January 31, 2001
Barton Executive Search
1200 Ashwood Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30338
This letter is to thank you sincerely for your help in rebuilding a 'World Class' senior leadership team in [CONFIDENTIAL]. You spent a significant amount of time upfront understanding the need of the company and determining ideal candidate profiles, which resulted in outstanding hires.
Barton Executive Search has placed nine exceptional candidates that have been instrumental in the building of[CONFIDENTIAL]. Significantly, your first assignment, a VPGM search, was inherited from a major retained search firm, which had failed for six months, to fill this position. Both [CONFIDENTIAL] and I were blown away with your team's ability to fill this position and four other VP level roles from start of engagement to the start date of these candidates in 5 weeks.
The sense of urgency, the rapid speed of 'successful' searches and the quality of the candidates delivered has been exceptional. In particular, I was very impressed and pleased with your personal ownership of [CONFIDENTIAL] success. Beyond those critical search successes, you have proven to be of great value to our team; your investment in the overall success at [CONFIDENTIAL] has been evident through your willingness to also advise us on relevant management issues.
Your support as a partner to [CONFIDENTIAL] is greatly appreciated. I look forward to continuing our work with Barton Executive Search at [CONFIDENTIAL] and other [CONFIDENTIAL] companies.
Venture Capital Firm
* For additional information on the source of this referral, please contact Kelly Baranovic at: 770-512-7315.