Keith Cornelison Reaches TE’s 100-Placement Plateau

Times flies when you’re having fun. And making placements, apparently. But what recruiter doesn’t have fun making placements . . . and split placements, to boot?

Keith Cornelison, President and Owner of Personnel Resources and member of Top Echelon Network, definitely has fun making splits. He’s made 102 Network splits since 2017. Keith has duplicated the feat of Michael Agen of New Solutions Group, who has also made 100 Network splits in five years or less.

Keith Cornelison of Personnel Resources

Keith Cornelison

Keith, who works in Healthcare and Social Assistance, has generated a cash-in total of $560K. This places in another elite category: those Network members who have billed at least half a million dollars through the Network.

Keith, who finished 10th overall in the Network last year in terms of cash-in, is an importer of candidates in Top Echelon. This means that he has the job order or search assignment in a split placement situation. In fact, he’s had the job 100% of the time during his 102 splits as a Network member.

And as for time flying, Keith did not even realize that he had reached the 100-placement milestone within the Network. In discussing his success, he indicated that Top Echelon Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti was instrumental in convincing him to join the Network.

“I remember the first time Drea approached me about being in TE to do splits, but I was very hesitant,” said Keith. “I was already using the [Big Biller] software for years and he suggested to give it a try.”

Eventually, Keith became a Network member and practiced one of The Four Pillars of Top Echelon Network: Active Participation. That decision—and the success that he enjoyed because of it—led him to where he is today, which involves an even greater degree of participation.

“I put a couple [of jobs] out there for splits and had success,” he said. “That led me to feeling confident in it, and now I post all my positions in the Network. I rely on the Network for candidates, as I only work on the client side with job openings.”

Keith has learned a lot about the Network and making split placements during the past five years. One of the most important things he’s learned is how integral building and maintaining relationships is in Top Echelon.

The success that Keith has experienced and the relationships and friendships that he’s created make him optimistic about the continued value that he expects to receive from his Network membership.

“I’ve made some great relationships with several TE partners and will continue to utilize [the Network] for all my openings,” he said. “It’s hard to believe that I’ve made 100 splits, but I’m looking forward to making several hundred more with my split partners.”

Congratulations to Keith Cornelison for reaching the milestone of 100 split placements in Top Echelon Network!

(Editor’s note: If you recently reached a Network milestone in Top Echelon, we’d like to hear about it! Send an email to

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