Park City Group, Inc.
3160 Pinebrook Road
Park City, UT 84098

Park City Group is an established software company providing business performance management software and consulting services to the retail sector. Park City Group customers receive personalized support and ongoing attention from our associates in the field as well as at our corporate office. It is essential that our associates are experienced and can immediately produce quality results. It is for this reason that when our organization needs to hire, we use Samuel J. Associates.

Samuel J. Associates’ knowledge of the industry is unmatched by any other search firm. They have taken a great deal of time to know our business inside & out and this expertise is reflected in the candidates they have referred to us. They take the time to truly understand Park City Group’s needs as well as the needs of the candidates that they recruit to ensure that there is a match not only with the technical skills we are seeking but more importantly, a match with our company culture.

What I find sets them apart is that each of the search consultants comes from the retail sector. They have a thorough understanding of the trends in the food retail trade and they know what is happening in the industry. Most importantly they are passionate about the business and this translates into the work they do!

Samuel J. Associates works hard to create and maintain a unique working relationship that makes you feel like they are part of “your” team. You can contact them any time and they will respond immediately. The customer service that Samuel J. Associates provides is genuinely impressive and unique in this business!

Randy Fields
Park City Group, Inc.


This is a letter of recommendation for Jean Forney of Samuel J. Associates. One of my roles at Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. is to properly staff our corporate office in Milwaukee, Wis. and our Filed Merchandising & Store Management personnel for our 3 banners which include 154 stores located in 3 states in the upper Midwest.

Our company strongly believes that a great organization is truly great due to the outstanding talent that represents the business. If you are searching for outstanding talent then the first step you would need to undertake is to partner with Jean Forney & her dedicated staff to assist you with your talent acquisition needs.

Jean’s knowledge of the Retail Industry is unparalleled by any other search firm in the Industry, she has taken a great deal of her time to know our business inside & out and this expertise is reflected in the candidates she has referred to us. Her knowledge scope is wide reaching and she has been more than willing to work on any type of assignment in any department across our entire organization. She takes the rime to truly understand our needs and recruits candidates that have the distinct qualities that match our company culture. She is a consummate professional with a great deal of ethics and integrity which elevates her from her peers in the industry, you can contact her any time and she will immediately respond. Partnering with a knowledgeable vendor is very important and Jean has greatly assisted in our company’s ability to achieve our goals. Your organization would do well to have Jean Forney of Samuel J. Associates represent your company.

Again, allow me to thank you for this opportunity to lend my endorsement to Jean’s many talents.


John Quincannon
Sr. Recruiter

As the CEO of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market, I’d like to tell you about Samuel J. Associates and how they greatly helped me and my company. Samuel J. Associates consultants, delivers practical advice, gains the long-term trust of clients, and creates unique working relationship that makes you feel like they are part of the company’s team.
I have used Samuel J. Associates both in making a career change as well as hiring new associates to Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market. What sets Samuel J. Associates apart from other search firms is their ability to carefully listen to each person and discover what their needs are on an individual basis. They always make themselves available; connect the right people to the right company in ways that offer immediate, visible results.
They understand the food retail business, know what is happening in the industry and are ahead of the curve with their ability to locate and deliver a quality candidate in short amount of time. The customer service that Samuel J. Associates before, during and after the placement process in genuinely impressive and unique in this business!

Ryan Youngman
Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market

February 6, 2008

Jean Forney and the team at Samuel J. Associates have proven to me the very thing that they spend so much time talking about – that they are different from other recruiters. My experience with them comes from both “sides of the aisle” as I have been a candidate as well as a client. Being a grocery industry executive, it has been a real advantage working with Samuel J. Associates. They truly understand the grocery business from an operational and merchandising perspective because they “grew up” in the business, giving them a unique appreciation of the industry’s goals and culture.

Samuel J. Associates’ mentality is distinctive in that they are in it for the long haul. They strive to partner for mutual success and work to develop strong, enduring relationships with their corporate clients and candidates. Success is based on making sure the right person is in the right position to help drive the success of a company, whether this means assisting in corporate reorganization, developing strategies to retain existing personnel, or filling a position from the outside.

I believe that integrity in business is crucial to long-term viability. It is also a key ingredient in building a relationship with an executive search firm. Our associates are one of our most important assets, and working with a search firm of integrity ensures the best outcome for both the company and the individual. Jean Forney and Samuel J. Associates have exhibited integrity during our association and I would highly recommend their services.

Frank Lazaran
CEO, Chairman and President
Marsh Supermarkets


I’d like to take the time to thank you for placing me with Uncle Guiseppe’s. From the first conversation with you, I know you were a highly professional and extremely skilled recruiter. Recruiters like you, are almost nonexistent. In less than 2 weeks of working with you, you had me on 2 interviews and secured me a great paying position with a rapidly growing company.

You are at the head of your class, and I will recommend you to anyone I know who is seeking employment within your specialty industry.

Best Regards,
Angelo Villareale