What People Are Saying
Brian Gabay was so incredible to work with - he was attentive, smart, honest and displayed a high level of integrity. I trusted that Brian had my best interest at heart - and he secured the best opportunity that matched my needs. I'd work with Brian again and highly recommend him to any friends or business partners!
"I've worked with Brian Gabay a few months back and I had a great recruiting experience. He is always willing to help no matter the circumstances and you can most certainly count on his word.
He is a very detailed oriented individual, who will go out of his way to provide assistance."
“In comparison to all other recruiters I've worked with before, Legare goes above and beyond to find her clients the best career opportunities. From her initial outreach, I felt that Legare worked with genuine enthusiasm to place me with the right company. Her friendly yet professional demeanor made her easy to work with, and she always took the time to make sure all of my key interests and end goals were being met. I think it says a lot that Legare was able to find me not only a new job, but my ideal job that I had been searching for for so long, within just a few weeks of working together. For all of these reasons, I highly recommend Legare to anyone looking for a career change!”
"Legare was able to match my profile to the position and company of my dreams. She held my hand through the interview process, was always available for questions and made sure that I went in prepared. Legare is knowledgeable about the space, understands the clients need on both sides ( interviewer and interviewee) and is able to balance the needs of both parties. I will always be thankful to her and her company as they have helped me find a job and company that I absolutely LOVE."
“Legare has been wonderful in every step of the process. Diligent, trustworthy and punctual, Legare possesses the work-ethic and efficiency that you would want in a recruiter looking out for you regarding future employment. Legare puts the time and effort to get to know each and every one of her clients to truly find a match in opportunities. I would recommend Legare to anyone looking for a top notch recruiter.”
“I had a wonderful experience working with Brian on my job search, which resulted in my current position. He has a wealth of knowledge about company culture and is great at matching the individuals that will best thrive in it. He is professional, responsive and is always ready to provide great advice.”
“Brian is a good listener with a firm grasp of your long term goals. He is also very low pressure, but totally buttoned up. The combination of these qualities inevitably leads to enticing opportunities, and valuable partnerships.”
Brian Gabay is an excellent talent scout. He's extremely professional and trustworthy. I've worked with numerous talent scouts in the past, and too be honest, I've questioned how hard they were working. I never had this doubt in mind when I was working with Brian. I explained to him my personal circumstances and what I was looking for in my next position and he respected those boundaries and followed through to find me the perfect position.
I can't say enough wonderful things about him. Aside from being professional and highly responsive, he's just a likable guy and all-around descent fellow. If you're looking for a new position or a new career path and need someone with connections, talent, and charm to champion for you, then I highly recommend that you work with Brian.
He's a great partner to have on your side.
"Legare and I worked together while I was between jobs and she was by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with. She was caring, honest and always provided positive reinforcements and tips for my interviews. She worked with me to provide me with options that best fit my skills and interests, instead of pushing clients of hers on to me just so that she can fill a position. Legare is a recruiter that I would recommend to anyone and everyone that is looking for a new position. Thank you for all the great help Legare!"
"Legare is very professional, friendly and she gets results. She is trustworthy and listens to any and all concerns, and helps find a solution. I would highly recommend working with her."
“Legare is a pleasure to work with, and is very knowledgeable in PR-industry HR! She is a great listener (read: "therapist" when you're in job change mode!) and a helpful resource. I'd highly recommend reaching out to Legare if you're thinking of making a change!”
