Intertwine Newsletter- Recruiting and Talent

Contingent vs. Retainer – An Anecdote

Happy New Year! 

After a couple of challenging years for a lot of employers, we’re starting to see certain trends that point to a much better 2022. This month, we’re sharing some articles on those trends and have a new batch of potential recruits. But first, an anecdote…


Intertwine was recently approached by a new client with an extremely difficult position to fill.

This client had previously engaged a different search firm to facilitate filling the position and had paid a retainer fee. It turned out, however, to be a waste of time and money. After a few weeks of working on the search, the retained search firm contacted the client, letting them know that no candidates could be found, and that work would cease on the order.

After engagement with Intertwine for a contingent search to fill the need, the client’s role was filled within three weeks.

Because all our searches are confidential, we cannot mention who this client is, but we can tell you that it is a very well-known wine company.

Feel free to reach out to me directly at (707) 312-8190 or email me at [email protected] or via Intertwine’s contact form.


Neil Solari, CEO and President Intertwine Group, Inc.

Neil Solari

Articles of Interest...

Inc. Magazine
Forbes Magazine
Good Fruit Grower Magazine

Potential Candidates:

Regional Sales Manager

Experience developing relationships and expanding sales across all key accounts. Trained and developed sales staff. Exceeded sales goals by 28% year over year. Stable work history with a track record of success.

Compliance Specialist

In-depth knowledge of winery compliance, as well as distillery and importer compliance. Experience in TTB COLAs, formulas, permits, operational reports, excise taxes, and federal and state regulations. Compliance knowledge in both in-state and out-of-state regulations.

Tasting Room Manager

Expert in customer service, wine sales, and hospitality. Brand passionate, with a deep knowledge of varietals. WSET-certified. Excellent manager and fluent in all aspects of scheduling, organization, and motivating tasting room staff.