Presenting the Top TE Recruiters for 2021

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 2021. And even more specifically than that, we’d like to discuss the top 10 TE recruiters of the year.

And to end the drama, we’d like to take a moment to announce that Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group is the Recruiter of the Year in the Network! As you can see below, Michael billed more than $1 million through the Network in 2021 on the strength of 150 split placements.

Also as you can see below, perennial Top Producers Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc. and Trey Cameron of Cameron Craig Group rounded out the top three. Michael, Steve, and Trey have been consistently vying for the top spot on a monthly and quarterly basis all year long.

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 total for the 2021 calendar year, which ended at midnight on December 31, 2021.

So congratulations to the recruiters listed below and congratulations to every Network member who made a split placement during the year of 2021!

Recruiters of the Year – 2021

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First Place

Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group

Michael Stuck

Recruiter: Michael Stuck
Agency: Gables Search Group
Placements: One Hundred-Fifty (150)
Commission: $1,014,100
Date agency joined TE: March 9, 2005
Career Top Echelon placements: 296
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $1,773,919

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Second Place

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn

Recruiter: Steve Kohn
Agency: Affinity Executive Search, Inc.
Placements: Sixty-Eight (68)
Commission: $673,696
Date agency joined TE: July 28, 1994
Career Top Echelon placements: 461
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $3,905,911

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Third Place

Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Trey Cameron

Recruiter: Trey Cameron
Agency: Cameron Craig Group
Placements: Seventy-Three (73)
Commission: $536,189
Date agency joined TE: January 24, 2003
Career Top Echelon placements: 1,153
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $8,830,923

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Fourth Place

Terry Rhodes of NewCareers

Terry Rhodes

Recruiter: Terry Rhodes
Agency: NewCareers
Placements: Seventy-Two (72)
Commission: $372,543
Date agency joined TE: June 19, 2003
Career Top Echelon placements: 319
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $2,195,209

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Fifth Place

Gary Schultz of Work 22, Inc.

Gary Schultz

Recruiter: Gary Schultz
Agency: Work 22, Inc.
Placements: Thirty-Seven (37)
Commission: $271,131
Date agency joined TE: May 30, 2017
Career Top Echelon placements: 87
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $552,727

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Sixth Place

Amy Chapman of Key People Staffing

Amy Chapman

Recruiter: Amy Chapman 
Agency: Key People Staffing
Placements: Twenty-Two (22)
Commission: $270,029
Date agency joined TE: May 28, 2019
Career Top Echelon placements: 42
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $408,491

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Seventh Place

Jim Strickland of BioSource International

Jim Strickland

Recruiter: Jim Strickland 
Agency: BioSource Recruiters
Placements: Twenty-Two (22)
Commission: $229,982
Date agency joined TE: October 17, 2003
Career Top Echelon placements: 187
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $1,366,426

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Eighth Place

Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC

Maria Hemminger

Recruiter: Maria Hemminger
Agency:  MJ Recruiters, LLC
Placements: Twenty-Three (23)
Commission: $215,470
Date agency joined TE: July 22, 2005
Career Top Echelon placements: 195
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $1,521,259

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Ninth Place

Larry Gallin of Gallin Associates

Larry Gallin

Recruiter: Larry Gallin 
Agency: Gallin Associates
Placements: Twenty-Eight (28)
Commission: $190,484
Date agency joined TE: July 29, 2003
Career Top Echelon placements: 95
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $741,417

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10th Place

Keith Cornelison of Personnel Resources

Keith Cornelison

Recruiter: Keith Cornelison
Agency: Personnel Resources
Placements: Thirty-Six (36)
Commission: $189,928
Date agency joined TE: December 14, 2016
Career Top Echelon placements: 102
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $532,406

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Join us in congratulating the top-producing recruiters listed above. And here’s to hoping that 2022 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 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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