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Testimonials

Here's what our clients and candidates have to say about working with us.

CLIENTS

TRUSTED ADVISOR
"I have worked on both sides on an engagement with Capstone/Mary. First as a candidate myself and then as a client searching for insurance talent. Throughout the hiring process Capstone/Mary has been a trusted advisor helping us screen/identify and select ideal candidates for various roles within the agency. Capstone’s in depth knowledge of our business/industry and the positions that make up our team sets them apart from your typical firm."
Al T.
Operations Manager // Insurance Agency


VERY PROFESSIONAL
"Working with Capstone has been a great experience for me over the years.  The candidates provided for our review are always worthy of serious consideration and I appreciate the professional manner in which Capstone manages the entire recruiting process on behalf of our agency."
Karla C.
COO // Insurance Agency


TRUE PARTNER
"We have worked with Mary and Capstone since we met at an Assurex Global meeting a few years ago.  They have been very professional in helping our firm.  At first I had some trepidation using a firm in Iowa as we are based in New York.  However they have found me tremendous candidates and prospects.  We have found all the partners easy to work with.  At our firms annual off-site management meeting we had Mary come and be our guest speaker on the latest trends in recruiting and onboarding. I am proud to call Capstone Search Group a true partner."
Brian M.
CFO // Insurance Broker


EFFORTLESS PROCESS
"Recommending Scot and Capstone Search Group is easy to do!  Scot is easy to work with and working with him is an effortless process! Scot builds great relationships with each candidate as well as the company he is working for.  So far, Capstone has helped us recruit in the areas of IT, Underwriting and Product Development! We appreciate Capstone Search Group!"
Julie R.
Employee Development Specialist
Mutual Insurance Company


COMPANY CULTURE
"Chris works hard to understand what our company's culture is like and then finds candidates that fit that culture. He is diligent and ethical, two qualities that make it easy for me to go back to him again and again to find candidates to help us grow. I highly recommend Chris. It is worthwhile for me to focus on my business while Chris finds me people to help me with my business."
Robert C.
Senior Benefits Consultant // Benefits Consulting Firm


EXECUTIVE RECRUITING
"Scot and I worked together several times during the course of my tenure at U.S. Financial Life Insurance (USFL) as we sought to fill vacancies for underwriters, medical director, actuarial and other tough to fill positions. Scot's always been personable, professional and competent...all the virtues a good executive recruiter needs. When I sought a new position because USFL was closing, Scot was the one of the first people I contacted to help me personally. He's terrific!"
Bonnie H.
VP and Consultant // Life Insurance Company

CANDIDATES

ABOVE AND BEYOND
"Kris Gibson and Capstone provided stellar service. Kris went above and beyond when I relocated to the area. Helped us find an apartment and gave is great tips on the new area. He provided solid advice, great service and goes above and beyond for his clients. Thank you for all you do!"
Ann G.
AVP/Client Executive  
Brokerage


PASSIVE CANDIDATE

"Kris Gibson was my contact for Capstone Search Group.  When he first reached out to me I was not interested in pursuing other options.  I shared that with Kris but also told him to keep me apprised of any new opportunities in my field/area.  He continued to contact me periodically.  He was always non-intrusive and mindful of my time.  He provided very pertinent detail on new opportunities and reasons to consider them.  Over time, things changed.   Timing is everything.  Kris contacted me several times regarding a potential position with a prominent local firm.  Kris shared very meaningful details that provided enough information for me to decide whether any were worth pursuing or not.  This one ended up being one I was interested in.  Kris walked me through the entire process from the initial interview to the final negotiations on making a move.  He was very helpful and provided very good insight on next steps.  I was very pleased with the entire transaction due to his involvement.   I ended up terminating a long working relationship to start a new endeavor with a different firm."
Dan K.
Senior Benefits Consultant


SMARTEST DECISION
"Signing on to contract with Capstone was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made!  On-boarding was a snap, work is challenging, and management is engaged and responsive."
Anonymous 
Remote Life Underwriter 
Capstone Contract Employee


HIGH LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE
"I have been working with capstone for almost two years now and specifically with Brianna Umthun. 

I have worked for the three largest insurance firms and honestly have never experienced the level of customer service from an HR perspective, than I have with Brianna. It is stress free and efficient. No waiting days for a response.  She is prompt and professional, but more so she is always willing to help. Brianna is upbeat and a joy to work with. I never feel uncomfortable reaching out to her- even if a few times a day/week.

My hiring process was quick and uncomplicated. The startup time was seamless and efficient.

