LinkedIn only allows you 3 of the 7 attributes, but I'd select all 7 if I could.
I hired David this past summer to help me develop an internet marketing plan for the book that I am currently self-publishing. As an entrepreneur I've been used to wearing all the hats and had been reluctant in the past to hand over marketing duties to someone. Turns out the reason was that I hadn't found the right person for the job.
David and I first met in the late 90's competing against each other in college golf tournaments. We had always gotten along well then, he's friendly and personable; the kind of guy you wanted to play golf with because you knew it'd be fun with absolutely no BS. When our paths crossed 10+ years later I knew he'd be a good guy to work with, but I need proof that he could deliver what I needed.
The book isn't even out yet and already I can see the results. My primary business has increased, my internet presence is getting stronger and there's no mystery why - he knows his stuff. He's constantly looking for the latest trends, he's flexible, creative, and a great collaborator. I always feel like I'm getting what my business needs, and the proof shows it.
I'm getting more value that I paid for, and have freed up not only my time, but also my brain to focus on what I'm best at. If it isn't obvious already, I highly recommend him.