"John and his team are the Navy Seals of executive search. They were prepared, executed flawlessly and dealt with the unexpected professionally. The process, candidates delivered and the results all exceeded my expectations. I look forward to engaging John and his team for our next search."
-Jeffrey Leventhal, Chief Executive Officer, Work Market
"John delivered great results. Working with him is exceptionally easy and tailor-made for a strategic and agile recruiting process. His approach is direct, nimble and accessible. In his work with clients and candidates, John strikes a balance of selling, consulting, and coaching.”
- Marcus Tgettis, Director of Talent Acquisition, Constant Contact
"John was referred to us via Flybridge Capital Partners, and when we needed to find a senior vice president of global sales, we engaged John. Our requirements were fairly complicated, but right out of the gate John had a solid grasp of what we needed. We look forward to partnering with John in the future.”
-Wayne Townsend, Chief Executive Officer, ClickSquared
“John Barrett and the Cook team were referred to us by Highland Capital Partners, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the introduction. I would not hesitate to work with John again.”
- Chip Paucek, CEO, 2U
"John's style is that of transparency, honesty and straightforwardness.”
- Andrew Miller, CEO, Quattro Wireless
"I would describe our experience with John as exceptional."
- Shawn Boyer, CEO, SnagAJob.com
"We were definitely impressed with John. He invested a tremendous amount of time upfront to learn about our culture and the fabric of our organization.”
- Justin Brownhill, CEO, The Receivables Exchange
"I have worked with a number of search professionals and John stands out to me in his understanding of what it takes to get the job done. He comes highly recommended."
- Hugo Burge, Executive Chairman, Cheapflights
"John came highly recommended from Summit Partners. My experience with John was excellent."
- Richard Char, President / CEO, Incentium
"I had engaged other recruiters who were unsuccessful even after seven months. John took over and we had a great candidate within 45 days!"
- Ted Stimpson, CEO, Imagitas
"John brings an amazing breadth of capabilities to successfully managing a search."
- Ralph Folz, Global Chief Operating Officer, Isobar
"John truly partnered with us and I felt like he was on our team in making this hire, as if he would be working with this person from day-to-day."
- Emily Nagle Green, CEO, Yankee Group
"Some people are good actors and some are good producers; John is great at finding the producers.”
- Michael Tupanjanin, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Fast Search & Transfer