Someone just sent me a link to their blog and this article:

Here are the 100 best things to do in Germany that will show you the charm, beauty and cultural diversity of this country.

Germany is rich with surprises and contrasts just waiting to be discovered by the discerning tourist. A country of enchanting little villages nestling between lofty and imposing mountains, fairytale castles and churches and lush vineyards rolling down towards the banks of the Rhine or the Mosel, Germany also boasts of the more rumbustious Munich Beer Festival and the Cologne Carnival, a very fine choice of gateaux, sausages and beer and a powerful and somewhat spooky folkloric tradition.

Read more here.

The blog is called “Jen Reviews” and has some interesting content.

The German Canadian Business Association (GCBA) would like to invite you to join them for one magic night at a soccer match between the Whitecaps and LA Galaxy on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. If they find at least 50 people, this will be an amazing fundraiser, if not, it will still be a fun night that includes business networking, a game, and a good time.

One of the GCBA’s new members is a representative of the Whitecaps and he is hoping to bring together many from the 200, 000 Germans living in Greater Vancouver. Please invite your family, your friends, your neighbours and your colleagues to join us!  Share this event on Facebook. is our website. is our Facebook Page is our Events Page.

If you cannot attend on this night, but would still like to contribute by sponsoring a ticket for a student or young person, please contact Elke at:

To buy tickets, please click here:

All GCBA Members + Family and Friends enjoy savings of $19 on Corner Seats for April 1st Vs. LA Galaxy. Please use PROMO Code: GCBA! Contact Oliver at 604-319-6863 if there are any issues.

Invitation to Game

19 Feb 2017
February 19, 2017

Upcoming Pub Night Event with the GCBA

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About Our Guest Speaker Pub Night

Vancouver, BC March 21st, 2017 – Beer, business and best networking opportunity with the German Canadian Business Association will be offered on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6 pm at UBC.  We will have an opportunity to learn more about Dr Günther F Schrack and his story about becoming a professor at UBC. Here is some of his story on another website:

This event will take place at a new Mahoney & Sons at 5990 University Blvd. at UBC and everyone is welcome.  Non-members simply pay a $10 drop-in fee.  This is a great way to see what it is like to be a part of the GCBA.

About the GCBA

The objectives of our Association are to establish, maintain and conduct a business and professional association for the accommodation, recreation and convenience of the members of the Association and to promote their cultural, business and professional interests. We also want to further good relations amongst the German-speaking population of Canada and between it and the public at large. Finally, we establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of association, institutions, funds and conveniences calculated to benefit residents of British Columbia.

We initiate or sponsor educational meetings, guest speakers, conferences, dinners, concerts and pub nights for our members & friends in the local German community and provide information on cultural events, educational resources and business networking with respect to the German language and traditions of Germany.

Guest Speaker Pub Night GCBA

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The European Festival can have up to 30 countries participating. The countries involved are often part of a greater organization, such as a club, an association or a cultural centre. Germany does not have that support at this time. It depends wholly on German individuals to sign up.

Each country involved needs to have 2 volunteers at their cultural table, but can also offer some tasty traditional food in the food tent, can sell a European-related product in the Marketplace and showcase their culture through a traditional performance on either the main stage, or the smaller stage in the back.

The German contribution has been organized mainly by one single volunteer – Kecia Boecking from the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – on behalf of Germany. One volunteer is not enough, as the festival now takes place Saturday and Sunday and needs a day or two to set up, a day or two to take down and constant volunteers for the 24 hours that the cultural tent is around.

If you have time in the merry month of May to help with the project, or if you can attend monthly planning sessions, please contact me. I was a part of the festival team for years, but this year, my May has gotten busier due to a family wedding and busy children. I might be able to attend for a couple of hours, but not for all 24. Germany needs a lot of help.  This is also the 20th Festival, so it will be a milestone event.

Flag Holders for Germany 2014Ideally, there will be at least 8 to 10 volunteers Saturday and 8 to 10 volunteers Sunday. Each country is also supposed to provide two parking volunteers Saturday and two parking volunteers Sunday. This does not include actual festival volunteers, who look after the entrance gate, the will call, the first aid booth, the children’s tent, the flag parade and many other things included in the festival.

