How Well Do You Know Your Retained Search Firm?

Large retained search firms typically have slick presentations and are retained for hefty fees. At the end of the day, many times the people assigned to conduct your search are not the account managers you’ve met.

Here at Informative People, you will know exactly who will handle your engagement in its entirety, from search launch & candidate sourcing through interviews, assessments, and offer negotiation through to hire. While we can’t match the many thousands of hires of big search firms, what we feel really matters is that you have:

  • selected a firm that gives you their undivided attention;
  • works well with you, helping you improve your appreciation and implementation of improved recruiting processes; and
  • consistently delivers new hires who appreciably raise your firm’s ability to perform in your market space.

We feel our recruiting track record and how we deliver a stimulating customer experience makes your recruiting team more successful in subsequent hires, whether or not you continue to use our services.

Minda Hannenberg

Minda Hannenberg

Cofounder & Sr. Recruiter

Minda Hannenberg is a technical recruiter with over 25 years experience placing hardware and software engineers, managers, directors and VP’s in high-profile development, e-commerce and manufacturing firms nationwide.

Minda has actively recruited and placed candidates within the following industries:
analytical instruments, beauty/cosmetics,
bio-pharmaceuticals, cryptography,
electric vehicle, electronics/capital equipment
entertainment technologies, investment software
petrochemicals, software products
solar, power & telecom

Clients of ours are a blend of start-ups, through to mature firms designing, manufacturing, selling and supporting cutting edge hardware and software products and services.

Minda received her bachelor’s degree, graduating magna Cum Laude at the University of the Pacific.

Alfredo Hannenberg

Alfredo Hannenberg

Cofounder & Sr Recruiter

Alfredo is a technical recruiter absorbed in sourcing candidates and developing next generation service capabilities to our clients. Alfredo received his Bachelor’s at Cal-State Fullerton and his MBA at Santa Clara University.

Alfredo’s early career was in Cost Accounting, with Southern California electronics firms, before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, moving into Corporate Business & FP&A. There, he worked with senior product line, division and corporate C-level  management, within the semiconductor and computer industries, including Precision Monolithics, and Sun Microsystems.

Before going full-time in recruiting, Alfredo also had stints with firms in the bio-pharmaceutical, desktop publishing, telecommunications and consumer software industries, as a senior analyst, controller, national account manager and a software program manager, rounding out his high-tech experience.

Emily Hannenberg

Emily Hannenberg

Part-Time Recruiter On Call

Following graduation from Willamette University with a Classics degree & Chemistry minor, Emily entered the medical field, monitoring patients in operating rooms undergoing anterior and posterior spinal surgery.

Emily received her CNIM certificate as a Neurophysiologist. In less than five years, Emily has attended well over 2,000 cases performed in Las Vegas & Southern California, interacting directly with patients during pre-op, and with surgeons, assistant physicians, anesthesiologists and surgery nursing staff.

Emily assists in our client discussions and candidate assessments in areas touching on hard sciences, such as biology, chemistry & physics.

Working & Playing Together … As a Team

We have fun together, whether it’s Contra, English, Ethnic, or Scottish country dancing. We also love to camp in Zion and throughout the Pacific Southwest, taking hikes at Red Rock, Death Valley and crisscrossing both Arizona & Utah. Attention to detail is important, whether it be four-couple set dances, packing for an extensive week long trip far away from Costco, Walmart & AAA roadside service, or hiking along uneven terrain, while watching for rattlesnakes. The effort in our play time translates into our diligence as your recruiters.

We now have our son-in-law, who has added in his spare time motocross, body & wind surfing, along with sharp shooting to our family mix. Carlos provides his firm’s nationwide client-surgeons with product knowledge, training and procedural techniques for treating their patients, including operating room case support.

There’s never a dull moment in our work, meeting or speaking with prospective and existing clients across the United States, or friends anywhere in the world, incorporating our observations while at play into our technical recruiting.

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play”
Arnold J. Toynbee
Historian & Philosopher