We are also happy that the recruitment and joining have been successful. Thank you again for your professional support, and work throughout the process! Our China adventure is just beginning. Head of HR, a Large European Financial Service Group

Great work, thank you for steering this process to appoint a new Non-Executive Director to our Future Energy Board – great result! Board President, Australia’s Electrotechnology Council

By final confirmation, AAA is selected as the best suit for this position. Please see the offer enclosed and connect with AAA for his signature. I really appreciate your great efforts on the recruitment, especially during the long haul of lockdown due to COVID in Shanghai. You’re the best!!! Thanks again. Senior Director of Sourcing & Engineering – Asia, a large global industrial company

Thank you for your professionalism and effectiveness during our search for the Managing Director of China. We were impressed by your ability to understand our business, launch in China for the first time, and identify a slate of well-suited, highly qualified candidates for the position. Your efficient coordination of the selection-and-interview process and prompt and thorough responses to our inquiries were beneficial and much appreciated. We are also grateful for your ability to keep candidates engaged during the somewhat protracted process. The net result is that we are off and running in China with our excellent Managing Director, thanks to you. It was a pleasure working with you, even from a distance, and I hope we can do so again as our venture in China grows. Chairman of the Board & CEO, a global advisory group

I want to express our appreciation for your outstanding job finding fellow candidates for our Beijing and Shanghai offices. We are pleased to have worked with you and your professional team in the past. Though candidates we’ve asked you to search were with specific profiles, you can always come back with sound quality candidates within a short timeline. We look forward to working with you continuously, and please keep up your good work. Recruiting Manager, a global consulting group

Thank you and your team for successfully recruiting our newly created office director position. Your team’s professional and efficient service took the heavy work off my shoulders, and I would not hesitate to recommend your services to our clients. Managing Partner, Shanghai, a large USA legal firm

This letter is to thank you for the excellent service you and your team provided to our company in recruiting our Deputy General Manager and Finance Controller. As a newly established company in China, we greatly appreciate your insight and knowledge of the job market. In addition, we were very impressed with how proactive you were in getting to know and understand our business. Your efforts allowed us to recruit two experienced and professional employees who are critical to the success of our businesses. Managing Director, a very large USA manufacturing company

It is my pleasure to reference Cornerstone regarding their service. Our Asia Pacific office has recently commissioned Cornerstone to work on a search assignment for a senior position. This opening had been left vacant for over six months despite efforts spent with other recruitment firms. Cornerstone took up the assignment and provided a professional service that included collecting the job requirements, understanding the work environment, identifying key attributes, exploring candidate pools, and shortlisting candidates. Cornerstone has been instrumental in aligning expectations for both the candidates and us. Cornerstone is skillful and experienced in assessing candidates’ suitability, and the comments we receive are always thorough and thoughtful. Cornerstone not only recommends quality candidates to her clients, but the work is also impressive and has been our primary recruiter for most of our Chinese employees. I have no hesitation in recommending Cornerstone to any organization looking for a professional service with quality and integrity. General Manager, a global chemical company

After three years of exciting time here in China, I am returning to our European headquarters. Before saying Goodbye, I want to thank you and your team for the excellent and successful cooperation in building our China organization. With your professional help, we have filled several key positions in our organization. The new General Managers you hired for us have been developing the business successfully for almost a year. The new managers for manufacturing and sourcing functions have also started well. I hope our long-term close cooperation will continue in the future. Our commitment to continuous business development and your professional services in challenging requirement projects are a perfect match. Chief Executive, A very large European industrial group

I am delighted with your service. Having AAA on board for one year as our General Manager for China, we see progress in our operation. AAA has turned the business around and built a team with a solid corporate culture. I appreciate your in-depth analysis to find the right candidate for this position and your coaching in the evaluation process of the candidates. President Business Unit Sales Distribution, a global German industrial group

We engaged Cornerstone to head up our first-ever Chinese recruitment. The agency’s general work was highly efficient and professional, and their local knowledge proved invaluable. We have now set about recruiting another employee in the region, and we had little hesitation in using Cornerstone again. HR Manager, A very large European packaging company

