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The Rosenzweig & Company research driven methodology, and intense level of service, is designed to solve senior recruiting needs regardless of sector or geography. I can tell you based on experience - they unequivocally deliver.
The level of attention and care I received both as a client and candidate was of the highest level. What I especially like about the firm is their ability to uncover high quality candidates efficiently… What distinguishes them is that they find the best people.
The Rosenzweig & Company team differentiates itself from mainstream executive search firms from the moment of their initial client presentation. What was clear to me from the start was that their proposal was not a canned act, but rather a considered response to the request for proposal we had submitted.
Working with Rosenzweig & Company has been a terrific experience. They quickly understood my needs and put together a profile that made the search as efficient as possible. It worked so well that my biggest challenge of times seemed to be having to choose from the various qualified candidates. Their patient and thoughtful approach and time we spent on consistently refining the search parameters proved to be a successful formula. Happy to say that we filled the position. Thank you Jay & Mandeep for helping me grow the company.
I've known Jay for over fifteen years and worked with him on both sides of the hiring process. During this time, I have come to trust his advice and respect his insight; not just as it relates to finding the right talent, but also about making the right kind of long term decisions in my career and in my business.
We retained Rosenzweig & Company to assist us in the recruitment of three board members, including due diligence work, benchmarking, and development of candidates. Jay Rosenzweig, the firm's Managing Partner, led the project and deployed an excellent team around him. The firm was highly responsive to our needs, and turned over tasks with a real sense of urgency. Jay's ability to listen carefully and understand the nuances and sensitivities at play in dealing with various stakeholders, while keeping his eye on the overall task at hand, proved invaluable to us. Rosenzweig & Company truly lives it's boutique service oriented philosophy, and we were very pleased with the quality of work they delivered.
If you require a firm that will bring you the very best talent available, regardless of how small or specialized the candidate pool, I would recommend you use Rosenzweig & Company.
With over 20 years of experience building and managing some of the biggest brands in live entertainment, I have had the opportunity to work with the most successful, global retained search firms as both client and potential candidate. Jay Rosenzweig brings a perfect blend of the most important skills and assets requisite to be an effective senior level recruiter: strategic analysis and planning; disciplined research beyond the obvious candidate pool; deep contacts and relationship building; in affable style; and, most importantly, excellent listening.
This CCSO assignment, and others like it that the firm conducts globally on a regular basis, clearly puts Jay Rosenzweig & Company as the leading high-end search boutique internationally.
“Top notch. I would highly recommend Rosenzweig & Company”
“High integrity, trustworthy, and supremely effective”
“Rosenzweig's proactive approach to defining the desired role, creating critical success factors for our organization and the candidate, and delivering the right candidate quickly and efficiently has been invaluable to our business.”
“Rosenzweig & Company distinguished itself via the deft and meticulous manner in which it drove an executive search that may have otherwise proven challenging to our organization. Their research-driven approach, highly personable demeanor, and tireless devotion to finding the best possible candidate -- not simply an acceptable candidate -- leaves us feeling that we have gained not just a new employee, but also a trusted agency partner. ”
"This company Rocks!!! And Jay is awesome!!! It's a pleasure to work with him and his team!!!"
“We brought on Rosenzweig & Company to assist us in hiring a President. Jay Rosenzweig and his team led by Andy Lavalle and David Stinson were outstanding from the get-go. Proactive, highly service oriented, and incredibly responsive. Their customized, research oriented approach is super effective. Their deep understanding of the media business in general, and our business in particular, has made it a pleasure to work with them. We continue working with them on an ongoing basis, and now consider them part of the Business Rockstar family.”
“The Rosenzweig Report plays a critical role in showing a realistic profile of where we stand today, and, in exposing Canadian businesses to the clear benefits of bringing women into the C-suite and onto corporate boards. To make broad, meaningful progress requires us to understand the current gaps that exist with a lack of diversity at the top of many Canadian corporations, along with the great competitive value to be had in championing progress in this area.”
“The Rosenzweig Report is a useful report card proving that Canadian companies are not doing enough to promote women into the highest levels of corporate leadership. I am personally proud of the fact that I was recruited into Manulife by a senior female executive, that Manulife led large publicly-traded financial institutions globally when our Board elected Gail Cook-Bennett as Chair back in 2008, and that 36% of our independent directors are now women... but there is clearly more to do here and elsewhere. Along with other forms of diversity, promoting capable women is just smart business.”
“While the trend line is positive, this year’s Rosenzweig Report shows how much more needs to be done. As half the population is female, their under-representation in corporate leadership means Canada’s business elite is missing some of its best potential talent. When half the federal cabinet and 30% of Canada’s provincial premiers are female, and Linda Hasenfratz is Chair of the Business Council of Canada (formerly CCCE) it’s time for corporate Canada to up its game. After all, it’s 2016.”
