Fairwinds News Jan 2017

January 2017 Industry updates

As a specialist recruiter in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting industry I wanted to take a moment to update my followers, as a valued member of my professional network, on how the job market is looking for 2017.

Industry Updates:
The second half of 2016 proved to be slower within the Hyperion consulting industry.  Oracle made a stronger push towards cloud delivery which resulted in much slower project starts. Additionally, the EPM Cloud-Based software providers continued to make headway in market share.  This appears to be particularly true with small to midsize companies.  However, the traditional Hyperion consulting space continues to thrive as there are many industry customers whose needs outweigh the current capabilities of Cloud-Based solutions.

2017 Outlook:
“…Openings hit an all-time high in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—and the 2017 outlook is particularly rosy for mid- to senior-level workers…” Why 2017 Is Going to Be the Best Job Market in Years

Website Updated:
I’ve revamped the website with information about the areas we recruit in and made it easier to find  job openings.  Also I created a new blog  about interviewing tactics, resume optimization, job search techniques, and industry news which hopefully will be informative to you and  result in me being a better partner for you.

A few recent Blog posts:

Upcoming Posts:

  • Creating a Personal Branding Statement-Separating you from the pack
  • How to choose the right recruiter as a partner.  The little-known intangibles
  • The Art of the Thank You Note.  The overlooked strategic value.

Watch for continued updates around the 15th of each month (and sometimes in between).  Would love to hear your thoughts!
New Group on LinkedIn:

To help navigate the changes in the EPM space, I created a new group LinkedIn Group EPM Cloud Software.   The intent of the group is to be a forum for Oracle/Hyperion, SAP BPC, Cognos TM1 professionals to navigate the changing industry and the effects of other technologies inclusive of Host Analytics, Adaptive Insights, Anaplan, Oracle PBCS, and other related technologies.

We are 128 members and growing strong.  Please join us!

Something I’ve neglected for years is a decent Facebook page.  It’s now been updated to be full of more meaningful information, such as industry news, trends, job openings, etc. So please Like US on Facebook. And let me know what you think.

AND OH YEAH!  Fairwinds Recruiting just crossed another  anniversary.  8 Years in business! Founded in 2009 which gives me a total of 13 years in the recruitment industry.  Thanks to you, you’ve made that possible!


Dan Counts President Fairwinds RecruitingDan Counts, Founder of Fairwinds Recruiting (@FairwindsRcrtg) is a recruiter/coach for candidates and clients, specializing in the software and consulting industries for Enterprise Performance Management (Oracle/Hyperion), Business Intelligence, Data Science/Big Data, Cyber Risk Security, Sales,  Workday and Product Management. His hands-on positive style as an advisor to candidates and clients provides an environment for redefining the recruitment experience one placement at a time, resulting in better long-term matches. Residing in Monterey, CA near Silicon Valley, he works with boutique firms to large companies nationwide. In his free time he enjoys sailing, hiking/walking, woodworking and most recently home coffee roasting. You can check out his website at


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