As many of you know, I’m a former marketing and sales executive with Applied Materials and Lam Research.

What you don’t know is that I now specialize in recruiting sales and marketing people for high-tech equipment companies. I’ve done this many times and in various contexts – as a recruiter, employment manager, and sales and marketing VP.

My end goal is to find the right fit between my company client and one or more exceptional candidates. To ensure this happens, I engage in a process that has proven successful time and time again:

1. We work together to define, as specifically as possible, the ideal person for your open position. We talk about the accomplishments the ideal candidate should have, the person’s approach to new business development, leadership and management skills, motivation, problem-solving methods, and soft skills. We also discuss any constraints you’re under, such as compensation and timing, and any unique circumstances (good or bad) that would likely affect the recruiting process.

2. We write a job description that specifies the results you expect from the candidate, the experience the candidate must have to be considered, the reasons your company is a desirable “Employer of Choice,” and why your manager (maybe it’s you) is the type of manager people want to work for.

3. I identify, screen, and thoroughly interview candidates.

4. I present only candidates who fit the profile we have developed. That means they’ll have the requisite experience, can do your job and do it well, are motivated for the right reasons, will fit your organization and customers, will view your compensation as attractive, and will almost surely accept the job if offered.

The bottom line is that I have a system – a proven, tested system that consistently and reliably lands the best people in the right jobs. They excel in their work, and because of that, your company excels, landing more business at higher prices.

Best of all, I offer an iron-clad guarantee: If I don’t find you a suitable candidate within 60 days, I’ll refund your down payment in full.

I charge 15% of the first year’s target compensation, and require a $5,000 down payment prior to starting an assignment.

The bottom line is that you need good sales and marketing people, and I know how to get them onboard at your company.

If this sounds interesting, drop me a line or give me a call. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about me or my process.

You can reach me at 650-862-0688 or don@mahermarketing.com.