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Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC

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Jerry Bernhart

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“Jerry continues to be a leader in placement in the direct and multi-channel marketing field, he has great connections and companies seek his advice when looking for good candidates. He does a great job preparing his clients for interviews, reminding them of the relevant questions and take-aways they need to get out of their conversations. He really cares about getting someone into the right position for the mutual benefit of the applicant and the hiring company. Jerry is a great resource and it was a pleasure working with him.” April 6, 2010
Justin Jackson
Hired Jerry as a Business Consultant in 2010

“Jerry is, above all, ethical and honorable in his dealings with people throughout the placement and recruiting process. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for recruiters, but Jerry really seems to be looking out for others. His focus on marketing and analytics fields makes him even more valuable to both firms and individuals who operate in these areas or have a need here. Finally, Jerry has always been a pleasure to work with. His upbeat approach is truly appreciated during what can be a stressful process.” March 16, 2010
Tony Uzan
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2005

“I had the chance to work briefly with Jerry and give him some feedback and recommendations on his email communication strategies. Jerry was very receptive and open to new ideas on how to better communicate with his audience. It was a very positive experience working with Jerry, and I look forward to working with him again.” January 25, 2010
Jaren Angerbauer, CEO / Founder, DeliveryVision
Was a consultant or contractor to Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“One of Jerry's greatest attributes in his field is that he knows EVERYBODY. Well, maybe not quite, but his network is quite extensive and his depth of knowledge of the direct marketing industry and its related professions, skills and "spaces" means he personally understands the requirements for the jobs he fills. And he's a nice guy. In fact, hmmmm, I might need to call Jerry about an opening here ...” December 28, 2009
Rodger Cosgrove
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1997, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is truly a man who understands how to effectively build his brand.
When I think of a direct marketing recruiter his name comes up at the top of the list, as Jerry Bernhart's name is synonymous with direct marketing recruiting.
I see his writings and his quotations as the leading authority on direct marketing recruiting in every direct marketing publication there is. I have listened to him speak at major direct marketing conferences. Now as both the economy and the direct marketing industry are undergoing major changes, I have had the pleasure to watch Jerry Bernhart take the lead, and set the bar, in utilizing social media within the recruiting field. Personally, Jerry is a true gentlemen, and one of the nicest people I have met in the direct marketing industry to date. I highly recommend Jerry Bernhart to any organization looking to add to their staff. He'll get the job done for you!” October 4, 2009
Jim Gilbert, CEO, Chief Direct & Social Media Marketing Strategist, Gilbert Direct Marketing, Inc, was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is one of the Top Executive Recruiters in The Database and Direct Marketing Space. Jerry is well networked and has helped me obtain several executive level job offers. Jerry is top notch and I would highly recommend him to both companies and
candidates". August 28, 2009
Tony Branda
Executive Head of Analysis and Database Marketing at RBS

“Jerry is the go-to guy for finding direct and database marketing talent. I might be a little biased since Jerry has placed me twice, but he knows where to find the right people and how to match them with organizations. He has been invaluable to me in terms of my own career as well as helping me build teams at my various engagements.” August 26, 2009
Keith Clark
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Jerry more than once. Placed by Jerry three times.

“Thanks to Mr. Bernhart's effective interviewing techniques, I was able to successfully secure a position back in 2005. Approachable and professional, Jerry is with you every step of the way. I certainly had many questions, for which he was able to answer every one of them. I highly recommend Jerry for any marketing-related recruiting services you may need.” August 25, 2009
Eddie Hotra
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2005

