Thank you all for the great teamwork in getting our General Counsel on board. I was very impressed with the depth of your work, both in numbers of people screened and the first hand knowledge of each candidates skill set. It was also great dealing with people who have such a good sense of humor. I guess its hard to market that you do fun searches, but it was. Obviously consider me as a reference for your firm.
Timothy H. Callahan
President and CEO
Trizec Properties, Inc.
Although it is a legal recruiting firm, Zenner Consulting really defines itself by subscribing to the finest traditions of the legal profession - thoroughly understanding the needs and objectives of its clients, earning our trust by consistently working in my firm's interest to help us continue to build a great law firm with the right people, and, ultimately, applying refined, experienced judgment to get the job done. We use ZCG because it is a quality shop and a class act and that is, we believe, where the highest quality candidates will be found.
Daniel P. Shapiro, Esq.
Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd.
Zenner Consulting has been a great resource to me in building my legal practice. For over two years Zenner worked patiently and tirelessly with me to find the perfect fit for my practice. Zenner works with very high quality candidates and their recommendations to prospective employers on my behalf were well received. They worked as a team and were mindful of the particular needs of my practice. Eventually they helped me identify a firm that I had not thought of on my own. Zenner accurately described my practice to the new firm and served a critical role in what would otherwise have been difficult compensation discussions.
Immediately upon arrival at my new firm, Zenner was quick to respond to our need for additional attorneys to help us build our real estate practice. Mindy Sircus and Michelle Kaplan have carefully listened when I describe the candidates that we are looking for and often help me to see opportunities in certain exceptional candidates that do not exactly fit the customary mold. Teri Zenner is a close confidant, a mentor and advisor. We have worked together for years and I expect that I will continue to look to Zenner Consulting for our recruiting needs for years to come.
Michael Sawyer Smith, Esq.
Baker & McKenzie
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your efforts and assistance with my placement at Brookdale as General Counsel. Your approach to head hunting reflects a level of professionalism that I rarely have encountered before. More importantly, your approach is one that is recognized and respected by your clients. Instead of being seen as a necessary evil (sorry about that), you manage to become a partner with both the company and the potential recruits. Thanks again for your help.
Deborah C. Paskin, Esq.
Brookdale Living Communities, Inc.
Teri Zenner and her colleagues are a model of what a fine search firm can and should be, combining savvy, great contacts, a real concern for clients and the highest professionalism. I refer friends and colleagues to Zenner Consulting Group without reservation, knowing that they will receive careful, individual treatment. Likewise, I look forward to receiving resumes, certain as I am that I am not part of a mass mailing, but one of a handful of firms that Teri and her staff have selected with both the candidates and my firms interests and needs in mind. I recommend Zenner Consulting Group unqualifiedly.
Robert E. Shapiro, Esq.
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg
We needed to find a senior lawyer for our Chicago-based operation and we quickly determined that Zenner Consulting Group is one of the premier legal search firms in the area. They lived up to their reputation in every way, by attracting a diverse group of highly-qualified candidates, screening the candidates effectively and helping me to make the right choice for our organization. In short, they listened carefully to our particular needs and then executed the search flawlessly.
Ronald Soiefer, Esq.
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Unilever United States, Inc.
New York, NY
I have worked with many recruiters during my legal career, and Teri Zenner/Zenner Consulting is most impressive. Teri and her staff interviewed me extensively in order to insure that my time and that of the interviewers were not wasted. That interview was the most extensive I received since law school and certainly more extensive than any other recruiter. In short, I found Zenner Consulting to be both highly professional and very pleasant to work with. I have already referred a number of friends and contacts to them.
Steven H. Shapiro, Esq.
Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
First Midwest Bank
The Zenner Consulting Group was very helpful in recruiting a talented attorney for our public interest law organization. Searches for public interest attorneys are challenging and involve some different considerations than for more profit-motivated law firms and businesses. The Zenner Group was smart and thoughtful in both understanding our needs and in identifying an attorney for whom we were the right fit. The result was terrific, and we respect the public service commitment of the Zenner Group in conducting the recruitment on a pro bono basis for us.
Howard A. Learner, Esq.
Environmental Law and Policy Center
We dealt with the Zenner Consulting Group on an exclusive basis and had a very affirmative experience. They are organized, dedicated and effective - and they produce results.
J. Paul McGrath, Esq.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
American Standard Companies, Inc.
The Zenner Consulting Group provides excellent, effective, and professional services to lawyers in Chicago. The Zenner staff always seems to possess current information in detail about the Chicago law firm market, takes the time necessary to understand the personal goals and business orientation of its clients, works overtime to identify opportunities that match client goals, maintains confidences securely, and applies just the right amount of negotiating force to the process. The Zenner Consulting Group has been of great value to me in connection with critical career decisions. As just one illustration, they helped negotiate a move that included six of my colleagues. Teri Zenner and her staff have been a great and important resource to me and to others I have introduced to their firm.
Dan W. Schneider, Esq.
Baker & McKenzie
Many thanks to Zenner Consulting Group for the superb job you did on our recent searches. I want to commend your professionalism in understanding our needs and attracting a diverse group of highly-qualified individuals. I greatly appreciate the time you spent to gain an understanding of our culture, and to work with us to find candidates that would thrive in our law department and our company. Your grasp of the intangibles that make for the perfect fit is a tremendous advantage in todays legal market. Thank you again for all your hard work.
R. Henry Kleeman, Esq.
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Sara Lee Corporation
For nearly ten years, I have been proud to be a client of Zenner Consulting, both as an employer and a candidate. Throughout this time, Teri and her expert staff have consistently provided superb service and results, distinguished by the highest degree of integrity.
David L. Weinstein, Esq.
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon
We have used Zenner Consulting Group for numerous attorney searches over the years. In my experience, Teri and her group have always conducted themselves professionally in the best sense of that word. They are very effective at what they do, and among other feats have successfully completed very narrowly-targeted attorney searches for us on extremely tight time frames. I have also found each member of the group to be personable and pleasant to work with. I have recommended Zenner Consulting Group to others on many occasions, and intend to continue doing so.
Laurence M. Trusdell, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
Marconi Data Systems Inc.
Two words come to mind when I think of Zenner Consulting - integrity and understanding. Zenners integrity when dealing with the confidences of both the candidate and our firm are second to none. This respect for the confidences of their candidates is consistent, whether dealing with a first year associate or a senior partner candidate. It is also essential that the search firm understand our culture. This understanding takes time and an extra effort that most search firms choose not to undertake. Zenner has taken the time to get to know this firm and understand its unique character. When I receive a call or a resume from Zenner, I have a high level of confidence that I am being introduced to a quality prospect for this firm. I highly recommend Zenner Consulting to lawyer candidates seeking attractive opportunities for a change in venue, as well as law firms and corporations that are seeking quality lawyer candidates.
Robert A. McWilliams, Esq.
Freeborn & Peters
Zenner Consulting is an outstanding legal search firm. Zenner spends a great deal of time learning about both their candidates and my firm. As a result, we never get a resume from Zenner unless the candidate is a good fit. That work ethic, combined with a high level of integrity, make Zenner Consulting one of our most professional and productive sources of lateral candidates.
Michael P. Conway, Esq.
Grippo & Elden