Location: West Chester, PA
Industry: Professional services
Founder and CEO
DoubleStar, Inc. specializes in improving acquisition processes and offering customized recruitment solutions. Since DoubleStar’s founding in 1993, it has worked with more than 325 companies, and helped execute more than 1,000 talent acquisition projects. And, says founder and CEO Harry Griendling, DoubleStar has a 98-percent success rate. In fact, the company has a 100-percent-satisfaction guarantee — if clients are unhappy with DoubleStar’s work, they simply don’t have to pay. In addition to the guarantee, DoubleStar’s services are unique in that they are consultative and don’t include a placement fee, so there is no incentive to place candidates that might not be a great fit for the client.
Quick Tip: “Creating a business from scratch, giving it life, keeping it alive, carrying it forward and feeding it, and getting it to the point where it can stand on its own is a monumental amount of work and personal energy.”
“When I started at the company, we did not have computers, we did not have cell phones,” says Griendling. “I remember that our first couple of employees would get a fax machine and a home business line.” DoubleStar has remained relevant and strong over the years by adopting a philosophy of continuous learning. “We’ve always tried to be ahead of the curve. … I think that’s been an important part of us sustaining our business,” he says.