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Brenda Wylie BiggsThere is unlimited growth potential in Top Echelon Network.  How do we know this?  There are examples of it all the time.

Take, for instance, the recent split placement between Bob Long of Executive Personnel Services and Brenda Wylie-Biggs of KB Search Team, LLC.

Wylie-Biggs has been very successful in the Network, having made 70 split placements since becoming a Preferred Member.  She has forged Trading Partner relationships with many recruiters along the way, and she has continued to work and make split placements with them.  You would think, that after all that time and that many split placements, that Wylie-Biggs would have as many Trading Partner relationships as she’s going to have in the Network.

But that’s not the case.  She forged a new relationship with another recruiter, and that relationship resulted in yet another split placement.

That recruiter was Long, who works in the Accounting industry.  Wylie-Biggs, on the other hand, works in a variety of different industries, including Engineering, Manufacturing, & Production.  So when she received a job order for an Accounting Manager from one of her clients, she knew she would need help filling it. So she posted it to the Network.

Long saw the job order in the Split Jobs Database and contacted Wylie-Biggs about it.

Bob Long“He was working on a similar search on his own, so he had already done a lot of cold calling for candidates,” said Wylie-Biggs.  “So he was actually already surfacing candidates.  He called and asked me what the key points were.  He dove in and qualified the job order to make sure that it was a good, solid search and not wasting his time.  Then every time he sent me a candidate, he followed up to discuss that candidate.”

According to Wylie-Biggs, Long was a true partner in the placement process.  He adhered to Top Echelon Network Pillars of Quality, Communication, and Trust throughout the process, and the result was a placement that Wylie-Biggs may not have made otherwise.

“Everything was high quality on Bob’s end,” she said.  “He knows his stuff and he knows the financial world.  I’ll definitely work with Bob in the future.  It was a win-win-win for everybody—for me, for Bob, and for Top Echelon.”

“Without his help, this placement would not have happened.  The process was very smooth.  Bob is a great recruiter and a great Trading Partner.”

'Comments' and Compliments

What’s better than summer? Summer and split placements, that’s what!  And there are recruiters in the Network who are ushering in the new season the best way they know how—by making split placements with their Trading Partners.

We have two of these recruiters in this week’s installment of “‘Comments’ and Compliments.”  Forget about baseball (and football); split placements should be the national pastime.  So if you have comments for a Trading Partner regarding a split placement, please email those comments to

(Editor’s Note: For those of you who’ve submitted comments, we appreciate your patience.  We have a backlog at the moment.  However, feel free to contact us if you’d like to know the status of your “Comments.”  And of course, thanks for your contributions!)

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Bob GaborRichard Lowe“Richard, thank you for sticking with this.  It was a long and difficult search, but you turned up several good candidates.  Let’s do another.”

Submitted by Robert Gabor of The Gabor Group regarding his split placement with Richard Lowe of J.D. Cotter Search, Inc.

Position Title—Manufacturing Engineer & Quality Manager
Fee Percentage—25%

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Suzanne Griffith, CPC“Hani was a great Trading Partner!  He provided an on-target (non-boards) candidate for a VERY difficult-to-fill position.  He offered his assistance throughout the hiring/interview process.  I definitely want to do more splits with him.”

Submitted by Suzanne Griffith, CPC of J S Griffith & Associates regarding her split placement with Hani Mussa of KnowPeople, Inc.

Position Title—Test Controls Engineer
Fee Percentage—25%

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Remember, if you have comments for a Trading Partner regarding a split placement, please email those comments to