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about us

Founded in 1995, Susan Harris & Associates is an Executive Search firm that specializes in recruiting and placing fulltime executives in the fields of influencer marketing, social media, public relations, promotion, marketing, product development and design among others. The majority of our clients are located in New York City, Connecticut and the New York Metro area. Recognizing the time constraints and competitive pressures placed on our clients, our services are distinguished by the high degree of personal involvement that our consultants maintain throughout the search and hiring process with both our clients and our candidates

I have had the good fortune of working with Susan Harris & Associates for over 12 years. Every candidate that they presented to us was always a strong contender and our success rate with placements at every level has been unparalleled. Susan and her team have the unique ability to really understand our needs and the vision to always find the perfect fit for us.

Marci Gordon
Chief Merchant & Marketing Officer MZB & CO

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candidate opportunities

At Susan Harris & Associates, we recognize that the relationships we build with our candidates are our most important references in the industries that we serve. As has happened time and again, today's candidate becomes tomorrow's client. Our relationship with a candidate starts with absolute respect for their confidentiality. Under no circumstances will a resume ever be sent to a potential employer before receiving approval.

"I had the great pleasure of meeting Susan when she recruited me for a Vice President, automotive lifestyle PR role with DeVries Global. Most noticeable was Susan's passion for her work, her business-savvy and industry knowledge. She is smart and compassionate and when she recognizes a good fit, she is laser-focused on bringing both parties together. She has a unique ability to balance the needs of her company partners and those of her candidates by providing great insight and honest, solid counsel. Susan also has wonderful relationships with lifestyle companies and agencies and equally does some great work in recruiting top-notch candidates. Her referral fees are also a nice touch in keeping her candidate pool the best and brightest!"

Shelley O'Connor
Sr. Public Relations/Communications Executive

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client services

In our experience, the most sought after professionals are focused on their current employment responsibilities and are not spending a significant amount of time actively looking for new opportunities.

Identifying this type of candidate is our specialty. In addition, our exclusive focus on the marketing and public relations industries enables us to keep up with current and emerging trends to offer experienced counsel on position requirements, compensation and organizational structure.

"I have personally worked with Susan Harris & Associates for over 15 years. During that time, they have continued to supply me with well qualified candidates in a variety of marketing positions. We continue to utilize their services because of their attention to detail, their knowledge in the field, and their deep candidate database. They don't just place candidates in positions, they place the "right" candidates in the "right" positions."

Jill Franzon
Director of HR
Colangelo Synergy Marketing

"Susan and her team at Susan Harris and Associates have been substantial contributors in building the Icon Eyewear team from product development to sales over the last several years. When Icon needs to make a hire Susan is the first one I call as I know she will get the job done well."

Bruce Bartley
Icon Eyewear

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representative clients

Many of our clients are top tier public relations, digital and promotion agencies primarily located in New York City, Connecticut and the New York Metro area . We also work closely with leading consumer package goods, beauty, fashion and liquor companies seeking in-house public relations managers, promotion managers and marketing executives. The following is a representative list of our clients:

Next Models Influencer Division
Alison Brod Marketing & Communications
DeVries PR
Rpr Marketing Communications
Ink & Roses
Formula PR
Karla Otto PR
Icon Eyewear
John Masters Organics
MZ Berger
Colangelo Synergy Marketing
Source Marketing
LifeMed Media
The Dannon Company
Moet Hennessy

"John Masters Organics is a new client of Susan Harris and Associates but I can tell from our first search together for a Chief Marketing Officer that we will have a long and successful relationship together. I gave Susan strict job specifications and she was able to send me 6 very qualified and excellent candidates one of which we ultimately hired. She and her office gave me solid business counsel and did an terrific job of procuring just the right candidates for us. As we continue to grow John Masters Organics we will definitely use their services again. "

Akihiro Nakatani
John Masters Organics
Business Development Manager

get in touch

If you are an employer interested in utilizing our services, please contact Susan Harris directly at (203) 227-5700 or email her at susan@susanharris.com

If you are a candidate, whether you are actively looking or simply seeking to explore potential employment opportunities, please e-mail your resume to susan@susanharris.com

All inquires and materials submitted will of course be kept in strictest confidence.