Testimonials


Just a note to say thank you for the excellent way in which you fulfilled our agreement.
You provided the number of qualified leads requested in the agreed upon time frame and within the parameters I had specified. Resulting in a Practice Purchased. Thank you!
I would highly recommend your services to any advisor who is looking to purchase other advisors practices.

Ken Bickford CLU ChFC CFP
Bickford Angier & Associates

Working with Dana and her associates has been a rewarding experience. I consider ARS the biggest part of my recruiting efforts. Together we take a consultative approach in identifying experienced advisors and communicate regularly to continue to build solid relationships with them. We have such a unique relationship with regard to experienced advisor recruiting that I would not consider using any other service. I would highly recommend using ARS if you have any recruiting needs.

Michael E Mays CLU ChFC CFP
Managing Principal
Waddell & Reed

It is my privilege to be able to provide some perspective as it pertains to working with ARS. I have had the opportunity to work within the industry for over thirty years and over that span of time I have tried several times to find a responsible professional that would be able to call other professionals and be able to manage the personal challenges that are often beyond the skills and scope of most firms. ARS Leadership is what makes the difference when you are engaged with this firm. Dana Sacia is the owner and hands on everyday leader. She has such great values and guiding principles and she is so client centric that you will want to make up issues just to call Dana and have her make you feel better. Results are never guaranteed when you hire someone but anyone who hires Dana is absolutely guaranteed that they will get her firm’s best effort. When you hire ARS you will never doubt that the results you get will be the best anyone in the country could have done. Her firm is that good!!! I am glad everyday that we have relationship with ARS and most importantly, Dana.

Tom Titus
Chief Executive Officer
SMART Concepts Registered Principal –

Alternative Recruiting Services has been a huge help to our firm by bolstering our recruitment process. The most difficult step in the recruitment of advisors was identifying those whom would be a good fit. ARS consistently brought good qualified leads to us that were indeed a good fit. That made the next conversation we had with the advisor much easier because we knew we were talking to someone we wanted to hire and someone who we could bring substantial value to helping them grow their business.

Robert C. Mayes
CEO
BlueCreek Investment Partners, LLC

We have used ARS for our recruiting efforts for the past 3 years and it has been a very rewarding experience. The investment in ARS is worth the payoff. We have hired over 15 candidates from the leads ARS has provided us.

Joe Nienhaus
Regional Vice President
Woodbury Financial Services

I would strongly urge anyone looking to grow their practice through recruiting quality candidates to use ARS and Dana Sacia.
We nicknamed her “The Vitamin Girl” because we received a quality referral at least “One-A-Day”.

Rob Montgomery
Managing Partner
Securian Financial Advisors of ND

We hired Dana and her team to provide CPA leads to a selective group of our financial advisors to create professional alliance relationships for business growth. Dana and her team were very prompt, professional and systematized in their approach. Dana kept me informed on activity on a frequent basis so we always knew where we stood in relation to our commitment to the advisors. They were very productive in producing on average over 10 introductions per advisor over about a 4 month time frame. We will definitely use Dana and her services again as it fits into our business planning.

Jeff Timonen
Independent Franchise office

ARS and Dana Sacia have been invaluable to my firm’s recruiting needs. ARS consistently delivers the highest number of candidates that meet our profile. The calls I make are always received favorably and ARS always accurately portrays the opportunity. If you are need of a dedicated recruiting resource and you have experienced the high cost and lack of success of many higher profile recruiting firms, do yourself a favor and call Dana. I promise you that the time will be well spent.

William Costello
Financial Architects

After making the decision to partner with a recruiter/search firm to help my business grow, I talked with half a dozen different firms. When I reached out to Dana and her team at ARS I could immediately tell they were different, in a good way! Based on my conversations with Dana I decided to hire them. This relationship has been one of those that I look at and wished I established years ago. ARS has gone above and beyond the original scope to fulfill our agreements. It was because of this that has caused me to become a huge advocate for Dana and her team. We have been successful at accomplishing our goals. I look forward to continuing my work with this firm. I highly recommend them.

Chad R. Martindale, CFP®
Financial Advisor, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
A Platinum Financial Services® practice

ARS and Dana Sacia and their team do a great job with the most critical aspect of recruiting…sourcing qualified; quality candidates…make life easier in our competitive world….Thanks ARS.

