Search America - History
In 1974, Harvey Weiner founded Search America to meet the needs of Boards of Directors in the Private Club Community as they sought appropriately qualified club management. The establishment of Search America initiated the country’s first executive search organization specializing in the private club field. During the ensuing years since 1974, Search America has gained worldwide recognition as the leader in specialized executive and management search on behalf of private clubs.
In the 70’s, when club management compensation, career specialization and expertise had not yet attained today’s level, the pioneering firm addressed the need for high performance club management solutions that helped to foster a more professional category of club manager. Search America takes pride for its role in creating the higher standard of professional club management expertise seen today in the club industry’s top performers.
Harvey established the best practices and consequently is recognized as the innovator of search and placement within the private club world.
The firm set a high standard in fulfilling every search engagement accepted, and then guaranteeing placements, Search America established the preeminent guarantee within the club management search industry, the eventual standard to which later arrivals to the field still aspire.
Harvey partnered with Club Managers Association of America to create the system of governance, the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer position and the job description used universally today as the model which most private clubs seek in their organizational structure.
Mark J. Weiner joined the firm in 1998, becoming a principal in Search America shortly thereafter. Mark brought with him an insight and fresh perspective that has proven invaluable to the firm’s direction and growth.
For over a third of a century, Search America has achieved a reputation for integrity, quality, precision, and commitment to our client clubs’ success. These four principles underlie all that we achieve at Search America.
Today, Search America proudly serves the private club community worldwide with club executive and club management search, club consulting and rapid deployment of interim club management focused on the needs of each individual client club partner.
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