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The Black Enterprise executive recruiter directory.

A listing of the nation's black-owned executive recruitment firms.

The pressure is on. American business is facing global competition, requiring top-notch, multiskilled executives who can effectively implement total-quality management and customer-driven corporate strategies. Every company, no matter what size, knows that in order to remain competitive, you have to have professionals, executives and managers capable of doing more with less. And in the decade of diversity, corporations are competing for the best and the brightest of black managers in corporate America. Now, more than ever, talent and skill is at a premium in the labor force.

With this in mind, BLACK ENTERPRISE presents its latest annual listing of black-owned and managed executive recruitment firms, as a service to companies seeking top-notch executive personnel in a variety of fields. The directory should prove useful in helping to find the right executive to fill the jobs that will keep your company profitable in this turbulent economy. The companies listed here play a crucial role in recruiting the top black executives and managers who must lead business through the decade of diversity. ATKINS & ASSOCIATES P.O. Box 241748 Memphis, TN 38124 901-753-1260

Nathaniel C. Atkins, president. Founded in 1989, the firm recruits enter-level, middle-management and senior executives specializing in engineering, education, finance and medical and informational systems. BENFORD & ASSOCIATES INC. 3000 Town Center, Suite 1333 Southfield, MI 48075 313-351-0250

Edward A. Benford, president. Founded in 1989, the firm places middle- and senior-level executives and technical managers with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $125,000. The company's clients include Ford Motor Co., General Electric Co., Pepsi-Cola Co. and Philip Morris Cos. Inc. W. CARRINGTON & ASSOCIATES 188 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601 312-726-2172

Willie E. Carrington, president. Founded in 1979, the firm recruits middle- to senior-level executives for professional and management positions with salaries ranging from $45,000 to $120,000 in accounting, finance, marketing, sales and human resources. The firm has filled positions with McDonald's Corp., Kraft General Foods, Group Insurance Administration and First National Bank of Chicago. HOWARD CLARK ASSOCIATES P.O. Box 58846 Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-574-9690

Howard L. Clark, president. Founded in 1976, the firm recruits executives in positions from entry-level to those with salaries of up to $100,000 in the sciences, engineering, sales, marketing, finance, accounting and human resources. Clark has placed employees with such companies as Campbell Soup Co., General Electric Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb and Mobil Oil Corp. RICHARD CLARKE ASSOCIATES INC. P.O. BOX 20275 Cathedral Station New York, NY 10025-0070 212-222-5600

Richard V. Clarke, president and CEO. Founded in 1957, the firm recruits professionals, technical staff and managers for private industry, public agencies and universities. Salaries range from $75,000 to $250,000. DUNHILL PERSONNEL OF BRENTWOOD INC. 31750 South Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63144 314-961-1442

Lynn Smith, president. Founded in 1986, the firm specializes in placing professional and management executives in accounting, finance, engineering, human resources, sales and marketing and data processing with a salary range of $30,000 to $70,000. Clients include Dial Corp., Proctor & Gamble and Mobil Corp. E.R.C. INC. 6345 Greene St. Philadelphia, PA 19144 215-438-7480

Gregory Walker, president. Founded in 1989, the firm places employees in entry- to senior-level executive positions in fields including accounting, engineering, human resources and insurance, within a salary range of $30,000 to $100,000. Clients include Pennsylvania Power & Light, Prudential Insurance and Philadelphia Gas. EXCELSIOR SERVICES GROUP INC. 1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 500 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-9073

Will G. Phillips, president. Founded in 1986, Excelsior recruits middle- to senior-level executives, professionals and technical personnel with salaries starting at $60,000. Clients include major technology companies and government agencies. EXECU-SEARCH 1829 Chestnut St., Second Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-977-9510

Mallory Sanford, president. Founded in 1982, the firm recruits middle- and senior-level executives with salaries ranging from $35,000 to $150,000 in banking, finance, engineering, clinical research, data processing, marketing and sales. Execu-Search also has an office in Atlanta, at 1819 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 510, Atlanta, GA 30309. The firm has filled positions for Ciba-Geigy Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Digital Equipment Corp. and Mobil Corp. EXECUTECH CONSULTANTS INC. 35 E. Seventh St., Suite 714 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-281-6416

Howard H. Bond, president. Founded in 1977, the firm recruits professionals in banking, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, high technology and defense fields with salaries ranging from $35,000 to $250,000. The company's clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kraft General Foods and McNeil Consumer Products Co. EXECUTIVE SOURCE INTERNATIONAL 550 Pharr Road, Suite 840 Atlanta, GA 30305 404-231-3783

Lance Coachman and Kevin Smith are the principals. Founded in 1988, the firm recruits for middle- and upper-level positions in sales and marketing, banking, accounting, finance, engineering, data processing and technical recruitment with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $120,000. Clients include Abbott Laboratories Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ciba-Geigy Corp., Coca-Cola Co. and Xerox Corp. THE A.D. FLEMING GROUP INC. 31 E. 32nd St., Suite 300 New York, NY 10016 212-481-8484

