The following are testimonials for Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer of Delta Management.
VP Systems Engineering, Alcatel-Lucent
Gavin truly differentiates himself from the pack by spending the time up front to understand your staffing needs in great detail. As a result, Gavin only presents the most qualified candidates for a given role so you don’t have to waste your time filtering unqualified candidates, as you might with his competitors. Gavin is able to use his vast network of contacts in the Canadian telecom industry to find truly exceptional candidates.
Gavin’s services are highly recommended.
Senior Manager, Juniper Networks
I have worked with Gavin on two occasions. Gavin was able to provide very senior technical experts as candidates for two positions I was trying to fill. We ended up hiring both candidates and both have worked out very well and are doing a great job with our customers now.
One of the positions tooks some time to get contracts in place, Gavin went out of his way to keep the candiddate warm and excited about the opportunity while we secured the contract. We were able to complete the process and get the great candidate! Gavin was also creative in working with the candidate regarding relocation and was able to save us some money!
Gavin was good to work with and was responsive to our needs.
Gavin is a true business partner — he always searched for the best candidate that he believed would make an immediate and positive impact on our clients. Many of the sales people and technical resources he recruited for me have gone on to very successful careers in the industry, so he is obviously an excellent judge of character and potential.
Country Manager, Aruba Networks
Gavin has provided high value recruitement services to several firms I have worked for. Gavin does a great job of finding top talent, properly representing the opportunities and helping close with the candidates.
Global VP, Arbor Networks
Gavin redefines “talent search expert”. He ensures that he is well educated in the industries that he serves, fully comprehends the company culture and role requirements, has a current handle on the individuals that not only have the right skills but also are the right fit for the role and the culture of the company.
Gavin takes the role of trusted advisor to heart and consistently delivers on that role.
I have used Gavin’s, and his team’s, services many times and highly recommend him. He brings quality candidates for consideration after Gavin has screened the broader list. Gavin can accelerate the search and the final hiring result better than anyone that I have ever worked with in the Networking industry.
Recruitment Coordinator, Juniper Networks
I worked with Gavin Pitchford during a 3-year contract with Juniper Networks (Massachusetts) and, in dealing with a variety of staffing firms for 15 years, I’ve never seen a firm more dominating in the niche of fine sales professionals in Canada, than Delta Management.
Gavin’s team was used more exclusively for sales recruitment in Canada, as well as some special assignments in the USA and CALA / LATAM, even though Juniper typically preferred non-exclusives.
I was consistently impressed by Gavin’s drive, level of professionalism and expansive wisdom about Canadian employment laws as he was helpful in ensuring that we were well-protected and in compliance.
Unlike other firms, Gavin was regularly in touch with his candidates and I could rely upon his knowledge of what it would take to close an offer to a particular desirable candidate.
Finally, my lasting impression of Gavin was his keen sense of the process. He had the ability to bring important issues to the forefront, and get them addressed. I found him to be extremely committed and straight-forward in his dealings... such that I often wondered what it was like to be on “the other side of the fence” (i.e., to be represented by him, for a change). In summary, I would highly recommend Gavin Pitchford as a preferred vendor, just as I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.
Head of Service Providers, Aruba Networks
I have hired Delta Management under Gavin’s supervision to fill several positions within my company. He has always been extremely thorough and punctual with a solid understanding of client needs. In every instance Gavin has delivered on his commitment and that is all I ever require of anyone who provides us with a service. His attention to detail is remarkable and made the process of finding, interviewing and hiring candidates as painless as possible. I would highly recommend Gavin to anyone who is contemplating a selection of recruiters. He delivers.
Gavin and his staff were always able to deliver the highest caliber talent, even during peak periods of demand. His passion for excellence, creative professionalism and track record for success make Gavin one of the best in the industry. Highly recommended.
Director Service Provider Sales, Juniper Networks
I’ve known Gavin for years. I was introduced to Gavin by a past EVP of World Wide Sales for a top high tech company who also had the highest regard for Gavin. If I could have, I would have selected all 7 of the check box attributes provided in the check “Three Attributes” section of the [LinkedIn] recommendation page as Gavin delivers on all seven counts and then some! If you’re not working with Gavin, you likely are not being introduced to the best new people for your company to hire!
Gavin is acutely focused on matching the right candidate and employer for a synergistic long term relationship. He listens to both parties and offers straight forward relevant guidance.
Gavin was extremely helpful and professional in placing me in my current position. He went far above and beyond the duties that a recruiter would normally provide.
It’s a personal responsibility to Gavin to make sure that the person being hired, the position they are being hired for, and the hiring company are all a perfect fit. I couldn’t be happier in my new role.
The decision to move to my new company was actually easier knowing that they were using Gavin’s skills to build out the team.
Gavin is a professional who makes the extra effort required to match a clients requirements with a candidate’s strengths. He listens and ensures that every detail is clear to all parties concerned in the recruitment process. I would recommend Gavin to anyone who is looking at finding and hiring the best talent available.
Gavin placed me at Aruba Networks. He provided strong counsel throughout the process. The coaching he provided on my resume and interviewing style was incredibly valuable. Finally, the job he placed me at has been very rewarding and I am glad I made the move.
Gavin has been in my “rolodex” for some 10+ years. During that time I have had the pleasure of working with Gavin as a client and have also developed a personal relationship with him. The reason we have remained in touch and have a great working relationship — aside for our mutual respect for sarcasm, and each other — is because, quite simply, Gavin delivers on the expectations he sets and the commitments he makes. He does what he says he will do. The consumate professional, Gavin is a fountain of respected advice and a trusted voice of reason.
Juniper Networks USA
Throughout his representation of me, Gavin maintained an extreme level of professionalism which I had yet to see in any recruiter I’ve worked with to date. His commitment to my success was consistently articulated through numerous coaching sessions and his ability to understand my personal and career related needs.
I would highly recommend Gavin as a recruiter and look forward to any future representation he may provide as my career evolves.