Testimonials

“I would not hesitate to recommend Forbes to anyone who either requires a very professional recruiter to secure the best human resources or to any candidate who would like to have favourable exposure to the best employers.”

MARKET MAKER

“Forbes he never failed to deliver superior results and exceptional advice. Drawing from his depth of knowledge and an outstanding network of professionals in the real estate space always enabled Forbes to come up with the right “solve” for whatever problem we put to him. I would not hesitate to call on him anytime.”

PROBLEM SOLVER

“Forbes, founder of both Rutherford International and NEXTalent delivers outstanding results in executive search and placement creating satisfaction for all parties. His effectiveness as a business matchmaker stems in part from sensitivity to the needs of all parties, extensive networking contacts and long experience. But in the end, his ability to match talent is like having an ear for music, that enables Forbes to see that a particular individual will be ideally suited for the needs of a particular business environment. In the complex field of executive search, Forbes abilities and results are, in a word, unmatched!”

MATCHMAKER

“NEXTalent’s founder is a top quality Real Estate Professional, who is very well connected throughout the industry. He is an expert in matching people and opportunities.”

CONNECTOR

“Forbes Rutherford was a top-notch service provider to a firm which bought out my company and as such, he was often present to provide his insight into various personnel related issues. Forbes is well connected at the top levels of the Canadian business community.”

MERGER & ACQUISITION

We landed a major contract and had to onboard a new accounting department within six weeks. We needed six juniors, two intermediate and two senior property accountants identified, interviewed and hired within four weeks. Total recruitment costs were budgeted at $125,000. NEXTalent’s RPO service had offers out to nine of the positions at the end of three weeks with time to spare for employment notice. We saved well over 50% of the fee.

National Property Management Firm, Corporate Controller

“For more than six months we sought a Manager of Procurement that understood real estate development and construction management. We posted the position ourselves but had no success. NEXTalent’s research team generated a list of procurement specialists through their network and within 4 weeks we had a short-list of five very capable candidates.” 

President & CEO (Federal NGO)

“We required an intermediate level retail leasing representative to lease a portfolio of our suburban food anchored strip malls. We could have easily hired two of the three candidates NEXTalent recommended.” 

Developer – Community Retail (VP Retail Leasing)

“Our internal Property Managers need to think like Asset Managers, it’s not easy to find this combination of skills. We ran a career ad and received more than 400 resumes, however, not a single respondent was qualified. We opted to try NEXTalent Inc. They quickly presented five prospects that met the criteria.” 

Senior VP Asset Management (Pension Fund Advisory)