Richard is the highest quality recruiter/HR professional I have ever worked with. His assistance in recruiting the best possible team for your entity and/or purpose will be invaluable.
HR is always a delicate balance between the needs of the business and the needs of the employees, but especially so in a small company working through leadership and funding transitions. Richard consistently found a ready balance between these and earned the enduring trust of everyone involved. Working through high velocity recruiting periods, organizational structure changes, and an evolving organizational culture, Richard provided a critical foundation for the company to grow and succeed. Just the recruiting alone would have been a full-time job; the fact that he handled that and the employee relations aspects of his job with equal aplomb is a testament to his skills, professionalism, and dedication.
Engaging, insightful and professional, Richard was a terrific asset to our department both during the hiring process, as well as when dealing with personnel issues. I appreciated that he innately understood that the right personal fit for an IS opening was as important as the right technical fit. Personally, I can say that I learned things from him that continue to benefit me today
I worked closely with Richard while he was our consultant recruiter at FHLB Seattle. Richard recruited several key technology leadership roles for me and my team, and the results were excellent. He understood our needs, found well qualified candidates, and screened potential interviewees very effectively. I would recommend Richard's recruiting skills to anyone.
While at the Seattle Bank, I worked with Richard in the successful recruitment and hiring of a difficult, technical accounting position. Richard was a pleasure to work with and made finding the perfect candidate easy and efficient.
Richard’s thorough understanding of our firm and our personnel needs allowed him to recruit several great candidates for a couple of recent open positions. He was quick to grasp what we wanted – and also what we needed, which was slightly different – so the process of hiring was simple and efficient. His customer service focus was superb and greatly appreciated. I recommend him unreservedly, and will call him again when new openings occur.
Richard gave me my most favorite interview of all time - his questions were thoughtful, fun and he was interested in learning who I am, in addition to my work style. He is liked by everyone and he willingly offers support. I especially enjoy how creative and genuine Richard is. If I had a business with an HR department, I would certainly do what it takes to get him on board - Richard is a significant asset to any employer.
Richard played a critical role towards my joining K&L Gates. I believe that one of Richard's greater talents is the ability to attract talent fitting to an organization's culture. He's a great resource and I highly recommend him...
Richard was a key component in my decision to join K&L Gates. He has a knack for finding the best fit for any position and a keen grasp of the complexities of hiring accordingly. Richard's interview style puts the most nervous candidate at ease, and he knows precisely what, how, and when to ask to gain the information needed to make a well-informed decision. Thinking on his feet, implicitly understanding exactly what's needed in any situation, and tactfully resolving the most sensitive issues are but a few of his talents in this arena. Extensive knowledge in the overarching field of HR combined with an inherent understanding of the complexities of human behavior combine to make Richard a truly world-class HR professional. I would welcome the opportunity to work with and/or for him again in the future!