Testimonials

tim_doherty Tim Doherty
Dairy Specialist at Ridley Inc. Hubbard Feeds
I have worked with Dan on two different occasions to find a job, once when first out of school and again when the first company closed down 3 years later. I cannot stress enough the value that Dan brought to me as a job seeker. He took the time to get to know me well enough to make recommendations about companies that would be a good fit for me and he was right both times. He is a man of integrity and extremely dependable. When Dan says he is going to do something it is done when and how he says it will be done. His level of professionalism is unparalleled. I would not hesitate to work with Dan again if the situation calls for it and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of help finding work in agribusiness.
September 5, 2012, Tim was Dan’s client

Peg Finnegan
Human Resources Director at Ridley Inc.
I enjoy working with Dan on our recruiting efforts! He takes time to learn the company needs, talk with the key managers involved in hiring and then aims to find candidates that meet the current needs. We have successfully hired over 5 candidates through Dan in the past few years.
June 27, 2012, Peg was Dan’s client

Wayne A Cooke
Marketing Manager, Renaissance Nutrition, Inc.
Dan Simmons is a most professional business partner to work with. I/we have used the services of his agency many times. He has always been fair and helpful; easy to work with and communicate with; ethical and honest in his dealings; will address issues and concerns; and a person I would highly recommend anyone to work with and through.

Additionally, Dan is hardworking and thorough, willing to go the ‘extra mile’ for anyone who works with him.

I highly recommend Dan Simmons for your consideration
May 11, 2012, Wayne A was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

mike_tetraultMike Tetreault
GM-Sr. VP at Poulin Grain Inc.
Dan, Understands the industry and our business, he works to create the right opportunities for candidates as well for us. Dan has a high level of integrity and is a pleasure to work with.
May 7, 2012, Mike was Dan’s client

Gaurav Dogra
Research Associate III Testing R&D
I am pleased to recommend Dan as a wonderful recruiter, amazing professional and an all-round good guy! I worked with Dan in my job search, and discovered that Dan is a no-nonsense, straight-talking, hard-working recruiter with excellent industry knowledge and a strong will to help his clients. He was responsible for helping me obtain a great position at Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, where I am challenged, encouraged to be creative, and suitably rewarded. Dan thinks outside the box; and helps his clients on either side of the recruitment table find a perfect match
May 7, 2012, Gaurav was Dan’s client

jerry_flankeJerry Flakne, SPHR
Executive Search Consultant at Management Recruiters of Bedford
I have used Dan for many recruiting assignments. He has always been excellent to work with and very professional in his approach to recruiting candidates. He takes time to make sure he understands the needs in the position that you have to fill and presents only candidates that truly are a good fit. I highly recommend him.
May 7, 2012, Jerry was Dan’s client

eddie_wellsEddie Wells
President Animal Nutrition at Milk Specialties Global
Dan is well connected into the Animal Nutrition industry and has provided quality candidates on a consistent basis.
April 23, 2012, Eddie was Dan’s client

Larry Whitaker
National Sales Manager at Papillon Agricultural C
As a sales manager for a feed company, I have used Dan numerous times to identify qualified candidates. I have always found Dan to be honest about each potential hire and believed he had the best interest of the company in mind. If a candidate was not a fit, Dan would work hard to find the right candidate. I have used Dan as a resource to discuss employees and compensation…more
April 20, 2012, Larry was Dan’s client

bruce_kingBruce King
Managing Partner at Phytobiotics North America, LLC
Over the years, I have been on both sides of the Employer/Candidate interaction with regard to services provided by recruiters. I have interacted with countless recruiters and experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly. By far, Dan Simmons is the most thorough, responsive and professional recruiter I have met in the past 30 years.

Dan has processes and strives to truly understand what both candidate and employer want to achieve. If you have an appreciation for integrity, and like to do business with someone who does what they say they are going to do when they say they are going to do it. Hire Dan. You’ll be thrilled.
April 19, 2012, Bruce was Dan’s client

william_robinsonWilliam Robinson
President at Kreamer Feed Inc.
Dan is the first person I think of when I need staffing. He is on the ball, professional and gets us qualified, competent applicants.
April 18, 2012, William was Dan’s client

bruce_hagemanBruce Hageman
Director of Operations at American DairyCo
My dealings with Dan have been very satisfactory. I found him to be extremely professional, punctual, and thorough in his role as a recruiter. While that may not sound unique those are rare qualities in his profession which is one reason he stands out. I also believe Dan develops respect on both sides of the recruiting equation, with the company and the candidate. I would highly recommend him and his services.
April 16, 2012, Bruce was Dan’s client

randy_schwalkeRandy Schwalke
Owner of Feed Marketing LLC & Senior Consultant at AgriCapital Corporation
Dan has helped me find many successful candidates who I have hired in sales, technical and managerial positions. Dan works hard to fully understand the company’s culture, needs and business plan while thoroughly vetting candidates to insure that I only see the best. He is very collaborative in his approach and unvarnished in his assessment of the candidates. I continue to use Dan on a regular basis; respecting his insight and judgement
April 15, 2012, Randy was Dan’s client