Alicia D. Fleming, president. Founded in 1989, the firm recruits professionals in both permanent and temporary office support staff positions. It specializes in executive secretarial, word processing and clerical positions. Clients include Chase Manhatten Bank N.A. and Paramount Communications. GENESIS PERSONNEL SERVICE INC. 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 226 Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-891-4433

Delora Bennett, president and CEO. Founded in 1984, Genesis recruits entry- to senior-level executives with salaries ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 in acounting, engineering, sales and marketing. Genesis has placed employees with Merck & Co. Inc., Ford Motor Co., and Kimberly-Clark Corp. THE HAWKINS GROUP 5410 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715 Los Angeles, CA 90036 213-933-3337

William D. Hawkins, president. Founded in 1984, the firm places middle- to senior-level executives in finance, legal, government and public-sector positions with salaries ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. The firm's clients include the City of Pasadena and Dallas Rapid Transit. INTERSPACE PERSONNEL 114 E. 28th St., Suite 700 New York, NY 10016 212-481-6600

William Ellis, president. Founded in 1973. Interspace recruits middle- to upper-level executives and managers in fields including acounting, finance, marketing, human resources, engineering, data processing and sales. The salary range is from $50,000 to $200,000. Clients include HBO, Citibank, Philip Morris Cos. Inc., SONY and Digital Equipment Corp. JOE L. GILES ASSOCIATES 21700 Northwestern Highway, Suite 1195 Southfield, MI 48075 313-559-0911

Joe L. Giles president and CEO. Founded in 1979, the firm recruits middle-level to senior executives, MBA, engineers and scientists with salaries ranging from $25,000 to $75,000. JD & ASSOCIATES 700 Highlander Blvd., Suite 150 Arlington, TX 76015 817-467-7714

Terri Smith-Croxton, president and CEO. Founded in 1979, the firm recruits executives with salaries ranging from 32,000 to 200,000 in accounting, finance, engineering, manufacturing and marketing. The company has clients in the food, beverage and cosmetic industry. THE JOHNSON GROUP INC. World Trade Center, Suite 4517 New York, NY 10048 212-775-0036

Priscilla M. Johnson, president and CEO. Founded in 1985, the firm recruits middle- and senior-level executives with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $150,000 in banking, finance, management, human resources and consumer products. The firm has placed employees with Sony Corp., Kraft General Foods, American Express, KFC-Pizza Hut and Nabisco Brands Inc. WENDELL L. JOHNSON ASSOCIATES INC. 12 Grandview Drive, Suite 1117 Danbury, CT 06811-4321 203-743-4112

Wendell L. Johnson, president and CEO. Founded in 1978, the firm recruits middle- and senior-level executives in all professional fields with salaries ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. Johnson has placed employees with the Travelers Corp., Philip Morris Cos. Inc. and United Technologies. JAMES H. LOWRY & ASSOCIATES 218 N. Jefferson St. Chicago, IL 60606 312-930-0930

James H. Lowry, president and CEO. Founded in 1975, Lowry recruits middle- and senior-level executives with salaries ranging from $70,000 to $250,000. The firm recruits primarily for large industrial companies specializing in information systems, engineering, finance, accounting and human resources. LUDOT PERSONNEL SERVICES INC. 3000 Town Center, Suite 2025 Southfield, MI 48075 313-353-9720

Michael J. Morton, president and CEO. Founded in 1969, the firm fills positions with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $150,000 in engineering, finance and technical fields. Clients include Ford Motor Co. and Philip Morris Cos. Inc. JUAN MENEFEE & ASSOCIATES 503 S. Oak Park Ave., Suite 206 Oak Park, IL 60304 708-848-7722

Juan Menefee, president and CEO. Founded in 1988, the firm recruits entry- to senior-level executives for positions with a salary range of $30,000 to $150,000. Menefee specializes in placing MBA, accounting, finance, engineering, marketing, sales, manufacturing, human resources and information-systems personnel. Clients include Frito-Lay Inc., General Electric Co., McDonald's Corp., Pillsbury Inc., Whirlpool Inc., Kraft General Foods, Pizza Hut and Wrigley Co. MILO RESEARCH 60 E. 42nd St., Suite 1762 New York, NY 10165 212-972-2780

Lance M. Goulbourne, president. Founded in 1990, the firm recruits middle- and senior-level executives with salaries ranging from $35,000 to $150,000 in consumer products, publishing, pharmaceuticals and banking. Clients include Philip Morris Management Corp., Reader's Digest Association and Sterling Drug Inc. MINORITY EXECUTIVE SEARCH INC. P.O. Box 18063 Cleveland, OH 44118 216-656-4633

