Based in Branford, Connecticut, G.M. Jerolman and Associates is an executive search firm dedicated to clients in the greater retail technology marketplace. Founded on the basis that the singular best way to provide real value for clients is dual specialization, we service only the senior level information technology needs of clients within the greater retail industry. Since 1990, we have been responsible for retail technology placements totaling $9.35M in salary.
We realize there are many fine executive search firms that service the retail industry, who sometimes find themselves conducting an information technology search. There are also information technology specialist search firms that occasionally find themselves working in the retail industry. Our clients find it refreshing to know that the retail technology marketplace is not just a small part of our practice; it's 100% of what we do! These clients are not interested in retaining a search firm to learn the retail technology industry at their expense. They are paying for a firm to deliver immediate value. We work on a "modified retainer" basis. We are able to conduct a search at a substantial reduction in the initial cost of retainer contracts, and without the research and administrative fees added. However, reduced cost is not the major reason to choose G.M. Jerolman and Associates.
The major benefit is our proven ability to present a larger pool of qualified candidates in a shorter period of time. Our typical completion time for an assignment is 90 days, but some positions have been filled in as little as 30 days. We enlist the help of our extensive network of contacts formed over 15 years in the executive search industry, as well as a comprehensive, computerized database. Our database is the largest and most current of its kind. We have the resources, contacts and ability to speak to anyone who can be the right candidate, or lead us to the right candidate for a given search assignment.
In addition, our ability to get reliable "backdoor" references from peers is a major benefit. We would likely have a strong working relationship with the reference already in place. Retail technology professionals know that we are active specialists in the marketplace. They value building a solid business relationship with us. It is widely believed that Gregg Jerolman has had more career-oriented conversations with retail technology executives over the last 10 years than any other recruiter in the country.
As active members of the National Retail Federation (NRF), we are regular participants at trade shows such as the NRF Annual Convention and Expo, RISCON, and Retail Systems Alert (RSA). We have been frequently quoted and published in COMPUTERWORLD's RETAIL JOURNAL and RETAIL TECHNOLOGY magazine. Recently, Gregg Jerolman was selected for the Advisory Committee of RETAIL TECHNOLOGY CAREERS magazine, joining several CIO's and professors in this effort.
We have represented firms such as Sears, Roebuck and Company, Thorn Americas, The Electronics Boutique, Staples, Inc., Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group, The Talbots and Ann Taylor, Inc. Look at our previously filled assignments for a list of the types of positions we have filled.