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Client Testimonials

"I have engaged Jack McNeal and Probus to hire financial people at four different companies over the last decade. This work resulted in the hiring of approximately a dozen professionals all of whom have worked out well. Jack has always supplied candidates that were well screened, qualified, and within the specification. I highly recommend Jack for any recruiting of financial professionals."

Mike Hodges
Managing Director, ATA Ventures

"Jack has been a key recruiting source for me for more than 20 years. With each assignment, the level of insight has grown so that I can trust the Probus team to develop the right candidates and provide an efficient process for me to fill the position quickly. Jack's knowledge of Silicon Valley Finance is extensive and his advice is helpful and valuable to both client and candidate. I highly recommend Probus."

Glenn Haegele
Finance Director, Acxiom

"Over the past 10 years, Kranz & Associates has used Jack McNeal and his team at Probus to fill numerous Director Of Finance and Controller positions at our client startup companies. We were very impressed with how quickly Probus was able to identify, screen and present multiple qualified candidates. The candidates presented were not only well qualified for the position, but were well suited to the needs and the environment of our client companies."

Bud Austin
Partner, Kranz & Associates, LLC

"I have been recommending and using Jack and Probus for over ten years. Companies I am involved with have used Jack with great success. Jack understands the landscape and senior financial personnel. He screens candidates carefully and always presents very high quality candidates. I will continue to use and recommend them."

J. Michael Gullard
General Partner, Cornerstone Management.
Director at JDA Software(JDAS), Planar Systems(PLNR), Alliance Semiconductor(ALSC), DynTek(DYTK)

"I have had the opportunity to work with Jack both as a candidate and as a client. Both experiences were excellent. Jack keeps the process clear and simple, he identifies and matches candidates to opportunities very well and deals only in the facts. There is no hyperbole. This allows you to move through the process efficiently and with no surprises."

Jim Mackaness
CFO, Iridex(IRIX)

"Over the past two decades, I have relied on Jack and Probus to fill multiple CFO and other high level finance positions. Fast turnaround, excellent understanding of the business environment, careful screening, and high quality candidates best describe my experience with the team at Probus. I will continue to use them and recommend them highly."

Sandy Fitch
Director at Iridex(IRIX)and Masimo(MASI)

"We engaged Probus to help find a replacement CFO for our firm quickly as our then existing CFO was leaving. Jack not only completed the search quickly, but also provided us with multiple qualified candidates. He did an excellent job up-front understanding exactly what qualifications our candidate needed to have. Jack was very thorough in his screening process, so we only met with folks that met the criteria we identified. This saved us valuable time and made the hiring process go smoothly. I highly recommend Jack and Probus."

Charles W. Welch
Managing Director | Pagemill Partners LLC

"I have worked with the Probus team as both a candidate and a client and have been impressed by their thoroughness and attention to detail. I found them to be very helpful in my placement as CFO at JasperSoft and with their counseling on several occasions during my first year on the job. Subsequently, I had the pleasure of hiring my controller through Probus and was equally satisfied. I recommend them highly."

Scott Bennion
CFO, JasperSoft

"I have successfully worked with Jack McNeal many times over the past ten years and have always been pleased with the results. Jack clearly understands finance roles and knows how to find high energy, top candidates. Jack does a great job of pre-screening candidates so you never get bombarded by a deluge of inappropriate resumes. In a world of imitators, Jack is the real deal. I highly recommend Jack and Probus for recruiting financial professionals."

Shauna Barker
Chief Financial Officer, ResponseLINK

Recruitment Services
  • Retained Search for very senior financial executives
  • Contingent Search for senior financial management positions
  • Retained Search for IT executives
  • Contingent Search for senior IT management positions and senior individual contributor IT positions
Transition Coaching
  • Transition Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Development Coaching
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Exit Coaching
  • Life Coaching
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Probus Executive Search
is a permanent placement firm serving the financial and IT executive search needs of the Silicon Valley Area.