“Brian was a pleasure to work with. Brian found me on LinkedIn and was able to successfully match myself with my next employment opportunity. His diligence, hard work, effort and exceptional social skills allowed us to match my skill set with a firm in need. Without his attention to detail this would not have been accomplished. His availability around the clock also allowed us to establish a bond that would eventually lead to our joint success. I would recommend working with him on any business venture and hopefully in the future him and I can conduct business together again"
"Brian is an exceptional business man. His firm, Phifer & Company, is an excellent establishment. Brian, along with one of his colleagues was able to successfully match myself with my new firm. Without his efforts, my dreams of moving onward and upward in the IR industry would not have come to fruition as quickly as they did. His demeanor and personal skills made it is easy to tell him what I desired in my next firm, what was important to me at the time and how I wanted to approach the situation. His excellent negotiation skills helped return the package that we both thought my skill set and experience deserved. Without his guidance on this new venture I would not have been as well informed as if I would have done this on my own. I truly commend him as a professional and as a person. He delivered on his word and stayed in touch me with 24/7. In the future, I happily recommend that all people in my industry as well the industries that surround me to inquire about his select and experienced skill set. He is an excellent professional."
I highly recommend Legare for people looking for quality positions within the PR industry, as well as for companies in search of qualified candidates. Legare is honest, very personable and reliable, and she was a very trustworthy and helpful ally through my experience with her. I would absolutely work with her again, and I would refer anyone with recruitment needs, directly to her.
"Legare has provided me with the absolute best guidance I could have asked for entering the work-force through the recruiting process. She is professional, supportive, and went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and the best placement imaginable.
From our initial conversation to my end placement, Legare was attentive, honest, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Legare to any job-seeking individual."
“Legare was a pleasure to work with during my job search. Her ability to balance professional guidance with supportive “pep talks” was particularly key for me and gave me the confidence I needed to move forward. To echo an earlier referral, Legare is dedicated, attentive, resourceful and organized and I am so grateful for all of her help. I’d highly recommend her as a recruiter to use during your job hunt.”
“Legare is absolutely fantastic at guiding individuals through the recruiting process. Not only does she operate in a truly professional manner, she also offers guidance and support by understanding the how sensitive it may be for individuals to leave their current position. Legare gave me the confidence I needed to make the move, and acted very supportively throughout the entire process. “
"Legare was an absolute pleasure to work with and truly helped me feel at ease with my job search. Within the first five minutes of our initial conversation she completely understood my career goals and took my desire to find my dream position on as her own. Legare's enthusiasm for recruiting was evident in each conversation and I highly recommend her to anyone embarking on a job hunt."
“Brian Gabay is a skilled recruiter who strategically highlighted my career accomplishments and skill set with his clients' job opportunities. Not only is Brian detail-oriented, but he is very personable and I have the greatest confidence in his abilities. He is a pleasure to work with!”
“Legare is an absolute joy to work with and goes above and beyond client needs. She makes a situation that's possibly stressful into a friendly conversation. Attentive, resourceful, and organized are only some of the words that can describe her.I would definitely recommend Legare to be sought after and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again!”
“Everyone knows how time consuming and difficult it can be to job hunt. After a 10 minute conversation with Brian Gabay, he knew my skills and qualifications and came back with some very wonderful job prospects. He's quick, efficient and a pleasure to work with.”
“Working with Brian was an empowering experience. He spent time talking with me not only about my background and skills, but also the industry landscape so I knew what to expect from the job market at this time. He promptly responded to me when I reached out with questions or concerns and offered insight about next steps when I needed it. A job search can be stressful, but working with Brian alleviated that stress and made the process go as smoothly as possible".
“Legare is a dependable recruiter who is passionate about her work and tries to place candidates in the right firm and position. She is very supportive of all my decisions and was extremely helpful while I was searching for a new position. I'm grateful for all of Legare's time and effort and highly recommend her as a recruiter to use during your job hunt.”
“Brian was instrumental in helping me secure a position with SutherlandGold in San Francisco. As all job seekers know, "the search" can be a stressful time - and I appreciated Brian's expertise, connections and transparency during the process. This is a man who believes in proactive, timely updates. Highly recommended to anyone seeking a public relations job in San Francisco and elsewhere.”
“Brian Gabay has been a very good resource as I attempt to move out to the Bay Area. He is attentive, quick to the task and very personable. Call him... I did.
