Lunchtime Program: Seeking & Assessing Innovative Talent for Your Team

When:  Feb 28, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Who: Anyone who manages and/or hires staff
When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Prices: $29 Members $39 Non-Members (lunch included)
The use of behavioral interviewing techniques and pre-hire assessment tools is becoming more common as part of the hiring process. The use of these tools and approaches can help assess talent for innovative thinking for both potential new hires as well as current team members. You will hear from an experienced executive search consultant who utilize these approaches as part of their interviewing process.
David S. Martin, CEO & Managing Partner
Sterling Martin Associates

David S. Martin, based in Washington, DC, is CEO, Managing Partner, and founder of Sterling Martin Associates. He started his executive search career in 1989 after spending eight years in the corporate world. For nearly 30 years, David has led complex executive search projects throughout the United States. As CEO, David guides the firm's overarching business strategy while maintaining a lead role on multiple national projects each year.  

Before founding Sterling Martin Associates, David held senior-level positions with such global search firms as Korn/Ferry International and Boyden International. He has launched new offices in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; and Irvine, CA.

In 2000, David started to focus on conducting searches for associations and nonprofit organizations as he became personally interested in this area as a volunteer board member. This has been his client focus for the last 18 years. He interviews approximately 500 executives per year and has conducted about 15,000 candidate interviews in his 30-year search career. Prior to his executive recruiting career, he worked in the Fortune 500 world with Georgia-Pacific Corporation at the organization’s headquarters in Atlanta.  

David has been a presenter at the American Society of Association Executives’ Great Ideas conference and also BoardSource’s Leadership Forum. He is a regular contributor to CEO Update and was recently interviewed by that publication about the role of social media in recruiting. David regularly attends national conferences for professional development, to build his network, and to stay up-to-date on the most current issues facing associations. Recent conferences include the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Association of Fundraising Professionals, Independent Sector, and BoardSource®.  David holds a BA from the University of Vermont and pursued his MBA at the University at Albany-SUNY. He is also a certified Predictive Index® Practitioner.
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