RAY HOLLEY, Executive Search Specialist
My Search Philosophy
Recruiting is a Contact Sport …
Nothing beats experience. With over 25-years of recruiting experience and having interviewed over 50,000 people, I source and recruit only qualified and interested “A-list” candidates for your open positions.
While I employ the latest in sourcing technology, I also believe that recruiting is a “Contact Sport” …
When I started in this business computers didn’t exist. It was done the old-fashioned way. I learned the business by picking up the telephone and calling people. In fact, in those days, success in the recruiting business was directly proportional to the number of times you dialed the phone.
This personal contact created many valuable relationships, some that I still maintain to this day. As a result of that early training I stand apart from today’s way of “recruiting.” The keyword-driven automatic tracking system (ATS), the resume mills, and job boards. It’s the personal contact that yields a much higher-quality candidate because of the trust involved – especially with senior-level candidates. While a blind squirrel occasionally finds an acorn, the coldness of a recruiter’s email or text message that says, “Hey, I got a job for you … interested?” – approach rarely yields the best candidates.
“I started to write you a response to your last email and it's been sitting in my drafts file ever since. I wanted to tell you how delighted I have been with the entire recruiting process that led to bringing our new VP on board. He's an excellent fit here and is going to make a huge difference. As I am decentralizing the management of the online business, I am sure there will be more opportunities as well. So, I look forward to meeting you in person at some point and I want to say that it is really a pleasure to work with you." Best regards, Steve Weitzner, President and CEO of CMP Media
“We have worked with Ray following a recommendation from our sister company. Not only was Ray successful in completing the assignment, I found the service very quick, efficient and professional and was particularly impressed with the thoroughness of Ray’s work with the candidates themselves. What makes this all the more impressive is that we are based in Europe and all of this work has been done remotely over several thousand miles distance. I have already recommended Ray to another company and would not hesitate to do so again.” Simon Foster Managing Director – CMPi International Exhibitions, London
“I have experienced working with Ray from the perspective of being recruited and recruiting for me. He goes the extra distance. He offers advice that really adds value, and sometimes even acts a coach. His style is unique, as he progresses each project towards a successful conclusion in his inimitable, fun loving, way. He is a professional, and you sense it as he takes the sting out of the recruitment process. I can safely say that I am delighted with the position that Ray recruited me into, and with the people he has recruited for me. Ray Holley stands out as the best in his class.” John Stuttard Vice President / Group Director, Events – CMP Information USA
Placed Candidate and Hiring Manager
“Ray Holley is, quite simply, the best recruiter I have ever worked with in my twenty- year sales career. The great majority of recruiters will throw any number of candidates at the same position and hope that one of them sticks. Ray is different. He will act as a candidate's advocate if he truly believes him/her to be a fit for the position. He is also a great coach during the interview process. His intelligence, experience, and integrity put him in a class of his own in the profession. I'm very glad that our paths crossed.” Lee Salem, Sales Director, Heavy Reading
Office / Mailing Address
6635 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Suite A-104, #401
Glendale, AZ 85310
- (480) 404-8399