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.

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Career Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
Functions
  • 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 Inc. Acquires Sales Search International

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has acquired Sales Search International, a recruiting firm focused largely in placing software sales talent into leading technology firms. “DRI is honored to carry on Sales Search International’s 35-year legacy, set forth by founder Doug Miller, who unexpectedly passed away in January,” the firm said. “DRI is pleased to welcome former SSI team

Direct Recruiters Inc. Names First Woman as Managing Partner

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has appointed Cherie Shepard as managing partner. She becomes the first woman appointed to this role at the firm. “Cherie has demonstrated leadership, mentorship, dedication, and a standard of excellence in her role and within the search industry,” DRI said. Ms. Shepard began at DRI over 14 years ago and currently directs

How COVID-19 Has Reset the Talent Game in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Healthcare and life science organizations have been turning to executive search firms more than ever to acquire world-class leadership. The most pressing challenge has been finding high impact, innovative leaders. Three months into 2022, the economic picture is improving. But what is going to light the match to overcome the economic impact felt from the

New Business Climate Requiring New Senior Leadership Type

Businesses across the world are now at a post-pandemic inflection point with respect to their most precious commodity: their talent. According to a new report by Alix Partners, the immediate uncertainty and chaos, underpinned by personal and societal anxiety about the impact of COVID-19, will moderate as people return to work. “But they will do so with at

Press Releases

Mike Silverstein, Managing Partner Featured in HISTalk

(July 18, 2022) Mike Silverstein, Managing Partner of Healthcare IT & Life Sciences was recently featured in HISTalk for an article he wrote, titled “The Changing Dynamics of Today’s Healthcare IT Labor Market.” Mike shared insight surrounding the HIT labor market and the effects of COVID-19 over the past two years. The article goes on

Managing Partner, David Peterson Featured in Plastics News

(July 1, 2022) David Peterson, Managing Partner and Director of Plastics & Flexible Packaging at Direct Recruiters was recently featured in a Plastics News Article, titled “Demand for Labor Covers Management Ranks, too.” David gave thoughtful insight to the questions many professionals in the plastics industry have today. He talked about challenges with hiring that

Direct Recruiters Named to 2022 Top Workplace List by cleveland.com and Plain Dealer

(June 27, 2022) Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) is honored to be awarded a 2022 Top Workplace by cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer for the 7th time. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner, Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers

Direct Recruiters, Inc. Acquires Sales Search International

(June 2, 2022) Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, has announced the acquisition of Sales Search International (SSI), a recruiting firm focused largely in placing software sales talent into leading technology firms. DRI is honored to carry on SSI’s 35-year legacy, set forth by Founder, Doug Miller, who tragically and unexpectedly passed away in January

Direct Recruiters Named to Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 Recruiters List

(April 19, 2022) Direct Recruiters, Inc. is proud to announce that they have been named to Hunt Scanlon’s Annual Search Industry Rankings for the fourth year in a row. Landing at #26 on the list, DRI was a part of 50 top firms ranging from largest recruiting and talent leadership solutions firms to the leading

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DRI Releases Hiring in a Virtual World eBook
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