WilliamCharles Search Group and Reflex Staffing Solutions Join Forces

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WilliamCharles Search Group and Reflex Staffing Solutions
Join Forces to Expand Executive Search and Professional Recruiting Services
Merging companies under the WilliamCharles brand adds executive search in Pittsburgh and new client services across operations from Michigan to Pennsylvania.

Grand Rapids, MI and Pittsburgh, PA – April 16, 2024 – WilliamCharles Search Group, a leading boutique executive search and professional recruiting firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has announced its strategic merger with Reflex Staffing Solutions, a longtime Pittsburgh-based recruiting firm.

The combined entity will continue operations under the WilliamCharles Search Group brand, significantly expanding its geographic footprint and enriching professional capabilities and service offerings for even more comprehensive client solutions. Broadened capabilities include introducing executive search services in Pittsburgh and further enhancing offerings in engineering and manufacturing from Michigan to Pennsylvania. The team employs five employees in Pittsburgh and six in Grand Rapids.

Jeff McGraw, the former President and CEO of Reflex Staffing Solutions, now serves as Vice President & Managing Director of WilliamCharles Search Group. Partners Bill Benson and Chuck Smeester will continue leading the company. The firm will retain the entire Reflex team, including executive recruiters Karen Stuart and Nancy Rexroad, and has hired Mandy Murphy as Talent Research Manager in Pittsburgh.

“Chuck and I are excited to announce the expansion of WilliamCharles. Joining forces with Jeff and his Reflex team under our banner is a win-win. We’ll further support Jeff on the executive search side of the business in Pittsburgh, and his talented recruiters will help our new client offerings in engineering and additional manufacturing disciplines firm-wide, said Bill Benson, President of WilliamCharles Search Group.

WilliamCharles Search Group and Reflex Staffing Solutions have been leaders in their respective markets for over two decades. They are known for their deep expertise, consultative approach, and robust network of relationships. The merger is a natural progression of their shared values and dedication to excellence, promising to deliver enhanced value to clients and candidates.

“We’ve known Jeff and his team for a long time. Reflex Staffing’s similar relationship-building and discerning, consultative approach is a great fit. Our combined focus on the middle market, family-owned, private equity, and our industry mix dovetails nicely. Our relationship-focused approach is also a great fit with the culture of Western PA. We’re thrilled to launch this new chapter together,” added Benson.

About WilliamCharles Search Group

WilliamCharles Search Group is a boutique executive search and professional recruiting firm focusing on leadership positions up to the C-suite, including President/CEO. Catering to a wide range of industries, WilliamCharles Search Group provides top-tier talent to companies across finance, human resources, operations/supply chain, engineering, sales/marketing, and administration. With a strong presence in Michigan and Pennsylvania, the firm prides itself on its consultative approach, deep expertise, and extensive network of relationships. For more information, visit https://www.william-charles.com/.