• PLANO, Texas - Starfish Partners, an international investment and ownership platform for niched professional and mid to upper-management search specialists, announced today the appointment of Jon Bartos as Chief Investment Advisor to the company’s Executive Team. With over two decades of experience within the search industry and as a quintessential serial entrepreneur, Jon is a thought leader, trainer, speaker, and consultant on all aspects of Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Talent Management and Performance Management. In his role as Chief Investment Advisor with Starfish Partners, Jon is uniquely qualified to connect with partners looking to monetize some of the value of their ...

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  • PLANO, Texas - Starfish Partners, an international investment and ownership platform for niched professional and mid to upper management search specialists, is proud to announce the acquisition of Raymond Search Group, a Florida-based firm that works throughout North America placing talent in Construction, Real Estate, Engineering, Architecture and Manufacturing. Raymond Search Group will work under the Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) umbrella and will expand DRI’s reach into additional industry segments. Raymond and DRI along with Kaye/Bassman International (KBIC), Full Spectrum Search Group, the Sanford Rose Associates International (SRAI) network, and the recruiting industry's largest consulting and training firm Next Level Exchange ...

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  • PLANO, Texas - Starfish Partners, an international investment and ownership platform for niched professional and mid-to-upper management search specialists, is proud to announce the acquisition of Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI). Current Starfish Partners organizations include search firms Kaye/Bassman International Corporation (KBIC), Full Spectrum Search Group, the Sanford Rose Associates International (SRAI) network, and the recruiting industry's largest consulting and training firm Next Level Exchange (NLE). This all-stock transaction is one of the largest ever in the mid-to-upper-management recruiting space. Dan Charney and Mike Silverstein from DRI and Jeff Kaye, Karen Schmidt, and Nick Turner from KBIC, SRAI, and NLE ...

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  • In this webinar, Jeff delves into the challenges, possibilities and options for you and your firm. There is no fluff, only very specific options to consider. For some, this may be opportunities with the Sanford Rose / Starfish Partners Family of Companies. For some, it may provide insight for structures with others. It will be educational for all!

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  • We are proud to announce the formation of Starfish Partners: an ownership platform for this previously overlooked market that will allow owners to scale and monetize their business value. Starfish Partners is an expanding ecosystem of recruiting firms structured to enhance the collective benefit of all stakeholders. As the search and staffing industry has evolved, it has consolidated in most areas. We see small staffing firms acquired by regional players acquired by national ones. We see giant holding companies owning a variety of organizations operating under many unique brands. We see mergers on both small and large scales. The executive ...

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  • The search and staffing industry is a classic tale of early visionaries that created an entire worldwide industry that exceeds one-half trillion dollars annually. In the executive search area, firms like McKinsey and Booz Allen were some of the earliest. Heidrick and Struggles were Booz Allen alumni who started their firm in 1953. Spencer Stuart was a partner at that firm until he left to start in 1956. Ironically Egon Zehnder joined Spencer Stuart and left to start his firm in 1964. Korn and Ferry worked at Peat Marwick and left in 1969 to form their firm. In the ...

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