LOCATION: 330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 220, Milwaukee, WI 53202
WEB SITE: www.thenovogroup.com
YEAR FOUNDED: 2003
PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED: Customized recruiting services: executive search, corporate recruiting, consulting and training.
PROJECTED 2008 REVENUE: $11 million
LEADERSHIP TEAM: Jim Long, chief executive officer; Dave Galanis, chief operating officer; Mike Harris, chairman and co-founder; Cindy Lu, co-founder and managing director for the Milwaukee office.
TARGET CLIENTELE: Private & public firms in the small and mid-cap size — across all industries. Novo is a generalist firm with recruiting consultants offering varying industry expertise.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS: MMAC.
WHAT HAS FUELED YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? People! Novo believes in "The Power of Talent" — both the talent it employs and the talent it places with its clients. As the Novo model is flexible and scalable, its clients are able to help control costs while getting the best solutions in relation to talent acquisition.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? N/A
DO YOU PLAN ANY CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS? The beginning of 2008 was a major time of change for Novo. The year started with the addition of the current CEO and COO, followed by moving the invoicing model to hourly. Throughout all of these changes Novo has maintained the variety and high level of recruiting solutions (executive search, corporate recruiting, consulting and training). Novo also plans to continue opening offices across the United States.
WHO ARE THE BUSINESS PEOPLE, LOCALLY OR NATIONALLY, WHOM YOU ADMIRE? AND WHAT TRAITS DO THOSE PEOPLE EXHIBIT THAT MAKE YOU ADMIRE THEM? N/A
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE BUSINESS CONDITIONS OF YOUR INDUSTRY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS? While the economy is affecting everyone, companies are still hiring, because they are more focused than ever on strategic hiring of candidates that can help drive their business.