With 20 years of recruiting experience with ThinkingAhead Executive Search and over 400 candidate placements, 2019 top performer Stephanie Maas sits at the peak of her career as she looks towards the new year.
As a student at the University of North Carolina in 1996, Maas found herself engaged in the Southwestern Advantage sales internship, the world’s oldest entrepreneurial program for university students. Throughout Maas’s five years of selling educational books with Southwestern, she sharpened her passion for sales and fell in love with her now-husband, a fellow “book kid.”
When Maas was introduced to ThinkingAhead Executive Search in 2000, she quickly established her reputation as a key recruiting force in the Career Services industry where she utilized her Southwestern experience to place graduating sales interns into sales careers. After six years with the Career Services specialty, Maas transitioned into the ThinkingAhead Banking and Commercial Finance niche seeking to use her selling savvy and her “it’s always the right time to do the right thing” mindset to help other clients connect with the right talent at the right time.
Maas’s pleasantly persistent recruiting style and service-oriented approach can be attributed to her desire to make concrete differences in the lives of those she works with. Throughout her years of executive recruiting, she has sought to represent the qualities that ThinkingAhead so highly values including hard work, teachability, and service.
“When people work with me, I want them to have a clear vision of what I’m here for. I am here to serve.”
As Maas looks to her future with ThinkingAhead and in recruiting, she is eager to add value to the ThinkingAhead family and her industry. This is evident through her recent speaking and educating at various events and seminars in which she shares “real-life lessons” from her industry that aid her clients and candidates in performing at their best. Her accumulated market knowledge and continually changing industry info allows her the tools necessary to serve others in the most efficient and credible way possible.
Maas’s desire to serve others refuses to stop at the doors of ThinkingAhead, bleeding into her personal life and the lives of the Nashville community. Maas attributes her love for faith and work ethic to her parents who taught her the all-encompassing truth of “with great power comes great responsibility.” This passion has led her to involvement with organizations purposed to serve the lives of underprivileged children and those suffering from breast cancer, a cause near and dear to Maas’s heart. Maas, along with her husband and children, lives by the purpose to “serve others and give until it hurts.”
As a leader within ThinkingAhead, Stephanie Maas believes that her purpose as an executive recruiter is to improve the lives of others by providing life-altering opportunities for her candidates and client through talent acquisition. For Maas, her career in recruiting is a fulfilling way to contribute to the success of the companies she works with, the candidates she places, and the recruiters she influences. Maas’s years of service allow her the capability to provide her candidates with opportunities that often aid in “getting some of their lives back” as they step into new career paths.
In Stephanie’s 20th year with ThinkingAhead Executive Search, she looks forward to serving more clients and candidates and continually improving her market and industry knowledge to become a better asset to each opportunity she encounters. To learn more about how Stephanie Maas can help you, contact her today by visiting https://thinkingahead.com/recruiter/stephanie-maas/.