The Power of the Network: a Trusting Friendship

This week’s installment of “The Power of the Network” involves a more intangible form of value. Placements are all fine and good, but what about a friendship or two? That’s right: a friendship.

When you work with trading partners all the time, sometimes they become a good friend. Does it happen overnight? Of course not. But it does happen, and it happens more frequently than you might think.

You might also think that it only applies to new Network members. Or at the very least, recruiters who have been members for a short amount of time. Not so.

No “time limit” on friendship

In fact, recruiters who have been in the Network for many years have forged a new friendship. There is no “time limit” on becoming friends in Top Echelon’s recruiting network. Take, for instance, the trading partner relationship below:

  • Larry Radzley has been in the Network since 1991. Steve Kohn has been in TE since 1994.
  • Larry has made 74 Network placements. Steve has made 235 such placements.
  • These two recruiters have a combined total of 60 years of experience in the recruiting profession.
  • They’ve made six splits together since July of last year.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a recruiter. It’s doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a TE member. You can build a new friendship with another recruiter in the Network at any time. And when it’s a trusting friendship like the one described below, it almost always results in multiple placements!

If you’re looking to make more split placements in TE, then contact Top Echelon Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS. You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search

Steve Kohn

Larry Radzely of Adel-Lawrence Associates, Inc.

Larry Radzely

“I believe this is our sixth split placement with Steve in less than a year. We have developed a wonderful working relationship, as well as a trusting friendship. We look forward to many more split placements as the relationship between our companies continues to grow.”

Submitted by Larry Radzely of Adel-Lawrence Associates, Inc. regarding his Network split placement with Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search


Fee Percentage—20%

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth Network split placement that Larry and Steve have made together in Top Echelon.)

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