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I have high expectations and rarely find external partners that meet my expectations. Tim & Ish not only exceeded my expectations but opened my eyes to just how valuable a great recruiter can be. At the end of our process, Tim, Ish and I successfully landed our #1 pick for the role and I am thrilled with the results.


Reflecting on my time with Tim & Ish, here are my three most memorable takeaways:

 - They knew who was “good” vs who was “great” 2-3 interviews before I did. How? They are well connected with board members and use these backchannel references to get the real-real candidates.

 - They were available and working on the weekends running their business, as was I. We had several Saturday/Sunday calls when my weeks got jammed up. I never felt bad about calling them on the weekends b/c they’d be working regardless.

 - They knew what candidates wanted from a comp perspective, so making an offer and getting to a “yes” was a seamless process. [read more]

- Founder, private healthy lifestyle company

The Barton Team has consistently exceeded my expectations.  From personal, high touch, up-front search services to ongoing follow-up and employee coaching.  Tim's approach is effective and efficient. [read more]

- Business Unit CEO, publicly traded company - retailer

While we count on the Barton Team for filling key openings, they go beyond that role in providing strategic advice, coaching and follow-up.  Tim is unique in the industry in the his service after the assignments is impeccable.  He stays in touch with the candidates he places to ensure they have a coach, mentor and supporter.  We reach out to Tim for his input as we work to promote, develop and expand the roles of the candidates he has placed.  In short, Tim's follow-up after the search is finalized is incredible and sets him apart from others in the industry. [read more]

- President & CEO, publicly traded consumer products company



Among his many skills, Tim has an excellent diagnostic approach-his candidate slates are well vetted and narrowed---minimizing our process time and ensuring we invest out time on "the best." He does this by spending significant time with each candidate-diving into their acumen, leadership style, and core accomplishments.  Many of his placements have been true "transformational" type players that are providing core direction to the company." [read more]


- Chief  Human Resources Officer, global consumer & commercial durables company



Barton Executive Search didn't just fill the organization boxes, you filled it while keeping a broad lens of the entire company.  You personally took the initiative and effort to truly understand our company values, culture, as well as high expectations for performance.  This resulted in a collection of individuals that together was stronger than any single person [read more]


- COO, publicly traded consumer products company



Tim is so much more than a recruiter; he is a partner in building a strong organization, a confidante dedicated to the long-term success of your company.  Tim builds trust with his clients and candidates often positioning them for positions they might not normally think is right for them.  Tim has both the company and candidate's long-term interest at the forefront of everything he does.  I have worked with Tim for over 20 years and he remains a valued partner today.  [read more]


- President & COO, publicly traded consumer products company


Tim and his team take the time to understand the culture, strategies, and business processes we utilize to achieve our goals. They know who will thrive in our organization, and bring those individuals to us already prepared and meeting our ideals for a new employee. BES has a unique knack for identifying individuals that will fit immediately into our organization and gain results right from the onset [read more]


- President & Chief Executive Officer, privately held consumer products company



Tim learned our operations. Tim spent a lot of upfront effort learning our operations and specific needs. He was on a first name basis with key stakeholders and facilitated our analysis of the competencies and skills needed in the position [read more]

- Senior Vice President Organizational Capability, $1billion, privately held, consumer products company



Tim is one of those rare recruiters who becomes a member of your team, understanding and enhancing your company's talent and its culture [read more]


- Senior Vice President Chief People Officer, industry leading, Fortune 500 company



Your work routinely exceeded our expectations and you have been personally involved and very collaborative with our management. I appreciate your personal attention to detail, the care you have shown candidates and the passion you exhibit towards our company [read more]


- Chief Executive Officer, PE backed sporting goods company



I wanted to take a minute and thank you for the continued partnership we have had over the past fifteen years. Whatever the company and whatever the need you were there to help me find the talent to set our company apart. Importantly, rare in the search industry, you were also willing to recommend other search firms when you felt your expertise was not a fit. The other 95% of the time your skill at finding talent has been unsurpassed [read more]


- President & Chief Executive Officer, public fitness company



I have worked with a number of other search firms in my career, both large brand-name organizations and smaller boutique firms like yours. I found that the approach you use, with both the candidates and your clients, is much more comprehensive and consultative than any other search firms [read more]


- Chief People Officer, mid-sized, privately held consumer products company



What I believe sets your organization apart is not only bringing the best candidates forward, but your management of the process, alignment of candidates' expectations with our goals, and personal engagement of the process means you truly have become not just a recruiter, but a true and valued business partner [read more]


- Worldwide General Manager, Fortune 50 public technology company



Tim and his team speak to candidates as an extension of his individual clients. He is interested in making a great match for both the candidates and the client first and foremost. His long-term partnership philosophy is constantly reinforced by his actions. I lean on Tim for market analysis, salary surveys, counsel on organizational design and retention strategies, all of which he does not bill for [read more]


- Senior Vice President, industry leading public travel & leisure company



Tim is truly a business partner. While most executive search firms seek to fill the position, Tim takes an organizational management approach. He understands our strengths, weaknesses and needs. He is always thinking of placing individuals who can not only do the job but can do the next two jobs, as well. And he has significantly helped in building our bench strength and a more ethnic, gender and thought diverse organization [read more]


- Vice President Sales Development, public consumer products company



Beyond those critical search successes, you have proven to be of great value to our team; your investment in the overall success at our company has been evident through your willingness to also advise us on relevant management issues

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- General Partner, venture capital backed eCommerce company



He has been and exemplary business partner not only in the search process but truly getting to understand and know our business needs. He has made himself accessible 24/7 and has provided consultation above and beyond the call of duty [read more]


- Vice President of Human Resources, public home improvement company



Mr. Barton and his associates are highly skilled with not only superior knowledge of the marketplace but also with a keen ability to understand client needs and to match those needs to highly qualified personnel. His success rate with us belies an uncanny ability to understand our organization's needs and to match those needs with high performing and high potential personnel [read more]


- Vice President Worldwide Customer Development, Fortune 50 consumer products company

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