I had a wonderful experience working with Brian and his team while applying, interviewing and receiving an offer for a PR job in London. I originally learned about the job through Phifer & Company job postings and from the moment I contacted the Phifer & Company team they were friendly, straightforward and extremely helpful. As everyone knows, going through the job hunting/applying/interviewing process can be daunting and it was great to be able to work with such a positive team who I felt always had my best interests in mind.
Working in London has always been a goal of mine and Brian and his team helped make it a reality!
Rachel was very punctual, professional and personable. I would highly recommend her service to anyone searching for a job in the field of public relations.
Brian was instrumental in my job search, which resulted in my current position. It's clear he has long-standing and very substantial relationships with many of the best companies, so he knows the culture, the people and the type of person it takes to be successful at the companies he's recruiting for. This is a huge timesaver for everyone involved! He's always available when you need him, and is always kind, professional and honest. Highly recommended!
If it wasn't for Rachel's initial outreach, I wouldn't have found my current position! She is highly organized, and worked with me after hours, and even on the weekend, to secure all the information necessary in order to accomplish a swift hiring process. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone!
I worked with Rachel as a recruiter while looking to fill a position at my company. Not only did Rachel consistently send me excellent candidates, she was personable and timely. She understands the business.
Rachel is an extraordinary talent manager who is both intelligent and personable. She is always looking to match the qualities and thinking of both talent and company and does so with honesty on both sides. Beyond that, she is a complete delight to do business with. Extremely competent and few around like her.
Daniel is a wonderful recruiter who helped me find my current position at Lippe Taylor. He works with his clients to make sure that everyone involved gets what they're looking for. I would absolutely recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a new opportunity a creative field.
Brian and his team provide excellent client service by always keeping in mind the "big picture." He tailors each job candidate search by carefully matching each qualified candidate with the right agency. I will continue to use his services.
Jessica reached out to me about an open position at my current company. She was spot-on in her recommendation and assessment of what I was looking for in a company. Throughout the process, Jessica was extremely helpful, kind, thoughtful and savvy. I would point any of my friends looking for a job to her and I know they would be in great hands.
Daniel was highly recommended to me when I began my job search. He responded to my initial email right away. He set up a meeting for me at my first choice agency. There were many steps in the process from my first interview to my ultimate hiring. Daniel was there every step of the way. He was a thorough and reassuring partner. Unlike most recruiters, I feel he took a personal interest in my success. I have recommended him to many of my friends in the industry.
Daniel is excellent at evaluating talent and skills to make a career match between potential employer and employees. He is very diligent in returning messages, is a straight-shooter and works around the clock for his clients and potential clients.
Daniel is a terrific recruitment professional. He was an untiring advocate for me and was also clearly focused on finding the right match for all parties concerned, developing long-term approach to insure the right chemistry. He's a perfect proponent of Simon Sineks philosophy: "If you hire people just because they can do a job, theyll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood, sweat and tears.
Jessica is extremely dedicated and driven. Not only is she a rock star recruiter, she's also very warm and responsive; she takes a genuine interest in her clients. I highly recommend her if you're a potential job candidate or a business looking for talent.
Brian and his company, Phifer & Company, was a tremendous asset to me during my job search. I was looking for a career to utilize my greatest skills and passions, and it was immediately clear to me that Brian understood where I wanted to be in my career and where I could excel. He and his team were very prompt and the results were rewarding. I thank him incredibly for his diligence.
I've been familiar with Brian and his company for some time, but I was on the competitive side. When I joined Marina Maher, I spent my first few weeks screening calls from recruiters wanting a partnership, Brian remains the sole recruiter I work with. I love his style, his interaction with me and the candidates he brings, and his business ethic is one of what makes him so delightful to work with.
Rachel was as tremendous help to me and I had great success when working with her!
Rachel Cohen is a terrific recruiter. Upon meeting me and understanding my background, she went to work diligently in support of my career goals, returning back to me with incredible responsive and intriguing results - all in my best interests.
