Welcome to the new web site of Riverbend Group, LLC. Riverbend Group is an executive search and consulting firm headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area. Riverbend’s founder and Managing Member, Paul Heldenbrand, Esq., has more than twenty-seven years of experience in the executive search and consulting business in the Mid-Atlantic region and elsewhere. Our primary specialty areas are legal executive search and related services such as law firm merger consulting, confidential representation of experienced individual attorneys and groups seeking to relocate their practices, attorney salary and market surveys, and outplacement services for lawyers. However, we also have many years of recruiting and consulting experience in areas other than law, and in certain circumstances are able to take on search assignments or assist candidates in other industries and professions as well. Moreover, in those situations where we are not able to provide direct assistance, we are always happy to try to refer you to someone else who can.

Although Riverbend Group has been in business since early 2005, this is a brand new web site. Traffic to the former Riverbend Group web site, www.riverbendgroup.net (as well as to the e-mail addresses associated with that site) has been automatically redirected to this site. This new web site has been optimized for viewing and navigation using the latest smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and is compatible with the most popular web browsers used by those devices as well as by more traditional desktop and laptop computers. A variety of other new features has also been added, including a search box on every page and the ability to change the font size of the content for optimal viewing on any size computer or other device. We would like to thank the wonderful people at ModMoose Design, LLC for creating this new site. We hope you like it and will come back often to visit as we constantly update the site’s job listings and other content.

At this web site, you will discover some basic information about Riverbend Group and its various services, as well as more detailed information regarding our specialty areas, geographical scope and methodology. Whether you are a law firm or other employer seeking experienced help with your legal recruiting needs, an attorney seeking professional and confidential guidance in relocating your practice, or an employer or professional in another field with hiring- or employment-related needs, there is a very good chance that we or one of the many specialists in our extensive network of search consultants and other professionals can be of service to you.

Please spend a few minutes browsing around this site. After you have done so, if you have comments or questions about our qualifications or services or would like to communicate with us regarding any other matter, click on the “Contact Us” button on any page within the site to find out how to reach us. Even if you are just beginning to consider making a critical career move or hiring a key partner, executive, manager, or attorney for your organization, please feel free to call us to discuss your thoughts or ideas in strict confidence. You can also send us an e-mail message requesting that a Riverbend Group consultant call you to discuss your questions at a time convenient to you. A special form is provided for that purpose on the “Request Information” page under the “Contact Us” heading.

If you would like to submit your résumé to us for consideration and/or evaluation (either prior to or after speaking with us), a form is provided for that purpose as well under the “Contact Us” page heading. All résumés or other materials submitted by you will be held in strictest confidence by us. As you will see on the page entitled “Methodology and Ethics” and elsewhere throughout this site, Riverbend Group is proud of its reputation for protecting confidential information. We are the very antithesis of a “résumé mill,” and maintain a level of confidentiality with both candidates and employers that goes well beyond that of most other executive search and consulting firms. Since the very foundation of our business is providing a mechanism for currently-employed professionals to safely explore new opportunities, the quality of our candidate base — and therefore our ability to successfully complete search assignments — would be greatly diminished if we did not maintain our well-earned reputation for confidentiality.

Thank you for visiting our web site. We appreciate your interest in Riverbend Group, and look forward to serving you in any way we can.

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Riverbend Group named to list of “2014 Most Influential Legal Recruiters” by Law Crossing:

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In addition, Riverbend Group’s founder and owner, Paul Heldenbrand, was interviewed and profiled by Law Crossing on its website in early September, 2014. See the “What’s New” page for a link to that article.


Riverbend Group’s “Most Dependable” award
(See “What’s New” page for additional details about this old award.)

Goldline Research 2007 Winner - The Most Dependable

We are proud to announce that Riverbend Group was named one of the “Ten Most Dependable™ Executive Search Firms and Staffing Agencies of the Mid-Atlantic” for 2007 by Goldline Research. Goldline, which is no longer in operation, was an independent California-based research firm that evaluated professional services providers across the US. Riverbend was selected from among the more than 4,000 recruiting firms located in the Mid-Atlantic region to receive this prestigious award. The list was published in the December 2007 issue of US Airways magazine, and is available upon request. In addition to this award, Riverbend Group was listed by Goldline’s successor company in 2010 and 2011 as a “Leading Provider” in the category of “Executive Search Firms & Staffing Agencies of the United States” in lists published in Forbes magazine.

Goldline Research 2007 Winner - The Most Dependable

Riverbend listed as BBB Accredited Business. 
In 2011, Riverbend Group, LLC became a Member of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland and qualified as a BBB Accredited Business. Its current rating and other company information can be viewed by clicking on the below interactive BBB banner:

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Executive Search Consultants in Woodbine MD

Riverbend Group celebrates its 9th Anniversary!
On April 1, 2014, Riverbend Group, LLC celebrated its ninth year in business. (See “What’s New” page for additional details.)

Riverbend Ranch is for sale! (5.2 acres with 470 feet of river frontage close to D.C. area; see “What’s New” page for details.)

(Please click on the “What’s New” page above for other recent and some not-so-recent news items.)