David Peterson

Managing Partner and Director

David Peterson is a Managing Partner for Direct Recruiters. He manages and oversees DRI search and recruitment teams in the Plastics and Flexible Packaging industries.

David is an accomplished recruiter and has built a reputation for understanding client needs from executive search to direct contributor roles. They appreciate his in-depth industry knowledge, comprehensive understanding of job market conditions and future industry trends. David and his team offer both retained and contingency search options and their search completion rates are consistently among the highest of the firm.

David is a current and active member of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) and Plastics Industry Association, Cleveland Chapter of the Ohio Recruiters Association and served as their Chapter Chair for 3 years. In addition, he took part in a discussion panel at NPE and was a speaker at the Plastics News 2017 Executive Forum in Naples, FL. David is an active Blogger on SPE’s “The Chain” Career Center and has been published in industry-related publications such as Plastics News and Flexible Packaging Magazine. You can find and follow David on social media sites including LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

David attended the University of South Florida and prior to joining DRI, he was an Account Executive with Management Recruiters, Inc.

David is married and has 2 daughters. He enjoys being with his family and competing in racquetball tournaments.

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