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Recent Placement Examples

Ranch Manager Couple - Central CO

Our returning private family client sought a Ranch Manager or Couple team with responsibility for all ranch operations such as land management, labor force, horses, cattle, structures, homes, equipment, and staff, and, running all hospitality programs for the owners and their guests.

The property is approx. 1200 acres with a 9k sq. ft. main, log cabin style home. There are several other structures including the ranch manager's home, historical lodge, cabins, sheds, and barns. The elevation ranges from 8,500-10,000 ft. with views beyond 100 miles! This is a very remote property offering a quiet lifestyle in natural wildlife surroundings.

The main goal of the position is to make the ranch a successful and highly personalized second home for the owners. This includes extensive preparation of facilities, team, equipment, animals, and food supplies; 24x7 hospitality support to the owners and their guests while they are on-property during the summer visits and occasional visits during the spring, September, and Thanksgiving.

The home and immediate grounds are to be kept in 5-star, guest ready condition, as well as all property features and structures throughout the year. Hands-on maintenance and repairs are required with additional help and vendors managed. Snow removal with a Bobcat, use and maintenance of ranch vehicles and equipment, mending fences, overseeing 2-3 horses, pond and forest management, are all examples. You will also manage the finances and reporting for budget items and expenses. 

House Mananger / Chef - Las Vegas, NV

This search was open to candidates nationwide, and the final hire ended up being a local candidate who came to us on referral! Both client and employee are thrilled with the arrangments. 

We were searching for a very skilled, all-around House Manager with excellent cooking skills - a match that is not easy to accomplish. The House Manager cares for a family of 2 with frequent guests in their custom home of 12,000 square ft on 4 acres with multiple buildings. The style of the home is semi-formal, French Chateau with many antiques and imported construction materials. 

Food service consists of daily lunches and dinners with occasional larger entertaing and events. Light, diet restricted menus are the norm. 

Overall staff and household management is expansive, from vendor coordination to personal accounting. Tech knowledge is important for the running and maintenance of the smart home systems. 

Domestic Couple - Carmel, CA

Our client with two properties located in the Carmel, CA area sought a couple to live-in at their newly built home. They will do laundry, cooking, light housekeeping and “handyman” type repairs andy will arrange for the vendors/service people to come out and repair as needed. The client travels frequently and does not require the couple to travel with her. Schedule is generally 5 days per week with some flexibility for emergency and/or employer schedule changes. The couple will work directly with the long time House Manager / Chef.

We represented a team for the initial hire on the asssigment who quickly turned out to be a poor fit. It was a surprise to everyone that their performance and personal traits were not compatible with the assignment, but the right path was to move forward with a replacement search. We quickly revisited several possible teams and identified a fantastic couple who went through a short trial period, and then were hired as the permanaent employees.  

Houseman - Bakersfield, CA

We  placed a multi-skilled houseman with our semi-formal client in Bakersfield. This full time position works with the Estate Manager and House Manager to maintain all areas and systems for this lovely home on lush, private grounds. Several long term employees work with this family and they are adding this position to raise the service level.

Main duties include:
·         Outdoor area upkeep (patios, pool area, outdoor kitchen, all hardscape, etc.)
·         Car washing and fueling
·         Window and shutter washing and upkeep
·         Light repairs / touch-up
·         Maintain outdoor furniture, cushions, pillows, rugs
·         Change and maintain filters for all systems on schedule
·         Assist with heavy lifting or projects in the home

We found an exceptional employee who had only worked part time for other high level households, but had several trade level skills including minor plumbing, electrical, and master level painting. He is able to do routine maintenance for our clienta nd save them many outside service calls.

Domestic Couple - Nebraska

Our Top level private client sought a property and hospitality manager for a vacation residence/ranch. We suggested and introduced a couple team with the required skills and more potential than an individual in the role. The fit was perfect for everyone and the couple relocated to run the property more efficiently and provide additional guest services for the enjoyment of owners and guests.  

Estate Manager - Bakersfield, CA
Family client sought a top level Estate Manager to coordinate an existing team of staff and add new positions. The overall goal for the elaborate home and grounds is to have a structured, seamless service team for both interior and exterior duties. The family entertains important guests and is involved with a number of social and charitable groups. The ease of life and smooth operation of all home services contributes to the great work they are doing in the public. Our firm presented and placed an experienced candidate who is building the team and systems for the client's service needs. We have also sourced support staff for the team including a Houseman, Housekeeper, and currently are seeking the perfect Chef to take over all culinary aspects of the home.

Chef - Chicago, IL
Mature couple client, still active in the financial sector, sought a full time chef for daily dinner service, full kitchen management, prepared foods, and some small events on occasion. A number of important dietary considerations must be adhered to while making fresh, flavorful meals, and a pleasant, discreet applicant was needed. We sourced several top, local candidates and offered the client a variety of cooking skills and personalities to successfully fill the role.

Estate & Lifestyle Manager - Austin, TX

 Our client sought a top level Estate Manager to run their lakefront home and take their lifestyle to the next level. The EM will coordinate with current staff, vendors, and additional hires as necessary to run the newly built, high tech home. This is the family's primary residence and some duties and projects will be required for other properties as well. Privacy and discretion and paramount and the service flow will be crucial based on employer's travel and activities. The lifestyle elements of the position include extensive luxury and adventure travel planning, collections, and thoughtful anticipation of purchases and luxury experiences. This part of the job requires a very worldly and savvy coordinator. 

Executive Assistant - C-Level, San Diego, CA

Top level Executive Assistant to CEO of growing public company. This position demands the highest levels of competence and discretion with flexibility in schedule and duties. This role will be the "right hand" to the CEO for all private and public interaction, travel, and lifestyle. Exceptional experience and references are required.

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