The Cypress Group

Kind Words from our Clients

Very simply, we never could have found the caliber of candidates that The Cypress Group assembled without their help. In addition, their attention to detail and counsel given during each search were impressive, and have allowed us to select candidates that fit our culture, and have been instrumental in our ongoing success.

David R. Duncan, President & CEO
Silver Oak and Twomey

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The Cypress Group has filled three key strategic roles for us: President, CFO and VP Operations. They worked closely with our executive team throughout the process to understand our specific needs and environment, to find candidates that met or exceeded our criteria, and then guided us through the final offer and transition onto our team. Great people, great results!

Bill Phelps, Executive Chairman
Joseph Phelps Vineyards

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The Cypress Group has conducted several key searches for us—including for executive positions in sales, finance and winemaking—some of which we needed completed within a compressed period of time. Each time, they delivered panels of well-qualified candidates, and did so within our tight timeframes. The individuals we ultimately hired through The Cypress Group have made meaningful contributions in elevating our business.

Ryan MacDonnell Bracher, Owner
Round Pond Estate

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I’ve worked with many search firms, and really good ones. But none were better than The Cypress Group. They helped us not only find the right candidate, but refine and expand the role we were originally hiring for—and ultimately we wound up with a better person and a better structure than we had anticipated.

The entire field of candidates presented was strong, and possessed a mix of skills wider than we had outlined, and we may end up hiring some of them for other positions. The Cypress Group’s process, hard work, terrific connections in the wine industry and ability to understand what the hiring company and candidates need is unsurpassed. Having The Cypress Group conduct the search made what could have been a stressful or difficult process into something seamless, successful and enjoyable.

Tony Helies, Board Member
Kobrand Corporation

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For our family winery, we were looking for a candidate to rebuild our sales channels on a national level, grow direct to consumer, manage a fast-growing second label and provide leadership within a small team that included the family. Jim and Courtney took the time to understand our business, and played an integral part in helping us accurately define what position would fit our needs. Their search yielded candidates that were top notch, their in-depth background research on each candidate gave us a great insight to consider before even beginning interviews, and their expertise in hiring negotiations helped us secure the perfect candidate for general manager. We couldn’t be more pleased with their role in the entire process or the results.

Rich Salvestrin
Salvestrin Winery

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The Cypress Group’s insightful and creative thinking was key in identifying and securing our ideal candidate, and their communication and accessibility kept us well informed throughout. The entire process was smooth and seamless, and we will definitely work with The Cypress Group again.

Henry and Vanessa Cornell Proprietors
Cornell Vineyards

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The Cypress Group is one of the top executive search firms in the industry. Jim & Courtney conducted my search with the utmost thoroughness, candidness and professionalism. I felt well-prepared walking into every interview and knew what to expectat every step along the way.Perhaps I imagined it, but Jim & Courtney seemed like they were truly rooting for me throughout the process even though I knew there were several other very strong candidates vying for the same position. I highly recommend The Cypress Group.

Carol Reber, CMO
Duckhorn Wine Company

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We have worked with The Cypress Group on a few key hires. Courtney and Jim are extremely thorough obtaining all pertinent information to find just the right candidates. The process moves along quickly and we have found great hires.

Karen Perry, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Caymus Vineyards

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I had a very positive experience working with The Cypress Group on our important VP National Sales search. Courtney and Jim brought us an outstanding panel of candidates which was honed to our needs. They ran a tight process with a high degree of communication and follow through. I look forward to working with them again when the need arises and would recommend their services without reserve.

Erle Martin, EVP, Wholesale West
The Winebow Group