Associates, Inc. is an executive search firm that was founded in
1989 by Gary Hough and David Perkins. They have both national and
international experience in the search business and have previously
worked for large nationwide search firms. With the departure of
David Perkins in 1995 to a company in Maine, Gary Hough assumed
overall responsibility for the continued operation of the company.
Gary has been conducting executive search for over twenty years,
nine of those years as part of a prominent national firm headquartered
in Cleveland, Ohio. He opened and managed an office for them in
Boston before starting his own company over sixteen years ago. Holden
Associates, Inc. serves the merchandising arena which includes display
companies, brands or consumer product companies and retailers. We
have established a network of respected contacts around the country.
Searches completed by Holden Associates, Inc. include
management and key contributors in the areas of sales, marketing,
design, engineering, project management and production. Some of
the companies that we have successfully served include Niven Marketing,
The Carlson Group, Process Displays, and Great Northern Display.
Clients engage us because they are competing
for the best people in their field. In order to provide our clients
with the highest caliber of candidate in the most cost effective
manner, we work closely with decision makers to capitalize on direct
feedback which enables us to target our efforts more accurately.
Holden Associates, Inc. builds long term relationships with clients
in order to gain an understanding of their needs that goes beyond
skill sets and technical qualifications to include character and
personality. This depth provides Holden Associates' clients with
a synergy that enables them to accomplish more with fewer resources
thereby making them more competitive and successful.