September 7, 2017 – AMM Communications LLC, a St. Louis-based public relations, communications skills training and marketing firm, has launched an executive search division to help clients identify talent for management positions in sales, business development, marketing, finance, accounting, operations and administration.
Ed Mayuga, a partner at AMM Communications, will manage the new division while overseeing the talent acquisition process. He has nearly 20 years of executive recruitment experience. Before joining the company, Mr. Mayuga was a consultant with Collaborative Strategies, where he assisted clients in recruiting and retaining professionals across all functions including executive management, sales, marketing, finance and human resources.
“Since 2008, we’ve helped multiple clients place A-players within their organizations as part of a strategic marketing plan,” said Mr. Mayuga. “The demand is there, and it has become increasing difficult to recruit and retain top talent as the U.S. economy has improved.”
Mr. Mayuga said he uses a proprietary and customized search process that has a retention rate of more than 90 percent for new hires after the first year. What sets the AMM Communications executive search process apart from other search firms, he said, is that the talent acquisition is guaranteed. If for some reason the new hire is not a fit for the position, AMM Communications will reopen the search free-of-charge.
“I have extensive experience in sales, business development, marketing, recruiting, and executive search with Fortune 100 companies, and I bring this experience to each consulting engagement,” said Mr. Mayuga.
Offering Search Solutions
A number of other organizations have recently expanded into executive search as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media Archives:
U.K.-headquartered recruiting company TeamJobs appointed search veteran Sally Bennett to head its new executive search division. Ms. Bennett, a former executive recruitment director with 13 years of industry experience, will spearhead the firm’s advance into executive recruitment, sourcing candidates from senior manager to board level.
Irvine, CA-based professional services firm GPG Advisers appointed Bernie Ocampo as a managing director and leader of its newly-established executive search platform. Mr. Ocampo has nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate and alternative investment industries. He previously served as principal of ELEOS Group, a boutique executive search and consulting firm.
U.K. recruitment solutions provider Acorn strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors and executive & non-executive board members.
i4cp, a network of HR and business professionals, added Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who has a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture.
Morris Bixby Group, an agribusiness focused recruitment firm, appointed Allen Smith as managing partner of its new executive division, Morris Bixby Executive. Mr. Smith has an extensive background in the field of agriculture, having managed business units in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
CPL Resources, an Ireland-headquartered recruitment agency, launched Ardlinn, an executive search firm dedicated to supporting the growing demand for corporate leaders within the Irish business sector. Ardlinn will serve as a division of the company focused solely on executive recruiting for top salaried positions in Ireland.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media