I recruit exceptional people who drive change through continuous improvement. And deliver sustainable, lasting results.

I’ve worked hard to build and maintain my reputation as a person who consistently uncovers exceptionally talented and capable executive leaders and persuades them into meaningful, problem-solving conversations with my clients. Asking the right questions.  Listening to understand.  Deciding with confidence.  Aligning culture, vision, goals – and the how and why – to create relationships that resonate.

I’m proud to have successfully completed over 600 executive search matches during the course of my professional executive recruiting career.  Giving my best every single time.

Adam Zak +1 239.302.3344

“When we needed a new VP of Manufacturing for Bristol Compressors, the first person we called was Adam Zak. Adam’s reputation and track record for recruiting outstanding operations talent is unmatched. Adam was thorough and aggressive, and presented several exceptional candidates for our consideration. The individual we hired is a perfect match for Bristol, an executive with the exact skills, experience and leadership style we wanted.”

Marshall Andrews, Chairman, Bristol Compressors International, Inc.

“We retained Adam Zak Executive Search to conduct a search for our Sr. Vice President of Operations. This was a critical senior executive role that we needed to get right. Adam listened intently to our needs, both in terms of skills and behaviors and also motivations and culture. He conducted a broad and intensive search and delivered a number of excellent candidates, ultimately enabling us to land the right leader. What impressed me the most about Adam was his diligence throughout the every step of the process. I have worked with a number of different executive recruiters, and in my mind Adam went above and beyond the line of duty to ensure success for both Andersen and the candidate.”

Jay Lund, Chairman, President & CEO, Andersen Corporation

“I had the opportunity to work with Adam Zak in our search for a Vice President of Continuous Improvement. From our first conversation I knew that Adam was the right person to help us secure the talent we needed. He took the time to understand our business and meet with our senior leadership team, in order to produce candidates that not only met our technical needs but were aligned with our company vision and values as well. Adam’s knowledge of both Lean Transformation and Operational Excellence – and his connections to others in these areas – was invaluable to our search. “

Wendy L. Melzer, PHR, CCP, Human Resources Manager-HQ, Appvion, Inc.

“We have conducted numerous searches with Adam over the last five years. The searches have crossed industries and functional disciplines. Adam took the time to understand the need and the company culture, positioning him to deliver excellent candidates on each of the searches he has conducted. Our success rate with Adam is 100 percent.”

Mark Sullivan, Partner, Lineage Capital

“Corus plc engaged Adam Zak to search for two senior specialists in Continuous Improvement/Lean Enterprise – an area where the company recognised it had no home grown expertise. The choice of recruiter was influenced by the strong reputation Adam Zak Executive Search had established in this field, and Corus’ desire to spread the net internationally. In all respects our hopes were fulfilled and we achieved an excellent outcome – both on the skills profile of the successful candidates and their cultural fit within the organisation. Adam’s approach was thoroughly professional; taking time to understand exact client requirements at the outset and then maintaining a regular rapport at key stages to finesse the tactical approach. Candidate screening was perceptive and reliable, enabling us to focus our final selection in the most effective manner possible. The final result has been an unreserved success.”

David John, HR Director, Corus Group plc (now Tata Corus) London, England

“I have used Adam Zak for a number of executive searches in multiple disciplines. His firm has delivered, and exceeded my expectations on every placement. Adam is easy to work with, provides current information regarding search status and provides outstanding candidates who deliver results. He does all of this with a sense of urgency. What more could you ask? I highly recommend Adam Zak to obtain talent that will make a difference in your organization.”

Gary Berndt, Chief Operating Officer, Babcock Power, Inc.

“Adam Zak has become a relied upon partner for staffing my teams with expertise in Lean and Six Sigma. I prefer working with a firm that understands the unique skill sets for which I am searching. Adam Zak Executive Search can identify and recruit candidates with deep expertise in continuous improvement with more efficiency and effectiveness than a generalist firm.”

Matt Parkey, Vice President, Profit Improvement Initiatives, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream

“I worked with Adam Zak on several urgent and critical placements and was very favorably impressed. He met all my expectations and even exceeded some by delivering only high quality candidates in a timely and painless fashion. He was instrumental in “closing the deal “because it was apparent he had the respect of the candidates and hiring managers. I would recommend Adam without reservation.”

Richard Muto, Vice President, Human Resources, Del Monte Foods

“Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to call upon Adam Zak for assistance in identifying and securing senior management personnel to fill various needs. We are a mid-sized manufacturing company and our executives are required to be highly strategic, yet able to function at the implementation levels of our organization. Adam has consistently matched skills with needs with 100% acceptable performance. I can honestly report that Adam is the most successful executive search expert I have ever used. In addition, I have referred Adam to a number of other executives who have reported similar results.”

J.L. Sherbert President & CEO, Castle Rock Industries

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