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Wichita, Kansas, August 22, 2017 – Earlier this year, Bradley Cotlar, former Vice President and CFO of Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet of America Franchise Group acquired Benchmarkinc Recruiting (www.bmarkinc.com), the Recruiting division of Benchmarkinc Consulting from its founders and well-known consultant, trainer and industry writer, David Romano and his wife Johana of Romano Consulting Group.  The name will remain Benchmarkinc Recruiting.

Benchmarkinc Recruiting is the leading job recruiting firm and experts in the Flooring, Disaster Restoration, Window Coverings, Home Furnishings, Electronics and Home Improvement industries. With this acquisition, Brad will be able to leverage the incredible company and systems that David created and continue on his legacy of providing clients exceptional service by quickly finding and placing top-notch candidates into their companies, hassle-free.

“David Romano and Benchmarkinc have had a strong reputation and has been the leader in Recruiting, Consulting & Training in the industries they have serviced.  Their proven practice and systems made it an easy decision to pursue this opportunity,” said Brad Cotlar, Owner & Chief Matchmaker.

“We were adamant that our successor understood that exceeding client expectations was as important as profitability.  We considered many proposals and believed Brad to be the most capable of carrying on our legacy because his ethics are impeccable and he understands the industries that we serve.  We are grateful to all of those who have allowed us to be part of their companies and feel supremely confident that the new version of Benchmarkinc Recruiting is poised for even greater success,” said David Romano.

Brad Cotlar continued, “It is exciting for me to continue to do what I enjoyed the most at my almost 15 years at Big Bob’s—helping companies improve their business.  The number one problem and headache most businesses have is people.  We’ll gladly become your hiring department and save you the time, energy and money of possibly hiring the wrong candidate and/or procrastinating filling open positions.  We’ll get to know your business and your exact needs and then we do the rest of the work.”

Since the acquisition, the office in Raleigh North Carolina has been moved to Wichita Kansas with new offices, a fun energetic staff that is tough, experienced and excited for growth.