What People Are Saying about Phifer & Company


Brandon is the first and only recruiter I've ever worked with. Although I have no comparison, I can say that he is EXCELLENT at what he does! Brandon goes above and beyond to communicate in a timely manner, handles all the back-and-forth negotiation, and is extremely pleasant and thoughtful throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him as a strong connection to have for anyone on the job hunt in the fields of PR, communications, marketing or advertising. He's great!

April 3, 2018

I've heard from tons of recruiters throughout my career, and feel like outreach tailored specifically to me has been few and far between. Not only did Brandon contact me with a relevant position, he promised to keep me on his radar after we spoke and I learned that the original position wasn't actually a fit. Brandon's follow-through was amazing! He came to me with a new opportunity weeks later, guided me through the entire interview process, and now I'm working at a new company that's a great fit for me. Brandon was super fun and super easy to work with - I'd recommend him to anyone looking for help in their job search

March 21, 2018

Brandon is like your best friend when it comes to your career. He takes the time to learn about your career advancement interests and brings you the kind opportunities that meet and challenge those assertions. Throughout the interview process he was in my corner, providing helpful insights about the people I would be meeting with, including pep talks, talking points, and voodoo magic. I cannot recommend him enough.

January 29, 2018

Ariel is easily one of the best recruiters I've ever worked with. She's always insightful, responsive and caring, and she feels passionate about finding the perfect fit for her prospective candidates.

December 21, 2017

I've worked with Brian for a few years now, and I have to say he/his firm is one of the best, if not the best, in the east coast (where I've lived most of my professional life). He's knowledgeable, attentive and a good person. It's always a pleasure to work with him, and I highly recommend him and his team to anyone looking for a marketing/pr/comms job.

December 15, 2017

Brandon was a pleasure to work with. Aside from his professionalism and knowledge and understanding of corporate recruitment, his personality really is a shining factor that allows you to be completely transparent with him about your requirements for your next role. We worked closely and collaboratively to reach a common goal and at all times I knew that he had my best interests in mind. I have been approached by a ton of recruiters but he was the first one to make me feel comfortable with moving forward with the position he thought I would be a good fit for. I am thrilled to say that he was 100% correct and I am starting at the company for which he recruited me!

December 5, 2017

Hi Brian, I just wanted to let you know that I've been working with Ariel over the past few weeks as I'm in the process of relocating to NY, and she's been extremely helpful on all fronts. Easily one of the best recruiters I've worked with, and I thought I'd share that feedback with you. Overall, your team is always responsive + helpful, and it's much appreciated.

December 1, 2017

Working with Ariel was an absolute pleasure. Ariel always did a through job vetting roles before sending them through to me and was very detail oriented when briefing me before interviews. Would highly recommend working with her!

November 15, 2017

Ariel was superb to work with making her one of the best recruiters I've ever worked with! From the beginning, Ariel showed great professionalism and a strong work ethic - she was helpful before and after interviews with documents and information and prep conversations; very responsive via email and phone and worked diligently to find me a job that was an ideal fit. It would be a pleasure to work with Ariel again and I would recommend her without hesitation.

November 6, 2017

I can't thank Brian Phifer and his team enough. Over the past 8 years they have been the best recruiters for our agency. The Phifer team is the only recruiting agency that I know of that actually works as a team. We look forward to our ongoing partnership. Thank you.

November 1, 2017

"While I ultimately had to pass on the final offer, Ariel's work throughout the process was invaluable! She's extremely attentive and responsive, and while obviously her goal is to place recruits with clients she doesn't resort to any kind of pressuring or other non-sense when decision time comes up. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for new opportunities!"

October 10, 2017

Ariel helped recruit me for a new position and it was definitely a success! I took the new job and working with her was great. She was extremely responsive and always had answers to my questions.Ariel helped the recruiting and interview process go smoothly and I'm so glad I had her along for the experience!

October 10, 2017

Brandon was such an absolute pleasure to work with. He was always accessible and made it a priority to walk me through every step of the process, explaining in detail how to best prepare. I am beyond happy with my placement and I wouldn't have been able to secure it without his expertise, which prompts me to refer him to friends, family and colleagues. From his professionalism to his charismatic personality Brandon is the complete package and everything you could ask for in a top recruiter who has your best interest in mind at all times!

