“Angott Search Group was great! Tom Blackwell was totally professional and helped me feel comfortable with the bank and key staff. He offered me great insights into those who interviewed me. Tom was first class!”
Candidate Experience

“We interviewed three search firms and chose Lisa Burroughs at Angott Search Group because of Lisa’s experience with credit unions and CEO searches, and because Angott Search Group provided services at a very reasonable rate. From beginning to end, Lisa helped the Board, and me as Chair of the Search Committee, in understanding the current credit union CEO search environment in terms of the pool of applicants, insights on compensation, and using her skills and contacts to bring qualified applicants for the Board’s review.

She helped find people, screen candidates for Board review, set up productive interviews, and, finally, with negotiations with our preferred candidate. Lisa’s work allowed our Board to focus on the people and selection process and not on the day to day details of advertising, contacting people, setting up interviews, etc.

She was also very willing to take a call to answer questions from Board members about the candidate selection process, compensation, and tailoring the search process to our Board’s needs. We ended up with an excellent CEO replacement in an efficient way which is what we’d hoped for in using a search consultant. I’d hire Lisa again in a heartbeat because of the many ways that she helped in our CEO selection process.”


Board Chairman of a $600M Maine credit union

“I connected with Megan shortly after I began searching for a new role, and I’m so glad I did! She was incredibly professional, thoughtful, and had an impressive knowledge of the local landscape for my industry. Trying to find a new role in the midst of COVID-19 seemed like a daunting task, but Megan made it look easy! Within a couple of weeks, I had an offer for a position that was a perfect fit. I couldn’t be happier with how everything worked out and I’m so grateful for her help.”

AVP, Commercial Loan Officer $4.6B Midwest credit union

“I want to acknowledge Pam Rank for the amazing experience I had working with her. From our first conversation I knew I was in good hands. Thank you for taking the time to help prepare me for the interview and your willingness to assist with my resignation process.  The tips that you sent were truly helpful with gathering my thoughts. My experience was nothing short of amazing.”

Candidate Experience

“I appreciate your efforts, Megan Uphoff is a true professional.  I respect the brand that you have created in this market.  It’s not easy for people to trust a person when confidentiality is at its highest, and people do with Megan.”

Vice Preident of Commercial Lending for $1B Midwest bank

Lisa Burroughs is the ultimate recruiting professional. She understands her clients’ needs by thoroughly comprehending the objectives which brings the best candidates to the table. I highly recommend Lisa for any recruiting needs and specifically C-level positions.”


President & CEO of $500M San Francisco credit union

Megan Uphoff has filled a number of critical roles within our organization over the past year.  She demonstrated thoroughness throughout the process, taking the time to understand our organization and our culture.  Once armed with this information, she was able to capitalize on her vast network of candidates to provide qualified individuals in short order.   As Megan delivered candidates, she did a very nice job of staying in contact using her straight forward communication style.”

President – Michigan-based bank

“I have worked with Mark Angott and his team for over 20 years.  His commitment to understanding talent in the banking industry and identifying top candidates that will excel in our environment has been strong.  The ASG team has provided searches for senior level managers, technical positions, and general banking assignments.  I will continue to look to the Angott Search Group for our professional searches.”

President & CEO of a $21B regional bank

“Working with Tom Blackwell was a professional experience.  His forensic interview with me proved tremendously beneficial in placing me with the right opportunity, at the right company, and at the right time!  Regardless of the many years of my work experience, this process taught me how important it is to have a professional, like Tom, use their invaluable experience and expertise to match my characteristics to a company in order to build a long-term career/relationship.  He is extremely concerned of his and his company’s, reputation in delivering a career relationship that works for the candidate and the employer long term.  I can’t say enough….”

Former President & CEO of a $1.1B Kentucky regional bank

Lisa Burroughs’ strong connections in the Bay Area (I am from Hawaii and did not have any contacts) and engagement/responsiveness throughout the process were critical in my being hired as CFO of my organization. Her extensive knowledge of the Bay Area and its organizations provided me with critical information that I would not be able to obtain myself (e.g. executive team, board, culture, etc.) which paved the way to a productive interview while being a great sounding board when I needed advice. I truly feel that Lisa is a great strategic partner and has a long-term view to ensure there is a good fit for both sides which is a win-win in my books! We have continued to remain in touch, and I know I can count on her for any future needs. I would highly recommend Lisa in a heartbeat!”


