About Us

About The Metzner Group

Founded in 1989, The Metzner Group is a strategic partner with architecture and engineering firms throughout North America. Utilizing our extensive network, our employer solutions are tailored to assist our clients to attract, engage and retain top talent for today’s needs, as well as for transition and succession planning. Our associates consist of industry specialists, with a unique combination of business and consulting experience. We understand the distinctive culture of the consulting environment and that sets us apart from generalist search firms.

Our Values

Our values of integrity, discretion and commitment are the foundation of our business.

Our History
The company began as an executive search firm dedicated to the professional services market. Over the last three decades, we’ve grown into one of the most respected search firms with an extensive portfolio of employers and job seekers. Our relationships with industry-specific business and human resources experts helped to expand our services to include board of director appointments, succession planning, and industry and competitor intelligence. We also serve in an introductory role for mergers and acquisitions.
Our Knowledge
With over 30 years of experience, we know the architecture, environmental and civil engineering markets. We have cultivated long-lasting relationships with our network of experienced professionals while fostering connections with tomorrow’s leaders.
Our President

Carol A. Metzner

2b9dd14In July of 1989, Ms. Carol A. Metzner, founded The Metzner Group, LLC. There existed a need for a recruiting specialist who understood the specific and unique culture of multidisciplinary Architecture, Engineering and Planning firms.

Prior to the formation of The Metzner Group, Ms. Metzner was employed by an ENR top 500 firm. In her role as Manager of Employment, the company grew from 750 employees to 1200 employees over 18 offices nationwide. She played a critical role in the identification and recruitment of senior talent to help in their expansion.

Ms. Metzner has been successful in closing placements under unique and unusual circumstances. Her professional expertise includes efficient management of high volume, contingency consulting contracts, multi-search annual retainers and high profile positions at the senior executive level. She has the ability to understand corporate culture, structure, and management style; a critical attribute when assessing her client’s needs.

Her professional style has lent itself to developing long-term relationships with both clients and candidates. The personalized service for which she has become known throughout the A/E/P industry has resulted in the development of multi-search accounts. Her clients return for the capable and confidential services she provides. Based upon her reputation, Ms. Metzner has served as an industry expert for numerous publications and industry associations.

Additionally she has conducted recruiting presentations to industry associations such as the:

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

International Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)