I want to acknowledge and express my appreciation for your services in our Beijing office staffing. Thanks to your assistance, we are pleased to bring on board our China country manager. Your contacts in the telecommunications industry in Beijing and your understanding of our specific requirements have been beneficial in the search process. We also found you and your team professional and pleasant to work with. Director, Asia Pacific, a global telecommunication group

“The Cornerstone team delivered on their service level agreement. They engaged quickly, were thorough in their understanding of the requisition and company culture, and provided top-talent candidates in a short timeframe, leading to a successful placement. In addition, their post-hire follow-up was more than most agencies provide. I have used Cornerstone more than once and would use them again without hesitation.” -Willie Rameriz, Director of People & Culture, City Wide Facility Solutions

“My experience with the recruiting process was that Cornerstone was very thorough and the alignment of the recruits was excellent. We’ve had a profitable experience.” Brad Wenger, President, Wenger Mfg., Inc

“Great hiring service provider. Listened to the needs of the position I was hiring for. After the first round of candidates, Cornerstone was open to hearing the feedback and, in a way, going back to the drawing board. Second round, I had a couple of great candidates that fit my needs and that I was able to select from.” Flavio Mizusaki, VP of Finance, MolyCop

“Very well! The search was completed in a reasonable time frame and we are well-pleased with the individual we hired. Cornerstone has a systematic and professional approach to executive search. I have always felt that you do a good job of balancing the interests of all constituencies; your client company, the candidates, and Cornerstone KC.” Brent Bradshaw, VP of Human Resources, Orscheln Industries

“Cornerstone did a great job of sitting down, understanding our needs, then looking for the requirements we needed.” Dustin Stanley, VP of Operations, Chanute Manufacturing

“Cornerstone quickly dials into what our needs are and aligns their efforts to ours. Their time from start to finish/success is very effective = timely, accurate, and pleasurable.”  Ted O. McMillin, Chief Development & Integration Officer, Wenger Manufacturing

“Great partner in the recruiting process.” Faye Steele/HR Manager/Wenger Manufacturing

“Cornerstone’s level of service was second to none in filling our open Plant Manager role. They listened to our needs and quickly went out to the market, providing us with candidates whose backgrounds and experience closely aligned with the criteria discussed. Their hands-on approach coupled with their sense of urgency let us know we were being taken care of and appeared to elevate the candidates’ experience interviewing with our company.”  Emily Rassieur/ Director of HR/ Paulo Products

“Excellent. From the beginning to the end, we were in constant communication with Cornerstone Kansas City. The candidates we received were spot on and the process was handled professionally every step of the way!” Anissa Elsey, Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Nazdar

“I appreciated the communication and qualified candidates proposed to our team.” Dustin Dunning, Senior Vice President, WireCo

“The challenging task to get the right candidates for various roles around the globe was done extremely professionally and in a very efficient way in a different time, culture and legal requirement zones.” Andreas Schmeiss, Senior Vice President, WireCo WorldGroup

“Great. Cornerstone kept me up to date on the process, which was very important to me.” Eric Miller, Territory Manager, WireCo Worldwide

“The process was very smooth and professional. The communication and interaction with Cornerstone and the team was a great experience and I would feel comfortable recommending anyone to Cornerstone since I know they are in great hands.”  Chris Manago, Plant Manager, Paulo Products

“Very thorough and helpful. Always available when I had a question.” Mike Mack, Sales Representative, Columbia Packaging Group

“Very attentive and professional during the entire process! Received frequent emails and phone calls to ensure my questions were answered and to keep me updated on the status of the position.” Ryan D. Youngblood, Business Development Manager (Mining), WireCo WorldGroup

“Amazing! Great prep work and a great opportunity. I am so glad you called me. Thank you!” Roi Le Gar, Territory Manager (Southeast), Wire Co World Group

“Overall, I was very impressed with the search and the quality of candidates we interviewed for the role. All of the candidates were strong, and we were able to choose a candidate who was the best fit for the role. I also appreciated the customer service throughout and comprehensive reference checks. Overall, I was pleased with the process.” Mark Riegel, CEO, FroDo Baking Company

