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Client Success Stories

Standish Executive Search has a long, proven track record of finding the perfect leadership for mid-sized enterprises throughout New England.
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JK Adams was pleased to be involved with the early development of the Standish Model©. The Model provided structure and critical support for the orderly transition of our company’s operations leadership from our owner to me.
I was very impressed with how they engaged with me, vetted me, and then followed through after I was placed.  I experienced the rigorous process as a candidate, and then appreciated the business impact as a new executive. This is the way executive search should be conducted.

- Jon Blatchford, CEO

The JK Adams Company, Dorset, VT


Standish has been an exceptional resource and advisor to our company as we’re continuously developing growth opportunities for our customers and us. I’ve seen the Standish Model© work from both sides. While I have engaged the firm to lead searches for us, Standish was also the firm that attracted me to the Magnetic Seal Corp. President’s role.

- Robert Garde, President

Magnetic Seal Corp., Warren, RI


For years, the advanced technologies of our unmanned underwater drones almost sold themselves.  They still do. But added offerings to broader markets require innovative marketing and elevated strategies. Standish understood our opportunities, and with their disciplined processes they introduced exceptional marketing candidates on a very tight timeline. And they’ve followed through to support lasting success.  The result has given us a valued new leader and an enormous catalyst for our business.

- Durval Tavares, Founder

Aquabotix Technology Corp., Fall River, MA

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In looking for a strong #2 to help us meet America’s growing desire for wind generated power, we needed a decisive, multi-disciplined business person. Vensys-US, installs and services the latest technology wind turbines. A Standish Principal worked with us to define our leadership needs, to understand our unique business model and our direction and personality. The result is our new Vice President, who has become invaluable to sustaining our growth in the ever shifting energy landscape.

- Theodore Peters, US Business Head

Vensys Energy, North Kingstown, RI

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SER Exposition Services is a nationwide provider of essential services for conventions, trade shows and special events. We’re in a small, niche industry, and finding the right leadership talent is a challenge. This is particularly the case as we’re now transforming SER while sustaining our profitability. Supported by Standish’s organization and leadership advice and its unique search model we secured a great Chief Operating Officer. Since his arrival, our COO has been leading our redirection while sustaining profitability and our commitments to clients. I highly recommend Standish Executive Search.

- Bruce Nable, Chairman

SER Exposition Services, Worcester, MA


I met Stan in 2007; his approach is not only to find talent for interested employers, his approach is to make sure it works for both. His involvement does not stop at hiring. He stays engaged in the whole process with both the employer and the new hire to ensure a smooth, successful transition. Stan has helped me in hiring top talent to lead operations and engineering, both of which have been a great help to me and the organization.

- Ibrahim Youssef, President

AVOX Systems, Lancaster, NY


Approaching the recruitment of our first vice president for sales and marketing, our leadership team was challenged to determine precisely how the position should be structured and what the right new leader should look like. Stan Davis supported our thought processes, he and his researchers unearthed and attracted a solid slate of pre-qualified talent, and he then guided us through the selection process. He facilitated the on-boarding and assimilation of our new VP. Then as we fine-tuned the role, Stan continued as business consultant and sounding board to help assure a lasting success.

- Dr. Simon Budman, Ph.D., President & CEO

Inflexxion, Inc., Newton, MA


My firm first engaged Stan Davis to help us create the role and find the right candidate for a COO. This was a new position with our firm and Stan impressed us with his insight into the expertise required, the necessity for chemistry between the COO and our existing staff, and what would be required for us to find the right fit from the COO’s perspective and ours. The amount of work and time he put into understanding our needs, interviewing our employees, and interviewing candidates was impressive and a great success in our eyes. Since then we have utilized Stan to help us find a managing engineer with a unique set of qualifications for a key role in an out of state office for us. Again, it was a great success.

- Dennis DiPrete, PE, Principal

DiPrete Engineering, Cranston, RI


Stan Davis has been a valued resource and advisor for Nye Lubricants, Inc. in our search for a new Director of Technology. Being a small, niche player in the world of synthetic lubricants, we require a technical leader who has solid, graduate-level technical training in chemistry and materials science, strategic and product planning experience, research & development experience, customer and market experience, and strong management skills. Finding an individual who possesses all of these competencies along with the desire to shift into a relatively small, specialty company is a tall task, but Stan’s diligence and industry knowledge has paid off. He has been a pleasure to work with, and we are delighted with the results.

- George B. Mock III, CEO

Nye Lubricants, Fairhaven, MA


In a key executive search led by Stan Davis, he introduced us to a slate of high quality candidates. His process of getting to know our business, our strategy and our team up front obviously helped him and us in the selection of an executive. He listened, pursued the best talent, provided frequent updates and then helped to assure the selected executive’s success. Stan Davis made significant commitments to our company – and he kept them.

- Jay L. Spaanem, CEO & President

Parts Now, LLC, Madison, WI


Stan Davis was engaged to help us find a new CEO. Throughout the process Stan was pleasant to deal with and provided guidance for each step in the process. He helped us identify the qualities in a new leader we were looking for and understands very well the needs of a family run business. He is kind and patient and it was very apparent that Stan’s primary goal was to find the right CEO for us.

- Rosemarie Danner, Chair

Danner Manufacturing, Inc., Islandia, NY


The board of our regional human services agency engaged Standish Executive Search to lead the recruitment of a new Executive Director. This is a critical role for our organization and for our region. We recognized that the pool of available talent for this position was extremely limited, as is our experience with executive recruiting. We therefore researched established executive recruiting firms and were led to Standish. They helped us to define the role and identify, vet, and secure a slate of solid candidates. They led a meticulous, and transparent recruiting process, guided our hiring of the selected candidate, and stayed with us and the successful candidate to support her integration into our organization.

We were very fortunate to have Standish partner with us to realize a right and lasting outcome in a very challenging recruitment environment.

- Howard Cohen, Chair--Board Search Committee

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, Rutland, VT

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