Jim Crigler – CSM

13-jim_crigler_resizedPresident / Senior Partner
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(507) 474-4820
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and our firm. Winona Search Group is a franchise office of the largest search firm in the world, MRINetwork™. I founded Winona Search Group in August 1995. Today we are consistently ranked as one of the top performing search teams in MRINetwork and have achieved President’s or President’s Gold Club status every year since 1999. Our Account Executives and Project Recruiters have been recognized as Rookie of the Year, Top Five Midwest Producer, and Million Dollar Producer, and each has ranked number one in the disciplines in which they specialize.

I’ve worked in the telecommunications industry since 1980. During 15 years of employment with telecommunications firms, I’ve had the experience of a lifetime as a top ranked sales executive, sales manager, director, and vice president of sales. I not only earned many awards for top productivity, I helped the telecom industry expand during its major boom years. During that time I personally opened, staffed, and managed 82 sales and service facilities in over 50 cities throughout the United States. I had the responsibility of hiring, training, and leading thousands of people. What a wild ride that was! It was during that time that I discovered a passion for bringing companies and people to the next level of growth, to help them stretch to become better than they were. Today, I’m very grateful to have found myself in a career that I don’t view as work. For a living I get to speak with professionals about their accomplishments and aspirations. And I’m still helping companies grow and helping people improve upon successful careers. I’ve been recognized as Midwest Rookie Billing Manager of the Year, Midwest Top Billing Manager of the Year, Top Ten Billing Manager of the Year Worldwide and have ranked as the Top Telecom Recruiter in the United State twice in 8 years, and I’ve always been in the top 5.

I still enthusiastically top grade companies and candidates in a high technology and telecom practice. In spite of the telecom and high technology downturn in recent years, my hiring clients and successful candidates continue to grow. So, if you’re a hiring manager looking for talent or a successful candidate looking for your next career move, or even a potential account executive considering working in beautiful Winona, Minnesota for our firm, give me a call or drop me a line. I would enjoy hearing from you. In the meantime, best of luck on your journey.

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