Jon Parker has consistently exceeded expectations in providing both value and results while recruiting for our firm. Perhaps his most notable of attributes is his drive to connect both individuals and companies whose values and goals are in alignment, creating successful sustainable relationships. His knowledge of our industry has consistently brought to our company the best possible candidates in the searches we’ve conducted with DJP.
Jon Parker is a man of integrity, honesty, and genuine compassion. Having known and dealt with Jon for over 20 years, it is easy to see why DJP Executive Search is the premier search firm for the entire jewelry trade. When a position in the jewelry trade needs to get filled, the first call should be to DJP Executive Search. Jon brought that same experience and energy to his podcast episode on “Inside the Jewelry Trade” Radio Show. The impressive number of individual downloads and positive comments about his episode is all you need to know about the level of genuine esteem that Jon commands in the jewelry trade.
Host of Inside the Jewelry Trade Radio Show
I have worked with Jon on many assignments over the past 5 years of so and have found him to be an ultimate professional who has a deep knowledge of our industry and who is very well connected. When given an assignment, Jon is unrelenting and thorough. In addition, he is a pleasure to work with having a tremendous personality and a great sense of humor. I wholeheartedly recommend Jon to anyone who is in the need for a talented and results oriented recruiter.
I have known and worked with Jon for over 30 years. I have used his services while I performed senior management positions at Gordon’s Jewelers, Tiffany & Company and Barry’s (now Samuel’s) Jewelers. Jon and DJP have always gone beyond expectations to bring quality candidates and delivered superior results in recruiting key managers. I highly recommend Jon and DJP for you recruiting of Sales and Management Staff. Sincerely, Robert Bridel, Robert Bridel & Associates.
Jon and Debbie have great contacts in the industry and have been a definite benefit to many companies in the executive/employee search efforts.
I first became acquainted with Jon when we (J.B. Rudolph, Inc.) realized that he had tried to recruit several of our best managers, and none of the ones we would have given away for the asking. The best way to get him to stop raiding us was to hire him. After I opened my own store, Carats, Jon was there to help when needed. Jon has the ability to understand the characteristics that will make a candidate succeed in a particular company, not just the specific job requirements, to go out and find individuals who have those characteristics, and to persuade those individuals that making a transition would be in their interest. There is no one in whom I would place more trust to find the right candidate for a position in the jewelry industry than Jon Parker.
I have hired Jon several times, and he has had brought strong candidates to the interview process each time. He knows just about everybody in the jewelry trade, works confidentially, and is a very useful resource.
Jon Parker is a consummate professional in his business dealings and a gentleman in his personal dealings. Jon is, the kind of person you count as a blessing in your professional and personal circles. Jon has an extremely thorough knowledge of both the retail and wholesale jewelry industry. As a long standing veteran of the jewelry industry, Jon knows both notable vendors and every important retailer in the industry, and they know him. As a recruiter for the jewelry industry, he has an entirely different approach than that of his colleagues. When Jon accepts an assignment, you won’t see his positions posted on every single job related work site, nor does he accept every assignment that comes across his desk. When Jon does accept that rare assignment, he draws from the talent pool that he knows will be symbiotic to both the client and the candidate. During the vetting process, Jon is careful to make sure that no hyperbole exists from the candidate. That attention to detail and careful research yields both long standing relationships between the employer and candidate, and his ongoing relationships with his clients. Jon is someone you can truly depend on.
I have worked alongside Jon in a volunteer capacity and have known him to be a very responsible, creative worker. He maintains a wonderful, professional attitude with all coworkers and brings out the best in everyone! I recommend him highly as a leader and as a man of integrity. Any business or company would be enriched by his service.