Chief Financial Officer for $1.2B California credit union

Joe Giacomin does his homework to get to know the profile the client is looking for and then he provided great value by filtering candidates, setting up a series of meetings with only the top fits. He is more personable than other recruiters I’ve worked with.”

VP Marketing, Public Relations & Government of a worldwide aftermarket parts supplier

John Radebaugh with Angott Search Group has been great to work with in helping build out our team of professionals.  John took the time to get to know us, our needs, and what I specifically was looking for.  As he delivered candidates, he stayed in constant contact and we worked together to get several highly qualified candidates to join our team.  The new hires have been a great addition to our team.  Thanks, John for all you have done for me and my team!”

Tennessee President of a $5B Regional Bank

“Our credit union has benefited on numerous occasions from Angott Search Group’s expertise in filling positions from the C Suite on down. Their long history of success has resulted in a well-established network to source potential candidates. Their screening process produces only well-qualified candidates to make the most efficient use of your time. Individuals we have hired with ASG’s assistance play major roles in our organization today.”

President & CEO of a $4.8B Michigan credit union

“I want to thank you for the assistance provided by Don DeLaura as we have been searching first for our operations leader and more recently Regional Managers.  Don’s assistance in landing the ideal candidate has been appreciated and beneficial. As a non-profit dedicated to serving the low-income and Medicaid population, we truly appreciate your community partnership.  Thanks again.”

Chief Human Resources Officer of a Midwest non-profit 501 corporation

“I just can’t say enough about my experience when working with Megan Uphoff over the last several years.   Those dealings have been both as a hiring manager looking for talent, but also as an individual looking for guidance and direction in the market.  What stands out is Megan’s wealth of knowledge and experience. Those traits are evidenced in her grasp and understanding of roles, people, and the individual organizational cultures in the market. Couple all of that with Megan’s straightforward communication style when discussing candidates or opportunities yet  thoughtful style when building rapport and there is no doubt why she and ASG excel as the premier executive search firm not to mention the first and only call you’ll need to make when arranging talent or looking for what’s next.”

Relationship Manager of a $150B national bank

“I have worked with Charlie Tudor for a number of years.  He helped me obtain my position as Senior Lender, and I could not be happier.  Charlie was a pro at walking me through the interview process and was always very accessible to answer questions.  I could tell that he was just as concerned with my needs as he was for his client.  I would highly recommend trusting your career to Charlie Tudor and Angott Search Group.”

Vice President & Senior Lender of $150M Ohio community bank

John Radebaugh was great to work within our search for a Senior Lending Officer. John spent time with us to understand our bank’s goals and culture, brought us several qualified candidates to consider, worked at our pace, and helped us hire a great fit for our organization. The results speak for themselves in that a year later, our new hire has embraced his new role and has become an invaluable member of our management team.”

Chief Operating Officer of a $300M community bank in Tennessee

“Since I had been out of the finance industry in Michigan for a few years, I presented a unique challenge to JT Westendorf about my reentry into the state and the industry. JT gladly accepted the challenge. The best part about working with JT is his patient attention to the details of the placement process. JT kept an open line of communication open throughout the entire search and was patient to find the right financial institution to fit my skill set and location choices. I never felt “pressured” to take an interview or complete an application that was not a good fit for me and my next career move. I would highly recommend JT to guide anyone through his or her next transition.”

Vice President of Lending & Business Development of a $250M Midwest credit union

“I had the pleasure of working with ASG both as an Employer client and as a candidate in the past. Quentin Burchill and his team’s professionalism clear-cut communication and customer focus have stood out in every engagement we have had. We have retained ASG’s services for some rather difficult and fast-paced search projects and were impressed by the meticulously planned approach and hunger for successful closure.”

Former Partner of Key Accounts – Oil & Gas of a global information technology, consulting and business process services company

“I highly recommend Kortney South. She consistently exhibits professionalism and enthusiasm in business interactions. Kortney provides valuable insights and is very good at bringing the right people together to make progress to stated goals. Great follow-up, and a pleasure to work with!”

