Executive Search

Howard Rudzinsky has specialized in finding the highest level of talent for the Optics and Photonics Industry/Community since 1984. Howard Rudzinsky has a track record of finding Senior Engineering, R&D, Sales, Operations and General Management Executives for the Photonics Industry. Howard has an extensive network of professional colleagues, friends and contacts that is incomparable relative to high level talent acquisition in a specific technology discipline. Recently completed search assignments (as of January 2018) include:

  • US Regional Sales Manager Fiber Lasers / International Photonics Mfr.
  • Regional Sales Manager Scientific Lasers / World leading Laser Mfr
  • Program Director, Global Photonics Design Center / 900mm Global Co.
  • CEO for a 15-20mm Division of a multinational Laser/Photonics Co.
  • Director of Quality for a 10+mm Photonics/Optoelectronics components/systems Mfr.
  • CTO, Chief Technology Officer for a 10+mm Laser/Photonics Co.
  • Director of National Sales, Marketing for a Division of a multinational Laser/Photonics Co.
  • Director of Sales for a 10mm+ Optics/Optical Instrumentation Co.

Unlike larger Retained Search firms, employing a staff of professionals with limited specific industry experience, Howard Rudzinsky conducts all search assignments personally and leads all talent identification, sourcing, acquisition, evaluation, presentation efforts. You get Howard Rudzinsky and his 34 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.

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. 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.