Bench, Inc. Testimonials

Virginia Commonwealth University

“Thanks for providing us with an excellent employee.”

Sherry Elliott
Sherry ElliottVice Chair of Administration & Operations, VCU Health

“I was very impressed with the way Jon and his team went over and above for all the requests we asked of them. He helped with writing the job descriptions, find salary ranges in the geographic regions we were looking in, coming up with scenarios and role playing for the candidate pre-interviews, and checking references once we gave an offer. The status reports and summaries from Bench were well written and zeroed in on the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate presented. I would certainly recommend Jon and Bench to others. The entire hiring process was much less taxing on myself and our firm than in the past.”

David Mimeles
David MimelesVice President, Sales & Marketing, Doubleknot, Inc.

[The Bench team] was super patient, flexible, helpful and thorough. This was our first time using an outside resource for a high-level position and it was a very positive experience. [Everyone] WAS a pleasure to work with. [Our new hire] is working out great and we’re really making progress. Thanks again for a GREAT find!”

Amy Lawhorne
Amy LawhorneVice President & Brand Leader, Outdoor Living Brands

Bench did really good work for us. I have high expectations and a couple of your people really stood out. I was very pleased with the process; (Managed Recruiting) is a good value and beats large direct hire fees.”

Matthew Pursel
Matthew PurselPresident, IR Engraving

The candidate slate you presented was “an embarrassment of riches,”… I think I speak for everyone when I say we were very impressed with all the candidates. Your team was thoroughly professional and easy to work with. Excellent communications throughout the process with just the right amount of hand-holding and support. The structure you provided us was excellent. Thanks for your help… we hit a home run. I would not hesitate to use you again.”

John McCarthy
John McCarthyBoard Chairman, Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Sue is a top notch HR and recruiting professional. She’s spent many years in the field (before) starting her own business. She and her partner are a hard working team…I’d recommend them in a heartbeat!”

Sherry Duff
Sherry DuffManaging Director, Arista Laboratories

(He) could not have been a better fit. Absolute hats off to you and your team for hitting the bullseye with the first dart. It feels as though he has been a member of our team for years, and his valuable input and work would suggest the same. Your ability to meet our exact needs and find the best speaks volumes about your company. Thanks for giving us a teammate and friend.

Carter Iseman
Carter IsemanManager, Organizational Training and Development, Southern States Cooperative

“Thanks (yet again) to you and your team for the due diligence and providing well-qualified candidates.”


Don DeMarco

Don DeMarco

Director, Program Management Office, University of Virginia Health System

My experience with Bench, Inc was nothing short of amazing! Sue Durnwirth and her team quickly responded to my inquiry and really listened to my needs. Within a few days I had three very qualified contract recruiters to choose from. Our finalist was not only well qualified, but a natural fit for our company culture and she has proven to be a rockstar addition to our team. Sue is a professional and thoughtful partner to help find the perfect candidate for your needs and then some!

DeLois Wood
DeLois WoodTeam Services Manager, CustomInk

We experienced an unexpected growth spurt just before the holidays and called on Bench to help us urgently find the talent we needed to deliver on our projects. Jon and team were instrumental in guiding us through the process of finding the right talent for the job. They helped us create a hiring process that efficiently qualified candidates until we found the right fit. Throughout the process and beyond they have been proactive in helping us make the most of our new talent. I couldn’t be happier with the experience of sourcing talent with Bench.”

Greg Hofbauer
Greg HofbauerCEO, Groundworks Design

“Congrats to you (for the direct hire placement), and thank you for the tremendous amount of hard work and persistence you put into supporting me.”

Aaron Kopinski
Aaron KopinskiDirector, HR Systems and Payroll, Owens & Minor