Our corporate clients, AND the recruits and new transplants we work with, share their thoughts on our services:
Despite contacting EA on short notice, they quickly reached out to my client to determine their interests and concerns and developed a highly personalized tour addressing all of the above. Our clients have been very pleased with personalized tours of the city. They’ve commented how they had no idea some of the things existed (i.e. various districts, cultural groups, etc.) but not for EA. That certainly helps in our recruiting. (It’s an) amazing value for a highly personalized tour. They listen for subtle clues and incorporate them as well as the major concerns and interests into the itinerary. They took our client to a dog park as he mentioned he was missing his dogs! Absolutely amazing and beneficial to our recruiting efforts for our organization as well as the city in general! I think your services are not just complimentary but rather critical to our recruiting process. “
Thank you for responding so quickly to our request! I believe the visits to CLE helped us cross the finish line to both accepting our offers!”
I always get good feedback on EA from our people. EA provides an excellent service in helping us recruit for the Cleveland area.”
This is my first opportunity to work with your company. To say that your summary is impressive is an understatement! I know that they absolutely received Legendary Service! Thank you for your excellent work and recap. Please give my regards to your team!” (after seeing wrap up notes we sent from a day we spent with a Nestlé family relocating to Cleveland)
The value of EA to a family who knew nothing of Cleveland was tremendous. Our day with EA made possible an understanding of what a move to the Cleveland area might look like for our family. Our Guides planned a day that would appeal to each member of our family. It was clear that the background information we provided about oursevles had been used by them to craft a day that would show us what Cleveland had to offer in our areas of interest. As well, it was obvious that the company has resources and contacts throughout the city. Our Guides also arranged for us to meet local parents who could answer some of the questions we had about opportunities for our daughters if we did move. EA also arranged school visits and an afternoon with a realtor so we could really begin to envision life in Cleveland. “
Executive Arrangements’ ambassadors Lynne & Peg were just right for getting a good sense of the city and greatly eased my sense of ‘how will it be’ moving to Cleveland. The stops along the way at different neighborhoods, the museum and the yoga studio were perfect! I’m looking forward to being in Cleveland.”
My day spent with Peg & Christy was such a pleasure! They shared so much information with me and got me even more excited about a move to Ohio. Having coffee and lunch with neighbors from Cleveland was a nice personal touch. Peg & Christy are a wealth of information and fun to talk to.”
EA’s strong network in NE Ohio allowed us to quickly network with the arts, music, restaurants and running community of Cleveland. The day with Peg & Cari was great in seeing many of the places we would like to see again. (We) were surprised about the culturally diverse neighborhoods.”
My team at Executive Arrangements was absolutely perfect. I was very unsure about the move and my husband was even more nervous. (EA Guides) took the time to carefully plan out our day. They answered all of our hard questions. They didn’t sugar coat it; they were honest and insightful. I have recommended that all of my co-workers considering a move make time for the visit. It was the best thing that we did. The following Monday I signed the papers and will be moving (to Cleveland) in June! Thanks so much for making a stressful time so much easier to deal with!”
Perfect weekend, BEST Guides!”
The (EA) tour was very helpful in making us feel more comfortable with what Cleveland had to offer.”
We knew little about Cleveland before our tour with EA and what we “knew” was primarily driven by negative PR. Our time with EA showed us what Cleveland has to offer, convinced us we coudl be happy in Cleveland and ultimately was critical to our decision to move to Cleveland.”
(EA Guides) provided my husband Mark and I with a wonderful personalized tour of the Cleveland area. They truly focused the tour based on our wants and needs and helped us to feel even more comfortable with our upcoming relocation. Their tour was essential to us having the knowledge to know where to focus on home buying search. Their tour was the highlight of our visit.”
Trust me, you guys are on speed dial for our big new hires moving to Cleveland! We have converted 100% of the people we have sent your way into full time hires and are big advocates for the work you do.”
Thank you and your excellent team at Executive Arrangements for all of your exceptional and caring work. No doubt you played not only an important role in helping us recruit this excellent surgeon to UH but also in enabling their introduction and fit into our wonderful NE Ohio community. Thank you for going ‘beyond the job’ in making this recruitment work for all!!!!”
