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We’re always excited when Top Echelon Network members make their first TE split placement. That’s because you can’t make multiple split placements until you make one. (Makes sense, doesn’t it?)

We recently highlighted a group of recruiters for making their first TE split placement. And we’re doing it again in this week’s issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog. In addition, we’re combining that focus with our “Comments and Compliments” feature in the newsletter. That way, you can see what the recruiters involved thought about these particular deals.

First TE split placement roll call

There are three members we’d like to highlight for making their first TE split placement. They are as follows:

  • Valerie Turner of AFALI Recruitment
  • Doug Bryson of Spearhead Staffing, LLC
  • Kurt Haugan of the Haugan Group

Making your first split in TE is akin to “getting your feet wet.” And membership in a recruiter network is like anything else, including riding a bicycle. The more you do it, the better you get.

Active Participation is one of The Four Pillars of Top Echelon Network. The more that you participate in the Network, the more splits you can make. Remember, these are placements you would not have made otherwise. (Because if you could have made them otherwise, why didn’t you?)

Congratulations to Valerie, Doug, and Kurt for making their first TE split placement!

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Valerie Turner of AFALI Recruitment

Valerie Turner

“This is AFALI Recruitment’s first split placement with the TE Network. We are so excited and look forward to more splits with TE partners!”

Submitted by Valerie Turner of AFALI Recruitment regarding her Network split placement with Chris Shoulet of Top Dog Recruiting

Position Title—ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS MANAGER

Fee Percentage—Flat

(Editor’s note: This is the first Network split placement that Valerie and Chris have made together in Top Echelon.)

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Doug Bryson of Spearhead Staffing, LLC

Doug Bryson

Mike Loftus, CPC of Beacon Professional Search

Mike Loftus, CPC

“Doug was great to work with. This was his first TE placement, great for Doug and I to do the dance of joy!”

Submitted by Mike Loftus, CPC of Beacon Professional Search regarding his Network split placement with Doug Bryson of Spearhead Staffing, LLC

Position Title—QUALITY ENGINEER

Fee Percentage—20%

(Editor’s note: This is the first Network split placement that Mike and Doug have made together in Top Echelon.)

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Kurt Haugan of the Haugan Group

Kurt Haugan

Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Trey Cameron

“I am thrilled to make the first of what I expect to be many split placements with Top Echelon recruiting partners! Thanks, Trey. This started with a great phone conversation just over a month ago. Let’s keep it going. Thanks also to Drea for helping me navigate TE as a new member.”

Submitted by Kurt Haugan of the Haugan Group regarding his Network split placement with Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Position Title—ESTIMATOR

Fee Percentage—20%

(Editor’s note: This is the first Network split placement that Kurt and Trey have made together in Top Echelon.)

We have a Top Echelon Network split placement “for the ages” this week! We also have a lot of other split placements, too, as you can see below. However, this split is rather unique.

It’s unique because of the recruiters involved. One of the recruiters, John Ricciardi, started in the recruiting profession in 2017. The other recruiter, Don Fredrick, started in the profession in 1982.

John’s agency, the Afton Consulting Group, joined Top Echelon’s recruiting network in November of last year. Don’s agency, Executech, joined the Network in August of 2000.

Clearly, John and Don came to this placement from vastly different points in their recruiting career and their Network tenure. Regardless of that, they still came together to make a placement they would not have made otherwise. Not only that, but this also represents John’s first Network split placement!

This is yet another reminder that anybody can make a split at any time for any reason in Top Echelon Network. And this is also why this is a Network split placement “for the ages.”

And if you’d like to know how YOU can enjoy more Network success (including making your first TE split), please 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 drea@topechelon.com.

This Week’s TE Split Placements

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John Ricciardi of the Afton Consulting Group

John Ricciardi

Don Fredrick of Executech, Inc.

Don Fredrick

Job recruiter: John Ricciardi of the Afton Consulting Group

Candidate recruiter: Don Fredrick of Executech, Inc.

Job title: SENIOR DIRECTOR – PRODUCT QUALITY/OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGIST

Fee percentage: 20%

Action causing split placement: Network Jobs Feed

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Michael Smithson, CPC of JobCareers

Michael Smithson, CPC

Nancy Hastings of The Hastings Group

Nancy Hastings

Job recruiter: Nancy Hastings of The Hastings Group

Candidate recruiter: Michael D. Smithson, CPC of JobCareers

Job title: R&D TECHNICIAN

Fee percentage: 25%

Action causing split placement: Network Jobs Feed

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Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search

Steve Kohn

Michael Smithson, CPC of JobCareers

Michael Smithson, CPC

Job recruiter: Michael D. Smithson, CPC of JobCareers

Candidate recruiter: Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Job title: SR. DESIGN RELEASE ENGINEER

Fee percentage: 25%

Action causing split placement: Network Jobs Feed

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Gary Schultz of Work 22, Inc.

