Although Riverbend Group specializes primarily in attorney recruiting and other legal human capital-related consulting services, we also have capabilities in other areas. In many circumstances we are able to take on projects involving other industries and job functions such as real estate, health care and hospital administration, finance and accounting, international relations and consulting, public and government affairs, human resources, sales and marketing, information technology, economic consulting, manufacturing and engineering, and other specialty areas.
From 1985 to 1990, Riverbend Group’s founding principal, Paul Heldenbrand, worked as a real estate recruiter with a Top 25 national executive search and consulting firm, placing primarily commercial property managers, leasing agents/brokers, building engineers, and construction project managers, together with executives in each of those areas. In 1990, he became a legal search consultant with the same company — a natural move given his position as a practicing attorney with a Washington, D.C. law firm prior to entering the executive search business in late 1985. He formed Riverbend Group, LLC in early 2005 after gaining almost twenty years of experience and training as an executive search consultant and Principal with his former national search firm employer.
Despite his focus on the legal and real estate areas, over the course of his more than twenty-seven years in the executive search business, Paul has had the opportunity to work on assignments in a number of other industries as well. (See the first paragraph above for examples of some of these areas.) In addition, since Riverbend Group works in close cooperation with a network of trusted outside executive search consultants who specialize in a diverse array of industries and functional areas, there is almost no recruiting-related need that we cannot handle.
If you are interested in discussing our ability to handle a particular search assignment or other project, or to effectively and confidentially represent you (at no cost to you) as a candidate seeking a new career opportunity, please feel free to contact us. We will be glad to discuss your needs and help you to determine whether we are well-suited to addressing those needs on your behalf. As mentioned above, in situations where we conclude that we are not the best resource available to provide you with the services you require, we will often nevertheless be able to refer you to a top consultant or other expert within our informal network of highly-qualified specialists. (See the page labeled “Consultant Network” for more information.) We thank you for your interest in Riverbend Group, LLC and look forward to having the opportunity to talk with you about your professional recruiting, job placement, or other related consulting needs.