Consult Crescendo, LLC

Fostering professional relationships for Real Estate Development, Construction and Management Companies.

Our Mission at Consult Crescendo, LLC is to uncover ideal candidates for Real Estate Development, Construction and Management companies throughout the U.S., by establishing long-term relationships with both candidates and clients to provide a unique perspective that adds value to their corporate culture development.

In music, a crescendo means a steady increase in volume and intensity. In recruiting, it means building an ever-increasing network of relationships, which enables us to conduct superior executive searches.

Our Approach

Customized Searches Based on Relationships

We do things differently. We take the time to develop relationships and understand the individual competencies, attributes and career goals of proven performers. This placement strategy requires the most effort, but yields the best matches of individual and opportunity. We know your time is precious. That’s why we only match you to open positions that meet your requirements and standards.

After successful completion of the search, we stay in contact with both you and your new employer to assure a smooth transition and to cultivate a productive relationship for every party involved.

Meet Donna Rossi, Principal & Founder

People are an inspiration to me.  I absolutely love cultivating new relationships with Professionals across the World through dynamic communication, collaboration, thinking outside the box and creating synergy between ideas, stories and personalities.  What could be better than talking to extraordinary people and leading them to achieve new career goals that shape our diverse Client organizations and World?

For almost two decades, I have provided boutique executive search consulting services; addressing organizations’ strategic initiatives for the Real Estate Development, Construction, and Management industry. My clients have always ranged from small/mid-size development and management companies to the country’s largest owners and operators of real estate.  I learned quickly the meaning and extreme importance of upholding candidate/client confidentiality.  This principle led me to co-found and become Managing Director of Trovato Group, LLC, supervising the executive search assignments and operations for a staff of ten Executive Search Directors across the United States. After five years with Trovato Group, LLC and the 2008 lull in the real estate market, I decided to part ways and opened a small restaurant. I soon realized that although I love cooking, the restaurant business wasn’t for me and returned my focus to real estate executive recruiting, which is how Consult Crescendo, LLC was born in late 2009.

Like all people, I’m a product of my upbringing and experiences. I grew up in a large Italian family in Oak Park, Illinois. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Dance from Illinois State University in Normal, IL  I married, had a son and a daughter, divorced and realized I needed to support my family.  I began my career in Sales selling computer technology and wide area networks with Xerox. After 10 years in sales, I decided to take my people skills into recruiting and start-up my own business.

All of these experiences have made me both a perfectionist and a realist. I’ve come to see that people need to continually ask questions and make mistakes to learn. Make a plan, work it, and realize that the best-laid plan-no matter what happens-will result in good things at the perfect time. I am a triathlete and gardener of organic food; health-conscious, exercise daily through long distance running, swimming, biking, yoga and completed the Wisconsin Ironman in 2013.  My son is a High-Rise Multi-Family Structural Engineer, served 6 years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Africa and China and became fluent in 10 languages.  My daughter is a Nutritionist, graffiti artist, and rock musician. As for me, I am single and here to serve my family and community. Life is good.

I’ve guided my life based on Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. The sense to seek first to understand, then to be understood has been the catalyst to building solid long-term relationships.  This progressive increase in understanding people has been a musical experience of converging dreams and talents, and an honest, straightforward approach to doing business is what makes Consult Crescendo, LLC unique. Life is all about listening to people tell you what they want to achieve.

When you decide to work with Consult Crescendo, LLC, you’re deciding to work with me. I hope I can earn your trust and we can cultivate a strong, meaningful relationship.

– Donna Rossi, Principal and Founder