Greater Los Angeles and Beyond
Greater Los Angeles and Beyond
“In the future, human capital will be the most important kind of capital. Investing in people is not just a nice to have; it is imperative for growth, prosperity and progress.”
“Great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are either motivated, or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you'll be stuck with whoever's left"
Author, TED Talk: "Start With Why"
CFO asks CEO: "What happens if we invest in our people and they leave us?" CEO: "What happens if we don't, and they stay?" via @azwinggi
Principal, Founder, Competia, @Competia
They are innovative and disruptive, forging new ways of solving the world's problems, and most importantly, they are translating ideas into action. They also recognize that they couldn't do what they do without great talent, and that's where we come in. Talent is the fuel that transforms our client's grand ideas into reality.
As a boutique executive search firm, we specialize in off-market, confidential, direct hire opportunities for exceptional individuals looking to advance their career in accounting, finance, marketing, and sales roles primarily in southern California. We make purposeful introductions that are in alignment with both the candidate's career goals and our client's search criteria. We've worked with clients in just about every industry including real estate, hospitality, professional services, financial services, entertainment, technology, startup/early stage, medical devices, life sciences, and consumer products. Our typical client has revenues between 5M and 150M and is located in greater Los Angeles, Orange, or Ventura counties. Our most common placement is a Controller, Director of VP of Finance, or CFO, with a range from the mid-senior to C-level. Professional experience stems from many years working in human resources on the employer side, with diverse companies and individuals across various industries, including Fortune 500, public, private, non-profit, and startup companies.
Our typical candidate is currently employed, passively looking for the next challenge in their career, with 5 to 15 years of experience, and excellent stability. Over the past several years we've developed a network of "off-market" passive candidates that rarely surface during a typical search, many of whom have now become our top clients.
Although our core focus geography is greater Los Angeles, we've placed candidates for key clients in the following cities:
We transform lives of the people we work with, connecting professionals with opportunities that allow them to achieve happiness and career fulfillment. We thrive on hearing people's stories and learning about what excites them about their career, their hopes and their aspirations. By connecting these inspired individuals with our forward-thinking clients, both parties grow and prosper in ways that neither had imagined. We are about dreaming big, and making it happen, and aligning ourselves with people who are up for the same.
Dream Big. We won’t settle for ordinary or the status quo. Our clients have big goals and dreams to realize and we support them in recruiting extraordinary talent that propels their journey.
Passion for Service. Our service shall be nothing less than exceptional. Our customers should be surprised and wowed by our expertise, market intelligence, timeliness, and delivery.
Commitment. Searches for talent are challenging. We thrive on a challenge. We persevere to find the perfect match.
Fearless and Unstoppable. Moving forward with urgency, always with our A game, persistent, tenacious, exploring new opportunities and taking risks.
Thirst for constant learning. We thrive on learning. We learn fast and act fast so our knowledge makes a difference to our customers.
Honesty. The value of our relationships with both candidates and clients is built on honest and ethical behavior.
Global perspective. We love to compete globally. We serve as ambassadors for our nation, and welcome all who seek success in our country.
Brett is a management consultant, executive recruiter, and network connector, born and raised in Los Angeles. Long before Brett interviewed candidates for his clients, he auditioned musicians and performers for live theatrical productions. Live theatre has always been a passion for Brett, having received his undergraduate degree in music education and conducting.
After graduating from UCLA, Brett spent two years in New York City. While there, he worked for Richard Frankel Productions, a well-known commercial theatre production and general management company. In 2002, Brett resumed studies at The University of Southern California in arts management and developed an extensive five-year business plan for the Santa Monica Civic Light Opera (SMCLO), a community producing partner to Santa Monica High School's Theatre program. Brett's vision led to many notable productions, including bringing two complete summer tours of SMCLO's professional productions to Avalon's Casino Theatre on Catalina Island. In 2006, Brett was named General Manger for the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, CA. Brett's work in Ventura contributed to many Ovation-nominated productions, including Back Home Again, a John Denver Holiday Concert, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Hamlet.
Brett's depth of experience in building teams (both on and off stage) comes from working in two different non profit organizations prior to forming the Brett Fisher Group (BFG) in 2008, a business entity that pulls together an extensive network of talented and experienced professionals. Since 2008, BFG has successfully placed top talent with backgrounds in accounting, finance, sales, marketing, human resources, and administrative professionals throughout greater Los Angeles. With carefully-selected clients in his portfolio, BFG only looks to make "purposeful matches" of candidates to his clients, understanding that a successful long-term relationship with both his candidates and clients, is ultimately what brings his team great satisfaction.
B.A., Music, University of California, Los Angeles (2000)
M.B.A., Pepperdine University (2011)
On a Saturday afternoon/evening I can be found:
Playing with my twins, Ella and Ethan, and newborn Brayden, watching them grow so fast, and developing into little people!
One of my favorite places to go in L.A. is;
LAX, leaving on an international trip!
One piece of advice for candidates:
Be nice, be responsive, and pay it forward. You never know who's going to open the door you need to get to where you want to go.