You can also leave a comment below, if you are interested in getting involved. The dates are the last Saturday in May (May 27/28) this year and the event takes place at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.

Website is:

f you are interested in any of the festival volunteer positions or have any questions, please email or

Vacant Manager Positions
Entertainment Manager
Marketing Manager
Sponsorship Manager
Volunteer coordinator

Germans make up the United States’ biggest ethnic group: around 50 million people indicated German ancestry in the country’s last census – 6 million more than in the last study. The increase has not resulted, however, from increased immigration. Long established German-Americans have simply made themselves more aware of family history. A ranking of ethnic groups in America shows the importance of Germans in the population’s ethnic makeup:

1. U.S. citizens of German origins = ca. 50 million people
2. U.S. citizens of Irish origins = ca. 35 million people
3. U.S. citizens of Mexican origins = ca. 31 million people
4. U.S. citizens of British origins = ca. 27 million people

Björn Akstinat, coordinator of the association of German-language media worldwide (Internationale Medienhilfe): “Approximately 10 per cent of those with German origins still speak or understand German – including celebrities like Sandra Bullock, Henry Kissinger or Leonardo DiCaprio and relatives of president Trump. In the U.S., these roughly five million people are targeted by a strong German-language media presence composed of over 100 newspapers, magazines, community newsletters and bulletins, as well as around 100 local radio programs and roughly 20 local television broadcasts.”

It’s also worth noting that, worldwide, the U.S. have the oldest weekly German-language newspapers, beginning with the “New Yorker Staats-Zeitung”, which began publication in 1834. At first, this newspaper was one of the biggest in the U.S. Almost as old as the New York paper is Michigan’s 1854-founded “Nordamerikanische Wochen-Post”. “The Saxon News – Volksblatt”, founded by Cleveland’s Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons, and “Eintracht”, the weekly paper out of greater Chicago, were founded not long ago: they were launched in 1902 and 1922, respectively. The tradition-rich “Eintracht” primarily targets the many German-Americans living in the northwestern U.S. Its importance has attracted interviews with numerous outstanding people, including Konrad Adenauer, Willy Brandt, rocket pioneer von Braun, national soccer coach Sepp Herberger and four U.S. presidents. Among the newspaper scene’s true newbies are the East Coast-based “Amerika-Woche” and California’s “Neue Presse”, both founded in the second half of the 20th century. “Amerika-Woche” is one of the biggest publications – especially since its merger with the “Freien Zeitung” (founded 1858) and the “Washington Journal” (1859) in the late 1990s. Noteworthy magazines include “German World” (founded 2002), targeted toward young German speakers and language learners, the colorful women’s magazine “Das Fenster” out of Georgia (1904) and the widely circulated tourism magazine “Florida Sun” (1999). These contemporary designed publications highlight how lively and promising the American German-language media market can be.

More information about German-language press in the U.S.A. you will find in the directory “Handbuch der deutschsprachigen Presse im Ausland” (ISBN: 978-3-9815158-1-7).


Internationale Medienhilfe (IMH)
Network of German-language media abroad and
German media in foreign languages.
Postfach / P.O. Box 35 05 51
D-10214 Berlin
Deutschland / Germany

February is coming up fast, and that is when the next issue of “Das Schwarze Brett” will be coming out at the end of the month.

If you are someone who has a message for the German Community, and you want to share your story/article/press release, this is a free service I provide.

If you want to place an ad, on the other hand, right now I still have a $99 special. I will accept up to 5 advertisements each month, not in the same category, so it will be first come, first served.

What kind of stories do I post on? Anything to do with Germans, Swiss and Austrians in Vancouver and BC.

The best thing I like to report on are new stories and ideas – new businesses, new clubs, new organizations, new associations and new media.

Prince of Wales Secondary School in Vancouver is holding a Multicultural Fair for the first time on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 11:30 am.  Six countries are participating and one of them is Germany.

