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WhitepaperRopella Celebrates 25 Year
Anniversary With Giveaways!

It's been 25 years since Patrick Ropella first entered the Executive Search community and founded a company that would eventually become one of the world's foremost Executive Search firms serving the Chemical and Allied industries. The Ropella Group has grown substantially since then. It's service offerings now cover Executive Search, Leadership Transformation, Consultant Match, Company Search and a wealth of information resources, books, and whitepapers to enable professionals to build strong careers and clients to grow their great companies.

And now, Ropella would like to give you the opportunity to share in this momentous milestone with weekly giveaways, including commemorative coins, autographed copies of Patrick Ropella's latest book - The Right Hire, and many other prizes! Visit our Ropella Anniversary page for more details! Weekly drawings will be held throughout the Anniversary month of February! Thank you for celebrating with us!

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Consultant IconHear Patrick Ropella Speak
At SOCMA Teleconference

Patrick Ropella will be presenting a teleconference for SOCMA on July 12, at 2:00 PM EST, and is making available in advance a free white paper! Mr. Ropella will be speaking on Hiring the Right Sales Person – What to Look for, Which Incentives Attract Them. The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) hosts annual events and issue-specific programs that support various departments within your organization, from business and finance to health and safety, and Ropella is proud to be a participant in this fine organization.

Free White Paper Now Available!
Whitepaper: Hiring the Right Sales Person »


SMART iconWhat Search Method Does Ropella Use?

Developed by Patrick Ropella, the SMART Search SystemTM specifically pertains to the core 12 steps involved in conducting a successful search for any open position. No matter what the function, level or location, or whether you plan to fill your positions internally or externally, the SMART Search System and its steps will systematize your search efforts. It will dramatically improve quality control, and consistently drive improved hiring results. It includes the processes, forms and tools created over 25 years while working with the best HR & C-Suite leaders in the world - it's the recruiting world's equivalent of Six Sigma.

Watch an exciting new video overview of our SMART Search System and share it with your friends! Click Here »

Read a sample of Patrick Ropella's new book,
The Right Hire,
outlining this system. 



"To a Higher Level"


Ropella Leadership is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Dr. Jim Harris.

PosterDr. Jim Harris teaches thousands of professionals every year how to crystallize their goals, leverage their strengths, energize their teams, and realize their significance as professionals and leaders. From keynotes and workshops to 1-on-1 coaching and digital learning products, Dr. Jim helps transform your potential into productivity, and your passion into results. An author of eight books, Dr. Jim offers you, your team, and your audience a unique combination of perspective, insight, passion, and integrity.

PosterHarry LeBoeuf (VP Leadership Transformation for Ropella) and Dr. Jim Harris are now actively engaged in developing a whole new platform (available soon) under the brand: To a Higher Level (TAHL).

TAHL will provide Leadership Transformation services to leaders, professionals, and your business as a dynamic leadership transformation platform. Ropella Leadership has brought together an incredible line up of Facilitator/Leaders to execute the Leadership content created under the TAHL brand. Call us now to learn more.

This team includes:

  • Former President of International Paper
  • 4-Star Air Force General
  • Former President BF Goodrich
  • 1-Star Army General
  • Former VP of Clorox
  • Dir. of Leadership Studies at West Point
  • Former Quest Communications CFO
  • Former Eckerd Drugs HR Leader, Author and Assessment Expert
  • Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Air War College
  • Founder & President International Consulting Firm
  • Former Editor-In-Chief of Military Review & International Leadership Consultant
  • Former Sr. VP at Bank One & Dir. of the Pentagon's Leader Dev. Program

IRC logoBe a Part of a Global Hiring Survey & White Paper!

Ropella, in partnership with IRC, is conducting a global survey to address a very crucial issue in hiring, and now is your chance to share your perspective and see the results. The resulting white paper will cover preparing for cross-border/cross-culture hiring challenges - from interviewing tactics and awareness of cultural differences to satisfying executive-level expectations in overseas markets.

Check out the brief survey and be heard HERE, and watch our Resource Toolbox for the upcoming whitepaper.


WhitepaperRecent Ropella White Papers

Recently, the Ropella Group published several new white papers from the insights of Patrick Ropella. The feedback on this series has been very positive. Patrick is an established business and thought leader, and his advice has helped C-suite executives and professionals across the globe, throughout the Chemical, Consumer Products, and other High Technology Industries. He's been interviewed by and written for many premier publications such as Entrepreneur, Selling Power, Chemical Week, Happi, Biodiesel, Nutracos, PharmaChem and many more. Be sure to check out these NEW white papers for cutting-edge information and advice on the issues most crucial to your success:

Hiring the Right Sales Person »

Top 10 Rules When Working With A Headhunter »

Why the Improving Economy Is Bad for Hiring »

Is There a Terrorist Lurking in Your Organization? »

Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring Consultant Experts »

January 2011

YoutubeCheck out our new Youtube Channel!

Ropella is starting to release a variety of FAQ, book, and article-related videos! Subscribe to our channel to always see our latest releases!

Do You Have
Open Positions?

Send us a little information and we will have an Executive Search Consultant specializing in your area give you a call for a free consultation.

Post an Open Position »

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Strategic Partnership
with Checkster

Checkster is a very unique and productive web based service, which provides Talent Assessment & Personal Feedback tools that are revolutionizing traditional 360 degree feedback methodologies and employer reference checks. Employers can leverage Checkster to hire, retain, and grow the right talent. Individuals also now have unprecedented access to tools that help them grow and develop within their career. Ropella is proud to be partnering with this organization to provide clients and candidates with better opportunities for evaluation and effectiveness.

Check out our Checkster video here »

SMART Search System Overview Video

This presentation provides a quick overview of what sets Ropella apart from other search firms, and how Ropella works to find you the right person for each position.

Watch the short SMART video!

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Recent Placements


Craig Adhesives

Preferred Sands
Dir. of Engineering

Associate Research Fellow

International Flavor & Fragrances (IFF)
Research Fellow

Fermentation Tech. Sales Rep.
Animal Nutrition Tech. Sales Rep.
Industrial Comm. Sales Rep.

PosterNow Available - Autographed Copies of The Right Hire!

The Right Hire, by Patrick Ropella

Patrick Ropella's new book, The Right Hire, is now available in both hardcover and paperback! Also available in limited supply as a full-color, hardback, collectible edition! And, Patrick would like to offer you the chance to have your very own personally autographed copy!

Read Endorsements! »
The Right Hire Resources Page »

Let's Get Together

We're planning on attending upcoming industry events:

ACI's Annual Meeting & Industry Convention
January 25-29, Orlando, FL

SSPC – Greencoat 2011
January 31-February 3, Las Vegas, NV

Biodiesel Conference & Expo
February 6-9, Phoenix, AZ

February 7-10, Charlotte, NC

Cygnus Aviation Expo
February 23-25, Las Vegas, NV

Personal Care Products Council
(formerly CTFA)
February 28-March 2, Palm Beach, FL

(Drug Chemical & Associated Technologies)
March 14-17, New York, NY

March 29-31, New York, NY

If you're planning on attending, let us know and we'll get together and review your recruiting, retention and development strategies.



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Ropella grows great companies through executive search, leadership transformation, and organizational improvement. Ropella is the leading executive search and consulting firm specializing in the Chemical, Consumer Products, Technology and Energy Industries. We help many of the world's largest companies find, hire, develop, and retain their most important competitive advantage—talented people. For more information on our services, visit or call us at (850) 983-4777.

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