“I have no complaints! Good communication was important to us and I felt we had that experience.” Betsy Lynch, Board Chair, Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph

“From helping us develop job descriptions, advertising the positions, vetting candidates, arranging interviews, and helping with interviews, you made the process seamless. We are so grateful!” Fr Mike Hawken, Pastor, Church of the Nativity

“Cornerstone was wonderful from beginning to end. They were prompt, responsive, and professional throughout the process. It was the best and smoothest experience of interviewing and eventually accepting an offer. And it reflected very well on the organization that was looking to hire me.” Michael Sanem, Director of Evangelization, Church of the Nativity

“Very thorough and helpful. Always available when I had a question.” Mike Mack, Sales Representative, Columbia Packaging Group

“Hitting bullseyes! From documentation to quality of candidates, Cornerstone is super efficient and ultra effective in bringing the right professional candidates to the forefront for hiring consideration!” Ted McMillin, Chief Development and Integration Officer, Wenger MFG Inc.

“We had a great experience utilizing Cornerstone with our controller recruiting search. Within a week, we had many qualified candidates in our area that fit our needs. Not only did Cornerstone help find us qualified candidates, but they helped coordinate all the interviews, communication with candidates, and our final offer. I highly recommend Cornerstone to help find executive-level talent.” Brock Zerener, Chief Strategy Officer, Pioneer Military Credit LLC

“Cornerstone did a great job for us. They uncovered many options for our position and communicated at a level that I would consider well above average. Cornerstone made it an easy process for us.” Steve Erdel, CEO, Central Bank Company

“Excellent. Fast response time to initial request, then low key after proper candidate identified.” Kevin Lindsey, Founder & Managing Partner, The DVS Group

“Cornerstone did a great job understanding our goals and culture fit that we were looking for. Throughout the process, they kept in constant communication which was very helpful.” Kevin Grawe, Owner, Centriq Training

“Cornerstone was focused, present, productive, effective & friendly.” Stefano Simonelli, Partner, EFESO

“Hiring a recruiter for a senior level position is not one that we take likely. We have not had great success. When we hired Cornerstone, we did so because of Kelly Kearney. I trusted him to find the ideal candidate because he knows us, our business, and our values. He was attentive, and organized, had great follow-up and follow-through. He knew exactly what we were looking for and found an amazing candidate quite quickly for us.” Jackie Shaver, Chief Culture Officer, Ad Astra

“Very thorough. Good communication during the entire interviewing / search process.” Jonathan Mize, CEO &President, Blish-Mize Co.

“I appreciate all Cornerstone’s help through the process, which they made simple, painless, and overwhelmingly effective!” Jesse Perron, Senior Analyst, The DVS Group

“Very informative, professional, great follow-up interactions.” Brady Clark, Vice President of Operations, Blish-Mize Co.

“Cornerstone was fantastic to work with. They were always available to answer questions and his knowledge of the position was extremely helpful. You can truly tell he cares for the people he assists.” Andrea O’Hara, Executive Director, Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater KC

Thank you very much for your continuous support; your professionalism and quick response during the past cooperation are praiseworthy. I will contact you to search for a new position and discuss specific information next Tuesday. HR Manager, Beijing and China Project, a global industrial group

Again, thank you for your efforts and professionalism. We look forward to working with you in the future. Whether in busy times like Chinese New Year, or hard times like COVID Pandemic, I can always turn to your expertise. Your immediate attention to our needs and the timely resource you provide. I sincerely appreciate your long-term support and partnership! HR Business Partner, China, a European Fortune 500 company

It is so glad that a good candidate in Hohhot will be onboard very soon, as well as some critical positions in the process. Appreciate your strong sense of responsibility and professionalism toward achieving continuous success over the past ten years. My role expanded to Great China Retail, and let’s see if there is any further cooperation in the additional market. Senior Manager, human resources, a very large USA fashion group

I take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in our executive search for staff at our Beijing and Guangzhou offices. I was impressed by the extensive recruitment experience, a good understanding of our business, and the professional approach Cornerstone shows, and Cornerstone completed the recruitment needs to our satisfaction. Greater China Director, a global professional service group

