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Detroit area recruiting firm expands to meet the demands of Michigan's growing economy

Purple Squirrel Advisors (www.purplesquirreladvisors.com) announced today that the company is expanding to meet the demand of clients in Michigan’s growing economy. Founded in 2015 by Carrie Schochet and Amy Whipple, the company added two new employees to support its executive recruiting offerings.
 
Ali Gongos joins Purple Squirrel Advisors as a Talent Acquisition Specialist to support the company’s candidate search process. With a background in financial recruiting, Gongos offers experience developing and screening candidate pools in the Midwest. Gongos will help Purple Squirrel Advisors nurture its financial network while supporting new client searches.  
 
Melissa Hittle brings over 15 years of professional experience to her role as Purple Squirrel Advisors’ first Research Analyst. Her background as a seasoned marketing executive will help develop Purple Squirrel Advisors’ non-financial network as the company continues to focus on building its client’s executive teams including sales, operations, and marketing. 
 
“Michigan companies are hiring at an unprecedented rate,” said Schochet, Founder and President of Purple Squirrel Advisors. “We’ve added Ali and Melissa to our team to help expand our services while providing our clients the same consultative, hands-on approach that we pride ourselves on.”
 
Since launching Purple Squirrel Advisors, Schochet and Whipple have found a niche in their unique recruiting process. By focusing on culture and fit, the team has been able to fill 100% of its retained searches and have a 95% candidate retention rate within the candidate’s first 24 months at a new company. The new hires will help Purple Squirrel Advisors take on new clients while maintaining this high standard of placements. 
 
“We pride ourselves on being an extension of our client’s executive team,” said Whipple, Purple Squirrel Advisors’ Co-Founder and Vice President. “Our new hires will allow Purple Squirrel Advisors to continue to assist with on-site interviews and detailed candidate screenings. We’re thrilled to have two new team members who are as passionate about helping Michigan’s economy as we are.”
 
Gongos and Hittle will join Purple Squirrel Advisors in the company’s new headquarters based in Troy, Michigan.
 
Purple Squirrel Advisors
Purple Squirrel Advisors is an executive search firm that recognizes that finding a good “fit” goes beyond writing a job description or screening resumes. Chemistry and culture are everything. The team provides a consultative approach customized to meet the needs of each client. Their expansive and loyal network of industry connections results in candidate referrals not found through traditional sources. Every step of Purple Squirrel Advisor’s “white glove” recruiting process is designed to create a positive client and candidate experience. The team impacts businesses every day with their product – exceptionally matched talent. To learn more about Purple Squirrel’s executive search firm and speaking events, visit PurpleSquirrelAdvisors. com.
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