As “Team Germany” is very small, we are hoping to find member of the German Community in Greater Vancouver who would be willing to help us out by sponsoring a German cake. Tickets for this event cost $3 and there will be Asian cuisine, Schnitzel prepared by Slovenia and Germany has been requested to provide desert-items. Black Forest Cherry Cake, Cheesecake, Strueselkuchen or just fun chocolate figurines (lady bugs, hearts, flowers etc.)

Germany will also be offering a Poster Board with cultural description – this is a project the Westside German School is helping with – a soccer wall – borrowed from Axel Rechlin Principal of the Surrey German School, and is attempting to organize a German hip hop Dance Group from students and parents from the PW Community organized by me. This is by far the biggest challenge.

We also need at least 2 volunteers at our table and 2 volunteers to organize the soccer wall.

It will be a fun event that gives us an opportunity to share some typical and modern German culture with high school students in Vancouver who may not even know anything about Germany!

If you would like to donate a cake or two, please contact Elke at 604 828 8788 and leave a message.  You can also respond to this post below.

Please pass this request on to anyone you think may be interested in donating/volunteering.

Danke Schön!

Address of Prince of Wales Secondary
2250 Eddington Drive
Vancouver, B.C.
V6L 2E7
Phone: 604-713-8974
 Fax: 604-713-8973


Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Coastal Health has signed an agreement with the German Canadian Benevolent Society to rebuild and expand the German Canadian Care Home in South Vancouver. The existing facility will be demolished and replaced with a larger care home with 18 additional beds, for a total of 160-beds, 10 of which will be private pay.

“The German Canadian Care Home has provided compassionate care for decades, enriching the lives of its residents through the many services that are provided,” said Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Suzanne Anton. “The new care home will make sure residents continue to receive quality care.”

“This is a significant step in meeting the care needs of Vancouver residents,” said Laura Case, Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health. “It will enhance residents’ privacy and the experience of care by offering single rooms, private washrooms, outdoor terraces, and better access for wheelchairs.”

The new facility will have several small homes within a single building. This model is known as ‘home and neighbourhood design’ and is considered a best practice in residential care.

The German Canadian Benevolent Society envisions the new care home will also provide services to seniors living in the community, which may include adult day care, therapeutic bathing, rehabilitation services, education for informal care givers, and social activities that encourage community interaction and participation. Completion is scheduled for late 2022. Vancouver Coastal Health will provide operational funding for the new facility.

The existing care facility has been serving the community since 1969. It includes Vancouver’s largest special-care unit for residents with dementia. The population is ethnically diverse, with 30 percent of the residents of German descent. “Although the home has served the community well for many years, the existing facility is outdated, with long narrow hallways and many double rooms,” said Laura Case.

The current care home will close in 2018 to prepare for demolition and construction. VCH and the German Canadian Care Home will develop comprehensive transition plans for each resident to allow for a smooth transition to another facility. Wherever possible, residents will be placed in their preferred location. Staff will also be supported during the transition.

With the signing of the agreement with the German Canadian Benevolent Society, Vancouver Coastal Health has completed the procurement phase of their Regional Residential Care Rejuvenation project. It follows a rigorous process to replace several hundred beds in residential care centres that no longer fully meet resident needs, and to significantly increase the number of beds in communities that currently don’t have an adequate supply for the population they serve.

To date, Vancouver Coastal Health has signed agreements for 943 beds in eight new and expanded facilities over the next six years. VCH, like many health authorities, is planning ahead to meet the complex residential care needs of people living in our region who can no longer live safely at home with support.

Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of $3.2 billion in community, hospital and residential care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.


Carrie Stefanson 

Public Affairs Officer Vancouver Coastal Health

Office: 604.708.5338

Cell: 604.312.1148


14 Dec 2016
December 14, 2016

How to order the Latest Magazine

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Ordering “Das Schwarze Brett” for Christmas

Step 1

Visit the page

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Step 2

Sign up.  Yes, I am sorry, but you are going to have to sign up with them in order to download or order magazines.  They have many to choose from.

