"I recently worked with Marvelyn and her team and found them to be efficient yet highly personal. Having just returned from abroad, Stout was the first recruiter I contacted and the team got back to me immediately, met with me to understand my needs and capabilities, and arranged an interview within the week. We stormed through the five stages and received the offer within two weeks. I attribute the swift success to their commitment to candidate-company-fit, and the strong/personalized relationship they build with their clients and candidates over time. They continue to follow up with me until today, and I thoroughly enjoy the interaction! I recommend them without hesitation - Stout is an exemplary representation of the impeccable North American efficiency and service!"
- Sophie, Category Development Manager
"I have had the opportunity to engage with the Stout team on several occasions for multiple reasons. I am so impressed with how they live their vision to create real relationships with the people in our industry to best serve their needs. They provide meaningful content with no strings attached...thanks Stout team for being such a great resource to the NWA CPG/Retail community!"
- Brian, Vice President
"Stout Executive Search is the expert in recruiting for Walmart supplier teams in northwest Arkansas. Their expertise in the workplace is matched by their passion for the community. Their philanthropy at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is making an important impact in our region's cultural landscape."
- Jill, Chief Strategy Officer
"In a world that has lost the ability to be courteous and on-time, Stout has reset the bar for the way a CPG recruitment agency should run. I never had one 'just okay' interaction with them. They always went above and beyond my expectations and I was never wondering where we were in the process. They only recommended me for the job that I landed. They didn't try to place me with a company to make a buck. They made sure that they would be a good fit for my needs and I would be a good fit for them."
- Jeremy, Category Development Manager
"Best of the best! I can't thank Stout enough for what they've done for me. Unlike some other agencies that may see you as just a number and placement, Jacob, Marvelyn and team have always gone above and beyond to find just the right fit for me and my career goals. I can't say enough great things about them."
- Kyle, Account Manager
"I recently worked with Stout and can't adequately express in words how special this team is. In a CPG industry filled with a number of recruiters and search firms that are task-centric, the Stout difference is clear; they are passionate about placing you in the culture, community and path that best suites YOU. Relationships are at the center of Stout's work. Your goals become their goals. Your passion becomes their passion. I highly recommend this team and believe my experience with them has helped shape a brighter future for me."
- Holly, Category Development Manager
"Marvelyn and her team truly care about their candidates and take the time to match the right person with the right company. Fit is so important and they go the extra mile to make sure every placement is a perfect fit. They are the best recruiting firm in NWA, hands down!"
- Matt, Team Leader
"Executive presence. Executive quality. Executive care. Stout Executive Search has been a partner and friend for a long time. They are a high quality firm you can count on throughout your career as a valuable learning resource and partner when you want to change a chapter in your career. Thank you for being the best in Northwest Arkansas!"
- Julia, Category Advisor
"I have worked with the team at Stout Executive Search for several years. The team is extremely professional but most importantly they LISTEN to their clients' needs. They add a personal touch to the recruiting process, ensuring that they find the BEST fit for both the candidate and the companies they work with. I would HIGHLY recommend Marvelyn and her team to those looking to take the next step in their career or if you're a company looking for the right recruiting partner."
- Missy, Customer Business Manager
"I highly recommend Stout Executive Search for your staffing needs. We continue to use Stout Executive Search because of their best in class knowledge of what it takes to be successful in Northwest Arkansas and more importantly because of their understanding of the talent necessary to create and execute strategies for long term growth. Don't miss out on their Vendor Views and suggested reading platforms for advice on how to support your personal leadership journey and in supporting the development in your team."
- John, Vice President of Sales
"Amazing group of people. Easy to talk to and listen just as well. Part of the fabric in our community."
- Paul, Team Leader
"If you want someone that will take your needs and wants into consideration and not just recommend you for every job, this is the place to be. The employees take into consideration your fit within a position which makes transition to a new career so much easier. I can't thank them enough for helping to place me in a company that had similar values from where I left and has great room for career growth."
- Rachel, Key Account Manager
"I would highly recommend Stout Executive Search. They were very upfront, set realistic expectations, and followed through on everything. If you want a recruiter that takes an individual approach, and doesn't just send you on a bunch of interviews then Stout is the place to go!"
