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To prospective clients of Barton Muhammad Search:

I’m the Founder of XXX. In the summer of 2023, I decided to hire a CEO to run my company. As this was the most important role I’d ever hired for, I decided to work with a recruiter so I could be sure I didn’t miss any great candidates. In selecting a recruiter, I interviewed Tim and Ish with BM Search, along with all five of the Big 5 Recruiting Firms.

From my interviews, it seemed everyone knew the right candidates, but my search would be more important to Tim & Ish than to the Big 5. Also, I knew I’d have more fun with them. So I signed on the dotted line and we moved forward.

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.


I wholeheartedly recommend Tim & Ish and plan to use them again for my next C-Level search.

All the best,

Founder – Private, Healthy Lifestyle Company



* For additional information on the source of this referral, please contact Kelly Baranovic at: 770-512-7315.

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