About Us

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has been recognized as the relationship-focused executive search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions.

DRI takes the time to get to know their clients and only presents those candidates who have been fully vetted and are the best fit for skills, experience and culture.

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Direct Recruiters, Inc. makes the recruiting process easy and quick. Its goal is to locate and recruit qualified candidates in an expedient manner.

The firm’s professional team of Senior Recruiters and Research Associates will provide you with a consultative team approach carried out in 5 phases: Strategy, Recruitment, Implementation, Closure, and Follow-up.

Throughout its 5-phase process, the firm works closely with clients and candidates alike to ensure an efficient, effective and positive experience.

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Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has been recognized as the relationship-focused executive search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions.

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News Briefings

Direct Recruiters Adds Two Team Members

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has announced two additions to its team. Logan Payton is the new director of the firm’s HR solutions group and Shawna Rosner is director of the legal solutions group. Ms. Payton brings over 10 years of HR experience to her new role, and deep understanding of the function. Previously,

Employers Using Social Media More and More to Screen Candidates

Your social media posts might win over or cost you friends, but according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, they could also have a big impact on prospective employers. Seventy percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates (on par with last year), while seven percent plan to start. And that matters, because

Direct Recruiters Partners with Assessment Firm
Direct Recruiters Partners PRADCO partnership

Cleveland-based executive search firm Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has formed a partnership with PRADCO, a talent assessment, development and management company. “With the ongoing data-driven environment we are experiencing, our partnership with PRADCO will assist us in our goal of providing customized solutions that help our clients hire top talent for mission-critical positions,” said Dan

Direct Recruiters Finds CEO for Idaho Milk Products

Cleveland-based executive search firm Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has placed Daragh Maccabee as chief executive officer of Idaho Milk Products. Kent Giddings is retiring after a seven-year tenure. Cherie Shepard led the assignment. “In our CEO search, we were looking to fill the role with someone to set the tone for the entire company, with industry

Press Releases

Direct Recruiters Celebrating 35 Years in Business Still Growing Strong Since 1983

SOLON, OHIO, February 6, 2017 – Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search Firm, is proud to announce their 35th Anniversary. They plan on a full year of celebrations to show appreciation for their clients, employees, and vendors. Founded in 1983, DRI started as an employment agency serving the local Cleveland, OH market. Over time, DRI evolved

DRI Welcomes Laurie Bradley as Director of Vehicle Technology

CLEVELAND, OH, November 27, 2017 – DRI is pleased to announce that Laurie Bradley has joined them as their Director of Vehicle Technology. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Laurie is responsible for expanding the Vehicle Technology practice area to additional cities across North America through her expertise in designing customized talent management solutions. “We are thrilled to have

DRI Named a NorthCoast 99 Company for 6th Time

CLEVELAND, OH, August 23, 2017 —DRI is proud to announce that they have been recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work 2017.  DRI is now a six-time recipient of this award. “We are honored to receive the prestigious NorthCoast 99 award again this year,” said Dan Charney, DRI President &

DRI Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List 2017

CLEVELAND, OH, August 18, 2017 —DRI is pleased to announce that they have been named to the Inc. 5000 List for 2017 as one of the fastest growing companies in America. This is the fifth consecutive win for DRI. “We are truly honored to make the Inc. 5000 list again for 2017,” said DRI President, Dan Charney.“Making the list

DRI Ranks on SIA’s List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms 2017

CLEVELAND, OH, July 28, 2017 — Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has announced the 2017 List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms. DRI is pleased to rank as #85 among the 110 companies that qualified for inclusion on the annual list. The list ranks firms by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012 through



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