Executive Searches

Updated on July 13, 2018



Searching for Landscaping Design/Architect professionals to join this premier design-build landscape company, offering high-end 3D design, installation, and maintenance to the metro Detroit area. This company has a versatile team of landscape architects, designers, horticulturalists and installation experts. As a member of the design staff, you will be responsible for working with sales managers to design and create models according to a client’s specifications and preferences. Applicants should be well versed in current design programs and standards, and have a strong knowledge of horticulture.


  • 3D computer modeling skills
  • Strong plant knowledge
  • High level of proficiency in AutoCAD (Real Time of SketchUP) and Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge and creativity in Landscape Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture/Design, Horticulture or related field

Please send your resume and samples of your work to sarah@harperjobs.com for consideration 


Metro Detroit Entertainment Venue - $80,000 - $100,000++

In search of a Marketing extraordinaire to take this Metro Detroit entertainment space to the next level. Applicants must be up to date on current marketing trends, will be able to back their work with analytics, and have a degree in Marketing (or relatable field plus experience). Ideally, applicants will also have an upbeat hospitality personality, have PR experience, and be an expert in social media.


  • Exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to design and implement new strategies
  • Experience in google analytics
  • High level proficiencies in Word, Outlook, and Publisher
  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat marketing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a similar study
  • 5+ years in a marketing management role

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


Our client, a prestigious private investment firm, is seeking a first rate Executive Assistant with experience in the financial services industry. The EA will provide support for back office operations of the Investment Management Team. This is an immediate opportunity which requires an extremely professional yet friendly demeanor, strong work ethic and a polished image.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Previous internship/operations experience in securities, financial services, banking, investment firm, brokerage, accounting, or wealth management setting
  • Prior exposure to Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX) software advantageous
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, primarily Word and Excel

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Post daily transaction activity
  • Prepare letters of authorization and cash transfer documentation
  • Write and distribute letters, memos, emails and faxes
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Coordinate, update and maintain client information
  • Reconciliation of cash and securities
  • Prepare Investment Advisory Agreements and Custody Account Applications
  • Set up new accounts using in-house portfolio software

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 our office
  • High accuracy with numbers and details
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks successfully
  • Ability to execute requests in a timely and accurate manner
  • Strict confidentiality regarding all client and office matters

Excellent salary ($80,000 - $100,000) – plus comprehensive benefits. 

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


Newly Created Position

Exceptional Compensation and Benefit Package


  • Enhance General Counsel effectiveness
  • Provide information-management support
  • Liaison with internal team members and external contacts
  • Maintain confidentiality and preserve attorney-client privilege as appropriate
  • Work effectively with administrative team and stakeholders


  • Welcome guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answer or direct inquiries
  • Produce information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation
  • Conserve attorney’s time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters and documents;                collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert        witnesses, and other special functions; coordinate preparation of charts, graphs, and other courtroom visuals; preparing expense reports
  • Maintain attorney calendar by planning and scheduling meetings, teleconferences, depositions, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates,                         pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements
  • Represent attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments, knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney
  • Maintain client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential
  • Provide historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and                       maintaining evidence
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job               accomplishments

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experienced and polished professional demeanor, ready to step up and handle whatever needs to be done in new legal department
  • Schedule and track calendar; organize travel as needed
  • Excellent verbal communications and attention to detail
  • Pleasant and capable liaison with internal team and external contacts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and ability to learn other software programs as needed
  • Familiarity setting up and maintaining legal files/information and working in a highly confidential environment
  • Highly organized, with the ability to navigate deadlines with flexibility and high level of focus


  • Associate’s degree and 5 years of legal secretarial experience or equivalent
  • Higher education a plus
  • Must be positive, helpful, flexible, consistent, predictable and reliable

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



  In search of organized and tech savvy landscape sales professionals to join this award winning Landscape/ Design Company. Client base focuses on real estate and shopping center developers, builders, commercial businesses, and luxury residences throughout Metro Detroit. The company provides extensive services through its design team, plant nursery, and professional and knowledgeable landscape architects, production, and maintenance management teams.  

Sales positions available in commercial/residential landscaping and client retention. These individuals should be successful landscape sales representatives eager to develop sales strategies and attract new clients. Must be able to achieve sales targets, maintain ongoing and positive relationships with current and prospective clients, and manage sales and service contracts and records. 


  • Proven work experience in landscape contract sales  
  • Expertise in sharing knowledge of various landscape and design options  
  • Exceptional communication and professional sales approach  
  • Strong organizational skills with clients, designers, and office staff  
  • The competency to develop and deliver sales presentations to prospective clients  
  • High proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Degree preferred (Horticulture advantageous) 
  • Local candidates or those with strong ties to the metro Detroit area  

Excellent compensation and benefits commensurate with experience (holidays and paid vacation) $50,000-70k salary plus commission ($100+k package)

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


Metro Detroit

In search of a highly skilled Corporate Sales and Marketing Director to build strong ties to Detroit Area local businesses. Our property offers guided team building activities on site in our various event spaces, for up to 500 guests. The main responsibilities of this role, will include traveling to local businesses to build relationships and sell corporate event packages, attend networking events, market our products to locals in the area, and contract customized events to corporate clients. The ideal applicant will be highly self-motivated, experienced in hotel corporate or catering sales, already possess strong local business ties, and hold the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.


  • 3 years in corporate events sales (hotels or event venues preferred)
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • A strong understanding of the benefit of social and team building events to a corporate structure
  • The ability to travel locally, frequently
  • Degree preferred

Candidates with ties to Michigan preferred.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@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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