Cornerstone is always helpful and willing to provide authentic opinions on talent insights. Our relationship was far beyond client services which brought additional value, especially when facing tough cases. CHO, a very large Chinese energy group

You are very special. You put people in the heart of doing as a professional consultant. You care about both the client’s and candidates’ perspectives, trying to find the most suitable match for both parties. You are a proactive, responsive, warm, reliable, and diligent business partner. I truly believe we will continue to have more projects working together. Chief Financial Officer, a very large global spirits & beer group

You provided the best recruiting service for our company and I am super happy with your professional knowledge and customer orientation spirit. You communicate and present your ideas well. Your commitment under a challenging situation in solving our recruitment problem is well appreciated. Group CFO, a very large trading group from Hong Kong

Cornerstone has successfully helped my firm find three managerial positions. A true professional and executive consultant to work with and will challenge you in a positive way while working as a partner to deliver your objectives. I strongly recommend Cornerstone as your recruitment partner. HR Director, a very large European manufacturer for veterinarians, farmers, and pet owners


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The coach was very effective in his operating style to connect with L., quickly understanding how to tap into her unique style and needs for best support.  I see an evolution in how L. is showing up, and thinking through situations.  Her leadership has been strengthened and she is now a more well-rounded executive. Vice President, a global sporting goods company

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I would strongly recommend the coach to my fellow colleagues or friends if they are looking for an executive coach. His coaching program focuses on the improvement goals that you set for yourself upfront. From then on, he has effective ways of asking the right questions and guiding you to identify very practical actions to take in your day-to-day work life. The discussions are also based on actual business situations and scenarios to ensure they are both relevant and immediately applicable. I have complete trust in his integrity and was able to share confidential discussions throughout my coaching journey. — Managing Director, a global publishing & analytics company

Kuang Fu has worked with the HKU Business School Masters Programmes since 2020, supporting our students in their career planning and development through talks and one on one consultations. He’s a very experienced executive search professional and patient career coach, who offers up-to-date industry insights and professional advice to our students. In one of the observations I did, I saw first-hand how he asked the student meaningful questions and provided them with specific and helpful feedback, preparing them for the actual interview. Kuang Fu is also generous in sharing resources and connecting our team to his professional network. It’s been a pleasure working with him! Elaine Tang, director of HKU Career Service

I have worked with Fu on a range of projects and in a range of capacities over the past 5 years. You don’t need to know Fu for long before you know what he stands for. Via his own search for personal development, Fu is intent on building real and meaningful relationships with those he meets. He has a desire to apply integrity and ethics to his daily actions which makes him a reliable partner to work with. If you’re coming to Fu for coaching or training – prepare yourself to get honest answers to your questions. If you’re coming to Fu for help on your own career development, prepare to meet a real person, not just a salesman. If you’re coming to Fu to work together on a project, prepare for a partner that’ll work hard and add value. John Storm, EMBA Programme Director at the University of Aberdeen


It was a great pleasure to get to know you.  I enjoyed our conversation this morning, in which we exchanged our views on career and family responsibilities.  I appreciate and like our down-to-earth and sincere conversation. Look forward to talking to you again soon. Best regards. Board Member of a Fortune 500 company   

Cornerstone assigned a seasoned coach as my Executive career transition service offered by my former employer. I’m an Australian expatriate who was seeking to pivot my career and deepen my experience in Greater China. The coach is an exceptionally experienced and thoughtful coach who constructively challenged my thinking and approach, helped me navigate and adapt to the cultural landscape and provided invaluable support throughout the 12-month engagement. The coach invested time in getting to know me and built trust through a genuine interest in my personal journey, drivers and ambitions. The coach is thoughtful and methodical, as demonstrated throughout the entire transition process; helped me achieve a balance of progress and reflection in every step and as a result, I feel I’ve grown tremendously in terms of my own leadership and mindset. It was a crucial support in my successful transition into a senior role within the technology consulting and services industry in Greater China. I wholeheartedly recommend Cornerstone for human capital and executive consulting services. VP, a very large financial service group

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