Praise & Accolades


Pillar Search works with clients on their executive search and human resources consulting.  Read what clients have to say in praise of their Pillar experience!


“Cindy and I have worked together on a number of hard-to-fill roles for Year Up.  As an external talent acquisition partner, Cindy led outreach efforts to increase the number of diverse and qualified applicants for each role.  As a former Year Up mentor, Cindy was familiar with my organization but she also went the extra step to learn more about the specific needs of a role and team – candidates always leave conversations with her feeling more excited about our mission.  Cindy is responsive, drives for results, and is a great partner to have!”  Janny Henchcliffe, Corporate Recruiter, Year Up


“Cindy did a great job with the recruiting and hiring of our new Executive Director.  She was very thorough, provided guidance every step of the way and most importantly, she was a pleasure to work with.  I would highly recommend her services.”  Ben Weiss, Board Vice President, Yestermorrow Design Build School


“Pillar Search provided excellent assistance in our search for a President/CEO.  Cindy put together a list of very qualified candidates, performed screening and filtering, assisted with the interview process, and remained involved and helpful through the entire process.  Well done!”  Steve Whitney, Board Chair, NEACH


“The Landing School of Boat Building and Design recently contracted with Cindy Joyce at Pillar to locate a new Director of Admissions [and first-ever Director of Advancement]. Cindy’s search process was well planned, swiftly executed, and yielded a remarkable group of excellent candidates. Cindy is one of those rare individuals whose keen technical skills are equally matched by her warm personality. She is a delight to work with.” Richard J. Schuhmann, Ph.D., President, The Landing School of Boat Building and Design  


“Cindy was terrific to work with as the recruiter for Year Up. She was incredibly responsive and fully engaged in the process from beginning to official acceptance. A true professional and a pleasure to work with.”  Willow Bechtel, Senior Director of National Accounts, Year Up


“Cindy is a highly organized, methodical, and responsive recruiter. She took the time to understand our mission and the open role we were hoping to hire. Cindy’s search was expansive, ensuring we were seeing truly competitive candidates, and she was able to fill a very unique senior leadership position at our organization. Scheduling and coordination were easy, and I would happily work with her again.” Jaclyn Sherry, Campaign Producer, WildAid


“I had the pleasure of working with Cindy in my volunteer position as World Animal Protection US President. She lead the search for the Executive Director of our US office which is based in New York City. From beginning to end the process was comprehensive and flawless and it reached a successful conclusion.”  Jay Bowen, Founder & Principal, Interim Solutions for Nonprofit Leadership


“Cindy was a super recruiter. Professional and responsive. I truly enjoyed my experience dealing with her. She was actually the very first recruiter that I responded to. I had been contacted many times before by various recruiters, but her approach worked.”  Cindy Chyr, Director of Advancement, Santa Barbara International Film Festival


“I worked with Cindy as she was conducting the search for my current position. She was wonderful–open, honest, timely, and supportive. As the candidate, she made me feel comfortable and informed at all times.”  Brian Kish, President, Emeril Lagasse Foundation


“Cindy was incredibly personable and professional throughout my candidacy. She asked all the right questions and was always available. She was the right person to help me take the next step in my career.”  Mike Crowley, Executive Director, Yestermorrow Design Build School 


“My candidate experience with Cindy Joyce was incredibly smooth and fulfilling. Cindy is a great communicator and was able to paint an accurate picture of what the position entailed. I highly recommend Cindy and Pillar Search! Working with Cindy led to great advancement in my career.”  Matt Barry, Director of Admissions, The Landing School of Boat Building and Design


“Cindy was a joy to work with throughout the recruitment process. She is very responsive and thoughtful enough to provide regular updates at every step. Our journey from the first interview to the offer was pretty long but I was happy to know that Cindy was just an email or a call away.”  Tony Williams, Associate Director of Partner Relations Los Angeles, Year Up


“Cindy is an extremely professional, well-organized, and smart recruiter. She spends time getting to understand the type of person you need in your organization and spends a lot of time in the background finding that right person before presenting any candidates. If finding the “right” person is essential to your organization, then you should spend time getting to know Cindy.”  Matt Tara, CEO, Tucker Blair


“Cindy is one of the most professional and helpful executive recruiters I have come to know. From the moment she reached out, she showed such genuine interest in me and my career objectives. She delivered a level of assistance that went well beyond my expectations. Cindy knows how to find and engage high achievers. I strongly recommend her to any organization seeking to fill a vital role.”  Marcia Crawley, Advancement Executive, Fundraising Counsel and Experienced Museum Manager


“Cindy has helped Jackrabbit on so many occasions with a myriad of HR-related tasks over the past 10 years. She served as our HR Consultant and advised us on many of our strategic recruitment and retention issues. She was also instrumental in laying the foundation with our on-boarding process and the creation of our employee handbook. As a small business she served in an essential role as we grew the company.”  David Belyea, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jackrabbit Design & Advertising


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