Cherie Shepard, Partner, and Executive Search Director of DRI’s Packaging, Material Handling & Food Processing, has over 12 years of experience working with the leaders in the industry. Cherie works daily to expand this specialty segment by staying current with industry news and trends. In addition to phone and video conversations with the industry’s thought leaders, she routinely travels to trade shows and networking opportunities to meet with these leaders. As one of the most resourceful material handling recruiters in the United States, she is known for her ability to quickly comprehend clients’ unique needs and identify high caliber talent compatible and capable of working in their specific environment and company culture. Cherie prides herself on her communication with her clients and candidates; keeping them informed throughout the process is the hallmark of building successful relationships.
Cherie founded the DRI Women’s Group in 2013 when the company had a handful of women on staff. Since then, the company is now close to 50% women. Cherie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and serves as a positive role model for women wanting both a family and successful career. She has two adult children in the Cleveland area. She and her husband love traveling and enjoy the antics of their Yellow Lab, Louie.