Helen Crowley - Head of Sustainability - Kering
"John provided excellent service as a recruiter. Not only did he and his team find a top class range of potential applicants but he took the time to develop a deep understanding of the position, context and the type of person needed. He also has a great deal of knowledge and connections. He is patient and diligent and very personable. I would highly recommend working with him."
HRD - VF Corporation
"I highly recommend the Fusion team and in particular, Grishma Jashapara for Executive searches and for specific roles which are a challenge in the fashion market to fill such as Design. I have been working in HR in the Retail industry for 10 years and finding talent that not only can meet the highly sought after skills and experience requirements but also the right cultural fit is the biggest challenge.
Grishma & the team at Fusion bring passion to the roles, a sense of really understanding the granular needs of the business and the culture and being able to match those elements with talent in the market. I highly value Grishma’s approach and relationships in the market and that she can quickly evaluate both parties resulting in optimal and successful placements"
Pascha Naderi-Nejad - Head of ASICS Lifestyle
“I had to the opportunity to work with John Copeland on recruitment for two very critical open roles in the lifestyle business unit at Asics. John's comprehensive search and interview process ensured we spoke to bench mark talent for the roles. He invested countless hours to find the perfect match not only in skills, talent and experience but also in cultural fit, which is imerpative to our business. John delivered superior results, finding two of the most exceptional talents in the the industry to join our team. Not only was the professsional experience working with John very rewarding but also the personal experience. John is a charsimatic, personable and authentic individual, whom I feel fortunate now to call a friend.”
Olivier Gay – Vice President and General Manager Kipling
“Working with Grishma was highly enriching. She has an incredible energy an enthusiasm. She understands perfectly the needs of strategic vision and smart and agile execution. A great experience for me.”
Darren Campbell - Footwear Director EMEA - ASICS Europe
“John has been instrumental in me taking up my recent position in Amsterdam. Throughout the whole process John was on hand to advise and provide in depth knowledge not only of the potential role but more importantly the process of relocating myself and my young family. He even accompanied my wife and I over a weekend prior to taking the role in Amsterdam showing us potential areas to live and International Schools. Above and beyond what I would have expected from a recruitment company but his emphasis on making sure this move was right for us seemed his primary concern...I now see him as more than a professional contact but more a friend and will without doubt recommend him to my own network of friends! Many thanks JC.”
VP Sales - Hydro Flask
“I used John Copeland and Fusion Associates in performing our search for a GM of Hydro Flask Europe. Our focus was to find a uniquely qualified candidate that had extensive experience within the Outdoor Industry across Europe with the unique ability to build and manage a newly forming business.
John was able to find several qualified candidates through his extensive contacts and creating the excitement required for this new position.
I would use John and Fusion Associates again for future searches and recommend him to any brands looking for top talent in the European market.”