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Deffet Group is committed to driving superior recruitment results with each and every consulting opportunity. We assist our clients by finding the transcendent talent they need to support their changing culture and uphold their mission. We are proud of our history and track record of outstanding achievement, including our 90%+ returning client rate. We believe it is our perseverance in the search process and focus on integrity that results in our high level of client satisfaction, and we are pleased to share just a few of their comments here.


quotationDeffet Group had a very good understanding of what we needed and were looking for in our executive search. I would highly recommend them to another organization for many reasons, based on nearly 20 years of experience partnering with this firm. However, their excellent understanding of the particular need at the front end of the process, their follow-through on the agreed-upon communication and steps, and their follow-up with both the client and the candidates all the way through the process to a successful conclusion is especially worth mentioning.”
-Ray Rabidoux, CEO
Glacier Hills Retirement Community, Ann Arbor, MI
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quotationAs Board Chair of an organization seeking a leader with the experience and knowledge to help us grow, I consider the executive search services of the Deffet Group nothing but a blessing. They located the ideal individual to turn things around and facilitate our current successful expansion, and also helped us better define the executive’s role and the profile of person who would best fit our needs.”
“Deffet Group did an outstanding job of introducing several candidates with the right qualifications. Their search consultant was very aware of what we needed as a religious organization, and did an excellent job of bringing us only the people who had not only the skills and qualifications, but also the Christian values behind them that are so important to us.”
-Faith Bauersfeld, Board Chair
National Lutheran Communities & Services, Rockville, MD
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quotationDeffet Group’s search on our behalf for a new President and CEO went extremely well from start to finish. Dan Deffet did an excellent job of bringing us quality candidates, and really helped in developing the position specifications, which made it very clear what type of individual we were seeking. I definitely appreciated their expertise not only in providing potential candidates for the position, but also in the process of helping us make the final selection involved.”
“Deffet Group had an excellent grasp of our strategic objectives and business issues, which was really evident when designing the position specifications and in feedback about the candidates and which ones were potentially best suited for our organization. Based on their high level of integrity and the quality of their search process, I would highly recommend them to another organization conducting an executive search for their President/CEO.”
-Search Committee Chair
Luthercare, Lititz, PA
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quotationDeffet Group is an extremely high quality executive search firm. They had an excellent grasp of our needs for our new President/CEO, resulting in the placement of just the right person for our organization. I would definitely recommended Deffet Group’s services, as we have successfully partnered with them for other executive searches in our organization.”
-Tom Rivers, Interim CEO
Oakwood Village, Madison, WI
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quotationI would definitely recommend Deffet Group to another organization conducting executive search. I rate them very highly in all key areas of the process, and appreciate their thorough and professional approach to a project.”
“Deffet Group found us more and better candidates than we would have found on our own. I would describe them as thorough, professional, and responsive - they tailored our search to our specific needs and wants.”
-Kris Fehr, Chair of the CEO Search Committee
St. Luke’s Home, Dickinson, ND
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quotationOne thing that stands out about Deffet Group is how Dan Deffet got into it personally. As the principal in a company, it was good to work with a person who had the most at stake in the successful outcome of our contract. The Deffet Group went beyond the requirements of the contract and we had a great experience.”
“Deffet Group was very responsive to our needs throughout the assignment, and their overall performance was excellent. Their services are professional, and their fees are reasonable.”
-Former President/CEO
Moorings Park, Naples, FL
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quotationDeffet Group helped us define and more narrowly profile our executive search candidates. All three finalists were excellent - we are thrilled with our new hire.”
“Our organization developed an extraordinary relationship while working with Deffet Group, specifically in the open, candid way we dealt with issues and their responsiveness to us.”
-Teri Popp, VP of Human Resources
Christian Care Communities, Louisville, KY
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quotationDeffet Group kept us very well informed of their progress throughout each step of the process, and they were very responsive to our needs throughout the assignment. Their overall performance was excellent.”

-Scott Harrison, President/CEO
Lifespace Communities, Inc., Des Moines, IA
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quotationWe have worked with Deffet Group on several hires over the years, and I’ve worked with them personally on most every one. They always seem to know what it is we’re looking for, understand the process very well, and give very good advice throughout the process. By working with the Deffet Group, we’ve always seemed to find just the right candidate.”
“Deffet Group always understood just the type of person we were looking for. They have a great understanding of the business, and how that ties into the vision, mission, and culture of an organization. I rate their overall performance as excellent.”
-Jay Dettorre, President/CEO
Western Reserve Masonic Community, Medina, OH
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