Gary Schultz

Jeff Katz of JSK Recruiting

Jeff Katz

Job recruiter: Jeff Katz of JSK Recruiting

Candidate recruiter: Gary Schultz of Work 22, Inc.

Job title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC

Fee percentage: 20%

Action causing split placement: Offline communication with a member

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Lois Rupkey of Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc.

Lois Rupkey

Tom Bower of J.D. Cotter Search, Inc.

Tom Bower

Job recruiter: Lois Rupkey of Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Tom Bower of J.D. Cotter Search, Inc.

Job title: ASSISTANT DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS MANAGER

Fee percentage: 20%

Action causing split placement: Offline communication with a member

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Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Trey Cameron

Pamela Ratz DeVille, CPC of the MMS Group

Pamela Ratz DeVille, CPC

Job recruiter: Pamela Ratz DeVille, CPC of the MMS Group

Candidate recruiter: Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Job title: DIRECTOR, CLINICAL OPERATIONS

Fee percentage: Flat

Action causing split placement: Network Jobs Feed

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Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search

Steve Kohn

Debi Apple of Apples and Associates, Inc.

Debi Apple

Job recruiter: Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Debi Apple of Apples & Associates, Inc.

Job title: SALES ENGINEER – DATA CENTER POWER AND COOLING

Fee percentage: 20%

Action causing split placement: Network Jobs Feed

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Terry Rhodes of NewCareers

Terry Rhodes

Keith Cornelison of Personnel Resources

Keith Cornelison

Job recruiter: Keith Cornelison of Personnel Resources

Candidate recruiter: Terry Rhodes of NewCareers

Job title: MARKETING PROMOTIONS

Fee percentage: 18%

Action causing split placement: Offline communication with a member

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Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Trey Cameron

Michael Agen of New Solutions Group, LLC

Michael Agen

Job recruiter: Michael Agen of New Solutions Group, LLC

Candidate recruiter: Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Job title: RN HOME CARE ASSESSMENT NURSE

Fee percentage: 17%

Action causing split placement: Network Jobs Feed

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Bruce Widnes of The Recruiting Group, Inc.

Bruce Widnes

Matt Scheihing of J. Miles Personnel Services

Matt Scheihing

Job recruiter: Bruce Widnes of The Recruiting Group, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Matt Scheihing of J. Miles Personnel Services

Job title: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Fee percentage: Flat

Action causing split placement: Network Jobs Feed

We happen to have two veterans of Top Echelon’s recruiting network combine to earn the biggest split placement fee during the month of May!

Those two veteran Network members are Cindy Andrew Cordell, CPC of Corporate Resources, LLC and Terry Rhodes of NewCareers. They represent two of the most successful recruiters in TE history. Not convinced? Well, consider the fact that they have a combined:

  • 64 years of experience in the recruiting profession
  • 50 years of Top Echelon Network membership
  • 215 placements in the Network
  • Cash-in total in the Network of over $1.75 million

And believe it or not, this is the first split placement that they’ve made together in Top Echelon! That just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a recruiter or how long you’ve been in the Network. You can always make a split with somebody you’ve never made a split with before. This is iron-clad evidence.

AND you might even combine to earn a split fee north of $40K. Which, of course, would give you even more reason to celebrate.

So congratulations to Cindy and Terry for making their first split together and for making one that earned the Largest Split Fee of the Month Award!

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Largest Split Fee for May:

Terry Rhodes of NewCareers

Terry Rhodes

Cindy Andrew Cordell, CPC of Corporate Resources, LLC

Cindy Andrew Cordell, CPC

Cindy Andrew Cordell, CPC of Corporate Resources, LLC and Terry Rhodes of NewCareers

The position for this split placement was a Corporate Director EHS & Regulatory Compliance. Cindy was the job order recruiter and Terry was the candidate recruiter.

The action that stimulated this split placement was listed as “Alerts.”

The fee for this split placement was $42,500.

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Top Echelon determines the monthly and quarterly winners of its Network split fee recruiting awards in four distinct categories:

1.) Recruiter of the Month
2.) Largest Split Fee of the Month
3.) Recruiter of the Quarter
4.) Largest Split Fee of the Quarter

We only announce the winners of these awards in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog. We do so usually (but not always) in the issue following the conclusion of each month and/or quarter.