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PREMIER DIVERSITY RECRUITING
Making a Difference by Inclusion

Our Solutions

Executive Search

The Burgess Group is considered a full service leader in diversity consulting, recruiting, retention and training programs tailored for your company's needs from entry level to the boardroom. We have and continue to provide our premier services to major corporations in the consumer product goods and services industry as well as non-profit institutions, foundations and organizations domestically and internationally.


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Our Solutions

Diversity Recruiting

The Diversity Resources Planning Program (DRP)© assists human resources executives and line management with implementing corporate mission statements which further strategic diversity within their workforce.


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Our Solutions

Corporate Governance

Our extensive executive experience at the highest levels of publicly held corporations provides to The Burgess Group unique insight into the dynamics of Board functioning, and has prepared us to provide an array of services to Board Chairpersons, Boards as corporate governing bodies, Board Committees, and to individual Board Members.


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Our Solutions

Consulting Services

The Burgess Group now offers our existing and future clients consulting services whereby we will strategically recruit highly qualified professionals to provide specific discipline and industry expertise on a per project and/or assignment basis.


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Our Recruiting and Training Specializations and Selected Clients

Consumer Products, Services,
Marketing & Sales

Construction, Engineering,
Real Estate & Architecture

Financial Services, Information
Technology & Operations

Non-Profit, Administration,
Education, Media & Arts

Our Certifications

SBE, MBE and DBE Enterprise
New York City and State, State of New Jersey and Connecticut
New York State Dormitory Authority
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New York State Power Authority
New Jersey Transit
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Department of Transportation
National Minority Business Council
National Minority Supplier Development Council

Our Recommendations

Paul T. Williams, Jr.   President

"The Burgess Group assisted DASNY in the search for a new Chief Financial Officer. To ensure that our organization was matched with the best candidates, the Burgess Group quickly became acclimated with DASNY's unique role in construction, municipal finance and New York State government and helped to orchestrate a wide-ranging outreach effort. As a result, we received expressions of interest from candidates from the public and private sectors, and from several jurisdictions. The Burgess Group did an effective job at pre-screening the applicants so that more in-depth reviews could be made of the more highly-qualified candidates.

We were very satisfied with the process deployed by the Burgess Group as well as with the outcome of the search, which wielded a top-notch CFO with extensive private sector experience and seniority."

Our Recommendations

Danny Walsh, P.E.   Chief Engineer


"I found the manner by which the search was conducted by Bill to be both professional and within our time and budget parameters. The Burgess Group provided us with a candidate slate that was representative, diverse, and met ourspecifications and expectations. The successful candidate for the position was required to have a strong managerial civil engineering background, capable of supervising several engineering divisions within the bureau. All of the proposed candidates that I selected and interviewed for the position pesented, met and exceeded the job specifications we required."

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Pamela Bauman   Associate Director Talent Management

"Mr. William H. Burgess, III, President, is an exceptional leader who partners with Queens Library to understand our business and staffing needs to fill a role. Mr. Burgess and his associates invest time and effort to ensure they understand the organization and position requirements from the relevant stakeholders in order to refer highly qualified candidates, optimizing the time of the Queens Library staff. The Burgess Group participated in two recent searches for Queens Library in the past seven months. Our new Controller was a candidate of Mr. Burgess and his associates and Mr. Burgess participated in our CFO search. We were pleased with the caliber of candidates Mr. Burgess and his team provided for both searches. Each candidate was capable of bringing value to our roles. Mr. Burgess' background and experiences ideally suit him to identify and present unique, highly qualified talent for senior leadership positions, particularly in Finance."

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Orlando Bagwell   Managing Director

"Before and after the retirement of my predecessor in 2007, The Burgess Group conducted three mid-to-senior level searches for the Media Arts and Culture Unit (MAC) of the Ford Foundation of which I am now the Director. In 1994, the practice was first engaged by the Foundation to source, identify, evaluate and present candidates for a Program Offcer. The candidate The Burgess Group presented rose through the ranks and was so successful here at Ford that when he retired, the Director of MAC took his suggestion to rehire The Burgess Group to recruit his successor. The Burgess Group's President, Wiliam H. (Bill) Burgess, III conducted our searches. His familiarity with the Foundation and its operations and Bill's quick comprehension of the reorganzed Unit's requirements and new set of priorities made him the right selection in getting the best qualified candidates to our Search Committee for consideration. Bill and his staff fully understood and appreciated our needs and the successful candidates he placed are still with Ford and providing the expertise we definitely needed to expand MAC's programs."

Our Recommendations

Heyward B. Davenport   Northeastern Regional Director


"On behalf of the United States Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency, thank you for participating in our Procurement Conference "Doing Business With Corporate America and Government Agencies." Your participation helped to make the Conference the overwhelming success it was. It is so important that entrepreneurs be kept well informed. At MBDA, we endeavor to bring the minority business community information and resources that will facilitate minority enterprise development and wealth creation."