Symphony Placements

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Location: Cockeysville, MD
Founded: 2006
Industry: HR staffing

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Symphony Placements

Wanda Smith
Founder, President and CEO


“After working for some of the largest staffing companies in the Baltimore-Washington area, I wanted to start a company that was very relationship-focused,” says Wanda Smith, founder, president and CEO of Symphony Placements. “I wanted to retain my clients because they trusted my company to provide them with the best candidates that could be sourced, and I wanted to understand what their expectations were and to keep that in mind each and every time we filled an order for them.”

Quick Tip: “You can’t look at the top of the staircase and want to be there. You must take a look at that first step directly ahead of you and say, how do I climb that step?”

Symphony has grown in part due to a branding and marketing campaign in Maryland that helped it secure large clients in the public sector and mid-sized private companies with customer-service call centers. The company also has supplied certified medical support staff to major hospitals and private medical practices. Furthermore, Symphony works as a subcontractor for the State of Maryland, supplying flexible staffing for various departments. Smith is confident about the company’s future. “I see us steadily growing and my young people, who came into our company a year ago, will be running it.”