The staff at Lawrence Stephen Partners took a thoughtful no nonsense approach to matching my skills with the needs of a potential employer. This made it easy for me decide quickly and make a positive change in my career. I would recommend their services, especially those of Larry Imely.
You’ve really helped to build and strengthen our team. The DC leaders you helped us find have had a big impact as well.
I want to thank you for all you have done to help us build our leadership team. It has been a pleasure working together over these years and I will make sure my successor, Cristle Collins Judd, knows how well our partnership has worked.
Karen R. Lawrence
I’ve worked with Larry Imely for nearly 10 years now and cannot say enough about his partnership. While his recruitment subject matter expertise is superior, it is his ability to listen and provide appropriate business solutions that separates him in this industry. The flexibility and customization options offered by the suite of Lawrence Stephen Partners’ products/services has uniquely positioned them to be one of the first places I know I can turn for support, regardless of the recruitment/business challenge we’re facing.
I had the pleasure of working with Larry Imely during my tenure at STERIS as HR Director. Larry is a recruiter that truly “gets it”. His understanding of multiple industries makes him a perfect partner. Larry spends the time to truly understand the business goals/drivers and culture before presenting candidates. I have been very specific in what I need and want in terms of a candidate overview (phone screen), Larry and his team have exceeded my expectations. Larry is also the type of recruiter that tells you when something isn’t in his wheelhouse, I truly appreciate his honesty. I have also appreciated Larry’s feedback on what he sees through his candidates on how the company can make the appropriate adjustments to ensure a positive candidate experience. Lastly, I find Larry open to feedback regarding his candidates -- specifically, when a candidate does not meet specifications, or did not interview well.
I highly recommend Larry and his team!
As a global HR executive at General Motors and HR VP at Kroger, I had the privilege to work with Larry Imely’s team at Lawrence Stephen Partners for over 10 years as we pursued top talent for several critical openings. The Lawrence Stephen Partners led efforts to find outstanding candidates in all facets of the business including technical areas, Sales, Finance, HR, Government Affairs, etc., as well as critical executive positions. Although we had an internal recruiting structure, they assisted us many times when we had very difficult positions to fill or we needed an outside professional recruiting firm to provide consultation.
In all cases, a great slate of candidates was brought forward after effective research and vetting by their team. Work was completed timely with regular follow-up with our recruiting teams, hiring managers and/or candidates, as appropriate. Their knowledge, professionalism and dedicated efforts were very much appreciated and important to our success.
Cleveland Institute of Art has partnered with Lawrence Stephen Partners on several searches over the years. When our College has had executive and senior level positions to fill we have often relied upon LSP President, Larry Imely who personally conducted the searches with great success. Larry has come to know CIA’s culture and our leadership roles, giving his firm a competitive advantage helping us recruit the best talent into the organization. It’s also reassuring to know that LSP backs up its placements by a guarantee that we have found unprecedented in the industry.
I have had the good fortune to work with Larry Imely and his talented team on a number of executive search/ research assignments during my career. What is unique and differentiating about Larry's organizations is their services are designed to operate as a stand-alone or a menu-driven service. The most recent example of success was a project to benchmark best in class emerging markets media planning organizations in the CPG space. In short, Larry helped us better understand the market, organizations and best talent. We hired a world class media expert. Larry has always delivered on or ahead of time and budget. Larry is personally involved in the process, and his breadth and depth of experience is outstanding. He is much more than a service provider. He is an executive consultant that helps you identify world class talent with the right cultural fit for your organization. He is collaborative, professional and keeps his clients well informed every step of the way. I highly recommend him.