My experience working with David Perry fundamentally disrupted my understanding of what talent guys mean to a company and what they could mean to me, professionally and personally. I worked with Dave during my transition from agency side to client side, a difficult and foreign maneuver, not often well done and much less so when done on one’s own. Dave was everything to me during the transition. Without him I would have been lost, likely failed and turned off an entire path of my life. Simply put, Dave was my sherpa. In retrospect, Dave made an equitable, lucrative deal happen. The client company received my guidance and expertise, unlocking an important avenue for them. I received the most incredible new experiences with the greatest group of colleagues one could ever ask for; I fell immediately in love with my new firm. Dave understood that no deal was to be considered “done” unless both sides were thrilled with the opportunity. I’m grateful to him for all of his leadership and skill, as well as finding me the perfect footpath to make my own future. There are interviewers, there are guys who just want to place gigs, there are folks who force a fit to make a number. Dave isn’t anything of that. He’s a pro, and a damned good one. He changed my view of talent management and acquisition forever. He changed my view of what I could do with my career. Don’t believe me? Call him. Then call me to say thanks.