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CEO Eric Handler Marks Twenty-Five Years of Service to Handler

April 1, 2023 – Atlanta Georgia |  Handler, a leading executive search firm and the longest-standing firm in Atlanta proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Chief Executive Officer, Eric Handler. 

Handler was founded in 1977 by Bill Handler. Eric Handler later joined his father in 1998 as Director of Research.  Through the years, his passion for the business and significant network of Atlanta executives expanded to create the next generation of Handler.  Under his leadership, the firm has achieved expansive growth in both its retained search and private label recruitment practices.

Driven by its core values of partnership, enthusiasm, excellence, and accountability, the Handler team delivers a highly unique client and candidate experience.  As CEO, Eric Handler created a single firm purpose, “We change lives through positive impact by becoming and delivering Leaders Worth Following.” 

Eric has become an amazing leader at Handler and that is why it is such a special place to work.  He recently described what a leader worth following means to him. “If you were to leave tomorrow, would people follow you?  Follow you anywhere?  The kind of leader I want to become is someone who makes courageous decisions, shows empathy to the needs of others, and is driven to celebrate others first.”

Eric Handler is also committed to the community he serves. He is actively involved in the mentorship program through Safehouse Outreach, founder of Jobseekers, and is an alumni advisor and mentor to the young men of Lambda Chi Alpha. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

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