Established in 1997, Colin Baenziger & Associates (CB&A) is a nationally recognized executive recruiting firm owned and operated by Colin Baenziger.
We are headquartered in Palm Beach County, FL, with offices in Monterey, CA, Duluth, GA, Rhinelander, WI and Richland, WA.
Although our primary focus is executive search, we are also often involved in operational reviews of governmental operations.
Many of our consultants live and work in other areas of the state and the country and converge on the location where the client's needs exist.
We develop an operational plan prior to arrival and our team of experts quickly studies the issues, identifies problems and opportunities, performs the necessary analysis, prepares reports and action plans, and completes the assignment swiftly.
The client receives prompt, professional service, and its needs are effectively addressed. We are available for follow-up work, but our goal is to perform the assignment in such a way that existing staff can implement the action plans without additional outside assistance.
Colin Baenziger & Associates' outstanding reputation is derived from our commitment to quality. Our work is not done until you are satisfied.
That means we go the extra mile and, at times, expend more effort and energy than originally anticipated in our fee or in our action plan.
We accept these situations as part of our business because we firmly believe that when a contract is signed, we have an obligation to fulfill its requirements with excellence and within the budgeted amount.
Since 2002, we have focused on executive search for local governments. During that period we have conducted searches and/or other work for clients in thirteen states.
Since beginning its search practice in 1998, the staff at CB&A has performed over 100 City / County / Special District Manager searches and approximately 200 local government searches overall.
Completion of Projects within Budget
Colin Baenziger & Associates is proud of its record of completing searches within budget.
When we quote a price to the client, that price is what the client will pay, no matter how difficult the search is or what unforeseen circumstances may develop.
We have never asked a search client for additional fees, even when we were entitled to do so.
Completion of Project on Schedule
Since Colin Baenziger & Associates has been performing recruitments, it has a remarkable record of achievement in meeting our project schedules.
In fact CB&A has never missed a project milestone. However, the executive search business involves people, and people are not always predictable.
For example, when Monroe County and its first choice for county manager could not reach agreement on contract terms, we repeated the search.
We did not miss a project milestone, but the search took five months instead of three.
CB&A is widely recognized for its ability to find and attract women and minorities for the positions we recruit for.
For example, 45% of the placements we have made as City and County Managers since 2009 have been minorities and/or women.
Colin Baenziger & Associates has never been involved in any litigation, except to testify as an expert witness on behalf of one of the parties.
Our performance has never been questioned and our clients have never been involved in any legal action as a result of our work.
Drug-Free Workplace Certification
Colin Baenziger & Associates complies with the provisions of Drug-Free Workplace laws and informs all its employees and subcontractors that it is a drug-free workplace.
These individuals are made aware of the dangers of drug abuse, the firm's policies concerning drug abuse, available counseling, and the sanctions CB&A may impose if the employees use drugs in the workplace.
As a condition of employment, either as an employee or as a subcontractor, our personnel must abide by our policy and must notify us of any conviction or pleas of nolo contendere to drug charges.
To protect our clients, Colin Baenziger & Associates maintains the following insurance coverages:
(1) general liability insurance of $1 million combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damages,
(2) automobile liability insurance of $1 million per accident, and (3) professional liability insurance of $1 million per occurrence.
As a small firm, with less than five employees, we are not normally subject to the requirements for workers compensation and employer liability insurance.
If required by the client, and if it is available to us, we will obtain these two coverages prior to contract execution.