August 3, 2020 – Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has named Kasey Fahey Kaiser and Josh Olgin as partners. “Both have been dedicated, top-performing members of our team, and have exemplified our core values throughout their years at DRI,” the firm said.
Ms. Fahey Kaiser began at DRI over seven years ago and has played an integral role in the success of the healthcare IT, payer/health plan software and life sciences practices. She took on the responsibility of spearheading the payer practice through business development initiatives, implementing best practices to scale the team and providing top talent to the industry. In addition, Ms. Fahey Kaiser brings her strong communication and analytical mindset to the DRI team in providing mentorship and training across not only the healthcare IT team, but the entire firm. She also is founding member of the DRI diversity committee.
Mr. Olgin joined DRI in 2010, providing the firm with 10 years of high-level recruiting within the robotics and automation industries. As director of robotics, “he is known for his dedication, tenacity, and building strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates across the industry,” the firm said. “He has laser-focus on finding the best possible talent to fulfill his clients’ specific strategic needs.” Mr. Olgin is a member of RIA and has also been a speaker at both advanced design manufacturing (ADM) and Design News’ ATX events. He has also played an active role in mentoring DRI’s newest employees and teaching them the skills necessary to be successful.
“Speaking on behalf of the current partners and employees, we are thrilled to congratulate both Kasey and Josh on their promotion to partner,” said Dan Charney, president and CEO of DRI. “Achieving this level of success is extremely challenging, and we are very proud of Kasey and Josh for their hard work and dedication to Direct Recruiters. They both embody our core values and will play an integral part in helping us reach our aggressive strategic goals.”
DRI has been in business for over 35 years, providing customized employment solutions for clients, working in over 25 vertical markets. Since 1983, the firm has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm specializing in building customized employment solutions. Its team offers contingency search, contract staffing and retained “Direct Retention” search to source, identify, acquire and retain top-performing professionals that elevate the success of its client organizations.
DRI backs up its executive searches with a retention guarantee of its placements for one to two years. Direct Retention, as the firm calls its new product offering, revolves around a thorough evaluation of candidates by DRI as well as expert independent partners.
Mr. Charney recently shared his views on the economy with Hunt Scanlon Media. Here is an exert from that conversation:
“In my over 20 years in search there has been just two times where I have had these feelings of uncertainty, and that was the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the financial meltdown of 2008,” he said. “My prediction for the rest of 2020 and 2021 based on the past and the unique challenges that COVID-19 presents to the world is that Q2 2020 will be a challenging time with many industries adjusting to the ‘new normal’ and taking a wait and see position as it relates to hiring and spending because of concerns over COVID -19 coupled with this fall’s presidential election.”
“There will be ‘essential’ industries that may thrive and there will be industries that were not essential that will almost overnight be in hypergrowth mode,” Mr. Charney said. “I believe starting in Q3 and for the rest of the year, in spite of the election and the lingering or second wave of the virus, that companies that adapt, innovate and invest will have some success. We will see some new things out of the sports and entertainment industries and the hospitality industries as well. 2021, in my opinion, will see a sharp rebound for most businesses. There will be a pent up demand for hiring, capital equipment and technology. There will be a handful of new companies that will become household names and the healthcare industry will rebound, adapt and innovate so they are even better prepared to deal with another pandemic.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media