“Jerry is an expert in the direct marketing category and very well connected to talent nationally. He understood the nature and requirements of the jobs I needed to fill and success criteria of the talent I sought. It was a pleasure partnering with a recruiter who understood what I wanted to accomplish and could help me identify, attract and acquire the best talent available.” August 21, 2009
John Herron, CFP®, ChFC®
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2003, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is a true professional who knows what it takes to have long lasting success in Executive Search. Jerry takes the time to understand his Clients' and Candidates' needs and find the right fit, he is not merely "filling chairs with warm bodies." Direct Marketing is in his genes, and the vitality of our Industry is his passion. The "Bernhart Survey" for Direct Marketing Employment has become a relied upon Industry bellweather. A Veteran for sure, but also a progressive who is taking his craft into the future by launching a first ever, Twitter Group for DM job seekers. For DM recruiting, Bernhart Associates should be at the top of your list.” August 18, 2009
Thomas Smith, Vice President, Northeast, CognitiveDATA, Inc.,
was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is a top-notch recruiter. He knows the industry inside and out and knows what it takes to make both individuals and companies successful. He takes the time to really listen and always does his homework on any position. He's someone you can count on to deliver results. I highly recommend Jerry.” August 14, 2009
Karen Simmons
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1993

“There is probably no better recruiter than Jerry Bernhart in the Direct Marketing/Database Marketing space. I always enjoyed working with Jerry because he didn't overwhelm me with candidates, but those he did send were pretty much right on the money. I would happily recommend him to any candidates or clients.” August 11, 2009
Marc Witorsch, Executive Director of Recruitment, SAS.
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2001, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry has a very robust database of direct marketing talent to leverage when filling client assignments ranging from analysts to director level marketers. He has a thorough understanding of the direct marketing industry and is a great resource when looking for qualified talent to fill any open requisitions.” August 9, 2009
Fred Neil (fredneil2@gmail.com)
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2004

“Jerry has deep contacts in the DM industry. He landed me a great job! He's personable and works hard to deliver results.” August 8, 2009
Bob Frady
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1994 and placed multiple times by Jerry

“Jerry is a consummate professional recruiter. His direct marketing industry connections, market knowledge, strategic vision, attention to detail, and tireless work ethic is unmatched....but what really separates him from the pack is his unselfishness. He will not recommend a candidate unless he is sure it's the right fit for all parties involved.” August 7, 2009
Rich Williams, Major Account Manager, Experian
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Resourceful, superior integrity, driven to succeed against all challenges - these are just a few attributes I would describe how Jerry has remained at the top of the database markerting industry over the 12+ years we've known each other.
I'd highly recommend Jerry when you need to get the job done right.” August 6, 2009
Greg Newman, Regional Database Marketing Mgr, Group 1 Software
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I've known Jerry since the early-1990s, when he grasped the potential of database marketing from a recruiting perspective and quickly made himself an expert. He is proactive, resourceful and flexible when working with candidates and clients, and works hard to make sure that candidate, job and company are a good fit.” August 6, 2009
Volkan Tekeli, Database Marketing Consultant, Naviant Technology Solutions, Inc.
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I've known Jerry for many years. He is an executive recruiter who knows the industry inside and out. He is extremely dilligent and posses a high degree of integrity that is often not found in his profession. Jerry is a real professional.” August 5, 2009
Fred Milman, Senior Consultant, David Shepard Associates, Inc.
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is a consummate professional. He is highly regarded in the Direct Marketing industry and has an excellent sense of where to find talent appropriate for a given need. I always appreciate his candor and expert advice on people and issues as they arise in the industry.” August 5, 2009
Jeff Rohling
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2004, and hired Jerry more than once. Also, placed by Jerry

“Jerry Bernhart is THE GUY to know if you are in the Direct Marketing field. Jerry worked with me over six months to find the best fit for me and, ultimately, my new employer. He never forced me to make a decision that wasn't right for me just to earn a commission. I'd highly recommend Jerry to anyone that's serious about their career.” August 5, 2009
Dan Herrmann
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2008

“When I have a recruiting need myself, for friends or for colleagues, Jerry is the first person I refer. Jerry is a consummate professional, diligent and persistent in his effort, and highly responsive... with a wonderful network. Jerry gets my highest recommendation.” August 4, 2009
Jeff Kamholz
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2007