I just want to say how thankful I am to Lynne Brenner and what a great job she did in pulling off what seemed to be the impossible for (our new hire) this week. Her ability to put together such a comprehensive agenda in less than three days is truly amazing and speaks volumes of what Executive Arrangements can do for those transitioning to the Cleveland area. I’m sure they will be impressed as well. Her ability to provide such great service plays an important role in our recruiting process and, once again, I thank her and Executive Arrangements for a job well done.”
No matter what part of the country or world you are coming from, understanding the quality of life in your new town is becoming increasingly more important for the whole family. That is why EA is an incredible value add to our recruitment process.”
When I have an out-of-town recruit, I call Executive Arrangements in to assist. The area orientation services they provide to educate job candidates about the lifestyle in Cleveland are first class. I know my recruits are in good hands as their attention to detail is impeccable. They carefully match the interests and needs of the family with all that our region has to offer. And, the feedback they provide me, the recruiter, is very helpful.”
I am so appreciative of the services you provided. It relieved much stress in terms of understanding the various areas to live in NE Ohio. An excellent service.”
Executive Arrangements has quickly become a critical component of our overall talent attraction strategy at OMNOVA Solutions. Ensuring our newly recruited talent and their families can easily and successfully transition to NE Ohio is a top priority for us, and EA hits it out of the park each and every time! I continue to be impressed with the thoughtful, customized and impactful experiences they have coordinated for our employees and their families. Our new employees that have participated in these experiences arrive to us more engaged, committed and excited about joining our organization and community!”
Thank you for your contribution to wonderful weekends for (our two recent candidates). When I first moved to the area I did not take advantage of your service, but my wife Claire did, and I have been a believer ever since. Every chance I get, I tell everyone what a wonderful service you provide and recommend you highly.”
We were beyond pleased with our experience. From our first conversation to the end, Margie was amazing. Peg & Sally as well! It ws very helpful and enjoyable to have lunch with others from the community. The two days we spent with our Guides really helped us feel more comfortable with our move to Ohio. Great experience!”
Our orientation to Cleveland was provided by Executive Arrangements. Before we arrived we were contacted to determine our needs and interests. At our hotel we received local treats and plenty of personalized information about the city. During our stay we had a tour with 2 Guides who previewed the route with a pre-marked map (a valuable resource!). We saw points of interest, neighborhoods, and had lunch with a recently relocated couple who had common interests. Our Guides told us “it doesn’t stop here” and that is true! We’ve had follow up phone calls and we’ve felt comfortable reaching out to EA. It’s been a wonderful & unique experience.”
Tremendous service! All cities should have an EA. Lunch with our (EA Guides) and a Montessori family was terrific. We covered a lot of ground and the team was great taking our kids into account. Can’t say enough good things!”
We had a wonderful day with (your Guides) and as a newcomer to town and to this country (from France), we felt already at home thanks to them. Getting connections to friends and other professionals helps me a lot. I would recommend EA to anyone!”
I just wanted to send a quick note to say how much my wife Kim and I enjoyed our experience with your Guides. They made my wife’s day and have truly helped her feel better about our relocation to the Cleveland area (from Seattle). Your approach was a unique experience in our many corporate moves and as the individual responsible for recruitment and staffing at my new job I can assure that when appropriate we will be using your services again in the future.”
What a wonderful introduction to Cleveland! Meeting people with similar interests and the thoughtful way the tour was conducted were so helpful. We had 2 days, one before we moved and one after. Breaking up the tour days was very helpful!
We use Executive Arrangements to engage talent beyond our company culture and help newcomers to connect with all that NE Ohio has to offer.”
Executive Arrangements has been a valued partner of American Greetings during the recruiting of several senior level candidates to join our world headquarters in Cleveland. They’ve successfully helped our candidates learn about all that Northeast Ohio has to offer via the very customized, personalized tours and connections they provide as a part of the itinerary. Our candidates have been impressed, and so are we!”
What impresses me most about Executive Arrangements’ work with our job candidates is the attention that goes into hand picking community members that share common interests and backgrounds of our recruits and their spouses. This extra touch really makes a huge difference when we are recruiting a doctor from out of town, especially since it gives their spouse the beginnings of a social circle.”