Re the Rosenzweig Report, “There is a profound generational change underway as female executives are increasingly taking their place in the ranks of corporate management. In time, they will also take their place in ever increasing numbers among the Named Executive Officers as corporations draw upon their full talent pool for their leadership. I am proud that BMO Financial Group is a national leader in this respect.”
“The Rosenzweig & Company Annual Report 2016 provides important analysis about the accomplishments women continue to make as business, non-profit and public-sector leaders. I have always taken such great pride in the number of smart, strong-willed and successful women who hold executive leadership roles at Mississauga City Hall, and in important positions throughout our City. We can always do better and the insights from the Rosenzweig & Company Annual Report 2016 can position all organizations and emerging female leaders to reach higher, and break through glass ceilings.”
“While the numbers appear to be relatively flat year over year, I am encouraged by the leadership we have seen in Canada coming from men like Prime Minister Trudeau and Jay Rosenzweig, who bring the issue of gender equality to the forefront. I am hopeful that these efforts will ignite corporations to speed up the pace of change.”
With reference to the Rosenzweig Report, “Simply put, empowering women is empowering Canada. The struggle for human rights, for women’s rights, for equality, is the struggle for ourselves. In what we say, and more importantly, in what we do in this case and cause for equality in general, and women’s rights in particular, we will be making a statement about ourselves as a people. Accordingly, we must ensure that the struggle for gender equality is a priority on the national and international agenda.”
“Women’s engagement in decision-making is essential to the success of Canadian businesses, and at the core of our values of diversity and inclusion. While Canada can be proud of its history, we have more work to do; I am pleased to be part of a government that weighs gender impacts in public policy decisions and supports a public service and public appointments that reflect our country’s diversity. I am confident that by working together, at home and abroad, we can ensure that women are not only at the table, but leading in business, government, diplomacy, security and peacebuilding.”
“If the success of Toronto and Canada will ultimately depend on our ability to attract and keep talent, the most sensible place to start is with the biggest of all of the underrepresented groups, namely women. For many reasons, it’s the right thing to do.”
“As we approach the 35th anniversary of the Charter we are reminded that equality in general - and gender equality in particular - is a foundational principle for the establishment not only of a just society but one that is also compassionate and humane. It will be a celebratory moment when we can achieve gender equity in corporate leadership.”
“Each year the Rosenzweig Report serves as an invaluable reminder that the advancement of women is proceeding incrementally at best in many C-suites and boardrooms across the nation. By aggregating and quantifying results, the Report highlights the fact that only modest gains are being made, hopefully providing a fact-based impetus for corporate Canada to move beyond more talk and get straight to more action.”
“The Rosenzweig Report serves to educate and brings public awareness to the fact that the cause of gender diversity is not just about pushing females forward. It’s about doing what’s truly good for everyone. Change is occurring when it comes to diversity in society and business because we now recognize how valuable it is to get input from diverse voices. What’s more, the millions of women and men who marched worldwide on January 21 for gender equality cannot be ignored. It is Our Turn.”
“Employing a diverse workforce is unquestionably the right thing to do, but it’s much more than that. For us at the NBA, we know that a diverse and inclusive culture produces better business results. When it comes to the basketball court what matters is how good your game is, and we see increasingly the business world is embracing this meritocratic ethos as critical to success.”
“Businesses are beginning to wake up to the fact that investing in women gives them a competitive edge. Cultivating female leadership isn’t a feelgood corporate program; it’s a business opportunity. As an angel investor, my focus on female-founded startups has certainly paid off. Research proves this as well: tech companies led by women achieve a 35 percent higher ROI on average than those led by men. The Rosenzweig Report is required reading for companies that are ready to get serious about this opportunity.”
“As Canadians, we have the capacity to bring together the diversity of the people and social progress. Men and women are working together to develop our businesses and ultimately ensure prosperous economic and social development for our communities. I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to creating better conditions for women entrepreneurs by defending more access to capital, and promoting stronger networking and support. This will not only be a benefit to women but also to our society. We have to continue to work together for the growth of our businesses, to position Canada in international markets in order to contribute to creating a better world.”
“It’s time to really double down on our efforts to support the advancement of women entrepreneurs, women in leadership roles and women decision makers. I’m excited by the prospects of working with female CEOs both here in Canada and the United States on what we can collectively do to make a difference and move the bar. Jay’s report will keep us honest. It will take significant effort, changes and commitment from both male and female leaders and CEOs to create a world where both our daughters and sons will have an equal chance at significant leadership positions. I’m up for that challenge.”
“As a member of the joint Canada-United States Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, I rely on the Rosenzweig Report for key metrics and an annual reminder for how much productivity we can unlock by empowering women in business.”
“As business leaders face more challenges, disruptions, and transformation in this new world, they will need more diverse ideas, innovation and creativity to improve performance in their companies. Women offer a different lens and perspective that can accelerate the unleashing of these new ideas, innovation and creativity. The world is changing fast and leaders and institutions need to create very inclusive cultures to release this talent and energy. If there were equity in leadership positions at the top of our organizations, our businesses would be stronger, more nimble and more sustainable. It’s our time.”
