Senior Managing Partner
Christian Novissimo firmly believes that if you ask the right questions, you’ll find the right person. He should know, he’s asked thousands of them in the course of a distinguished career. There is no other way to drill down to the essence of the position—and the essence of a candidate—if you don’t drill down into the minutiae. There is no cursory discourse with Christian.
His passion for information, a knowledgeable understanding of how to obtain it and a highly invested approach to every client, distinguishes Christian as a trusted and reliable recruiting partner. He digs deeply into a company’s strategic and tactical objectives in order to understand the role of a particular position in achieving them. He does in-depth research into the company in order to present a complete and candid picture to top candidates. And he provides extraordinary customer service as a trusted partner—not simply a recruiting vendor—in their effort to achieve their goals.
With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s and a master’s in taxation from C.W. Post, Christian understands the A&F industry—and the New York market—extremely well. Because of the concentration of so many corporate headquarters, he sees no A&F market quite like New York. They require the very best.
He also understands the needs of a client and the aspirations of a candidate. He meets personally with all involved in the hiring process to understand both the technical qualifications and the subjective attributes of an ideal candidate. He does the same on the candidate side to learn why a change may or may not be appropriate; what the candidate wants to achieve; and whether the candidates fits into the organizational culture. Delivering resumes that meet the technical requirements is easy. Delivering two to three candidates that are ideal for the position requires a great deal more.
Christian also believes strongly in professional loyalty, both to his clients and candidates and to his own company. Unlike many recruiters, Christian has remained with his employers long beyond the average. That meshes well with the culture at Lucas Group where Associate tenures far exceed industry averages. That mutual commitment and a very candid and transparent approach to recruiting convinced Christian to join Lucas Group as a Managing Partner in the New York office.
When he’s not recruiting on behalf of his clients, Christian is an avid pit master who loves getting up early on a Saturday morning to put a pork butt on the grill, head to the beach with his family, and return later in the day to treat friends and family to a scrumptious outdoor party.
He takes his BBQ seriously. But he personifies what clients need in an executive recruiting partner. If you need an in-depth, candid, and insightful partner in your recruiting efforts, get in touch with Christian. It’s a decision you’ll never regret.