We engaged Aligned Growth Partners, LLC, to conduct a search for two bank directors for our new bank. Hedley came highly recommended from one of my long time clients and Hedley was clearly deserving of that recommendation. Hedley listened carefully to the director qualifications we were looking for and quickly assembled a very impressive list of candidates who met our requirements. Hedley did an excellent job of preparing us for our interviews with candidates and he always followed up with us and the candidate after each interview. We were able to recruit two excellent directors to our bank board with the help of Hedley's services.”
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Alta Pacific Bank
"The Aligned Growth Partners team have been a true partner in our business. They've provided vital and progressive guidance on all business initiatives, from strategic planning to human capital management, all aligned with our company culture, history, and team. AGP has done so by integrating with our company, taking time to fully understand our business, our market and our organization, while advising and contributing to our growth by aligning human capital decisions and initiatives to our long term plans. Our business is and will be markedly better because of our work with AGP."
"As part of MFLEX's growth, it was necessary to bring on additional senior executive talent. Hedley was very instrumental in recruiting exceptional talent as well as smoothing this merger of the older and newer staff members, exhibiting his organizational executive expertise.
Hedley spearheaded a strategic planning program that achieved exceptional growth (revenue, net income, ROIC and other variables) that coalesced into a continuous strategic initiative now being used by the company and its staff in a sustainable strategic planning process."
Chairman & CEO
Multi-fineline Electronix, Inc. (MFLEX)
“I have had the opportunity of working with many human resources professionals. Hedley is clearly one of the best human resources executives I have worked with in my business career. He is committed to finding the best solution that meets business goals as well as ethical standards. This means that he is constantly using his business and human resources expertise to find the most creative solution. He is knowledgeable, creative, honest, and possesses integrity and a commitment to excellence seldom seen in today's business world..”
General Counsel, QuantumShift
“I had the good fortune to work with Aligned Growth Partners on multiple senior executive searches and other business consulting projects over the past three years. I have found Hedley to be professional, thorough and responsive. He follows through diligently and completes each engagement promptly. On the whole, I would be hard pressed to think of a better executive search firm or group of consultants – they really deliver value.”
Vice President Human Resources
The Morning Star Company
“I have used a number of executive search firms throughout my career both from an employer and client perspective. I retained Aligned Growth Partners to conduct searches for Executive Vice President, CIO, and Vice President Application Services. His due diligence in gathering information about the organization, to include its challenges from a business and technology perspective was insightful and on target. Candidate Executive Assessments were professional and thorough encompassing the whole person - both personal and professional. Most importantly, Aligned Growth engaged in true collaboration as we fine-tuned the position requirements based on our changing business needs and ‘Best Fit' talent. I would highly recommend Aligned Growth to any organization interested in building a strong, capable, values-based leadership team.”
Vice President Human Resources
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
"Working with Aligned Growth Partners, we have achieved positive and sustainable financial and market growth. AGP helped us to memorialize EVERYTHING we knew about our business and our industry. We learned very quickly what we knew and what we needed to find out so that we could establish specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely goals, and to formulate a strategic plan to ensure that we would make it happen.
AGP helped us develop and begin executing a 24 month strategic plan with goals beyond, and taught us how to become a more effective executive leadership team. As well, AGP helped us establish a performance culture backed by a firm Performance Management Process (PMP) that ensures that, among other things, if any of our Partners (internal or external) has a business need and relies on Intelisys, they can rest assured that someone at Intelisys has a measurable objective to get it done. And AGP helped us to solve major operational challenges that were plaguing us, and assisted us in the development of fully compliant and leading-edge H.R. processes.
Through the efforts and influence of AGP, we expect a significant increase in the bottom line. We are confident that we are outperforming every one of our competitors and the overall telecom market. We are scalable and efficient. Our employees all agree that "Intelisys is a great place to work.” All of this has been achieved through the very capable advice, counsel, patience and diligence of AGP to ensure that we continued to be even more successful than we believed possible.
Intelisys Communications, Inc.
"Hedley, your past presentations have always been very well received and
highly rated by delegates, both for the relevance and importance of the content,
and for your down-to-earth delivery style. Session evaluation forms consistently
include the plea, “…and bring Hedley back again next year.” Your dozen or more repeat performances at the OLA Annual Meeting bear witness to this. Only our Technical Director and Legal Counsel exceed your participation record, and they have an “automatic” command performance every year."
Vice President, Optical Lab Division
The Vision Council/OLA
“It was truly a pleasure working with a firm that lives up to the expectations that were set in the beginning. I just want you to know that you did a great job on our executive searches for Vice President of Sales and Chief Financial Officer, and we will certainly use AGP for future searches.”
President & Chief Executive Officer
Benchmark Lending Group, Inc.
“We retained Aligned Growth Partners to recruit a new Chief Financial Officer. In addition to submitting highly qualified candidates for the position, AGP coached us with our interview techniques, allowing us to select the best candidate. AGP is a strong, professional firm that we would highly recommend for any search.”
Intelisys Communications, Inc.
“Aligned Growth Partners provided well-rounded expertise in organizational development. Their unique combination of hands on executive experience in multiple disciplines and industries allowed quick understanding of our business. This translated into value-added advice and services designed to positively impact our corporate results. With their help we implemented a highly innovative performance alignment and accountability process and refined our corporate strategic planning processes. These accomplishments will give us the foundation for many other initiatives that we believe will help our company achieve our long-term strategic corporate results.”
Director of Human Resources
Legacy Marketing Group