Bob Marshall's Bio

Bob Marshall, founder of The Marshall Plan, has an extensive background in the recruiting industry as a Recruiter, Manager, VP, President, Consultant and Trainer.


He started in search and recruiting on June 15, 1980 with the Management Recruiters franchise in Reno, NV.  He participated in several superstar panels and was a Pacesetter in 1981 finishing #32 (out of approximately 1500 Account Executives) in the nation and #6 in the Pacific region.  Weathering the 1982 recession, he ended that year as the only recruiter in the office.  During his tenure in Reno, he was named Account Executive of the Month 16 times.


In 1984, Bob became Management Recruiters, Sales Consultants & Compusearch Western Regional Manager training and directing their 60+ offices in the eleven western states.  He was acknowledged as the top trainer in the MR network for the next two years.


In early 1986, Bob became manager of the MR office in Sausalito, California.During his second quarter, the office won Office of the Quarter (along with the highest PDA of production and the highest average number of placements).  In 1986 he originated and produced the first Morning Meetings video training series for MR/SC/Compusearch/OM5.


In September 1986, Bob went into business for himself founding The Bob Marshall Group (based on The Marshall Plan).  He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Malta and Cyprus training recruiters.  In addition to his training regimen, many respected recruitment companies have retained Bob.  Some include:  Apple One, The Accountants Overload Group, Spectra Professional Search and MSI International.  Bob’s current list of copyrighted recruitment products and services include:  “Your Desk As A Manufacturing Plant” Recruiter Training Manual; Speaking Engagements; 45 audio tape/CD training series along with the transcripts; the Forms package; modularized/multi-task Daily Planner; and the 100+ page Quick Resource Guide (QRG).

To this day, Bob continues to coach and train recruiters as well as working his desk on a daily basis from his Atlanta headquarters.  He also has professional affiliations in London, England.  He specializes in helping companies fill their most difficult positions.

Bob's accomplishments include:  GAPS (Georgia Association of Personnel Services) Board Member, 1996-1999; recipient, Million Dollar Hall of Fame Award, 1999; Board of Directors Award, 1999; $300K+ Club Award, 1999.

He earned his BA in Political Science with a major in International Relations from UCLA in 1972 and a MIM (Masters of International Management) from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird Campus), Glendale, Arizona in 1975.

Bob lives on his horse ranch in McDonough, Georgia

Here are some testimonials from Bob's working a desk on a daily basis:

Recruiter Testimonials

“It has been my pleasure to work with Bob Marshall for the past two years.  I have been the General Manager for the Americas with Baltimore Technologies during this period.  Bob is a true professional in the recruiting field and he contributed significantly to the success of Baltimore.”

“Bob has consistently found high quality candidates for Baltimore who are also a fit for the culture of the company.  He takes the time to understand the requirements of the business, and he is very well connected in the security industry.  When the occasional new hire does not integrate well with the company, Bob honors his commitments to make things right and find a replacement.  He is persistent without being annoying, which is an admirable trait for a professional who must constantly chase busy executives to get them to return phone calls!”

“Bob has proven himself to be a valued asset to Baltimore Technologies, and I am sure that his other clients feel the same way.  I give my strongest praise for him as a recruiter and as a person.”

--Tom Larson, General Manager, Baltimore Technologies


“I am Chief Operating Officer of SynData Technologies, a security software company.  For the last year the company has aggressively been adding to its staff.  During this period I have had the good fortune of working with Bob Marshall.  Mr. Marshall has helped SynData fill several key positions including Vice President of Sales and Chief Security Architect.”

“I enthusiastically write this letter of recommendation for Bob.  He is a consummate professional and extremely effective recruiter.  He works hard to understand the requirements of an assignment, identifies qualified candidates, skillfully and honestly ambassadors and conducts negotiations between the candidate and employer, plus scrupulously validates credentials and references.  As importantly, throughout my dealings with Bob, he always remained upbeat and a pleasure to deal with.”

--Joe Rizzo, Chief Operating Officer, SynData Technologies


“It is both a privilege and my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Bob Marshall.  Bob is an exceptionally gifted and professional recruiter.”

“I first met Bob in the Fall of 1998 when I was looking for new career opportunities.  This search led to my accepting the position of Chief Scientist with Equifax Secure, Inc.  I had been with my previous employer for fifteen years.  Needless to say, things had changed a lot from the last time I had been looking for a job.  Bob provided excellent guidance and advice as I considered the opportunity with Equifax Secure.  He was particularly helpful in negotiating my compensation package.  There were some family health considerations that played a major part in my decision to change jobs.  Bob, on his own initiative, conducted extensive research on the healthcare facilities and the suitability of the Atlanta area for my family’s situation.  This is not something you see in your typical recruiter.”

“Since joining Equifax Secure, I have used Bob’s services a number of times to recruit new employees.  Given my own, very positive experience as a job seeker, I had some initial concerns about Bob’s ability to effectively represent the interests of Equifax Secure.  My concerns were completely unfounded.  Bob has that rare ability to fairly and equitably represent both parties.  The successful hiring and retention of good employees is dependent on a number of things.  A good match of job requirements to capabilities and skill sets, and a fair compensation package are two very critical components.  Bob has a particular gift for locating candidates with the appropriate capabilities and skill sets, and ensuring that the proposed compensation package is fair to both parties.  This makes it a joy to work with Bob.”

“I wish Bob the very best and look forward to his continued success!”

--Dan Corcoran, Chief Scientist, Security and Directory Services, Equifax Secure, Inc.

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