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There are many keys to making split placements in Top Echelon Network, but one of the most important is working with a great split recruiting partner.

That’s because a great partner is just that—a partner with you throughout the entire process. You and your partner pool your resources and “tag team” the search, relying on each other’s strengths to bring the recruitment process to a satisfying conclusion.

We see examples of this in action all of the time. In fact, there are probably examples in this very issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.

Below are five traits of a great split recruiting partner:

#1—Candidate assessment

They know which candidates are a fit for their partner’s open position and which ones are not. Because of this, they do not waste anybody’s time. (Least of all their own.)


They don’t just send their candidates and wait for their partner to make the placement. They offer their help, and then they provide whatever assistance is needed.


It’s almost impossible to be a good recruiter without being persistent. So it’s almost impossible to be a great split recruiting partner without also being persistent.


Great split partners are on top of things. They don’t let time lapse and they don’t let things fall through the cracks.

And when another TE recruiter leaves a voice message or sends an email, they respond to them in a timely fashion! (Because nobody likes to be ignored.)

#5—Attention to detail

“The devil is in the details,” as we all know. It only takes one miscommunication or misplaced piece of information to derail a potential placement.

The placement process can be bumpy enough. Don’t make it bumpier by ignoring or forgetting facts and/or details.

If you’re looking for a great split partner in Top Echelon’s recruiting network, then you need to contact me immediately.

You can do so by telephone at 330.455.1433, x156 or via email at

Okay, let’s forget about Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group for a moment. (Sorry, Trey. No hard feelings.)

Of the top five recruiters in the Network for October, three of them made four split placements during the month and one made three splits. But it’s their return on investment (ROI) that’s the most impressive.

That’s because the agencies associated with each of these recruiters paid $130 in membership dues for the month of October. And below is the return that the agency received on that investment:

  • $27,244
  • $19,890
  • $19,768
  • $28,482

All of those numbers represent crazy-good ROI numbers. These recruiters are receiving a tremendous return on their split network investment. And YOU can, too. All it takes is one split placement. Not just per month, but per year!

So congratulations to the recruiters below and everybody who made placements in Top Echelon Network during the month of October!

If YOU want to make more money through Top Echelon’s split fee recruiting network, contact Director of Network Operations, Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS.

You can reach Drea by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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Recruiters of the Month — October 2019:

1st Place: Trey Cameron
Agency: Cameron Craig Group
Placements: Seventeen (17)
Commission: $142,274

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2nd Place: Terry Rhodes
Agency: NewCareers
Placements: Four (4)
Commission: $27,244

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3rd Place: Michael Stuck
Agency: Gables Search Group
Placements: Four (4)
Commission: $19,890

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4th Place: David Cuozzo
Agency: CrowdSourced, LLC
Placements: Four (4)
Commission: $19,768

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5th Place: Gary Schultz
Agency: Work 22, Inc.
Placements: Three (3)
Commission: $28,482

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Top Echelon determines the monthly and quarterly winners of its split 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 TE placements during a given month or quarter, the recruiter with the largest “cash-in” total is ultimately deemed the winner.

We had a record 26 recruiting agencies join Top Echelon Network during the month of October!

As always, please welcome these agencies and the recruiters who are part of these agencies to Top Echelon Network. At the very least, send them an email.

If they work in your area of specialization, give them a call. You never know. You could make split placements with them!

We run the names of recruiting agencies applying for membership in the Members’ Area of the Top Echelon website. We list the names of new members in the Members’ Area, as well.

However, we also list our new members in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog. This list typically includes the name of the agency, the date that it joined, the geographic location of the agency, the agency’s specialties, and the members of the agency. These agencies work in a variety of industries and niches.

So I’d like to take this moment to congratulate the agencies and the recruiters listed below. I also welcome them to the Top Echelon membership and look forward to helping them make splits in the Network!

If you have any questions about reaching out to new members or about your split recruiting membership in general, please contact me. My contact information is at the end of this blog post.

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New Member Agencies — October 2019:

Location: Vancouver, Washington
Industries: Works data science, engineering, machine learning, etc.

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Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Industries: Beverly works Healthcare, Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech. Her husband works Automotive, Healthcare and Distribution.

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Location: Windemere, Florida
Industries: Consulting Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical and Civil, Construction

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Location: Bloomingdale, Illinois
Industries: Medical

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Location: New York, New York
Industries: Information Technology

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Location: Frisco, Texas
Industries: Executive Search, C Suite, Accounting, Manufacturing, Finance and Technology

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Location: Roswell, Georgia
Industries: Information Technology and Sales

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Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Industries: director level healthcare, pharma, supply chain, plant managers, etc.

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Location: Huntersville, North Carolina
Industries: IT, sales and marketing, and manufacturing

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Location: Fishers, Indiana
Industries: Healthcare

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Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Industries: Information Technology

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Location: Scotts Valley, California
Industries: Renewable Energy

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Location: Huntington, New York
Industries: We offer global recruiting in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device industries, as well as Information Technology professionals for all business areas.