Step 3

Find “Das Schwarze Brett” under the name PorterPR.  PorterPR is a name that I used while getting involved in magazine publishing

Two Das Schwarze Brett Magazines

Step 4

Once you have the magazine, download a free digital (.pdf) copy to read at home, or order a printed version, which also includes paying for shipping costs.

Step 5

Receive magazine, read and enjoy.  Ask yourself – Do I know anyone who would like to have this kind of publicity?  Do I know anyone who would like to advertise their product or service?  Is there an upcoming German, Swiss or Austrian event?

Briefly note the date of the next publication.

You can also sign up to “follow” PorterPR on MagCloud, which will ensure you get personally contacted, once the next magazine is published there.

Visit to leave your comments/feedback.

James Hatheway, MBA

Austin, Texas

(512) 586-1573    james@jameshatheway. com    https://www. linkedin. com/in/hathewayjames 


James HathawayGerman-speaking business professional with 20+ years of success building relationships with clients and candidates, finding top talent, and matching the right people with the right positions. Business-savvy MBA with expertise recruiting in areas such as accounting & finance, banking, civil engineering, construction, electrical engineering, energy efficiency, IT, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, program management, semiconductors, and software engineering.  Experienced in agency, contingency, and corporate recruiting.  Multilingual: German (fluent), Spanish (proficient).  (


Owner/Principal, JH Recruiting, LLC, Austin, TX 2009 – present

Provide recruiting, executive-search, and sourcing services for multiple disciplines including sales, marketing, program management, supply-chain management, energy efficiency, engineering, and IT, among others.

Senior Recruiter (contract), CLEAResult, May 2016 – Sep 2016

Sourced and recruited energy engineers and other energy-efficiency professionals. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in more than 80 cities in the U.S. and Canada, CLEAResult designs, markets, and implements energy-efficiency programs around the globe.

Recruiter (contract), NXP Semiconductors, Mar 2016 – May 2016

Performed sourcing and recruiting activities for business units including RF Power, Finance/Accounting, Industrial & Infrastructure, and Technology & Operations. As the world leader in connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP drives innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries.

Senior Recruiter, CLEAResult Consulting, Austin, TX Aug 2009 – Dec 2015

Performed full-cycle recruiting for energy-efficiency consulting firm with over 50 offices. Played key role in the firm’s 20-fold increase over 6 years, helping the company make the prestigious Inc. 500 list each of those years. Recruited numerous senior-engineer-, senior-manager-, director-, and VP-level hires. Represented CLEAResult in on-campus career fairs. Sourced, recruited, and hired students and new graduates for intern and entry-level positions. Reached out to colleges, universities, trade schools, and other educational institutions and faculty members to promote CLEAResult and hire graduates. Conducted 200+ technical interviews. Trained hiring managers on best practices. Found, qualified, and closed hundreds of candidates. Developed innovative strategies to seek out technical, sales, and management professionals. Performed in-depth research and implemented detailed sourcing tactics. Networked with tens of thousands of contacts to find niche candidates. Drove selection, negotiation, and offer process. Built qualified-candidate pipelines. Fostered win-win relationships. Hired candidates within tight timelines. Employed advanced techniques to engage passive candidates.

 Senior Talent Recruiter, CH2M Hill, Austin, TX Jul 2007 – Jul 2009

Recruited talent for global engineering firm. Created passive-candidate strategies. Provided full-cycle recruiting in time-sensitive environment. Sourced, interviewed, and presented candidates for roles including civil engineer, structural engineer, construction manager, environmental database analyst, program manager, and GIS analyst.

Senior Staffing Specialist, Applied Materials, Austin, TX Mar 2006 – Jun 2007

Recruited for semiconductor-manufacturing positions including engineering manager, manufacturing engineer, and test engineer. Represented the company in on-campus hiring conferences and events at educational institutions. Generated high volume of qualified candidates under tight deadlines. Handled sensitive, confidential information with discretion. Created targeted campaigns. Conducted compensation analyses. Managed negotiations, offers, closing, and reporting. Handled immigration-related issues. Maintained well-ordered search documentation. Proactively communicated with business partners, advising them on interviewing and hiring processes. Represented company at numerous events.