October 2, 2017

Ariel was such a great help as I began my search for a new job. She listened to every concern I had and was happy to answer any and all questions I asked her. She went out of her way to make sure I felt comfortable and was prepared for any interview. She was terrific to work with.

September 19, 2017

Ariel was a pleasure to work with. She immediately understood what I was looking for in my career search and put me in touch with excellent, tailored opportunities. She is very accessible and thorough in her follow ups with me and the companies I spoke with. I highly recommend working with Ariel!

September 5, 2017

Recently, Ariel provided excellent support while guiding me through the hiring process. Whether providing counsel in advance of interviews, chasing down references, or facilitating contract negotiations, she remained upbeat and encouraging. I am happy to say that, with Ariel’s support, I have accepted a job in my desired field. She was truly a delight to work with and I am grateful for her help.

July 18, 2017

Several recruiters reached out pitching the same firm Ariel did, but she did her research on me, and presented the opportunity in such a way that piqued my interest. Throughout the whole process, Ariel kept things organized and provided great counsel. I felt she very much acted as an advocate for me. She's not looking to just get people placed. She's looking to make candidates happy. Three weeks in, I can report that she was absolutely successful in accomplishing that for me.

July 10, 2017

Ariel has been incredible to work with in finding a new position in NYC. She completely understands what my needs are and helped me find the perfect new role to continue growing my career. Most of all she's provided guidance on every step of the way and always had my best interests at heart.

June 16, 2017

The Phifer team has always been a huge asset to our recruitment needs. I can't speak highly enough for hiring stellar marketing and advertising candidates. Thank you Phifer and company for making my job a breeze.

June 12, 2017

Brandon Coleman is the consummate professional that believes in going to the ends of the earth for his clients. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, so much so, I have since referred members of my PR network to receive his premier service – rooted in a commitment to his clients' professional growth and needs. I am forever a believer in the capabilities of Brandon.

May 23, 2017

Brandon was so wonderful to partner with - from my first conversation with him to his negotiation of a packaged that worked for his client and me. Brandon truly took the time to review my experience and the needs of several of his clients to find a placement that mutually beneficial. Brandon is well organized, responsive and extremely easy to work with. I could not be happier with Brandon’s support.

May 22, 2017

Brian is a leading professional within his industry and makes himself available to find great opportunities for professionals in the industry. I've known Brian for several years and have seen him grow quite a business since the start and it speaks to his ability to cater to professionals' and companies' talent needs.

May 13, 2017

Brian was an excellent, and successful partner in our search for a new Head of PR & Communications. Of course, it's all about finding the best candidate but I greatly appreciated his ongoing response to our candidate feedback as we narrowed in on our preferred choice. Highly recommended.

May 12, 2017

I would not use any other recruiter for our agency. They're top notch. You won't find better recruiters out there. Thank you Phifer & Company!

February 24, 2017

I've had two successful referrals from Brian and he stands out for two reasons: Knowledge of the industry, and of his own agency clients. Because of his years of experience, he truly knows the details of what specific agencies are looking for in clients, and which would be a match (or not). That's invaluable during a job search. Highly recommend! 

January 13, 2017

I really enjoyed working with Gabby throughout the process, she was a true partner. She's informed, communicative and always available. She was committed to understanding my needs, and connecting me with the right opportunities. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, I would definitely recommend Gabby to any friends or contacts looking to make a career change.

January 6, 2017

Ariel was great to work with. She is efficient, understanding and readily available to help guide you through any questions that arise. She makes everything seamless and I would recommend working with her!

January 6, 2017

Brandon is one of the top recruiters in the communications area that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He understands the job opportunity inside and out, and does a great job of engaging candidates who are potentially a great fit based on experience, skills and their competencies. What makes Brandon easy to work with is that he only approaches likely candidates with opportunities that are a good fit for their career. He doesn’t waste time presenting opportunities that they may not be interested in or are a good fit. When presented with targeted opportunities that align with your career goals, candidates like me are highly motivated to explore the opportunity. As a top recruiter, Brandon is also very responsive and organized, which makes it easy to work with him. "

October 11, 2016

Finding a new job can be an extremely stressful process. Ariel made the experience easy. She answered all my questions promptly and made herself available to me after work hours and on the weekends. She listened and understood what was important to me and ensured I got what I wanted out of a new job.

