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 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

10 Reasons Why Some Candidates Fail to Land the Job

It is no secret that the job search process has a lot of moving parts. Crafting resumes, practicing your pitch or planning for questions and answers for your interviewer are just a few matters you are responsible for. Unfortunately, it can be easy to overlook “small” things that can torpedo your candidacy. As a result,

DRI Offers Money Back Guarantee On Candidates

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), which focuses on the talent needs of small to mid-sized companies, is backing 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

Press Releases

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

Plastics News Recaps David Peterson’s Executive Forum Presentation on Millennials

CLEVELAND, OH, April 23, 2017 — Plastics News featured an article highlighting David Peterson’s recent presentation at the Plastics News Executive Forum. David spoke to plastics firms and executives on how to attract, hire, and retain Millennials in the industry. Read more on “Solving the Millennial Riddle.” About Direct Recruiters Inc. Direct Recruiters, Inc. is an Executive Search

DRI Welcomes Bill Wood as Executive Recruiter for Supply Chain/Logistics & Military Transition Practices

CLEVELAND, OH, April 20, 2017 — Direct Recruiters, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bill Wood has joined them as an Executive Recruiter for the Supply Chain/Logistics and Military Transition Practice Areas. Bill is passionate about helping candidates find the right careers/positions and clients find candidates that improve their organizations. Bill brings a diverse professional background to


DRI Releases Hiring in a Virtual World eBook
Direct Recruiters, Inc., a relationship-focused search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions, has released their “Hiring in a Virtual World” eBook. READ MORE


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