Former President of Top 5 Bank Equipment Leasing Company
Approximately five years ago we launched a major initiative to “top grade” our talent and grow out select sectors. Resultantly we held a “shootout” evaluating 6 search firms to undertake this major initiative. We selected Scott Tonsoni and worked with him and his firm exclusively for the next several years. During that time Scott recruited some 30 executives from an array of disciplines to fulfill our varying needs.
We found Scott to be very thoughtful and detailed in his search practice bringing us only the highest caliber candidates. Scott was thorough in his vetting process and never wasted our time. In sum our mantra was to “have an A player in every chair”.  Scott Tonsoni was instrumental in making that happen.

Executive Vice President- US Bank
I’ve worked with Scott Tonsoni now for several years.  I’ve always found him to be aggressive, but professional.  He understands not only the business, but also, the specific function of the positions that you are trying to fill. Scott really drills down to ensure that no time is ever wasted by presenting candidates that are just not a good fit for the position you are recruiting for.  Scott has a no-nonsense style and when he’s working on a search for you he devotes a lot of time and energy to it.  Scott was able to fill two key leadership roles for me with experienced and talented individuals who had been with their prior employers for quite a long time.  In my view, it’s pretty easy to get the “C” and “D” players, but companies hold onto the “A” and “B” players and counter-offer them when there is fear of losing them.  Scott was able to get them anyway.  Both employees turned out to be even better than reported to me when Scott and I first talked about them.

Executive Vice President- Bank of the West
I have known Scott for more than 3 years in my capacity as Executive Vice President at Bank of the West, and during that time Scott distinguished himself by consistently submitting exceptionally qualified candidates.  We were successful in hiring 9 candidates submitted by Scott during this period.  I found him to be personable, easy to work with, and above all resourceful in providing the skill-set we were looking for.  It was quite evident during the interview process that he had researched the candidates to match our specific needs.  I believe Scott’s performance working as an Executive Search Consultant for Bank of the West is a good indication that he would be an extremely positive asset to your company.

SVP Sales and Marketing- Regions Bank
Scott – congratulations on the new company. Having experienced the depth of effort and personal involvement that you put into your searches, I know you’ll be a success. In our working together, you developed a keen understanding of the culture and brand we were attempting to develop and the results of your search yielded a perfect fit for our equipment finance company and parent bank. Congratulations and good luck. I look forward to working with you again.

VP Sales Healthcare Finance- GE Capital
It is always a pleasure to work with Scott Tonsoni he is a consummate professional who has a keen understanding of his clients needs, their background and how they fit in today’s ever-changing market. My counterparts and I continually come back to Scott based upon his market and industry knowledge and excellent service to his client base over the years.  What differentiates working with Scott Tonsoni from his competitors is his true professionalism, care with his customers and his ability to distinguish himself in a highly competitive market.