Senior Recruiter, Manpower Professional, IBM Global Services, Austin, TX Nov 2005 – Mar 2006

Recruited server-consolidation, database-migration, software-development, and systems-administration professionals. Consulted with managers to understand critical needs. Created talent-pipeline strategies, managed candidate database, and analyzed recruiting metrics. Performed in-depth research to identify hard-to-find candidates. Employed methods including cold calling, referrals, networking, and Internet sourcing. Created targeted campaigns, composed customized questionnaires, developed eye-catching job postings, negotiated offer terms, and trained recruiters.

Senior Recruiter, Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX Sep 2000 – Nov 2005

Sourced candidates for circuit-design, marketing, sales-engineering, program-management, and software-engineering roles. Designed custom campaigns. Conducted on-campus recruiting events. Delivered training to recruiters and managers. Created candidate pipelines and hiring forecasts. Coordinated and managed recruiting events. Fostered strong relationships with clients and co-workers. Created and delivered competitive-intelligence presentations. Developed position profiles. Negotiated compensation packages. Monitored business environment for best practices, hiring trends, and technology updates. Provided outplacement services. Received “Bravo!” awards for outstanding performance. Examples of written feedback from work partners: “Great guy to work with; you can count on him.” “Quintessentially reliable.” “Sourcing quality is high – he raised the bar. A higher percentage of the candidates he generates are interviewed and hired. Strong with both back-end recruitment and front-end sourcing; he can easily switch between the two. Job knowledge is outstanding.” “I can say without hesitation that James is an exceptional talent. It continues to be my pleasure to work with him and have him as a trusted member of the team.” “A great Internet sourcer.” “Always puts the client first.”

Technical Recruiter, BPA Systems, Austin, TX Feb 2000 – Sep 2000

Recruited for VP and technical roles including product developers, Oracle practice managers, functional consultants, QA testers, system administrators, and software engineers. Worked with VP of Consulting to manage interview process. Consulted with hiring managers to clarify needs and set budget guidelines. Prepped and debriefed candidates and hiring managers. Crafted detailed job descriptions. Conducted technical interviews. Created hiring-activity shared database. Sourced candidates through Internet searches, cold calling, and networking. Created complex Boolean strings. Counseled hiring authorities and candidates throughout recruiting life cycle. Ensured excellent communication. Prepared and presented offers, negotiated compensation, and closed candidates. Helped create advertising strategy. Assisted in developing referral program. Dealt with immigration issues. Managed third-party relationships. Maintained excellent rapport with candidates and clients.

Technical Recruiter, COMSYS, Austin, TX Oct 1998 – Feb 2000

Placed IT professionals in areas such as client-server development, database administration, network administration, and project management. Employed techniques such as Internet sourcing, networking, and cold calling. Maintained excellent relationships with candidates and clients. Earned loyalty by conducting myself with integrity. Negotiated compensation. Designed candidate-tracking database. Coached candidates through interview process. Advised candidates on benefits. Helped manage candidate-relocation process. Generated job leads.

Senior Buyer, Siemens, Austin, TX Jan 1997 – Sep 1998

Communicated in German with German colleagues. Procured semiconductors used in telephony manufacturing. Managed cost reduction by coordinating cross functionally and working with suppliers to achieve lowest-cost solutions. Received Outstanding Achievement Award for exceeding cost-reduction goal and contributing to $6 million savings. Created quality and logistics agreements. Negotiated with vendors to reduce lead times, hold safety stock, and increase delivery flexibility, helping Siemens increase inventory turns and decrease holding costs. Collaborated with engineers and suppliers to develop new products. Developed database to manage ordering process. Procured alternate parts during shortages, keeping production lines running and saving $15,000 per hour on average. Determined supplier criteria and conducted supplier evaluations. Utilized MRP, EDI, and SAP inventory-management systems.

