Testimonials & Awards

TESTIMONIALS & AWARDSAlong all these years of helping companies build successful teams,
we have received many industry awards, nominations and recognition from our clients' companies.


"I highly recommend Acumen.  Their attention to detail, our needs and culture are a true differentiator in the professional recruiting world.  As opposed to trying to fill a position quickly, they were very thoughtful, diligent and focused on the long-term relationship.  They are a crucial asset to our long term growth strategy."

Travis D - CEO/President

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"Acumen worked with us to fill a new strategic position for our company. It was a critical role that needed to generate immediate value while seeing a vision of the growth and scalability of that part of the company. Acumen listened to what we needed and nailed it with a candidate that could take the vision and run while fitting right into our company’s culture."

Mike D - Sr. VP Sales

"The ladies at Acumen are honest, up front and caring professionals. They really care about you as a person and the success of your business. I found them to be attentive and insightful as I spoke about my business needs. I would highly recommend Acumen for all of your recruiting needs. Acumen has the ability to read people and will find the perfect candidate for you need. You will enjoy working with them!"

Daniel M - CEO/President

"I have worked with many executive recruiters throughout my career and have found the experience with Acumen to be exceptional. They were quick to follow through with all actions and (proved to be a) solid intermediary between the employer and me (the candidate)."

Mike S - Director of Business Development

"I very much enjoyed meeting and working with Acumen.  The experience was a pleasure and everything went smoothly and quickly. I would definitely use Acumen again for any future employee searches."

Mary M - SVP, Administration and Services

"Suzanne and the staff at Acumen are a delight to work with. I am impressed with their ability to ask the right questions in order to gain a thorough understanding of a position, company culture and candidates. I can’t recommend them enough!"

Mark H - Chief Executive Officer

"I have crossed paths with Acumen in several business situations and I continue to be impressed every time. I have had a front-row seat watching Suzanne and the colleagues at Acumen get to know our needs to a depth seldom seen in business.  Add that to Suzanne’s intuitive understanding of people and their business requirement, and you have an amazing talent for matching qualified people to a culture that is incredibly powerful in boosting retention, engagement and productivity. For my executive search needs, I would not consider anyone else."

Doug L - President

"Dear Molly and Suzanne,

I want to thank you both for helping to connect me to this wonderful opportunity. I have greatly appreciated your guidance throughout the process.

The talented individuals I interacted with makes me very excited about the possibilities and I truly believe I would be able to help the organization move towards the outcomes that were discussed.

¡Un mil gracias!"

Alana H - Executive Director

"Acumen made the process so easy. It was a pleasure to work with Acumen’s team.  I will always recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great employee."

Jerry V - Chief Operations Office

"Not only have I used Suzanne for my top placements but we also sit on a board together. In my past I have worked for a large staffing service and have a relatively good understanding of her industry.  Literally, I have not seen anyone that loves their job more than Acumen. Their level of enthusiasm rubs off on all in their presence. Acumen is the authority, has the expertise and understanding of what it takes to be successful in her industry. They could lead seminars on how to be the world greatest recruiters. Acumen is a fabulous boutique for executive/professional search… you are in good hands as they say with Acumen!"

Donna R - Chief Executive Officer

"Acumen was great. I had several recruiters out there working for me but Acumen stood out from all the rest. Their focus was not in landing me a job just anywhere but to find me a place to work that I would love. Even after I started the position that they found me, Acumen continues to follow-up to make sure everything is as expected."

Jacob S - Director of Finance

"I have solicited Acumen to source a number of management and executive hires. I found their team of recruiting professionals to be highly responsive and professional with proven results. The Acumen team takes personal pride in accomplishment, both for the candidates and the company. That drive and sense of quality will complement the business of whomever they work."

Kris K - Senior VP

"Acumen is a top-shelf recruiting firm that has earned a 92% retention rate. Suzanne and Acumen’s enthusiasm is contagious! Acumen personally encourages my organization to wait for the right fit and they are always right. Acumen is proven in leadership and is a great resource for us, and numerous other companies, consistently adding value.  Acumen gets my #1 highest recommendation."

Lynn H - Chief Executive Officer

"Suzanne & Molly,

I want to thank the two of you. I have worked with many placement firms both as an HR professional and also as a job seeker for more years than I want to admit these days. In working with them, I have developed a deep appreciation for the challenging work that they perform for client organizations and for individuals. When done well, the results are often transformative for individuals and organizations.

Unfortunately, not all recruiters and placement firms perform the work to the same degree, with some even cutting corners just to complete engagements. My experience in working with you during the recruiting was anything but that, as you were both professional, informative, kind, empathetic and extremely helpful from first contact call from Molly, through Suzanne sitting with us as we worked our way through the first day interview process, to the debriefing call that I received from Molly afterwards.

I am very appreciative of your efforts and the fact that you also treated me and my fellow candidates in a fully fair and supportive way that showed just how much you care about the people whose lives you touch. Thank you for that and keep doing the wonderful work that you do!"

Anthony C

"I have never worked with a group as thorough, efficient and professional as Acumen. We have used Acumen’s services several times since (the first search) and would not think about approaching a new hire without their stamp of approval. I have also proudly referred Acumen to my clients and their team has become one of my trusted partners in business."

Tracy V - Principal

"I have worked with other recruiters who placed, or attempted to place me in positions while treating me like I was a cold product to be sold to an employer. Not so with Acumen. They made me feel like I was important in the process and focused not only my skill set, but my personality fit with the employer."

Mike H - COO/CFO

"I want you to know that I appreciate all your efforts and that Acumen are rock stars among recruiters. You go up and above and do a fantastic job for your clients and professional staff you are placing. You have a great reputation in the market."

Yousef A - Chief Financial Officer

"Thank you for your professionalism and follow through. You are most definitely an asset to the recruiting field."

Todd W - Sr. VP Sales

"It has been a great experience working with Suzanne.  I have worked with multiple recruiters and no one has ever worked so hard or cared so much about helping me to find the right position."

Brian A - Senior Financial Director

"Suzanne and the staff at Acumen are a delight to work with.  I am impressed with their ability to ask the right questions in order to gain a thorough understanding of a position, company culture and candidates. I can’t recommend them enough!"

Chuck T - CEO/President

"Every organization is as strong as the people it employs. Human Resources professionals play an important role in terms of coming up with the right people for key positions to support an organization’s strategies.  After having worked with Acumen on the PNDC President & CEO job search (my current position), I have so much appreciation for the hard work that they do.  They have garnered my trust and respect.

Acumen Executive Search had the ability to understand PNDC’s strategic focus and identify the high-level areas of focus that would drive success.  They got the vision that provided an indication of where the organization was heading and understood the people resources needed to help it get there. As a candidate for the position, they were also unfailingly honest about the challenges and opportunities.  They found me, talked me into applying, gave me as much information as they could, and kept me informed every step along the way.  And the relationship did not end with filing the job. They have continually been there for me when I had questions, or wanted consultants in specific areas of expertise. They have provided introductions to other high level executives, and have been there when I needed to vent and/or celebrate!  Acumen is in a class of their own and Karen and Suzanne are the best!!"

Sarah G - President & CEO

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