Senior Vice President – Loan Operations of a $2.2B Midwest bank

“My firm challenged Dan Scott to find a highly specialized lawyer to join us, in an almost non-existent market. Not only did Dan find us, candidates, to interview, but he found us exactly what we needed – top to bottom. Dan is wonderful to work with; he is bright, energetic, and dedicated. Dan has risen “rock-star” status with us and there is no doubt we will turn to him every time we need assistance.”

Partner at a full-service east coast law firm

“We have been working with Mark Angott and his team at Angott Search Group for several years. Their knowledge of our organization, our culture, and overall connectedness to our industry is invaluable.  From the get-go, ASG was approachable as they listened to our questions and were insightful and well-informed in their responses. They did the due diligence required to present us with right-fit finalists in a timely and constructive manner, showing that they understood our priorities, our long-term goals, and who we are as a credit union. It is very rare that a consultant builds a relationship to the point that they are a true partner. Moving forward, they will be our go-to agency.  I highly recommend ASG to my colleagues in the financial services industry.”

President & CEO of $2B Michigan credit union

Kevin McLean is a thorough, professional, and most competent recruiter that I had met with and remained in close contact with leading up to my new position. He was able to assess my skills and successfully match them with a position I was a great fit for. Kevin always had my best interests in mind for each opportunity that we spoke about and was thorough in the preparation for interviews. Kevin is a sheer pleasure to work with and I would recommend Kevin to anyone in the market for a new career.”

Former Lead Project Manager at one of the Big 3 U.S. automakers

Don DeLaura is an amazingly effective executive recruiter. His help during a recent career transition was indispensable. His knowledge of the company and people, along with his guidance during the entire interview process was world-class. He first helped ensure that the fit between myself and the company/position was going to be a good one, both from skills and a cultural perspective. He then guided me through the selection process, ultimately leading to a great opportunity for me. I would highly recommend working with Don and the Angott Search Group, whether as an individual looking for a new opportunity or an HR Recruiter looking for a great candidate.”

Former VP of Marketing of a US-based global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm

“I have worked with Charlie Tudor on two of his search assignments. I am presently being considered for the CEO position at a bank in northern Michigan. Charlie is, by far the most thorough, professional recruiter that I have ever worked with. He is conscientious about informing me as information becomes available while not losing sight of this client, the bank. He is a great ambassador for your firm. Thank you!”

President & CEO of a $250M Midwest credit union

“It’s my pleasure to recommend Joe Giacomin. I have worked with Joe over the past seven years, he has assisted me in placement at two major roles in my career. When it comes to executive recruiting, you would be hard-pressed to find someone of Joe’s character, work ethic, and vast experience! In a world of “me too” executive recruiting, Joe draws the line of demarcation that separates himself from his peers through personal contact, a high level of communication, and his extensive family of executive contacts. If you are working with Joe – you’re working with the finest!”

Director of Sales of a global leader in connected car technology, lifestyle audio innovations, design and analytics

“It is very rare that a consultant builds a relationship to the point that they are a true partner.  And that is exactly what Tom Blackwell and Angott Search Group have done with me and my former organization.  I was amazed at his knowledge and insight into banking and especially his ability to understand how bankers think and make decisions. Tom’s caring and thorough approach are refreshing and his ability to maneuver through the different personalities and agendas within the top of the bank to establish the must-haves of the desired candidate is unequaled. Tom Blackwell is a true business partner and his desire to help move our business forward, sometimes without personal gain, is why he and Angott Search Group are the only search group we will use.  Tom has had a tireless dedication to our firm as a client and has fulfilled every search for which we have utilized his firm.  It is a privilege to call Tom a partner and friend.”

Former President & CEO of a $1.2B Midwest bank

“I had the pleasure of working with Megan Uphoff in my recent career move. She was responsive, helpful and provided advice throughout the process that empowered me to make the best decision for my career. She took a bigger picture, objective approach that was very refreshing considering past interactions with executive recruiters. I would recommend Megan and her team for any bankers looking for a brighter future.”

Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationships of a $20B Michigan based bank

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