January Member Spotlight: Tula International

What is your business industry category or specialty?

Tula International is a boutique executive search firm. We specialize in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Agribusiness / Agri-science and Cleantech.

How do you describe your job to people outside the industry?
Our firm partners with companies to help strengthen their leadership teams by identifying best in class candidates from within their industry.

What makes you unique?    

Like all business, we have many competitors. Our direct approach and narrow focus helps us to build connections and expertise around the world with the people and organizations that matter to our clients.  We have also taken the time to study the markets and  the specific industries, so we understand and aid our Clients in addressing their critical issues. 

How was the business started?
I started the company five years ago.
How many employees does the business have?
We presently have 5 employees.

How did you end up in Atlanta?       

I came to Atlanta as an exchange student almost 40 years ago, working for a chemical company. I liked the city and decided to stay and finish my education in the USA. (Oglethorpe University and the University of North Carolina Business School-Kennan Flagler)

What is your number one business goal over the next year?   

My goal is to continue our growth in a stable and measured way.

What is the best advice you have received regarding doing business with the Dutch?  

In both cultures we expect transparency. But most of all, all business is ultimately done with people liking each other which is certainly the case in the South East of the US. 

Any other personal information you would like to share, e.g. hobbies, special interests, family etc…

Married, 7 children in a blended family, one grandson (Bernard 3rd). Hobbies golf and hiking. 

Contact Details:
Bernard Vanderlande – Managing PartnerTula International3355 Lennox Road, N.E.7th FloorAtlanta | GA 30326

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