Robert W. Knopik
Founder & President

Susan Hamilton, Vice President, Human Resources, Chicago Tube & Iron

"Bob Knopik is our 'go-to' partner when we are in need of filling strategic positions in our metals service centers. Over the last 15+ years I have found Bob and The Leadership Search Group's resources and contacts to be widespread. In addition, Bob's many years in leadership and management positions in industry have honed his skills at assessing a candidate's 'fit' for a client company. He is adept at using his intuition to unearth a candidate's strengths and weaknesses. I would recommend Bob and his team to any industrial organization that is looking for recruiting help."

Shirley Whitesell, Vice President, People, Amsted Industries, Chicago

"Amsted has worked with The Leadership Search Group for more than 10 years. They have completed dozens of very successful searches for us over the years and are very good business partners—always developing a good understanding of the business needs and culture as well as the position competencies."

William Torres, President and CEO, Gibbs Metals

"The Leadership Search Group has become our go-to partner for all searches. Bob Knopik and his team have done an outstanding job for us. They work hard to understand our culture and find the right candidates. They have been very successful at doing that and we are very pleased with the candidates they bring to us."

Jeff Simons, President & CEO, O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals, Inc

"Our relationship with Bob Knopik goes back many years, working with his team at The Leadership Search Group on recruiting talent to our various O'Neal companies. What we appreciate most about working with Bob and his team is their process. They go far beyond just supplying candidates. Bob takes the time to gain a full understanding of our company culture and what we're looking for in terms of "fit" with our organization, not just specific experience. He essentially becomes part of our team and his feedback throughout the hiring process has always been crucial. The firm's summary presentations of each candidate are detailed and extremely helpful in maneuvering through interviewing and hiring. Bob and his team will deliver the expected results and then some."

M. Robert Weidner, President and CEO, Metals Service Center Institute

"The Leadership Search Group not only does a good job of finding talent, they treat candidates professionally. This is very important, as LSG becomes an extension of their clients in the marketplace. In 2001 LSG found me for the MSCI President/CEO position, so I can personally attest to the way candidates view them. They will represent your company well."

Frank Walker, President & CEO (retired), Feralloy Corporation

"Attempting to network to find candidates yourself takes valuable time away from running your business. Additionally, you generally work with only the people you already know, and don't get into the market deep enough to uncover other, unknown talent. The value proposition of The Leadership Search Group is their ability to find and screen excellent candidates. While I was running my business, they were getting me qualified candidates from whom to choose. I highly recommend them."