Eral Burks, president. Founded in 1984, the firm recruits middle- and senior-level executives for professional and management positions with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $150,000, in fields including pharmaceutical sales, consumer sales, engineering, finance, accounting, auditing, data processing, human resources, manufacturing and marketing. Clients include Bristol-Meyers Squibb, General Electric, Kraft General Foods and Pepsi-Cola Co. MINORITY SEARCH INC. 777 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Suite 105 Dallas, TX 75203 214-948-6116

Billy R. Allen, president and CEO. Founded in 1975, the firm recruits executives for professional and management positions with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $125,000 in all fields. It has placed employees with Xerox Corp. MONTGOMERY WEST EXECUTIVE SEARCH 220 Montgomery St. Suite 1079 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-956-6010

Michael J. Reid, managing director. Founded in 1979, the firm recruits middle- to senior level executives specializing in financial services, management-information systems, accounting, human resources, sales and marketing. Salaries range from $50,000 to $150,000. Clients include Bank of America, Levi Strauss & Co., LucasFilms and Computer Curriculum Corp. MVP PERSONNEL ASSOCIATES INC. 336 St. Georges Ave. Rahway, NJ 07065 908-382-3600

Mary V. Pate, president. Founded in 1986, the firm recruits attorneys, auditors, MIS professionals, engineers and managers in human resources and marketing with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $200,000. Clients include: Ciba-Geigy, McDonalds Corp. Merck & Co. and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey. LAMONTE OWENS & CO. 805 E. Willow Grove Ave., Suite 2-C Philadelphia, PA 19118 215-248-0500

LaMonte Owens, president. Founded in 1968, Owens recruits middle- and senior-level executives for professional and management positions with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $200,000. The search firm places candidates in engineering, financial analysis, marketing auditing, technical and data processing. Owens has placed employees with Dictaphone Corp., Prudential Bache Securities, General Electric Co., Merrill Lynch Inc., Mars Corp. and Meridian Bank. PSP AGENCY 188 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-596-3786

Arnold D. Harvey, president. Founded in 1977, the firm recruits executives with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $300,000 in accounting, finance, engineering, sales, marketing and secretarial administration. Clients include Consolidated Edison Co. of New York and Coca-Cola Co. THE RIDDICK GROUP INC. P.O. Box 61444 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 804-461-3994

Philip L. Riddick, president. Founded in 1976, the firm recruits executives with salaries ranging from $35,000 to $125,000 in engineering, accounting, finance and manufacturing. Clients include Cummins and Pfizer Inc. BRUCE ROBINSON ASSOCIATES INC. 250 W. 57th St., Suite 417 New York, NY 10107 212-541-4141

Bruce Robinson, president. Founded in 1970, the firm recruits executives with salaries ranging from $60,000 to $300,000 in engineering, high technology, pharmaceuticals and insurance fields. Clients include Kraft General Foods, Port Authority of New York and Ara Services. JOHN ROBINSON & ASSOCIATES 4655 Nicols Rd., Suite 205 Eagan, MN 55122 612-688-8990

John G. Robinson, president. Founded in 1989, this firm recruits professionals and middle- to senior-level executives for engineering, finance, manufacturing-operations management, sales, marketing and data processing. Salaries range from $30,000 to $125,000. Clients include Allstate Insurance, Network Systems Inc. and National Computer Sysystems. HC SMITH LTD. 20600 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 400 Shaker Heights, OH 44122 216-752-9966

Herbert C. Smith, president. Founded in 1985, the firm recruits middle- to senior-level executives with salaries over $75,000. STRATEGY 2000 P.O. Box 1824 Warsaw, IN 46581-1824 219-269-5900

Kenneth P. Kelley, president. Founded in 1978, Strategy is a consulting, training and placement firm recruiting entry- to senior-level executives with salaries ranging from $35,000 to $150,000 in engineering, the sciences, finance and human resources. Clients include Baxter Healthcare Corp and Dupont. THE URBAN PLACEMENT SERVICE 2211 Norfolk St., Suite 816 Houston, TX 77098-4044 713-524-3994

Willie S. Bright, president and CEO. Founded in 1971, the firm recruits entry- and senior-level executives with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $125,000. It specializes in human resources engineering, accounting, data processing and sales. Clients include Coca-Cola Foods Inc., SmithKline Beecham and Mobay Chemical. ARCH S. WHITEHEAD ASSOCIATES INC. Terry Drive, P.O. Box 1424 Long Island, NY 11963 516-725-4226

Arch S. Whitehead III, managing partner. Founded in 1959, the firm recruits middle- and senior-management levels with salaries ranging from $60,000 to $300,000 in human resources, sales, pharmaceuticals and insurance. Clients include American International Group Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb and the U.S.V.I. Water and Power Authority. WING TIPS AND PUMPS INC. P.O. Box 99580 Troy, MI 48099 313-641-0980

Verba L. Edwards, president and CEO. Founded in 1987, the firm recruits professionals with salaries from $20,000 to $250,000 in engineering, finance, data processing, sales, marketing, banking, hotel management and public relations. Clients include Toyota Motor Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Bendix Corp.
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