Testimonials

We were very pleased with the work Patty Sullivan at Ligature Partners did . . .

“We were very pleased with the work Patty Sullivan at Ligature Partners did in filling our Editor in Chief role. We tried to recruit on our own unsuccessfully, and Patty came in and saved the day by finding the perfect candidate for us. Patty was culturally very attuned to us and understands the publishing world from many dimensions. I would highly recommend Patty and Ligature Partners for an executive publishing search."
Adam Lerner
Publisher & CEO
Lerner Publishing Group
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Willa and the team at Ligature Partners did a fantastic job. We had a tight deadline. . .

“Willa and the team at Ligature Partners did a fantastic job. We had a tight deadline and multiple constituents we were managing as part of the process. Willa did a great job of digesting our strategy and investment thesis, synthesizing the key attributes we were looking for, and delivering qualified candidates for us to interview. They did excellent work in pre-screening candidates, managing the entire process, and getting us a qualified slate of finalists on a fairly tight deadline. We got it done and, importantly, are excited about the new leadership at our portfolio company.”
Phillip Alphonse
Partner
The Vistria Group
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Ligature Partners did an absolutely spectacular job finding a new Executive Director. . .

“Ligature Partners did an absolutely spectacular job finding a new Executive Director for the Children’s Book Council. The choice of candidates they supplied was stellar and their organization of the process was seamless, even while juggling the numerous schedules of all of us on the search committee. I highly recommend their services!”
Jon Anderson
Chair, Board of Directors
Children’s Book Council
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We are extremely pleased with the process and support…

“Willa, and the Ligature Partners team, are a best in class education-focused executive search firm. I had to quickly build a product organization and Willa delivered quickly with a handful of strong ed tech product executives. We had someone on board within 90 days of beginning our search and we are extremely pleased with the process and support from Ligature Partners.”
Jamie Candee
President & CEO
Questar Assessment, Inc.
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We are fans of Ligature…

“Willa is more than a recruiter – she is a valued thought partner and trusted advisor with deep knowledge of the education world and operating environment. She dialed into our needs, delivered strong slates of candidates and helped us run a tight, effective selection process that was right for us. Which is to say: we are fans of Ligature.”
Jack Chorowsky
COO
The KIPP Foundation
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The caliber of executive level candidates they presented was outstanding…

“Ligature Partners has been an excellent recruitment partner for Primrose Schools. We found Willa Perlman and her team to be intelligent, talented, customer-focused professionals with a high level of integrity. Their executive search leadership and management capabilities are exceptional. The caliber of executive level candidates they presented was outstanding and their ability to assess individuals' fit both from a culture and skills perspective has been first class. I would highly recommend Ligature Partners for executive search. We will definitely engage them again for future senior leadership staff recruitment.”
Jo Kirchner
President & CEO
Primrose Schools
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They did a great job, amid tough market conditions…

"Willa and her team did an excellent job in meeting our needs last year when we had to fill a senior sales position very quickly. They did a great job, amid tough market conditions, of balancing our desire to find just the right person and also our time sensitivity. They were responsive, offered good advice and were not afraid to suggest modifications both to our search parameters and process. They did a thorough job of vetting candidates, conducted first and second interviews and presented us with well written and concise summaries of each short-listed candidate’s experiences, strengths and weaknesses. Most of all, the person we selected has been a good fit for us.”
John Murray
CEO
AdvancePath Academics
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Ligature was a valuable resource…

“Ligature demonstrated an ability to quickly understand our portfolio company’s business and the resource we were seeking. Their presentation of candidates was thorough; they provided us with several strong options and did an excellent job throughout the referencing and closing process. From the perspective of an investor, I felt that Ligature was a valuable resource to add to our team.”
Larry Shagrin
Partner
Brockway Moran
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They’re a terrific firm …

“I’ve worked with Ligature Partners on a number of executive search projects that were extremely difficult because of unique candidate qualifications and/or multiple stakeholders on the client side. They’re a terrific firm with a keen understanding of the complexity of the business context for executive recruitment.
Martin Maleska
Advisory Director
Investcorp, International
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