Search Solution Group is proud to share that our President, Dave Holtzman, has been honored as one of Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. The prestigious list highlights Charlotte’s brightest individuals under the age of 40 who have already made a remarkable impact on their businesses and the community. Dave is not only an esteemed business leader connected to the pulse of Charlotte’s corporate landscape—but he is also a passionate, active citizen who is dedicated to local causes he holds dear. Dave is a shining example of the list’s qualifications and we’re ecstatic that his impact is being formally recognized.
When Dave stepped into the role of President in early 2018, he immediately championed an initiative to improve company culture and within the first six months, we saw a dramatic increase in retention, greatly improved morale, and record-breaking profitability. Since Dave joined the company, our employee population has exploded from 6 employees to almost 70, and we’re planning to add another 25-30 more employees in 2019 alone. His focus on internal culture earned our firm the number one spot on Charlotte Business Journal’s list of Best Places to Work in 2018 for large companies. One of Dave’s greatest attributes is consistency–he is always the first person in the office and is one of the last to leave. He is a natural leader of people who possess a true skill in motivating his employees to excel and inspiring them to be better people on a daily basis.
In addition to his contributions to company culture, Dave continuously leads by example, maintaining one of the largest books of business in the company. He is celebrated for his ability to build strong relationships with other companies and work collaboratively with clients to tailor customized solutions that fit their specific business needs. With 15 years of experience in human resources and talent management, Dave is highly regarded as a subject matter expert in talent acquisition. He is often featured in panel discussions, interviewed by local media, and asked to consult with businesses on their talent acquisition needs.
"Dave has been instrumental in shaping our company culture, which has heavily contributed to our immense success over the last year. Dave is a natural born leader that others follow without question and his involvement with the local community is a tremendous asset to the Charlotte market." – Josh Mangum, Search Solution Group
Dave is also heavily involved in the Charlotte community, particularly Plaza Midwood. He is an active member of a local Rotary chapter, where he has served multiple years as a board member and chairman for social events. From 2012-2016, Dave was a Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association (PMNA) board member and each year chaired their largest annual fundraising/social event, Midwood Maynia. He is also an active participant in the Farewell to Summer Party that raises over $75K annually for Time Out Youth and RAIN. Dave motivates our firm to be active in the community; we’ve raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Humanity, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and held several events for charitable causes, including a fundraiser for Veterans Bridge Home where Dave leveraged our prominence within the recruitment industry to find jobs for veterans in the Charlotte market.