Search Testimonials

Brian Fielkow

Jetco Delivery

“I have worked with John since 1999 and used his services at three different companies. John provides excellent candidates, always offering the best of the best. He takes time to understand my business, culture and needs, and I couldn’t recommend John more!”

Harm Stratman 

Burkert Fluid Systems

"John Binkley is a True Master of his Craft. Many in the recruiting business present a nice sales pitch without delivering real results - not John! I am grateful to have John and his Team working on my company's behalf to proactively combat the Global War on Talent. This is one of the most important pillars of our Global Strategy!”

Constantino Lannes 


“Amanda did a fantastic job in filling three high level positions for Sennebogen. She was very accurate, responsive and provided us invaluable information throughout the hiring process. I highly recommend her to support your hiring process.”

Harold Karp

Applied Process

“We recently engaged Randy and his team to fill 3 extremely difficult searches that was very unique to our business. In 2 cases were needed a leader with a strong operational leadership background as well as a metallurgical background. In the other case we needed an experienced sales leader with very specific skills and experience. Randy took the time to understand our needs, culture, and long-term vision for our organization. He guided us through their strategic methodical process right up to successful placements. We are absolutely thrilled with all three placements! My recommendation could not come more highly!”

Paul Kirchoff 

Epsilon Industries

“Janna did a fantastic job orchestrating the myriad of logistics and communications that are surely central to a successful recruiting search effort. Her attention to detail, attitude and professionalism were a huge part of our great experience with the CRG team.”

Jason Stuckey 


“Recruiting top tier talent in the fastest growing market in the US (Austin, TX) is a "mission impossible" task, especially when you’re a building business on a budget. Amanda and the team at CRG far exceeded my expectations, going above and beyond the call of duty to find the perfect candidate for our business. She also acted as my trusted partner throughout the entire process, supporting me every step of the way. It is incredibly rare that you find someone, let alone a recruiter, who is genuinely dedicated your success as much as their own…Amanda, is that person!”

Paul Bennett

Southern Spear

“Randy produced better results faster than any recruiter I've worked with in 20+ years. When we decided to add a Group Controller for our holding company, I knew the skills and experience required to meet my expectations would make it a long and difficult search. Randy and his team did an excellent job understanding what we needed and then provided an initial slate of candidates in under 3 weeks- one of which was the perfect fit. We completed the entire search and hired the right candidate in less than 30 days. I can't thank Randy and his team enough for their excellent work and highly recommend him and the CRG team to anyone who has key positions to fill.”

Carolyn Brand 


“CRG Search is an outstanding partner and is best-in-class in executive search. The CRG team is one of the best I have ever worked with. Janna Augustyn, in particular, is an integral part of the CRG team. She is one of the most diligent individuals I have worked with and her follow up is impeccable. I never have to worry about scheduling an interview or following up on actions. Janna is right there helping every step of the way. I am appreciative of Janna’s constant support.”

Philip Bowman

Peerless Surgical

“Peerless Surgical acquired John and his CRG teams (Janna and Amanda) services when we were desperately in need of a high level Human Resource Director. John immediately met with me and put together a profile of what we were looking for as a company and educated me on the process. In short order we had a strategy and were kept up to date on progress and soon had list of qualified candidates to choose from to begin interviewing. The final selection of candidates were all high quality and capable of doing the job and each had their strengths and weakness, but we did not feel we'd found that right skillset and cultural fit quiet yet after narrowing our candidates down. I went back to John and once he understood what we were looking for he quickly adjusted his search and found multiple candidates and out of those one that fit all of the criteria. My entire organization that would be working with her on a daily basis gave a 100% thumbs up! After dealing with recruiters in the past we did not feel we needed a recruiter until we worked with John and his team. The harder we pushed him and his team....the better they got! Truly a credit to their profession! Thanks John!”

Lee Dietrich 


“CRG Search’s overall service in the areas of recruiting, screening, assessment of candidates, their personalized customer service along the relationships they maintain with their vendors are the kind of traits that makes them the number one provider of Executive Search and Contract Staffing as far as we are concerned. Through the entire process, John Binkley and his staff at CRG stayed focused on helping us find the right person for our business requirements and more important for our company culture. CRG ensured that they had a deep understanding of our business needs. Their breadth of experience in multiple industries and ability to conduct searches for professionals in many different disciplines and at many different levels was a big plus for our demands. We believe we found the perfect set of candidates who hit all the right personal, professional, and cultural touchstones that we required. Their communication and professionalism throughout the whole process were excellent. The winning candidate was identified and subsequently hired. If you have a need for specialized staffing talent CRG definitely delivers."

Dan Key 


“I have known John for almost 15 years and have always been very impressed by his processes, values, service and dedication in all aspects of his life - his family and friends, his recruiting roles, his desire to start his own company and his personal and professional development. John has worked on numerous roles for me and has always found the right few people to present to my company to fill critical roles. He has filled engineering roles, plant management roles, and corporate roles including my most recent role for a VP of Procurement. In every opportunity, he has done a great job and met my every expectation while making the process for me so much easier. John is a tremendous business partner and friend.”

