About Us

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm specializing in building customized employment solutions. Our 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 our client organizations.


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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.

Solutions And Expertise

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.

  • Assessment
  • Career Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Recruitment Research
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Direct Recruiters Appoints Partners

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

Surge in Jobless Claims Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.98 million claims. More than 36.5 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past two months, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

Executives Don’t See Recession in Near Future

A new Express Employment Professionals poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming economic downturn. The survey found that just four percent of businesses expect a recession in the next three months, while only 14 percent

Career Transitions – How Do You Get Going?

Whether it’s planned or unplanned, a career transition can be a stressful experience for anyone. This is a time when senior executives need professional advice to make sure they’re heading in the right direction, whether that means networking with headhunters or seeking advice from a career coach. It’s too important to just leave this to

Press Releases

Kasey Fahey Kaiser and Josh Olgin Named Partners at Direct Recruiters, Inc.

(July 10, 2020) Solon, Ohio- Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Kasey Fahey Kaiser and Josh Olgin have been named Partners. Both have been dedicated, top-performing members of our team, and have exemplified our core values throughout their years at DRI.  Kasey Fahey Kaiser began at DRI over 7 years ago and has played

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. Has Been Recognized as the Relationship-Focused Search Firm Specializing in Building Customized Employment Solutions.

(June 2020) Direct Recruiters is proud to announce that we have been named to Plain Dealer’s Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces list for 2020. Based on employee surveys, Direct Recruiters was evaluated as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio for the fifth time, ranking in the small business division. View the whole

Direct Recruiters Announces Integration with Sister Company Direct Consulting Associates

Solon, Ohio, May 1, 2019 – Direct Recruiters, Inc (DRI), Ohio-based global provider of customized recruiting and retention solutions across over 25 vertical industries and functional areas has announced an integration with its sister company Direct Consulting Associates. The integration is designed to provide project-based, professional staffing and consulting support to Direct Recruiters’ client base.

Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert and Norm Volsky Named Partners at Direct Recruiters, Inc.

FEBRUARY 17, 2018, Solon, Ohio- Direct Recruiters, Inc – (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert, and Norm Volsky have been named Partners at Direct Recruiters, Inc. All three have demonstrated leadership, dedication, integrity and a standard of excellence within the search industry. Cherie Shepard began at DRI over 10 years

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



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