“If you are looking to hire the best direct marketing talent then Jerry Bernhart is the first and last person you want to call. He knows everyone who is anyone in the direct marketing industry. I have worked with Jerry several times throughout my career and he is always the first one I call when I'm looking for a new opportunity or when I need top notch talent.” August 4, 2009
Carla Joye, Vice President/General Manager, Epsilon
was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC, and placed by Jerry

“Jerry is an outstanding recruiter who always helps his clients, no matter what the economy looks like. In good times and bad, Jerry is always there to lend a helping hand. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire someone or looking for a job themselves.” August 3, 2009
Lou Santangelo, Senior Account Executive, Merkle Direct Marketing
was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry was great to work with. He helped me land my current position in less than 12 weeks! He is very knowledgeable and gave me invaluable information and feedback. He always got back to me in a timely manner. He is ethical and has a positive attitude that helped me feel at ease with him. I will definitely use Jerry in the future for my job searching needs!” August 3, 2009
Toni Schmelzle
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2007, and hired Jerry more than once

“It's a true honor to write a recommendation for Jerry Bernhart. As you'll see from his many grateful LinkedIn recommendations, Jerry is a respected thought leader, innovator, and coach who is highly experienced, successful, AND generous. There is a paradigm shift taking place in the field of recruiting; its no longer business as usual. That Jerry monitors trends in the field of Direct Marketing, and his recent launch of his ‘Twitter” site speak volumes on his ability to innovate. I have been fortunate enough to have been ‘placed’ by Jerry, and I have contracted with him to provide candidates for leading-edge analytic assignments. He was stellar at both. Should you find the need to seek a proven expert and mentor in the Recruiting or Staffing world, If at all possible, schedule some time to talk with Jerry!” You will find him to be creative, passionate and persistent.” August 3, 2009
Michael Ousley
Hired Jerry as a Recruiting in 1997, hired Jerry more than once, and placed multiple times by Jerry

“I've worked with Jerry over many years as a client on both sides of his service and have always found him to be current on industry knowledge, respectful, responsive, and extremely well connected to resources that I wanted to connect with. I hope to continue to work with Jerry for many more years.” August 3, 2009
Hub Hardeman, Vice President, Harte-Hanks
was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is the "go to" guy for all your direct marketing recruiting/placement needs. Always a good and successful experience when Jerry is on your team.” August 3, 2009
Tom Trost
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1986, and hired Jerry more than once

“The main quality that comes to mind first about Jerry is how thorough he is. Jerry's attention to detail is amazing. He has a vast knowledge about the base he works in. He put a tremendous amount of research into the project he and I were involved in and he has a great way of disseminating & breaking down that information. Jerry is also a great coach and guide. He is very positive and puts a lot of effort into his work. I recommend Jerry very highly.” August 3, 2009
Robert Lawi
Hired Jerry as a Business Consultant in 2007

“Jerry Bernhart is more than a headhunter—he’s an authority on direct marketing. His quarterly employment reports are an accurate gauge of how the business is doing, and they are widely reported in the media. Reporters love interviewing Jerry because he knows what he’s talking about and gets right to the point. And we trust him—no small thing in our trade. Finally, Jerry knows what it takes to run a successful DM operation, and this serves him well in finding and assessing talent. He’s a great matchmaker, as many satisfied clients attest.” August 2, 2009
Ray Schultz, Editorial Director, Penton Media
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I first Hired Jerry 16 years ago while building the Insurance Division of Trans Union. His results were excellent and his customer service stood out from the crowd. Since then I have watched as Jerry became a recognized expert in direct marketing recruitment. I recommend Jerry highly for any assignment that requires an experienced direct marketing expert.” August 2, 2009
Mory Katz
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1994

“I have worked with Jerry and he is an excellent recruiter. Very through in his understanding of the company's needs and the position requirements. He has a great ability to match the candidate profile to the job profile. It was a pleasure working with him.
Zeba Hyder
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2001

“Jerry is an excellent recruiter and I have used him successfully many times in the past. He knows the industry well and has the ability to find top talent to match your requirements. He has high ethics and is a pleasure to work with.” August 1, 2009
John Carter
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1996

