Client Testimonials

“When I first spoke with Mike and Betsy they told me right up front, that Sterling hadn’t previously worked with any land trust clients.  They then described why they could manage my search, and were they ever right.  I have now worked with Mike and Betsy on three searches. They have provided good advice, perspective and strategy as we moved forward with each one. Through Sterling, we hired our first Director of Philanthropy & Marketing over two years ago, who has exceeded all my expectations. Their ability to quickly learn our business and then screen and assess candidates has been outstanding.  But I think their greatest strength is being available to their clients at every step of the search.  I would highly recommend Sterling as a search partner.”

Executive Director
Land Trust Nonprofit

“As CEO of a local Foundation that serves two large counties in Florida, we struggle to find fundraising professionals with both the skill set and passion for our mission (Hospice care). After recruiting on our own to attract qualified candidates without much success, we engaged the services of Mike and Betsy at Sterling we were able to find qualified candidates and have made several hires as we built our team. Over the past 8 years they have been our “go to “ source for recruitment. If your organization finds itself in a similar state, give them a call…let them do the recruiting and screening while you focus on the mission.”

Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Hospice & Palliative Care Organization & Foundation

“I’ve worked with Sterling since they opened the business, while at different companies, and there is one constant: they always exceed expectations. Mike is a true pro, as knowledgeable about my field as he is about his own. He is simply the best search consultant I have ever worked with, bar none. If you are making a final decision on who to trust with your next important search and Sterling isn’t a name you’re considering, you’ve made a mistake.”

EVP, Chief Communications Officer
National Financial Services Organization

“Betsy and Mike led our search for a COO and delivered a great hire. They worked closely with me and our leadership team throughout the search and provided valuable insight and counsel on the search process, candidate assessment and final candidate selection. I would highly recommend them to any non-profit executive in need of a first-class search partner.”

Chief Executive Officer
Nonprofit Organization

“I partnered with Sterling at my previous company and on several searches here over the last few years, including areas that were new to them. They very quickly gained a very thorough understanding of our company and culture and used that knowledge to present high quality candidates that are always on-target. Their knowledge and experience as search consultants are excellent, as is their commitment to our organization’s success. If you’re looking for a professional search firm, proficient in identifying and acquiring superior talent, I highly recommend Sterling.”

Vice President of Human Resources (Retired)

Hospice & Palliative Care Organization & Foundation

Candidate Testimonials

“Working with Sterling was a great experience.  When they contacted me it had been years since I was involved in a search process. I was greeted by a warm welcome and genuine personal attention which continued throughout the entire process.  They provided guidance and support at each stage in the process which made me feel very comfortable knowing I had their total support.  Their professionalism and communication was truly impressive.  They became my cheer leaders, my confidants and my friends.  I would definitely recommend Sterling to any company or person looking for a new search partner.”

Natalie Beyer

“Sterling provides five star concierge service to make your employment search a seamless and simple process. Betsy and Mike and the rest of the team are outstanding and help you navigate through a sometimes stressful situation by turning it into a wonderful experience. They were there beside me every step of the way. I strongly recommend Sterling and Betsy and Mike to anyone needing a great search firm and great people.”

Maggie Hightower

“I am grateful to Sterling for connecting me with such a fantastic career opportunity. Mike was thorough and consistent in communicating throughout the process and provided such valuable counsel and advice. He looked beyond my resume and got to know me as a person to make sure the company and position was a good fit personally and professionally. Five months after taking my career in a new direction, I’ve never been happier. Mike and Sterling Search deserve all the credit.”

Ross Jacobs

“It was great working with Mike and Betsy.  In retiring from active duty in the Navy, I had a very specific goal of moving into a leadership position in the non-profit community for the next stage of my career and they were instrumental in making it happen. They are extremely professional and provided great a knowledge of their client and the position and were great to work with throughout the hiring process.”

Jay Coles

“I had the pleasure of working with Sterling and Betsy Jacobs when joining my current organization. Betsy was wonderful and very knowledgeable about her client and the position. Betsy made me feel that what I was looking for was just as important as what the organization needed. She made sure that the position and company was the right fit for both. I highly recommend Sterling and Betsy’s services for those who value a more a personal touch, genuine candidate consideration and a high degree of professionalism.”  

Lori Rush

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