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Recruiting firms join Top Echelon Network all the time. In fact, six firms officially joined the Network during the first 10 days of the month. These new TE members work within a number of different industries and niches, but there’s one thing that all of them have in common:

They want to make split placements with recruiters who are already in the Network.

In other words, they want to make split placements with YOU! Of course, not all of the firms work the same industries and/or niches that you do, but you won’t know that until you see for yourself. That’s why we’re listing those six firms in this issue of The Pinnacle.

LavaRock, LLC

Date joined: October 6
Industries:  Technology, Finance and Accounting
Agency members: Dallas Kawai

J. Patrick & Associates

Date joined: October 6
Industries:  Executive Management, Sales, Marketing and Technical roles within Information Technology
Agency members: Dan Sullivan

Bird & Associates

Date joined: October 7
Industries: All Manufacturing
Agency members: Conrad Bird

The Search Group

Date joined: October 7
Industries: Sales, Engineering, Supply Chain
Agency members: Larry Johnson

3D Tek Information Systems

Date joined: October 10
Industries: Information Technology
Agency members: Richard Moss and Emil Owen

T. Burks & Associates

Date joined: October 10
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain
Agency members: Tasha Burks

TE members, if you’re looking to make more split placements—with new members or existing ones—then you should contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CERS by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

Okay, there’s a good chance that nobody is going to beat the $95,000 placement fee by Top Echelon Network members Ron Sunshine of Ron Sunshine Associates, LLC and Norma Wallis of LME Resources, LLC. They played a Vice President of Sales during the month of May.

That split will probably end up being the Largest Split Placement of the Year in Top Echelon Network.


But we still have the Largest Split Fee of the Quarter . . . and that fee is nothing to sneeze at. Yes, it was less than half of the one made by Ron and Norma, but it was still $45,000.

The rest of the list is rather impressive, as well:

  • $42,000
  • $36,000
  • $35,530
  • $33,750

The fact of the matter that Network recruiters split large fees each and every week in Top Echelon Network. It’s not a once a quarter thing or a few times a year thing. So congratulations to everybody else who landed large fees as a result of split placements they made in Top Echelon Network during the third quarter!

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Largest Split Fee of the Quarter:

Diane Rothong of Worksource 2000, Inc. and Mark London of Command Consultants, Inc.

The position for this split placement was a Regional Account Director. Rothong was the job order recruiter, and London was the candidate recruiter.

The action that stimulated this split placement was listed as, “Regular communication with a Top Echelon Network member.”

The fee for this split placement was $45,000.

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Second Place:

Tim Piccini of Philips Recruiting Services (job order recruiter)
Bob Millman of AutoPro Technical Recruiting (candidate recruiter)

Position Title: Director of Purchasing
Fee percentage: 20%
Split Fee: $42,000

Third Place:

Amylyn Kyler of Kyler Professional Search (job order recruiter)
Pam Copeland of fulltimeGiGS (candidate recruiter)

Position Title: ERP Professional Services Director
Fee percentage: 20%
Split Fee: $36,000

Fourth Place:

Pamela Ratz DeVille, CPC of the MMS Group (job order recruiter)
Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search (candidate recruiter)

Position Title: VP of Finance
Fee percentage: Flat
Split Fee: $35,530

Fifth Place:

Paul Sturgeon of KLA Industries (job order recruiter)
Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group (candidate recruiter)

Position Title: Plastics Manufacturing Engineer
Fee percentage: 25%
Split Fee: $33,750

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Top Echelon determines the monthly and quarterly winners of its Network recruiting awards in four distinct categories, which are listed below:

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

The winners of these awards are only announced in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog, usually (but not always) in the issue following the conclusion of each month and/or quarter.

Yes, it’s true: Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search knocked off Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group when it came to Recruiter of the Month.

But Recruiter of the Quarter? Not so much. Trey scored 35 placements during the recently completed third quarter of the year, beating out Kohn by 13 placements.

In addition, one of our new faces from last quarter’s leader board, Melissa Truax of Premier Health Careers, Inc./Premier Paths, cracked the top five again during the quarter. She was third with six placements, illustrating how far Trey and Steve are in front of the pack.

Below is the information that we typically include with the announcement of the Recruiter of the Quarter Award:

  • The top five (5) recruiters in the Network for the quarter
  • The number of split placements those recruiters made during the quarter
  • The dollar amount of commission that the recruiters earned as a result of those split placements

Below are the Network winners for the Recruiter of the Quarter award in Top Echelon Network for the third quarter of 2016. Congratulations to these top recruiters for their accomplishments in our split placement network!

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First Place

Recruiter: Trey Cameron
Agency: Cameron Craig Group
Placements: Thirty-eight (35)
Commission: $286,427

Second Place

Recruiter: Steve Kohn
Agency: Affinity Executive Search
Placements: Twenty-two (22)
Commission: $172,324

Third Place

Recruiter: Melissa Truax
Agency: Premier Health Careers, Inc./Premier Paths
Placements: Six (6)
Commission: $52,882

Fourth Place

Recruiter: Kerry Boehner
Agency: KOB Solutions, Inc.
Placements: Five (5)
Commission: $50,337

Fifth Place

Recruiter: Pam Copeland
Agency: fulltimeGiGS
Placements: Five (5)
Commission: $41,360

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Top Echelon Network determines the monthly and quarterly winners of its recruiting awards based upon two criteria, which are listed below in order of importance:

1.) The number of split placements made
2.) The amount of “cash-in” dollars earned as a result of those split placements

This explains why, when multiple recruiters are tied with the same number of split placements during a given month or quarter, the recruiter with the largest “cash-in” total for their placements is deemed the winner.meron have made together in Top Echelon.)

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If YOU are looking to make more placements with your Top Echelon Network membership, contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS at 330.455.1433, x156.