Product Marketing Analyst, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, TX Jun 1995 – Dec 1996

Communicated daily, in German, with sales offices Germany. Served as liaison between European and in-house management/marketing/engineering teams. Represented AMD in Germany at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer trade show. Analyzed European microprocessor market and briefed top management. Managed sales activities of 30 accounts with annual revenues exceeding $70 million. Scheduled and tracked microprocessor shipments from production to sale. Controlled safety-stock levels at European distribution center. Managed billings, backlog, and inventories of European distributors. Generated sales forecasts. Devised inventory- and sales-tracking system. Resolved reliability, sampling, customer-qualification, and delivery issues.

Marketing Consultant, Banco General, Panama City, Republic of Panama Jul 1994 – Aug 1994

Created and implemented “Mystery Shopper” evaluation program in largest bank in Panama. Posed as customer, conducting “undercover” operations – entirely in Spanish – to evaluate customer-service performance of bank. Advised bank on ways to improve client relations. Performed all work in Spanish. Sought out and acquired position by marketing myself door-to-door.

English Instructor, Institut CEF, Linz, Austria Jul 1992 – Jun 1993

Developed 21-hour language-training curriculum. Presented course in German and English to international clientele. Instructed managers of Fortune-500 companies Philip Morris and Porsche, as well as managers from Austrian government.

Marketing Intern, PCD Polymere, Linz, Austria Jul 1992 – Sep 1992

Performed all work in German. Developed international sales reports. Translated marketing brochures. Assisted in creating promotional collateral for European trade show.

Intelligence Officer, U. S. Air Force, Wiesbaden, Germany; Kelly AFB, TX Nov 1985 – Jul 1991

Supervised 60 intelligence technicians. Led team to 1st place in mission support. Directed information security, compound security, and training. Managed operations of $25 million system. Received Dragon Slayer Award for outstanding service. Served as liaison to Joint Task Force Middle East in Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield. Supervised Navy intelligence analysts. Advised commanding admiral on national-security issues. Received commanding admiral’s promotion recommendation. Served as Deputy Program Manager for NATO program. Negotiated with NATO allies. Advised commander on German language. Authored national-security documents. Selected above 14 higher-ranking officers as mission briefer. Briefed senior officials on mission updates. Held Top Secret / SCI clearance.


MBA, Texas A&M University 1994

Concentration in International Business. Dual-master’s-degree exchange program.

 Internationales Magisterium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria 1993

Wrote thesis in German. Conducted all presentations and course work in German.

BA, German, The University of Texas at Austin 1985

Vice President, Delta Phi Alpha German National Honor Society.


AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR), AIRS Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR) 


John Vanderford – John was James’s client at CLEAResult

Having had the pleasure to engage with James several times over the years, I have found him to be the most professional and organized recruiter of the many I have met. He continually goes the “extra mile” in fact finding and detailing efforts. I would highly recommend engaging James for your recruiting needs.

Staci Livesay – Staci managed James at CLEAResult

James is one of the most diligent, concerned, and ethical recruiters I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His excellent sourcing skills, genuine concern for the candidate/company match, and desire to provide excellent service make him an exceptional recruiter. Hiring managers and candidates both truly enjoy working with James. 

Jonathan Singel – Jonathan managed James at CLEAResult

James is an outstanding recruiter, always puts his clients and candidates first and is an extremely loyal/trustworthy team member. His work ethic and responsiveness is second to none. I highly recommend James to any company that needs a true professional that will immediately elevate their recruiting function.

Don Desjardins – Don worked directly with James at CLEAResult

I had the distinct pleasure of working with James as we sourced and recruited for the entire Midwest region at CLEAResult. James is a truly gifted recruiter who goes far beyond the norm when it comes to building relationships and a network of solid candidates within a given industry. In this day and age where everything has become highly automated James still adds the human element to recruiting. His attention to detail is exemplary and his ability to uncover that traditional “needle in a haystack” for a given talent is remarkable.

