FPC (F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants) is an entrepreneurial enterprise, giving each office the flexibility to develop individual models for success within the network structure. FPC owners select the industries and disciplines in which they focus and receive support in addressing business and operational issues.
This level of professional support, combined with individual ownership, creates the best of both worlds for FPC clients and candidates. FPC offices are operated by industry specialists who bring their own unique expertise and contacts, and backed by systems, infrastructure and training.
FPC was founded in 1959 in New York City by Rudy Schott, a recognized pioneer in the executive recruiting industry. He developed many innovations that have become recruiting standards and best practices – including industry and discipline specialization. Schott began franchising FPC offices in 1973.
Today, the company is led by CEO, Ron Herzog and President, Jeff Herzog. Since joining FPC in January 1995, Ron has developed an extensive knowledge of the recruitment industry as well as the intricacies of the FPC system. In addition to providing his vision for the company, he oversees the day-to-day operations for the FPC system nationwide and has developed a comprehensive training program that is a template for success. He works personally with each office, in collaboration with FPC’s New York-based training team, to maximize system productivity. Jeff works closely with existing and new franchisees and their consultants to drive innovation, revenue growth and profitability.
Throughout its history, FFC has adhered to a strategic decision to be the right size. That means planning its growth to be large enough to provide nationwide impact, while remaining small enough to be personal, flexible and responsive to its family of recruiting offices. This quality is at the heart of many owners’ decisions to join FPC, rather than a competitor.
FFC has always been a family oriented and operated company, first by two generations of the Schott family and currently by two generations of the Herzog family. More than 60% of current FPC offices have had or currently have more than one family member working in the business. Some offices are in the second generation of ownership.
The FPC network is operated with input and guidance from a peer board of FPC owners. The company invests a substantial portion of initial franchise fees in owner and recruiter training and other services to owners to help assure their long term success.
FPC is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA).