Client Testimonials

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“Wow. Jennifer nailed it. The culture fit was perfect and we never could have found this candidate without her help. We are very excited for the candidate to start.”

Derek Kropp
Sales Manager, Portu-Sunberg

“If you’ve ever hired for demand gen or marketing automation roles then you know how difficult it can be to find truly qualified candidates, not to mention how difficult it is to find recruiters who understand modern marketing and do more than forward resumes.

Wes solved this problem for me, and quickly. Wes is an exceptional recruiter with exceptional hustle. His communication was excellent. Every candidate he sent me was strongly qualified, vetted, and well worth interviewing in person. And best of all, he understands the modern marketing landscape, meaning he speaks my language and knows exactly who to go after.

“Wes was a pleasure to work with and I couldn’t recommend him more highly.”

William Taylor
VP of Marketing, Lighter Capital

“Wes is a dedicated and focused individual who shows determination in going the extra mile for his clients, while possessing an incredible talent for matching extraordinary talent [candidates]. Wes has given me and my various departments value-added assistance in all areas that have been asked of him, and I give him my highest recommendation.”

Derek Kropp
President & Partner, Bluewater Inc.

“Wes is a dedicated and focused individual who shows determination in going the extra mile for his clients, while possessing an incredible talent for matching extraordinary talent [candidates]. Wes has given me and my various departments value-added assistance in all areas that have been asked of him, and I give him my highest recommendation.”

Derek Kropp
President & Partner, Bluewater Inc.

“Wes is a highly effective recruiter of Marketing professionals because of his deep knowledge of marketing and his dedication to understand the nuances of the positions for which he recruits. My experience with Wesley is 100%. Every job I asked him to recruit for was filled by one of his candidates.”

William Taylor
Owner, William Taylor Design

“I had the opportunity to work with Laura Shoults (Sr. Engineering & Operations Recruiter) on several occasions. She helped our company with the placement of several positions including: Product Managers, Inventory Planners, and most recently a Global Sourcing Manager. During each recruitment, Laura was attentive, detailed, timely in all communications and an absolute pleasure to work with through what is often a challenging process. I would highly recommend Versique for your personnel and recruitment needs.”

Greg Schrab
VP of Operations & Product Management, Tenacious Holdings

“Lee was instrumental in our search for a new President. He did a great deal of upfront work to understand the company’s unique culture and this helped him create a winning position specification and plan. During the search, Lee and his colleagues showed a commitment to excellence, customer service and execution. This dedication extended to the offer phase, on-boarding and continued support. I would highly recommend Lee and Versique for high-impact executive and professional searches.”

Ken Rosenblum
CEO, Stellar Ventures

“Laura has helped me work through several hard-­to-­fill engineering positions ranging in level from Sr. Project Engineer to VP. As I began working with Laura, I was immediately impressed with her enthusiasm, communication skills, and professional demeanor. Soon thereafter, I quickly grew to appreciate her intimate knowledge of the engineering disciplines and the job market. Laura is a hardworking, top-­‐performing professional. I recommend you contact Laura if you are looking for an engineering-­‐focused recruiter. She’s earned my highest recommendation.”

Mark Gustafson
VP Human Resources, Emerson Process Management

“Versique recently assisted American Crystal Sugar Company in its search for a VP-Administration. Joe’s practical business experience and ability to adapt to the unique circumstances surrounding our search led us to a very good result. This search was the first for Versique at American Crystal, but they’ve won a lot of supporters here. We continue to utilize Versique as a resource, and most likely will work with them in future engagements.”

David Berg
President and CEO | American Crystal Sugar Company

“Heartland has high expectations of all of our employees, especially key leaders. The professionals at Versique made the search process smooth, precise and successful. That’s the way we like to do business.”

Greg Shwarz
Board Chairman | Heartland Corn Products

“Dee is a passionate and detail oriented search partner. She takes her search very seriously and makes you feel that she is exclusively working for you. We gave her a very difficult search assignment for Land O’ Lakes and she delivered results despite the search being long as we are looking for a specific profile in a particular industry in a relatively tight job market. I would recommend Dee to anyone looking for an exclusive search journey along with passion that only your own teams can usually bring.”

