Sartor & Associates Inc.
 
Testimonials

Testimonials

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Testimonials

"Sartor & Associates’ executive search process is a cut above the rest. Their thorough preparation, comprehensive and detailed vetting of candidates, professionalism, on-boarding support and focus on laying the groundwork for organizational success gave me the best possible start to assuming the leadership of a newly amalgamated healthcare organization. This is a search firm that sets the standards for the rest to follow.” 

– Fred Wagner - Executive Director – CMHA Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

"I have had the pleasure to work with Larry Sartor first as a candidate and then continued to work with Sartor & Associates as a client.    As a candidate I was impressed with their thorough screening and pre-work for candidate selection.   As a result of this well-defined selection process, Larry got to know my background and career goals and I in turn understood the role and the needs of the company.   Sartor & Associates then became key partners for all our executive search needs.  Larry gets to know the business and the culture and presents candidates that bring both the skill level, as well as the all important fit.  Larry has a genuine and sincere approach and truly cares about the success of the candidates and our business."

- Jill Jennings -  Director, Human Resources - West 49 Inc - A Division of Billabong International 

"As the President of the Board of Trellis Mental Health & Developmental Services I was recently heavily involved in the selection of a an Executive Director for a new organization - CMHA Waterloo Wellington Dufferin - as a result of an amalgamation. We retained Sartor & Associates to assist and guide our Selection Committee with developing and executing our selection process which was complex and demanding. Sartor brought a level of expertise and logic that exceeded my expectations. I would recommend the Sartor team for any similar engagement without any hesitation and would certainly be pleased to work with them again.” 

- Peter Kastner, CGA – Board President - Trellis Mental Health & Developmental Services

 "From the response to our "Request for Proposal” to the final selection and negotiation with the candidate, Sartor & Associates Inc. offered a complete and thorough methodology for the recruitment of a President & C.E.O. The attention to detail in seeking the right candidate for our utility was evident from the national search conducted and through the vetting and short listing process. Larry and his colleagues were on-hand for the interviews, assisting in leading our Search Committee through a thoughtful and methodical progression to ensure a strong match with our Board’s strategic plans and long-term objectives. The provision of templates, the Psychological Assessment, and the provision of Executive Coaching combined were what separates Sartor & Associates from other Agencies. As an organization, we were very comfortable working with Larry, and would recommend Sartor & Associates to our colleagues.” 

Jane Hale-McDonald – Vice President, Human Resources - Cambridge & North Dumfries Hydro Inc.

"It was a pleasure to work with Sartor on our executive search. They were knowledgeable and thorough, and they skillfully guided us through the challenging discussions we had, which naturally came with the territory in merging two strong organizations."

 – Jeff Henry - Board Chair - CMHA Grand River.

 "I recently had the pleasure of working with Sartor & Associates as a candidate for a senior position in the utility industry. I was very impressed with the methodology used to conduct the search and the quality of information supplied to candidates. As the process unfolded, there was a feeling of increasing confidence on both my part and the utility that I was the right person for the role. In my mind, this is a true testament to the methodology and tools used throughout the selection. On a more personal note, I would also add that Larry's professionalism, feedback, and advice throughout the process was top notch and very much appreciated.”

 - Ian Miles - Chief Executive Officer - Cambridge & North Dumfries Hydro Inc.

 "From my first contact with Sartor and Associates, through to completion of an intense Selection process, they provided expert support and guidance. They understood the nuances and dynamics of my sector, but they also quickly and intuitively grasped who I was, and how to best position myself to achieve my goals. I found our conversations to be thoughtful, empowering and productive. Their genuine care and interest in my personal and professional development and career was particularly noteworthy – I felt truly inspired to take my leadership and career potential to the next level. I was impressed with the level of professionalism, responsiveness and authenticity in all my interactions with Sartor and Associates. The personal and professional knowledge and insights that I have gained in this process, facilitated by Sartor and Associates, will form strong building blocks in the next phase of my career.” 

Helen Fishburn - Director, Client Services – Trellis Mental Health

 "During the whole process I felt that I had the support of Sartor & Associates; that they were not just doing a recruitment assignment, but they were also acting as a partner and were committed to me and my success. There was ample opportunity to ask for further details and to seek advice to the extent that it was possible during this process. The process was not onerous; I actually found the process to be of great benefit – it required focus, some inner searching and reflecting on my career. Finally, from start to finish, this entire process only took five weeks, which I understand by most standards today, is very short.”

 – Paul Martinello - Vice President, Information Technology – Cambridge & North Dumfries Hydro Inc.

"I have worked with a number of management recruiters while hiring senior management personnel and can vouch for the quality control that Sartor & Associates applied in the hiring process. Larry is thorough and adopted a very professional approach & methodology to the selection process. The entire recruitment process was filled with a step by step vetting process and required me to clearly establish my credentials and suitability for the position.  The first 90 day plan was a new experience for me and I really enjoyed preparing it. Larry was there to assist and guide throughout the process. I was really impressed that Larry allowed me to speak to my future employers on their priorities to prepare an effective 90 days on-boarding plan. It greatly helped me to prepare for the final interview and to impress the decision makers.  Overall, I think matching the right candidate with the right employer is an art and S&A knows this art very well. I highly recommend S&A to any candidate and to any employer."

- Noor Khan, CFA, ACMA-UK - Senior Controller - Baywood Homes

"Sartor & Associates assisted our organization with the search for an Executive Director. They delivered their services with the highest degree of professionalism. They provided a methodical and disciplined process which went a long way towards facilitating what can be an tasking experience for those involved. Sartor stuck with us during negotiations and even when negotiations fell apart they continued to show their commitment until the right candidate for our organization was selected and on-boarded. I would definitely work with Sartor & Associates again."

 - Patricia Greco, CPA, CA - Board Treasurer - Addiction Services for York Region


"As a candidate, I had the good fortune of partnering with Sartor and Associates in the course of a senior-level search. Throughout the process, Larry and his team worked diligently to coordinate the activities and expectations of both me and the hiring organization, laying out time lines and milestones to effectively manage our mutual obligations, and to keep the process on track. The multi-dimensional and thorough recruitment approach and the tools used, particularly their screening and on-boarding methodology, provide candidates with excellent and ample opportunities to highlight their skills, competencies and experience as they relate to a client’s real-life business situation.  Sartor & Associates – end-to-end a pleasure to work with."

- Susan Tulloch, MBA - Vice President, Customer Service & Conservation - Brantford Power Inc.