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Antal International Directors' Interviews
Jim Weber spots gap in German market with Antal International Network
In 1992, after a successful sales career overseas, Jim got into the executive search business by purchasing an MRI franchise. Since that time, he has developed his practice that specialises in the recruitment of executive level leaders & teams of engineers within the medical device & pharma manufacturing sector. Starting as one of MRI's youngest franchisees, Jim's cumulative, personal billings exceed $16.8M.
Due to his uncanny ability to attract & deliver turnaround leaders who perform best when under stress, Jim established himself as the industry's "go to headhunter" for those companies that must address FDA matters such as a Warning Letter or a Consent Decree; and the threat thereof. He has developed a remarkable list of well known, "brand name" clients that have prevailed when challenged by FDA action or similar pressures.
Aged 28, Jim didn’t just want to work his way up through the corporate ladder and or be tied by location and the property market. “I had passed my prime, says Jim; I was never going to be a doctor, lawyer or investment banker and it was unlikely I would invent something that would make my fortune. But, like many people I had some great skills and I knew that hard work, combined with the right business would enable me to create the life style I wanted”. However, like most people, on the verge of going it alone Jim was apprehensive and what concerned him the most was the thought of launching a business in a totally new area and risk blowing his investment on something that he didn’t understand or couldn’t do. “When I met Doug Bugie at MRI and who is now the CEO of Antal International, he showed me that by launching a recruitment business, I could harness my skills, background and business acumen and meet my aspirations”.
Having placed well over 750 professionals, Jim has impacted their careers and countless family members. Several of Jim's appointments currently hold senior level positions with Fortune 1000 companies where they lead and shape the medical device industry. Jim has developed a select group of client companies that seek ongoing transformative change; enabling them to enhance shareholder value; to expand globally; and to increase market share. Jim has fulfilled over 15 positions with several companies and over 35 positions with five companies. “At the same time through changing the workforce, I have made companies stronger and more competitive. I have achieved way beyond what is possible in the corporate world. Based in Miami, USA, I have a flexible lifestyle where I can travel, have fun and invest in my future and the future of my family. I don’t have to worry about bills and I have the freedom to choose which companies to work with”.
For the eight years before opening his business, Jim lived in 4 countries and worked in over 12 where he developed his sales skills and business acumen. “Germany shaped the early years of my career”, says Jim “and I continue to have strong links, it’s a leader in the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry. Germany is the most important market in Europe and it needs a fresh approach to recruitment. There is much less competition in the German market than in the US and the UK and simply put, my competitors are not there and it demonstrates to my global client base that I am”.
Antal International is the fastest growing privately owned recruitment company in the world, with 104 offices in 34 countries and twenty years of success in the recruitment industry and a strong global brand, they have trained and launched many successful and profitable franchised offices, providing them with on-going training and support and access to shared clients, candidates and fees. Antal brings global recruitment to Germany, with a fresh approach. Antal is the fastest growing privately owned recruitment company in the world and is well on the way to being one of the leading recruitment brands in Germany.
Jim summarises the next stage in his business growth by describing his passion for helping Antal franchisees in his area of Hessen, Germany to be profitable: “My objective is to help others to consider this highly dynamic and rewarding industry. My investment in Antal Germany means I am looking to attract and support strong business professionals in launching their own recruitment businesses in the region of Hessen. I will use my experience to train and support these offices to make them profitable. Many of my clients prefer to work with local suppliers who speak German and so I will also refer business to my franchise group.”
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