About Perry-Martel International

We are in the business of recruiting talent for the most innovative and strategic technology enterprises on earth.

At Perry-Martel International, we learn what you need, applying a value-based system to your framework, and don't stop until the right person — your person – is obtained.

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Meet David Perry

A well-known name in executive search circles, David has personally closed more than 1000+ searches with a 99.7% success rate, and negotiated in excess of $200M in salaries.

His creative recruiting principles lead to him being nicknamed the 'Rogue Recruiter' by The Wall Street Journal.

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High-Performing Employees: More Valuable Than Ever!

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Here's why high-performance executives are at a premium right now... and for he foreseeable future.

Lead Dominate Prosper: Building Organizations that Leap Tall Buildings

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OTTAWA TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE • SUMMER/FALL2007 - written by David Perry, Ken Suddaby and Ron Wiens (Article originally appeared in OTTAWA TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE • SUMMER/FALL2007) They used to say there were just two types of people in the Old West – the Quick and the Dead. The Quick knew that it came down to not only

Hiring Greatness: Lead Dominate Prosper

David delivering a Hiring Greatness: Lead Dominate Prosper presentation at the Great People Inside, New World of Work Conference in Braslov Romania - October 2016. Click on the screen above to watch and listen to the Hiring  Greatness presentation. Transcript for the first minute: What is an employee worth?  I don’t mean compensation.  I mean

  • How to work effectively with an executive search firm

How to Work Effectively with an Executive Search Firm

'How to Work Effectively with an Executive Search Firm' - Ottawa Human Resources Professional Association magazine, November 2007 - By David Perry ( this article originally appeared in HR Professional Magazine - November 2007) Partnering  with   an executive search firm has become increasingly common  over the past ten years.  Many  companies are  finding

  • Hiring Greatness: Forge Your Firm's Way To The Top

Forge Your Firm’s Way To The Top By Hiring With A Strategy

It’s not easy for a company to improve performance and culture with a single, solitary action. Hiring the right executive, however, can be that game changer. So says David Perry, who with Mark Haluska wrote “Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition.” Perry, a longtime recruiter of senior executives as

  • Recruit like a Shark

Recruit Like a Shark

"The Rogue Recruiter" David Perry is interviewed by ZoomInfo's Will Frattini to help you identify ways in which you can begin recruiting like a shark.

When the Best Candidates Call YOU: Using Media Expertise and an Indirect Approach

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While re-reading Simon  Sinek's book "Why" I was reminded of just how often being able to articulate a client's 'Why' has made the difference between success or failure when recruiting senior executives into a new opportunity.  This is also true when it comes to hiring an entire team of non-executives.  Sometimes there's are shortcutts to

11 Smart Tips for Hiring the Best Candidates

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11 Smart Tips for Hiring the Best Candidates (That Most Firms Won't Tell You) for Hiring Greatness "Rogue Recruiter" David. E. Perry shares inside information on how to hire the best. By Minda Zetlin for Inc. Hiring is never easy. Hiring for a key executive position is one of the most difficult things you'll ever do

Acqui-hire or Lift-out, which recruitment strategy is best for fueling your company’s growth?

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Need to build a high performance 'team' efficiently? Take a look at two novel hiring methods - the acqui-hire and the lift-out. Familiarize you with the pros and cons of both the acqui-hire and the lift-out before crafting your next talent acquisition plan..

Return On Investment: Do You Measure it for Executive Search?

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Executive recruiting: Every investment must be measured by the return produced. Too often business owners view the acquisition of staff as a simple process of expansion. But the acquisition of key players is an investment like any other, one which should have a demonstrative Return On Investment which clearly justified the effort and cost involved.

Recruiternomics: The Faceoff Over Facebook

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This article originally appeared online in Human Resources IQ. More than ever in our history, huge value is being leveraged from smart ideas—and the winning technology and business models they create. The people who can deliver on them are becoming invaluable, and the methods of employing and managing them are being transformed. 1st Law of

Executive Talent Retention: How to Recruiter-Proof Your Company

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After all the effort and expense an organization goes through to acquire and develop top talent, how do you ensure your Key Performers remain for the long run -- that they don't get raided or head for greener pastures? At Perry-Martel, we've learned what it takes to keep A-Players by talking to them. We've identified ten essential keys derived from three fundamental management principles: Challenge; Communication; and Compensation. Originally published in Human Resources IQ

Extraordinary Executive Search

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Perry-Martel International is a retained executive search firm working to serve its clients through specific, and specifically-accountable, projects. We have several distinctive qualities which we bring into play for our clients to provide Extraordinary Executive Search: 1. One-Year Guarantee -- Recruiting key executive talent can be a difficult, time-consuming, frustrating and yet rewarding endeavor for

Top 10 reasons to use Perry-Martel International for Your Next Executive Search Project

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Here are the Top 10 reasons to use the executive search professionals from Perry-Martel International for your next leadership assignment. 10. You Deserve a Performance Based Approach to Executive Recruiting For years the recruiting industry has failed to focus on clients and has offered limited choices. Little has changed in the last 30 years in

What is an employee worth? Not Compensation But Value!

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As an extreme example, entertainer David Bowie floated a personal bond issue recently. He offered investors a portion of his future royalties from previously recorded material and receipts from future concerts. The “Bowie Bonds” were gone within an hour of the offer, for more than $50-million. In an even more striking case, when Dreamworks SKG

Will the Real Executive Search Consultant Please Stand Up!

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You can't go to University to study Executive Search. Until that day comes and without a certification requirement, the standards of practice and code of conduct are only what any one individual firm deems them to be.

Leadership Lessons from the American War of Independence

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[Originally published in Silicon Valley North ~ 2000] Mel Gibson’s movie, The Patriot, featured one of the unsung heroes of the American revolutionary war, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. The Baron, a Prussian military leader, was recruited by George Washington to be the drillmaster of the continental army. Facing a well-trained army of British conscripts and