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Neil Villarin

President of NVE Inc.

“JDG Associates worked quickly to identify a pool of accomplished candidates for a Vice President position critical to our organization. The JDG Team was professional and a pleasure to work with. They remained engaged through the whole process. JDG did a terrific job understanding our requirement and the dynamics of our organization and, as a result, we were able to make a hire that we feel is a great fit.”

DaLene Forester, PhD

Search Committee Chair of EMDRIA

“Thank you, Paul. It was a pleasure to work with you. I really appreciated your guidance. I believe we have a “tier-one executive” to move EMDRIA forward. As one of the Search Committee members put it, “I can’t imagine a better process or outcome.”

Al Roshdieh

Director of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation

“I challenged JDG with finding our Deputy Director for Transportation Policy, and they delivered! The JDG team was aggressive in searching out a diverse pool of candidates, with each having the perfect mix of technical expertise and organizational leadership. All along I was kept abreast of progress, and had multiple opportunities for feedback as the team exhaustively screened the candidates. The JDG team was focused on ensuring the final candidate was the right “fit” for the organization. I could not be more happy with the results of the recruitment and JDG’s end-to-end involvement.”

Mary Dowdall

President of Irving Burton Associates

“IBA had a strategic leadership need and knew we’d have to penetrate the existing Federal IT market to find the ideal candidate for our organization.  We contacted a handful of executive recruiters and JDG really stood out.  Their team of executive recruiters was professional, inquisitive, responsive, and after a short amount of time it became clear that they were very knowledgeable, respected, and well-connected in the industry.  They took the time up front to meet with our leadership team and understand our critical need and requirements.  We were supported throughout the recruitment process and their guidance was invaluable.  Ultimately, we found our Senior Vice President of Federal IT Services, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”

John Kennedy

International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers

“JDG did an outstanding job helping our selection committee and Board hire a new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. As Search Committee Chair and a newcomer to this process, your nurturing assistance was greatly appreciated. You helped us understand every step and your advice was always right on the mark. We gave you a real challenge in identifying candidates and developing a shortlist for us and you exceeded our expectations. I believe the in-depth candidate interviews led to the correct assessment of the personality, capability and suitability of the selected individual to serve in a position that had been occupied by the same individual for 42 years. We are all very pleased with the results.”

Gerry Van De Velde

Chief Financial Officer of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

“Having to search for a new President, we interviewed several executive search firms.  We were most impressed with JDG’s creative approach and process.  They met all deadlines, kept the search committee well-informed as to their progress, and presented an outstanding pool of candidates.  Paul Belford and his team did a great job!”

Bonnie McCullough

Executive Director, NYSFDA

“I am thrilled. Absolutely thrilled. Thank you so much for this wonderful process to find my successor. Bringing you in was the best decision the Board could have made. You kept the Search Committee focused and on-task, and the Board unanimously approved their decision. That is quite the outcome.”

Tom Willie

CEO of Blue Pillar

“JDG continues to set the mark for professionalism and unmatched integrity in the executive search business.  The well-organized, thorough, and efficient process you utilized produced an excellent slate of highly-qualified candidates.  You were fully engaged, always available and highly responsive.  I enjoyed the experience, and there is no question that we would partner with you again for our future search needs.  You exceeded our expectations.”

Eric Wolking

CEO of GAP Solutions

“I previously worked with JDG on a critical and successful search for a Senior Director of Business Development in a new geographic and business area. JDG’s deep understanding of our requirement and development of an achievable search plan paid off. Each candidate I reviewed not only met our requirements, but offered key intangibles. Moreover, all of the candidates selected for interviews were all very strong choices. It was nice working with a trusted partner who valued my time. It was a privilege to work with JDG.”