Testimonials 2017-09-28T16:43:29+00:00

Here’s what our clients say about us

“Mary Olson-Menzel and MVP not only take into consideration a client’s experience and talents, but factor in the psychological and emotional aspects — the aspirations and anxieties — that drive them, providing a holistic approach to career transition that goes beyond the traditional executive search firm.”
MICHAEL VOSS • VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING AT SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
“Mary works tirelessly to get beneath the surface and really understands the needs of an organization, and once armed with that info, does a tremendous job of finding candidates who are “spot on” and a great fit for the role and the company’s culture. She also does all this quickly and efficiently, and then follows through after the hire, ensuring that the new employees’ integration goes as smoothly as possible.”
LEIGH RANDALL • MANAGING PARTNER AT TOPSPIN PARTNERS
“MVP is truly top notch. They brought us consistently outstanding talent, and had a keen understanding of our needs. Mary and her team are a pleasure to work with.”
STEVE LEBOWITZ • MANAGING PARTNER AT TOPSPIN PARTNERS
“After losing our Executive Director after 30 years we were overwhelmed with the prospect of finding someone to fill her role. MVP Executive Search provided us with the reassurance we needed to find the ideal candidate to back-fill the position. They carefully worked to understand our agency culture & dynamics and helped us to identify the type of leader that could push us to the next level. Never through the search process did we ever feel alone. Mary and her team were always available to provide guidance to ensure we had what we needed to find the right person. I highly recommend MVP – they executed a quality executive search process in a very personalized and meaningful way.”
VERLON JOHNSON • ASSOCIATE CONSORTIUM ADMINISTRATOR & DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL INITIATIVES AT CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
“Mary has been an industry leader in Executive Search for over 20 years. Her in-depth knowledge of recruiting and developing talent is especially important in today’s workplace environment. She and her staff have a personal connection to the clients they work for in order to find the staffing with the best skill set and individuals who are the best cultural fit for the client.

The MVP team are some of the most dedicated and professional Executive Search recruiters and coaches you will find. They are adept at building relationships with both the companies they represents and the candidates they encounters. The benefit to either party is that MVP has the ability to create teams of people that will work together to achieve greatness as a whole. They are honest and dedicated, and insightful. Their continued communication throughout the process will make you feel at ease that you have hired them to fill or find your next position.”

ALISON GUTTERMAN • CEO/PRESIDENT AT JELMAR
“From executive recruiting to professional coaching, Mary and her team are some of the most talented and insightful professionals you will ever work with. They take the time to truly understand your business and have a terrific sense of candidates’ strengths and cultural fit. If you’re looking for a true partner for your business or your own career advancement, you owe it to yourself to work with Mary and her team.”
TED CURTIN • EVP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
“Mary and I encountered each other in a recruiting situation. I found her to be engaging, open about opportunities and clear as to expectations. She was direct in her information and was extremely helpful in navigating an onboarding process.”
SUSAN DUCHIN • VP SALES & MARKETING AT DATA-DYNAMX INC.
“Mary is one of the brightest people I know. Her skills at quickly and efficiently connecting the right people to right right company is almost unmatched in my opinion. In addition to uniting people and position, Mary has been a great sounding board to me for a host of human resource issues. I highly recommend working with Mary and her team.”
TODD HOLMES • CEO OF LIQUIDUS
“Mary is an expert in her field and is graciously willing and able to offer her advice and knowledge. On numerous occasions when I was transitioning from one field to another Mary was able to help me when I was stuck and had no idea how to proceed! She was willing to squeeze me into her busy day with little notice. I would recommend Mary to anyone who needs a warm, knowledgeable, and expert in her field!”
KATHY LOMBARDO • RN CASE MANAGER AT COMMUNITY HEALTH SOLUTIONS OF AMERICA
“Mary is a very friendly, driven professional who immerses herself in your business objectives. She is experienced and results oriented in all aspects of Talent Management Services that she provides. Entrepreneurial spirit with vast experience and resources.”
JOHN FANIZZA • NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER AT THE DIAL CORPORATION
“The MVP team are top-notch professionals and people. They really dive deep to understand the issues and people involved and they connect well with people at all levels.”
TIMOTHY FAIR • DIRECTOR LABOR RELATIONS & EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL AT TEGNA
“You will never go wrong by working with MVP. A professional team in every aspect of the process with great personalities to match, they delivers results. I recommend that you spend some time speaking with them, and you’ll see what I mean.”
BILL AIELLO • DIRECTOR, ADVERTISING SALES AT BULLETIN MEDIA LLC
“I had the pleasure of working with Mary and her team and they are one of the most professional and talented group of individuals I know. They are excellent at talent acquisition and are extremely skilled at building relationships. I enjoyed working with and partnering with Mary and her team during my time with Tribune and recommend them if you have a need for a talented executive search team.”
MERES (MARY) FORMOSA • VP, HR OPERATIONS & SHARED SERVICES AT NAVISTAR INC.
“I have had the distinct pleasure to have worked with Mary and her team in a number of different occasions. I first worked with Mary as part of a corporate Human Resource recruitment organization and most recently as a client of MVP Executive Search.

Mary’s strength is that she truly believes in a partnership and takes the time and interest to first learn the organization’s business and most importantly the culture. She has the capacity to understand the business imperatives of the organization and how her engagement fits into those imperatives. Her candor, honesty, integrity and professionalism are significant personal assets that reflect the values she brings to her engagements.

It is without hesitation that I would recommend Mary and her team as valuable and effective business partners.”

STEPHEN BUDIHAS • HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL
“Mary is a superb professional. I worked with Mary at the Tribune Company, when she was both head of Executive Recruiting, then cycled thru a very demanding global MBA program, and in her time in the Field. I need help in a client to fulfill my own promise to them to find and cultivate talent, and she was the first person I called – and the first person I would call under any conditions. Mary has deep insight, impeccable integrity, and a totally pragmatic view of all business situations. She is completely trustworthy and I highly recommend her. Hire Mary and never doubt you’ll get a result that – if it satisfies her – will triply please you.”
NANCY PICARD • MANAGING MEMBER AT PICARD LLC
“I was at a crossroad in my career when I was introduced to the MVP team. Having not looked for a job in over 25 years they provided me with the necessary tools to compete in today’s market place. I highly recommend them for both job search perpetration and coaching.”
TERRY O'BRIEN • REGIONAL VP, SOUTHEAST AT SPECTRUM REACH