Frontline Report for 08-16-23

Hiring Line Stats:

Offers Accepted: 12
Offers Received: 6
Interviews Advanced: 11
1st Interviews: 33
Interviews with Recruiters: 3


Offers Accepted:

1. Asli Bilgin’s clients N., A., and M.,
-First Client N. inks the deal for the Sales Director position at a project management company two weeks after his orientation. His previous title was Director of Sales for a technology company. The offer settled at €96K plus bonuses capped at €150K. N. was already supporting them as a freelancer, and they offered to get him on board. This is an interim role while he continues his work.

-Next Client A. lands with a biologics company as GM. He had been working for a pharmaceutical company. The offer started at €390K; final came in at €440K and included accommodation, relocation package, car allowance, tax support, and LTI plan.

-Then Client M. accepts an offer from a European company where he will be VP of Sales. He was previously Head of Market Segment at a food processing company. Client sent this message: “Hi Asli, Hope you are doing well? I accepted an offer and got a new job. And I will be starting in October as VP Sales for a company. Thanks again for all your support!”

2. Julie Mathern’s Client K. has quite the story to tell! She lands her new job at an accounting company as Director, with the Public Sector Advisory – Management Consulting Team. She had previously been working as Director of Organizational Performance.

The new job is fully remote, with an office. The initial offer started at $160K (eligible for $10K bonus annually) and the final offer came in with a $5K sign on bonus. Julie Mathern chimes in with more of K.’s journey: “Paula Nordhoff has really delivered above & beyond with K.! She’s met with K. for a few different interview prep sessions including weekends when necessary.” This has been a long journey and other subject matter experts (SMEs), including Dan Resendes & Barbara Limmer, have also helped prepare her along the way.

Here’s what K. wanted to share with Paula Nordhoff about all of the help she has received: “First of all, let me backtrack first. Thank you so much for helping me with that interview, because that one was the most intense interview I’ve ever done, and I walked away feeling like I can nail almost any interview I go through from here on out … It’s helped so much.”

Here’s how K. got the interview leading to the offer:

“This one worked the way The Barrett Group said it’s supposed to work. It was through social capital, and it was somebody that I contacted at [a company] that I was looking for a job with. When I contacted him, he said, “I don’t have a job for you, but I would love for you to connect with someone from [another company].”

K. continues, “This is a company which I had never heard of. The first person I met there was the Managing Partner, so I went straight to the top. She immediately sent me to the Director. We had a really good conversation, but there wasn’t a job posted. After I talked to the Director, they wrote a job just for me. The Director is now my boss… Wow! That’s the [job] that I now have!”

3. Julie Mathern’s client L. lands at a Project Management Company in the role of Program Manager – Implementation in the Engineering sector. She was previously in the Management Consulting industry as Sr. Director. Salary weighs in at $225K. SME Vivek Argawal helped her to negotiate for extended PTO.

4. Lori Chevalier’s client J. accepts the offer from a power washing company, where he will be their new Sales Manager. And he had been Vice President in the Manufacturing Industry; he has now moved into Retail & Consumer Durables. 

Lori Chevalier notes, “J. accepted a role after receiving coaching from me in the program and offer negotiation coaching from both George Schulz and Vivek Agarwal! What a team we have!” Note from J.: “I have officially accepted [company’s] offer and I start over a month earlier than their original start date! Thank you again for all the help with this. And I couldn’t have done it without all the coaching you have provided! I’m really excited to be a part of a new to market product! And I’m all smiles on this end. I’m guessing there’s more to this now, so I look forward to the next steps with you soon! Cheers!”

5. Rob Wicker’s client E. wins an internal promotion at a fertilizer company. Her title moves from Product Development Manager to Product Development Lead and is on a fast track to a Director level position within a year. Her salary was increased from $144K to $152K. Though she is an introvert, she was courageous and followed the TBG process.

6. Rob Wicker’s client K. inks the deal with a construction company in under three months into his program. His new title will be District Sales Manager. The offer came in at $115K + profit sharing. This one was from UNP2 – LinkedIn. Rob tells us: “M. did a great job with his career change program. With this new opportunity he will have the pace and balance he needs in his life.”

7. Amanda Stockton’s client M. lands three weeks into the program. Her new title is Director of Procurement at a vegetation management company. She was previously Director, Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy. The initial offer came in at $286K with $30K/year profit sharing for retirement. Through negotiations, the salary was increased to $316K. 

8. Isabelita Castilho’s clients T., D., and K.

-First client T. lands in a temporary consulting contractor role as Program Director at a Telecommunications company. He previously served as GM of Delivery & Operations at a networking company.

-Next client D. accepts the offer from a software company for the Managing Director role! He jumps sectors, from IT to Finance.

-Lastly, client K. landed in a C-Suite role. He was formerly Vice President – Head of Sales & Growth, Managed Services. Client K states, “Hi Isabelita, I have been focused on a role with a global software and technology company, leading their global growth. I start next week.”


Offers Received

1. Lori Chevalier’s client S. received an offer from a fitness technology agency. She had been Director of Digital Product & Head of Membership of a technology platform in the Sports & Sporting Goods sector; now she’ll be in Retail & Consumer Durables. The initial offer came in at $140K.

2. And Lori Chevalier’s client W. from a manufacturing company for Regional Sales Director. He was Operations Manager for a restoration company. The offer came in at $130K + commission. An offer was made but it required relocation, so he turned it down.