“Advocating for and supporting the advancement of women to senior leadership roles is a key priority for BMO and an important part of our 200 year history. From being the first Canadian bank to promote a woman to a Branch Manager role to our focus on increasing the number of women in leadership roles across our business, we are proud to support female leaders within our bank and in communities across the country.”
“It is exciting to see the ratios changing in the Rosenzweig Report. Companies that reimagine work from a women’s perspective position themselves for future success as they unlock engagement from this huge segment of the workforce and economy. Today, women earn the majority of educational degrees, account for the majority of the labor force, control the majority of wealth, and drive an estimated 70-80% of consumer spending with their purchasing power and influence. Changing the ratio is about competitive advantage vs obligation.”
“Despite positive change, and excellent diversity champions and initiatives underway, the stats in the Rosenzweig Report are a necessary call to action that we need to do more to move the dial in Corporate Canada. It is our full talent pool that will make us more competitive on the global stage. There is great opportunity in 2017 for us to collaborate more deeply as a business community towards this end, weaving our initiatives and tactics together to make greater and faster change. We are stronger together.”
“We see from studies such as the Rosenzweig Report that although Canada has experienced growth in recent years in the number of women appointed to senior ranks, the proportion of top female executives has climbed more slowly. That I’m only one of a handful of women occupying the chief executive role within Canada’s publicly-traded companies underscores this sluggish pace of progress. If you look at some of the most successful organizations, it is no coincidence that you will find strong gender diversity up the management chain. Diversity brings alternate, unique experiences and perspectives that enable better problem-solving, and contribute to stronger operational efficiency and organizational performance. Without this balance, the glass ceiling moves from a gender limitation to an organizational weakness.”
“I never think that in my male-dominated profession of architecture that I should get a project because I am a woman rather than simply being the best person for that job. I am a woman entrepreneur who is not in the corporate structure, but every day I am in the workplace creating jobs bringing them into my philosophies of lead by example and carpe diem. Over 25 years, I have watched women retreat away from the workplace as the balance of family and work is not an easy dance. For women to advance, we need to value what is important in life which is family then work. Create an environment that celebrates excellence in people, then success in your profession flourishes. Through Jay Rosenzweig and his team continuing to do the important work of measuring and analyzing the progress of women in the workplace, we will have a reminder to constantly change our approach to maximizing the output from women so that we not only compete but elegantly conquer.”
“As Canada continues to empower women, it empowers itself. At Mogul, we are incredibly proud to provide women across the country with information access, economic opportunities, and education, thanks to the guidance and support of incredible Canadian leaders such as Jay Rosenzweig, who works tirelessly to help advance the state of women through this important annual report as well as powerful initiatives worldwide.”
“Seven continents, 82 countries, 673 marches - more than 5 million people globally showed up on January 21, 2017 to advocate for legislation and policies to protect women’s rights amongst many other important issues. People, mostly women, from completely diverse backgrounds and ages, united together in a historic peaceful protest. I was lucky to be in D.C. with one of my daughters where I witnessed tremendous energy and strength of those in attendance. Women’s rights in the workplace, in the community and in the government are not only important but essential to the wellbeing equation for any country, community or corporation. As women assume more leadership roles in our governments, in our communities and in the companies we work for or help to create, the payoff for everyone dramatically increases. We have made vast strides in North America but we must do better to make sure that women are compensated equally, have access to higher education and leadership opportunities. Social gender equality highly correlates to higher incomes, better human rights and greater individualism. What’s good for women – turns out to be good for all. Thank you, Jay, for this valuable and honest accounting of women’s status in the workplace in Canada.”
“As President and CEO of UNICEF USA, I have made it my mission to help build a world that puts children first, where every girl and boy has equal rights and can grow up healthy, protected from harm and educated. A key piece of this is ensuring that we work to eliminate gender inequality, giving girls an equal place in society. From grassroots initiatives in the field to corporate partnerships built in the boardroom, I have witnessed the tremendous power, productivity and potential of women when they enjoy full participation in the development of their communities. To create a brighter future for the next generation, we must continue working to ensure that all girls – all children – around the world are empowered to lead full and productive lives.”
“Empowering women is a business need - the vast amount of research linking gender diversity to better business results is undeniable. We need to take action to get there - we need all genders to lean in. The Rosenzweig Report is a great way to keep us all accountable for the progress that we need to make.”
“Innovation in the Israeli ecosystem is not only in leading technology R&D. It is also in spearheading social change, where woman are encouraged and empowered to start and lead their own businesses, be entrepreneurial and pursue their ideas and dreams. But there is still ways to go. In my 10 years of professional experience as a business leader both in the private and public sectors, I’ve experienced firsthand the difficulties and challenges for women to go up the corporate ladder, and how much harder we have to work to gain professional recognition.