At Morgan Hunter, we’re lucky to have so many tenured recruiters. As our employees celebrate their Morgan Hunter anniversaries, we thought you’d like to get to know them a little better! Today Harry Brewer, a Director in our Accounting & Finance Division, is celebrating 9 years with Morgan Hunter.
How did you start working at Morgan Hunter?
I worked for 11 years at a large national firm and always respected the reputation of Morgan Hunter and the way they treated candidates and clients. I wanted to work for a company with those values because they reflected my values. So, I approached Morgan Hunter President Jerry Hellebusch, after sitting out my non-compete, about working in his accounting and finance division, and the rest is history.
Favorite KC Restaurant?
My favorite quick go-to-restaurant is O’Neill’s in Prairie Village. They have great homemade style dishes and it’s a one minute drive from my home, which is great for carry-out. It’s a family owned restaurant that has had the same employees for the last ten years. My favorite fine dining restaurant would be J. Gilberts, which has a great steak and an atmosphere that I love. I would also say with all the traveling I have been able to do, that almost any restaurant in KC is hard to beat!
Favorite Sports Teams?
I’m a huge Royals and Chiefs fan. I also like cheering on KU basketball and football with my daughter, who is starting there next fall. I still pull for the Nebraska Cornhusker football team that I cheered for growing up as a youngster in northwest Iowa.
Favorite TV Show?
My preference is to watch any sporting event that happens to be on the TV that day, but I also enjoy watching some of the reality shows with my family.
I would say a book that I think is a good read and great way to lead your life is “The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon. It basically tells you to lead your life surrounded by people who see the good in people and life. Those people who see everything in a negative light or put you down – those are the people to run from day-to-day. Follow and surround yourself with people who make you feel good and want to live each day to the fullest.
I would say a good steak from anywhere – whether it’s in a nice restaurant or on the grill.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would travel to Europe. I would really like to visit Italy and Germany.
“Rocky,” “Caddyshack,” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” to name three.
Favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I’ve really enjoyed playing sports my entire life through college and then running three marathons after hanging up my sports career after college. I also enjoy coaching all three of my kids in multiple sports. Realizing the results do matter but the real outcome is what you learn from being on a team with one goal in mind. Also keeping these lifelong friendships that develop from playing sports. I also enjoying traveling to anywhere that I haven’t seen before.
Best advice for a candidate?
The best time to look for a job is when you don’t need a job. I think the best decisions are made when there aren’t a lot of outside influences that are affecting your ability to make those decisions. I also see about 70% of jobs aren’t advertised to the general public, so turn to a trusted recruiter that will get to know you and can find that perfect job that will help you advance your career when the time is right.
Best Candidate success story?
After twenty plus years in the business, I think it’s hard to find one success story that stands out from all the rest of the success stories. I’m always amazed by candidates that I have placed 15-20 years ago that started as Staff Accountants that are CFO’s of companies today. I feel like making the right decisions early on in your career will lead to long-term success in your career. I enjoy seeing candidates that I have known my whole career advancing their careers every year. I look forward to helping candidates in the future to keep making great career moves!