“Jerry is THE Direct Marketing Recruiter who stands out in this industry as being the most plugged in and knowing everyone who is anyone. I have known and worked with Jerry for years to find candidates that were top of their game. Jerry always delivers and is a consummate professional who can be trusted for his knowledge, connections and personal integrity.” August 1, 2009
Kathryn Wardell
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is a goal oriented, focused CEO who works closely with his clients to understand their needs & business objectives and then uses his vast arrays of contacts & sources to find the best qualified candidates for the company. I strongly recommend Jerry as an executive and integrated marketing recruiter for your organization. He is great to work with and produces fantastic results.
Randy Hlavac, CEO, Marketing Synergy, Inc.
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I've worked with Jerry on a number of searches and have always been more than satisfied with the candidates we've screened and his personal style and approach. I would not hesitate to recommend him.” August 1, 2009
Brad Furman
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2002, and hired Jerry more than once

“I worked with Jerry Bernhart as a candidate in the process of making the move from a nonprofit to the agency side and it was a great experience and very successful. It was a great match. He made the process a very pleasant one and was there every step of the way and no question was ever too much. I highly recommend Jerry to any candidate and firm.” July 31, 2009
Erica Waasdorp, Director of Committed and Planned Giving, IFAW
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is a savvy and experienced resource for top notch analytical staff. His ability to find the "good fit" on both sides of the equation is exceptional, and his knowledge of the industry is terrific.” July 31, 2009
Nancy Shaver, Principal, ontarget One,
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry became my go-to guy for finding top database marketing talent in the late 1990's, when good talent was difficult to find. Back then, luring good people away from their current post involved not just a better compensation package, but a better place to work and rapid opportunities to advance. Jerry helped us brainstorm ways to create such a world for each desired candidate. He was a valued partner I would use again whenever economic times allow!
Dave Chambers
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1997, and hired Jerry more than once

“I am honored to have known and work with Jerry for over 12 years. Jerry is one of the top-notch recruiter in direct marketing and analytics. When I seek for talents in marketing analytics, Jerry is the first person I called upon for help. He has a broad network of extremely qualified database marketing professionals that he keeps in constant contact. I truly appreciate Jerry for his integrity and honestly about the candidates he recommend. I am privileged to have met Jerry during my early days in my career. He has been a great advisor and career mentor. Over years, he has given me great career advice. Always, when opportunity arises, I will pick up the phone and consult with Jerry. I trust Jerry and I highly recommend him.” July 31, 2009
Sophia Soussan
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1996, and hired Jerry more than once

“As a result of his quarterly Bernhart Associates employment survey, Jerry has a extremely thorough understanding of the latest trends in direct marketing hiring and employment. He provided many key insights when we partnered on a hiring report for the DMA.” July 31, 2009
Anne Frankel, Senior Research Manager, Direct Marketing Assn.
was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is a trusted and respected industry resource. He knows everybody, has a keen and deep understanding of the direct marketing and analytical arena and regularly provides us with data and insights via his quarterly survey.
On a personal basis, he is a straight shooter with a great deal of nuanced experience and wisdom that he freely shares. Discrete, creative, able to critically listen and capable of doing the math, I have relied on his counsel over the years as both a hiring manager and as a candidate.
You will not find a recruiter with more insight, intelligence or integrity than Jerry. I recommend him to you without limitation or hesitation.
Danny Flamberg
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, 2010 and 2011

“Jerry has helped me find several associates – as well as personally help me in my career advancement. I have found that Jerry is extremely knowledgeable and very detail oriented. He came to our organization and worked diligently to understand our needs as well as concerns. The associates that he placed with us were perfect! As a client of Jerry I was impressed with his ability to match my background with the right opportunity. In fact – he recommended a single position for me that fit so well, I was Hired within a few short weeks. I would recommend Jerry’s expertise and services to any organization.” July 31, 2009
Robert Sieger
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2007, and hired Jerry more than once