Dave Zerfoss 

Master Chair

“John is a true professional and a man of great character. He has an extreme depth of experience in recognizing, attracting and recruiting highly qualified executives and senior managers who deliver extraordinary results for his clients!”

Kevin Kelly 


“I've gotten to know John Binkley through our time together at Vistage ( an Executive Group that we belong to). Certain phrases come to mind to describe John : integrity , likeable , and servant leadership. We recently worked with John and his Company ( along with his fine associate Mike Dempsey) on an executive search and were thoroughly pleased with the process and outcome. John is a quality person and I'd recommend him and his Company to serve your recruitment needs.”

Martin Wesemann

Dir of Manufacturing Engineering

“John Binkley has provided professional search and recruiting services for me over the past three years. John has consistently presented multiple solid candidates for each of the searches contracted. I have hired candidates presented by John in three of the past four searches with external hires. I will continue to call on John for future hiring needs.”

Jordan Thiede

Global Manager

“John is the best recruiter I've worked with. In working with him across multiple companies, he consistently delivers excellent candidates quickly. When John and his team are on it, we typically find the right candidate in less than a month. Additionally, the candidates that John has identified typically turn out to be great long-term employees for the organization."

Erin Ruff

HR Executive

“Amanda has been absolutely amazing throughout the whole recruitment process and partnering with us to fill a high visibility position. I have never met such a professional and dedicated recruitment person. Amanda was quick to understand what we were looking for in an ideal candidate, what our company culture is and the feedback we provided on each candidate. Amanda, you are brilliant at what you do!"

Carolyn Brand 


“CRG Search has been a partner for the last two years. The CRG team has shown they are top-tier in recruiting. In fact, they are one of the best teams I have ever worked with. One of their top recruiters, Amanda Rutherford, has been instrumental in placing candidates with my company. Amanda’s keen understanding of our business and the types of profiles we hire along with her strong follow up make the recruiting process run smoothly. Thank you Amanda!”

Joanne Couture

VP Procurement
Dentsply Sirona

“Amanda was an absolute pleasure to work with. She communicates proactively and is very responsive. Amanda's attention to detail in the information she provided through the recruiting process about the company, in preparation for interviews, etc. was tremendous. She is the most diligent recruiter I have had the opportunity to interface with, and one a highly recommend."

Brian Rouse

Tractor Supply

“Amanda Rutherford is an outstanding business partner. She is a clear communicator and supremely focused on delivering results. She also knows how to identify talent, aligned with the key attributes and culture fit you seek. I recommend Amanda, and the CRG team, if you are interested in teaming up with a talented recruiter you can trust.”

Brian Scheall

VP of Finance

“Amanda is a 'must have' if you desire to build a high performance team. She has helped us on several occasions to place new qualified candidates and couldn't have been more satisfied with the results of each search. Very thorough, great communicator, tireless work ethic, great eye for talent, super positive attitude and can connect culture with candidates like no other. Highly recommend you utilize her services as your organization builds out the depth chart. Thanks, Amanda!”

Rick Puchalski

VP of Sales
Applied Process

“I worked with Randy extensively during an intensive recruiting/placement opportunity. His "Top 1%" rating is not a surprise to me - he is truly the best at what he does. He is incredibly thorough, dedicated, responsive, and patient. Randy demonstrate a very high EQ which is of critical importance to help develop the perfect candidate profile and of course the perfect matching candidate. It was a complete pleasure to work with Randy. I highly recommend Randy and CRG Search overall.”

Mike Natelborg

Director of Sales

I recently worked with Randy in my search for a sales manager for my open territory. I thought Randy brought a new level of professionalism and thoroughness during the search. The process was much quicker than I expected, but he certainly didn't cut any corners during the search and the level of candidates he presented. Look forward to working with him in the future."

Andy Mayer

Director of Human Resources

“Randy is first class when it comes to partnering on national searches. He has the ability to present candidates that fit our culture, and skill sets to be successful in their new roles. Randy is very diligent and we look forward to working with Randy for future searches."

Andy Mayer

Director of Human Resources

“When you think of a go to person or a professional you can always count on, that's Janna. She operates at such a high level and makes it look effortless. It has been a pleasure to partner with Janna on multiple executive searches and she continues to raise the bar on each search.”

Clayton Hemphill

Director of Corporate Audit

“Through the potential "new normal" of virtual interviews (during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic), Janna helped set-up 11 different WebEx interviews over a 2 month period and coordinate with the client company. She also thoroughly checked references and provided a detailed summary, which exceeded the normal standard in the recruiting agency. She was a key resource to ensure the interview process and communication among various stakeholders occurred smoothly and effectively.”

Rick Puchalski

VP of Sales
Applied Process

“I had the pleasure of working with Janna during a recent recruiting/placement opportunity. Her professionalism and follow-through are exemplary. Janna not only answers any request, but will pursue problems until they are fully resolved. She clearly demonstrated flexibility conducting in-depth reference interviews with non-native English contacts. I highly recommend Janna and CRG Search overall.”