jody_suillivanJody Sullivan, PAS
Director of Sales
Dan listens well and worked hard to fill my needs as well as the needs of the candidate. He stays updated on the industry and offered a broad range of candidates with different goals and expectations. His follow-up was very good, and he is punctual. I continue to use Dan and would highly recommend him.
April 14, 2012, Jody was Dan’s client

greg_hibbardGreg Hibbard
Research Supervisor at AFB International
Dan is not only very skilled at knowing how the animal industry operates, but also which available positions would fit the right person. His honesty and reliability make him the first person I guide people toward when looking for a career.
April 13, 2012, Greg was Dan’s client

kevin_murphyKevin Murphy
Global Technical Director at Virtus Nutrition
Dan knows the agricultural industry well and has good contacts within companies. The candidates he has provided are well vetted. The candidate I hired has performed to the level expected, partially based on Dan’s initial assessment.
April 13, 2012, Kevin was Dan’s client

Todd Owenstodd_owens
Director of Nutrition & Technical Services at ILC Resources
Dan will listen to your needs and will produce an opportunity with great efficiency. Dan will coach you through to process and you will feel his passion to help you.
April 12, 2012, Todd was Dan’s client

David Kirk
Dairy Technology Manager at Prince Agri Products
I’ve worked with Dan both while seeking a position and while hiring. As a job-seeker, I found Dan did a great job shepherding me through the hiring process, providing excellent communication on where things were at and where they were heading. When looking for candidates (I hired several of Dan’s clients), Dan was able to find people that not only had the technical skills required, but also had the right personalities to fit our company’s culture. He recognizes a good fit for both the employee and employer
April 12, 2012, David was Dan’s client

William Monroe
Manager Feed Mill Operations at Southern States Cooperative
Dan has helped me with acquiring personnel. My last work with Dan involved the ultimate hiring of my current Project Engineer. That was a great experience and the candidate is still with us and doing a fantastic job.

Look forward to working with Dan again.

Bill Monroe
Mgr Feed Operations, Southern States Cooperative Inc.
April 12, 2012, William was Dan’s client

phillip_woodPhilip Wood
Product Manager for DeLaval for Liners & Tubes Global Regions North & South America and East Asia
Dan was a great help in gaining my current employment. His advice was spot on and greatly appreciated. He was definitely in my corner.
April 12, 2012, Philip was Dan’s client

John McFadden
Pharmaceuticals Professional
Dan did a super job. He stands out head and shoulders above his peers in performance and professionalism.
April 12, 2012, John was Dan’s client

mike_woodMike Horn
President and CEO at Pennfield (Retired)
Dan has produced excellent results for our company. He has brought to us excellent talent and seems to know where and how to find great folks. I highly recommend Dan.
April 12, 2012, Mike was Dan’s client

pat_whiddenPat Whidden
P.B. Whidden Agri-Business Consulting and Freelancing
April 12, 2012, Pat was Dan’s client

Carl Dern
Director of Animal Feed Sales at Dasco, Inc.
After working with many recruiters over my career, I can confidently state that Dan and his team are the best in my experience. Dan has become like a ex-officio member of our organization making sure in advance that candidates are the right fit culturally as well as having the right skill sets. You will be pleased if you try Dan for your recruiting.
April 12, 2012, Carl was Dan’s client

gary_staubleGary Stauble
CEO at The Recruiting Lab & Done by Noon – Recruiting Industry Trainer – Time Management Strategist
Dan Simmons is someone who seems to be a step or 2 ahead of most of his peers at any given time. I’ve had him as a guest expert on my programs because he’s sharp, innovative and talented. Dan also works with a high degree of integrity. I recommend him for any company looking to find top talent from an expert recruiter.
September 20, 2011, Gary was Dan’s client

debbie_harperDebbie Harper
President, Harper Hewes Executive Search
There are thousands and thousands of recruiters out there, but not that many really good ones. Dan is one of them. Dan has the ability to see the big picture and then distill it into a process that is elegant in its simplicity while yielding impressive and consistent results. Dan raises the bar for all of us. Our industry needs more like him!
May 28, 2010, Debbie was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

maria_hemmingerMaria Hemminger, CSP
Partner and Owner of MJ Recruiters, LLC maria@mjrecruiters.com
Dan is a leader in the recruitment industry – not only to his clients but his peers as well. He has been ranked nationally within the Top Echelon Recruitment Network. He sets himself apart as a consultative business partner to his clients by being process driven and getting results. Dan is an exceptional writer of not only the recruitment industry; but his animal nutrition industry as well. As a speaker he is inspirational and engaging. As a business partner he supplies consistent, honest feedback in order to excel individual’s potential. I would highly recommend Dan as a recruitment partner!
May 24, 2010, Maria was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

