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​Critical Success Factors

​We have clear differentiators that separate us from competitors, such as the "mega" search firms, contingency staffing agencies or 1-2 person practices.

Proven Record of Success Focused on Niche Marketplaces: 

  • More that 75% of our clients have returned to us for additional searches
  • Government Contractors
  • Federal Agencies
  • Start-Ups & Emerging Growth Companies
  • Telecommunications industry
  • Fortune 500
  • Higher Education & Not-for-Profits

Local Focus, with a Global Reach:

  • Washington, DC HQ, satellite office in Charleston, SC
  • Most searches are filled without relocation
  • Strong record of success in recruiting throughout the US
  • Not constrained by overly broad "off-limits" policies

Highly Experienced Search Professionals:

  • Partners are intimately involved in all phases of a search
  • Staff of 8 highly experienced search professionals
  • Average of over 30 years of search industry experience
  • Backgrounds in technology, HR, sales, accounting, etc.
  • Average of over 20 years with PTSG
  • Handle no more than two searches simultaneously

Positions are filled quickly:

  • Communications with clients are prompt and regular
  • Benchmark candidates presented within 4-6 weeks
  • Average senior-level search filled in 60-90 days
  • Average mid-level search filled in 45-60 days

Flexible Performance-Based Pricing:

  • Fixed Fees do not vary with compensation of hired candidate, ensuring unbiased judgment
  • Total fee is known in advance
  • Final portion of fee based on successful outcome
  • Expenses are very low, only direct out-of-pocket costs
  • Fees are responsive to client needs, not dictated to you.