Jessica is very responsive throughout the recruitment process, and she has a warmth about her that makes her easy to talk to. She works very hard to ensure both her clients and job candidates are happy. It is a pleasure to work with her.
Jessica did an amazing job matching me with a perfect position. She was very easy to talk to, always consistent with a prompt response, and made me feel at ease through the entire process. Finding a job can be stressful, but Jessica took all the stress out it, from the search to the salary negotiation. She's great, and I will definitely recommend her to friends and colleagues!
As a recruiter Rachel is consistently responsive and thoughtful in her communication. I highly recommend her services at Phifer & Co.
When I was looking for a new PR job, Daniel took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for. He has a great understanding of what companies are looking for and who would be a good fit for an opening.
Jessica is wonderful to work with -- thoughtful, responsive, supportive and highly motivated/motivating, she's an amazing communicator and collaborator. She never rests until everything comes full circle, taking great care with every step and detail. If you want to feel comfortable with and confident, look no further than Jessica.
Brian was great to work with, he really understands the PR world and is very connected to key players within the industry. He gave me one-on-one attention at all hours and was very helpful in opening doors that would have been closed otherwise. I will work with him again and again and will strongly recommend him to my colleagues.
Jessica is terrific. She is 100 percent committed to what she does. She has a great sense for what will work between company and potential employee. She is persuasive, professional and works hard. Whether you are a potential job candidate or a business looking for talent, if you are looking for a top recruiter, look no further. Jessica is the one!
Not only does Jessica demonstrate the diligence and attention to detail that her position demands, her warmth and approachability also make her a pleasure to work with. A consummate professional, Jessica quickly earns the trust and confidence of colleagues and clients alike. Jessica meets and exceeds the expectations of others, and will succeed in any endeavor she chooses to pursue.
I have worked with Brian on both sides of the recruiting process. Personally he has referred me to a number of positions and he always keeps me mind when a position turns up that would interest me.He works with top rated talent and is always honest and open when considering my needs to help supplement my groups. He is funny and kind and the first recruiter I consider when the need arises. I would highly recommend him to all my colleagues.
Daniel is a very solid Executive Recruiter. Good at understanding client and candidate needs - and very good at follow through! I highly recommend him!
Brian is an exceptional recruiter. He has a unique knack for identifying opportunities that exactly match your experience and career growth. He is thorough, detailed and definitely great to work with. I look forward to working with Brian again.
Brian was a rock during the long period of negotiation (10 months) that led to my being hired. He was incredibly supportive, communicative and honest. what more can you ask from a head hunter!
Brian is one of the most savvy and engaging HR professionals I know. He can "connect the dots" better than most recruiters and I would certainly turn to him to find outstanding professionals.
Brian is a true professional who truly understands the ins-and-outs of the public relations industry (as well as marketing, advertising, etc). Not only does he have valuable relationships with the who's who of publicity, he utilizes his relationships with integrity, keeping job candidates and their career at the forefront of his process. Brian is extremely smart, and there is a reason that he is so highly regarded in the industry. His depth of expertise is matched only by his personable demeanor. What differentiates Brian from other recruiters is his honesty and transparency in working with different candidates; he places emphasis on genuine care for his candidates' career paths. Anyone who works with Brian can consider themselves lucky.
Brian is a superb partner to work with through the search process. He is a very effective communicator, keeps tabs on all components and has incredible follow-up. He sets the standard that others should attain. I can’t recommend him more highly!
I cannot thank Brian enough for his support and guidance as I transitioned agencies. Brian is a true professional, and enjoyable to work with. I would recommend Brian to anyone - in fact, I already have!
Working with the Phifer & Company team has been an amazing experience. Being a global digital agency that only looks to hire the best and the brightest can have it's challenges. Brian was a able to sift through the layers of quality and send us only the top level of candidates we desired. Not only did they find the quality candidates, they were able to deliver the correct individuals from a chemistry fit as well. Our clients have been thrilled with the level of candidates we are hiring on to their accounts. We can't thank you enough. Keep being the best in the business.
