Gans, Gans & Associates | Testimonials


Testimonials from gga Clients

“ gga is a proven leader in executive search providing exceptional candidates and support throughout the recruiting process. The entire gga search process is designed to empower the client to select from a strong slate of accomplished and competitive candidates that best fits their organization. Our agency had great success with gga and selected an outstanding candidate that is performing exceptionally well and enabling us to make the right decisions and rapid progress in fulfilling our mission and goals. Much of our accomplishment we attribute to the quality of the search process, guidance and support gga provided throughout in the selection, on-boarding, and orientation with our new CEO.”

Thomas A. Lounds
Chair Board of Commissioners
Spartanburg Housing Authority

“As one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care and related business businesses, AMFC has a high demand for qualified staff that are devoted to excellence. Since 1994, gga has been a dependable resource for our management teams. In fact, 18 years ago, gga's founder, Simone, helped connect me with a position that has resulted in a fantastic, fruitful career. Since that time, gga has provided us with executive search, contract staffing and diversity consulting services. At one point, our Claims department was successfully outsourced to gga for an 18-month staffing project.”

Michael A. Rashid
President and Chief Executive Officer
AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies

“I am delighted to recommend the executive search and recruitment services of Gans, Gans and Associates (gga) of Plant City, Florida. I can speak to the high quality of the work that they performed on behalf of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA). gga will carefully review the terms of your request-for-proposal and create a custom search plan that if not meets at least approaches all of your recruitment objectives. You can safely rely on their ability to conduct a thorough executive search. They conduct effective stakeholder meetings with residents, staff members, and government officials. gga networks with a wide variety of housing authority leaders, and this allows them to quickly identify and contact prospects that best fit the needs of the client. They are effective in organizing all aspects of the recruitment process, from advertising, identification, and evaluation of candidates. They work closely with an organization’s Board or Human Resource department to make sure that the client knows where recruitment stands at all times. They take the extra steps to deliver the results you expect. They managed NRHA's engagement so well that they would certainly be considered for future recruitments. I recommend gga to you without reservation.”

Richard W. Archer, Human Resources Director
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

“gga has provided executive search services for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) for more than nine years. Working with the Chief of Staff, Executive Director and Board of Commissioners, they have successfully placed many of our executives. gga is a hands on, collaborative partner who communicates frequently and effectively. Their knowledge of the intricacies of the industry is unrivaled. We are always involved in the process, and they understand the public housing industry, as well as, knowing what seems like all of the executives, and their strengths and weaknesses. Simone and her team provide us with outstanding service in a very comfortable and professional manner. She has an uncanny ability to know what the agency needs, and marry that with the best talent in the industry. gga understands that housing authorities need to do more with less and share that philosophy. Through the years, gga has also provided professional coaching and mentoring for various members of our executive team, as well as, executive level training and support -which was much needed added value.”

Kim Washington, Chief of Staff
Baltimore Housing

“gga's process included a detailed strategy of how to find the best talent possible and we were presented with an outstanding slate of talent from which to choose. Also, the listening tour they conducted provided our community at large; resident leadership, business partners, elected officials and others, the opportunity for greater understanding of the process while assessing concerns and issues that may affect the criteria for selecting the next executive director. gga was also sensitive to the media scrutiny and interacted in a very professional manner with the local reporter. gga provided advice that was timely, appropriate and extremely helpful to our Board. Of the six candidates presented, the Board had a hard time choosing between the top three – they were all exceptional! The Board of Commissioners recommend gga highly. They are an outstanding firm, with integrity and clear direct communication.”

Molly Talbot-Metz, Chair, Executive Search
SHA Board of Commissioners

“gga is a firm that is well known for its superior HR consulting and executive search services, and it has also developed an equally outstanding organization, management and IT consulting practice. I am recommending gga to you for its HR and executive search services. gga has been a Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) strategic partner in HR and executive search for several years. They have performed a range of HR and executive search services for CHA providing strategic HR advice and exemplary executive search services. gga has conducted executive search that provides advice inclusive of the strategy, planning, surveying of staff, and board to assess concerns and issues that may have affected criteria for selecting executives and a senior management team. They are excellent at understanding the leadership and culture of an organization and matching candidates that are a great fit.”

Fulton Meachem Jr., President/CEO
Charlotte Housing Authority

“gga has been a Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) strategic partner for several years. They have performed a range of HR and executive search services for LMHA, as well as providing strategic HR advice and resident training. gga has conducted executive search services that provides HR consulting and advice inclusive of the strategy, planning, and successful placement of several executive level staff. They have provided many outstanding candidates, including for succession planning positions. Their process, logistics, and documentation to support the conduct of the executive search selection, negotiation of compensation, contract, start date and on-boarding is very well done. gga's executive search approach and practice permitted LMHA to focus on the issue of selecting from very qualified candidates that have served LMHA well and have been assets to our management team.”

Linnie B. Willis, Executive Director-Board Secretary
Lucas Housing Authority

“gga has provided the City of Philadelphia wi􀀞h executive search, contract staffing and organizational assessment services. Their professionalism and attention to diversity continues to be inspiring. Any organization that has the privilege of working with the gga staff will be pleased with their exceptional performances.”

Janice Davis, Director of Finance & Secretary of Financial Oversight
City of Philadelphia

“I've had a unique experience with your company due to the fact that I was a recruit candidate and then became one of your clients. The experience and professionalism that you bring is second to none. I can recall just a few short years ago when I was being considered for my present position and the way you worked with my particular challenges. I also recall I wouldn't even respond to your inquiry and then when I did, that's when you and your team got me. What I appreciated was your genuine concern for the well being of my family. My experience with you as a client was just compounded by watching you and your staff operate from the other side of your profession. Tactfulness, rational, client knowledge and diplomacy is how I can describe in short, what and how Gans, Gans & Associates deliver to their clients.”

Victor N. Richard III, Recreation Commissioner
City of Philadelphia

“I feel fortunate to have worked with Gans, Gans & Associates for the past nine years. They have provided executive search and staffing strategies for us for numerous positions, with equal skill and success. gga operates with the highest level of integrity and communicates openly and honestly. Advice given is always right on target. They not only get to know the client, but also the client's environment. I enjoy having gga as part of my team. ”

Michael A. Rashid, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Keystone Mercy Health Plan

“Gans, Gans & Associates, has done an outstanding job of helping to staff the City of Philadelphia's Mayor's Office of Information Services, providing us with everything from a CIO to other major executives on both a permanent and contract basis. Recruiting for the public sector is a major challenge, but Gans, Gans, & Associates has consistently risen to that challenge. In addition, we find their customer service to be very effective. I can always reach the company officials I need to reach, when I need to reach them - including the CEO - and they are always available to meet me on my schedule, not theirs. They also follow up with their candidates once they are on the job to ensure a smooth transition. This type of service is rare.”

Brian Anderson, Chief Information Officer
City of Philadelphia

“Simone Barefiled is gifted. Not only does she find outstanding talent, but she has the keen insight needed to fit that individual into her client's organization. To the benefit of her clients, Simone is one of the rare people who has the exact right job for her skillset.”

Matt Rosen, VPHR
Lutheran Services Florida, Inc.