- Cody, Associate Category Manager
"The Stout team is truly a business partner in first listening to understand the needs of the business and aligning talent with desired business outcomes in mind. Northwest Arkansas has a unique professional ecosystem and I trust the Stout team when seeking talent acquisition. Simply said, great business partners, and equally important, really good people."
- Jeff, Sr. Director of Sales
"Stout Executive Search was a delight to work with. From the first visit to their office and meeting with Marvelyn and the entire staff, I felt welcomed as part of the family. I could tell that everyone had my best interest at heart and it was truly their pleasure to find a place where my assets and goals could be both utilized and grown both personally and professionally. They took the time to listen to details and ensure that both the company and I were a great fit for each other. Even now, they follow up to ensure that things are going well and are constantly looking to improve themselves daily. I am grateful to have worked with Stout Executive Search and would recommend them to everyone!"
- Carrie, Category Advisor
"Stout worked with me to help me get the company and position that fit me the best. The level of engagement is amazing. Thank you Stout for everything."
- Jerry, eCommerce Business Development Manager
"I had the pleasure of working with Jacob Roberts from Stout Executive Search and had the best experience. Jacob made sure he understood the work environment and the type of company I wanted to work for before discussing any options."
- Jimmy, Financial Planner
"Friendly staff who have a genuine interest in helping you find a career that fits your passions and skill sets."
- Anna, Key Account Manager
"I had such a great experience with Stout! They spent time getting to know me and what type of opportunity I was looking for. They brought me positions that aligned to my abilities, goals and preferences. I couldn't be more happy in my new position and I owe it all to Stout!"
- Alicia, Team Leader
"I've worked with Stout Executive Search twice now in my career, and there is no better Executive Search team anywhere! Jacob and Marvelyn have been invaluable lifelines during my last two job searches, and I honestly can't thank them enough! If you are looking for your next adventure in NWA business, this is the team to help you achieve your goals!"
- Stew, Category Analysis Manager
"This is one of the top agencies not just in NWAR but in the country! Great people with a great purpose of finding the right fit for you!"
- Dean, Vice President of Sales
"I cannot express how fantastic it was to work with Stout Executive Search. They really take the time to understand what's important to you. This allowed me to find a company with the same values and growth opportunities I wanted for a fulfilling career."
- Leigh, Sales Strategy Manager
"Stout helped me find everything I was looking for in a new WM supplier team and a place I could call HOME. Big shout out to Jacob and Marvelyn for their effort and support placing me with the best."
- Adam, Sales Analyst
"The best in the business! The whole team from top to bottom is extremely helpful and friendly. They truly get to know you and work with you to find not just any job, but a position with a company that fits both your personality and career goals."
- Matt, National Account Manager
"Great recruiting firm! Very professional, yet a very personal feel. Stout found me an amazing job and an amazing new company that basically changed my life. Highly highly recommend!"
- Tyler, Senior CPFR Analyst
"The team at Stout goes above and beyond in servicing the vendor community. The personal attention and authenticity shine through with each interaction. I highly recommend Marvelyn and her team if you find yourself needing a career change or if you are looking to grow your team. They really invest time getting to know you and it pays off."
- Kelly, Manager Category Management
"The staff at Stout Executive Search helped to place me in a role as a CPFR Analyst in the summer of 2017. When I was approached, they had already vetted multiple employers to ensure I was interviewing with a company who would match my culture requirements. I cannot thank them enough for an awesome first 8 months at my new job. Stout Executive Search is truly top of the class when it comes to CPG recruiters in NWA. Thank you Stout!"
- Drake, Supply Chain Team Leader
"Stout Executive Search has always been a pleasure to work with whether it is looking for a new opportunity personally or looking for the right candidate for an open role on our team. They are professional, listen to your needs, and bring the right opportunities or candidates each time!
- Amy, Associate Director of Shopper Insights
"Highly recommend Stout Executive Search for all your recruiting needs! They are highly knowledgeable about the supplier industry and the cultures of the companies they represent."
