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"The complexities of seeking and securing professionals into SMEs is not easy. We therefore took the step of working with a personally recommended Executive Search firm. Strathdee Resourcing Partnership developed a long list of high calibre candidates, and kept us informed of progress. No one expects a search assignment to be concluded rapidly and while the project took longer than expected, Donald Strathdee managed this difficult assignment thoroughly and professionally , securing a talented hire."
Lance Davis, CEO. Deep Casing Tools.
“I have engaged Donald over a number of years to provide Executive Search services. I have found Donald's work on all occasions to be of the highest professional standards. His knowledge of the International Oil & Gas sector is impressive locating excellent high quality people. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Donald as a trustworthy Executive Search consultant.” Charles Cruickshank – Commercial Director, Flexlife Group Ltd.
“No question that I would recommend Donald. Always very reliable.”
Stuart Broadley – Managing Director, Wood Group Gas Turbines.
I met Donald through a search process, where I was a candidate, in mid 2009. Having been through a number of interviews with consultants and agencies recently I found him to be a refreshing change. His interview style is professional and relaxed, structured and probing. His focus on you, as an interviewer, is absolute and he covers more ground that others and in my opinion leaves the interview with a much deeper view of values and beliefs as well as an understanding of candidates’ ambition and goals. A pleasure to work with. Jim Marr – former Managing Director, Alstom Power.
“I have used Donald to search for opportunities on a few occasions. He was always very prompt in his reply and also had all the appropriate information on hand. His attention to detail saved a lot of wasted time waiting for questions to be answered which we all know is frustrating. A pleasure to deal with.” Kent Pearce – National Rail Plant Manager, Downer EDI Works Pty Limited.
“Donald was recommended to me as a source during my time at Heidrick & Struggles. His insight into the Oil and Gas industry and his broad network to executives at all key players was incredible and I was very fortunate to be able to draw on his experience and knowledge of the industry. Donald is a friendly and approachable person, who possesses significant industry experience and business understanding. I would recommend him as a business partner any time.” Freya Stuemeier – HR Co-ordinator, Nautilus.
“I initially worked for Donald many years ago and his qualities from then are still paramount in who he is today. He's fair, reliable and genuine. He's an expert when it comes to all aspects of recruitment, an outstanding manager, mentor and friend. He will always take the time to listen and respond with what you need, rather than what you think you want - a skill in its own right! I would highly recommend Donald - you've got nothing to lose!”
Su Prentice – Development Consultant and Coach, Mindful Coaching Limited.
“I have been privileged to work with Donald twice in my career. The first as a Project Manager on a unique outsourced project. The second as a consultant working on project assignments to support executive recruitment assignments including Coaching for executives. Donald is the epitome of professional. He has extensive knowledge of the energy sector, has an ability to generate easy rapport with candidates and clients alike and provides a client focused solution to sourcing and placing the most suitable candidates. As a Manager, he was brilliant to work with, he is patient, understanding and for me has always been a mentor. I have no hesitation in recommending Donald's ability and capability as a highly experienced, professional and dedicated Executive Search Consultant.”
Lucie Ross – Consultant and Development Coach, Turquoise Tortoise Limited. Lecturer and HR Projects, Robert Gordon University
“Donald has attended many of my EIC events over the years. I would certainly recommend Donald; I have always found Donald to have a great source of industry knowledge, which I have always found extremely useful.”
Tim Yeomans – Scottish Events Manager, Energy Industries Council.