Our Story


January 1, 2012


My name is Jim Guerrera, Managing Director for SC Novi. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share our story with you.

Prior to starting our firm, I worked in Corporate Sales, Sales Management, and Business Management positions with leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial products. These experiences as a manager led me to a simple conclusion, 98% of my success or failure as a manager was directly related to the people that were on my team. If I had the right people, I would be a success, and if not, a failure.

I also realized that great talent was a scarce resource, and truly hard to find. I worked with headhunters, and third party recruiters with the identification and recruitment of individuals for these corporate positions. At the end of the day, I was never truly satisfied with the traditional headhunting service that was being delivered.

I knew that there was a great opportunity, in Search, for the right type of service, the right type of delivery of truly exceptional talent; to provide a professional Search Consulting service, and not a headhunting service.

The recognition of this market opportunity, along with a true passion for impacting companies, and in making a real difference in the lives of candidates, was the inspiration behind the opening of our firm.

Our first day in search was January 1, 2001 and our focus was with the placement of Industrial and Automotive & Other Vehicles Sales positions.

In spite of the recessed economy during this start-up time period (from the dot-com bubble and the 9/11 tragedy), we grew quickly, and soon began receiving calls for the placement of Engineers and Manufacturing Professionals.

We fortunately have had a fabulous run from the beginning, having outgrown two different offices, expanding into multiple industries, performing international searches, and adding multiple Associates into our firm. Our success has been significant – we have won multiple national and international awards within the MRI Global Affiliate Network, and are recognized as a solid recruiting firm within the Automotive & Other Vehicles and Industrial sectors. We have done a great job of filling positions.

But as we move into 2012 and beyond, we have evolved from a very good Search Consulting organization, into a truly exceptional Search Consulting Firm.

We are committed to the hiring and staffing of the absolute best Search Talent that is available. This means that we are properly positioned to offer the highest level of service possible. We are also completely focused on the specialization of professional positions in the Automotive & Other Vehicles and Industrial Sectors, and we do not consider fulfilling positions outside of this space. This clear-cut industry focus keeps us completely aligned with our client and candidate base.

Additionally, we are now specialists with International Search, having multiple success stories to build upon on five different continents, enabling us to maintain client build all over the globe. And finally, the Oval Approach®, our defined process that successfully connects our Clients, Candidates, and our Search Team, has enabled us to offer an unparalleled level of service within Search.

On behalf of all our Associates here at SC Novi, thank you for the consideration that you have given to our firm.

We look forward to our future in building together.

Warm Regards,

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Jim Guerrera

Managing Director