Nisheet Gupta
Vice President of Finance Operations, Land O Lakes

“I was both recruited by Heidi and then was able to partner with Heidi in a search for an open position in my group. She’s one of the best recruiters I have worked with in the past and look forward to working with her in the future. Both being recruited by, and having her recruit for me was a great experience. She was (appropriately) transparent and forthcoming, but never oversold a role or a candidate to try and move the process along. She was always well prepared and prompt in all of our interactions. I would highly recommend using Heidi and the Versique team on any upcoming searches.”

Chad Underwood
Vice President of Finance & Accounting, Aspirity Energy

“We have a long standing relationship with Versique but have yet to use Joe’s team – until now. For our CFO search Joe and his team were thoughtful, thorough and communicated actively with us along the journey. We had several fine options, yet Joe was instrumental in flushing out the correct choice for our unique culture and requirements. Bottom line: we got ourselves a winner thanks to Joe.”

Tom Votel
President and CEO, Ergodyne

“Joe helped us with a very difficult search for a Tax Director. What I appreciate is he sought to truly understand our culture – values, vision and philosophies. He provided council and support to our successful candidate to align his values and philosophies with ours through numerous interviews over an extended period of time. I’d retain Joe for another difficult search, he’s substantive and a good guy!”

Jim Stelton
Partner, BerganKDV

“Joe brought two things that I expected and one that I didn’t. He supplied the expertise our board needed to do a very important and rather rare task. His research and connections provided many qualified candidates. And, as a bonus, his guidance gave the board confidence. His thoroughness and diligence were key to making the board feel confident that the process was professional and complete. I would not hesitate to call Joe again if the need arises.”

Robert Green
Board Chair, American Crystal Sugar Company

“Before we began our CFO search, we looked for a partner who could help us navigate the process and ultimately deliver the best panel of candidates. Joe and the Versique team were a good fit for our company in regard to talent and culture they delivered. I would recommend Versique as a search partner for other companies.”

Chris Offutt
Chair, Offutt Family Companies

“I recently turned to Heidi for recruitment assistance on a high-level hire. I wanted to work with someone I could trust and who I knew would put forth the best effort in securing the right candidate for our organization. Heidi exceeded my expectations! Her approach is thoughtful and thorough. She is diligent in her candidate intake and evaluation process as reflected by the quality of candidates she sent me. I would not hesitate to work with Heidi again in the future. She is an excellent external resources for Finance and Accounting hires.”

Caitlin Gschneidner
Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Vascular Solutions

“I have worked with many recruiters over the course of my career and, I can say, NONE have matched Steve’s level of professionalism and thoroughness.”

Eric Lindquist
President | EDCO Products

“It was the process of how Versique would take our search from start to finish that I connected with. And the phases that they articulated at the beginning when we were trying to select a search firm all played out.”

Kenny Larson
CEO | Slumberland Furniture

“Matt has helped me on at least ten searches. When Matt is engaged, he researches the role extensively. He then talks in detail with the hiring decision maker to understand what the leader is looking for in the final candidate.{…} Matt’s style and communication are open. He keeps me abreast of progress without being intrusive to my schedule.”

Twin Cities Hospital

“During the two years I have been at this hospital Matt has conducted successful searches for our Director of IT, Computer Analyst, and CFO. In all the searches, Matt is thorough in researching the needs of the organization, the knowledge required, financial capabilities, and the right fit.”

Director, HR
Twin Cities Hospital

“Thank You Matt! It was clear that you had a thorough understanding of the clinical and cultural needs of my departments. You provided us with two extraordinary managers that have helped make pivotal changes in departments that really needed strong leadership. I won’t hesitate to use your services in the future.”

Director of Surgical Services
Twin Cities Hospital

“Both Directors of Nursing have not just been great additions they have assisted in the expansion of our capability and strengthened our position. […] Including, Improved clinical outcomes, improved patient satisfaction, improved financial outcomes and effectively implemented EMR. We will always know where to turn for recruitment support going forward!”