September 23, 2016

Ariel is the first recruiter that I worked with that truly understood my needs. She treated me like I was her main priority; presenting me with opportunities that directly aligned with my experience. Her candidness, attentiveness, and overall positive attitude alleviated a lot of the common stress one experiences when job searching. I truly enjoyed my experience working with her

September 20, 2016

Ariel is efficient, responsive and such a pleasure to work with! She knows the communications industry and made some valuable connections on my behalf. I will absolutely work with her again when the time comes.

August 23, 2016

Gabby was very helpful and conscientious, initially with opportunities that fit my profile and, later, reaching out to contacts that could have opportunities now or in the future. Eventually, one of the latter materialized and I moved to a new position. Thank you Gabby.

August 17, 2016

Ariel is a phenomenal recruitment partner. She obtained a complete understanding of my skill set, recommended extremely relevant opportunities and provided valuable advice and timely communication all throughout!

July 19, 2016

Gabby was a great partner and guide throughout the interview process. She provided helpful insight into the company and process, and made herself available to discuss questions or updates. I appreciated her follow up and the fact that she listened to my feedback when helping me find the right fit.

July 14, 2016

Ariel has a great eye for the right job for you - she perfectly tailored my entire interview experience at multiple opportunities.

June 6, 2016

Brandon was such a pleasure to work with. He kept an extremely open line of communication and was very proactive with providing updates during the process. He is completely honest and is always on your team, and always rooting for you too! I am truly happy with my placement, and it wouldn't have been without Brandon.

May 30, 2016

Brian is an amazing person always looking to help out others. Brian was introduced to me through a friend and he immediately took time out of his busy schedule to chat with me about my resume, job hunting skills, and future goals. He responded to all of my emails in a timely manner and was eager to help me find my entry level job. He will forever be a colleague and a friend.

May 19, 2016

Gabby was a pleasure to work with, and made finding a new job easier than I had ever imagined. I certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a change in the PR industry.

April 12, 2016

"Brian takes the time to listen carefully to one's interests and shows an uncanny ability to anticipate the kinds of positions a candidate - even one wiht a non-traditional background and a set of skills that don't easily fit into more typical boxes - is excited by. From there there, he's also a great connector a advocate - Brian's the best I've met at what he does"

March 18, 2016

Gabby is a charming individual who does her best to set you at ease during the process and open as many doors as she can for you. Her charm is united with professional thoroughness as she is does her best to make sure you don't go in blind. It's a pleasant combination that makes a process that can ordinarily be quite aggravating becomes no more frustrating than a check-up at the doctor's office. She is quite excellent

March 7, 2016

"Brian is a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and resourceful individual. He has helped guided me over the years, offering up the right opportunities to seek to help grow my career"

March 2, 2016

Brandon is a great pleasure to work with. He provides timely feedback, and develops and shares deep knowledge about the companies that he works with, while his enthusiasm about his work is contagious. His easy-going and friendly personality, as well as his passion for the work that he does would make him an incredible addition to any team!

January 19, 2016

Brandon is an amazing recruiter who really listens and keeps your career goal in mind when connecting you with the right position. He was extremely easy to work with and was very responsive throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Brandon to those who are looking for a new career.

December 21, 2015

Gabby really listened when we discussed what I was looking for in a new position. She waited until the right opportunity arose and then helped guide me through the process. She was extremely helpful and I would highly recommend her services.

December 7, 2015

Brandon is a dedicated and responsive recruiter, who acts as a true partner in the entire process. He is able to easily relate to his clients and he puts their career needs first. Brandon has great connections and he is able to offer his clients a variety of opportunities.

August 27, 2015

I had the pleasure to work with Gabby recently to get on board a Public Relation Manager for our New York office. Gabby was really professional, always available to answer all my questions, she was great support during the entire the process and more specifically for the transmission of the final offer to the candidate. It was a great collaboration, and I would be happy to work with her again for any other recruitment mandate.

August 13, 2015

I truly enjoyed working with Gabby as it was clear she understood what I was looking for as a next career move. Once the opportunity hit her desk, she didn't hesitate to present it to me and get me in the door. In addition, she was always responsive when I had questions or concerns regarding the position.

