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“I had a couple positions difficult to fill. Craig dug deep quickly and presented several very good candidates very quickly. He works tirelessly and is able to accommodate an executive’s sometimes challenging schedule. He is easy to work with and has great follow through. He has an extensive network in the aviation field.”

- Ray Bennett, VP/GM Keystone Helicopter

“Craig Picken ‘gets it.’ Craig is a great partner to improve your market competiveness in the Aerospace OEM and aftermarket space, FAST. Craig is a professional, he is both trustworthily and fun to work with. He has great reach into the market with a keen understanding of emerging trends in the space. You can expect solid results in a timely fashion...”

- David Deal, SVP Operations, VAS Aero

“I’ve known Craig professionally for over three years. I reached out to Craig over the summer to help fill a sales position that required direct sales experience with component maintenance and Latin America relationships and Spanish language skills. Working through the traditional posting process had not realized talent with the right combination of skills. Craig changed that. Within a few weeks, he had presented multiple qualified candidates to consider. In a matter of weeks I had been able to move forward to interviews which proceeded to a successful offer down select. Craig’s industry connections and professional relationships paid off. When you are in search of qualified human capita, I highly recommend Craig.”

- Joe Nolte, VP Sales, Fokker Aerotron

“I have known Craig in his recruiter capacity for 3 three years. Craig has always been appropriately engaging in soliciting and providing needed information on candidates or positions. Recently, Craig professionally and expediently helped filled a senior management role with the right person based on skill-set and personality. I absolutely recommend Craig to my peers in the aerospace field!”

- Donald Kamenz, Executive Vice President, AvCraft

“I had the pleasure of working with Craig in a recent career transition and I recommend him highly. He was able to help me work through the hard questions about what I really wanted in my next career move and was then able to match my experience and skill set with a great company. Craig has a very well developed ability to understand what the hiring organization is really looking for and match that with the strengths of the right individual. A true architect of the "Win Win" from the first contact to the final negotiation and placement. Craig will be my first call when I need to find the next talented executive to join our team.”

- Mark Harris, Chief Operating Officer, Worthington Aviation

“I have worked with a lot of professional recruiters some memorable and some not so memorable. Craig Picken falls into the memorable category and is someone that I can imagine working with throughout the rest of my HR career. Craig is extremely knowledgeable about his field, he has very high integrity and I trust him without any hesitation. He has done an excellent job locating and closing some very tough hires. I respect his expertise in being able to bridge gaps, communication, and how he can hang in there through very long negotiations without any missteps. Craig listens carefully to your needs and as a result rarely misses the mark. He definitely stands out as a shining star among others in this field.”

- Anita Broady, Director of HR, Innovative Solutions & Support