Meet: Warren J. Rutherford
Executive & Professional Recruiter & Business Growth & Transition Advisor
“I enjoy helping others define and
achieve their vision of success.”
- What is your current occupation?
I’m an executive and professional recruiter and business growth and transition advisor.
- What do you love most about your job & why?
I enjoy helping others define and achieve their vision of success. My work provides me the flexibility to work with different clients in different industries, each of which will have their own unique challenges and rewards.
- What has changed in your industry in the past five years?
Business owners are more aware of and interested in discussing and working on succession planning, growth and transition planning, as well as looking at staffing their companies with the right person for the present and future.
- How has CapeSpace improved your work life?
I enjoy interacting with other business professionals and CapeSpace enables me to develop those relationships. I’m always more productive when I’m around others. Additionally, CapeSpace provides the opportunity for me to expand my training and seminar offerings and programs in an affordable manner. I’m working on developing a Peer/Mastermind Group that will meet here 4 hours monthly.
- What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Gardening, freshwater fishing, riding my bicycle in warmer weather, walking, oh yes, and hiking, lots of hiking, especially the peaks in northern New England.
- What is your favorite place on Cape Cod?
Hmmm, Lovells’s Pond in Cotuit. I can go there on a quiet Saturday or Sunday morning and fish to my heart’s content – no noise, just me and some hard to catch bass and trout. It’s peaceful.
- If you could invite any three people living or dead to a dinner party who would they be and why?
- My father is first also named Warren – he passed away when I was 6, and I’d love to have a conversation with him about his life.
- Reinhold Niebuhr – a renowned theologian and philosopher who lived in the early part of the 20th century – he was instrumental in helping me orient my practice of moral goodwill.
- Adam Rutherford – my first ancestor who traveled from Scotland to Virginia. I’d like to find out where he emigrated from, learn about his family, and what brought him to the States in the mid 1600’s
- What is your superpower?
I have no clue. If I must guess – I have 2 phrases that guide me:
- The difficulty of the effort does not justify its dismissal, and
- Always be aware of the wider implications of your thoughts and actions.