I knew I was ready for anew role at a new company, I just wasn’t sure about Northeast Ohio – until I spent time with EA. The team was enthusiastic yet candid; they were giving me a real look at life in NE Ohio. By the end of my trip I was 100% convinced moving to Ohio was the right decision, personally & professionally”
We’ve hired world-class engineers from all over the world. While our recruiting process is tailored specifically to the individual candidate, we rely on Executive Arrangements to introduce Cleveland. The emotional aspects of a move to a new city are as important as the professional opportunity itself; EA goes to great lengths to ensure new hires and their families are connected, informed, and included.”
I have had the great fortune to partner with Executive Arrangements on some critical executive relocations to the Cleveland market. I have always received very positive feedback from the executives that they have worked with. EA takes the time and makes the effort to get to know each individual and their respective families upfront to ensure that a tour is customized to their specific needs and interests. It is not an easy task as many are coming to Cleveland with very little knowledge of the area, along with potential assumptions of what to expect. Thank you for being a great support in the recruiting/relocation process.”
For us using EA 6 weeks after we arrived in town was perfect. We had home & school for the kids so our EA Guides were able to help us focus on all of the amazing pieces of the NE Ohio/Cleveland area. Turned us from fans into cheerleaders of our new home!
My wife and I were “suspect” about what to expect when we were setting up the initial meeting with EA. I can say the day spent with EA was the best use of our time as we were exploring Cleveland. Their insight, knowledge and friendliness was exceptional. I plan on a follow-up tour as our relocation gets nearer. An outstanding organization! Highly recommended!
Our Guides were well prepared and had an in-depth knowledge of the area and the people. They were delightful and focused on insuring we were provided an unbiased view of all the area has to offer.
Recently, we had a client who was planning a “See Cleveland” visit for the final candidate for a key role in their company. This was a hard to fill role and providing a positive impression of our community was critical to the candidate accepting the position. They were planning to have one of their office administrators do a tour of Cleveland for the finalist candidate. I told them rather than leave it to chance and potentially lose the candidate if would be better to pull in Margy Judd and her team to customize the family’s visit so they could learn exactly what they need to make an informed decision. We engaged Executive Arrangements, the candidate accepted the job, and the family is happy in their new hometown. What I appreciate most about EA is that they provide a customized introduction that matches a recruit’s interests with the lifestyle here and lets them keep their personal life private while exploring the idea of moving to Cleveland. EA is my secret weapon for landing top candidates for NE Ohio companies. Our firm, Howard & O’Brien Executive Search, makes sure the candidate is the right fit for the job, and EA makes sure Cleveland is the right fit for the entire family.”
(It) can be a very overwhelming experience to think about moving your family to a place where you have never visited and know no one! When our first day or touring started I was on edge, but Peg really put us at ease with her manner and it quickly became apparent just how much she listened during our pre-tour phone call. Every stop had relevance for us and our family. The moves seems less foreign having these “insiders”.
Our recruit could not say enough nice things about the level of service that Executive Arrangements provided to them. As a matter of fact, we probably are not going to use the relocation arm of our local real estate firm any more, we will use Executive Arrangements exclusively for community acclimation.
The Executive Arrangements day was absolutely invaluable and packed with information and places to see, tailored to our specific needs and interests. Lunch was arranged with a fantastic group of people, who shared a wealth of knowledge of the area. It left me with the feeling that we had definitely made the right decision to relocate to Cleveland. A few weeks after our EA tour, I had an email from Guide Lynne Brenner, inviting me to her local yoga class, which was such a thoughtful gesture. She personally picked me up, and introduced me to the yoga owner/tutor. This was a great way to meet new people and take up a new leisure pursuit! Lynne and I remain good friends and still meet for lunch to catch up. EA gave me the building blocks and confidence to embrace a new location. Their Guides have so much knowledge and their resources are infinite. Just knowing they can help with anything from restaurants to finding a dentist is very reassuring, especially when you don’t know a single person. The other great thing is that they leave it up to you as to how much or little you make use their services.
I felt the Guides from EA were exceptional in their rich knowledge of the region and were able to provide a full picture of what living here would be like. I particularly liked the customization of the tour day to our specific interests. I would highly recommend – time well spent!
My family and I recently relocated to NE Ohio from North Carolina. Needless to say, there were more considerations to be made aside from just the job Executive Arrangements helped us all understand the communities, amenities and lifestyle choices available to us – all of which helped us decide to make the move.