“I've known and worked with Jerry Bernhart since the mid-nineties and benefited from his recruiting services as well as his extensive network of personal contacts. I believe that Jerry Bernhart's experience and reputation are second to none. No other recruiter has the contacts, network and experience that Jerry does in the Direct Marketing field. His twenty years' experience in the industry, his roledex and his client list make him an exceptionally valuable resource. His quarterly Direct Marketing Hiring Survey is also a unique and valuable tool for anyone following trends in the field. The results of his work have been helping direct marketing organizations grow and prosper for two decades.” July 31, 2009
John Scammon
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1996, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is an amazing person who has a 6th sense about matching client companies with candidates. For example, Jerry knows before a candidate whether the position will be a match or not regardless of what the position specification might say. I truly believe this comes from his ability to connect with the true person and understand their real needs. Jerry similarly knows how to read clients extremely well and builds deep and lasting relationships with them. If you are seeking a top-notch person to manage your search that will bring you only candidates that will deliver the highest value and be totally compatible with your organizational culture and goals, then Jerry is your resource/person!” July 31, 2009
Steven Jeffes
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1990

“Jerry Bernhart is a bona fide "billboard name" in the world of direct marketing.
Through his surveys, his articles, his blog, his conference presentations and appearances and his growing presence on the social networks, it's hard to imagine there's anyone in direct marketing who hasn't heard of Jerry. The lucky ones have gotten the chance to work with him. He's been helping us here at Harte-Hanks for more than 15 years and even my own clients have reaped benefits from candidates Jerry has placed with them. He is a "must-know" for companies in need of top performing direct marketing talent.” July 30, 2009
Craig H. Murray
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2002, and hired Jerry more than once

“If you want the best recruiter in the CRM world, then you need Jerry. He knows all the major players at the big retailers (specialty, apparel, etc), and is considered the "go to guy" for hiring in CRM, direct marketing, and database marketing. I've known him for 10+ years, and when I got laid off, he was the first recruiter I called. Not only is he a great recruiter with the highest ethical standards, but he's a wonderful friend as well.” July 30, 2009
Jenn McMillen
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is well tapped into the Database Marketing and Analytic talent pool. I first met Jerry through Arthur Hughes many years ago. In addition to placing me in my current role, Jerry provided top quality people an my previous company. He's an excellent match maker.” July 30, 2009
Harris Shaffer
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2007, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is the only one I go to when I need direct marketing hires. He understands the business better than anyone and has always provided the best candidates. His surveys on the direct marketing business health also provide great value and insight. When it comes to getting new direct marketing people, I go to Jerry.” July 30, 2009
John Siegman
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Jerry more than once

“If you need top talent for direct or database marketing, Jerry is the best. He has a real depth of understanding when it comes to the skills and personality needed to succeed in this fast-paced, high-tech industry. In addition, he has a keen ability to really listen and help you articulate your needs. And his negotiation skills are among the best.” July 30, 2009
Olivia Parr-Rud
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1997, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is in the top 1% of recruiters - on both ends of the equation. Personable, knowledgeable, and gets the job done. He strives to understand the needs and wants of both parties, and does a superb job aligning the two. If I were looking, he's the first person I would call. If I have budget to use a recruiter, he's the first person I call. Definitely a winner. Plays a mean banjo, too.” July 30, 2009
Alison Taylor, Sole Proprietor, Greatdirectmarketer.com consulting
was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I have worked with Jerry for many years to help fill search positions. Jerry is careful to really understand the customer's needs. He spends time getting to know clients and understanding what is important to them. He is sensitive to finding resources with the right skill sets, and the right personality to fit into the existing culture. Jerry works hard to get to know as many people in the industry as possible so he is always up to date on the current business trends and practices. Jerry is also very innovative. He developed the Quarterly Direct Marketing Survey which has become an industry standard. He is also one of the first recruiters to embrace social networking to connect with other direct marketing professionals.” July 30, 2009
Darcy Bevelacqua, President, DB Marketing
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“When I was tasked to locate professionals in the database marketing arena who had some specialized skills and expertise for the hospitality industry, Jerry came through with highly qualified and screened candidates. He is very effective, and has tremendous experience and market knowledge, which he brings to bear on every engagement” July 30, 2009
William Secrest
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2003

