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Byline: Naomi R. Patton
DETROIT _ On a side street in Livonia, Mich., sits a squat, brown brick building, virtually indistinguishable from the other squat brown brick buildings that surround it.
Inside sits what industry watchers say is the largest recruitment research firm in the country.
In eight years, Steve Lowisz, president and CEO of Qualigence, has: increased his staff from four to 77 employees; increased revenue from $300,000 to $10 million annually, and expanded the firm from its Livonia headquarters to opening offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago and London.
Built largely by referrals, the company's formula seemingly defies Michigan's struggling economy. Lowisz and his staff also developed a niche and set a standard in the executive search industry. …