Executive Search

Rudzinsky Associates has specialized in finding the highest level of talent for the Optics, Laser and Photonics Industry/Community since 1968. Howard Rudzinsky and Jenifer Bunis have a track record of finding Senior Engineering, R&D, Sales, Operations and General Management Executives for the Photonics Industry. Howard and Jenifer leverage  60 years of Optics, Laser, Photonics Industry experience and their extensive network of professional colleagues, friends, clients, candidates and contacts that is incomparable relative to high level talent acquisition in a specific technology discipline.

Unlike larger Retained Search firms, employing a staff of professionals with limited specific industry experience, Howard Rudzinsky and Jenifer Bunis conduct all search assignments personally and lead all talent identification, sourcing, acquisition, evaluation, presentation efforts. You get Howard Rudzinsky and his 38 years of Optical / Laser / Fiber Optics / Imaging / Optoelectronics / Photonics talent acquisition expertise to solve your organization’s mission critical Senior/Executive level talent acquisition project.  You get Jenifer Bunis and her 34 years of Laser/Photonics Industry experience, and her recent years of experience in talent acquisition.

Unlike larger search firms, Rudzinsky Associates requires a modest engagement fee (25% of the expected total fee due) to engage Rudzinsky Associates for your assignment. The 75% of the fee remaining on the table is the incentive to complete your Sr/Executive talent acquisition project in a timely way. Unlike many larger search firms, we don’t get paid the entire fee unless we complete the assignment.

Board Member Search
Rudzinsky Associates is pleased to offer clients in the Optical and Photonics community, specialized Searches for Board of Directors, Advisory Board Members for either publicly listed, or privately held organizations. Talk to Howard Rudzinsky today about your need for highly talented Board Members to contribute to the growth, management, and counsel of your organization.

Fee Schedule
Rudzinsky Associates requires 25% of the expected total fee as a non-refundable engagement fee, to engage our services.  This engagement fee is never lost by our client.  If the search changes or is canceled, it exists as an indefinite credit on our next assignment with that client.  As with most search assignments, most of our time and labor is front end loaded.  The engagement fee pays for our initial time spent on your talent acquisition project. The total fee is 25%, based on the total compensation (salary + variable compensation) that a satisfactory performing professional can hope to earn in their first year of employment.  For engagement fee purposes, the base salary will be calculated at the mid point of the salary range for that salary range. The total fee due will reflect actual salary, actual variable compensation at plan.

Rudzinsky Associates standard guarantee for contingent search assignments is 90 days or 3 months of employment. For engaged executive searches Rudzinsky Associates offers an extended guarantee of 135 days or 4.5 months of employment. This guarantee offers a free replacement candidate or a sliding scale cash credit on a future assignment.  This guarantee is offered if the Rudzinsky placed candidate is terminated for cause or leaves of their own volition during the guarantee period. Rudzinsky Associates must be paid according to the terms of the specific fee agreement mutually agreed to prior to engaging in the search assignment.