Rachel Makoski

Partner and Director of Food & Beverage and Foodservice E & S

As Executive Search Director of Food Processing & Foodservice E&S, Rachel Makoski is tasked with recognizing, qualifying and recruiting key talent within the Food Service Equipment, Food Processing, Material Handling and Packaging verticals. Rachel has spent her professional career in purchasing, gaining valuable skills in negotiating contract terms, resolving quality issues, facilitating resolutions regarding accounts receivable/payable issues, and cultivating and maintaining excellent supplier relationships, which makes her even more adept at building quality relationships with her clients and candidates. Rachel Makoski is one of the most resourceful food & beverage processing recruiters, foodservice equipment and supplies recruiters, packaging recruiters, and material handling recruiters in the United States.

As a graduate of John Carroll University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Rachel has excellent verbal and written communication skills, making her a great team member while still having the ability to work independently, handle simultaneous projects, and still meet deadlines with accuracy. Additionally, having recently finished her MBA, with a focus in process management and human resources, she has gained valuable knowledge of talent acquisition and the hiring process. Rachel is a devoted learner with an insatiable appetite to gain new knowledge and apply it. She has a positive and confident personality meshed with a strong work ethic and motivated attitude.

Also a published writer, Rachel has won several awards and scholarships during her undergraduate career for her work as the Editor-in-Chief of The Carroll News (John Carroll University) and in Cleveland Magazine. She continued her professional writing for a short time after college for The Garfield Heights Tribune. Rachel has two young children and enjoys time with family and friends, practicing her 4-year-old daughter’s ballet moves with her, and chasing her rambunctious 2-year-old son.