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Testimonials

American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter
I have had two very positive experiences with Susan Goldenberg and her firm, Ingenium Partners. First, when I was recruited to the St. Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross as its CEO, and later when I retained Ingenium Partners to conduct the search for our Executive Officer of Financial Development. Working directly with Susan as a candidate and a client, I immediately recognized her organized, thoughtful, methodical and timely approach to the process.

When we engaged Ingenium Partners to conduct the search for our Executive Officer of Financial Development, Susan's in-depth research and networking capabilities were evident, as she developed a slate of eight qualified candidates within a short period of time. Additionally, Susan's methodology during the final selection process was impressive, as she kept us focused on the position's critical competencies and eliminated personal emotions from entering into our final decision.

Susan is assertive, properly opinionated and hands-on without being pushy. I would highly recommend Susan Goldenberg and Ingenium Partners to companies seeking a professional and value-added executive search process.

Joseph C. White
CEO
American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter

American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter
Ingenium Partners approached me during their search for the Executive Officer of Financial Development for the American Red Cross, St. Louis Area Chapter.

From beginning to end, it was clear that I was engaged in a professional and thoughtful process. I was presented with a complete and accurate perspective of the American Red Cross and the specific responsibilities and challenges associated with the Executive Officer position.

Further, it was a pleasure working with Susan Goldenberg. I appreciated and enjoyed her enthusiasm throughout the search as well as her candid and communicative nature. I consider Susan a trusted advisor and would recommend her as a seasoned and dedicated executive search professional.

Arthur Hailand III
Executive Officer of Financial Development
American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter

Wells Fargo Bank
Starting a banking operation for Wells Fargo as I did three years ago, I knew that success was dependent upon the quality of the people I hired. Having worked with Susan Goldenberg before, it was easy for me to retain Susan and Ingenium Partners.

Her banking experience, fabulous networking skills and credibility with potential candidates were key strengths and critical to my decision. What I have been most impressed with, however, has been her approach to be a "partner" throughout the process. She takes the time to learn about our company, its mission and most importantly, our culture prior to beginning a search and her work ethic definitely distinguishes her from other firms. As a result, the finalist candidates have been fantastic additions to our team. I look forward to working with Susan and Ingenium Partners again to assist us in our future executive search needs.

Paul D. Kalsbeek
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank

ITEL Laboratories, Inc.
I have had the pleasure of working with Susan Goldenberg and Ingenium Partners on several occasions. My first experience was as a candidate for a search assignment that Ingenium Partners was conducting. Susan was the search consultant on this project and I found her to be open, sincere, personable, and articulate. She managed her search and my candidacy with a very high degree of professionalism. What most impressed me about Susan was her thoroughness and diligence in understanding my background, my management style and my unique experiences.

My experience with Ingenium as a candidate was a very positive one and that led me to hire the firm for a number of searches while with MetroGroup and later with ITEL. Susan is able to differentiate herself from her competitors by her extensive network of contacts and the detailed understanding of candidates she is able to develop through a disciplined methodology of screening and interviewing. At the same time, she devotes significant time and effort to understanding the position being hired and, very importantly, the culture within the hiring company. Susan's thoughtful, thorough approach resulted in several very successful hires for our company. I look forward to working with her again on future assignments.

Robert Logan
CEO
ITEL Laboratories, Inc.
Grossman Iron & Steel
We initially called Ingenium Partners based on a recommendation from a colleague and ultimately retained the firm to conduct our search based on Susan Goldenberg's professionalism and suggested approach to solving our strategic staffing issues. Susan took an in-depth interest in familiarizing herself with our business and culture and spent a great deal of time meeting with individuals at all levels of our company to gain a clear understanding of our needs. Throughout the search process she represented our firm and the position accurately and professionally, which resulted in a slate of top caliber candidates and ultimately a successful hire. Grossman Iron & Steel discovered that there is tremendous value in a retained search approach and we will, without reservation, use Ingenium Partners for our future senior level search needs.

Cap Grossman
President
Grossman Iron & Steel

Missouri State Bank (acquired by Marshall & Ilsley)
Our clients do business with Missouri State Bank because of the quality of our staff and the relationship building skills they possess. This simple concept is so fundamental to our business strategy that our Mission Statement declares our "people" as our most valuable asset. As such, recruiting and retaining outstanding associates is a top priority for our organization and the most important strategy to insure future success.

For several critical executive recruiting needs we have turned to Ingenium Partners, specifically Susan Goldenberg. Through her partnership approach to the recruiting process she has helped to: clearly define our goals and objectives, provide complete and unbiased market intelligence, increase the quality and quantity of prospective candidates and substantially reduce the time required to accomplish the mission.

Throughout the process, Susan represents our company in a highly responsible and professional manner and provides the same "value added" proposition that we believe we deliver to our clients as well.

I encourage any organization with executive recruiting needs to utilize the resources of Ingenium Partners. The benefits significantly exceed the cost.

James A. Saitz
Chief Executive Officer
Missouri State Bank (acquired by Marshall & Ilsley)

Solutia, Inc.
The recruiting and career consulting field is competitive and challenging. It takes an intelligent and dynamic individual to excel in this environment.

In my many years of human resources experience, I have come across only a few people who can do it well. Susan Goldenberg is a professional who is very successful in this industry. I met Susan on the "employee" side of an executive search. She recruited me for a senior management position in the St. Louis market and it was the best job transition I have had to date.

Her knowledge, honesty and candid approach was exactly what I needed. You learn a great deal by working with a recruiting professional when you have seen them on both sides of the recruiting and hiring process. In essence, the recruiter is an extension of your company to a prospective candidate and the market. I can think of no better person to represent an organization than Susan. Over the years, I have continued to consult her on numerous projects and consider her a trusted business partner and advisor.

James R. Voss
Senior Vice President, Business Operations
Solutia, Inc.

Entrepreneurial Financial Resources Inc.
Entrepreneurial Financial Resources Inc. (EFR) is a private equity group that invests in and manages mid sized companies. We want to do everything possible to minimize mistakes in hiring. Ingenium Partners has been a valuable resource to EFR Inc. in helping us identify and attract high quality talent at senior operating levels. Susan and her team quickly and efficiently zero in on our needs and through a professional process help us make the most important decision a company can make, "Who is the right person for this company and this job?" I have used Susan and her team numerous times and we consider Ingenium Partners a valuable business partner. We like the fact that Ingenium Partners can source talent both in and outside of St. Louis. Most search firms in my experience have difficulty sourcing good talent in their backyard. I would strongly recommend Ingenium Partners to anyone considering using an executive recruiting firm.

Edward F. Ryan
CEO
Entrepreneurial Financial Resources Inc.