Testimonials

Madison Berney

Director, Executive Recruiting at Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)

I joined Diane’s team in 2013 without a drop of recruiting experience. Diane took me under her wing and within just a few months, I was producing at the same level as CFS’ top recruiters. Diane is incredible to watch – she can juggle what should be an overwhelming amount of candidates and clients with ease. Her clients, candidates, and employees all love and respect her. Diane’s energy and drive are absolutely contagious – these qualities make it incredibly easy to work and partner with (either internally or as a client/candidate) . Diane ensures that each person she speaks to feels like they are the most important person she is going to talk to all day. Truly, she is an exceptional talent and an asset to the CFS family. I am incredibly thankful to have worked under Diane and have no doubt that she is one of the biggest contributors to my success as an Executive Recruiter. Thank you for everything, Diane!

Christopher Westerlund

Senior FP&A Manager – Controller TÜV SÜD America

Diane was very helpful in my job search. During our first meeting she provided me with 2 opportunities. After a couple of interviews I accepted an offer from one of them making 20% more than I did with my previous employer. I have enjoyed working with the whole CFS team including Pam, Daniela, Andre and more. I look forward to staying in touch with CFS both professionally and as a current hiring manager.

Mike Moderhak, CPA
Principal at Riveron Consulting
Diane represents everything that a person could want in a recruiter. She has great knowledge of the Houston market, she is in touch with candidates and hiring managers in a variety of industries, and she is extremely responsive. I have worked with recruiters from both a hiring and a candidate role, and believe that Diane is absolutely one of the best in the business. Diane  is a complete professional and extremely personable making it very easy to work with her. I would wholeheartedly recommend Diane to any company looking to hire, or anybody searching for a new opportunity.

Fabian Iglesias
Financial Controller at Dragados USA, Inc.
Having worked with Diane recently, and given that I had never gone through a recruiter before, it was great to see that Diane was incredibly easy to work with.She made the entire process seem almost “too easy”.I won’t hesitate to work with her again in the future either for the company or personally.

Art Innis
Chief Financial Officer at Avantech Testing Services
Diane has done a tremendous job over the years of locating and identifying talent. She has been great to work with and has proven to be very resourceful. If you are looking to hire top notch personnel or are looking for an opportunity, Diane and her team work hard to meet your expectations.

Jose Colmenares
Internal Control and Processes Manager – Region Americas at Intertek
I had the opportunity to work Diana recently as a job seeker. Diana is a very well detailed oriented person that knows how to conduct effective interviews, identifying the needs of both the job seeker and the hiring company. Therefore, I recommend Diana as one of the most effective recruiters in the Finance & Accounting area without any hesitation

Monique Jose
Controller at North Houston Pole Line
Diane has assisted in filling several accounting positions for me at North Houston Pole Line. She is always professional, a pleasure to work with and efficient. I have no hesitation is recommending Diane and her team. She is recognized as one of the best and I will continue to use her in the future.

leslie enloe
Senior Staff Accountant at Mohle Adams
Diane played a big positive part in redefining my career goals. She is a pleasure to work with and if you want results, I highly recommend her and her firm.

Amir Ashy
Corporate Controller at EnSiteUSA
I have worked with Diane as a job seeker and as a hiring manager. In my experience she has the unique ability to truly listen to your needs, strategize with you on a joint course of action and deliver in a timely manner. I would recommend anyone to take the opportunity to work with her. She will not disappoint!

Scott Harden CIA, CISA, CTA
Director of Internal Audit at United Recovery Systems
We hired Diane to find an auditor in 2013. Diane did a great job of providing me good candidates quickly and worked with us to negotiate with the candidate to close the deal.I will use Diane again the next time we are hiring.Great job.

Laurie Gutierrez
Partner at Blazek & Vetterling
Diane has provided excellent service to Blazek & Vetterling for many years. Blazek & Vetterling is a public accounting firm that specializes in providing audit and tax services to not-for-profit entities. Diane understands the services we provide our clients and the skill set of the people we are looking to hire. She is a pleasure to work with and is always on the lookout for good candidates.