July 17, 2015

I can't say enough about Brian! He is smart, reliable and really great at what he does. In fact, I've already recommended him to friends because my experience was so positive.

July 15, 2015

Gabby is a hard working individual who very impressively managed to get me multiple interviews almost immediately. She kept me updated on the entire process and responded to my questions and concerns immediately and in a very helpful manner. If you are looking to find a good job and need one immediately I highly recommend working with Gabby.

April 30, 2015

Joshua's professional demeanor and ability to keep me fully-informed through each step of the recruitment process made working with him a truly enjoyable experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other PR professionals looking to make a career move.

April 16, 2015

Joshua was wonderful to work with! Very professional and responsive. This was my first experience with a recruiter and he was extremely encouraging and presented me with a great opportunity that I would not have found otherwise. I would definitely work with Joshua again, and will recommend him to friends in the PR field as well.

April 15, 2015

I have worked with Brian for years and can honestly say he is one of the best recruiters in the business. He is a hard working, honest professional and acts as a partner throughout the entire hiring process. - Erika K. | Partner & General Manager, 5W Public Relations

March 9, 2015

It's always a pleasure to work with Brian. He is professional and adds a lot of personality to the mix, which is greatly appreciated. He has a great handle on the industry, is a clear communicator and is able to balance a lot of interests well in his work. - Alyssa G. | Managing Director, Marina Maher Communications

March 9, 2015

It's always a pleasure to work with Brian. He is professional and adds a lot of personality to the mix, which is greatly appreciated. He has a great handle on the industry, is a clear communicator and is able to balance a lot of interests well in his work.

March 8, 2015

I have been working with Brandon over the past few weeks and he is one of the best recruiters I've had the pleasure of speaking with. Although I turned down the interview that Brandon worked hard to secure, it had nothing to do with his work ethic and dedication. He was professional and always available when I needed to speak with him. I hope to have the chance to work with him again in the future.

March 7, 2015
February 20, 2015

Gabby is a reliable, smart and experienced recruiter. She makes the process very personal by taking the time to get to know you and learning about what you are looking for in a career. She truly is looking out for the your best interest. She provided me with excellent interviewing tips, and she was there for me; I knew I could call or email her with any question. Gabby is an excellent recruiter, and I will highly recommend her to friends looking for employment in the future.

February 18, 2015

Brandon is one of the most effective, reliable, trustworthy and professional recruiters in New York City. He is a great connector and loves meeting new people, which allows him to expand his network and turn it into business results. The way that Brandon approaches his craft is to treat job seekers like partners. Brandon was more of a “career coach” to me as opposed to just a recruiter looking to fill a position. I had a partner in my corner who helped me face my challenges and obtain employment at one of the largest public relations firms in the world.

February 4, 2015

What differentiates Gabby from other recruiters is her ability to seamlessly blend professionalism with compassion. Gabby possesses an impressive breadth of knowledge, and is quick to offer resume and interview tips that are truly game-changers. Her response time is excellent, and I was pleasantly surprised with how diligently she works to secure interviews. However, what has impressed me most about Gabby extends beyond her notable job skills--it is the empathy and understanding that she provides to each of her clients. She considers clients' needs from a humanistic approach, honing in on their passions and key motivators. She is encouraging and warm, and after your very first conversation with her, you feel confident that the right career choice for you is in fact somewhere out there. I cannot recommend Gabby enough

January 20, 2015

Brian was fantastic to work with during my job search. He is committed to helping you find a position that's truly tailored for you and your experience. His entire staff was diligent, friendly, and very responsive.

November 10, 2014

Working with Gabby was an absolute pleasure! She helped me find the perfect fit for both my passion and my background. She was very interactive and understanding, not to mention quick at setting up everything. I got an offer two days after talking to her on the phone, and I couldn't have asked for better service

October 23, 2014

Brian was extremely diligent in his efforts to assist me in finding a new opportunity within the communications sector at an organization that was the right fit for my personality and experience. It was a pleasure working with him

October 22, 2014

If you’re looking for a recruiter who works fast, keeps your career goals in mind and truly operates as a personal advocate for his clients, I highly recommend Brandon. After weeks of searching for the “perfect job” on my own, I came across Brandon’s information on the Phifer & Company Website and reached out. He responded to my email in less than 24-hours, taking the time to further discuss the position that I contacted him about. He also went above and beyond by recommending a different position that he considered a much better fit, based on my career goals and background. Brandon’s instinct was right! Just days after sending him my resume, he scheduled an interview for me with an amazing company – exactly the type I was looking for. Within three weeks of my first – of three – interviews, I received an offer and accepted it! Brandon was a highly valuable asset during my job search and is definitely worth contacting if you’re looking for a new position.