“I have known Jerry for over 10 years and have worked with him from both a client and candidate aspect. His industry knowledge and professional integrity make him one of the premiere recruiters in the database and direct industry. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to fill a position or to take that next step in their career.” July 30, 2009
Robert Burgess, AVP-Relationship Marketing, West Marine
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I have known Jerry for over 15 years and recognize him as one of the most connected and well-informed people in the industry. His executive search network and expertise are first rate and he leverages these resources to provide significant value to his clients. His job market survey reports provide unique and valuable insight into hiring trends and industry momentum. Jerry always provides thoughtful insights and suggestions. I definitely give him “2 thumbs up!" July 30, 2009
Rus Rempala, Sr. Consultant, David Shepard Associates
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I've worked with Jerry for over 20 years. He is one of the most knowledgeable and networked recruiters in our industry. He is my 1st stop when I'm looking for an opportunity for myself or for the company I was with. If you are looking for help, please make it a point to contact Jerry."
Mike Duffy, CRM consultant, Mike Duffy Consulting
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I am delighted to recommend Jerry for your search needs. Jerry is honest, discreet and effective. I would never hesitate to avail myself of his services. He's the best!” July 30, 2009
Jim Calhoun
Hired Jerry as a database services recruiter in 2005

“I worked with Jerry to find a Director of Analytics at the Ph.D. or M.S. level ... at the time when recruiting folks like this into an agency setting was near to impossible. Jerry knows the direct marketing business cold, is an astute judge of character, and excels at being creative and leaving no rock unturned when it comes to finding candidates who are both left-brain and right-brain thinkers. Most importantly, he listened and did not present me with any candidates who were not qualified for the position.” July 30, 2009
Marcia Kadanoff, Independent Consultant, Interim CMO and turnaround services. Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I have had the pleasure of interacting with Jerry on numerous occasions throughout my career. He is a very hardworking, smart and thorough recruiter who has a keen sense for delivering on client needs and matching talent with the best fit organizations. I would be pleased to work with him in the future.” July 30, 2009
Tony Priore, Chief Marketing Officer, Biz360, Inc.
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry works very hard to keep a close check on the pulse of the industry and his work and data set on hiring trends in the industry are relied upon by leaders across Direct Marketing. Jerry is a trusted advisor to me and has been so for the ten years I have known him.” July 30, 2009
Rod Dillehay, SVP/General Manager, Epsilon Data Management
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is the most knowledgeable recruiter in the database marketing industry. Our paths crossed many times as I was being recruited or I was recruiting my team. He is professional and effective.” July 30, 2009
Omer Artun
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2009

“Jerry is the best at database recruitment and direct marketing as well.
I have found him to be a good friend as well and always a straight shooter while I worked with him until 2000 when I retired from Epsilon as SVP.” July 30, 2009
John Groman
Hired Jerry as a Executive Recruitment in 1992

“Jerry is a great recruiter who does a fantastic job matching people and companies. I have had great experience working with Jerry and have used him at several companies. He does a nice job screening candidates and he has saved me a great deal of time and effort recruiting high quality candidates. I will use Jerry again.” July 30, 2009
Marty Shepard
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Jerry more than once

