Clients & Testimonials

Clients & Testimonials


In working with Buffkin / Baker this year on behalf of SMITH and its Board of Directors, I have found the firm far superior to other search firms — in terms of the effectiveness of their process, their unique and comprehensive understanding of the interactive agency/consulting industry, the information they provide on the global candidates and companies they are recruiting from, their understanding of the skills required for the position and the quality of candidates they ultimately present. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with Raj Das on a number of occasions, and now that he is practice lead at Buffkin / Baker, I am impressed by the collective “throw weight” that they bring to their assignments. Craig, Raj, and their entire team are respected by clients and candidates alike as true “trusted advisors.” I remain impressed by their persistence, follow-through, and ability to meet tight deadlines. In my capacities as investment banker, board member, interim CEO, and industry advisor, I continue to recommend Buffkin/Baker to other companies in the global technology-enabled business services industry to help develop their senior management teams and boards.”

Chuck DelGrande, Chairman of Board at SMITH

Raj is an excellent partner to our firm. It feels like he is a real part of the team. He had earned the respect of our leadership team for both the quality and efficiency of his work. His dedication to making our firm successful feels like his top priority. Raj is a person you can trust and a person who will always exceed expectations. Outstanding business partner!

Scott Northcutt,SVP Human Resources at Bacardi

The team at Buffkin / Baker employ a disciplined and effective methodology for selecting and presenting qualified candidates. They work hard to gain a thorough understanding of not only the expectations of a search, but the impact of the role on the culture of the company. The team’s strong business acumen adds tremendous value, positively impacting the caliber of candidates presented and ability to negotiate a strong close to the assignment. The team communicates frequently and effectively throughout the engagement. It is absolutely clear from start to finish that Buffkin / Baker is committed to complete customer satisfaction and they definitely achieved it with us!

Sarah Corrigan, SVP HR/EHS at IWCO

I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Raj for many years. While he definitely possesses a brilliant strategic mind his most distinguishing skill is elevating the best in the people he works with. We've worked on many projects together and I always find myself a little bit smarter when we're done. Raj is always on the top of my list when I'm looking to add talent to my team or when I'm simply working through a business challenge.

Kevin Dean, COO of Infutor Data Solutions

Raj, and the entire Buffkin / Baker team demonstrated deep proficiency in helping our team identify and recruiting candidates for senior leadership roles. Through their process, they helped us assess the qualities that best matched the exact needs of our business. I recommend Buffkin / Baker to any organization looking for a recruiting experience that delivers real results for their business.

Chris Paquette at Deep Intent

Utilizing Buffkin / Baker to secure a CEO/Executive Director was a great success for our foundation. After some fits and starts internally as we got started, we were introduced to Roland Lundy and he quickly organized our search team, readily identifying exactly what we needed in process. He looked across the entire organization, including our Organizational Chart and strategic plan to determine a best fit for us. Roland was clear to refine our needs and provide an exceptional candidate list. Ultimately, our selectee has taken our foundation to unprecedented levels. In short, I found working with Roland and Buffkin / Baker to be a superlative experience. I’ve gladly referred them many times since this assignment to peer organizations and won’t hesitate to utilize Buffkin / Baker again when I conduct my next executive search.

Ronnie Carter at Tennessee Kidney Foundation

From my first call with Roland Lundy of Buffkin / Baker, I gained a sense of confidence that he had my best interest at heart and desired for me to experience an excellent fit in my next nonprofit management leadership role. I developed a trust with him throughout the process to ask questions, share my honest thoughts and professional goals. He navigated the hiring process well by providing me timely communication and insightful feedback. I am extremely grateful and highly recommend Roland and the Buffkin / Baker team to nonprofit organizations seeking its next leader and current CEO's ready for their next leadership opportunity.

Linda Leathers, President of The Operation Andrew Group

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