Testimonials

  • Terry

    "I have known and worked with John Morris for almost ten years, not only has John placed me at three separate stellar financial institutions, but he has also been a great resource to assist me in guiding and shaping my professional career. My family and I owe a great debt of gratitude to John, without his counsel and support I would not be as successful as I am today. I have always known John to be professional, knowledgeable and a man of integrity. I would recommend John to anyone who is looking for advice or assistance in advancing their career."

  • SVP

    “Over the years BJ Berrettini has helped us fill a number of important roles at Avidia Bank. He has earned the respect of my first call should we need to use outside resources in our recruiting efforts. He invested the time up front to understand our business and culture, and works diligently during the process to ensure candidates match our needs. As a former recruiter myself I can appreciate the value that a true professional in this space brings to the table, and BJ Berrettini and AJ Consultants absolutely deliver!"

  • Delaware

    "I had never worked with a search firm before working with Adam and AJ Consultants. My experience was very positive and extremely helpful from the first inquiry call by Adam to wrapping up the details of my resignation and departure from a long time employer. Adam let me set a pace for the process that worked for me, while at the same time, prompting me to make thoughtful and deliberate decisions.

    He was extremely professional and provided a solid sounding board as I considered the offer letter and the merits of this exciting position. He appropriately played "devil's advocate" when I needed him to and was kind and encouraging when that was more appropriate. He was sympathetic to the difficult decision I was facing but also encouraged me to look down the road at the possibilities that lay ahead. Having a single point of contact for logistics, offer details and resignation assistance was tremendously helpful to me. I am grateful to Adam and AJ Consultants for the work that they did for me and for my new employer to reach a definite win-win conclusion."

  • Maryland

    "Mr. Eckels was introduced to me through a colleague. He was quick to earn my trust by being up front, managing my expectations, and providing guidance through every step. There were several times where I had questions and he was quick to reply and provided additional details and advice. I would very much recommend Adam Eckels and AJ Consultants if you are considering a move, I have a lot of respect for the guy."

  • America Staffing

    "I've worked closely with Adam Eckels for over a year now. During that time, he has been the consummate professional, always reliable, responsive and an advocate for us. He is very insightful about the market, especially DC, MD and VA and consistently attracts top talent. Adam is my go to Recruiter."

  • Regional Bank

    "Adam Eckles has been an outstanding partner, advisor, beacon of light for my career.  Adam has help me progress with what I have wanted to accomplish.  I would recommend working with Adam for anyone who is thinking about making a change or has already made up their mind to try something new.  Adam will be a trusted partner in the planning and execution of a career change.  I am the type of person who wants to do everything on my own when it comes to career decisions, but Adam has proven extremely valuable over this time period and has put me in front of companies I would not have been able to set up on my own.  He is unbiased and will help put difficult decisions in a clearer perspective.  I will continue to work with Adam for years to come, he has a great pulse on the industry and is a fantastic professional.  "

  • Atlantic

    "I’ve worked with Adam Eckels for the past 4 years and continue to be impressed with the service and quality of candidates that Adam sends my way. What differentiates Adam from the other firms out there is his approach to recruiting the right people. In my experience, a lot of firms out there will simply throw out candidates to you at all times of the day whether you are looking or not. From the very beginning, Adam took the time to listen and ask questions about what our Bank’s culture is like, what we tend to look for and what the qualities of successful employees are so that he could match these up to the right people. This approach has led to more than just a vendor/client relationship but we’ve forged a true partnership where Adam knows who we are and how we do business and can match that up to the right candidate for us. In addition, Adam is up front and candid with me - if he thinks I’m making a mistake by not hiring a candidate, he tells me so with real facts and not emotion which is invaluable. Finally, Adam tells me what people are saying in the market about my Bank which is critical to know when it comes to the talent attraction game – good or bad, but always truthful with an eye on helping my organization succeed."

  • EVP

    “BJ has helped me place 3 VP lenders over the past year and a half and I’ve been extremely satisfied with his efforts and results. BJ really knows the local banking market and is well-connected. He is a professional of high integrity who takes the time to fully understand his client’s needs. I have a strong level of trust and confidence in BJ and …I hate the thought of having to share him!”

  • "I have had the pleasure of working with John Morris of AJ Consultants for six years, as our Bank expanded its regional and middle market businesses. John has a strong understanding of the recruiting markets and the talent pool at all levels. This has allowed us to identify the top talent in the markets quickly and efficiently.
    John is a true professional – knowledgeable, responsive, caring, ethical and willing to listen to the client’s needs. I recommend him to any business which has a recruiting need."

  • Community Bank

    "While B.J. has not moved me into a new role, yet, we maintain contact regularly, talk about the market and my career path.  He is a wealth of market knowledge and isn’t the typical recruiter because he listens and wants to understand what is important to me.  Many recruiters call me, but I only speak with B.J.”

  • Tom

    "I have worked with John Morris for several years and he has been a true partner in helping me fill critical positions in both Commercial Banking and Wealth Management.  John has always been very responsive, he understands the industry and knows most of the top talent in the market. He easily translates his personal knowledge into providing qualified candidates based on my institutions specifications.   John can be relied upon to deliver viable candidates that fill the need without wasting anyone’s time or money. I certainly recommend John to any banker who has a position to fill or has decided to  make a change."