Nathan McBrayer MBA, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer at Prospect Education, LLC
Our organization was in need of a Divisional Controller in Houston. My office is in WV so I needed to coordinate the interviews with my travel schedule. Diane was extremely helpful in listening to our needs and providing a pool of candidates that far exceeded my expectations. We were able to conduct all the interviews in two trips and I am happy to say we have an new Divisional Controller who looks to be the perfect fit for us.

Shalina Razzak
Auditor at Mohle Adams, LLP.
Diane is an extremely dedicated, supportive, and skilled recruiter. She focuses on finding the perfect fit for both the job seeker and company. Diane not only helped me find a great position but she guided me along the whole process. She also very personable and makes her self available for any comments, concerns. question a person may have.

Sasa Hadzic
Senior Accountant
Diane was very helpful in my job search. During our first meeting she provided me with great guidance and advice. She kept me updated through the whole process and delivered results in the end.

Cameron Munch, CPA
Internal Auditor at Ensco plc
I am extremely grateful for Diane’s assistance and encouragement as a recruiter. She guided me through the entire job-search process, and I owe much of my recent success in entering the workforce to her assistance. Not only did she lead me toward several excellent interview opportunities, but she also consistently managed to lift my spirit and help me remain confident that  I would eventually find the perfect job. Diane genuinely cared about helping me; it was reassuring to know I always had someone on my side.

Linda Lam
Financial Analyst at Team Industrial Services
Diane is very knowledgeable and up-to-date on the accounting market in Houston across a variety of industries. She takes the time to get to know you, to find your best fit, and constantly keeps you updated throughout the whole process from interviewing to hiring. Professional and friendly, I would recommend Diane if you want to receive the best one-on-one experience.

Sharon(Zhenling) Bao
Sr. Accounting Manager at WorleyParsons
I have really enjoyed working with Diane, either finding a potential employee or finding a job for myself. She is very keen on what I am looking for and gets to the point very quickly. She has a great ability to build a trusting professional and personal relationship with people.

Jennika Simmons
Senior Accountant at Symplr
Diane went out of her way on many occasions to follow up with me on interviews and job statuses. She would call from home, send me reminders, and check in on me frequently. She was very personable and looked for things that fit me and my job wants. She did a very good job fitting me to an appropriate job and did everything she said she would – never something different. Very reliable. Great communicator. High integrity! I would definitely recommend her for your job recruiting needs.

Matthew Brown
Chief Financial Officer at Suzo-Happ Group
Diane does a great job finding the right candidate for your needs and helping you close the hire. She also stands behind her recruits and make sure that you are completely satisfied.

Jerry Whitehead
Diredtor, Internal Audit at Transocean
I have been working with Diane for a number of years. She is very good at keeping me informed of the high quality candidates she represents and that she believes would be a fit for my organization without being pushy or overly aggressive. The candidates that Diane presents that we have interviewed have all been good quality candidates and none have been viewed as a mis-match for our group or a waste of our time. This is only accomplished by a recruiter that takes the time to know what I need in terms of technical and personality attributes to make a good match. I highly recommend Diane for your professional recruiting needs.

Christopher Bailey, CPA

Diane is outstanding in all facets of her work. She provides constant support and feedback throughout the entire hiring process. You are never in the dark or confused about your standing with a potential employer. I would recommend Diane to anyone who is seeking employment in the Houston area. You will receive five star service and the best selection of opportunities available.

Laura Bracher
Operations Finance Manager, Twin Hill Corporate Apparel at The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc
Diane is wonderful to work with. She has contacts no one else seems to have and stays on top of the search. She has creative resources to enter into industries and companies that others can’t seem to break into. I always feel like her #1 client.

Mike Gallagher
Vice President of Finance and Administration at Sirius Solutions, LLLP
I have worked with Diane for a number of years to make several placements at various companies. She consistently provides outstanding candidates on a timely basis that are responsive to the needs of my organization. She has excellent personal and professional qualities and takes the proper time to understand the skills and qualifications that will best provide for a match between candidate and company. I highly recommend Diane as a reliable and trustworthy recruiter.

Sarah Jilani
Accounting Specialist Senior, Corporate Accounting
Diane is simply the best. Friendly and professional, she really takes the time to get to know you and find your best fit. What really stood out to me is her patience and how much she cares. Working with her you will realize that her top priority is finding what is best for you.