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Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Industries: Packaging, Containers, Consumer Goods, Paper Industries

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Location: Santa Fe Springs, California
Industries: General

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Location: Lincolnton, North Carolina
Industries: IT, Data Analytics

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Location: Naples, Florida
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineers, Executive Search, Management, HR, Controls, Automation, Maintenance, Sales, Quality, Finance, Accounting, Aviation, Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, facilities, Buyer, Procurement, Pilot

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Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Industries: General

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Location: Clifton, New Jersey
Industries: Life Sciences

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Location: Markham, Ontario
Industries: General

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Location: Plano, Texas
Industries: Engineering, Manufacturing and IT

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Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Industries: Finance, HR, Manufacturing, sales and marketing, IT and Healthcare.

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Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland
Industries: General

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Location: Webster, New York
Industries: General

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Location: Washington, Pennsylvania
Industries: General

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Location: Plano, Texas
Industries: HR, Financial Services, IT, etc.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a newer Network recruiter or an established member. If you want help making split placements with other Top Echelon Network members, then I encourage you to contact me.

You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

We have not one, not two, but three 20-year anniversaries in Top Echelon’s recruiting network during the month of November!

These three agencies are associated with long-time members of the Network who have achieved a considerable amount of success in Top Echelon.

For example, Joe Papa of American Medical Personnel Services, Inc. has made 80 Network placements totaling over $232K.

Terry Rhodes of NewCareers has made 210 Network placements totaling over $1.6 million.

Bob Millman of AutoPro Technical Recruiting has made 101 Network placements totaling over $900K.

As you can see below, there are also three Network agencies celebrating their 18th anniversary in Top Echelon. Overall, there are 32 Network agencies celebrating an anniversary.

As always, we appreciate the loyalty and dedication of every Network agency celebrating an anniversary this month.

So congratulations to all of the agencies celebrating anniversaries in our split fee recruiting network during the month of November!

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29-Year Anniversary

American Medical Personnel Services, Inc.
Agency Join Date: November 6, 1990

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25-Year Anniversary

NewCareers in Harrisonburg, Virginia
Agency Join Date: November 22, 1994

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23-Year Anniversary

AutoPro Technical Recruiting in Oak Park, Michigan
Agency Join Date: November 21, 1996

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18-Year Anniversary

The Boland Group in Baltimore, Maryland
Agency Join Date: November 14, 2001

Nunnelee & Associates, Inc. in Oakland, Mississippi
Agency Join Date: November 14, 2001

Technology Recruiting Solution in Houston, Texas
Agency Join Date: November 14, 2001

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16-Year Anniversary

Lowry Personnel Services in Westerville, Ohio
Agency Join Date: November 6, 2003

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15-Year Anniversary

White Assoc Engineering & Technical
Agency Join Date: November 14, 2004

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13-Year Anniversary

Wylan, LLC in Leawood, Kansas
Agency Join Date: November 29, 2006

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12-Year Anniversary

A. Marasco Recruiting, LLC in Bellbrook, Ohio
Agency Join Date: November 14, 2007

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11-Year Anniversary

Morton Roper Careers in Salem, Massachusetts
Agency Join Date: November 13, 2008

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9-Year Anniversary

Lea Randolph & Associates, Inc. in Plano, Texas
Agency Join Date: November 5, 2010

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8-Year Anniversary

Acloche Direct Hire in Columbus, Ohio
Agency Join Date: November 3, 2011

Global Talent Resources Corp. in North Canton, Ohio
Agency Join Date: November 10, 2011

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7-Year Anniversary

Paul Mitchell Group in Phoenix, Arizona
Agency Join Date: November 20, 2012

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6-Year Anniversary

Kubena & Associates in Brunswick, Ohio
Agency Join Date: November 14, 2013

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5-Year Anniversary

KDS Staffing in Westwood, New Jersey
Agency Join Date: November 12, 2014

SSG in Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Agency Join Date: November 17, 2014

North Star Recruiting in Anaheim, California
Agency Join Date: November 24, 2014

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4-Year Anniversary

Food Management Search in Springfield, Massachusetts
Agency Join Date: November 2, 2015

TradeLink Solutions in Donelson, Tennessee
Agency Join Date: November 6, 2015

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3-Year Anniversary

Kabana Consulting, LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Agency Join Date: November 8, 2016

Ridgeback Management Services, LLC in Fayetteville, New York
Agency Join Date: November 9, 2016

Leading Tech Staffing, LLC in Union, Kentucky
Agency Join Date: November 14, 2016

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2-Year Anniversary

Bridgeway Commerce Group, LLC in The Woodlands, Texas
Agency Join Date: November 1, 2017

Management Business Solutions, Inc. in Wyoming, Michigan
Agency Join Date: November 1, 2017

Afton Consulting Group in Yardley, Pennsylvania
Agency Join Date: November 6, 2017

Carey Towe & Associates, Inc. in North Augusta, South Carolina
Agency Join Date: November 30, 2017

Stratus Staffing in Newport Beach, California
Agency Join Date: November 30, 2017

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1-Year Anniversary

Crescent City Recruitment Group in Mandeville, Louisiana
Agency Join Date: November 1, 2018

JWP Strategic, Inc. in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Agency Join Date: November 13, 2018

The River Group in Bluffton, South Carolina
Agency Join Date: November 15, 2018