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Schaffer Associates Celebrates 25 Years

Schaffer Associates Celebrates 25 Years


This month marks the 25th year in business for Schaffer Associates, the executive search firm founded in 1992 by Chairman & Founder Jim Schaffer.  Since then, the firm has become an industry leader in helping companies recruit talented senior officers and business leaders, and implement organizational strategies to ensure future growth.  With decades of industry expertise and a broad client history, Jim Schaffer and his team at Schaffer Associates have charted a course of success that continues after a quarter-century of helping companies “Hire Smart.”

When Jim Schaffer founded Schaffer Associates, he brought almost three decades of corporate leadership experience to the firm.  As a Senior Executive in the retail industry, specifically in the hardware and building materials sector, Schaffer had a unique understanding of what companies expect from their senior leadership and the caliber of people required to deliver such results.  So, he set out to help companies in our industry find the best individuals to lead them into a more successful future.

Members of the Schaffer Team

And for 25 years, the Schaffer team has been doing just that.   This talented group of professionals has worked with hundreds of clients over the years, doing business all over the world.  The firm has recently completed senior level projects including CEO for a major hardware manufacturer, President for an industrial manufacturer of pneumatic tools, and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a CPG manufacturer in the paint sector.  Schaffer Associates routinely helps clients fill positions that include Vice President of Supply Chain, Director of Marketing, and National Sales Manager, among others.

Schaffer Associates Chairman and Founder, Jim Schaffer


“I am extremely grateful for how blessed our company has been throughout these first 25 years,” Jim Schaffer said.  “We have been fortunate enough to work with incredible clients, dedicated team members, and outstanding industry leaders as we navigate this unique economy together.  Everyone at Schaffer Associates appreciates the partnerships we’ve built during our first quarter-century and we look forward to continuing those relationships – and developing new ones – in the years to come.”




Schaffer Associates is a national executive search firm specializing in talent acquisition for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As premier executive recruiters with expert focus on your industry, we help you HIRE SMART.

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