John Tritschler

John began his outplacement consulting career in 1994. Prior to starting Acumen Resources in 2006, John managed Trainor/Frank’s outplacement division for 12 years building its sales, credibility and professionalism to match the firm’s reputation in recruiting. He is recognized by repeat customers for bringing common sense, big picture perspectives to company and candidate outplacement needs, strategies and problem solving.

I sincerely look forward to going to work every day. It’s a great fit for a creative, problem solving analytic. You use both sides of your brain – you are a catalyst to turning around negatives often impacting more than a job by providing practical and motivational insights to help people see themselves in a bigger way and take control of defining their futures.

John’s career foundations include being a cum laude graduate of Marquette University, as well as from its Law School. After graduation, he served with the Wisconsin Supreme Court featuring his research and writing skills and then proceeded into 12 years in private legal practice assisting a diverse array of corporations and entrepreneurs as a “hands on” adviser, officer and director. This resulted in working for a client’s retail clothing chain as its Vice President of Administration with responsibilities in human resources, marketing and the refocusing of its product lines and operations.

Outside of work, John enjoys sports, youth coaching, politics and cooking. “These interests are similar to business – little details can change the results in a big way.” Despite growing up in Illinois, John is an intense Brewers and Packers fan believing “you should root where you pay your taxes.”

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Patrick Bauer

Patrick has been a leading force in the Milwaukee retained and contingent recruiting market for 20+ years. His extensive network of long standing relationships emphasize his sense of urgency balanced by the time he takes in collecting and providing in-depth candidate/company analyses and his tireless persistence in “turning every stone” to find the right fit for both current and future needs.

In keeping his recruiting practice focused in manufacturing and distribution functions, Patrick leverages his personal background as a Milwaukee School of Engineering graduate in Industrial Technology and early career experiences managing at P&H Harnischfeger.

I love recruiting because of its competitiveness and having first-hand knowledge of the exponential opportunities that can be created by hiring for strategy, leadership, and most of all, character.

This strategic mindset of recruiting “the entire person” accounts for Patrick’s repeated success identifying game changing C-Executives and Senior Leaders, as well as building teams with leading edge engineering/technical innovators, operational visionaries and sales professionals with sustainable records. “In a way, I grew up with many of the area’s manufacturing leaders via school, working together  and/or placing them … most often they are the one’s referring today’s most qualified candidates.”

In addition to his personal success as a recruiter, Patrick has led business operations, staff mentoring and client development for several of Milwaukee’s best known recruiting houses, including Novo Consulting.  Due to consistent integrity, relationship priorities and an engaging personality, Patrick is typically only one or two phone calls away from anyone within the Milwaukee/Wisconsin manufacturing sector.

In addition to sports, music, and cooking being Patrick’s primary diversions, he is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. “If you’re up for it, I’d be happy to take you ice fishing.”

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