Joel H. Albert, EVP
AXA Advisors, LLC
2399 Highway 34, Suite C2
Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-292-3330,

“Dana’s team at ARS has been an invaluable partner in helping me to hit the growth numbers and expansion we have for my organization in Madison. Compared with other recruiting firms, she has put me in front of at least twice as many qualified recruits as any other recruiting firm. Even more importantly, the candidates are very well researched, and the calls tend to be extremely easy from my perspective. Dana, you and your team truly make my job even more enjoyable! Thank you!”

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“We hired Dana and her team to provide CPA leads to a selective group of our financial advisors to create professional alliance relationships for business growth. Dana and her team were very prompt, professional and systematized in their approach. Dana kept me informed on activity on a frequent basis so we always knew where we stood in relation to our commitment to the advisors. They were very productive in producing on average over 10 introductions per advisor over about a 4 month time frame. We will definitely use Dana and her services again as it fits into our business planning.”

Jeff Timonen

“I wanted to write and thank you for a job well done. ARS has been a big part of our recruiting efforts. I believe ARS is very professional and more importantly I think they get results. With so many head hunting firms out there, so few really align with the Financial Advisor recruiting objectives that face firms today. Financial firms operationally are run very differently today, there is downsizing and cost cutting every day. I believe ARS is a great fit for today’s recruiting environment. We are in a numbers game, always have been. What ARS does is give you those additional numbers and the process generates the much needed database of qualified candidates. Thanks Dana, you do a great job.”

Brad Heyde
Vice President, Western Division
AXA Advisors

To whom it may concern,

This is a quick note to formally recommend Dana Sacia and the ARS (Alternative Recruiting Service) team for your recruiting needs. I have used Dana and the team for the last 3 years. I was the Field Vice President of the Charlotte P1 office and I currently use her services for my recruiting efforts in my current role. She and the team have always provided good quality experience advisor candidates and we are currently in the process of on boarding her most recent referral ($300K+ producer from Smith Barney).

Dana and her team have always been very professional and their knowledge of our value proposition has been tremendous. I know she will be a very valuable part of your recruiting efforts. If anyone would like more specific feedback they can feel free to reach out to me at 704-542-2511.

Best Regards,

Craig A. Clements
Regional Managing Director
Principal Financial

“Dana and her staff at ARS are exceptional. Reasonable rates, always accessible and best of all RESULTS! Simply put, they exceeded my expectations.”

Arthur Matarazzo, CFS
Senior Financial Advisor
Matarazzo and Associates

“In addition to the attributes already listed; Dana is always upbeat, has a high energy level and gets results. I value our working relationship and look forward to using her company’s services again.”

Frank Gale
Allstate Financial

“The upper Midwest Market Group has employed the services of ARS. Dana Sacia and her team are professional, flexible and easy to work with. They have consistently provided on average of 1-2 leads daily during each assignment, exactly what we expected. I recommend ARS for specific projects or Cities that seem more difficult to build a pipeline in. Feel free to contact me for additional information at 952-857-1449.”

Christine A. Ebert, CRPC®
Recruiting Manager

“ARS has been working on our behalf for over a year and we are very happy with their efforts! They consistently provide us with good leads and contacts and have been a great resource in our business development efforts.”

Gail Baker
EK Riley

“Dana has been a tremendous addition to my financial advisor practice.  She has saved me an extreme amount of time overseeing the critical task of helping me establish professional relationships with in my community.  Her knowledge of the industry and her “caring” approach when communicating my value proposition has led to numerous meeting with both CPA’s and other financial professional.”

Dana’s thoughts and perspective on the industry and her desire to establish a “win-win” relationship has made her a valuable member of my team.

Craig D. Laday
Private Wealth Advisor Strategic Capital Group.


“”We hired ARS with two goals in mind – Finding a new addition to the team who could bring in an existing book of business & finding a book of business for acquisition. Dana’s team delivered quality opportunities and hires for both, which allowed us to fulfill each goal. We would certainly engage ARS again to grow the business in this manner in the future.”

Joel Van Hofwegen, CFP®, CRPC®
Miller and Associates Financial Advisor