“I would highly recommend Jerry as a recruiter in direct marketing field. I’ve worked with Jerry as both a candidate and a client. Jerry is efficient, effective, and insightful within the direct marketing industry. He has integrity, would always stay connected, and gets results.” July 30, 2009
Lawrence Hefler
Hired Jerry as a Career Coach in 1996, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is the best recruiter in the database marketing space. He has command of a wide range of executive positions. He has placed me twice in consulting or advisory level positions. Jerry goes the extra mile in briefing clients prior to, and post interview. He is also a strong negotiator. A peer without question, and more importantly, a pro with deep ties to our industry. Operates at a level of 100% client satisfaction.” July 30, 2009
Richard Birt, Owner, Fast Forward
Was a consultant or contractor to Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry has delivered for me, beyond my expectations. He has wide and deep contacts in the direct marketing industry. His quarterly dm employment survey adds value to the direct marketing community and, in my opinion, serves him well in maintaining an extremely high profile in the direct marketing industry. He is very professional, has a sense of urgency and a operates with very high level of integrity.” July 30, 2009
Bill Tyson
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2005

“Jerry knows everybody in the CRM space and stays on top of not just the people but the trends. He truly looks to find the right fit for your company, not just place somebody. If you need help filling a CRM role, Jerry is a great recruiter.” July 30, 2009
Erica Thompson, VP CRM at Petsmart
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2007, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry creates results. His thorough knowledge of the direct marketing industry enables him to zero in on client recruiting challenges and produce exceptional outcomes and results. One of the best in the industry.” July 30, 2009
Gary Ostrager, Senior Strategist Retail and CPG Sectors, Acxiom Corporation. Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is at the top of his field. He was great to work with on an employment survey for the direct marketing industry. Jerry demonstrated a high level of understanding of the direct marketing industry employment trends. My team members and I really enjoyed working with him on this project. I look forward to building a long term relationship with him.” July 30, 2009
Edward Manzitti, Vice President, Research & Market Intelligence, Direct Marketing Association. Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“Jerry is an excellent recruiter of top flight talent. I have had the pleasure of working with Jerry as both a candidate and a hiring manager. Jerry has a broad base of contacts and candidates and stays abreast of the latest industry trends. He is always researching various industries and developments and brings a breadth of knowledge along with top flight candidates to any search. Jerry is an excellent choice whether you are a candidate looking for a new opportunity or a hiring manager looking for quality talent.” July 30, 2009
Jack Speyer
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Jerry more than once

“I've known Jerry since Database Marketing emerged as a field. I consider him to be an expert in the field of Database Marketing and CRM - head and shoulders above any other recruiter in this field. He knows this field inside out and importantly whom the key leaders are in this field and what type of person - skills and experience - is needed to fill functional areas. Importantly, he has accumulated a list of talent that spans well over 15 years specializing in this field. Jerry is thoughtful person and an all around good guy. He should be the FIRST person that comes to mind when looking to fill a position - or to find one for that matter.” July 30, 2009
Andrew Russo
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1996

“Jerry has unmatched knowledge and expertise in the Direct Marketing field. He always works to achieve the best result possible for the company and the candidate which yields the best long term results. He acts with honesty and integrity in all phases of a search and is always clear, concise, and timely in his communications. I have great respect for Jerry and he has maintained this trust over time through his honesty and unmatched professionalism. " September 19, 2002
Scott Watkins
Hired Jerry as a Business Consultant in 2003, and hired Jerry more than once

“I have known and worked with Jerry Bernhart for years. He is a trusted recruiter and expert in the Direct Marketing and Information Services industry. Jerry delivers results and has a great talent for finding the best and brightest candidates. I would highly recommend him.” July 30, 2009
Jule Albanese
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry is a hard working effective recruiter who among those in the profession is highly ethical. I have found him a pleasure to work with and one who actually understands all aspects of the direct marketing business. I have worked with him on numerous occasions and have always been satisfied with the results. I strongly recommend Jerry to help you with your recruiting needs.” July 30, 2009
Lee London
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 1997

“I regard Jerry as the consummate professional in the field of executive recruiting. He possesses a deep knowledge of the database marketing industry and maintains a large network of contacts. He works hard on behalf of both clients and candidates. I particularly enjoyed working with Jerry on a recent job search - - he took the time to make sure I was well prepared and rehearsed for interviews. Jerry is the first person I contact when trying to network in the database marketing space.” July 30, 2009
Tom Michaelian, Sales Executive / Financial Services, Acxiom
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I had the privilege of working with Jerry back in 2000. He was very professional and very good at keeping me informed during the interview process. What really impressed me was his negotiation skills! He has negotiated the position up to fit my experience level and I was really impressed. I highly recommend Jerry and would definitely work with him in the future for my next career move.” July 30, 2009
Grace Lee
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2000

