Archive for January, 2013

Company switches up Atlanta CEO jobs

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

A company has decided to do a changeup regarding their Atlanta CEO jobs.

Endeavor, a provider of outsourced professional services for carriers, service providers, systems integrators, VARs, and equipment manufacturers, said this week it has promoted J. Benjamin Balsley, IV, Endeavor’s President & COO, as its Chief Executive Officer.

Justin Redfearn McLain, who co-founded the company after selling a software development company in 2002, will maintain a focus on growth, strategy, and expanding customer relations as Executive Chairman.

Balsley graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in History and has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dual concentration in General Management and Global Supply Chain Management. Between undergrad and graduate school, Balsley served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army and led over 175 patrols in support of the Dayton Peace Accords in Bosnia.

Balsley managed warehousing and logistics operations at McMaster-Carr and was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. After receiving his MBA, Balsley was fast-tracked in BellSouth’s Management Leadership Program, and held various management and director level positions in Broadband Marketing, Corporate Strategy & Planning, and Customer Care. After the AT&T acquisition of BellSouth, Balsley was one of the select BellSouth leaders who saw their responsibility increase as a director in the combined national customer service organization. His AT&T East and Southeast divisions consisted of over 700 employees and nine customer service centers. Later, as Director over End-to-End Care Transformation and Process Improvement, he led a Six-Sigma black belt team focused on merger integration initiatives and oversaw operations strategy development and execution for a 14,000 person customer service organization including data, voice, and video service lines. After AT&T, Balsley leveraged his operations and strategy experience as a Vice President at Altisource, where he built a process outsourcing business from scratch to what is now over a $100 million business unit.

“I’ve known Ben personally for nearly a decade. I am proud to consider him a friend and have enjoyed following his career successes over the years – many of which I lobbied to bring him into the leadership team at Endeavor. Ben’s intelligence, dedication to operational excellence, financial discipline, work ethic, creativity, and personal integrity embody everything a leader should aspire to be. He is a proven executive in Endeavor’s operation and an ideal role model for the company. I cannot think of a better CEO to help in leading the company,” said Justin McLain. “I look forward to working with Ben and the executive team on strategic innovations, maintaining momentum in Endeavor’s remarkable growth, and continuing to foster the extraordinary relationships I’ve enjoyed developing over the years with Endeavor’s customers, industry community, and investors.”

“Endeavor is well positioned for future success and I am extremely honored to lead our team and build upon the foundation that Justin has established over the past ten years,” says Balsley. “We have a tremendous amount of momentum and a portfolio of impactful strategies and initiatives that will drive value into the organization and deliver exceptional service to our customers. It is truly an exciting time to be a part of the Endeavor family.”

Real estate jobs in Atlanta swell

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Construction is growing, and along with it, real estate jobs in Atlanta are also growing.

According to WantedAnalytics, During December 2012, more than 16,800 job ads appeared online. This is a decrease of 22% since we last reported on this topic in October; however, this might be just a seasonal decline. Overall hiring demand in 2012 was 11% higher than the volume of job ads experienced during 2011.

The most commonly advertised job titles remain mostly unchanged. Administrative Assistant and Retail Sales Associate switched places and Receptionist was replaced with Retail Sales. The highest volume of job ads were for management and sales positions.

Maintenance Technician
Leasing Consultant
Property Manager
Administrative Assistant
Real Estate Sales Associate
Sales Associate
Maintenance Supervisor
Assistant Property Manager
Maintenance
Retail Sales

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island metro area is experiencing the highest demand followed by Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. Recruiters are likely to experience moderate difficulties sourcing talent in these cities. Elkhart-Goshen, IN presents the most advantageous recruiting conditions, scoring a 5 on our Hiring Scale. Despite real estate hiring being easier-to-recruit in this city, job ads are posted online 2 weeks longer than the national average of 5 weeks.

Company highlights CFO jobs in Atlanta

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The Interesct Group has released a survey that discusses the state of CFO jobs in Atlanta.

The finance, accounting and IT staffing and consulting firm projected hiring trends in Atlanta for Finance and Accounting functions in the upcoming year.

Nearly 45 percent of Atlanta CFOs are planning to hire in 2013. Additionally, the survey suggests that the majority of companies (52.6 percent) will hire between one and five employees and those employees will be staffed in a senior level (five to seven years experience), permanent role.

The survey explores finance and accounting functions of Atlanta companies and whether they are increasing employees, the types of employees filing these positions and whether they will increase spending and staffing in 2013.

Other findings include:

71.8 percent of companies represented have seen increased revenues in comparison to 2012
63.9 percent of respondents plan to increase Finance and Accounting spending in 2013 in comparison to 2012
88.8 percent of respondents plan to either increase staff or maintain current level within their Finance and Accounting Function in 2013, comparing to 2012
52.8 percent of those jobs being staffed will be staffed by permanent hire employees, while 27.8 percent will be staffed by contract-to-permanent hire employees

“It is a positive shift to see companies expanding their Finance and Accounting function,” said The Intersect Group’s managing partner Wade Hughes. “This shows that companies are gaining traction and recovering from our recent economic recession.”

“The majority of surveyed companies expect F&A spending to increase in 2013, clearly indicating their confidence in future Finance and Accounting growth,” continues Hughes. “Increased revenues due in part to mergers and acquisitions solidify the resurgence of the finance and accounting function within big businesses.”