Stakeholder Value…
Build It and Monetize It.

February 24-26, 2020

Boca Raton Beach Club

RLBenson & Associates hosts an exclusive gathering of executive search firm leaders February 24-26, 2020, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. 

The program will offer a unique opportunity to explore ways to create greater value for your firm – with the side benefit of escaping the winter doldrums in the relaxed atmosphere of one of Florida’s premier resort locations.

We are pleased to have Russ Reynolds join us to set the stage for our program with some introductory comments and insights gained over his distinguished career. His wisdom as a respected innovator and leader of our industry will provide many insights into how he created value for his firms. In addition to Russ, the program brings together  a number of recognized experts in executive search management, finance, legal, brand management and other disciplines critical to enhancing and monetizing firm value.  The discussions will challenge your thinking on bringing greater insight to your clients while exploring ways to grow and monetize your firm’s value. 


A full day of expert presentations is balanced against an atmosphere of open dialogue and candor among all attendees.  A key feature of the program is private meetings with any one, or all, of the program presenters. These will be scheduled, private discussions which will allow you to address issues appropriate to your own firm.  Those appointments will be available around the formal presentations and anytime on the second day.       


The opening evening on February 24th will offer a casual cocktail hour and buffet dinner allowing everyone to get acquainted while enjoying the warmth of the South Florida weather.  All meals will be provided during the program, including a pool-side cocktail hour and buffet dinner on the second evening. 


As part of the event’s special offering, you can enjoy a three-day early arrival or extended stay at the resort – with that special someone or your family and enjoy a late-winter get-away at a special discounted rate.  There’s ample opportunity to relax and enjoy any of the many amenities offered by one of Florida’s most prestigious resorts. 


Remember to act quickly. Space is limited, and attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Monday, Feb. 24

6 PM       Cocktails and Buffet Dinner


Tuesday, Feb. 25

8 AM       Breakfast Buffet and Full Day Program

7 PM       Poolside Cocktails and Buffet Dinner


Wednesday, Feb. 26

7:30 AM  Breakfast Buffet and Individual Meetings with Program Presenters

About the Boca Raton Resort & Club


The Boca Raton Resort & Club, located at 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, is one of the premier resort destinations and private club facilities in the United States. The resort comprises 1,047 hotel rooms across 337 acres, and offers two 18-hole golf courses, a 50,000 sq. ft. spa, seven swimming pools, 30 tennis courts, a full-service 32-slip marina, 13 restaurants and bars, and 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The property fronts both Lake Boca (part of the Intracoastal Waterway) and the Atlantic Ocean. 

To register or learn more about the program for this very special event, contact us at
(203) 972-3302
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Chairman, RLBenson & Associates

Robert L. Benson, chairman of RLBenson & Associates.  Bob is a well-known and highly respected figure in the global executive search industry, with the extensive experience in search firm management essential to building real value. Bob will welcome the group and set the stage for the full day program with remarks on how to deliver a world-class experience to all stakeholders.



Principal and Founder, Cameron Consulting Group

Ian Cameron, principal and founder of Cameron Consulting Group, helps client refine their strategies for growth in revenues, better financial performance and creation of lasting business value.  Ian will examine how top firms define and implement strategies that make the most of their unique skills, advantages and culture. Ian will provide an overview of the tools available to create the superior search experience. Ian also will lead a panel discussion on how to recognize effective value creators, with presenters Bob Benson, Brett Dixon, Rich Kurkowski and Garland West.  



Founding Partner, Finn Dixon & Herling

Mr. Dixon’s law practice focuses on structuring business ventures and investment transactions, as well as planning for taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions of business operations. As a part of his practice, he has significant experience in designing acquisition structures for private equity and other investment funds. Brett will walk the group through the critical issues to be considered in deciding whether or not to broaden firm ownership.



CEO, Diversified Search

Dale is based in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for the oversight and management of the firm and its global CEO advisory services.  After beginning his career in banking, he has established a remarkable resume in executive search, focusing especially on board, CEO, financial services, private equity and philanthropy practice areas. Dale will use his direct personal experience to address the issue of involving private equity in the monetization and growth of an executive search firm. 



Former Chief Financial & Administrative Officer-Spencer Stuart and currently, President-Kurkowski & Company

Rich Kurkowski, founder of Kurkowski & Co., and former CFO of Spencer Stuart, is a recognized expert in finance and investment. Rich will explore how to establish financial value, finance growth and take ownership beyond the founder or founders.



Chairman, RSR Partners

Russ is the founder and chairman of RSR Partners. After 50 years in the executive search business, he seeks to grow the firm by thinking strategically and globally. Russ also mentors the firm’s employees and meets with current and prospective clients. Russ will join the group for the Tuesday program and offer some not-to-be-missed personal comments and insights gained from his long and distinguished career as industry leader and innovator. 



Communications Specialist

Garland West, a specialist in organizational communications and reputation management for leading global businesses and organizations.  Garland will explore how best to define a distinctive, compelling firm identity that effectively enhances brand value. Garland will lead the group in an exploration of the “why” question – and its importance to building greater firm value.

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