Executive Searches

Updated on December 12, 2017 



Harper Associates has been retained for this search.

Exceptional opportunity available for a top performing General Manager or Assistant GM to oversee a popular, well-established, full service steakhouse. This privately owned restaurant is recognized for excellent food and service and has been an icon in Lafayette for several decades. As a dinner only operation, the GM can typically enjoy a 5 day work week and a great work/life balance.

We are seeking an experienced Manager with high-volume experience in a full-service, casual / upscale dining or fine dining restaurant. Requires being highly skilled in managing a very busy floor and proven success at leading a team of veteran restaurant professionals as a result of low staff turnover. The successful GM will have a strong background in front-of-house service and enjoy touching tables and guest interaction.

As the GM and face of Lafayette’s favorite restaurant, the selected candidate must have terrific interpersonal skills and embrace taking an active role in the community.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Hospitality Degree – Purdue Hospitality Alumnus would be ideal!
  • 5-7 years of high-volume restaurant manager / bar manager / dining room manager experience
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Superior training skills
  • Good craft beer and craft cocktail knowledge
  • ServSafe certification
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)


  • An excellent base salary
  • Performance/incentive bonus
  • Paid vacation

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


Immediate opening for a highly motivated administrative support professional who would enjoy assisting with back office operations for the Investment Management Team.


  Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, primarily Word and Excel

  • Previous internship/operations experience in securities, finance or banking a plus

  • Prior exposure to Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX) software a plus


  Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, update and maintain client account information

  • Prepare Investment Advisory Agreements and Custody Account Applications

  • Set up new accounts using in-house portfolio software

  • Handle client requested donations to charitable organizations

  • Coordinate transfer of accounts with multiple parties: custodians, managers, trustees, clients, attorneys, accountants

  • Reconcile incoming and outgoing assets

  • Track and update cost basis of incoming assets

  • Prepare letters/memos/emails to clients, custodians, managers, attorneys, accountants


  Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills

  • A professional work ethic and a positive team player

  • Willingness to assist with general and simple tasks which are critical to the efficient operation of the office

  • High accuracy with numbers and details

  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to execute requests in a timely and accurate manner

  • Strict confidentiality regarding all client and office matters


  Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com



 Well-respected Medical Practice with Surgical Center specializing in Ophthalmology and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is seeking an experienced Practice Administrator to oversee all aspects of its thriving practice.

 Primary tasks and responsibilities include:

  •  Staff Management, including hiring, direction, training and evaluation for all staff other than Physicians
  •  Overseeing EMR system (Nextech)
  •  Financial Administration and Controls
  •  Purchasing, facility and equipment maintenance
  •  Strategic planning in cooperation with Board of Directors
  •  Establishing and maintaining policies, creating methods to guarantee staff accountability
  •  Ensuring that all regulations are being met
  •  Marketing

 Only individuals with recent experience as a Medical Practice Manager will be considered.
Management of a surgery center is essential for success in this role. Background involving Ophthalmology required, plastic surgery desirable. Experience with Medical Spa and Optical Shop also a plus. Familiarity with Nextech is ideal. Strong understanding of billing is required.

 Excellent six figure salary, benefit package and bonus!

 All inquiries will remain confidential.

 Send resume in a Word format attachment to: cindy@harperjobs.com



   Experiential Marketing/ Entertainment/ National Dealer Shows/Product Reveals

   Our client, a very successful experiential marketing and live communications agency focused on the automotive industry, is seeking a dynamic, polished, articulate Senior Sales Executive with a proven track record. The company plays a major role in helping brands maximize their communication and positioning in unique and interactive through strategic planning and creative development. This individual will represent their well-respected employer and the outstanding, creative services they offer, which include national dealer training programs, product reveals, and other extensive brand building campaigns for major automotive and other corporate brands.

   With great corporate support, tools and resources, the Senior Sales Executive will be responsible for increasing business with mid-level and large national companies. We are in search of a Senior Sales Executive with expertise in the experiential marketing business and a flair for implementing fresh and valuable methods to enhance sales in this competitive market. Only sales professionals with a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in live events and experiential marketing industry will be considered. Solid understanding of digital communication in consumer marketing and media environments is also required. This key role necessitates an extremely detail oriented self-starter, excited about embracing new challenges, new clients and new markets. The selected candidate will be one who excels at building long term relationships with new and existing clients and working in collaborative team settings. The Senior Sales Executive must be extremely talented in the ability to oversee and personally execute extraordinary sales presentations which reflect the unique, creative nature of the company.

   Position will be based in metro Detroit; other options, if desired, may include West coast and NYC.

   Great six figure salary plus excellent sales incentive program.

   All inquiries will remain confidential.

   Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com


 Our client is a very prominent executive who is actively working daily in his office. Harper Associates is confidentially searching for a full time Registered Nurse (male) with rehab, home care and/or ER experience. The RN will be based in the Detroit area (home and office) but must be flexible to travel to Florida and New York City (via private aircraft) with the executive. Will work cooperatively with other medical support staff. This is a live-out position.

 Candidates with ties to Michigan preferred.

 This unique opportunity offers a great six figure package and benefits.

 Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com 



 This Executive Assistant position requires a sophisticated, multi-tasking professional to support both the Executive’s business and personal domains. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate pleasant interpersonal skills, technical savvy, effective time management, and a strong work ethic.

 General responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Maintain the Executive’s extensive calendar comprised of meetings, appointments, events, trips, etc. and keep contacts updated
  • Print and prepare documents for meetings, conference calls, and other daily obligations
  • Process correspondence: Receive calls and respond to emails and voicemails in a timely manner
  • Manage all aspects of travel: Private and commercial flights, ground transportation, accommodations, dining, etc.
  • Handle all banking (deposits, withdrawals, transfers) and bookkeeping (bill payments, incoming receivables, account reconciliations, expense reports)
  • Provide various expenditure analyses
  • Administer Philanthropic pledges/requests and contribution schedules
  • Review and update insurance coverage/policies
  • Keep and organize extensive filing system
  • Coordinate activity and communication with the Executive’s estate manager
  • Troubleshoot and solve basic computer, communication and administrative problems as they arise
  • Run errands and provide assistance for any family member requests
 Required skills, experience, and attributes:
  • BA/BS degree preferred with at least 5 years of administrative experience, 3 years at the Executive level working for a Chairman, CEO or President
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office applications, Quicken, smartphone capabilities, internet research
  • Competence in analyzing, discussing and booking private jet and charter program options
  • Comprehensive communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to take initiative, resolve challenges, evaluate alternative courses of action and make sound, time-sensitive decisions
  • Organize and proactively plan with attention to detail
  • Accessible on evenings and weekends as needed
  • Exhibit exceptional follow through and diligence
  • Present composed demeanor and objectivity under pressure with a positive attitude
  • Work independently and set priorities efficiently
  • Maintain sensitivity and confidentiality

 This unique opportunity offers an excellent salary and benefit package, along with bonus potential and terrific perks! Our client prefers candidates already living in the metropolitan Detroit area and familiar with resources in the community.

 Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

 We handle many searches within the hospitality and healthcare industries. We also represent many leading Chairmans and Presidents as they confidentially seek new Executive Assistants. Please return to our home page and hit the link to the appropriate web page (Hospitality, Healthcare, Executive Assistants, etc.) for details of any searches).

Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525





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