Executive Searches

Updated on September 12, 2019



 Our client is a multi-faceted Detroit area hospitality organization with 2700 employees. The VP will oversee 6 subordinates who will direct employee relations and labor, risk management, training, safety, worker’s compensation, benefits, staffing, wellness, employee communications and compensation. In addition, the VP will be involved in grievances, collective bargaining agreement and mediation/arbitration. Will also assist in updating employee handbook, policies and procedures, and compliance updates.

 We are seeking a senior level HR executive who has extensive union experience in an organization with a substantial number of employees. The ideal candidate has recently worked in a similar capacity in a large healthcare facility or the service industry. Automotive experience is not a fit for this role.

 Excellent salary and benefit package offered.

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



 Newly created position is based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. For an exceptional candidate, position may be done remotely with some travel to DFW required.

 We are conducting a Nationwide Search for an outstanding Executive Creative Director with live events/experiential marketing expertise.  Our client specializes in full-service, experiential exhibit and live event marketing, developing innovative brand experiences for trend-setting companies/organizations.  We are seeking an ECD who has a passion for communications strategy and a flair for visual narratives.  Our ideal ECD has Automotive Press Event and/or product launch experience, thinks big, is a leader, and a true believer in collaborating across disciplines.  This role requires that you have a fluid ability to understand the details of a project while maintaining strategic and creative elevation; it also offers the unique opportunity to concept, execute, and present to key client stakeholders, creating new standards and pushing boundaries in the process.

 The ECD will be responsible for leading a team of designers and freelance talent, to find innovative approaches to projects. New business pitch experience in Automotive Press Events is a definite plus!


  •  Minimum 10 years of progressive creative and management experience in an agency or related marketing environment (at least 3+ years digital agency environment)
  •  A strong working knowledge of press event/product launch design and production
  •  Flexible, communicative, professional with a great eye and strong attention to detail
  •  Proven ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely and meaningful feedback
  •  Excellent presentation and communication skills at all levels of both internal and client organizations
  •  Ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements
  •  Strive to improve creative processes and keep work on schedule and budget
  •  Leadership experience guiding creative teams and overseeing direct reports
  •  Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills
  •  Must have a solid understanding of business theatre
  •  Automotive industry experience is highly desirable
  •  Outstanding salary and bonus plus generous benefit package, including 401k plan and medical, dental & vision insurance.

*** Please send links to at least three experiential/live events you have done  along with your resume in a Word format attachment to: cindy@harperjobs.com 

 All inquiries will remain confidential.

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



Tremendous growth has resulted in the need to conduct a Nationwide Search

for an exceptional Strategist who is willing and able to relocate to TX.

Our client specializes in full-service, experiential exhibit and event marketing, developing innovative brand experiences for trend-setting companies/organizations.

We are seeking an Experiential Strategist responsible for the discovery, research, ideation and creative development of innovative ways to connect attendees with clients’ brands, products and services in live marketing scenarios. Experiences will typically play out in trade show exhibits and should include pre/at/post approaches that align with the client’s marketing objectives.


  • BFA in Marketing, Digital Media, Industrial Design, Graphic Design or comparable field
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar capacity
  • Must have a pulse on industry trends, dynamic technologies and engaging ways to deliver brand and product stories
  • The ability to ideate, write and present concepts are core components of this role
  • A collaborative spirit is essential to work side by side with 3D and 2D designers to produce comprehensive brand experiences.
  • Experience within the exhibit, event or museum industry not required but advantageous
  • Automotive experience not required but strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Mac Office programs (including Keynote) and Adobe Suite Programs
  • Willingness and ability to travel (estimated a few times each month) and work extended hours as necessary.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability and confidence to present ideas to others
  • Lucrative six figure package plus bonus and excellent benefits including medical, dental & vision insurance ,as well as, 401k plan.

All inquiries will remain confidential.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@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).

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31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

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