A Milestone I Am Grateful For

I'm grateful for the cottage-size industry we have and all the milestone I get to celebrate with you.

“We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you a special announcement.”  I think I had too much of Hurricane Hilary these past few days. It is affecting my writing style.  In truth, our thoughts go out to those on the West Coast who were hit way worse than we did.  Now to our regularly scheduled blog about our cottage-size industry.

How Many Years Has It Been In This Cottage-Size Industry?!

This week I surpassed my twelfth year as a recruiter, and I want to personally thank each and every one of you who have joined me on this incredible ride.  When I started, I knew absolutely nothing; and today I am full of knowledge and continually on my quest for even more about this great, cottage-size industry and public finance in particular.  I have learned more about the field of public finance from you and my clients than I did as a public finance banker for twenty-five years.  The conversations that you have shared with me and the trust that you gave me have made these twelve years feel absolutely wonderful.

To Each Of You…

Many of you have reached out to me over the years for career guidance.  Many of you saved my contact information for years from emails I may have sent to you.  Many of you are regular readers of our monthly newsletter as well as this blog.  For all of that, I cannot thank you enough.  For those candidates and my loyal clients, saying thank you is not enough. Your trust in me means everything, especially in this cottage-size industry.  Next week we will resume our regular blogs, but I did want to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to all of those who have made these twelve years memorable.


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About Harlan Friedman, JD & Founding Member, H. Friedman Search LLC. Harlan is a thirty-year veteran Public Finance Banker turned recruiter who specializes in the placement of all levels Public Finance Bankers, Healthcare Bankers, Municipal Advisors, Compliance Officers, Issuers, and Bond Counsels.