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There are 212 case studies in this section. These describe the issues our clients faced as they approached their job search and how we helped them with securing new positions and negotiate better packages. At the beginning of many stories, you will see a video or audio symbol. Click on that and listen to or watch the client speak about their Stewart, Cooper & Coon search experience.

Susan S. – $200+K +Bonus – No Relocation Required

Executive Placement

Here is a note from Bill Temple, Susan’s SC&C Campaign Director. ” Susan came to us having decided to leave her employer due to a corporate restructure that would have required her to take a step back in the organization.  In addition, she was looking for a new challenge and wanted to explore other options. Susan had been promoted throughout her career, spending 20 years with the same company, so had little understanding of the networking and interview process. She came to us for that assistance.

Susan’s attitude was one of “let’s find a way to make it work!” She attacked her assignments with optimism and a desire to learn, she asked great questions, and took direction like the pro … Read More


Kevin D. – President-GM – Significant Package Increase – 3 Mos. Search Time

Executive Placement

“I am pleased to announce that I have accepted an offer with XXXX where I will have full P&L responsibility for a $450 Million (300+ employee) site in beginning in July.  We negotiated a compensation package that is significantly better than I had with my previous employer and I owe a great debt of appreciation and thanks to YOU, (Bill) and the SC&C team.”  Here is Kevin’s story.

Kevin had been the President of a $120M annual revenue (300+ employee) multi-site manufacturer of large precision complex structural components and sub-assemblies serving the aerospace and defense industry. Due to company reorganization, Kevin felt it was time to move on. He did not see his direction for the company aligning with new … Read More


Duane P. – 45-day Search – $275K Base – 65% Bonus – $10K Signing Bonus – Profit Interest – No Relocation Required

Executive Placement

Here is a note from Barbara Limmer, Duane’s Campaign Director.  I am pleased to announce that Duane has accepted a terrific position.  “Duane came to us after occupying the role of President of nationally-known company that was recently acquired and resulted in his position being eliminated by the purchasing firm. He came to SC&C seeking a General Manager role.

He had deep experience in sales, marketing, operations and strategy, and with B2B and B2C manufacturing companies.  His geographical preference was northeast US, specifically between NY and MA, where he could commute from his CT home. His credentials were impressive, including an Engineering undergrad from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) and an MBA from MIT Sloan, as well … Read More


Nick P. – $205,000 + $15K Signing Bonus + $30K Bonus 1st Yr + Guaranteed $15K Bonuses for Yrs 2 and 3 + 25% Long Term Incentive + 20K Relo Allowance

Executive Placement

Here is a note from Barbara Limmer, Senior SC&C Campaign Director writing a note about Nick’s placement. “Nick came to us at the end of September 2011, after having gone through several changes at his former company —boss left, changed position and reduced his job responsibilities to a fraction of his previous scope of work. In his own words, he said, “I was basically just staying afloat and surviving.”  He was a Sr. Director, and wanted a VP of Quality position where he could continue his career trajectory.  He was open industry-wise, but needed to stay either in OH and be near Cleveland or Detroit.

We worked on articulating his achievements and stories, quantifying his results, and then … Read More


A Client Says Thank You After Watching “60 Minutes” – February 20, 2012

Executive Placement

Tom D., an alumni of the SC&C Executive Placement program wrote the following note to his Oliver Cornell, his Career Consultant and George Stecyk, his Campaign Director.

“Greetings Oliver & George:  Last night I watched a very compelling “60 Minutes” segment about long-term unemployed professionals.

The news episode brought back many memories of my own unemployment period that started about one year ago and lasted a relatively short six months. I am writing to thank you again for your compassion, guidance, support and strategy to help me re-invent myself.  I know for a fact that my short unemployment period (6 months total, 90 days after starting with SCC) is due in large part to the Stewart, Cooper, Read More


Bill C. – Younger Applicants Wanted – 30+ Years – No Place To Go – 2.5 Mos. Search

Executive Placement

Bill’s career in architecture spanned more than 30 years when in August of 2010, his firm, hit hard by the drop in construction and lack of new projects, had to downsize and Bill was part of their RIF. He immediately began a job search with low but hopeful expectations in a difficult market. Firms that were hiring at the time preferred contractors or younger architects with lower salaries. As many executives in his demographic do, Bill decided to start an independent practice to generate income. Work was spotty and he continued his job search.

Finally, a year after losing his job, Bill was introduced to Laura Gabel, an Executive Career Consultant with Stewart, Cooper & Coon. Bill had a … Read More


Frank P. – 2.5 Mo. Search – $200K Base – Bonuses: 10% Signing, 20% Performance

Executive Placement

Here is a note from Barbara Limmer about her latest placement. ” I’m pleased to report that the position Frank has accepted the position of VP of Development at XXXX, responsible for building sales in the Northeast. He accepted this position last month, but continued his interviews with another company in the Midwest.  After several meetings, he learned the Midwest position would  not be available until middle of next year, so he made the decision to accept the “the bird in the hand” offer from XXXX.

Frank came to us in after several leadership changes at his company led to the elimination of his position.  He was targeting the healthcare industry, and preferred to stay in the northeast.  His challenge … Read More


Juli C. – New Industry – 90-day Search – $150K Base – $20% Performance Bonus – 20% Guaranteed Bonus – $5K Signing Bonus

Executive Placement

It is safe to say that Juli had a very happy holiday; because that’s the day she accepted her offer as Director of Program Management and Process for XXXX. Juli came to us, having just been laid off two weeks prior as IT Director at YYYY.  She was concerned that she had only been with YYYY for 9 months when they had a 25% reduction in force and for family reasons she was unable to leave where she lived.  She was not interested in consulting due to the travel requirements, but wanted to find a position inside a company where she could be the #2 person to a CIO.

Together we worked on defining her selling points, articulating her achievements Read More


Tom G. – Age 60+ – 15% More Than Initial Offer – No Relocation

Executive Placement

Tom came to SCC to determine where his skills could be applied and how to communicate that value to a variety of new markets. He felt that his age was keeping him from landing positions within his primary industry and he was concerned that his termination from his prior employer would not be a hurdle he could overcome on his own.

Through assessment of his background, his behavioral competencies, and the conditions behind his current situation, his coach, Bill Temple, built a communication strategy that highlighted his exceptional leadership and organizational skills in order to attract the necessary attention, both in written and oral communications. Bill provided Tom with insights on how people address “bad” news and how one can Read More


Jim K. – New Industry – Signing Bonus – No Relo – 60% Performance Bonus

Executive Placement

Here is a note from Barbara Limmer, Jim’s Campaign Director about Jim’s recent placement. “I happy to announce that Jim has accepted a position with XXXX. He will start as a Branch Manager and run one of their large divisional offices near his home. As part of his written agreement, he will assume the role of VP of their Western Division, within six months.

Jim originally spoke with Oliver Cornell and they determined the best course of action for his search process. Jim came to us as a client after having been laid off from the company where he had worked for 13 years. In fact, it has been 30 years since he has had to look for a Read More



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