Client Success Stories

Topgrading, Inc., is committed to total client satisfaction. We have made our reputation documenting dramatically improved hiring success of high performers for companies of all sizes.

What Clients are Saying About Topgrading

“MarineMax is a huge fan of Brad Smart’s Topgrading system. We began the process in 2002 and we’re totally convinced Topgrading has significantly improved our bottom line.” — William H. McGill, Chairman & CEO, MarineMax Inc.

“At Mint.com, we have very rigorous hiring. We use a technique called Topgrading, which reveals patterns in behavior. In the history of Mint, I’ve only fired two people and one left voluntarily.” – Aaron Patzer, founder of Mint.com

“Brad’s second opinion interviews and Topgrading methodology have helped us pick the right executives, which is key to making money in private equity.” —Earl Powell, Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus, Trivest Partners, L.P.

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Some Topgrading Clients

  • 1st Source Bank
  • Aleris
  • American Heart Association
  • American Power Conversion
  • Anthony Robbins Companies
  • Argo
  • Armstrong
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • BankOne
  • Barclays
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • BJs
  • Blackstone
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Brembo North America
  • Cancer Treatement Centers of America
  • Capital IQ
  • Carestream Health
  • Chanel
  • Chesapeake Utilities
  • Citigroup
  • Citizant
  • Covidien
  • Culligan
  • Dayton Power & Light
  • DTZ
  • eHarmony
  • EMC
  • E*TRADE
  • Fed. Gov. of Canada
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Frontier Communications
  • General Electric
  • GSI
  • HEB
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • Hillenbrand
  • Home Instead
  • Honeywell
  • Husqvarna
  • ITT Education Services
  • Ingersoll-Dresser
  • INTELSAT
  • John Hancock
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kennametal
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MarineMax
  • Maxion
  • Medical Card System
  • Microsoft
  • Milliman
  • Moduslink PTS
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • National Heritage Academies
  • Nurse Next Door
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Paychex
  • Peoplefluent
  • Phelps Dodge
  • Quaker Oats
  • Red Bull
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Roundy’s
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Salesforce.Com
  • Shell Oil
  • Siemens
  • SPL Worldgroup
  • Staples
  • Sun Life
  • Travelers
  • TRW
  • UBS
  • United Healthcare (Uniprise)
  • USAA
  • Vertrue
  • Wachovia
  • Waste Management
  • White Lodging
  • Wickes
  • YMCA
  • Zappos

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