- Kerbie, Business Owner
"I recently worked with Shannon at Stout on my latest job search and she was absolutely terrific. I lost my job in October '17 due to a restructure and I figured the opportunities would slow coming due to the time of year. I was wrong. During my initial meeting with Stout they shared a couple of opportunities that fit my vision of what I wanted to do. One week later they had my first interview lined up. Prior to meeting with this company, Stout shared great insight of the company and their strategy along with the background of the people I was meeting with. I was truly honored and blessed to have Stout's help during this difficult and stressful time."
- Ed, Team Leader
"Stout Executive is full of amazing and hardworking people. They really care about their clients and will do everything they can to find you the perfect fit."
- Craig, National Account Director
"Great people! Great experience! If you are looking for true 'fit' this is the place to go!"
- William, Director of Sales
"I've had the privilege to work with the fantastic Stout team on several projects over the last few years. Marvelyn is especially a pleasure to work with and her team is also top notch. Very professional and personable with fast and friendly communication. No doubt you will be pleased with them."
- David, Business Owner
"I can't say enough great things about Marvelyn and the team at Stout. Unlike some other top rated agencies, they made me a priority right away - getting to know me and my career interests. You will not find a more personable or responsive group of people. I consider myself fortunate to have worked with them and highly recommend Stout to anyone looking to find their next career opportunity."
- Clint, Customer Category Manager
"Stout Executive Search first and foremost cared about me. They listened to my career goals, aligned with me on expectations and the next thing I knew I had an interview. Great group of people who know the community and I could not have asked for a better experience. A big thank you to the team!"
- Stephen, National Account Manager
"This is an excellent executive search recruiting company, located in beautiful NW Arkansas. They are well known in the area and committed to the process of finding the perfect person for the perfect position. I would highly recommend them!"
- Toni, Director of Marketing and Membership Relations
"I've worked with Stout for many years! They are always amazing, working to match great qualified candidates with companies while providing background information on each candidate and vetting them before instructions are made. Fantastic group of people to work with."
- Christine, Branded Sales and Strategy
"Very professional and candid. Enjoyed working with these folks and I highly recommend them!"
- Ato, Senior Replenishment Manager
"My experience with Stout Executive Search was amazing! I highly recommend anyone currently searching for new career opportunities to reach out to Marvelyn and her excellent team. I absolutely love my new job and I am extremely grateful to Stout for helping me find it!"
- April, Director of Forecasting
"Dynamic team focused on results - not to mention community-minded."
- Kelly, Business Owner
"My experience with Stout was a great one! The team was very professional and helped me with every step of the way and kept me updated with new information. Stout is such a great company and I will continue to refer my friends and co-workers to them whenever they need assistance in finding their next career."
- Kari, Senior Sales Analyst
"This is a great company to use if you are looking for employment. Awesome recruiters."
- Carla, Senior Supply Chain Analyst
"Thanks to this group, I was able to secure an excellent opportunity in the competitive NWA job market."
- Cameron, Category Manager
"Stout Executive Search has been a blessing for me both personally and professionally. They have worked with me to help place me at great companies and help me in times of need. When looking for a great firm, I suggest that you pick them!"
- Justin, Business Development Associate
"Trustworthy, quality, personal, and a must contact."
- Paul, Business Manager
"I've had a great experience with Marvelyn and her team and recommend them for both candidates and hiring managers."
- Jason, Director of Insights
- Whitney, Sales and Finance Manager
- Shannon, Team Leader
"Great team. Dedicated. Professional."
- Jamey, Director of Development
"Great people with a wonderful leader!"
- Regina, Senior Director Retail
"Stout Executive Group has a passion for what they do. You are not just a name or a number but more like family. I look forward to growing my career working with them in the years to come."
- John Mark, Sr. Analyst
"I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Stout Executive Search for helping me find a position that I absolutely love. When I got my first call from Marvelyn six years ago, she treated me like family right from the start. Thank you so much for working so hard to find me a great job with an awesome company!"
- Belinda, Analyst
"From my first phone call with Stout to my first week on the job, Jacob, Marvelyn, Kari and the team were 100% in my corner. From helping me find the right fit in my job change to making sure it is still working out months later. I would highly recommend the Stout team if you are looking for a quality supplier position that is the perfect fit for you."
- Sarah, Account Executive
"I've enjoyed working with Stout both personally and professionally. Their process is thorough and their customer service is excellent."
