MILTON, Fla., May 1, 2012 — Ropella’s Executive Search practice is experiencing record revenues and 50 percent growth so far this calendar year, including 30 percent personnel growth.

The Ropella Group recently celebrated their 26th anniversary, and in spite of continuing economic obstacles are experiencing record growth. So far this year, Ropella has seen a 50 percent increase in new search assignments, and they have been hiring steadily as well to manage the new growth. New hires have increased Ropella’s staff by 30 percent in just the past five months. Ropella is a global leader in the retained executive search community – focusing on high technology clients, in spite of maintaining a staff of less than 50 associates. During the recession, Ropella has been very effectively minimizing overhead to ensure maximum growth and focusing on investment potential. With revenues on the rise and their network of business and industry contacts surpassing 100,000 high technology executives, Ropella is now preparing to build a 15,000 square foot addition to their Florida headquarters to facilitate their continued success.

“We have spent over twenty five years perfecting the SMART Search System, and even with economic setbacks, we’re seeing the results pour in,” said Ropella chairman and chief executive officer Patrick Ropella. “Our clients consider us to be the ‘Cadillac’ of executive search firms, so to speak. And it’s an honor to continue providing them with the highest levels of quality.”

Patrick and Robbie Ropella started the company in the 1980s as a husband and wife operation. They weathered two recessions and numerous setbacks to build the company into a leading professional service provider, including Executive Search, Media & Marketing, Research, and Leadership divisions and affiliates. With offices throughout the US, the Ropella Group is also looking to expand into Asia with their China office opening in October. Patrick is also the author of the book, The Right Hire: Mastering the Art of SMART Talent Management.

The Ropella Group is a Florida-based, retained executive search and consulting firm focusing primarily on middle-to-high-level management in the chemical, technology, energy, security, and consumer products industries utilizing their proprietary SMART Search System. Clients include Dow, BASF, Revlon, Akzo Nobel, J&J, Baxter, Tyco, PPG, and many more. Contact Ropella at 850.983.4777 or

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