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Ropella Group Networks at NYSCC 2016

Posted: 05/26/2016  Category: Industry Trade ShowsRopella Newsroo


Ropella President of Executive Search, Robbie Ropella, and Executive Search Consultant, Samantha Burris, flew to New York to attend the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ premiere tradeshow, Suppliers' Day. During the two-day event, Ropella Group was able to network with industry leaders, visit clients, and catch up on the latest trends in some of our niche industries: Cosmetic and Personal Care Ingredients and Cosmetic and Personal Care Manufacturers.

Robbie Ropella and Samantha Burris said they “had a fantastic time connecting with past, present, and future clients. SCC was hugely successfully showing the economy is thriving.”                                                                                                                                                                                

Samantha Buriss, Jeff Waters, Robbie Ropella

Samantha Burris, Jeff Waters, Robbie Ropella


 We at the Ropella Group look forward to helping you grow your great company!

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Adam Klempa Saves a Life: Honored by Sheriff’s Office

Posted: 05/17/2016  Category: RG Company NewsRG Employee NewsRG Public RelationsRopella Newsroo

Ropella Group would like to congratulate one of our own employees, Adam Klempa, on receiving the Life Saving Award by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. On 12/9/15, he discovered a crash scene on his way home and pulled over to investigate. Adam immediately recognized an injured person on site and rushed to call 911. He administered first aid help and stayed with the person until EMS arrived. The injured person was later transported to the hospital. If not for Adam’s brave actions, it is believed the victim of this crash may not have survived.

Adam is an Executive Search Consultant at Ropella Group and is an exemplary member of our team, representing our core values: Christ Centered, Team Oriented, and Driven to Excellence.

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Ropella Attends NYSCC Suppliers’ Day & 106th AOCS Annual Meeting & Industry Showcases

Posted: 05/18/2015  Category: Industry Trade ShowsRopella Newsroo


President of Executive Search Robbie Ropella and Vice President of Client Partnership Development Jeff Bennett made appearances at NYSCC Suppliers' Day and the 106th AOCS Annual Meeting & Industry Showcases in early May.

Robbie and Jeff were eager to rekindle existing relationships and forge new ones with organizations such as AkzoNobel, Presperse and more.

If you are employed in the fats and oils industry, you may be interested in our article in INFORM magazine. Maybe cosmetic chemistry is more your thing? If so, check out our series of articles in Nutracos Cosmetics.

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Patrick and Robbie Ropella Featured in 850 Magazine

Posted: 04/20/2015  Category: RG Public RelationsRopella Answer


Patrick & Robbie Ropella at the Ropella Headquarters
Special thanks to 850 Business Magazine for featuring Patrick and Robbie Ropella in the April-May 2015 issue. Here's an excerpt:

“Once you get somebody into a company like Nike and they can put that on their résumé, and it’s changed their life, and you’ve helped a company the size of Nike really implement talent, it’s just a win-win situation all around,” [Robbie Ropella] said, adding later, “It’s just the best dream job that anyone could possibly have.”

To read the full article, "The Company You Call to Find the Needle in a Haystack," click here.

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Why Use an Executive Search Consultant?

Posted: 04/13/2015  Category: Miscellaneou

For this series, we wanted to touch on frequently asked questions that we hear when working with clients such as DOW Chemical, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, GE, and more.  When working with a recruiter, it's important to understand:


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  • the best way to work with an Executive Search Consultant
  • how the recruiting process works
  • how to compare search methods
  • how long it will take to place a candidate
  • and many more.

The first question any hiring manager or human resources manager should ask themselves is, "why should I use an executive search consultant?"  We've developed an easy-to-understand, fun infographic to illustrate the answer.  Simply click the infographic or the button below.

As always, we are open to your feedback and any questions that you may have.

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Ropella Attends International Plastics Showcase

Posted: 03/30/2015  Category: Industry Trade ShowsRopella Newsroo

The Ropella Group attended the NPE 2015 International Plastics Showcase last week in Orlando, FL to great success.

The NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase is the world’s most important plastics trade show and conference of the year—bringing together every sector of the plastics industry, including end markets.


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Jeff Bennett, VP of Client Partnership Development at NPE

President of Executive Search Robbie Ropella, CEO & Chairman Patrick Ropella, and Jeff Bennett, Vice President of Client Partnership Development, attended the tradeshow to connect with industry titans, reconnect with old friends and network with new ones.

Are you a hiring manager in the Plastics industry looking for assistance with growing your great company? Submit your open position today or call us about your $1,000 discount.


