Dan Toussant & Associates, LLC
"Dan delivered on a promise of finding our company a CFO, timely and professional; helped us make a good decision."
“Working with Dan as both a candidate and employer has been a positive experience. Dan takes pride in his role as recruiter and takes great care in making a win-win match. I would recommend Dan to any company or candidate that appreciates this level of professionalism and passion for satisfying clients.”
Gail TabronBusiness & Operations Professional
“Dan graciously agreed to share is expertise by volunteering to be on a panel of heads of search firms. The panel was created to give our NCENG members a better understanding on how to best work with search firms.Dan’s answers to questions from the floor were insightful and very informative to our employment seeking members. His breadth and depth of knowledge which came from work as an HR Manager and heading a search firm was demonstrated as he fielded questions with his balanced, calm, practical down to earth advice. Dan has a talent for building relationships. His willingness to lend a hand shines right through. We would like him back as a presenter! Highly recommended! Paul DiFranco, Program Chair, North Canton Executive Networking Group”
Paul J. DiFrancoProgram Chair/HR Consultant?Coach
“Dan Toussant has provided our organization with professional recruitment services for management positions within our bank. He has collaborated with us with timely and accurate information and insights about preferred candidates, and offers some testing tools which have been very helpful as well. In our judgment, his recruitment service is well worth the investment, and we offer a strong endorsement."
Brian K. HarrEVP, Community Bank
“Dan has worked with me on several engagements from executive compensation reviews to employee hand books. During each engagement, Dan brought a level of detail and insight to the issues that left us with extremely satisfied clients. If you have HR issues or need to consulting, I would not hesitate to contact Dan.”
Mark McKinley, CPAPrincipal, CPA Firm
"We hired Dan to recruit a new Business Development Manager for our company. Dan exceeded our expectations, he presented several outstanding candidates for us to interview. The candidate we chose has also exceeded our expectations. We will definitely utilize Dan for all of our future middle to upper management hires."
Kevin MedvedV.P. of Finance
Rea & Associates, Inc.
“Dan is a top-notch HR professional if there ever was one. He takes time to listen and is truly concerned with any needs brought to him. He is extremely well-versed in human resources best practices and employment matter. During my time at Rea & Associates, Dan and I became good friends and he mentored me on many occasions with his kind words.”
Josh MadoreMarketing Coordinator, Rea & Associates
“Working with Dan was beneficial for me being new to human resources in a professional service industry. He was a great mentor and coach, and was very approachable whenever I had questions. Dan always took time to explain things to me so I understood what I needed to, and would delegate projects to me that helped to expand my skills. He is also very knowledgeable about employment law.”
Candice McMathAdministrative Assistant - Human Resources, Rea & Associates, Inc.
“Dan Toussant provided Rea with some outstanding human resource counsel and leadership in the nine years that I worked with him. He led the recruitment effort for our firm, in which the firm consistently achieved its recruitment goals. He influenced many of our younger staff to support and engage in recruiting quality professionals to the firm, and he often made the difference in closing the deal with experienced candidates that we wanted to hire. He led a number of HR initiatives from an innovative mentoring program to a two-year leadership development program for young partners to a firm-wide performance appraisal system that he later upgraded to a performance coaching system. His counsel regarding people issues was always very helpful to me. He also performed some valuable HR services for our clients from recruiting CFO’s and controllers to assessing organizational issues and recommending changes to the handling of people issues for clients. Dan’s a first class guy, and I emphatically recommend him.”
Dave McCarthyOwner, Rea & Associates, Inc.
“Dan was referred to our agency in 2004 when we were on the brink of bankruptcy following a merger with another Community Mental Health center. I'm the Executive Director of the newly formed agency who at first was reluctant to use a consultant for fear of going deeper into debt. After meeting Dan on just a couple of occasions and explaining our situation it was clear that Dan was formulating a concise plan for our organization to identify and implement strategies to reorganize and reduce our debt. Although we are not the largest program, we still had an annual budget of over 6 million dollars with a debt of over 1 million. Dan first identified the short term necessary steps that needed to be taken to reduce costs and increase revenues. A timeline was developed for immediate implementation over a 6 month period that stabilized continued losses. As our agency focused on the implementation phase, Dan assessed our personnel for strengths and weaknesses and made recommendations for hiring and placing the right people in the right positions. His recruitment produced several quality candidates to fill key positions that were capable of helping us reorganize and move on to the point we're at today which is totally debt free and solvent. I would be glad to talk to anyone regarding the work Dan performed here at Turning Point Counseling Services. The speed at which the agency turned around is truly a testament to Dan's ability. He listens, understands, pays attention to detail and is willing to stay with the goals until they're achieved. We now serve approximately 3700 individuals per year and we're growing.”
Joe SylvesterHired Dan as a Business Consultant in 2004