September 30, 2014

If you're currently working with another recruiter, stop and call Brian. Brian's industry knowledge is unparalleled - he was able to look at my resume and could diagnose exactly what I was lacking in my current position and what I was looking for. Brian made an immediate recommendation based on our initial conversation and his recommendation was everything he said it would be. Too often recruiters simply leverage their existing relationships and make recommendations on very little, I not only found Brian trustworthy but extremely personable and just as invested in my success as I am. I could not be more satisfied in my new position that Brian helped to secure for me - and while I hope he and I never have to work together again, I would certainly no hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking a position in the PR, marketing, and advertising industries. 

June 27, 2014

Brian is an excellent recruiter who is well-connected. Over the years, I have come to rely on him to identify great career opportunities - many of which I would never have heard about.

June 2, 2014

Brian has extensive experience working with the PR and communications industry. He successfully understood where I was standing professionally and was able to find the perfect position for me to continue to grow in my field. He provided support and advice throughout the entire process, and was available to speak with me whenever I needed him.

May 25, 2014

Leveraged Brian's connections within the advertising community seeking a potential partner for one of my clients. He came through big in a very short time frame. Very professional, and most of all, very strategic.

May 15, 2014

Brian was extremely helpful throughout the job process and was available for preparation and questions before each round of interviews. He has extensive knowledge regarding the public relations industry and has maintained a lot of great relationships with the agencies. I felt assured that he was working to place me at a great agency and he was there for support from beginning to end

May 12, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of working with Christina. She was very professional and knowledgeable of the public relations industry. In addition, she was very punctual and organized which made the recruitment process seamless. I would highly recommend Christina to anyone seeking employment!

April 16, 2014

 "I worked with Brian Phifer on my recent job search, and I could not have been more pleased with the experience. From first contact, Brian took a vested interest in my search and professional goals, connecting me with the ideal company for my intended career path. He was 100% available to me throughout the interview process, checking in regularly and providing helpful coaching and personalized feedback. Ultimately, Brian aided me in landing an amazing offer at an outstanding agency where I can grow and develop my skills as a publicist. I am so grateful to Brian, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to communications agencies and fellow publicists alike!"

February 1, 2014

I worked with Jennifer when I was looking to make a career shift. She listened to exactly what I wanted and suggested a role that turned out to be better than I expected. Throughout the interview process she was always a quick phone call or email away, even after standard work hours she was available when needed. I landed my current position with Jennifer's assistance and it is a perfect fit! I would highly recommend anyone looking for a career boost to talk to Jennifer.

December 11, 2013

My recent move involved a number of unexpected (and sometimes bizarre) circumstances that were unfortunately beyond anyone's control but prolonged the process nonetheless. Lucas and his colleagues did everything possible to mitigate the effects of these unforeseen challenges, make sure everyone involved was on the same page at all times and went out of his way to ensure that everyone's needs were met and expectations managed, and gave me some tremendous advice that was a major factor behind what had been a difficult decision for me. He struck me as the type of recruiter that isn't just looking to place someone for his client...he wants both the client and candidate to "win" in the end. I'm grateful to him for everything he did to facilitate my placement, and in the early going, it has been everything he said it would be (and more).

October 22, 2013

Brian is one of a kind in providing professional guidance and movement opportunity. He truly has your future and career goals in mind and is efficient in finding matches accordingly. He is always accessible, efficient in negotiating requests and listens intently to any concerns. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for their next professional opportunity.

August 21, 2013

Brian is professional, personable and very helpful. He is a great talent manager who I hope to keep close contact with throughout my career.

August 14, 2013

"Brian defines everything I look for in a recruiter: honesty, responsiveness, dedication and resourcefulness. I have worked with Brian on both sides of the fence and he is equally pleasant to work with in either setting. If you need someone to help you find the right candidates to fill a position, definitely look to Brian and his team."

