Managing Director, Greg Hyman

Where he's coming from: Greg has worked in recruiting since 1989 with a majority of his time and energy invested into working on CLGS search assignments and developing relationships with prospective clients, candidates and networking contacts. Past employment at Gallo Wines and another recruiting agency have taught him the value of details and planning. "I've learned over the years that if I resolve on each recruiting project to do everything I can to find that perfect fit for my clients, I'll earn repeat business and my customer base will grow."

Personality-wise: Determined, humorous and flexible with a desire to help other people reach their goals.

Biggest job challenge: "Keeping all the balls in the air. An executive recruiter must be highly skilled at juggling."

When everything clicks: For Greg, the ultimate reward comes from connecting with a client who's just as passionate about recruiting as he is. "Nothing beats having a client who relishes identifying and landing top talent, and will do everything he or she can to complement what I'm doing."

Landing a keeper: Self-awareness is at the top of Hyman's list of admirable qualities in a candidate. "I'm impressed by a professional who has a solid understanding of his/her assets and liabilities and a clear sense of direction. I'm impressed with balanced people who manage to achieve both personal and business success. And above all, I look for energy, intellect and passion."

Best advice ever received: "Lessons are repeated until learned."