the best

testing, assessment, qualifications research

Mike Sloan
President and Director of Retained Services
757.220.1111 x102

John Holland
Senior Recruiter
757.220.1111 x104

Susan Kopczyk
Executive Administrator
757.220.1111 x100

The efficient delivery of cost-effective, superior human resource services depends largely on the quality of a firm's personnel, support facilities and organizational philosophy. Our staff at Sloan & Associates brings "hands-on" experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, as well as expertise in business, legal and technical issues. Our firm seeks out both proven professionals and developmental talent and conducts a three-year training program for associate recruiters. The management, recruiters and staff regularly participate in education and training programs pertaining to the Grocery Industry, Human Resources and Employment Law.

Firm Structure and Staff
At Sloan & Associates, we are structured to provide maximum results for our clients. It begins by focusing on Sales, Marketing and Food Technology positions exclusively in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. This specialization provides our clients with industry expertise and a competitive edge.

proven winners or developmental talentOur performance is enhanced through the organization of our firm by geographic area, each with its own director, to provide the greatest market penetration. Each area director has profit and loss, staffing, and client development responsibility. Our president is responsible for national client relations, legal employment issues and for personally conducting retained national searches.

Our Client Services Department is headed by a vice-president who is responsible for candidate qualifications research, comparative studies, general client support and coordinating the testing and evaluation program. A nationally recognized industrial psychologist conducts our testing and assessment program. A professional office administrator is responsible for supervising the daily administrative functions with the assistance of a highly qualified staff.

The stock in trade of an executive search firm is information. The key to corporate survival and profitability is the ability to effectively gather, store, retrieve and sort a wide variety of data.

Sloan & Associates has consistently invested capital and resources to develop a completely integrated management information system. In 1985, we developed a multi-user, relational database designed exclusively for executive search in the Grocery Industry. Through the years, we have continuously refined and upgraded our proprietary database and telecommunications system. Our database is handled in a controlled, confidential manner and is used only by our organization.

The database comprises four major classifications -- Company (information on more than 1,200 companies); Candidate (biographic and employment information on more than 16,000 candidates); Market Data (top 50 market areas including information and key contacts in all classes of trade, market trends, and statistics); Category Information (63 product categories with syndicated data, category participants and new product information).