- Steve, Director of Customer Strategy
"Great recruiting firm for professional looking to work with a Consumer Goods company supplying products to Walmart. I highly recommend the Stout team EVERY time I hear of a friend looking for a new position in the Walmart supplier industry."
- Linda, Business Owner
"The team at Stout Executive Search was a pleasure to work with! The job searching process is usually stressful and difficult, but working with them made it 100% more manageable. Highly recommend!"
- Megan, CPFR Analyst
"Stout both helped place me AND helped me fill a team. Their staff is great to work with and they have access to excellent candidates. I'll definitely work with them again!"
- Leah, Sr. National Account Lead
"Stout was fantastic to work with. From our initial meeting I could tell they had my best interest in mind. Marvelyn, Courtney, Jacob, and the entire staff were all a delight to work with. Kept me informed throughout the entire process. Highly recommend!"
- Chris, National Account Manager
"Stout Executive Search was excellent to work with. They helped me from the first to last step in the hiring process with great communication throughout. I highly recommend using Stout Executive Search."
- Megan, National Account Manager
"Really enjoyed my experience with Stout. Fantastic communication and really thorough. Thanks to the team for their effort and support!"
- Chris, Sr. Manager, Customer Development - eCommerce
"I have been in the vendor community since 2000 and have worked with many recruiters during that time. The experience I had in working with Marvelyn and her team at Stout Executive Search far exceeded any other I have had during my 21 years in this business.
From my very first call with Marvelyn, I felt like she truly cared about placing me in a better situation that would set me up for future growth. She was incredibly personable, and honestly made me feel like I was the only person that she was working with at the time. Additionally, the emphasis that she puts on confidentiality helped put my mind at ease that I would not end up in an awkward position with my current (now former, thanks to this awesome team) employer.
I also must mention those on her team that I also had the pleasure of working with. Whether it was Kari who answered the phone when I called or Courtney who helped to coordinate all interviews, there wasn't one time that I didn't feel like my call or question was not important. This team truly is exceptional to work with. I am hoping to not be in the job market again for a long while, but rest assured, if and when I am, my first and only call will be to this team.
Thank you Marvelyn and team for all that you do!"
- Chasity, Sr. Retail Analyst
"Stout is a great recruiter not only due to recruiting, but their focus on enriching the professional community beyond just recruiting. There are many recruiters, but choosing one that contributes to the community it serves makes them separated from the pack."
- Buster, General Manager
"What a great group of people. From the day they first reached out to me to check-in’s after I accepted my new role the group at Stout have been continuously professional, kind, and supportive. I am grateful for them and would highly recommend them if you are a CPG professional in the area."
- Ben, Key Account Manager Ecommerce
"Stout Executive was excellent and easy to work with. They helped me from the beginning and follow through with every step of the interview process and very attentive communication throughout. I highly recommend using Stout Executive Search."
- Benny, Key Account Manager
"Great experience working with the team. Full understanding of professional roles and career progression. Communication was flawless during the process, things moved very quickly and I am very happy in my new position. Highly recommend!"
- Stefanie, Customer Category Manager
"I have worked with Stout Executives over the past several years and I really appreciate the fact that Marvelyn and her team take a personal approach in identifying and placing candidates! They take the extra step to ensure both candidate and company are the right match for each other!"
- Stephanie, Category Advisor
"I had the pleasure of working with Stout Executive Search while obtaining my most recent position. They were very professional, knowledgeable about my industry, and the communication from my recruiter was exceptional. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a recruiting firm."
- John, National Account Manager
"Loved working with Stout. They were able to match my needs professionally and culturally. The team gave me strong support and resources as I made my decision to embark on a new journey."
- Genevieve, Trade Marketing Manager
"I'm so grateful to have worked with Marvelyn and the total Stout Team. They took time to get to know me personally over multiple meetings and leveraged their knowledge to place me in an elevated role that fit both my career asperations and organizational culture preferences. Working with Stout was the best recruiter experience of my career."
- Kyle, Sales Team Lead
"The team at Stout Executive Search left no stone unturned when working to connect me with the right vendor. The time they took to get to know me personally and professionally displayed their attention to detail, dedication, and drive that made our alliance a success."
-Meredith, Senior CPFR Analyst
"I am so glad to have connected with the team at Stout Executive Search. Marvelyn took the time to get to know me, my professional desires and I was placed with a company that has been an excellent fit."
