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This was a very strategic hire for us, so we needed to cast a wider net to find qualified candidates that would fit the unique culture we have here at PhiloWilke. We selected Hanna & Associates due to your national presence and experience in the architectural professional services industry.

We noticed a few things that I believe differentiate Hanna & Associates from other search firms. The first is your attention to detail. It was clear from the beginning, that you wanted to understand culturally and professionally who PhiloWilke was in the marketplace. We could see the engagement and transparency you provided throughout the entire process.

Lastly your follow-up with us after the hire, to make sure things were going well was appreciated.

Your firm definitely provides a comprehensive approach to the search process.

Steven C. Schultz, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Partner, Philo Wilke Partnership

Al was very sensitive to my goals and expectations, and worked towards finding me the right fit at a new firm to achieve these goals. Al was not trying to fit me to a particular employer or a specific project, but was focused on finding what was “right” for me. This made all the difference from previous experiences that I have had. Al gave me advice on polishing my resume, approach to interviews, and made all the contacts and set up all my appointments. Al’s help made my effort to find a new position very easy from my end. Best of all, Al was always polite and professional and a pleasure to work with. I would encourage anyone who is exploring options with their career to team up with Al Hanna.

Doug Mayer, PM Perkins + Will

I have had the unique opportunity to work with Al both as candidate and client. Al recruited me to an executive, firm-wide role in an international architecture and engineering practice. After my successful placement, I became his client as he recruited principal-level staff on my behalf. I have always been impressed by Al’s service, attentiveness to our business context and culture, as well as his ability to source unique candidates.

Thomas Quigley, Sr. Principal Director Healthcare, HOK

Al was genuinely interested in my needs. He took the time to understand my requirements to make sure that I was happy and content with my employment offer.

Karen Gilbert, Business Development Manager, HKS

Positive, professional and non-aggressive, the approach of Hanna and Associates was a refreshing contrast to my encounters with other recruiters. Indeed, Hanna and Associates became an invaluable bridge for facilitating honest and open communication between myself and the organization I ultimately chose to join.

Carol Johnson Kartje, Associate Principal, Sr. VP Design, HKS

I worked with Al in my position at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. I truly enjoyed my time at Northwestern Memorial. I felt you were extremely thorough in your screening of both me and Northwestern.

Carol Chiles, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

I have had the good fortune to work with Al on both sides of the table, as a candidate looking for new opportunities and later as an employer looking for the right candidate to help our team grow. Al was great to work with in both situations and really took the time to get to know who I was and what my strengths were to help place me with the right organization. He was always very professional and patient during what is typically a stressful time in one’s career. I highly recommend working with Al.

Mark Tiscornia, Principal HGA

We worked with Al on a search that we knew would be difficult. We were unwilling to compromise on our strategic need for specific project work in the healthcare field. Al provided great insights and counsel to identify the right person who has been a great asset to our company.

Bill Hornaday, Executive VP, The Weitz Company

We retained Hanna & Associates for the Director of Campus Planning and Facility Design search on behalf of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This role was critical in preparing our institution for the vision we hope to accomplish over the next 10 years. Hanna was responsive to our need, fully understood the parameters of our search and provided professional council. We required that a thorough and comprehensive search be done, and were very impressed with the quality of candidates presented to us. Our time was extremely well spent and resulted in us fulfilling the search within the tight timeline we requested. I would highly recommend their recruiting and consulting services.

Dean L. Manheimer, Sr. VP Human Resources, Northwestern Memorial Hospital