Our Mission:

To earn the trust and repeat business of client companies, business leaders and working professionals each day, enabling Plumlee & Associates to become the premier Executive Services firm in Tennessee by 2020 and across the Southeast by 2025.


Our Values:

QualityPlumlee & Associates operates under the principle of “quality over quantity” We strive for the highest mark in all of our efforts. We gladly welcome feedback from client companies and individual candidates.

Uniqueness – Each client culture is different; every candidate has individual needs, goals, dreams and desires. So do our own employees and leadership consultants. We understand that business is dynamic; we will always work to be relevant in every engagement, project or partnership. With our structure as a boutique firm and local ownership, we are able to be nimble, agile and creative in all that we do.

Integrity – The bedrock, foundation and DNA of our organization. “Our word is our bond.” We make commitments, execute them and do so the “old school way.” Our people treat your people with the utmost courtesy, respect and appreciation for their story and skill set.

Long-term Approach – We do not have all the answers but know that together we can guide our clients and candidates to better solutions. We enjoy learning about organizational cultures, business models and individual motivations. In short, we are here to grow, invest in the Middle Tennessee community and set the standard for this industry for decades to come.

Teamwork – We look at all of our service offerings as a “business triangle.” Our clients must be pleased with our services. Our candidates will value Plumlee & Associates’ expertise and interactions. Our TEAM is totally focused on exceeding the expectations of everyone that we serve. Together Everyone Achieves More! Not just a cliché from life; we live this out each and every day.


Placed Candidate Testimonials:

“I would personally like to offer my recommendation and praise to Plumlee & Associates. I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Martin and his team over the last couple of years and I can honestly say the professionalism and personal interest they take in each of their “candidates” is unmatched in the industry.

When you are searching for a job, there are many factors that come into play. You’re trying to find the ideal job, in the ideal industry, with career advancement opportunities, and the ability to provide for your family. The key word is “opportunity” It’s ultimately up to you on what you do with any opportunity that comes your way; and Plumlee & Associates presented that opportunity. They found me a situation that fit perfectly with my needs and values. Additionally, if not for their work, I would not be in the position I am today and writing this recommendation.

From my perspective Plumlee & Associates carry themselves with a high level of integrity, care, and genuine interest in their candidates. They truly want the best for their candidates and they want to ensure that they are finding the absolute best people for the job.”

– Brian S. | Regional Sales Director | Atlanta GA | April 2015 to Present

“My experience working with Plumlee & Associates have been nothing less than excellent. In all honesty, I have made it a point to avoid going through recruiting firms in the past, due to the forced impersonal experiences I had with other agencies.

Plumlee & Associates took the time to get to know me as a person. A year and a half after first contact, they still remembered many personal details about my life. Plumlee & Associates took the time to understand not only my career goals but the values of my family. I trusted this organization from that moment to point me in the right direction.

Nearly two years later, I am on the most promising career path that I ever thought possible. Plumlee and Associates, could not have found me a better fit.

I would recommend Plumlee & Associates to any friend or family member and certainly urge any wise business person to take advantage of their wonderful service.”

– Kevin R., Regional Sales Director | Los Angeles CA | August 2015 – Present

“I reached out to Plumlee & Associates to learn about the firm and the Nashville job market. They found me a job interview before I even met with my recruiter!  They did such a great job representing me that I got the position!  It made my transition to Nashville fast and effortless!”

– Diane K. | Commercial Real Estate Placement

Plumlee & Associates played an instrumental role in helping me land a great new job. They handpicked my resume, called me for a preliminary interview and it took from there. They did the hard part in getting me an interview at my new company; demonstrating the utmost professionalism along the way. Their staff was especially supportive and kept me well-informed throughout the entire process.”

– Mike C. | Recent Placement with a Manufacturing Client

“I really appreciated the assistance of Plumlee and Associates. I was looking to get back into the mortgage business after a 5 month absence. I had sent out my resume and hadn’t gotten any response. Martin found my resume and was able to get me an interview with a company in about one month. Within about 2 months I had a great new job with a growing mortgage company and a salary that was better than what I had at my old job! Martin stayed in touch with me and kept me informed every step of the way and even helped with some great interviewing tips. I highly recommend their service.”

