As Seen In…Forbes, October 7, 2013
A calculated risk taken by Greg Goetzman in 1998 proved to be a perceptive business strategy for the Los Angeles-based staffing solutions provider. Focusing exclusively on placing financial and accounting talent, Goetzman reasoned that highly qualified professionals would always be in demand to fill projects or interim assignments. Focusing exclusively on placing financial and accounting talent, Goetzman reasoned that highly qualified professionals would always be in demand to fill projects of interim assignments. But most top performers prefer job security at a regular, full-time job over temporary placements.
With changes in the economy and a tighter regulatory environment on its way, the timing couldn’t have been better to pioneer an alternative to traditional temporary placements. Seizing the moment, Goetzman founded The Goetzman Group, one of the first in the industry to offer full-time employment to consultants. ” To assess the best candidates, we address the needs of the consultants. We provide a stable source of income, paying bench between assignments,. We offer a desirable benefits package, promote excellent work-life balance, and minimize the need for long commutes or out-of-area travel,” he explains.
Success Built on Strong Collaborative Relationships
Fifteen years later, Goetzman is firmly established as a premier provider of assistance in all areas of finance and accounting in positions ranging from accountant/financial analyst to project management and controller/director. Hundreds of clients include some of the most well-known names in entertainment, consumer products, banking, pharmaceutical, food services, investments, manufacturing and more. The company often shares clients with the Big Four accounting firms. Goetzman consultants are found in businesses ranging in size from midsize organizations and start-ups to Fortune 500 multinationals,where they are exposed to interesting and cutting edge projects that help build resumes. “With a strong presence in a variety of industries and a carefully controlled growth strategy, we kept consultants busy even in the downturn that began in 2009. We enjoy a utilization rate of nearly 100 percent, representing the ultimate in job security,” says Goetzman.
The level of client and consultant loyalty is proving to be a strong factor in the company’s growth. As Goetzman carefully helps them manage their careers, many consultants have chosen to stay with the firm for more than a decade. As a result, repeat clients enjoy an outstanding continuity of services from a stable team of consultants year after year and have the luxury of being able to request the same person back for future projects.
“We built this company on strong collaborative relationships with our clients and our consultants,” adds Goetzman. “Shared trust leads to a deeper and richer understanding of both our consultants’ and our clients’ needs.”
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