Search Testimonials

Jen MayenscheinHR ExecutiveAirgas

For the 10 years I’ve known John, he’s provided phenomenal service to his clients. He is incredibly networked and with good reason; people want to surround themselves with top-notch talent like John.

John’s knowledge and background coupled with his many years of experience, thoroughness and professionalism have lead to dozens of successful placements at my organizations. When I think of successful recruiting I think of John and I am confident he will continue to exceed my expectations as an executive placement leader.

I personally recommend you consider contacting John for your business needs. I assure you he’ll provide you with the same level of service; immediate response to your requests, follow-through on commitments, a thorough understanding of your business as well as your culture and in turn provide qualified candidates with high-producing track records to enable you to hit your talent acquisition goals.

I have found John to be invaluable as both a Professional Coach and Recruitment Partner for the three Businesses I oversee. John possesses a unique blend of Intellect, Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Mindset, Humility, Integrity, Likability, and Servant Leadership. My recommendation of John Binkley could not come more highly!

Phil Sprio Sr.



I have worked with John since 1999 and used his services at three different companies. John provides excellent candidates, always offering the best of the best. He takes time to understand my business, culture, and needs, and I couldn’t recommend John more!

Brian Fielkow


Best selling author, National speaker

I have worked with John for nearly 10 years. In an industry littered with unethical and under-performing recruiting partners, John is one of the best recruiters I have had the pleasure of partnering within my 25 years in Human Resources. My recommendation could not come more enthusiastically!

Brian Kramer

Human Resources Executive

GE Medical

John Binkley is a true professional and very, very good at both executive recruitment and professional coaching. John builds deep and lasting relationships based on open communication and trust. As a candidate, I found John to be an excellent assessor of both talent and cultural fit, a terrific listener, and a very calming influence. John puts the needs of his candidates and clients above his own. He is willing to go the extra mile and is always available and very responsive. I respect his personal and professional perspectives and highly recommend John Binkley as an executive recruiter and coach.

Craig Marton



My experience with John Binkley was nothing less than STELLAR!! I worked with John as a client as well as a recruit. John’s attention to detail and ability to understand exactly what is needed on the client and recruit side is unique. He delivers quality with every facet of his mission. John stays engaged throughout the entire process to ensure exemplary service is experienced. I would recommend John & (his team) to anyone that has a need to find top-notch A-List employees. When my next need arises my first and only call will be to John!

Rich Banton

VP Sales & Marketing


John personifies the 3 E’s in recruiting; expertise, efficiency & ethics. He not only met our talent requirements and timeline, he exceeded them. The pipeline of candidates were well qualified with a verifiable track record of sales and compensation. There is no doubt that I will engage John for future recruiting efforts.

John Nagel


Cybernet Security

I had the privilege of working with John on a tough-to-fill opening. By far, he is the most diligent consultant I have ever worked with. John moved quickly throughout the process and met or exceeded every commitment on time and with the promised results. What separates John from the universe of recruiters is the value he adds in providing clients with useful tools and resources that aid in the full search cycle.

This is the first recommendation I have ever written for an executive recruiter! John has truly set a higher standard within the executive recruiting industry. I highly recommend John for your company’s search needs.

Gary Sexton

HR Executive

FB Brands

John is one of the very finest executive recruiters in the business today. He works hard for all sides involved, while always taking a highly credible approach. He comes highly recommended by me and my entire organization

Brian Rouse

Global Supply Chain Executive


We recently engaged John’s services for a position that had become available in our out of town branch.

Once we had decided to utilize John for the job search, he and I discussed our company, mission statement, and core values. And we discussed the skill set and experience needed for the position. Within a very short amount of time, John presented us with a handful of qualified prospects for the position. We discussed the prospects and decided to interview three of them, we ultimately hired one of them for the position.

John’s team did an enormous amount of legwork to eliminate people that did not meet our requirements. He arranged interview times with us and the prospects. Once we made a final decision, he presented the offer for us.

Upon reflection of the hiring process, John was working on filling the position while I was working on my business. As we continue to grow, we will continue to rely on John to recruit quality talent for us.


Lon Lloyd


Associated Carriers

We’ve leveraged John (VP, CRG Search) and his Team to fill very challenging searches spanning 3 of our businesses, for many years , ranging from Controller to Engineer to VP of Operations to CEO. They have delivered , as promised , with Expertise , Efficiency , and Ethics , earning the right to be our go to Recruiting Firm.

Phil Kampf

Managing Director

Juno Investments

John Binkley (VP, CRG Search) is a True Master of his Craft. Many in the recruiting business present a nice sales pitch without delivering real results – not John! I am grateful to have John and his Team working on my companies behalf to proactively combat the Global War on Talent. This is one of the most important pillars of our Global Strategy!

Harm Stratman

President & Chief Revenue Officer

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

John Binkley has provided professional search and recruiting services for me over the past three years. John has consistently presented multiple solid candidates for each of the searches contracted. I have hired candidates presented by John in three of the past four searches with external hires. I will continue to call on John for future hiring needs.

Martin Wesemann

Dir. of Manufacturing Engineering


My experience with John has been nothing short of stellar. I was recruited by John for a Vice President of Sales position, and I found him to be professional, well informed and extremely timely with his communication. E3 has a solid strategy in place that ensures candidate and employer preparedness during the recruiting process. Based on my personal experience I would recommend John without hesitation.

Kevin Madrzykowski

VP of Sales

Poblocki Sign

John has done a great job of efficiently identifying qualified candidates and assisting through the entire process – on both sides. We continue to value his efforts in other roles for us.

Chris Siemasko

Chief Product Officer


John has been instrumental in providing us high-quality candidates for very hard to fill positions. You can always feel confident that John is working hard for you whether you are the client or candidate. I have recommended him to several peers both looking for talent or looking for jobs

Steve Taylor

Director of HR

Unistar Energy

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