“I have worked with The Spencer James Group for the past 4 years.  They have proven to be very beneficial in identifying viable experienced sales and management candidates in the employee benefits industry.  They have their finger on the pulse of the market and have been instrumental in placing some very high quality experienced reps within my region.  They managed the process extremely well and their follow-through was superb.”

– Mike Hoefler, Regional Vice President, Sun Life


“ Thank you for presenting me with the opportunity at Reliance.  Your candor and tutelage along the way was greatly appreciated. After working with you, I find it to be no surprise that your name came to me through two unrelated sources as a trusted name in recruiting for the group benefits industry. You treated me with class, humor and respect. For that I am truly appreciative.”

Sean Connell


“I’ve worked with the Spencer James Group for over three years and their ability to pre-screen and deliver top-notch candidates is unrivaled.  They bring integrity and a long-term approach so often ignored in the industry.  The candidates they have brought us have exceeded our expectations without surprises.  The Spencer James Group not only has the candidates – they ensure the right fit.”

– Ron Altbaum, Regional Manager, Principal Financial Group


“ The Spencer James Group is knowledgeable about the industry.  They do a good job of profiling candidates and matching good people with the right opportunities.  They practice excellent follow-up skills and maintain good contacts within multiple markets.”

– Fred Cook, Regional Vice President, Assurant Employee Benefits


“I have worked with the Spencer James Group for several years to stay in touch with changes in the benefits landscape.  Steve has been able to find for me excellent new job opportunities as well as coaching regarding future next steps.  I would recommend Steve to anyone interested in staying in tune with new roles and opportunities within the benefits community.”

– John O’Dea, Trademark Capital Services


“I would highly recommend the Spencer James Group for any search.  Their knowledge of the employee benefits market as well as the players within is very impressive.  Their insight on prospective employers was invaluable during my search.  I would encourage you to research other recruiters but am confident that you won’t find any better!”

– Justin France, Senior Regional Sales Representative, Cigna


Steve at The Spencer James Group is masterful at building professional and lasting relationships.  He is insightful in his business and is quite intuitive about people.  Steve’s communication skills and strong business acumen serve him well as an Executive Recruiter.  He is a real pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Steve and The Spencer James Group to any firm or candidate looking to enhance productivity and results.”

– David Schneeweis, Regional Vice-President, Trustmark Insurance