Recruiter Stories from Top Echelon Network Lore

What’s the best way to celebrate our 36th birthday? By celebrating YOU, our customers, of course!

And that’s exactly what we’re going to do by publishing some of the stories that recruiters have submitted to us regarding their experience as members of Top Echelon Network.

While there is only space for a few stories here in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog, this is but a mere sampling of the success that recruiters have enjoyed in our recruiting network during the past 36 years.

So without further adieu, please enjoy these recruiter stories from the history of Top Echelon Network!

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“Making 33 split placements totaling nearly $1 million ($962,873) for years 2022 and 2023 combined that I never would have achieved sourcing on my own certainly tops the list. But [I’m] also appreciative of the many great partnerships built, which is the magic behind those numbers.”

Amy Chapman of Key People Staffing

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“In June of 2023, I made a placement with a TEN recruiter. In November of 2023, the candidate again applied for the same recruiter’s position I had posted on Indeed and got hired, generating two split placements in under six months!”

Sara Alexandroff of Sterling St. James, Inc.

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“I was asked by a client to fill a VP position in a discipline out of my wheelhouse and geographical area. I called Drea [Codispoti] and asked him if there were any TE partners who worked in that discipline, and he gave me a few names. I partnered with one of those recruiters, got the search, and made a 95K placement fee, which up until earlier this year was the largest in TE history. If not for TE, I probably would not have gotten the search or the final placement.”

Ron Sunshine of Ron Sunshine Associates

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“One of my children thought that what I did for a living was pretty easy, so I said, ‘Okay, here’s a CFO search. You fill it.’ So, my 12 year-old child surfed the Internet, contacted someone by email, got a resume, made a Q&A email, and then presented the candidate to the job order recruiter as me (with my permission). [It was a] $35K fee! I never told the job order recruiter, but this is a true story.”

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

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“The greatest [story] is that I was one of the original users of Top Echelon Contracting and because of the Network, I was able to attract large contracts from Big Pharma. Everyone prospered: TEN/TEC, many CRAs, and Med Exec International.”

Roseanne Christopher of Med Exec International

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“Watching Mark Demaree line dance in Nashville.”

John Peterson of Sun Recruiting, Inc.

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