Ardent Search is a retained search consultancy firm focused on recruiting leadership talent in the most ethical, financially prudent, and expedient manner. Success hinges on leadership and nothing is more critical to a company than the people setting and executing the business strategy. Our goal is to forge long-term relationships with organizational leaders and become a trusted resource for senior leadership needs.
Ardent serves locally and nationally by partnering with boards and senior management to build successful execution-focused teams. Our experience as trusted advisors and business partners enable organizations to gain powerful, far-reaching, and lasting contributions from their leadership-level human capital.
Ardent Search is a subsidiary of the Dingman Company, Inc. (www.Dingman.com). Since its founding in 1979, The Dingman Company, Inc. has conducted hundreds of executive search engagements nationally and around the globe serving C-level positions. Ardent Search Company was established in 2007 to assist in a faster and less expensive manner serving the second and third level leadership positions in the profit and non-profit sectors. The companies share experience, expertise, standards of excellence and integrity, values, staff and database.
Ardent Search Company Co-Founder and General Manager
Dingman Company Vice President
Prior to starting Ardent Search in 2007, Tim joined The Dingman Company in 2004 where he has been leading the research and reference functions, candidate development, and managing client relationships. Before being in the executive recruiting arena, Tim led his own consulting practice for three years, specializing in re-organization and systems/structure improvement. Previously, for eighteen years, Tim held leadership positions in operations, strategy, marketing, and development in Fortune 100 companies as well as municipal, educational, and faith-based organizations. Tim’s commitment to integrity, definitive understanding of leadership and transition, along with his highly relational style are strong assets in assisting clients in their change process. Tim and his wife, Beth, live in Southern California with their four school age children and serve weekly at their church, Cornerstone Moorpark.
Master of Organizational Leadership
La Mirada, California
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, California
Bachelor of Science
California State University, Northridge
President, The Dingman Company
Ardent Search Company Co-Founder
Since joining The Dingman Company in 1986, Bruce has executed a variety of executive search assignments serving clients in diversified industries. In 1993 Bruce became President of the Dingman Company and has worked with clubs, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, travel, hospitality, aviation, and non-profits including Christian organizations and universities. Prior to joining The Dingman Company in 1986, Bruce spent almost 20 years in the hotel, food service, and food distribution industries.
Bruce and his wife, Janet, live in Southern California and are the parents of three adult children and four grandchildren. Bruce is a proud veteran having served in the United States Military. Bruce and Janet are members of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA.
Bachelor of Science
Ithaca, New York
Cornell Hotel Society
International Society of Hospitality Consultants
National Association of Corporate Directors