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PTR Career Services offers tools and resources to assist members with career development and extend hiring expertise to employers.

Find your next career opportunity, review job summaries, share your resume, explore coaching and other career development services.

Post your open positions to reach thousands of talented PTR members and explore partnering with KK&W for executive placement support.

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Meet The Team

The KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE team has more than 500 years combined experience in Platinum© recognized and Top 100 clubs, including country, golf, yacht and city clubs, and have worked with over 1000 clubs across the country and around the world. We take this experience and put it to work for you!

Len Simard, PTR & USPTA Master Professional

Len Simard oversees all racquet sports, fitness, wellness, and director of athletics searches for the firm’s club clients. Len is an industry leader in tennis facility consulting, performing evaluations, compensation reviews and provides solutions to all types of racquets facilities and organizations throughout the Country. Len has been directing, teaching, and coaching at well-respected country clubs throughout North America for more than 35 years and is regarded as one the country's leading racquets directors and managers. Len has hired, trained, and worked with hundreds of professionals in his career and is extremely proud that more than 47 of his former assistants are leading prominent clubs in the U.S. and Canada. Len chaired the USTA committee to bring the first ever “Online Certification” to become a Racquets Director to the industry. This certification is now available through the University of Florida, is sponsored by the USTA, and certified through the PTR and USPTA.

Michelle A. Riklan, ACRW, CPRW, CEIC, CJSS

Michelle Riklan is a Career Strategist and Search & Consulting Executive. She started her professional career in corporate human resource management as a generalist, then specializing in employment, employee relations, and training and development at Fortune 1000/500 companies. Breaking out on her own, she built a successful career management firm applying her expertise in personal career marketing, outplacement, and soft skills training. For more than 25 years, Michelle has leveraged her skills as a Human Resources Executive, Executive Recruiter, Career Marketing Strategist, Trainer, and Speaker to serve individuals and companies across multiple industries. Michelle has a master’s degree in Speech and Interpersonal Communication, is an Academy Certified Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Consultant, Certified Job Search Strategist, and a Certified DiSC Trainer.

Trusted Partners of Simard Enterprises

Jon Sarosiek, PTR, PPR, PPTR, USPTA Elite

Sarosiek is certified by the PTR, PPR, PPTR, one of only 200 professionals that are certified in three (3) racquet sports. Sarosiek is also certified as an Elite Professional by the USPTA and works as a search executive and consultant within the racquet sports industry with Simard Enterprises.  Additionally, Sarosiek currently serves as the Head Racquet Sports Professional at Farmington Country Club, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Farmington Country Club is perennially recognized as a “Platinum Club of America”, an accolade given to the top 150 country clubs in the United States. Previously, Sarosiek was the Director of Sports & Wellness at Boar’s Head Resort and was the Director of Tennis at Wintergreen Resort.  Both resorts are ranked inside the top 25 tennis resorts in the world, by Tennis Resorts Online.

Harry Gilbert, PTR, USPTA

Harry Gilbert, USPTA, PTR, joins the team at Simard Enterprises, Inc., as a consultant and search executive in the racquet sports industry. Harry is an industry leader in racquets with over 40 years of experience in the hospitality, resort, and private clubs. Harry currently serves as the Director of Tennis at Waccabuc Country Club in Waccabuc (Westchester County), NY, during the summer seasons. Prior to joining Simard Enterprises, he served as the Executive Director of Tennis at Albany, a luxury resort community in the Bahamas for 6 winter seasons. Harry served on the USPTA FL Board of directors for 12 years including a 3-year term as President of the Division. He was twice named FL Division “Pro of the Year”. His service to the USPTA continued as he then served for 14 years on the USPTA National Board of Directors including a 2-year term as National President. Harry has also been very active with the USTA serving on committees at the National and Sectional level.

Resources

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ARTICLE: Employment Reviews

Performance management has never been as important as it is now. If you love your job and you want to keep it, or if you have a great staff that you want to keep, this article is for you.
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PODCAST: What Clubs Want In Top Racquets Talent

Racquets search executive and consultant, Len Simard, shares what’s trending when it comes to the qualities private clubs are looking for in their Director of Racquets.
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PODCAST: Be Prepared For Opportunity

Advice on crafting a professional resume and LinkedIn profile that highlights your attributes, creatively communicates value, and puts you top of mind.
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WEBINAR: Resumes That WOW A Search Committee

Are you prepared when opportunity knocks? Everyone should have career marketing materials that give you a competitive edge and grab attention.

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Len Simard

PTR & USPTA Master Professional

Len Simard oversees all racquet sports, fitness, wellness, and director of athletics searches for the firm’s club clients. Len is an industry leader in tennis facility consulting, performing evaluations, compensation reviews, and provides solutions to all types of racquets facilities and organizations throughout the Country.

Len has been directing, teaching, and coaching at well-respected country clubs throughout North America for more than 35 years and is regarded as one of the country’s leading racquets directors and managers. Len has hired, trained, and worked with hundreds of professionals in his career and is extremely proud that more than 47 of his former assistants are leading prominent clubs in the U.S. and Canada.

Len was named Professional of the Year three times and twice Player of the Year by the Florida Division of the USPTA. In 2019, Simard was named National Club Manager of the year by the USPTA. As a player, Len holds 15 national singles and doubles titles in the U.S. and Canada. He has represented Canada in international play for more than two decades in the veteran categories. Simard, a past president of the USPTA Florida Division, has lectured on many industry topics at PTR, USPTA, USTA, TIA, PGA, and CMAA educational forums and conventions for more than 30 years. Len chaired the USTA committee to bring the first-ever “Online Certification” to become a Racquets Director to the industry. This certification is now available through the University of Florida, is sponsored by the USTA, and certified through the PTR and USPTA. It is the industry standard in determining qualified directors of racquets.

Michelle A. Riklan

ACRW, CPRW, CEIC, CJSS

Michelle Riklan is a Career Strategist and Search & Consulting Executive. She started her professional career in corporate human resource management as a generalist, then specializing in employment, employee relations, and training and development at Fortune 1000/500 companies. Breaking out on her own, she built a successful career management firm applying her expertise in personal career marketing, outplacement, and soft skills training. For more than 25 years, Michelle has leveraged her skills as a Human Resources Executive, Executive Recruiter, Career Marketing Strategist, Trainer, and Speaker to serve individuals and companies across multiple industries.

Michelle was introduced to the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) many years ago and was their resume writer for more than 8 years, offering her time during annual conferences to assist their members and students. She has worked with hundreds of managers in the industry, helping them to refine their skills and presentation of credentials, and continues to offer these services as a member of the KK&W team. She has been a speaker at several CMAA conferences and is a requested speaker for chapter education meetings. Over the years, Michelle assisted and built strong relationships with many industry professionals. The opportunity to work with so many amazing individuals is how her passion for the Club industry grew and what prompted her desire to dive in deeper and do more.

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