-Mandy, Sales Director
"I really cannot say enough good things about Stout Executive Search. I wasn't really looking for a new role, but Jacob reached out to me to setup a profile and to get to know me. After learning more about my experience, he floated a role my way that I listened to. Before I knew it, I had landed an amazing role for a company that really cares for their employees. Jacob helped me throughout the interview process, and was excellent in communicating with me and touching base. If you are looking to expand your network, this search team is the one to do it!"
-Eric, National Account Manager
"Excellent organization and people. My experience working with Stout was outstanding. From start to finish I always felt they had my interests and needs front and center and worked with employers to ensure I was taken care and my needs were met. I would recommend them to anyone I know and encourage anyone who has not worked with them and is looking to make a career change to reach out to them (you will not be disappointed)."
-Tom, Customer Development Manager
"I had a wonderful experience with Marvelyn and her team at Stout Executive Search. I wasn’t proactively looking for a new role but talked with Marvelyn and was impressed by how she took the time to listen and understand my background and interests. Their process is much deeper and more holistic in order to truly understand what it is each candidate is looking for. Jacob was a great resource throughout the process and brought forward an opportunity a week after our first conversation, which I ended up interviewing for and accepting a few weeks later. I felt like they were there for me the entire time, and even followed up after I started to see how I was doing. If you’re even open to exploring what’s available, I highly recommend talking with Stout Executive Search!"
-Melissa, Manager Insights & Strategy
"My experience with Stout is fantastic. From the initial onboarding to post job acquisition follow up, Stout was with me every step of the way providing practical insights to help present myself in the most beneficial way to prospective employers. Great job: check!"
-Jay, National Account Manager
"Stout Executive Search was absolutely instrumental in helping me land my dream job. I felt stuck in my previous position, and they found me at the right place and time to where I’m currently thriving with even more room to grow."
-Sam, Category Analyst
"I have worked with Marvelyn Stout and her team for over 5 years. They provide a personal and professional approach to recruitment and guide candidates through the process with ease. I would recommend them to anyone within the Walmart supplier community that is looking for the next step in their career or searching for talent to grow their team. They recently helped me transition to a new company and were there to guide and answer questions along the way."
-Aaron, Category Leadership Manager
"Stout was great, always available to answer questions and interested in the person and placement more than the company."
-Matt, Sales/ Replenishment Manager
"The team identified the right company for me and was able to land me the interview. Greatly appreciative of their work."
-Don, Category Lead
"I recently had the pleasure of working with the Stout Executive Search team, and I could not be more pleased with my results! Marvelyn is top notch in her field, as well as the rest of her staff including Shannon, Jacob, Kari, and Brenda! They take the time to really understand what you’re looking for and they make sure the opportunities they present are a fit for you. They truly care about their clients and go the extra mile. I have continued to be impressed with their services, from the beginning stages of going through the process and even afterwards as well, as they still check in. They helped to change my life and I will be forever grateful! Thank you, Stout Executive Search!"
-Amy, Senior Category Manager
"Marvelyn & the Stout team are a pleasure to work with. Very professional, prompt on follow ups and guided me throughout every step in the process. The interpersonal connection and relationship are unmatched. I highly recommend this group!"
-Trevor, National Account Manager
"Stout Executive Search is an excellent recruiter! I was not initially looking for a new job but within a month the Stout team helped me land a dream job - with a better company culture, higher pay, more opportunities, and sincerely helped me progress towards my career goals. The Stout team supported me through every step of the selection, placement, interview, and onboarding process. Thanks Stout Executive Search for the opportunity and incredible candidate support from your fantastic team. From corporate culture to compensation to career goals, they listened and placed me quickly without being pushy or exacting. Thank you!"
-Jared, Senior CPFR Analyst
"The Stout Executive Search Team delivered a great experience from start to finish. Jacob and Marvelyn always made cultural fit and professional growth a cornerstone for the opportunities discussed. I felt extremely supported throughout the process and highly recommend them."
-Bailee, Senior Customer Manager
"I loved working with Stout Executive! They were very helpful and communicative throughout the process. Thanks so much for helping me find a great role!"
-Jamie, National Account Manager