We have accomplished so much, again because of a great foundation that EA gave us. (EA’s) criteria for hiring must be that you are an incredibly nice person.
We work with EA during our recruitment process due to their expert knowledge of Cleveland, its suburbs and school districts. They are able to sell Cleveland by highlighting its amazing attributes, which are seldom known by non-Clevelanders. Money spent on EA’s services is a great investment, and I’m pretty sure that the experience provided by EA tilts the bar our way in terms of successful recruitments. I LOVE that we can pick up the phone, and EA just gets started. I never have to worry. EA provides personalized services for our candidates when they visit. They work one-on-one with each candidate and their family to determine what they are all about and then arrange their visit accordingly. I like that they provide school visits and lunches with other parents in targeted communities when necessary. They are 150% reliable and always flexible. Also, we appreciate their post-visit feedback. Another bonus is their welcome basket – what a great first impression! I have only heard positive reviews. Candidates are often quite surprised and impressed by how much Cleveland has to offer and appreciate that the visits are crafted to their interests and needs.”
Accepting a new job can be overwhelming. EA is like a personal assistant with local knowledge & insights you wish you had, and there they were!
The best part of the EA experience was the local peek into various neighborhoods. By touring with educated locals, I could really get the vibe of the area so I could see where I would feel most at home. This is my sixth hotel with Hilton Hotels WorldWide and this move was a little more challenging because I was coming from sunny Scottsdale, to the iciest days on record in Cleveland, a big leap! So to have a few personal connections; through some formal introductions via the EA team, was helpful and played a much needed roll in warming up my welcome. I also found your hand-marked map most useful; it succinctly identified perimeters and demographics of various neighborhoods. EA is the eHarmony for people moving to Cleveland.”
Our Chinese visitor was given an exceptional tour of Cleveland’s historic landmarks and culture. She was very impressed with her experience which was tailored to her interests. Thank you for providing her this memorable opportunity.
EA was the game changer in my decision to relocate to Cleveland.
I just wanted to say how much Peter & I enjoyed our time with EA this past Saturday. We both commented on what a fun and informative day it was. Saturday night at the Cleveland Orchestra concert and Severance Hall was even better than we thought and we both knew they’d be great. I always knew I wanted to work at the work at the Cleveland Clinic. The obstacle was convincing Peter that he could be happy there, too, and that Cleveland had something to offer HIM. You did that in spades! We’re coming next spring!
There is no way we could have been able to explore and appreciate all the places EA showed us had we been on our own. The opportunity to have “tour guides” with so much knowledge, personally geared to our likes, was priceless. Their effort certainly made the decision to move across the country all the more comfortable.
EA took the time to really personalize my tour. They listened to what’s important to me and integrated it into the day. A great experience!
Having lived in major cities our entire lives we were concerned that NE Ohio would be too “rural” for us. Executive Arrangements provided us with an outstanding introduction to the area. They opened our eyes to what the region had to offer and introduced us to local residents with whom we plan to stay in touch once we move to the area.
I’ve always lived on the east coast and my family is all there. EA was a very worthwhile experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone relocating and not familiar with the area.
The idea of moving to NE Ohio was an issue for us because of “climate concerns” moving from sunny eastern NC and the availability of a private school that is a good fit for our son. The personalized relocation notebook was nice!”
We are thrilled with the service you provided our candidate. We are sitting on the edge of our seat waiting for her answer. Looking forward to working together again soon!”
Thanks for providing a great tour of the City of Cleveland and surrounding neighborhoods for our candidate. The time that you spent to uncover their interests and hobbies led to an impactful visit for them this week. We appreciate the level of detail you provided.”
Thank you so much for all your help and the unbelievable tour. The experience must have been awe inspiring as (our candidate) called today and accepted the offer! I’m certain your work weighed significantly in the decision process, and we’re very pleased you could help. You proved your value really quickly with this work. (In response to their recruit, a single woman in her 30s living in New York City, accepting their offer to relocate to Cleveland for the job after just one day exploring Cleveland with Executive Arrangements. She had never lived anywhere but the East Coast prior and is now happily residing in Cleveland!)