CNO/ VP Patient Care
Twin Cities Medical Center

“Versique listened to the needs of the business and contemplated the future vision of the organization when considering candidates for our open positions. Our goal was not only to hire for the needs today, but to consider the skills required in the future. Through difficult to fill positions and challenging timelines, Versique was able to provide candidates regularly and followed up appropriately to insure the process moved forward quickly. “

Kristin Gaarder
SVP of HR, Amplifon

“When a critical HR opening surfaced, Chris was our first call. Having completed several searches with Versique, we were confident that we’d be in good hands. Chris and his team did not disappoint…immediately getting to know our needs first hand, and matching us with a rock star candidate within our extremely short time constraints. I look forward to working with Chris and his colleagues at Versique again and again.”

John Lewis
CEO, Aimia

“I think very highly of Versique as an expert in the HR field. Most recently, I’ve partnered with Versique to fill a short-term need I had for an experienced HR professional to quickly execute on two projects and cover during a leave of absence in the HR team. I was presented with a variety of screened and qualified candidates, quickly selected the best match and, 5 weeks into the assignment, the consultant has performed exceptionally well and raised the image of HR in our organization. I couldn’t be more pleased and won’t hesitate to use Versique again.”

Lindsey Vanderbosch
HR Manager, Interstate

“I am very fortunate to have met Julie while looking for a contract position. Julie worked very diligently on my behalf and was able to find the right contract for me quickly including a wonderful work atmosphere with great people to work with, challenging work, and the right pay. Julie was always checking in to make sure I had the support I needed and most importantly, I felt she really cared about me. I highly recommend Julie to contractors and clients. Her professionalism, intelligence and care really make her a great partner.”

Marsha Bingham
HR Leader and Business Partner

“It was the process of how Versique was going to take the search from start to finish that I connected with. The phases they articulated at the beginning, when we were selecting a firm, all played out in the end.”

Kenny Larson
CEO, Slumberland

“The speed at which we were able to fill our VP, Human Resources position was just amazing to me. We interviewed two very qualified candidates that were both good fits for our Company. This tells me that

Tiffany really listened to our needs and made sure she had a good understanding of who we are so that culturally we would have a good fit with the people that she presented for interviews. I was fully prepared not to have anyone on board for a couple of months, so having the role filled quickly was just wonderful.”

Jim Malecha
CEO & President, Egan Co.

“I have known Elizabeth for a couple of years now and I have been really impressed by her level of professionalism, her attentiveness and her personal approach. In her role, she really has to listen to what her clients are looking for and then connect the dots with the opportunities she sees. I have always been impressed by the amount of both professional and personal details that she remembers about me and she always recalls those details when we meet. This kind of personal approach is always appreciated and makes Elizabeth extremely effective at her role.”

IT Security Manager, General Mills

“Kyle’s promptness and quick follow up to guide me through the interview process helped me secure a position I have been looking for for years. His proactive mentality I’m sure helped to keep me top of mind for the hiring manager and I thank him for his hard work. If you are a person looking for a career change I highly recommend working with Kyle. Thanks again!”

Bill Quinn
Quality Analyst, ProAg Insurance

“I had the pleasure of working with Kyle Krzmarzick on my placement in a role that matched my skills. I found Kyle to know the IT industry very well. He was attentive, provided great feedback and follow up, and also showed great ability to think outside the box to make a match a productive experience for both sides of the equation. I looked forward to my conversations with Kyle because they were always insightful and timely. Kyle was also quick to follow up, ask the extra questions, and went the extra mile to check back on issues that showed any signs of being unclear. I don’t think he could have been this effective had he not had an in-depth understanding of everything from the hiring process to specific IT industry trends and realities. I’d gladly work with Kyle again in any capacity.”

Jason Aufderheide
Reliability Engineering Manager, U.S. Bank

“Kyle did an awesome job placing me for my position. He took the time to get to know me and understand my interests and desires. He always followed up on my concerns and was involved in every step of the way. I really appreciated his extra efforts to making the process easy and a great experience. I’ve recommended Kyle to colleagues and peers.”

Judy Thao
Software Engineer, ProAg

“Working with Wes was a refreshing experience. Not only was he knowledgeable about my areas of expertise, but he listened very closely to what I was looking for in my next opportunity and worked to ensure that it aligned closely with his client organization’s open position. Wes was incredibly communicative and responsive throughout the entire process, and I really felt like he was an advocate for my interests. I would highly recommend working with Wes to my network!”