I am very happy with my choice to work with Capstone and have recommended them to my professional colleagues."
Cathy A.
Remote Life Underwriter
Capstone Contract Employee


EASY TRANSITION TO CONTRACT
"Working with Capstone from the very beginning to the current date has been a very enjoyable experience. Brianna is there for you and she gets you set up to work with no hassles.  Any questions or concerns are addressed right up front - that makes the transition very easy.  Capstone is very professional and is the type of company you might want to consider to get them a job for you!
Jim E.
Remote Life Underwriter 
Capstone Contract Employee


HELPED ME FIND MY DREAM JOB
"I had the opportunity to work with Capstone when I was in need of a career change. Capstone helped me in getting my dream job. I worked Brianna who made sure everything worked smoothly from the first phone call to the start date. When I received the initial call from Scot he made me feel relaxed and confident. You guys are very professional!"
Toni D.
Senior Claims Adjuster
Capstone Contract Employee


RETURN TO LEADERSHIP
"Kris Gibson and Capstone Search Group have been great partners. I reached out to Kris when I was looking for an opportunity to return to a leadership position. Kris took the time to listen to ensure that the placement would be the right fit for both the company he was representing and my career goals. When the position I now hold became available, he reached right out to me. Within a few weeks, both I and the company I now work for knew it was a great fit. Kris and Capstone get to know their candidates so that we are more than words on a resume. Ultimately, this leads to better long term placements."
Jen A.
Benefits Operations Director
Insurance Brokerage


EXTREMELY COLLABORATIVE
"I can’t say enough about my positive experience with Capstone Search Group and Scott Thompson in particular. Scott and I had been in touch via email and phone over a 3 year period. I expressed what role I was looking for at this stage of my career and Scott was patient and timely in his presentation of positions he was able to create or discover. What sets Scott and Capstone apart is that they are truly looking to match the right organization and role with the right person. They have two entities to satisfy, the employer and the candidate. Many times each has a different vision of what the right fit is for each, and in my case Scott hit a home run. The process wasn’t rushed and I feel this is a testament to Capstone’s business model. Their philosophy is extremely collaborative and in the end that’s the best route for all parties involved.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Scott and the Capstone team to anyone looking for the ideal role that suits their skill-sets."

Peter, Producing Sales Manager
Insurance Brokerage


FANTASTIC RECRUITING COMPANY
"Capstone Search Group is a fantastic recruiting company to work with and I highly recommend them to anyone in need! My first interaction with this company was back in August of 2013. I was young looking for my next steps in my career and did not know exactly how to get there. I started working with Kris Gibson and he made the process as painless as possible. He provided excellent opportunities for me to interview with as well as professional guidance on how to land the perfect job for me.  I spent almost 4 years working at a great company downtown Chicago and then I needed to make a personal move. I wanted to be out in the suburbs so that I could start the next chapter in my life with my husband. I was worried I would take a pay cut or not be able to find a job that met my expectations. Kris once again came to the table with several great opportunities for me to check out. I was thrilled with how easy it was to make this job transition. Finding a new job can be such a stressful and challenging time, but with the people who work at Capstone I am certain you will get the help you need. I am grateful for the help Kris has provided to me and I hope others can benefit just as much as I did!"
Lisa J.
Account Manager
Insurance Agency


VERY PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIVE
"I've been working as on a contract for Capstone for over 4 years.  The hiring process was the easiest that I've ever experienced. My assignment requires me to use my own equipment so the client provided all of the information necessary for me to download to my computer to access their system.  Capstone's staff is very professional and are always quick to respond to phone calls and emails."
Jackie J.
Remote Life Underwriter
Capstone Contract Employee


WONDERFUL RELOCATION EXPERIENCE
"First, I’ll start by saying that Kris Gibson is a wonderful recruiter to work with. I had relocated from San Francisco to New York and had worked with a couple of recruiters. Kris was friendly, knowledgeable, and interested in finding the right role for me based on my experience and feedback that I had provided him.  During this process, I felt pressured by many recruiters to interview with companies that I wasn’t interested in or right for me but with Kris I didn’t feel any pressure at all. He guided me through the process and gave me some really good feedback.

I highly recommend Kris and his firm to help with any recruiting needs. I decided to take an offer with a firm that I interviewed through Kris and now I work with him from the Employer side. I have a lot of confidence in Kris and the Capstone Team to find the right candidate for the position that we are trying to fill. Thanks Kris!"
Ann L.
Benefits Consultant
Insurance Agency

We are Your Trusted Insurance Recruiting Business Partner

EMPLOYERS: Capstone is dedicated to the artful craft of insurance recruiting and has been our focus for 15 years. Our boutique identity resonates with the market. Learn More about securing top talent with Capstone.
WHO IS CAPSTONE? Capstone is a search firm dedicated to the insurance industry. We have an innate understanding of insurance business, job market trends and talent acquisition. Learn more about our team here.
CANDIDATES: Working with Capstone is a consultative process where we serve purely as a resource. We offer an expansive network of clients to introduce you to and a knowledgable and passionate staff. Learn more about working with us here.