I want to thank you and your team for your part in helping to recruit Scott to Cleveland. The position is a promotion, and he was excited about taking on the new responsibility. However, he was slightly reluctant to move his family to a new city. I truly believe introducing Scott and Sandra to Cleveland and showing them everything this city has to offer helped make their decision to relocate much easier. You have a wonderful service and a very talented and knowledgeable group. We are so lucky to have EA as partners in our recruiting.”
Had never been to Ohio/Cleveland before and had out dated info and impressions (poor schools, bad weather). EA was a major influence on my decision making process regarding both relocation and the quality of life my child would grow up in if we were to move. I was very impressed with the diversity of choices and options.”
Having lived in Florida for 8 years, it was hard to imagine moving to another place. Plus, we’ve lived in the Great Lakes area before and had some preconceived ideas about the area. EA was definitely the best experience we have had in visiting a new city during a job search. All the staffers were so helpful and well informed. They seemed to know what we wanted to see and know without me telling them.”
Cost of living was a concern, and we loved our lifestyle in Madison, WI. One of the most useful services EA provided was referral services. Your resourcefulness allowed us to move forward with a realtor, locate relevant newcomer organizations, as well as provide an unbiased opinion on temporary housing. Thank you!”
Moving any place is an issue. It is difficult to relocate and leave friends, family and a job. The opportunity to meet ‘regular’ people in the community during the lunch stops was the most helpful thing EA did for us.”
Wendy was raised in Utah and I have most recently lived in Michigan and the Carolinas. Cleveland seemed very foreign to us. EA was instrumental in convincing us that the area was all right to move to. My perceptions wee altered. Addressing our daughters concerns was of great importance to us.
I want to thank EA for the part you played in helping us make the decision to relocate to the Cleveland area. I started my new job in January . The neighborhood we selected is the first one that the Guides showed us on our tour (Westlake), My 2 children are attending the schools that you arranged for us to visit during our exploratory weekend. thanks again for your knowledge and guidance during a time that we had so many decisions to make.
Difficult to leave New England because family is here and my daughter is going to be a senior in high school. So difficult to move at this time. I think EA is a must have for any newcomer to Cleveland. Very informative, supportive and welcoming.
You provided us with invaluable information regarding the Akron metropolitan area. You brought much calm to a chaotic time in our lives. Now I’m just excited to start this new chapter…..and what a wonderful place to start.
Executive Arrangements really listened to what we were looking for in communities and customized a tour that significantly helped us in expediting our acclimation to the city. They exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend EA!
From the first contact via email, to our tour and everything in between, we’ve felt very welcomed and in ‘good hands’ with the professionals at EA. The most helpful thing EA did was help us focus on where we’d like to live and we enjoyed meeting new, interesting people at lunch. Great Job!
EA truly focused the tour based on our wants and needs and helped us to feel even more comfortable with our upcoming relocation. Their tour was essential to us having the knowledge to know where to focus our home buying search. The EA tour was the highlight of our visit.
The Executive Arrangements team assigned to guide us through the consideration of a major move from the west coast to the midwest far exceeded our expectations. They were completely prepared to answer any questions and address our concerns. The whole weekend experience has made all the difference in both of our minds, regarding a positive comfort level moving forward.
Love Washington DC, Cleveland was an unknown entity to us and it has it’s undeserved reputation. What surprised us most about NE Ohio is that Cleveland is a beautiful, clean, modern city
EA was the game changer in my decision to relocate to Cleveland, which has a bad reputation as a rust belt city in decline. What most surprised us about NE Ohio was it seems be undergoing revitalization and our EA Guides showed us that.
The idea of moving to NE Ohio was an issue for us as we would be moving away from family, friends and community and this would be our first move out of the Chicago area. It was nice to see our EA Guide’s passion for the area and all it has to offer. We would now consider Peg & Tonia friends!
Match.com could not have done a better job at selecting the guests we met. EA seemed to have a very good grasp of who we were before we arrived, as they picked great guests with whom we connected instantly. Furthermore, whatever prep the guests are given behind the scenes is excellent, as I neither felt that they were just there to ‘sell’ Cleveland or their neighborhoods/schools to us, nor did I feel the lull in conversation that sometimes happens when you meet new people.
I know first hand that the efforts of you, and your great team, are frequently the deciding factor in relocating top talent to Cleveland.Beyond just attracting great people to Cleveland, I know you and your team personally stay in touch and help people and their families throughout the transition process. I know many are your long standing friends. Keep up your wonderful work in attracting great talent to our wonderful city ! You are truly making a difference in the success of the Cleveland business community.
