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What does the Private Club Industry say about Search America?

Northeast Coast Yacht Club

Flag Officer“Search America got us a great GM that our members love; you completed the search in the time frame promised and under budget. Great job!”

GM“You are the only recruiter that took the time to get to know me and my family. Thank you for caring and for a great match.“ 

Midwest Golf Club

Search Committee Member – “I am the only female on the board and search committee. Our club is predominantly male. It has been hard to get the leadership to pay attention to us. When you made it clear that listening is the first thing you do, I knew my constituency would like your firm. When you brought the candidates to us it was obvious that you had heard us. You made both the women and men at our club happy. This was perhaps the first time we actually achieved unanimity. We love our new general manager!”

GM, CCM – “Thank you for my dream job! Couldn’t have done it without you!”

Deep South Country Club

Treasurer – “Search America saved our club from going over the cliff!”

GM – “Long into my tenure I look back to how we saved our club and acknowledge that we couldn’t have done it without Search America. They righted the ship. Impressive teamwork gentlemen!” 

Southeast Gated Country Club Community

President“We called Search America to do a GM search. You both evaluated our needs and recommended we utilize one of your Interim GM/COO candidates instead of initiating the search immediately. The interim was at our club within three days. Wow! You and your interim corrected major issues in the operation and then completed the search resulting in a much better candidate than we ever thought possible. Thank you Search America!”

Interim GM/COO, CCM – “You gentlemen are the best of the best. You defined the project in clear terms, held nothing back and it was a pleasure to work with you. Please call me again for another assignment.”

Southern California Club

Search Chairman“You took the time to get to really know our club, our history and traditions, our members and staff. You made the board look terrific by handling the search the way you did. We now have membership support to get our strategic plan executed. You’re the greatest!“

GM/COO, CCM“Your consideration of my goals and family wants were all taken into account as part of the matching process. You never stopped caring about your client’s needs and ours as well in your pursuit to fill this position. You even found a school nearby for my child’s special needs. Our Family thanks you!”

Mid Atlantic Coast Country Club

Treasurer “We now have a waiting list to get in instead of to get out. I was skeptical at first but you really did fix our ailing club. Thank you Search America!”

GM/COO, CCM, CCE“Your approach was honest from the start with no surprises. I went into this position with my eyes wide open and that allowed us to turn the club around much faster. As a manager, it is nice for a change to know what you’re getting into before you do. Your knowledge of the club business and your honesty made all the difference!”

Northern California Country Club

President – “Search America gained the credibility of the board quickly and more than fulfilled everything they promised. We love our new GM! Our club is now in the black after years of financial struggle. Thank you.”

GM, CCM – “I have never seen a process so thorough and focused on a long term fit. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 

Northeast Country Club

Search Chairman“We called in three firms, they all sounded alike except for one. You seemed like men of your word and that is just what you are. You completed the search within 6 weeks. I have run fortune 500 companies and never seen anything like what both these guys do. Highly recommend Search America. They are the foremost authority in club management search.”

GM/COO, CCM, CCE“You are true professionals that are committed to your craft. Search America is the real deal!” 

Caribbean Golf Club & Resort

President “Our club didn’t want to pay a fee to find a new GM. The board however was so impressed with your experience and unmatched track record since 1974 and of course being the founders of executive search in the private club business. We signed and 8 weeks later our experienced GM was on property. Impressive!”

GM, CCM“I love this club and the board has been so supportive. My wife loves the area too. Thank you for matching us so well.”

Midwest In-town Club

Search Chairperson “Look, these guys are simply the best in the business. Using Search America not only resulted in us getting a great general manager but a significantly improved club as well. I can now bring my husband, girlfriends and clients to the club and be proud of it. Thank you Search America!”

GM“I love this job! You really listened to me when we spoke and matched me well. You made my career.“

South East Asia Developer Club

Developer/Club Owner “Search America fulfilled every promise, and more. You have always been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to calling you about the next club we build.”

GM/CEO“Working with Search America has been such a pleasure. No stone was left unturned to answer our questions. You made sure we had all the information so my family could make an educated decision. We will never forget what you did for us.”

Southern City Club

Strategic Planning Chair“You asked the right questions, listened and heard us, then focused the entire planning process. Your facilitation of the membership town hall efficiently won broad support.  Our club now has a direction, a vision and renewed pride. We struggled for two years before fortunately being referred to you.  Thank you for helping and saving our club.  You are always welcome here.”

GM/COO“These gentlemen are the best!  When the Board engaged one of the private club industry’s foremost “search” firms to assist with strategic planning and governance, I naturally felt apprehensive.  However, I found your observations and recommendations sound, practical and immediately helpful.  Nobody else can bring the experience of having worked with over 800 private clubs.  You have achieved the impossible: Unanimous board and staff support, membership enthusiasm, and universal optimism for our club’s future.”

Southwestern In-Town Club

President “Thank you for saving our club! You recommended a Search America Interim GM/COO to help us correct our antiquated systems and institute successful business practices. Our club is rich in history and tradition. You respected both and helped our long term staff to update their skills without fear of losing them. Our board, our members and staff are amazed at the results! The best part is that we didn’t lose a single valued staff member. Please come back and visit us at the club soon. We miss you!”

Interim GM/COO, CCM“You always call with such exciting projects. This was my favorite Search America assignment. Your clients are terrific. It seems like you only do business with ladies and gentlemen. You certainly laid the ground work with the board and that made all the difference in our results. Looking forward to the next project.”

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