GM AND ASSOCIATES
George Martin’s central goal has been to provide a high-quality service for both his clients and candidates since he entered the executive search recruiting industry in 1989. “The recruiting industry is a profession that takes multiple skills, business savvy, and talents which you don’t learn overnight.” George has over thirty years of hands-on experience, with twenty-eight of those years running his own company. He enjoys working with top technical professionals across the US who are seeking career advancement with high quality companies.
Thinking outside of the box, getting creative, and evaluating both parties’ motives and desires is what makes George excel in this kind of environment. His ability to merge his many years of business experience along with his formal education allows him to view things from different perspectives. He keeps a central focus on one of his key goals: to build long term relationships that are mutually rewarding between his candidates, clients and himself. “The measure of my success is when I get feedback from my client (company) and candidate that both were happy with their choices in working together.”
GM and Associates continues to keep abreast of the current fast paced environment and changing market that seeks top technical talent. Quality companies know that the right people are their best investment in order to achieve lasting success. George takes great pride in GM and Associates established reputation and proven track record.
George’s background began with his serving in the US Air Force as a Medic. After completion of his four-year enlistment, he moved to Dallas, TX where he worked as a part-time surgical assistant (in dentistry), while simultaneously going to college at night at both Richland College (AS in Arts & Science) and University of Texas at Dallas (BA degree in F.A.).
George’s first job after graduation was in a technical sales/marketing position within the Security Alarm industry. He initially was trained in the residential new construction division, working with custom builders. George got his sales experience calling on builders, architects, and custom home buyers. He designed, sold, and project managed elaborate security systems installed in multi-million-dollar homes. Part of his job responsibility was to oversee all stages of installation from blueprints throughout construction. It was an excellent learning experience to be able to work with engineers, technicians, builders, and custom homeowners to ensure that each project was completed to everyone’s satisfaction. After a few years George was promoted to into management where he trained and hired a staff that dominated the local Dallas / Ft Worth, TX builder market by providing systems for over 270 builder accounts.
After several successful years, the company was sold, and George was ready for a new challenge. He researched and discovered an industry that allowed him the opportunity to leverage his skill sets and business expertise: the Technical Search Industry. George worked hard to learn the business and began placing engineers both locally and nationally. He knew that honesty, professionalism, and a high quality of service would be what it took to establish and build strong relationships.
After four years of working in the industry for other companies, George had a vision of what a superior Technical Search Firm should be. So, twenty-eight years ago, he made that leap of faith and took a risk creating GM and Associates. His passion for this business, skill sets, and extensive relationships have allowed him to successfully weather three recessions. As a business owner, he chooses to work with quality companies and candidates providing precision match making services - one strategic placement at a time.