I’m a huge fan of the work of Executive Arrangements. Not only do they appropriately set up one to consider a city that, frankly, most might otherwise look past, but they also leave people with the potential for lifelong friends and relationship through their thoughtful pairing of the client with those in the city of like-mind, interests and background to accelerate one’s acclimation. Eight years in, some of our closest Cleveland friends have come from your initial introduction to NE Ohio.
And not only have I benefited from their work personally, I have also taken advantage of EA’s unique model to successfully attract several individuals for my own staff from NYC, Charlotte, Atlanta, San Francisco and even Pittsburgh.
Your company has far exceeded our expectations in bringing the “WOW” factor into a relocation package, to a Midwestern city in sub degrees below zero temperatures, in the dead of winter. The words “amazing”, “outstanding” and “excellent” are far to minimal to express what EA has done to help us reach our goals. Hats off to you and your awesome team for performing what was short of a miracle! We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with you and EA.
I have lived in Cincinnati all of my life. I was pleasantly surprised by the Akron area. Tonia and Kyra were wonderful.
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, accommodating to our particular needs. The staff was well prepared for our day and scheduled great interviews with local families!
Words simply cannot convey our appreciation and admiration for you and your team. You all truly made us feel welcome.
The tour was very helpful in making us feel more comfortable with what the Cleveland area has to offer. We really enjoyed our tour of the downtown area, indicating specific things/places that would be relevant to the age of our family!
We knew little about Cleveland before our tour with Executive Arrangements, and what we “knew” was primarily driven by negative PR. Our time with EA showed us what Cleveland has to offer, convinced us we could be happy in Cleveland and ultimately was critical to our decision to move to Cleveland.
When my husband Akram was entering the final stages of the selection process for a career opportunity in Cleveland, the folks from Executive Arrangements scheduled a two day tour to help me get to know the area and learn about all that Greater Cleveland has to offer. Born and raised in NYC and Long Island I had never visited Cleveland and truly had no idea what I had been missing!
I have to thank EA for showing my family that Cleveland has a ton to offer us. (EA Guides) were so knowledgeable about the different areas of Cleveland and truly made my family feel at home.
Awesome day, awesome tour, awesome experience! The packet of info on the area (maps and flyers) as well as the neighborhood and school tours was most helpful.
Susie and I liked the fact that (EA) had no agenda, like a Realtor would have. It was just a pleasant drive around the Cleveland area, job well done! Both Peg & Betsy were very professional and added a very personal touch.”
“No amount of internet searching can prepare you as much as one day with these Guides.”
“With 4 kids, any move would be difficult, but Ohio is away from our entire support system. Plus, prior to visiting Cleveland our expectation was low. EA provided us with an excellent overview of the area in a non-biased way that helped us choose areas in which we would live.”
“EA’s services have bought us six months of familiarization time in three days. This is invaluable.”
We were initially skeptical of moving to Cleveland after being in New York and Paris. Based on our day with EA, they made us aware of the opportunities and offerings of living in Cleveland. It significantly contributed to our decision to move to Cleveland.
“A heartfelt thanks to (EA Guides) Janice & Peg for spending the day with Orrin & I. We found your investment in our family and future to be invaluable. It was truly an adventure! Beyond the masterful and well-engineered day, we enjoyed your kindness, enthusiasm, knowledge and personal attention to so many details. You are amazing. We signed a lease and moved in on Friday.”
The services provided by EA were professional & comprehensive. We would highly recommend their services to any employer who wants to make a first class impression on their candidate by providing extensive information on the community in a professional and efficient manner.
“I wanted to send along my appreciation to you and your team at EA for helping to ‘sell’ Cleveland to potential employees from San Francisco. You were able to show the highlights of Cleveland very effectively. Thank you for helping us to make a good first impression, which ultimately assisted us in recruiting several very talented individuals.”
EA is the deal of the century. You do so much to help people relocating to Cleveland believe that they can have a positive experience. You are unique and what you do matters a lot.
“Executive Arrangements has proven to be an invaluable resource in our recruiting efforts. Physicians and their families who are unfamiliar with the Cleveland area have been greatly pleased with the abundant information and the level of service provided by these outstanding professionals.”