Patrick Gray and Mercedes LeGrand, managing directors and co-leads of Raines’ Aerospace, Defense and Government Services practice, were both named to ExecutiveBiz’s Top 10 Executive Recruiters list this December. This is the first time that ExecutiveBiz has named two recruiters from the same firm to its annual list.
As part of the announcement, ExecutiveBiz asked Mercedes, What differentiates your firm from your competitors in terms of how you find talent and fill the most coveted positions in the federal sector?
Mercedes LeGrand: “Raines’ mission is to maximize human potential, and we do this by offering a comprehensive range of talent services from executive search to leadership consulting to DEI advisory. We are driven by a desire to make a difference, and we work with individuals and organizations to match the right difference-makers to the right opportunities. Raines separates itself from the field by offering a best-in-class search experience backed by our industry expertise and holistic service offerings. This allows us to offer clients a personalized approach, unlike any other firm. Searches are faster, and quality is higher. Clients may be concerned they are just a number or transaction with a search firm. The Raines structure guarantees an individualized approach, and Raines is passionate about developing the leaders and organizations of the future.”