I was faced with an incredible business challenge to hire 8 staff members and completely re-launch a large web site within four months. Jay Berger was recommended to me to help me put together my staff. He took the time to understand the needs of our business and the culture that I wanted to create with staff. He was able to find me staff that exceeded my expectations. He has been one of the best recruiters that I’ve worked with during my career.”
Barbara is fantastic! Over the years I have used a number of professionals to help me update my resume and online profile. None have come close to the expertise and caliber of Barbara. Her expertise as a recruiter makes her invaluable if you want a LinkedIn profile or resume hiring managers will want to read. I highly recommend her not only for her ability to fine tune your brand and tell your story, but also because of her sincerity in wanting to help others. If you’re looking for an expert who can get you to that next level and is genuinely interested in you as an individual and not as a transaction, then look no further than Barbara!”
Omar Mayyasi, CPA Finance & Accounting Executive – Teachers College-Columbia University
“In 2008 I had the pleasure or writing a LinkedIn recommendation about Jay and how much of a pleasure it was working with him, and his firm Paradigm Partners. Now 12 years later, I am once again thrilled to say how easy it is to recommend Jay and Paradigm to friends and colleagues regardless of which side of the hiring transaction they are on.
Jay and his team are exceptional at finding the best people and the best in people across a wide spectrum of industries. Whether it is an analyst, a director, or a c-suite executive, Jay can help refine the role, find the best candidates, and keep the process moving so critical hires occur quickly and efficiently”.
Michael Elkin, COO – Claims Conference
“Jay, and the organization he has built, consistently delivers on the identification and evaluation of talent. Over the years I have turned to Jay for advice and direction on a plethora of organizational issues. His industry knowledge, intuitive insight, and candor are evident in all facets of the search process. His ability to partner with clients and drill down to the essence of any situation is truly unique in the search industry.”
“It has been a pleasure working with you on the Learning Specialist role at McKinsey. Thank you for helping me land my dream job”.
Sakhile Ndlovu, Learning Delivery Specialist, McKinsey & Company
Jay and I have worked together since the very earlier days of our careers. He has a broad background in the technology arena, and a deep understanding of staffing and its importance to an organization. I have always viewed him as a partner, not a “vendor” and he is the person I call most often for the tough searches. He makes it his business to understand our business, and then to find us the right talent in order to help grow our business. There’s nobody better!”
“Barbara always provides valuable career advice and is an absolute pleasure to communicate with. She has in-depth knowledge of so many different fields and is always willing to share her insight. Talking to Barbara leaves me feeling inspired and ready to reach for my goals.”
Stephanie Merkrebs JD Candidate, Brooklyn Law School Director, Campus Affairs & Special Projects Anti-Defamation League
“I’ve been relying on Jay for over 10 years now in being able to find the best candidates for us. He’s quick to understand the company culture and fits candidates not only based on technical ability, but also on their interpersonal skills.”
“I’m a strong believer that one has to truly love what they do and the company they’re doing it for. Jay gets that and makes sure he’s presenting candidates to us that have a strong desire to make something of themselves given the right opportunity. He’s done this time and time again for us… roughly around 20-25 times over the 10+ years if I’m not mistaken.”
“Also, I value the fact that Jay is very calm and collected. Often, recruiting is fast paced and some recruiters are too quick to throw candidates at you in hopes they get lucky in putting the right person in front of you before another recruiter does. It’s been a pleasure working with Jay for I know he’s never rushing but rather is diligent and respectable of his client’s time by only sending over strong viable candidates.”
“I had the opportunity to work with Barbara when I was not actively seeking a new position. She presented an opportunity to me that was a compelling next step in my career. Her knowledge about the position and the organization along with her sensitivity to what my needs were made the experience not only seamless but also pleasant. Barbara’s style is detailed and sensitive. Unlike other recruiters, she truly respects everyone involved in the process and works diligently to insure to serve the best interests of all who are involved.”
Mark Zarbailov Sr. Director, Advancement Services Teachers College
I have had the pleasure of working with Jay Berger both as a candidate and a client. As a client, I worked at a small technology startup as the Recruitment Manager, which had just laid off a significant portion of the staff that I originally hired. Jay was not only helpful in getting the effected staff out and interviewing, he showed great compassion in doing so.”
“As a candidate, Jay showed me the utmost professionalism and did the unthinkable by passing me along to a fantastic company, even knowing that there would be little financial reward for him only saying that the long-term relationship is more important than the short-term. I recommend Jay wholeheartedly as your recruitment partner because in Jay, you will have a long-term business partner.”
“I had the opportunity to connect with Barbara during my job search in 2019. She is a very knowledgeable and thoughtful recruiter. After a brief introduction, I gained a tremendous insight into tech market, project management trends and resume narrative alignment. It is a pleasure working with a highly organized, responsive and professional recruiter! I will recommend Barbara and Paradigm Partners LLC services to my network.”
Artiom Zagariuk, Product Development and Project Management, Enchante Accessories
I have never had a candidate from Paradigm Partners that didn’t make it to the final round! What I love about working with Jay and Paradigm Partners is that they truly partner with you to find the right talent. Jay is exceptional at understanding what we as hiring managers really mean in a job description and is excellent at asking the right questions that help you articulate the exact skills you need and are looking for. He has the uncanny ability of unearthing hidden talent in the job market and presenting candidates that not only meet the technical requirements but ones he knows would be a right fit for the culture. Jay is a genuinely good person and a delight to work with. I highly recommend Paradigm Partners to anyone needing help getting the right talent for their team.”
“With so many great recommendations here, my comments seem hardly necessary but I’m very inclined to share the following. It is rare to encounter a person who presents with integrity and passion in their dealings and for the tasks at hand. I was pleasantly surprised at Jay’s generosity, his concern and time given. A connection with Jay Berger is a privilege indeed. Thanks Jay.”