For my first experience working with a recruiter, I would describe it as a success! I would recommend Brian to anyone in the process of a job search. Brian is reliable, hardworking, efficient, organized, personable and talented. It was a pleasure to work with him and I could not have asked for a more positive experience!
I would highly recommend Brian to anyone that is looking for a new job or opportunity. He is not only a pleasure to work with but extremely detail oriented, is always on top of what his clients need or expect and knows how to deliver results and find the best match for his clients/ and or assisting others in finding a new job or position. I have worked with many recruiters over the years and Brian is the best there is.
Brian is outstanding - very connected and insightful. Thoroughly professional and a pleasure to work with.
Brian is an excellent matchmaker for clients and job-seekers. He truly understands the needs and the nuances of the communications industry, which in turn creates solid matches. His end goal isn't about a transaction, which is refreshing for job-seekers. My experience with him has been nothing short of fantastic. I certainly would work with him again, whether I'm a client or seeking a job.
Brian is the kinda guy you want to know when its time to make some change and you need sound, qualified, informed council. He not only helped me into a new opportunity, but first he took the time to ask questions in order to get a clear picture of who I am, and who I want to be. He took a 360 degree approach and not only recommended me to his clients, but also painted a clear picture what each organization looked like - thus making a personality connection rather than just attempting to fill a gap. If you are looking for change, need light at the end of a tunnel or simply wanting to move up a notch, get in touch with Brian. Now.
Brian is a conssummate professional with excellent matching capabilities and I highly recommend working with him whether you're a client or job-seeker. Throughout the recruitment/hiring process, Brian was literally there for me each step, providing comprehensive background information on the company, interviewing tips, scheduling prep-calls and following up meticulously. He has successfully placed me and my experience working with him was fantastic - thanks, Brian!
Brian and his colleages at Phifer & Company, LLC do a wonderful job of matching talent with the right companies. They are in-the-know, thorough, and very accomodating. I highly recommend Phifer & Company to friends and colleagues.
I have hired Brian three times. A compliment in and of itself. Each time to find a very senior person, the hardest positions to fill. None of his candidates were the usual suspects. Or off the shelf. Or someone else's reject. They were all interesting, real and interested candidates. How did he find so many great prospects? Because he took the time to understand The Gate’s culture finding matches for the agency and not just candidates for the job. What else could you ask for?
Brian has been a pleasure to work with. He genuinely cares about his clients works tirelessly on their behalf. Brian is very knowledgeable about the companies he works with and has the unique ability to match the right people to the right job. What I appreciate most about Brian is his honest, no nonsense approach. If he thinks a company is not the right fit or that you are not the right fit for a particular company, he will be upfront and explain why he feels this way. And when he finds a good fit, he provides unique insights and helps you put your best foot forward to succeed. Brian is the best of the best and I strongly recommend him for your next search.
Working with Brian has been an absolute pleasure. Brian is extremely passionate and it is very clear that not only does he love his job but he is extremely talented. He was available whenever I needed him during my job search and was instrumental in finding the exact opportunity that I was looking for. His insights and opinions were extremely helpful. I recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to work with Brian, do so!
Brian knows his stuff and is instrumental in helping job seekers find the right fit with opportunities. His ability to understand a client's business and culture translates into a trusted partner. He is well-informed and on "your side" from start to finish.
Working with Brian in this difficult economy has been a "bright spot." He works with, has access to and incredible relationships with some of the BEST public relations agencies in the business; places one can only dream of working. On top of this, Brian is very professional and incredibly supportive, much like a cheerleader, which can make a big difference in the current job market. I would highly recommend hiring him for a search or working with him on your next search. You can be rest assured you're in very, VERY good hands.