don_hunterDon Hunter
RECRUITER CONTINENTAL SEARCH
Dan is one if the hardest working, knowledgeable recruiting professional’s I’ve ever worked with. He leaves nothing to chance and is continually seeking ways to improve his skill level and service to the clients of Continental Search. He approaches all of his searches with energy and the highest level of integrity.
May 5, 2010, Don was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

jeff_skrentnyJeff Skrentny, CERS
Jefferson Group Consulting (Search Entrepreneur Training & Coaching); Jefferson Group Search;
SkrentnySpeaks@me.com
If I stopped and really thought about all the excellent suggestions that Dan Simmons has quietly added to my desk in the many years since I first met him as Sharpie Marker guy (still use them on everything because of Dan) I might run out of space. Dan doesn’t seek the spotlight, but if you have the pleasure of knowing him well, working with him, or learning from him, you will find he is a quietly pragmatic creative source of great ideas for the search profession. He delivers without fanfare, and produces results that are always above expectations. Dan may not be the guy in the spotlight for our profession, but he is a consistently creative force for many of us in search, and has served as my mentor and muse over and over again throughout the many years I have known him. And it is my hope that I can continue counting on Dan’s great thinking for the rest of my career, as I have come to count on his input to run my desk and business. Thanks Dan!!!
April 27, 2010, Jeff was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

rod_riewerRod Riewer
Technical Services Director at Feedworks, USA
Dan is great to work with. He found a job for me that was an excellent fit and he did it about 8 years after our initial conversation. I was impressed with the details that he remembered about me, and what I desired in my career.
April 2, 2010, Rod was Dan’s client

alden_brownAlden Bowman
Dairy Specialist at Hubbard Feeds
Dan is a professional recruiter with a heart that understands people and their individual needs. He looks at each person for who they are and has a wonderful ability to find the position and company that best fits the person he is working with. I consider Dan both a friend and a business partner and have had the privilege of being able to pick up the phone and talk with him as needed.
March 15, 2010, Alden was Dan’s client

mark_demareeMark Demaree
President at Top Echelon Network, Inc.
Dan Simmons is a Preferred Member of Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized seach consultants. Dan has consistently ranked among the Top Producers in the Network, which consists of over 1500 recruiters, and has won production awards and received other recognition for his many achievements. In addition to being a Top Producer, Dan has also conducted many excellent training sessions for Top Echelon. I’m pleased to offer not only my recommendation, but my full endorsement, for Dan Simmons and his firm Continental Search.
July 3, 2008, Mark was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

Mickey Matteson, CRPmickey_matteson
Director, Global Account Management at SIRVA Worldwide – 602-463-0123
Dan is a great partner and a concierge of who is who in the industry. He always works with his client and candidates best interest driving him. He is truly exceptional.
November 13, 2007, Mickey was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

bill_quackenbushBill Quackenbush
President / Owner of QCI Technical Staffing
I have known Dan for almost a decade in several roles.

First role is as a business owner / recruiter. Dan is very knowledgeable and successful in this business. He understands recruiting and provides a strong quality service to his clients.

The second role is as a visionary. Dan and I co founded an owners round table that allows successful business owners to get together and share ideas and learn from each other. In my interactions with Dan in and out of this group I know that Dan is a big picture thinker, often identifying trends and ways to do things that are ahead of the curve.

The third role is as a trainer. I have heard Dan train and he does a fine job of organizing and presenting material.

I am proud to be associated with Dan Simmons
January 22, 2007, Bill was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

bill_bianculliBill Bianculli
Financial Advisor at Primary Financial
I’ve had occasion to work with Dan over the past seven years and can best describe him as the consummate professional. Truly effective, thorough and diligent, I would not hesitate to anyone who could benefit from a relationship, from client to colleague.
October 25, 2006, Bill was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

Marc Tappis (marct@oppsearch.com)
President at Opportunity Search, Inc. (toplinked.com)
I have worked closely with Dan on countless recruiting assignments. He is extremely professional, ethical, and hard working. He’s the one I would turn to if I was working for a company in need of superior talent. I highly recommend him.
September 6, 2006, Marc was with another company when working with Dan at Continental Search

meilnda_pittmanMelinda Pittman
Commercial Lighting Consultant at Spectrum Lighting + Controls
Dan’s effective communication style makes him one of the best recruiters I’ve ever worked with. His ability to understand your specific problem and become a results-oriented problem-solver is what makes him a hero with clients and candidates.
August 29, 2006, Melinda worked with Dan at Continental Search

richard_deanRichard C. Dean, CF.APMP
Let Geneva Software put smiles on your frustrations!
If you want top quality, professional, and highly skilled candidates see Dan! He sets the standard for placement services. Dan is a full service, trusted, and dedicated recruiter.
November 16, 2005, Richard C. was Dan’s client

eric_rebbertEric Rebbert
Executive Management / Senior HR Professional / Entrepreneur
I’ve used Dan’s services for over 10 years. He is a delightful person and a true professional. I recommend Dan and his company without reservation.
May 9, 2005, Eric was Dan’s client