Presenting the Top 10 TE Recruiters for 2022

It’s that time of year again . . . that’s right, the time of year when we talk about last year.

Specifically, we’d like to discuss the top recruiters in Top Echelon Network for 2022. And even more specifically than that, we’d like to discuss the top 10 TE recruiters of the year.

And a LOT happened this past year. For one thing, Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group was a repeat winner of the Recruiter of the Year Award.

Second, Michael broke the record for the most money billed in a calendar year through the Network: nearly $1.4 million. The record was previously held by Trey Cameron of Cameron Craig Group. Last year marked the second straight year that Michael billed more than $1 million through TE.

Third, for the first time in the history of Top Echelon Network, there were two million dollar producers during a calendar year. They were Michael and Trey, who billed a little over $1.1 million in 2022.

Fourth, Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc. was in the mix once again. In 2021, he finished in second place overall in TE, and in 2022, he finished in third place with $578K in Network billings.

And fifth, every recruiter in the top 10 billed more than $200K through the Network in 2022. That may be the first time that’s happened in Top Echelon’s history.

Before we unveil the full list of top-producing recruiters (although I suspect that we have already done that), I must trot out our usual disclaimer regarding these rankings:

Our annual list of the top recruiters is determined by Top Echelon Network members’ cash-in total in our split network on a rolling 12-month basis. The order of the list below reflects the recruiters’ cash-in totals for the 2022 calendar year, which ended at midnight on December 31, 2022.

So congratulations to the recruiters listed below and congratulations to every Network member who made a split placement during the year of 2022!

Recruiters of the Year – 2022

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First Place

Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group

Michael Stuck

Recruiter: Michael Stuck
Agency: Gables Search Group
Placements: One hundred seventh-six (176)
Commission: $1,380,430
Career Top Echelon placements: 464
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $3,151,346

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Second Place

Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Trey Cameron

Recruiter: Trey Cameron
Agency: Cameron Craig Group
Placements: One hundred thirty-two (132)
Commission: $1,146,105
Career Top Echelon placements: 1,272
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $9,964,735

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Third Place

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn

Recruiter: Steve Kohn
Agency: Affinity Executive Search, Inc.
Placements: Fifty-two (52)
Commission: $578,378
Career Top Echelon placements: 509
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $4,508,795

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Fourth Place

Amy Chapman of Key People Staffing

Amy Chapman

Recruiter: Amy Chapman
Agency: Key People Staffing
Placements: Twenty-two (22)
Commission: $303,372
Career Top Echelon placements: 67
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $687,775

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Fifth Place

Phil Hurd of Oculus Search Partners, LLC

Phil Hurd

Recruiter: Phil Hurd
Agency: Oculus Search Partners, LLC
Placements: Thirty-three (33)
Commission: $246,434
Career Top Echelon placements: 51
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $297,076

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Sixth Place

Bob White of Impact Solutions, Inc.

Bob White

Recruiter: Bob White
Agency: Impact Solutions, Inc.
Placements: Twenty-eight (28)
Commission: $230,697
Career Top Echelon placements: 85
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $527,902

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Seventh Place

Kristy Staggs of Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc.

Kristy Staggs

Recruiter: Kristy Staggs
Agency: Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc.
Placements: Twenty-three (23)
Commission: $227,346
Career Top Echelon placements: 114
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $783,667

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Eighth Place

Gary Schultz of Work 22, Inc.

Gary Schultz

Recruiter: Gary Schultz
Agency: Work 22, Inc.
Placements: Twenty-two (22)
Commission: $226,588
Career Top Echelon placements: 105
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $763,382

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Ninth Place

John Ricciardi of the Afton Consulting Group

John Ricciardi

Recruiter: John Ricciardi
Agency: Afton Consulting Group
Placements: Twenty-three (23)
Commission: $226,238
Career Top Echelon placements: 46
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $457,740

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10th Place

Brian Abrams of PMO Partners

Brian Abrams

Recruiter: Brian Abrams
Agency: PMO Partners
Placements: Eighteen (18)
Commission: $216,518
Career Top Echelon placements: 37
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $420,181

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Join us in congratulating the top-producing recruiters listed above. And here’s to hoping that 2023 is a better year for every recruiter in Top Echelon Network!

If you’re looking to make more placements with your Top Echelon split recruiting membership, then contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS.

You can do so by calling 330.595.1742 or by sending an email to

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