Caroline Coffield Vetterling
Blazek & Vetterling
Diane has provided recruiting services to our firm for several years. I feel that she understands our business and our personnel needs better than any other recruiter that we have worked with.

Lamar Casparis
Shareholder – Fitts Roberts & Co., PC
Diane is a top flight recruiter. I was so impressed when she recruited me for Fitts Roberts that I continue to use her to staff my Fortune 500 internal investigations with experienced and talented staff.

Scott Hubert
Controller at CFI Mechanical, Inc
Diane takes the time to understand her clients and works harder on fulfilling their needs rather than her pocketbook. As a candidate, she and her team find the unique aspects about the client and work to place that candidate in a position that will be intrinsically rewarding and challenging. While some in her industry treat you as a number and hope you’ll return in 12 months to redeem more fees, Diane takes a personal interest and uses both creativity and her long list of contacts to give the candidate options and a sense of confidence in finding the right position. Things do not change on the other side of the table. As an employer, the candidates that Diane presents are always exceptional. She has an uncanny ability to send the right candidates in for interviews. Diane does NOT waste the employers time by throwing random candidates at you and hoping that one will stick. Most importantly, I’ve found that Diane is not pushy and respects that you are the decision maker and she does not try to force the point. She also is very good about keeping you in the loop with feedback, status and input as to the right candidates to fill an open position. On a personal and professional level, my company and I have been nothing but impressed with the services that Diane and the fantastic CFS team have provided. We feel guilty at times as if we might be underpaying her for such a great job! Thanks Diane!

Todd Markowsky
Sr. Accountant at Westlake Chemical Corporation
Diane LeMaire is very knowledgeable of the accounting industry and it’s obvious that she has built many great connections at good companies. She took the time to understand my needs and wants, which translated into quality job leads.She is easy to work with and kept me updated on any opportunities that fit my needs. I rarely needed to contact her for updates.After dealing with several recruiters, I would recommend Diane as the easiest and most reliable to work with.

Holly Palmer
Senior Manager – Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting at Weatherford
Diane is one of the few recruiters that service the Houston Area that actually listens and cares about both what the candidate AND the client want. She will not try to force employment positions on her applicants just to receive placement fees. Instead, she really tries to match the interviewee with the company, so that there can be a long-term employment relationship and career path, as opposed to a temporary job post. Another thing that sets Diane apart and above the competition is the continuing help and support that she provides. She sends out monthly newsletters that help keep her current and former candidates abreast of the current market situation, and provides invaluable professional feedback on top companies and opportunities

Chuck Conner, CPC
Director of Client Services at Pinnacle Accounting and Finance
I have had the pleasure of knowing Diane for several years now. She is the consumate professional and has all the skills you would look for in an executive recruiter. She is bright, honest, well connected, confidential, personable and determined. If I were an employer in the Houston area, I would definitely align myself with Diane.

Rick Bowers
Senior Tax Planning Advisor at Hess Corporation
Diane does a great job screening potential applicants so that I don’t have to waste a lot of time going through a lot of resumes. We have hired several individuals brought to us by Diane, and we have been very pleased with each one of them. I highly recommend Diane.

Robyn Rice

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Diane and the group at CFS and discovered she is not just another “agency recruiter “, but rather belongs to an elite team of specialists that work hard to put the right people in the right positions – a combination that results in a level of customer & employee satisfaction that is unmatched in our industry. Recruiters often talk about relationships, but don’t always build them. Diane does!
I met Diane when I was looking for a new career direction in early 2005. Diane was the only recruiter I was working with that really understood my needs. There were several opportunities she had available with very good salaries, but Diane was very straight-forward about them not matching the less tangible things I was looking for. With Diane’s guidance I was able to prioritize my needs and make a fully informed decision. Which turned out not to be one of the companies Diane introduced me to. Yet, Diane was supportive and has stayed in contact while all the other recruiters have disappeared now that I am not actively looking.
While I don’t intend on needing her help anytime soon, I sure would like to work with her again. If you have the opportunity to work with Diane, I encourage you to take it.”