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To whom it may concern:


I want to thank The Jonas Group for the incredible focus and diligence they provided in our search for a Creative Director. I am confident we had the perfect search partner and there is no way we would have arrived at this decision, without their managing of the process.


Already, in only a brief period, our new Creative Director is fully integrated with the team and is making an immediate impact.


This was a unique situation and one that seemed, at the outset, quite challenging. We needed a US based Creative Director for a German based brand. This person would need a background in fashion, yet had to be someone who shared a personal "connection" with our brand and our iconic stature. And, this person would need to possess interpersonal skills that would allow them to interact across multiple organizations, including a US based Americas management group, as well as a Global Product team based in Rahms, Germany.


The Jonas Group were "on point" from day one and totally understood the nuances of the role and what this person would need so as to succeed in an organization that has a 240 year heritage, but is seeking a fresh, innovative design voice.


The Jonas Group narrowed down the search to a few highly qualified candidates - all of whom were highly capable of doing the job. Then, they helped us focus and align on the person who seemed to best check all our boxes and also have that certain "something" that makes her a natural for our culture.


Six months later, The Jonas Group filled a Director of Retail position for us and likewise this was an extremely important role for us just having launched retail in the US. We needed the perfect person and again John and his team succeeded in finding us that perfect star for the role.


The Jonas Group took what, quite frankly, seemed like a challenging assignment in both cases and made them a pleasure to complete. I want to thank The Jonas Group for their diligence, extreme urgency, and most of all their grasp on what WE needed to fulfill the desired role.


On behalf of our Executive leadership, we again thank The Jonas Group for two fantastic placements.

Thanks for the fantastic job.

David Kahan

Chief Executive Officer, Birkenstock Americas

"To Whom It May Concern:

Our company Al Tayer, based in Dubai, has a portfolio of retail stores which includes 1 Harvey Nichols, 1 Bloomingdale’s (with another forthcoming), a Macy’s (opening in 2017) and a portfolio of 40+ luxury and mid-tier fashion brands retail stores.  I have had the pleasure to work with The Jonas Group, John Jonas and several of his search consultants for over 7 years.  

Over the course of that time, The Jonas Group has filled 7 important searches for our company. These have included a Deputy Store Manager for Harvey Nichols, a Director of Merchandise Planning (who is now Our SVP of Planning & Allocations), 2 DMMs at Harvey Nichols/Bloomingdale’s, a DMM for our Armani, D&G, Jimmy Choo and Coach Businesses, a Head of Events and just now a very important Head of All Retail Marketing.


The Head of All Retail Marketing is an extremely important position which we had been unable to fill for 3 years working with another big name search firm. John filled the position with an amazing individual in just 5 months.

John and his team understand our business, and more importantly our culture and have been able to get great people interested in our unique business, opportunity, and location and who are a great fit for our organization. The Jonas Group has been more effective than any other search firm I have ever worked with."

Halyna Kitor

GM - HR, Al Tayer

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