Our business is built on three overarching principles. We value integrity and follow through on commitments, seek to deeply understand candidate and client companies' needs and culture, and value our extensive connections with the people and organizations.
Started in 1998 as Management Recruiters of Harleysville, Power Search Partners has become one of the leading recruiting firms specializing in engineering, business development and upper level management talent. We started working primarily in the power and energy industry and have since spread to many industries such as telecom, chemicals and foods.
Along the way we became more than just industry experts, we became recruiting experts. As recruiting experts we help our clients determine and quantify key performance indicators that form the basis for a successful hire. We take the time to understand our clients culture and history.
Recruiting is both a science and an art. Over the years we have refined our approach with the sole purpose of delivering candidates that solve your problems and capitalize on your opportunities.
Bob started Power Search Partners in 1998. Prior to this Bob worked in various management roles for Westinghouse Electric and ABB. Since starting the business, Bob and his staff have placed thousands of candidates and helped hundreds of companies grow their business. Power Search Partners has won numerous awards within the global recruiting Network the firm has been affiliated with and Bob has been personally recognized as a top international billing manager.
When companies ask Bob his secret to making a successful hire, he tells them that it is very simple; he’s made a lot of hiring mistakes, and learned from them. There is no substitute for experience when it comes to improving your hiring decisions. Bob makes it his personal responsibility to help his clients mitigate their hiring risk and maximize their return on investment.
Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an avid distance athlete having completed an Iron Man triathlon and numerous marathons. Bob also enjoys surfing and frequently travels in search of interesting people and great waves.
Megan is currently a Managing Partner at Power Search Partners. She has 12 years of executive recruiting experience in energy and engineering. Prior to this role Megan was the Recruiting Manager for Day & Zimmerman’s Engineering, Construction and Maintenance group based in Philadelphia. She has filled positions from the C-Suite level to sales & marketing, finance, and human resources.
She specializes in retained and executive search and has developed a large network of executives that span multiple industries. Megan’s key to success is her natural ability to build long lasting relationships with candidates and clients. She also works with a sense of urgency and adds value to every step of the recruiting process
Megan has a Bachelor’s of Science from Bloomsburg University. She enjoys spending time with her family and two children. She also loves running, yoga and traveling whenever possible!
“I have greatly enjoyed my partnership with Power Search Partners and Bob’s very capable team. I was referred to Bob by a professional colleague when seeking a retained agency with expertise in the engineering and manufacturing sector.
Bob’s team differentiates itself from other retained agencies by his attention to detail, professional approach and extensive knowledge of both engineering and recruitment. In my current role I lead the global recruitment function for a telecommunication/manufacturing company. Recruitment is my business, so expectations can be high. Bob’s team nimbly met my expectations and sailed the waters easily with my executives. Bobs team interviewed our internal stakeholders in a direct a professional style and provided a concise profile for the role and the type of candidate we should seek. He was well prepared, and I never had to worry that he didn’t understand our organization.
I can comfortably recommend Bob and his team. And by the way – the candidate that we hired from Bob is amazing!”
Director, Global Talent Acquisition
“Bob and the team at Power Search Partners did a great job during our recent recruiting process. He provided an excellent short list of candidates that showed he had fully understood our needs and was able to effectively evaluate the available talent to ensure a match with those needs.
The whole process, including timing, was very clear and I’m certain that the commitment of Bob secured our chosen candidate during the final negotiations. Communication with Bob and his team was also excellent and, as well as behaving with the utmost professionalism, Bob’s sense of humor also alleviated any stress that occurred during the process. We will be sure to use Bob and Power Search Partners during any future searches.”
Global Sales and Marketing Director
“I have worked with and trusted Bob, Megan, and the Power Search Partners team since 2012 as a candidate and for corporate placement. They value integrity in how it interacts with clients demonstrating this through authentic communication, openness, and follow through. I know they will seek to deeply understand what each side of the hiring process needs – cultural fit, expertise, and equity in compensation – and work hard to find great fitting, long-lasting placement for corporate and individual clients. The extensive network of connections to people and organizations makes Power Search Partners a great choice for thorough and quick placement whether you are a candidate or a company in need of great talent.”
Strategic Commercial Business Leader with a leading OEM
''The recruitment and staffing space is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with nearly unlimited earning potential.''
Work for Power Search Partners and make a difference in people’s lives, beginning with your own! As one of our professional recruiters, you will be helping people improve their lives and their careers. You will be making friends for life in a “job” that truly has meaning and gives you a reason for waking up excited every morning!