Its tough to recommend recruiters, but Mark Bassett really stands out in the crowd. He really does understand the technical/business/leadership issues facing early stage/high tech companies. He has demonstrated to us that he really knows what it means to target and focus on specific niches and expertise and is not afraid to “Dive Deep” to help clients with their needs. What a pleasure to work with a recruiter who really understands, knows how, and works hard to “Add Value” to the entire recruiting process.
Mark's deep knowledge and vast contacts in the IT field made him an excellent choice for my executive placement needs. He works with people, not just for them, and he commits to results that are then achieved.
Mark is certainly a great career counselor to candidates and an excellent strategic advisor & resource to companies. He is more than a recruiter - in my experiencing working with Mark, he is an outstanding matchmaker.
Unlike many recruiters who simply just compare resumes to a job description to find a match, Mark puts in extra efforts and tries to understand the cultural fit to make sure round pegs are in round holes. Only if clients listen to and consult with experts like Mark more often, great results & value will come out from the relationship.
Mark Bassett introduced himself when a mutual contact recommended me for an IT management position. I was not looking to make a career change at the time, but Mark had an honest, straightforward communication style that put me at ease and sparked my curiosity. After speaking with him for twenty minutes, he helped me realize that his opportunity could be the next big step in my career. Mark was right - the position turned out to be a perfect fit, and a stellar opportunity. It changed my life and I couldn’t be happier.
Since then, I have worked with Mark as a manager seeking qualified candidates. Mark has consistently delivered only the highest quality applicants who have met or exceeded my expectations. I have found him to be extremely thorough, honest and forthcoming. He is the only recruiter who actually analyzes the candidates, pointing out the positives and the negatives. He does not hesitate to pull a candidate when red flags are raised, even if this means losing the deal. He is truly interested in the long term satisfaction of both his client and the candidate. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an IT recruiter.
Mark is the uber-recruiter. I have worked with recruiters (from both sides) for over 20 years and Mark is unique - from the first contact to his interviewing me about our specific needs and our company culture, from the first candidate sourced to the thorough follow-up and attention to detail. Mark provided accurate and concise communication during the process and delivered exceptional "counter offer" coaching to our hire. Mark has an appreciation for his clients' technical / business / leadership issues while possessing those old-fashioned 'headhunting' skills which have been abandonded by most in the industry. Mark goes way beyond relying on active candidates posted online and is able to target qualifed resources from an otherwise unavailable market. You can't go wrong with this guy.
Mark was tasked with recruiting a high performing sales and marketing team for a pre-revenue Web 2.0 start-up with a particularly unusual B2B2C business model. It wasn't an easy assignment. Within a very short period of time, the senior team was in place, on budget and executing the business plan. Mark personally recruited 4 of the 5 individuals.
Mark is awesome to work with!
He is extremely smart, efficient, and best of all delivers continuous results.
His execution oriented style and get-it-done attitude to recruiting has been critical to sustaining the growth of our company.
Our company was ready to build its sales function in-house but we did not know how to do it nor how to hire someone with the skills and experience to do it. We hired Mark Bassett as a recruiter because it was clear that he did on both fronts. He made what seemed like a formidable project relatively painless. He gave us great results in a timely fashion.
Mark has consulted with us at Orion as an technical instructor, teaching our account executives mastery of recruiting. He is truly an amazing recruiter with a unique ability to read people and brings his experience to life with a vivid teaching style. I would highly recommend Mark as a recruiter or trainer.
Mark was a talented and effective recruiter for LogicalApps. He took the time to really understand the position, the team and the hiring manager for every role and as a result, brought us the best candidates already pre-sold on the position.
Mark proved to be the lynchpin in my efforts to build a powerful and broad Marketing team at Guidance Software. He drove the recruiting efforts for senior positions in my team, helping me build a team of 35 people with only 9 of them pre-dating my arrival to Guidance. I relied on Mark to recruit the harder to find, higher value resources with specialized skill sets and/or competitive industry experience. The candidates he would find for us had no intent of leaving their employers until he would talk to them and impress them about both our openings and our company and he ultimately managed to fill the majority of my mission-critical hires with fully employed, high caliber candidates. Mark demonstrated strategic understanding of the requirements for the leaders I was looking for and dogged tenacity. Moreover, Mark came up with creative program pricing that enabled us to pay for results while he was recruiting for us as if operating under a retainer. I highly recommend Mark as I would partner up with him again for any of my future recruiting needs.