Since 2007, Olson Search International, Inc. has connected hundreds of top candidates with the right companies in the Forest and Building Products industries.
Founded by award-winning and nationally recognized top recruiter Jon Olson, Olson Search has enjoyed a long history of client success.
By developing connections with the right people and best companies in the industry, we are able to foster relationships with our clients and match them with the perfect candidate whose skillsets precisely meet their company needs.
Our proven search process and personal approach help companies and candidates grow and thrive for years to come.
With 30+ years of experience, Jon spent 13 years at Management Recruiters International (MRI) where he was a 5-time “National Top 10” award winner and a member of the MRI “Hall of Fame”. He then founded Olson Search International, Inc. in 2007 in order to be able to exclusively devote the company’s time and energy to the wood products and building products industries. Jon is also a member the Pinnacle Society whose members are recognized as the top 1% of all recruiters.
The short answer is – “It varies.”
Our value to our clients is not only in accessing candidates we have identified on past search projects but rather in our ability to find the best available talent for our clients at this current point in time.
Our long experience and track record of success in the industry.
We are not aware of any recruiting organization that has specialized in the industry for longer than we have, nor any recruiter who has likely done more business over those years than we have.
However, what we have done in the past is not as important as what we can do for our clients now.
The foundation of our company has always been honesty, integrity, a genuine concern for both our clients and candidates, and a proven process built on a true search and recruiting model.
We have enjoyed productive relationships over the years with some very large, publicly-held companies both domestic and internationally-based.
However, the majority of our client companies are very successful, financially strong, privately-held companies.
Compared to a list of Fortune 500 organizations, these companies would be considered small or mid-size companies; however many of these are among the largest companies, or even the dominant company, in their industry segment.
The bulk of our clients are based in North America – most in the US – but also a number of Canadian-headquartered companies.
We have also successfully recruited for a number of non-North American-headquartered clients over the years, primarily recruiting experienced personnel for them in North America.
We have also made successful placements for International and US-headquartered companies in Europe and Asia.