“Jerry is the best in his field - period! If you're looking for the best direct marketing talent in the industry, look no further than Jerry. He knows everyone in the business. He's not only provided me with top notch executives over the years, but he has placed me in very senior roles in my industry. As if that wasn't enough of a recommendation, he's a great guy, who's a lot of fun to be around. His integrity is beyond reproach, and I highly recommend him.” July 29, 2009
Chris Lynde
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2005, and hired Jerry more than once

“I've known Jerry Bernhart for several years. He is by far the most creative and persistent executive recruiter working in marketing today. His specialty in database marketing analytics has been an incredible help to me in my efforts to locate the right people or to place my people when times were bad. He also provides me with great insight into the market. I've asked Jerry on several occasions to help me figure out salary requirements, give me job definitions or other insights into this profession. I have never been turned away nor disappointed in the expertise that Jerry brings. He is one of those people whose number you keep no matter what company you join and it's the first number you call when you need help finding a resource or a job.” July 29, 2009
Theresa Kushner, Director, Marketing, IBM
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates Executive Search LLC

“I have worked with Jerry to land 3 different positions throughout my career and each time he was an incredible partner. He worked tirelessly to scout out only the right opportunities, to negotiate the maximum compensation available on my behalf, and always with a positive attitude that put me at ease that together we'd find the best fit for me. Whenever I hear of someone who is looking to make a job move, I always ask if they've called Jerry yet. I'm thrilled with my latest placement and plan to be here for a long while but there's not a doubt in my mind that I would call Jerry immediately if I ever decided to make a move. Jerry has been a trusted recruiting resource for many years and can be considered one of the most well connected, knowledgeable, reliable and consistent business partners that I have ever had the pleasure to work with.” November 6, 2008
Richard Barclay
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2004, and hired Jerry more than once

“Jerry has his finger on the pulse of the Direct Marketing Industry. He understands the process well enough to sift the posers from the practitioners. Worth his weight in gold.” March 21, 2008
John Miglautsch
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2003, and hired Jerry more than once

“I get calls from recruiters on a regular basis, most of which I ignore because I love what I do, and I’m not interested in anything else. However, when Jerry calls, I always make time for him. Why? Because he’s the most energetic, enthusiastic, connected recruiter I’ve ever met! If you are in need of an executive search firm, it doesn’t get any better than Bernhart Associates. And if you need a job, get your resume to Jerry!” April 2, 2007
Marty M. Fahncke, President - Professional Revenue Developer, FawnKey & Associates. Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates

“For executives in the direct and interactive marketing business, Jerry is a "must know" contact. He identifies the best candidates and is amazingly connected to the industry. Anyone looking for talent in the business or anyone looking for a good position MUST get to know Jerry. Contact him today!” January 15, 2007
Steve Ritchie
Hired Jerry as a Recruiter in 2003

“I have relied on Jerry to source my field sales talent for years and highly recommend him. Jerry is a rare combination of ethics, integrity and a effectiveness that is uncommon in the market.” February 6, 2006
Tim Slevin,
Was Jerry's client

“Jerry is the ultimate professional. He takes the time to understand one's needs and is well-respected in the direct marketing executive search field. He's a great networker, follows-through and shows appreciation along the way. He's a gentleman!” December 26, 2005
Gloria Kurant
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates

“Jerry is a top tier professional recruiter who has forgotten more about the direct marketing industry than most of us will ever know. He is a consummate professional and an achiever who approaches the recruitment process with integrity, knowledge and a can do attitude. I am proud to call him my friend and I would recommend him without hesitation.” March 23, 2005
Bill Vick
Was with another company when working with Jerry at Bernhart Associates


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