Margie Nienhaus PHR, ACIR, ECRE – Margie worked directly with James at CH2M HILL

James Hatheway is a true professional Recruiter and Sourcer! He builds strong relationships with clients and candidates and is a joy to work with. He delivers a multitude of qualified candidates, even for the most difficult to fill positions. He is a master of Boolean searches and is superior at name generation, using his cybersleuth skills to build amazing lists! I felt privileged to work with James and to learn from his expertise! I highly recommend James for your recruiting/sourcing needs – he will treat you with respect and honesty and complete his work with pride and professionalism.

Tracy McDonald – Tracy worked directly with James at CH2M HILL

I worked with James at CH2M Hill and I highly recommend James as a senior recruiter! He is a diligent and resourceful sourcing recruiter who knows how and where to find the hard-to-find candidates. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to finding the impossible. I would welcome an opportunity to work with James again!

Scott Smith – Scott worked directly with James at CH2M HILL

I have had the honor of working with James at two companies: Freescale Semiconductor and more recently CH2M HILL. At both companies James has been a very successful Recruiter and Sourcer. James is an out of the box thinker and has several strategies and techniques that sets him apart from other Recruiting Professionals. I would highly recommend James to any company.

Doug Whatley – Doug was with another company when working with James at CH2M HILL

Having known James for several years, I have found him to be one of the best: as a recruiter and talent in the HR field he knows his business; as a person he always takes the ‘high road’ in helping candidates and his colleagues with advice, networking and being a solid go-to-person for information!

Peter Cyr – Peter was James’s client at Applied Materials

James in an excellent resource when I am looking for professional assistance. He respects my needs and provides insight for my job research. He uses his knowledge and insight to help steer my efforts and has increased my job search effectiveness immensely. He always has contacts to share with me that I would otherwise never be able to access directly. He is the type of employee that is definitely an asset. James goes that extra mile and he makes people feel like someone is using all his resources and talents for their benefit. Thanks for all your help James.

Gina Lyles – Gina worked directly with James at Manpower Professional (IBM account)

James is a wonderful technical recruiter as well as being an excellent co-worker. He is diligent and conscientious and has an excellent understanding of technical lingo, technical requirements, technical skills, etc. I would relish an opportunity to work with James again. Not only is he a good listener and mentor but he is very good at maintaining his network. He is always respectful of others and is a true professional.

Paul Westmoreland – Paul managed James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

James is an effective, relentless and faithful recruiter really who endears himself to candidates, co-workers and clients. He is a workhorse that adds a fresh & creative approach to search. His curiosity is contagious, and his insights invaluable. James is honest and sincere, ethical and he’s a delight to be around. I miss working with him and would work with him again if given the opportunity.

Charles Black – Charles worked directly with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

I had the privilege of working with James at Freescale and was impressed with his abilities. James was consistently focused on the needs of his clients and worked to find unique solutions to hiring challenges. As an accomplished member of the Freescale Team, James was relied on to find specific talent to meet client demands within specified time periods. James would be a valuable asset to any corporate or agency staffing organization.

Holly Berry – Holly worked directly with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

Having worked with James, I can honestly say that he has unbelievable drive, talent, and a personality that lifts and motivates all those around him to greater levels of success. He is a top-notch Recruiter with a depth of knowledge of the technical industry, extremely high integrity, and a true sense of service.

Derek Beatty – Derek worked with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

An unusually high number of the resumes sourced through James were for candidates both well-qualified for our work, and interested in our positions. The longer I worked with him, the better he was as he grew in understanding my specific staffing needs. As a hiring manager, I greatly appreciated the way James showed that he knew my time and attention were valuable.

Eileen Duignan-Woods, P.E. – Eileen was James’s client at Comsys

James is an exceptional recruiter for engineering and related technical work.

Tracy Patzke – Tracy worked directly with James at Siemens

James and I worked as colleagues at Siemens. During our employment together, I found James to be a man of integrity and the highest character who is able to gain and maintain the respect of people within all levels of the organizations for which he has served. James is very detailed and analytical, able to make sound business judgements to the betterment of the people and organizations that he represents.