Here’s what some PR & Corporate Communications industry opinion-leaders, media, clients and candidates say about us:
David D’Alessandro, Chairman, President & CEO, John Hancock Financial Services; Currently Chairman, Seaworld Entertainment:
"There are executive recruiters, headhunters, management matchmakers and then there is one and only one 'eagle among crows'. I used Larry Marshall's and Marshall Consultants services for over 20 years and he never missed finding me the right person, for the right job, at the right time. Never missed. Not Once. Not ever. Then one day he called me to consider becoming communications vice president at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. I went to the interview--hated the place--called Larry from the Boston airport and told him there was no chance I would consider the job. Coincidentally, John Hancock's executives were not disappointed as they did not want to offer me the job. A few months later, Larry called and said I should go on a second interview. He was convinced I was the right person at that particular moment in John Hancock's history. Somehow, he also sold Hancock's skeptical executives on a second look. I thought everyone was loony, but out of respect for Larry, I went. I retired fromJohn Hancock at 53 years old in 2004 as Chairman, President and CEO of what became a Fortune 200 Company, earning initial shareholders a 250 percent increase in four years. Larry sees what others cannot.'An eagle among crows'”.
James Dowling, Chairman. Emeritus & Former CEO, Burson-Marsteller
“In my 34 years with Burson-Marsteller, a time of strong and consistent growth, we had a continuous need to recruit the best talent available to serve a wide array of clients. Larry Marshall and Marshall Consultants consistently delivered to us high caliber prospects that suited our needs. Larry Marshall understands the business of public relations and the qualifications needed to serve demanding clients. He conducts his business with efficiency, diligence and a skill for identifying real talent in the industry. He helped in building the agency”.
Michael Lissauer, Executive Vice President, Business Wire:
"Several years ago, I was a marketing communications professional who needed a change and I knew only one person who I trusted to help me make the right career move. That person was Larry Marshall of Marshall Consultants. He helped me find a home at Business Wire, where I am now Executive Vice President and part of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway family. I have kept in touch with Larry over the years because he is the ultimate professional who understands how to match professionals with appropriate positions. He is keenly aware of all the nuances of our business and works diligently for both the company and the communications professional".
Herbert L. Corbin, Chairman/Partner, KCSA PR Worldwide: “Larry Marshall is truly one of the Dean's of the public relations and investor relations executive recruitment industry, and I should know since he and his firm, Marshall Consultants, have handled searches for KCSA Worldwide for over 35 years. Its good to have his professionalism back”!
Patrice Tanaka, CEO & Creative Director, Patrice Tanaka & Co. (now CRT/tanaka): "Our PR firm has had the distinction of being called the "agency with soul" in our unique relationship with our employees They, in return, give us their loyalty, respect and go that extra mile on our behalf and that of our clients. We have received many industry awards for our creative approach to consumer marketing publicity and brand management. This combination has demanded a special set of personal, as well as professional, skills not commonly found in traditional candidates. Marshall Consultants and Larry Marshall have been able to identify, motivate andrecruit those rare "out of the box" candidates who have served our agency and its clients very well over the years."
Henry “Hank” Boerner, Managing Director-NY, Rowen & Blewitt, Interpublic: “Larry Marshall is the consummate professional in executive search for public relations, public affairs and investor relations (and financial communications) professionals. Those who occupy the corporate communications posts at the highest level of public companies are critical assets to their companies – to “C” suite executives, boards of directors, the senior management ranks, to shareholders, and to a range of stakeholders. Larry understands the needs of companies to identify, screen and help recruit outstanding prospects to fill these posts. When I was at American Airlines, Larry opened his first NY office. I was impressed back then and have been impressed all these years since with his abilities, his acumen, and his finesse in handling complex and sometimes difficult recruiting assignments. I say this as a candidate that he recruited for two top jobs – including the New York Stock Exchange as Director of PR and Burson-Marsteller – and as a client. He is one-of-a-kind in his business specialty.”
Michael Maus- Director of Communications, American Bible Society: “One day, out of the blue, Larry called me and said he thought I was the person who should be the American Bible Society’s next Director of Communications. I thought he was full of beans, but followed his recommendation anyway, was interviewed more than once, and eventually was offered the position. Larry was right. It’s nice to have people like Larry Marshall in your corner at difficult times! It would be hard to say enough good things about the persistence and thoughtfulness that Larry and his team focus on their work. Let’s just put it this way: Larry’s the best!”
Richard Weiner, noted author and PRSA Gold Anvil recipient: “In 1968, I left Ruder and Finn and started my own public relations firm, with no employees and no clients. Wow, that's a long time ago! But, of course, I remember the early years, as one client led to another. Our greatest need was finding people. Larry Marshall understood that each PR firm is unique. He found executives who were exactly right for us. It's a pleasure to welcome Larry back. Who knows -- maybe I'll start another PR firm!”
Larry & Joy Marshall,Managing Partners Marshall Consultants, LLC 541-488-3121 Email: Marshcons@gmail.com