Culture-Focused, Talent-Driven: How this Father-Son Duo Sustain Success in Search w/ Gordon & Drew Schmidt

The secret to building a search business that keeps clients coming back is simple. It’s all about developing a process centered on listening. Silence isn’t a bad thing – especially when it allows you to pull out the vital nuggets that lead to a great placement. 

For father and son duo Gordon and Drew Schmidt, the process is based on 4 words at the heart of everything they do – culture-focused, talent-driven. This approach has yielded a 70% client return rate, and a business that isn’t just growing, but scaling in a meaningful way. 

What’s the secret to the father-son duo’s ability to work so well together? How do they keep the business running at a really high level? 

In this episode, the team at Quest Talent Solutions talk about their journey, their business and the secret to their sustained success.

Guest Bio 

Gordon Schmidt is the Managing Director At Quest Talent Solutions. 

Drew Schmidt is the Operations Manager at Quest Talent Solutions. 

Quest Talent Solutions, LLC, founded in 2017, has quickly made a name for itself with clients ranging from Fortune 15 to start-up organizations. They bring over 50+ years of business leadership experience to the table and focus across the following industries:
-Retail, Business Development, and Marketing
-Supply Chain, Logistics, and Ecommerce
-Sports and Entertainment
-Architectural Design and Build

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Meet the Host

Vince Holt is the founder and CEO of Management Recruiters of Mercer Island. With 35+ years industry experience, he is the only MRINetwork team member to win CSAM of the Year, Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards. In addition to spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, Vince has raced motorcycles for over 50 years, winning 5 National Championships.

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