Brian is one of the best resources and knowledgeable business men in the advertising and entertainment business. His depth far exceeds simply hiring the right person for the right position. Brian not only knows and enjoys the advertising and entertainment business, but he also knows the latest trends and is a wealth of information. He knows how to put the right people together and think outside the box to find solutions.
I am lucky to have worked with Brian for many years. He is so positive and friendly and is one of the rare people who truly care about your happiness and career growth. He placed me at one of my first positions at Ogilvy many years ago and has been in close contact ever since. I highly recommend Brian because he is loyal and genuine and works tirelessly to help you reach your goals.
Brian is the consummate professional. He is focused on results and deliberate and intense. Yet, at the same time, he is sensitive to the human condition. He knows how to strike the right balance between what needs to be done and understanding that this is a business about people: their emotions, egos, intelligence and hearts. I endorse him unconditionally and recommend him to anyone needing to find great talent.
It was a pleasure to work with Brian. He assisted me in sifting through various opportunities to find the right one to align with not only my present skillset, but my desired future skillset. He joked that every one he spoke with in the industry would "fight me for my new role, and that it was the dream position." With his excellent insight into the profressional, cultural and organizational structure within the Company, he was able to craft a role & offer that could not be refused. Brian orchestrated an executed a deal for me within 72 hours, being accessible by any device during all those hours, securing responses to every requested detail. I highly recommend him if you are looking to advance your skillset in a new role, or in search of the right talent to help your Company transform.
Where do I begin? I just started working with Brian and I am totally amazed at his dedication, expertise and his drive. He has an uncanny ability of knowing exactly what his client company needs and presents the perfect candidate. He presented one candidate for a very difficult search that has been open for some time and we were blown away. The candidate was perfect! Spot on…bulls eye. He is a sharp shooter.
Brian’s work ethic is extraordinary. I don’t remember a time when he was not available for me. 10:00 pm? Yes, he answered his cell and we debriefed… The man works 24/7. The difference between Brian, I believe and other recruiters is that he truly loves what he does.
I would highly recommend Brian to any organization that needs a creative, high octane, recruiting pro. We love him!
Working with Brian was a real pleasure from the start of the recruitment process. He expertly set me up to succeed prior to each interview, enabling me to put forward the best examples of my work and impress the prospective employers with whom I met. But more importantly, Brian knew what the companies wanted; and he wasn't afraid to push hard on me to make sure he put forward only qualified candidates to his clients. When it came time to the final details of the job offer, Brian provided sound counsel giving me the reassurance I needed, making for a very happy ending for all.
I worked with Brian in 2007 and he did an incredible job finding me a great position that was right for me given my experience and personality. Two years later I am looking to move on and contacting Brian was the first step I took. I have no doubt that he will find the perfect position for me once again.
I had to good pleasure to work with Brian in 2008 and in every interaction I found him a consummate professional who has a passion for great ideas and achieving results for his clients. He is a tireless worker who give 200% of himself to every challenge. I would recommend him highly, In a climate such as this, peoples true colors shine through and Brian is a person of integrity when increasingly people are cutting ethical corners.
Brian has incredible depth as a recruiter. Having worked on both the agency side as well as in house, he has the ability to build consensus and understands the business drivers behind an open position. Above all he knows where to find the right talent.
Brian is the best recruiter I've ever worked with in my 20 years. He was able to in a very short time (4 months) triple our staff with excellent talent and good fit. He is a pro with handling candidates, and I always felt that he represented me and my business with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.
Brian is a wonderful recruiter to work with. He knows and respects company parameters and provides interesting candidates with great backgrounds. Brian is fun to work with and upholds himself with integrity and decency.
Brian was successful in finding many desirable positions for me with some of the best agencies in New York City. He was great to work with and understood exactly what I was looking to find. He set me up with my current position. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Brian is an excellent recruiter. I have used him on many ocassions to assist in my job search. Not only is he an expert in his field, he's genuine, compassionate and creative. I have recommended him several times to friends, and they are always just as pleased with the results.