Get to Know Hall of Fame Member Amy Friedman, Friedman Associates (#1659)

What is your current specialty focus?

Automation of fulfillment and distribution centers ... executive search in a variety of executive roles. Also executive search in consumer and food and beverage products/commodities.

How did you get into recruiting?

I applied for a job advertised in our local newspaper for a computer salesperson. When I appeared at the interview, the interviewer turned out to be a recruiter who told me I wasn't qualified for the job. However, she suggested her boss interview me. He was an owner of Hobson Associates ... then offered me a job. I refused, so he sent me to have lunch with John Hobson, a legend in the business. After 1 hour with John, I begged him for the job I had previously turned down. The condition was that John would train me. Another guy started about the same time. His name was Danny Cahill ... the rest is history.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

My desired superpower would be healing ... the ability to heal others mentally and physically.