Robert Samet is an incredibly effective recruiter – fast, results-oriented, and very easy to deal with. Highly recommend Rob if you're looking for sales or account management roles in the Digital and Tech space, he's the best out there!
Rob is helping us expand our US team – more specifically he helped us find our first senior hire on the west coast. We worked together on an exclusive basis, he understood very quickly our specific needs and all the candidates were matching our precise criteria. He is also great to work with: he was pretty much available 24/7, very reliable, good communicator and listens to both clients and candidates needs. I definitely recommend working with Rob
Simply put Rob just gets it. For starters, he knows the digital space which allows him to effectively recruit candidates based on their background to match the job requirements of the position. But more important, what really makes him stand out in a very crowded recruiting space, was his ability to effectively listen to me as the candidate. He took the time to get to know my personality and what I was looking for in my next endeavor beyond just matching me up with opportunities that on paper I would be qualified for; such as cultural fit and long – term growth opportunities. He didn't waste my time, thus he wasn't wasting his client's time and matched me with an innovative, cross-device retargeting company who was in need of a tenured seller who was looking to hire their VP of West Coast sales. Companies and candidates these days simply don't have the time to weed through what may or may not be a good fit which is why working with someone with Rob's caliber, intuition and professionalism provides a rare, invaluable service both ends of the spectrum can benefit from.
I was referred to Rob Samet and Madison Search Partners a few years when I was leading a search for a Chief Revenue Officer for my previous employer, My Damn Channel. My Damn Channel is a digital media company focused on the online video creation and distribution space, and we were looking for a CRO in the city to help grow our ad revenue and help us strengthen our relationships with major brands and marketers. We were seeking very specific vertical relationships with agencies and direct advertisers- in the male oriented 18-34 category- and wanted an executive who had a track record of building new ad business. We initially called several top search firms, including Madison Search Partners. Although we were impressed with Rob, we decided to go with another, larger firm. After a month or so, we terminated our relationship with the larger search firm and decided to engage Rob, who took the assignment on a 30 day exclusive contingency basis. He quickly presented several qualified and interested candidates (and I want to stress that Rob only surfaced qualified candidates). Within 45 days, we had a handful of very high caliber candidates to choose from, and made an offer to one of our top choices. He accepted, and we had our CRO. The company was pleased with the hire. I highly recommend Rob. He is extremely diligent and focused and driven. He was able to quickly deliver several qualified candidates, but also listened to our feedback and modified his search as necessary. He understands the digital media space, and also is committed to getting the job done in a timely manner. In addition he is great to work with and to this day we have a professional and friendly relationship.
Rob is the exact type of recruiter that anyone would want to work with – he is professional, knowledgeable, consultative and has an excellent sensibility. He is also refreshingly honest and doesn't overhype opportunities. His focus is win-win for the company and individual. He was a true pleasure to work with.
I have know Rob for years. Having worked with many of his peers at different firms. Rob always stood out to me as the opportunities he brings candidates are unique, and based on my experience his clients are unique to him. Often when I have worked with recruiters I have seen many times where they all have the same list. In addition, Rob is all about the details and does a great job articulating the roles he brings to you. He also is about making a strong marriage and just not about bartering human flesh. I would recommend Rob to any passive or active job seekers.
Rob provided a great level of quality and service in seeking a very specific skill-set and experience within the media and entertainment industry, with management consulting and technology start-up experience. Rob employed his methodology and creative recruiting skills to line up top talent for a key role. Rob also was instrumental in finalizing the deal with multiple moving parts.
My Damn Channel hired Robert for an important, very competitive Chief Revenue Officer search and he delivered- professional, on promise & on time.
Robert was a valued partner in the hiring a key Director of Sales role for our new US business, who is now our Vice President of Sales. I would recommend him for USA senior digital roles.
Rob is a fantastic recruiter whom I have had the pleasure of working with in several scenarios. I first met Rob when he managed to recruit me out of Yahoo! at a time when I was happy and not looking for another opportunity. He effectively sold me on the emerging opportunity at Turn, navigating the entire long recruitment process for me along the way. He showed an ability to remain calm, persistent and bridge the gap during the negotiation phase that resulted in my getting a substantial comp package that was a turning point in my career (no pun intended). Since then we have remained in close contact and I have used Rob as a recruiter to build out my own successful team at Turn, which included him placing my top earner. He is well connected, knows the space as well as anyone, and worked tirelessly to provide candidates that fit my hiring needs.
We hired Robert Samet of Madison Search Partners to recruit our Ad Campaign Manager (ACM) Sales Manager in NYC-he did a great job in recruiting away a rising talent from one of our competitors- who is doing very well for us- his tenacity, knowledge of the space, and personal attention make him stand out as one of the top headhunters here in the city- I highly recommend him
Robert helped me find a “Great” Sr. Sales resource in NYC that is working out even better than expected. He presented me with an incredible array of qualified candidates and did it in a very timely fashion. Robert is a complete professional with a great network! I would definitely recommend Robert and will use him again as we expand our team.
I was referred to Rob Samet at Madison Search Partners by a trusted source as we were not having success recruiting our SVP Sales with another search firm. I decided to work with him on a exclusive basis for 60 days to see what he could generate. Our needs were specific, and he delivered. Within 6 weeks we closed on a very high caliber executive candidate that was in high demand- Rob was a key part in getting him to accept.