3. Penny Marion’s client T. from a government agency as the CFO and Finance Manager. She is going from Nonprofit & Philanthropy to Government. The initial offer came in at $100K. Penny tells us: “Client had been working with earnings of $140K. We met to discuss offer negotiation to bump salary up. I’m waiting for confirmation of the outcome and whether she accepted.” This was from UNP1 – social capital.

4. Penny Marion’s client J. from a data company for Data Services Manager. We met to discuss the offer. As his relocation will be mutually beneficial, J. has countered, asking that they offer relocation assistance. They’ve asked him to get a couple of quotes and they will consider his request.

5. Vivek Agarwal’s client O. from a gas company for Digital Innovations Director. Former role was Global Lead.


Interviews Advance

1. Lori Chevalier’s client R. and L.
-Client R. at a construction company for VP of Construction.
-And client L. at a construction company for President.
3. George Schulz’s client T. at a consulting company for Sales Rep.
4. Julie Mathern’s client U. at a payment company for Director Pricing Ops Transformation Enablement from UNP1-Social Capital.

5. Isabelita Castilho’s client B. at a transportation company for CHRO from UNP2-LinkedIn.

6. Ramesh Shivakumaran’s client D. at a logistics company in Middle East for Project Director from UNP1-Social Capital. D. has contacted his references and learned of the potential opportunity for a new project. After meeting with functional heads and key decision-makers, he is optimistic about his being shortlisted for the position.
7. Isabelita Castilho’s client G. at an audio company for COO from UNP1-Social Capital.
8. Penny Marion’s client M. at a financial company for Lead Product Manager and for Senior Product Manager.
9. Lori Chevalier’s client B. at a sales company for Associate Principal of Delivery.
10. Lori Chevalier’s client M. at a healthcare company for TBD – role being created.


1. Anne Lipsitz’s client G. at an energy company for Regional Commercial Manager.
2. And Anne Lipsitz’s client N. at an insurance company for COO or IT & Insurance Ops Lead from UNP1-Social Capital.
3. Asli Bilgin’s client C., W., and D.
-Client C. at a sustainability company for an informational meeting for a potential role from UNP1-Social Capital. Informational meeting with the Global VP of Packaging Sustainability.

-Client W. has three interviews.

-First at a power company as Global Senior Supply Chain Director for Power Solutions Division.
-Next at a university for Senior Director of Operations from a job posting.
-Lastly at a manufacturing company for Plant Director.
-Then client D. at a commerce company for Senior Director.

4. George Schulz’s client T.

-First at a business service company for Sales Rep from a 3rd Party Recruiter.
-Next at a car company for Sales Rep from UNP1-Social Capital.
5. George Schulz’s client S.
-First at a research company for VP Manufacturing from UNP2-LinkedIn.
-Next at an energy company for VP Manufacturing from a 3rd Party Recruiter.
-And at a waste management company for VP Manufacturing from UNP2-LinkedIn.
6. Lori Chevalier’s client G. at a technologies company for COO.
7. And Lori Chevalier’s client L. has two interviews:
-First at a remodeling company for a possible position.
-And at a contractor for GM.
8. Lori Chevalier’s client E. at a security company for Director of Security Operations.

9. Lori Chevalier’s client P. has two interviews.

-At a media company as group publisher possibly.
-Next at another media company for a possible position.
10. Joan Sebring’s client Z. at a mobile company for Executive Director. First screening by manager and a very strong discussion.
11. And Joan Sebring’s client E. at a university for CIO.
12. Ramesh Shivakumaran’s client R.
-First at a family-owned bakery in Asia for CEO from UNP1-Social Capital.
-Next at a family-owned company for Advisor/ Consultant from UNP1-Social Capital.
13. Ramesh Shivakumaran’s client I. at an energy company for Group CFO.
14. And Ramesh Shivakumaran’s client D. at a logistics company for Director Operations from UNP1-Social Capital. The client was referred to the hiring company when he contacted his former colleagues and business associates for networking and pay-it-forward conversations. He has met the hiring manager and expects a meeting with the final decision-makers in the coming weeks.

15. Larry DiBoni: Client P., J., and S.

-First client P. at a bank for VP.
-Next client J. at a digital experience for Senior Project Manager.
-Then client S. for Managing Director of Interim Division.
16. Client Z. at a business company for Strategic Brand Director from UNP1-Social Capital.
17. Debbie Brupbacher’s client A. at an engineering construction company for operations from a 3rd Party Recruiter.
18. Rob Wicker’s client K. at a real estate company for TBD from UNP2-LinkedIn.
19. Isabelita Castilho’s client S. at an automotive company for GM.
20. Julie Mathern’s client B. at a technology company for Director, Product Marketing.
21. Julie Mathern’s client D. at a search engine company for Account Executive.

Interviews with Recruiters

1. Lori Chevalier’s client L. at a kitchen remodel company for GM.
2. Ramesh Shivakumaran’s client R. at a search firm for CEO/ Partner.
3. Paula Nordhoff’s client E. from a healthcare company for Asst. Director Operations from a 3rd Party Recruiter.


1. Lori Chevalier to Dan Resendes
“Dan Resendes, listening to your recording now. You are amazing! Thank you for helping J. He’s a good guy who is in an unusual situation. I appreciate your dialogue and guidance and stellar consultative approach. Thank you again!”

2. From Client D. to Dan Resendes
“Dan Resendes has provided some recent help with a resume upgrade and has also provided some excellent coaching as I was negotiating an exit package with my recent employer.” Client D. also mentions, “after my discussion with the business HR partner, they have decided to increase my severance to six months (from eight weeks).”

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