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Ropella Group Conquers Tough Mudder

Posted: 03/24/2015  Category: RG Company NewsRopella Newsroo

Ever heard of Tough Mudder? If you know anyone that has participated, for better or worse--it's an unforgettable experience!

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won't find anywhere else.


For more photos of the Ropella Group in action, click here.

Employees, leadership, friends and family of the Ropella Group all participated at the team-building event after training for several months.The obstacle course kicked off in Santa Rosa County during a chilly first week of March. The obstacles included:

Patrick Ropella, CEO & Chairman of the Ropella Group, emerging out of a semi-tractor trailer filled with ice

  • Mude Mile 2.0
  • The Liberator
  • Cry Baby
  • Electro Shock
  • Shawshanked
  • Arctic Enema 2.0
  • and many more.

"My favorite was the King of Swings because of the challenge. I felt like some of the obstacles were too easy, but that one definitely got me going." said James Raffield, IT manager for the Ropella Group. For more photos of the Ropella Group in action, click here.

Jeff Bennett, VP of Client Partnership Development, helped organize and persuade employees to participate. "It was a really fun experience. I would definitely go next year," said David Layne, Client Manager for Ropella Experts. Brandon Sierra, Executive Search Consultant, mentioned that he was just happy to have finished the race. Patrick Ropella, CEO and Chairman of the Ropella Group, put an emphasis on giving back to the community by setting up a Wounded Warrior Project sponsorship account in tandem with the Tough Mudder event.


For more photos of the Ropella Group in action, click here.

ToughMudder is all about teamwork, which aligns with the Ropella Group's values perfectly. Who knows, maybe the Ropella team will find themselves in Hawaii for the next Tough Mudder event?

The Ropella Group has a very unique culture of values and principles set against the backdrop of a family-oriented atmosphere. Numerous team building exercises and outings bring Ropella’s team members together so that working together just comes naturally.

If you would like to be a part of a world-class organization right here in the Greater Pensacola Bay Area, check out our careers page here.

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Ropella Group Makes “Staffing Agency Power 500” List

Posted: 03/16/2015  Category: Industry New

Resume-Library Staffing Agency Power 500 #SAP500 What an achievement!

The Ropella Group recently climbed to position #331 on the Staffing Agency Power 500 List in early March.

The recruiting and staffing leaderboard is created by firms who are active on social media as scored by Klout. Various metrics are used to determine the score, including social influence, recognition, engagement, and followership. To find The Ropella Group and Ropella Experts on social media, visit the following links and "like," follow, or subscribe to all of the Ropella accounts.

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Ropella Hires Seven New Employees

Posted: 03/10/2015  Category: RG Employee New

Hiring is on the upswing here at the Ropella Group with the addition of 7 new employees in the business development, marketing and IT departments. Please welcome our new employees and keep reading to see if you have what it takes to join our team!


Fred Anthony

Vice President, Key Corporate Accounts


Brandon Sierra

Executive Search Consultant


Tim Schnoor

Executive Search Consultant


Scott LeBoeuf

Executive Search Consultant


Nina Bridgman

Executive Search Consultant


Ryan Watson

Graphic Designer


Michelle Bornales

Database Development Associate

The Ropella team has great career opportunities!

With over 30 years of professional executive search experience, Ropella has revolutionized hiring in the same way Six Sigma revolutionized manufacturing. Our proprietary SMART Search System is trusted by the world's top employers.

Skills vs. Attitudes

What's more important: skills or attitude? "We hire for attitude and train for skills" is the motto of SouthWest Airlines, and we think they're on to something great. Here at Ropella, we know the best team members are not necessarily those with the most credentials- they are the ones with great character and attitude.

Essential Attitudes:

  • Humility at all times
  • Honesty to a fault
  • Hunger to succeed
  • Common sense smarts
  • Eager to learn and improve

A great Ropella employee is:

  • Well organized
  • Self disciplined
  • A focused listener
  • A sales professional
  • A relationship builder
  • Interested in mastering work

Our state-of-the-art office is a thriving center for fostering professional career development as we work with clients from all over the globe. For more information, call us at 850-983-4777 or click here.

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Ropella Seeks Area Talent at Tough Mudder Event

Posted: 03/02/2015  Category: RG Employee NewsRopella Newsroo

Call us at 850-983-4777 or visit our careers page today to learn more about joining our team. 


Our involvement with the Tough Mudder event has also been published in the santa-rosa-press-gazette-header-logo Santa Rosa Press Gazette 
as well as the Independent Weekly.

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