Testimonials

“Having worked with Meade Kelley for many years and Connect Search Finance & Accounting for the past couple, I have always been exceptionally satisfied with the candidates who have been sent to our office. We have only received well trained, professional and personable people at our engagements. In fact, Meade has supplied us with several candidates who we hired permanently and have stayed with our team for over 5 years. Meade and his team are experts in identifying and matching skill sets with our specific assignments. I look forward to relying on Meade and his team for all of our future resource requirements.” – AVP Finance, Chicago

“I have worked with Jennifer for a number of years and she has done a remarkable job of helping us with finding good candidates for our company as well as our clients. Her resourcefulness, timeliness, and ability to select candidates that have the credentials and skills to step right in to a position is second to none. I would highly recommend using Jennifer as well as anyone at Connect Search, LLC for hiring qualified candidates for either temporary or permanent positions. They have helped to greatly reduce the amount of time we spend on the hiring process.”- CEO, Accounting Firm

“Tom provided superb service within his role by finding me two very qualified contractors to assist my Sales Finance team in 2011 and the first five months in 2012. Tom was fully engaged and always ensured that he understood our business needs to help us deliver our overall objectives. I appreciate his great service and professionalism throughout our business relationship over the last couple of years.” – VP Finance

“I view Tom as an integral asset to my business – and a pleasure to work with. Over the years, I have returned to Tom again and again. My needs change, they are often fairly demanding, and are a bit different from what I imagine Toms average client asks. He shines each and every time. In the few instances where he does not have what I need, he further validates my estimation of him, by offering a candid reply without wasting my time. As alluded to in my first sentence, whilst many may offer good or even great service, Tom is on a personal level just a fantastic guy. Our calls are mostly business, but there is always a genuine brief discussion of each other’s life, and there is always laughter interspersed in our conversations. Talk to Tom and his colleagues, you will be very pleased that you did so!” – VP Operations

“When our company moved our Corporate Headquarters to Chicago, I was in a position where I needed to hire a whole new accounting team. Toby Coffey was one of the recruiters that I originally met with and he did a really great job for us. He simplified the process for us by screening the potential hires and setting up interviews. Then I would fly to Chicago and meet 4 people in morning, and then meet 4 more in afternoon. Toby had the process working like clockwork. In addition to smooth process, he never flinched when I told him we need someone to interview with yet another member of our group, or have an additional step. Toby separated himself from the pack by identifying top talent in the Chicago. We ultimately began to work with him exclusively and have continued to do so since.” – CFO

“Time and time again Meade Kelley and company have come through when we were in a pinch. I have been working with Meade for several years and followed him during his career path. Because of his excellent customer services and responsiveness, I happily share his name with colleagues knowing they will get the same treatment that I do.” – Manager

“It was a privilege to have worked with Tom Fox. Tom is a very talented and a dedicated professional. He is extremely ethical and goal oriented. Tom has a vast knowledge about the Finance and Accounting industry and is a very well connected, resourceful professional. He has always motivated me in numerous ways by enhancing my skill set and strengthening my weaknesses. He has been a great mentor, and has helped me in making strategic decisions to advance my career. I wish him the all the best for the future and highly recommend him.” – Budget Manager and Previous Candidate

“When we go to an outside company for a value added service, we want a relationship this is an extension of our organization. That is what you get when you partner with Erin Cook. She pays attention to the details and makes sure that every applicant has a favorable experience throughout the sourcing, interview and ideally, hiring process. I feel that working with a staffing agency should make the process quicker and more efficient, and that is what we continue to experience with Erin and her team.” – VP HR

“Connect Search quickly learned our business and our office culture so that they could provide the best candidates for us in the shortest amount of time. This understanding coupled with Connect Search’s broad bench of well-vetted, perfectly qualified candidates has enabled Connect Search to respond to our full time and temporary staffing needs faster and more on-point than any other staffing firm. When we work with Connect Search, we don’t need to interview as many candidates as with other firms because Connect Search candidates are simply better suited to our needs. Temporary candidates we receive from Connect Search are notably more polished and better suited to the position than temporary candidates we’ve interviewed from other firms. In an environment where “fit” is just as important as qualifications, Connect Search is a custom staffing shop – let them understand the uniqueness of your business/culture and they’ll promptly send you candidates that fit like a glove.” – VP & Controller

“I highly recommend Connect Search to other firms for your temporary and temp-to-perm needs. The organization has been able to successfully collaborate with me and other leaders of our bank to find candidates for short-term and long-term projects and assignments. I would encourage any business in need of temporary staffing needs use Connect Search.” – HR Manager

“Megan was always pleasant to work with. She followed up on questions, brought in great talent, and followed through on issues brought to her attention. She was a pleasure to work with, and I would work with her again given the opportunity.” – IT Director

“During a difficult period of my career search, I worked with Bethany. She gave me confidence and encouragement to continue my search and kept me motivated during a difficult time. She was on the lookout not only for present opportunities but also looking toward my long term goals. You would do well to have a woman like Bethany helping you fulfill your career goals in technology.” – Application Developer

“Laura is the type of professional that takes the time to understand your business, your team and your mission so she can present you with the best candidates. In today’s market, so many firms are just spamming you with countless resumes, while not understanding what a good fit for your team would be. This is not the case with Laura. Given the opportunity, I will continue to leverage Laura’s skill set in any/all future organizations that I am a part of.” –CTO