Executive Searches

Updated on November 13, 2019



Multi-Faceted Michigan based Hospitality Group  REQUIRES HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY HR EXPERTISE 

Great opportunity for HR professional looking to return back to Michigan

Our client is a leading Detroit area innovator in upscale and trendy restaurants and catering operations. They are searching for a unique HR professional who can continue to offer its team a great work culture. This includes special employee development, recruiting, benefits, and general HR operation for a multi-venture business. The ideal applicant will hold a degree in Human Resources, have a minimum of five years of relevant experience.


  • Clearly communicate company expectations.
  • Develop and implement new practices and enforce current policy.
  • Contribute to company development
  • Manage employee relations, training and communication
  • Oversee recruiting efforts, onboarding, benefits, and HR recording


  • Bachelor Degree in HR, Business Management or related field
  • 3 years of experience in an HR role
  • 3 years of experience in a hospitality role
  • Experience in working with varied positions and wages
  • A track record of strong leadership abilities

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




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Crystal Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care is a beautiful 80 bed facility recognized for its specialization in memory care. With a focus on establishing a compassionate, comfortable and secure long-term care setting for all who reside there, the facility strives to help each resident reach their greatest physical, mental and social potential. Crystal Creek also takes pride in creating a supportive environment for residents’ families and staff.

With an excellent, cohesive leadership team and staff, very supportive independent owners, a lovely, well-maintained facility, and an excellent reputation in the community, Crystal Creek is poised to accommodate close to full occupancy. We are seeking a dynamic, relationship-driven, goal-focused Marketing Manager to facilitate growth and help reach and maintain occupancy goals.

The candidate who will be successful in this role will possess the following:

  • 5+ years of recent, proven marketing experience in Assisted Living and/or Memory Care
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills which reflect a sincere, warm and caring attitude
  • Solid knowledge of current, local market trends
  • Professional demeanor to represent facility
  • Expertise in creating and developing relationships in the community
  • Any resumes sent directly to Crystal Creek will be re-directed to Harper Associates.

Local candidates preferred.

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


Harper has been retained by a hotel organization for this search. Desire VP who has directed at least 25 to 30 properties – limited service and full service. Must have IHG, Marriott, Hilton brand experience. Our client is undergoing a major expansion.

Exceptional six figure salary and lucrative bonus package. All inquiries strictly confidential

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


The Executive Assistant will serve as an essential partner to the CEO of a fast paced, dynamic firm. In this role, you will provide day-to-day support to the CEO and other members of the Leadership Team. You will also be involved with coordinating and managing processes for team members. The ideal candidate has worked as an Executive Assistant in a professional Corporate office and also enjoys utilizing their graphic design expertise. Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, however, occasional flexibility is required.


Executive Support:

  • Maintain confidential documents and files for both business and personal.
  • Schedule and confirm meetings both internally and externally.
  • Maintain calendar and assist with time management.
  • Coordinate business and personal travel.
  • Handle sensitive information with good judgment, discretion and utmost confidentiality.

Team Support:

  • Organize conferences calls and meetings including managing all associated meeting technology tools such as A/V set up and Skype video calls.
  • Maintain internal and external distribution lists and execute the distribution of press releases and marketing pieces.
  • Coordinate IT support with a third-party IT vendor.
  • Manage all subscriptions (renewal payments, tracking, etc.) for team members.
  • Assist with drafting, preparing and coordinating presentation materials.

Office Management:

  • Oversee third-party office vendors (furniture, office equipment, food ordering, etc.).
  • Coordinate IT installation and desk set up for all new team members.
  • Assist with event coordination.
  • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies.
  • Provide back-up support to front desk receptionist in times of their absence.


  • Proven experience in an administrative support role in an Executive office
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Graphic Design expertise is a definite plus in an effort to enhance marketing materials.
  • Microsoft Office and Outlook advanced proficiency
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with external and internal team members.
  • Organized with the highest attention to detail.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and working under deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Exceptional salary, benefits and perks offered!

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


 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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Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

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