Dream maker Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2010

When Juuhi Ahuja unsuccessfully interviewed for 20 positions after college, she knew there had to be a better way.

Ahuja had been certain of her ability to find a rewarding career with her hard-earned business degree, but the job search proved more difficult than she expected. Knowing that there were many educated professionals out there just like her, Ahuja decided to help. After moving from New York City to Houston for her husband’s job, Ahuja began cultivating relationships and educating herself on the traits of a strong job search firm. The goal was to help people find their dream jobs by matching highly skilled professionals with companies willing to compensate well for their client’s expertise.

With only the money in their savings account, Ahuja and her husband, Prakash, started Wise Men Consultants in 1997; since then it has developed into a successful business specializing in placing executive-level candidates for staffing services in the information technology field.

Early on, Ahuja committed her company to a high standard of customer service. She uses the two Q’s — quality and quick — to exceed her clients’ expectations. Ahuja presents only the three best candidates for each position to maintain that expectation of quality. In addition, her employees are not to take on more tasks than they can complete in a timely manner and staff must answer e-mails within two hours to maintain effective communication with clientele.

Her success earned the company a spot on the list of the top 10 women-owned, fastest-growing companies in Houston.

As a result of her success, Ahuja has dedicated much of her time and money to giving back. Her company supports charities including the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Goodwill and the Sankara Eye Foundation. And after Hurricane Ike, Ahuja purchased thousands of dollars worth of clothing for distribution to those in need. She also funds the education of 40 underprivileged children in India.

How to reach: Wise Men Consultants, (281) 679-6740 or www.wisemen.net