From our family to yours, wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday season!

We had an amazing year, placing 50 executives in new jobs, then donating a portion of those revenues to a dozen charities. To whom much is given, much is expected. This year, in lieu of cards and gifts, we are donating our time and financial resources to the following charities:
• Make-A-Wish
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Opportunity Village
• Olive Crest (foster children)
• United Way
• Shade Tree (women’s shelter)
• Safe Nest (women’s shelter)

Thank you for your support, referrals and introductions. Very grateful for all your support, and if I can ever help in any way, please feel free to call.

Hiring Outlook – The national jobs report told us what we already knew; hiring slowed dramatically in the second half. And typically November and December are slow due to the holidays. On the candidate side, we remain in a “talent scarcity” situation, so if you have a tough role to fill, The Godfather is your man! Contact me at

Candidate Career Guide – My new book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For $14.95, you can read up on all my career tips and secrets. Want more? My Candidate Career Guide package includes polishing your resume, the book “The Godfather’s Career Guide: What To Do If You Get Whacked”, and one dedicated hour of my time to discuss your career strategy. $500 via phone; $1,000 in person. The book explains that 80% of highly talented, competent executives don’t get job offers because they have not interviewed in years, can’t write a resume, don’t understand the interview process and don’t know how to work with an Executive Recruiter. The best candidate does not always get the job – the best prepared candidate does.

Godfather Sit Downs – We’re baaack! Mixer for my friends, clients and business partners with the sole purpose of introducing them…to each other. There is absolutely no selling, marketing, promoting of soliciting. Guest list is 60 senior level corporate executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and entertainment moguls. Venue is The Foundation Room on the roof of Mandalay Bay, and the event will be in January. This event sponsored by Live Nation – The House of Blues. Hollywood and Palo Alto events in February.