– Scott | Direct Hire Placement with a Mortgage Client in Williamson County

“I really enjoyed working with Martin. We met for a thorough interview before lining up any interviews. After gaining an understanding of my background and experience, he listened to what I was looking for. He made sure that I was prepared going into my interviews and was encouraging throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to either get back into the job market or to change jobs.”

– Patti | Recent Accounting Placement with Nashville client from the Music Industry

“I just wanted to take a moment to commend you for operating a primo recruitment firm!  I have spent the past two months getting to know literally every last recruiter in the Nashville metropolitan area.  I am proud to day that Plumlee & Associates eats the competition’s lunch!  I know some of this has to do with timing and connections, but I firmly believe that a large part of the equation is based on professionalism, ambition and a desire to place talented individuals with talented organizations.  I really appreciate everything you and your team did for me and I hope I can repay the favor by sending qualified candidates your way in the coming months and years ahead.”

– Mark | Placed Recently with a Professional Services firm in downtown Nashville


Client Testimonials:

“The Plumlee & Associates team have partnered with my organization during the last 5 years.  Upon our relocation of our corporate headquarters, subsequent re-branding of the business, and rebuilding of the management team, Plumlee & Associates have been a vital asset to our organization. Primarily, in terms of recruiting and placement of key individuals across the country.

Their process has been comprehensive and direct.  They thoroughly review openings and interview the hiring manager for all details concerning the job and their ideal candidate.  Their communication is excellent and, in our case, their timing of providing excellent candidates have been directly in line with our schedule and requirements.

The candidates they provide are thoroughly educated in the vacant position, company needs, and culture.  Every candidate is thoroughly vetted throughout Plumlee & Associates organizational processes.

A very professional group, their ethical standards are second to none. It is my great pleasure to recommend Plumlee & Associates.”

– Helen E. | Vice President, Human Resources | Global Manufacturing Client

“During early 2015, our Business Unit was faced with some aggressive goals in terms of sales growth.  We were adding sales people across the United States.  Leadership decided to outsource to a local recruiting firm.  We evaluated and selected Plumlee & Associates; bottom line – they delivered.  Team Plumlee placed 5 individuals in our Key Account Sales Group in early 2015; almost 2 years later, three of the five individuals are surpassing expectations in Georgia, Missouri and California.  From my perspective, Martin’s team worked tirelessly to properly screen and vet out our candidates.  They offered creative solutions that aided our ability to validate interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.  His team’s intuition, follow-up and attention to detail were impressive.  I recommend Plumlee & Associates without reservation.  They will make it happen for your organization.”

– Jack F. | Vice President, Sales | Global Financial Solutions Provider

A couple of years ago, my company was in the market for a new head of Information Technology. The person we had on staff was amazingly talented and had over two decades of vital industry experience, but we needed someone more strategic to move our company forward toward our long-range goals. We worked with a local firm in Nashville, went through ten or so interviews and in the end felt that no one we had interviewed was better than what we already had in place. Eighteen months later, I decided to try the search again and this time with Plumlee & Associates. Martin and I have known each other for a number of years but I had never used him or his firm before. As I sit here today, my new head of IT has been on the job for a month and is making huge strides in moving our group to a new level, including making it possible to keep the former head of department in a role that is more aligned with his specific talents and thereby not losing the institutional knowledge, while also raising the bar for the remainder of the team. I’m thankful to Martin and the team at Plumlee & Associates because I am convinced that without their help, I would still be searching. I would definitely recommend Plumlee and Associates for any/all of your talent needs.

– Jeff W. | Chief Financial Officer | Nashville Based Company

Plumlee & Associates exceeded our expectations recently on a recruiting search for [us]. Having known Martin Plumlee for several years, we reached out to Plumlee & Associates when we had a critical position. True to his firm’s commitment to Quality, Integrity and Teamwork, his recruiting team partnered with our hiring managers to present only compelling talent. We hired a great candidate that matched very well, both with the position requirements and our company culture. I wholeheartedly recommend Plumlee & Associates and will use the firm again when we have an appropriate opening.

– Betty | HR Director | Community Bank in Middle Tennessee