"In the last 9 months, I have made the final cut and interviewed for 3 VP/Tax jobs. One placement was through TaxSearch, the other two through the same "brand name" financial executive search firm. The TaxSearch experience was outstanding. Tony has known me for 16 years, he knows my strengths, he knows my dirty laundry. He is honest throughout the process; even when the communication is not pleasant, he just tells it like it is so you know where you stand. One experience with the other firm was OK, but the second experience was horrific. I felt like I was left twisting in the wind. Unlike Tony, this firm does not treat candidates like capital assets that need to be tended to. They do not value relationships with the candidates. I kept wondering why any company would want to be represented by such a firm - after all, am I not also a potential customer of the company's products? Does the company really want to leave its "no-go" candidates with such a bad impression? The conclusion I ultimately reached was that the firm had no business doing tax searches. In contrast, TaxSearch knows everyone in tax. When Tony asks me how much work do I do with IP, he actually understands what it means to "do work with IP." When he reviews candidates with the CFO, you can be certain that each one has been back and forth through his filters several different ways. You can be certain that the process will proceed efficiently and that there won't be any surprises. If you are at all weighing the option of a general firm vs. TaxSearch, let my words tip the balance. TaxSearch is absolutely the way to go."