Today we’d like to introduce you to Stan Endicott.
Stan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am the founder of Slingshot and started the company with a friend, Jeff Brazil. We began as consultants to churches in the areas of music and communications, but as the opportunities for staffing and search became more prevalent than consulting, Jeff stepped aside and Slingshot Group focused on search and staffing. My current partner, and the President of Slingshot Group, Monty Kelso, joined me 10 years ago. Initially, we did searches for churches needing worship ministry and music ministry positions. After 5 years of great success in the worship space, we decided to expand to all staffing positions of the local church and Christian non-profits. Today, we have grown to nine divisions and have a team of twelve full-time associates and forty part-time associates. In the past three years, we developed a coaching division which has gained great momentum. Since our beginning, we have served 1,000 churches and non-profits. Our team is motivated to embody our core values; we are spirit-led, innovative, relational, determined and winsome. We work hard at being a healthy, virtual company. We honor each other and work so well together!
Has it been a smooth road?
Slingshot Group has been on a growth trajectory since the beginning. We made some early mistakes as we developed our business and grew our team.
As the search landscape has grown more competitive, we have learned to better articulate the things that set us apart and make working with us unique.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are known for having an incredible network of talent. When we began, we had to seek out the talent. Now, with our momentum, great talent seeks us out. We are known for our relational process and the coaching that is woven throughout our search experience. I am most proud of the fact that our team has been with us for several years and they are still inspired and love working together at Slingshot Group. Everyone on our team has great self-awareness and are so enjoyable to be around. We have fun and enjoy each other and our clients really appreciate that.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Because we are virtual, we have associates all around the country. We are based in Orange County and a core team of our staff live here. The thing we appreciate most about being in Orange Country, aside from the weather, is that living here gives us a creative edge and keeps us fresh in our thinking.
- Website: slingshotgroup.org
- Phone: 714-397-0340
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