate who fit the model of  ’the right person for the position who isn’t looking for a change’. You drove the process forward effectively as a facilitator, keeping the Board moving in the right direction. This search was an outstanding success. On behalf of the entire Board, we enjoyed working with you and are happy to recommend you to others.”

- Jon Tompkins
Chairman, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.

 

“I found that the candidates were a solid match for our position from a technical and managerial perspective. We had very professional interactions; even when things got difficult, we were able to professionally work through the crisis. You always responded within a few hours and kept us informed during the process. You were able to work with high intensity and seemed to have fun doing it. I like you guys! You’re professional and experienced.”

- Sharon Parker
Director, Human Resources, JDS Uniphase Corp.

 

“Brentwood runs the best search process I’ve experienced. They are methodical, organized and work very hard.”

- Chris Norris
President & CEO, Alta Devices, Inc.