Client Testimonials

Christopher Corrado, former CTO
Merrill Lynch CICG Technology


Richard Schiffman, CTO
Market Axess


Michael Herskovitz, CTO
Deutsche Bank
Private Client Asset Management


David Bornstein, CTO
Allegheny Energy Global Markets, LLC


 

 

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I have known and personally worked with Barry Honig for over 15 years, and have also contracted with his firm, Riskon, during that time.  Barry has always exhibited the utmost in integrity.  I have found him to be bright, highly motivated, energetic, and a person that honors his commitments.   Barry has served as a great partner in business, in conjunction with the recruitment services he offers at Riskon.  I have found Riskonís services to be second to none in terms of helping me staff two large complex organizations.  As CTO of a large financial services firm, I have found it very challenging to recruit talented technologists that know the capital markets business.   As a result of using Riskonís services, I have been able to staff very senior management positions, as well as finding technical specialists.  Riskon adds significant value by screening candidates on both their technical and business knowledge.  This simplifies my job and enables me to be much more productive in concentrating on a candidateís fit with the culture.   I highly recommend doing business with Barry, as well as with his staff of recruiters at Riskon.

Christopher Corrado, former CTO
Merrill Lynch CICG Technology

 

 

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Market Axess has been a client of Riskonís since the inception of our company over a year and a half ago.  As a fast-growing startup company in a competitive segment of the financial industry, it is imperative that we hire the highest quality individuals available in the market. Riskon has been instrumental in helping us meet this need as we have rapidly ramped up our technology team. Their skill at quickly and accurately understanding our needs, then identifying quality candidates to fill our roles, makes them a clear market leader.  In particular, we appreciate the intensive technical screening Riskon provides to us. This results in a smaller yet more qualified group of individuals from which to choose, saving us considerable time and energy during the recruiting process.

Richard Schiffman, CTO
Market Axess

 

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I first started working with Barry Honig as a colleague back in the mid-90s. One thing that immediately caught my attention about Barry was his ability to attract high quality technologists to his development teams. It was clear to me then that he could identify and attract talented individuals. Barry is now the President of Riskon, Inc., a successful executive recruitment firm, and we have engaged their services to assist us in finding technology employees. The recruiters of Riskon have a clear understanding of our staffing needs, whether they are for a specific technology or a business role. Riskon only sends us qualified candidates, never wasting our time with applicants who do not have either the qualifications or motivation to work in a demanding environment. I think our hit rate on offers to acceptances is about 100%, because of Riskonís assistance and expertise in closing deals. The team at Riskon handles the recruiting process in a highly professional and sensitive manner. They know how to move things along without pestering the hiring manager, and they understand how to keep candidates informed and interested even when there is a lull in the process.

Michael Herskovitz, CTO
Deutsche Bank
Private Client Asset Management

 

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Riskon has always provided a professional service with the highest degree of integrity. I have known Barry Honig for over 5 years and have found him to have the ability to rapidly identify and present technologists of the highest caliber. Riskon is familiar with the technology and business environments we use and they present candidates who meet the requirements we set forth. They are well connected in the financial services industry and have an extensive network of contacts that is unparalleled. Riskon is typically the first call we make when we are seeking to hire both full-time and consulting positions.

David Bornstein, CTO
Allegheny Energy Global Markets, LLC