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Archive for November, 2010

The touchiest referencing topic…sex scandals

Many executives are willing to risk their careers and the company’s performance. “Ummmm, let’s say he’s an HR risk.” We hear that infrequently but when we do it’s code that’s easily understood. An executive thinks he’s bulletproof and pushes the fidelity envelope. Sometimes organizations look the other way or have an off-the-record conversation. Sometimes the [...]

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Executive turnover has continued to decline throughout the economic and financial crisis

Executive turnover has continued to decline throughout the economic and financial crisis and even as the recession ended according to the official proclamation by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Liberum Research’s latest quarterly turnover numbers for CEOs, CFOs, Board of Directors and C-level executives (defined to include CEOs, board of directors, CFOs, COOs, down [...]

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“Technology has changed executive recruiting!” Really? No, not in the least.

You hear (at least prior to the recession) that technology has dramatically changed the recruiting industry. Some have even proclaimed that executive recruiting is a fading industry. The theory is that LinkedIn, Google, Hoovers, OneSource, Monster, etc., along with off-the-shelf recruiting software, would eliminate the need for recruiters. Our thoughts? The idea is absurd. Technology [...]

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Mark Hurd and His Board Relationship: Shattered Trust

The Wall Street Journal reports that Mark Hurd’s conflicting versions of conversations and relationship with Jodie Fisher resulted in a crisis of trust that ended Hurd’s relationship with HP. “The story has morphed already. He lied to my face and he’s lying to you,” Board member Lucille Salhany told the other directors, according to people [...]

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Top-Down Recovery? Is Luxury Leading The Road Back?

Luxury department stores sparkled this month. Saks Inc.’s October sales rose 8.1%, easily topping the 2% gain expected by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Nordstrom Inc. saw its sales rise 3.4%, beating estimates of 2.7%. Even more mainstream retailer Macy’s Inc. posted better-than-expected October sales and was able to raise its profit forecast for the [...]

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Larry was my main point of contact through the recruitment process and was very thorough in verifying my qualifications and experience, and adequately describing the opportunity.
Mark Boekenheide, AIA, LEED AP, Managing Partner, BBG-BBGM
“I highly recommend Larry Mendez and Bannerot Partners. In the search work that Larry did for us, he was able to identify high caliber candidates in a relatively short time span. We were pleased with the professionalism of the process and the final outcome. “
Bob Joyce, EVP Human Resources, Extended Stay America
Larry has provided first class service to our company on many occassions. His deep knowledge of the market and key individuals, his understanding of our culture and our company projects means he’s provided excellent candidates and has helped us recruit top performers at senior levels of our organization. I highly recommend Larry’s services.
Mr. Olivier Poirot, CEO, Accor North America
I’ve always found him to be the consummate professional. He works very hard to understand the client’s need and has an expansive network which allows him to execute against the strategy.  Larry is ethical beyond reproach and understands how to gently nudge the process forward and across the finish line.
Bill Upshaw, President Lodging and Residential, CSM Lodging
In early 2013, we engaged Larry Mendez at Bannerot Partners to conduct a search for a chief operating officer for our company, Supertel Hospitality – a publicly traded REIT located in Omaha, Nebraska. I was familiar with Larry through his work in the hotel industry, and our Board of Directors endorsed the assignment. Larry was incredibly thorough, communicative, and effective throughout the process. In the end, we hired a very qualified candidate that fit our culture perfectly.
Mr. Kelly Walters, CEOSupertel Hospitality