Shayla Henke
Senior Marketing Leader

“Wes was a star during the entire process. Wes did a fantastic job ensuring there was great communication between all parties, he also worked hard to ensure that the process was progressing which was key. Great communicator, personable and knowledgeable about the industry – it was a pleasure working with Wes; I send both job seekers and organizations his way whenever possible.”

Luke Frandrup
Sr. Vice President Digital Marketing at Cambria

“It’s hard to find a recruiter that’ll make your life easier – most of the time it’s just another person in the process to manage and more bad resumes to decline. But within a day of talking to Wes he was sending me insanely qualified candidates. After months of sifting through dozens of resumes just to get one good conversation, I was suddenly doing in-persons with people who were not only totally qualified, but at the top of their game. If you need a marketer, want them to be awesome, and don’t want to spend 100 hours hunting on your own, Wes is the guy to go to.”

Matthew Wellschlager
VP of Marketing at Ceros

“Dave Lindstrom (Practice Director, Sales) is very thorough and detail oriented. He knew the right questions to ask, took the time to understand our business and culture, and followed through with candidates that were a great fit.”

Patrick Pastoors
General Manager/Controller, Dynamic Sealing Technologies, Inc.

“Working with Jody has been a great experience. She is a true professional and goes the extra mile to understand her clients and to find mutually beneficial opportunities that are sure to be successful. I would highly recommend Jody and her team anytime.”

Alex Burch
Regional Sales Director, One Medical Passport

“Throughout the years we have worked together, Dave has consistently demonstrated value through his collaborative style, industry expertise and his honest consultation. Dave does his research, appropriately sets expectations and continually delivers against those expectations. Dave is a trusted partner and I would strongly recommend his services.”

Bruce Weiss
Human Resource Business Leader, Ecolab

“I just wanted to send Heidi a giant THANK YOU along with an email to express some of my thoughts. I so appreciate her professionalism, poise and ability to gather information in a big fat hurry. Heidi then jumped into action to vet and drive the right talent to us. Most of all, I loved how she listened to me, felt me out, were able to change gears quickly and continued to try to drive the right solution for MME Group.

Heidi seemed to grasp me as a person and let me run with things at just the right time so as to get just the right candidate. I am pleased, super pleased, with the process she took me through and not only will use Heidi and Versique again, I will continue to think of her first when people come to me asking about jobs or placement services. Mostly I want to make sure she knows that I truly appreciated our working relationship and to let her know personally, how classy, professional and well organized I felt it went during the hiring process. Thank you for helping us with this critical hire.”

Bob Archambault
President, MME Group

“Heidi was a great resource in our search for a Director of Accounting. She was a great listener and adapted search parameters in response to our changing needs and talent level. She is easy to work with, communicates well and we are very happy with the results!”

Carol Scott
Chief Financial Officer, Slumberland Furniture

“Dee assisted us with identifying our CFO for Aveka. She invested significant time at the beginning of the search learning about our Company, our values and our company culture. She re-purposed that information to thoroughly with vet candidates technically and culturally. Her feedback really helped to frame the candidates she presented and made our interviews more effective when we met candidates. She stayed in close contact with us and she managed the process efficiently and effectively. I highly recommend Dee’s services.”

Marie Jorissen
President, AVEKA Group

“Laura supported us in staffing a senior operations leadership position. She listened to our needs, adjusted the search based on our feedback and delivered a top notch leader at the end of the search.”

Dan Giedd
Human Resources Director, Controls Division, Sauer- Danfoss

“I highly recommend Laura as someone who delivers exceptionally qualified candidates who seamlessly fit into the culture of our organization.”

Bill Dease
Vice President, HR / Adm, Schwing America, Inc

“Laura recruited me for my current role at Emerson. I thought that she did a great job of walking me through the process of transitioning from one company to the next.”

Paul Schilke
Global Approvals Manager, Emerson Process Management

“Chris Dardis (VP) has been a valuable partner for years. He and his team have provided solutions to my unique talent challenges. The main difference I’ve noticed with Chris is that he understands the concept of mutual success. He, more than most, believes that if his clients are successful, his business will be successful. This shows in his diligence and attentiveness to our goals.”

Kendall Harrell
Director of HR Business, Aimia