August 13, 2013

"Having worked with Brian Phifer on both ends of the recruitment spectrum, I can attest to a few things. First of all, Brian is an unquestioned expert in the marketing recruitment arena. He has his finger on the pulse of what both employers and employees need in the ever-changing new media world, and his encyclopedic knowledge of the landscape is quite impressive. Second, Brian is way more than a recruiter - he's a consultant, a strategic partner and an ally. He will guide you through the process from start to finish and put you in a position for optimal success. Third and perhaps most important, Brian is a delight to work with, willingly giving you the personalized service you need, and going above and beyond every step of the way. He is tireless in his commitment to delivering the very best results for his clients."

August 9, 2013

"Brian Phifer worked with me to make sure I wasn't just looking for a job, but looking for THE job. He is extremely well connected and will open up doors to any prospective client he works with. I will (and have) recommend my contacts on the search for opportunities to chat with Brian."

August 7, 2013

Brian was truly a pleasure to work with, he definitely stands out from other recruiters. He really took the time to understand my career objectives and catered his search to my needs. I would definitely highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again myself in the future.

August 7, 2013

“I worked with Brian on a potential placement. He was super responsive and provided very helpful information, and was the most positive, helpful and responsive recruiter I've worked with in my career.”

July 18, 2013

Brian  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!

May 2, 2013

"I've worked with Brian  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."

April 24, 2013

“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!”

April 12, 2013

"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."

March 26, 2013

“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.”

February 26, 2013

"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!"

February 5, 2013

“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.”

February 5, 2013

“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.”

February 5, 2013

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.

February 5, 2013

"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."

January 30, 2013

“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!”

January 15, 2013

“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"

December 11, 2012

"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."

November 29, 2012

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.

November 28, 2012

"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."

November 28, 2012

“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.”

November 27, 2012

“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. “

November 5, 2012

"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."

October 25, 2012

“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!”

October 22, 2012

“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!”

October 4, 2012

“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.”                   

October 4, 2012

“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".

October 1, 2012

“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.”

September 26, 2012

“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.”

September 24, 2012

“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.

September 21, 2012

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.

July 1, 2012

Working in London has always been a goal of mine and Brian and his team helped make it a reality!

June 26, 2012

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.

April 1, 2012

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!

March 13, 2012

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!

March 13, 2012

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.

February 21, 2012

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.

February 21, 2012

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.

February 17, 2012

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.

January 16, 2012

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.

January 4, 2012

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.

December 2, 2011

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.

November 18, 2011

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.

November 1, 2011

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.

October 26, 2011

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.

October 20, 2011

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.

October 19, 2011

Rachel was as tremendous help to me and I had great success when working with her!

October 19, 2011

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.

October 17, 2011

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.

October 14, 2011

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!

October 12, 2011

As a recruiter Rachel is consistently responsive and thoughtful in her communication. I highly recommend her services at Phifer & Co.

October 3, 2011

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.

September 15, 2011

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.

September 5, 2011

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.

August 24, 2011

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!

August 23, 2011

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.

August 5, 2011

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.

June 30, 2011

Daniel is a very solid Executive Recruiter. Good at understanding client and candidate needs - and very good at follow through! I highly recommend him!

June 29, 2011

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!

March 25, 2011

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.

March 25, 2011

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.

January 31, 2011

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.

January 31, 2011

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!

January 10, 2011

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!

January 3, 2011

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.

November 12, 2010

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!

October 1, 2010

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.

August 17, 2010

Brian is outstanding - very connected and insightful. Thoroughly professional and a pleasure to work with.

August 17, 2010

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.

August 10, 2010

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.

July 14, 2010

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!

March 24, 2010

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.

March 17, 2010

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?

March 9, 2010

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.

March 1, 2010

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!

November 8, 2009

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.

November 2, 2009

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.

October 26, 2009

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.

October 14, 2009

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.

July 15, 2009

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.

June 24, 2009

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!

May 11, 2009

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.

May 11, 2009

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.

May 10, 2009

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.

March 29, 2009

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.

March 4, 2009

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.

February 23, 2009

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.

August 25, 2008

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.

May 27, 2008

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.

March 9, 2008

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.

November 7, 2006

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