I was referred to Rob Samet at Madison Search Partners and hired his firm to recruit our Director of Sales in NYC. The first candidate he submitted out of the rich media space was actually the one we hired. A year later he still with us, and doing great. I highly recommend Rob as one of the leading digital recruiters in NYC!
I have been working with Rob now since late 2010 when I really needed help generating quality sales prospects in the New York marketplace. Since that time we have hired 3 digital sellers in NYC through Madison Search Partners. Rob is not just a great recruiter but has been a true partner in our re-launch, meeting with our new VP of Sales and even getting us a fantastic sales hire that has more of an Ad-Tech background and rolodex we needed. Rob has been extremely helpful to us in filling hard to find digital sellers.
Robert and Madison Search were a great partner in helping Criteo to find the right candidates within the digital arena. In he served as a great sounding board and industry insider in helping us to be competitive in the NYC market.
Tier1CRM engaged Madison Search Partners to help us hire a NYC based business development executive. Robert understood our requirements very well. He presented us with well qualified candidates only. He kept us updated on his progress very regularly. In a short time we found an excellent person who is very well matched to our unique requirements. Thanks Robert.
I used Robert on several different occasions to fill very specific Sales Executive needs in the Media and Entertainment space for TCS. He did an excellent job – very thorough – responsive – and did excellent research.
Was a pleasure to work with Rob and the hire was outstanding! Will definitely work with him again in the future.
Robert was extremely helpful and insightful throughout my dealings with him as he helped me secure an exciting position as Director of Sales at Visible World. He then helped us again by sending us a fantastic Director of Account Management! I have no doubt that he will continue to be of service to us here, and to anyone who has the good fortune to seek him out.
Rob has deep understanding of client needs, wants, and focuses his efforts to see to it they’re met. I highly recommend working with Rob for career advice and guidance. He was instrumental in recruiting me over to my over to my current VP role.
I worked with Rob when he was doing some consulting work for Hearst Digital. He recruited me directly from my previous company and got me over to Hearst to assist with their sales/marketing/tech recruiting. He helped manage the entire interview and offer process. He did a great job at representing the needs of the role and business with a personal approach that separated him from other recruiters.
Working with Rob was exceptional. He has an extensive professional network and knowledge of the digital advertising industry. He is a true professional who was with me through the entire process and continued to follow up with me months after I started my job. Not only did Rob provide me with excellent opportunities, he added his own insight and guidance into each position and company. I would highly recommend working with Rob.
Robert is a strategic thinker that knows how to place the appropriate candidate with the right company. He is a true professional and was key in two of my career moves. Robert is very knowledgeable about the digital marketing industry which allows him to be not only a consultant to his company clients but also candidates he qualifies.
Rob helped place me in a Director of Account Management role that I really enjoy. He perfectly matched my skills with the position and throughout the entire process Rob was always professional, courteous, and respectful of my time. He’s very diligent in following-up and kept me informed every step of the way, even after I was placed. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new job or to fill a position.
I had the pleasure of working with Robert recently while searching for a change from the company I was working for at the time. Robert really sat down and got a good understanding of what I was looking for and placed me at my current company. I could not be happier than I am at my current position and I owe that to Robert. He was very professional, very straight with me at all times, and really thorough in finding me the perfect fit. He has real talent and great foresight, and excellent at what he does.
Robert is great at what he does; he’s a true student of the game when it comes to business accumen. He not only placed me at my job, but he consulted me in my career path (and still does today). He’s a great person to know and have a casual conversation with and talk about business. He’s considered my first line of defense whenever I’m in the job market and I look forward to working with him in the future.
I had the opportunity to meet Robert during my last job search. I was contemplating a move from a company I had been at for five years and was looking for a very particular opportunity with a start-up. Robert represented that start-up. During the interview process, I came to count on Robert’s expertise on start-ups and while he was certainly trying to fill the role, I felt like Robert took the time to ensure the company and position was a good fit for both me and the company. As a result, things have worked out and 2 1/2 years later, I am still here and successful. I would certainly work with Robert again and would recommend him to colleagues looking for a new opportunity.
Robert Samet is a professional, reliable executive recruiter who is well connected in the Interactive Sales and Software space. I have had the pleasure of working with Robert over the past few years, and found him to be well regarded and focused on the best outcome for both candidates and clients. I would give Robert the highest recommendation and encourage both companies and candidates to engage him at the most strategic level.
Robert connected me to Crowd Science and for that I’m very grateful! He was great to work with throughout the process and provided guidance when I needed it.
Thanks to Robert, my career has taken a turn for the better. He is an insightful recruiter who is knowledgeable of the marketplace and industry. He was an excellent conduit between the company’s hiring manager and the prospective employee (myself). I would definitely recommend Robert to any of my friends/colleagues moving forward.
I called Rob to help me in my job search at a time when I was not only looking for work, but looking for the right opportunity. Rob was upfront, honest and diligent. He was a huge help in matching my skill set with a great company I hope to flourish at for years to come. I would recommend Rob without hesitation to anyone looking for someone that will cut through the bull and have you speaking to the right people in your job search. Hopefully I won’t need him for a long time….
He is sincere, diligent, and transparent. Most importantly, Robert genuinely listens to what you’re looking for in your next endeavor and cares about placing you in the right company and role. Robert’s enthusiasm and gusto are infectious as he’s clearly passionate about what he does and it shows in everyday communication. I highly recommend Robert to anyone who’s looking to become invigorated about the job search and make their next big career move.