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Well, we’re closing in on the end of 2014, and it’s become just about impossible to keep Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group out of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.  (Not that we’re trying to keep him out, mind you, but it might be overkill to include him in every single issue.)

However, Cameron has accomplished something never done before in the history of Top Echelon Network.  Two “somethings,” actually.

He recently hit $2 million cash-in as a Preferred Member recruiter . . . but that’s not what I’m talking about.  As you might imagine, hitting the $2 million mark is a rare occurrence.  As a matter of fact, no other current Preferred Member recruiter in Top Echelon Network has reached that mark, although Bruce Ramstad of Ramstad Recruiting is very close.

(It should be noted that some current and past Preferred Members have billed over $2 million with a combination of direct-hire placements through Top Echelon Network and contract placements through Top Echelon Contracting.  However, a few years ago, Top Echelon separated the direct-hire and contract placement totals.)  Back to our story . . .

Cameron hit the $1 million mark in September of 2012.  He hit the $2 million mark in November of this year.  That means he earned $1 million through Top Echelon Network during a span of 26 months.

That’s by far the fastest that anybody has ever billed a million dollars in Top Echelon Network.

The placement that put Cameron over the $1 million mark in TE was his 136th as a Preferred Member recruiter.  Cameron now has 276 placements in Top Echelon Network.  A matter of simple math tells us that he’s now made 140 placements in Top Echelon Network in the span of 27 months.

That’s by far the fastest that anybody has ever made a hundred placements in Top Echelon Network.

In fact, Cameron is making placements so quickly in the Network that as of today, his career cash-in stands at $2.1 million . . . and he might have made another placement in the time it took me to write this sentence.

Needless to say, there are more TE awards and accolades in Cameron’s future, such as the Recruiter of the Year Award for the fourth straight year and the 300-placement plateau sometime during the first quarter of 2015.

Right now, Cameron shows no signs of slowing down, which means he could break every single Top Echelon Network record for production and set them so high that they will never be reached.

The Copelands and the RappaportsALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL: Pictured are Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiters networking face-to-face earlier this month.  From left—Pam Copeland of fulltimeGiGS/Albert Energy, LLC; Steve Copeland of fulltimeGiGS/Albert Energy, LLC; Dan Rappaport of Business Answers Int’l; and Aaron Rappaport of Business Answers Int’l.

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We at Top Echelon Network are continually emphasizing that Preferred Members should engage in recruiter networking on a face-to-face basis.  That’s one of the many reasons we hold a National Convention and a Fall Conference every year.  But we also like to encourage meeting Network recruiters outside of those events, as well, and as often as possible.

The above photo was recently sent to Top Echelon by Network recruiter Steve Copeland of fulltimeGiGS/Albert Energy, LLC.  Last week, we published a photo of Copeland and Network recruiter Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search.

This week, we have a photo of Copeland and his wife, Pam, with Network recruiters Dan Rappaport and Aaron Rappaport of Business Answers Int’l.  The four recruiters met together for this photo opportunity in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the location of Business Answers Int’l.

Not only is meeting Network recruiters beneficial in terms of building business and personal relationships, but you can also earn Frequent Placer Program (FPP) points for such meetings when you report them to Top Echelon and submit a photo . . . like the one above!  FPP rewards points are redeemed as a cash-back bonus for Preferred Member recruiters at the end of every calendar year.

If you have information and/or a photo of you networking face-to-face with another Preferred Member recruiter, please send that information to!

‘Tis the season to be thankful for and to enjoy all of the good things in life . . . and that includes your Trading Partners in Top Echelon Network.

This week in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog, we have two recruiters who went “above and beyond” in thanking their Trading Partner for the work they did in a recent placement. They did that because the Trading Partner went “above and beyond” in terms of the work they put in and the effort they made.

But these recruiters are more than Trading Partners. They’re also friends, and these are just two examples of the types of relationships that exist in Top Echelon Network. When you join the Network, you do so for the chance to make split placements.

But once you join, you also discover that you have the chance to make friends. And ‘tis the season to be thankful for those, as well.

Congratulations to everybody who made split placements this week!

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Eric Berg of JN Adams & Associates, Inc.

Eric Berg

George Seipel of Charter Executive Search

George Seipel

“Eric noticed the order as soon as I ordered it into the TE system and called me with a hot candidate.  He subsequently sent me nine candidates, and six were interviewed.  Eric was on top of the process and an immense help, as I was buried in searches at the time.”

Submitted by George Seipel of Charter Executive Search regarding his Network split placement with Eric Berg of JN Adams & Associates


Fee Percentage—20%

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

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Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search

Steve Kohn

Rich Harrold of Front Line Solutions, LLC

Rich Harrold

“Rich Harrold deserves all of the credit.  He saw my job order, contacted a guy he remembered, recruited him, carefully screened him, made a presentation I only had to put my name on before pitching, and then counseled the candidate through every step of the process, including the negotiation.  I couldn’t ask for more from a friend or Trading Partner.”

Submitted by Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search regarding his Network split placement with Rich Harrold of Front Line Search Solutions, LLC


Fee Percentage—22.5%

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