Testimonials

Testimonials from gga Clients

“gga has provided executive search services for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) for more than nine years. Working with the Chief of Staff, Executive Director and Board of Commissioners, they have successfully placed many of our executives. gga is a hands-on, collaborative partner who communicates frequently and effectively. Their knowledge of the intricacies of the industry is unrivaled. We are always involved in the process, and they understand the public housing industry, as well as, knowing what seems like all of the executives, and their strengths and weaknesses. Simone and her team provide us with outstanding service in a very comfortable and professional manner. She has an uncanny ability to know what the agency needs, and how marry that with the best talent in the industry. gga understands that housing authorities need to do more with less and share that philosophy. Through the years, gga has also provided professional coaching and mentoring for various members of our executive team, as well as executive level training and support -which was much needed added value.”
Nikol Nabors-Johnson
Former Chief of Staff, Baltimore Housing Authority
“I previously served as president of one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care and related business, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies which has a high demand for qualified staff that are devoted to excellence. I first used gga in 1994 and have hired her firm numerous times at other organizations that I have managed. She has been a trusted advisor and dependable resource for our management teams at every engagement. In fact,18 years ago, Simone, helped connect me with a position that has resulted in a fantastic, fruitful career. Since that time, gga has provided us with executive search, contract staffing and diversity consulting services. At one point, our Claims department at AHMFC was successfully outsourced to gga for an 18-month staffing project. Advice given is always right on target. They not only get to know the client, but also the client's environment. I always enjoy having gga as part of my team!”
Michael A. Rashid
Director of Commerce, City of Philadelphia
“I have been working for housing authorities for more than 30 years and when it comes to top tier recruitment gga is my number one source for industry leaders. In Jacksonville, we were in need of a CFO, gga instantly produced a roster of first-rate candidates with outstanding qualifications. Their firm continues to be the one-stop shop for organization in need of next level executive leaders.”
Dwayne Alexander
Interim President/CEO, Jacksonville Housing Authority
“We were a new and inexperienced board when we retained gga. Simone and her team skillfully guided us from the very first step, all of the way through to our selection of a very competent leader. The level of professionalism was exceptional throughout, and we continue to lean on the organization as we look to fill critical positions in our organization.”
Cowlis Andrews
Board Chair, Park City Communities
“gga is a proven leader in executive search providing exceptional candidates and support throughout the recruiting process. The entire gga search process is designed to empower the client to select from a strong slate of accomplished and competitive candidates that best fits their organization. Our agency had great success with gga and selected an outstanding candidate that is performing exceptionally well and enabling us to make the right decisions and rapid progress in fulfilling our mission and goals. Much of our accomplishment we attribute to the quality of the search process, guidance and support gga provided throughout in the selection, on-boarding, and orientation with our new CEO.”
Thomas Lounds
Board Chair, Spartanburg Housing Authority
“gga is a firm that is well known for its superior HR consulting and executive search services, and it has also developed an equally outstanding organization, management and IT consulting practice. I am recommending gga to you for its HR and executive search services. gga has been a Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) strategic partner in HR and executive search for several years. They have performed a range of HR and executive search services for CHA providing strategic HR advice and exemplary executive search services. gga has conducted executive search that provides advice inclusive of the strategy, planning, surveying of staff, and board to assess concerns and issues that may have affected criteria for selecting executives and a senior management team. They are excellent at understanding the leadership and culture of an organization and matching candidates that are a great fit.”
Fulton Meachem Jr.
President/CEO, Charlotte Housing Authority
“gga's process included a detailed strategy of how to find the best talent possible and we were presented with an outstanding slate of talent from which to choose. Also, the listening tour they conducted provided our community at large; resident leadership, business partners, elected officials and others, the opportunity for greater understanding of the process while assessing concerns and issues that may affect the criteria for selecting the next executive director. gga was also sensitive to the media scrutiny and interacted in a very professional manner with the local reporter. gga provided advice that was timely, appropriate and extremely helpful to our Board. Of the six candidates presented, the Board had a hard time choosing between the top three candidates because they were all exceptional! The Board of Commissioners recommend gga highly. They are an outstanding firm, with integrity and clear direct communication.”
Molly Talbot-Metz
Chair, Executive Search SHA Board of Commissioners
gga has been a Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) strategic partner for several years. They have performed a range of HR and executive search services for LMHA, as well as providing strategic HR advice and resident training. gga has conducted executive search services that provides HR consulting and advice inclusive of the strategy, planning, and successful placement of several executive level staff. They have provided many outstanding candidates, including for succession planning positions. Their process, logistics, and documentation to support the conduct of the executive search selection, negotiation of compensation, contract, start date and on-boarding is very well done. gga's executive search approach and practice permitted LMHA to focus on the issue of selecting from very qualified candidates that have served LMHA well and have been assets to our management team.”
Demetria Simpson
Former Executive Director-Board Secretary, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
“I am delighted to recommend the executive search and recruitment services of Gans, Gans and Associates (gga) of Plant City, Florida. I can speak to the high quality of the work that they performed on behalf of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA). gga will carefully review the terms of your request-for-proposal and create a custom search plan that if not meets at least approaches all of your recruitment objectives. You can safely rely on their ability to conduct a thorough executive search. They conduct effective stakeholder meetings with residents, staff members, and government officials. gga networks with a wide variety of housing authority leaders, and this allows them to quickly identify and contact prospects that best fit the needs of the client. They are effective in organizing all aspects of the recruitment process, from advertising, identification, and evaluation of candidates. They work closely with an organization's Board or Human Resource department to make sure that the client knows where recruitment stands at all times. They take the extra steps to deliver the results you expect. They managed NRHA's engagement so well that they would certainly be considered for future recruitments. I recommend gga to you without reservation.”
Richard W. Archer
Human Resources Director, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
“Working with Gans, Gans and Associates has been invaluable in several Executive level searches conducted at this agency. Their professionalism and persistence to ensure the right match between candidate and position is notable. The attention paid to culture and climate in an organization and skills, ability and personal characteristics of the candidate helps in successful placements. ”
Karen DuBois-Walton
President/Executive Director, Elm City Communities

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