Mike Silverstein Featured on The Pinnacle Take Podcast with Danny Cahill

March 28, 2024

Mike Silverstein | Healthcare Technology RecruiterMarch 28, 2024

Solon, OH - Mike Silverstein, Managing Partner of Healthcare IT and Life Sciences was recently a featured guest on the recruiting-focused podcast, The Pinnacle Take with Danny Cahill.

In the episode titled Takes on "A Network of Friendlies," Mike shared his valuable perspectives gained from his extensive experience in recruiting, offering listeners unique insights into how he started, cold calling, and more. As a seasoned professional in executive search and recruiting, Mike and Danny's discussion provided valuable takeaways for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Listen to the full episode here.

DRI Earns Coveted Spot on Hunt Scanlon’s 2024 Healthcare and Life Sciences Top Firm Rankings

March 21, 2024

March 21, 2024

Solon, Ohio - Direct Recruiters, Inc., executive search firm, proudly announces its inclusion in Hunt Scanlon's prestigious 2024 'Top 40' rankings for both Healthcare and Life Sciences. This esteemed recognition underscores DRI's unwavering commitment to excellence in executive recruitment and its position as a premier provider of top-tier talent solutions in the industry.

Hunt Scanlon's annual rankings are highly regarded within the executive search community, serving as a benchmark for identifying the most influential and best-in-class recruitment firms. The 'Top 40' designation signifies DRI's exceptional performance, expertise, and proven track record in sourcing and placing top leaders within the healthcare and life sciences domains.

With a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing healthcare and life sciences organizations, DRI leverages its extensive network, industry insights, and strategic approach to identify exceptional executive talent that aligns with clients' specific needs and objectives.

As the demand for top-tier leadership continues to rise in the dynamic healthcare and life sciences sectors, DRI remains at the forefront, empowering organizations to thrive in an increasingly competitive landscape.

To view the Healthcare Top 40 Firms list, click here.

To view the Life Sciences Top 40 Firms list, click here.

Direct Recruiters Selected in Hunt Scanlon Guide to 250 Top Executive Search Firms

March 12, 2024

March 12, 2024

Solon, Ohio - Direct Recruiters is proud to announce the inclusion in Hunt Scanlon's 2024 Select Guide to America's Top 250 Executive Search Firms. This guide provides a look at the best and most sought after recruiting providers, insider tips on industry trends, and guidance to corporate an organizational talent leaders.

The 2024 Select Guide to America’s Top 250 Executive Search Firms offers expertise from recruiting industry thought leaders to help clients navigate today’s complex hiring terrain. 

To download the guide, click here.

Direct Recruiters, Inc. and INNOVA People Merge to Launch Healthcare and Tech Staffing Divisions

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Solon, Ohio – Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) and INNOVA People, Starfish Partners companies, are proud to announce the launch of INNOVA Healthcare and INNOVA Tech staffing practice areas. INNOVA People was acquired by Starfish Partners in 2023, merging with Direct Recruiters' staffing arm to form a leading staffing conglomeration within Starfish Partners.

Leveraging decades of expertise in healthcare and technology staffing and merging the staffing divisions of INNOVA People and Direct Recruiters Inc., these staffing specialty areas broaden the spectrum of talent acquisition and consulting services. This newly formed staffing powerhouse offers comprehensive solutions, including contract, contract-to-hire, and temporary placements. By expanding and launching the INNOVA Healthcare and INNOVA Tech specialized teams, INNOVA People, in collaboration with Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), will deliver best-in-class customized staffing services encompassing consulting, sourcing, identifying, acquiring, onboarding, and retaining top-tier professionals to top-tier organizations.

Moving forward, the combined staffing companies will be operating under the INNOVA People brand.

Joel Slenning, founder and Managing Partner of INNOVA People shared, “After investing significant time getting to know each other, it became obvious that this was the right move for INNOVA People. Dan Charney and Frank Myeroff of Direct Recruiters were the perfect people to build a strategic partnership with and grow our two businesses together as one. With the tenured expertise that the Direct Recruiters team brings to the table, and INNOVA’s very progressive, technology-driven, workforce solution offering I am confident that we have made a sound decision for both organizations and am excited about bringing our teams together and serving our health system clients made possible only through this collaboration.”

To further enhance and support team growth, the Starfish Partners companies will have offices in Ohio and Oregon. Operating throughout North America, the combined companies will expand their footprint to sourcing supplementary talent for the healthcare and technology sectors. CEO Joel Slenning, drawing from over two decades of experience, alongside the INNOVA People team, will leverage their distinctive technology stack and artificial intelligence platform, which have cemented the firm's reputation as a crucial staffing ally for the healthcare and technology industries.

“We have diligently been searching for the right firm to merge our existing staffing business with since the inception of Starfish Partners. Joel Slenning and INNOVA People are the ideal partner based on their existing footprint in the hospital IT space. Additionally, their expertise in several other areas of hospital staffing will allow us to become a complete solution for our clients. Frank Myeroff, Practice Leader and Managing Partner of the Direct Recruiters existing staffing group will work closely with Joel to continue to grow this division for Starfish across leading medical centers and several other strategic markets that we have identified,” shared Dan Charney, President and CEO of Direct Recruiters, Inc.

Learn more at www.innovapeople.com.

Norm Volsky Appointed Mentor for Techstars Ohio Chapter and Senior Advisor for Perceptual Advisors

February 21, 2024

February 19, 2024 

Solon, OH – Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), is proud to announce that Norm Volsky, Managing Partner and Practice Leader of the Employer Technology group, has been named a Mentor for Techstars, the largest global startup network, concentrating his expertise on the Ohio chapter. Concurrently, he has taken on the role of Senior Advisor for Perceptual Advisors, a leading marketing communications, brand strategy, and public affairs firm specializing in supporting founders and entrepreneurs. 

In his capacity as a Mentor for Techstars, Norm Volsky will bring his wealth of experience recruiting talent for organizations in the digital health space to guide and support emerging startups within the Ohio region. Techstars, renowned as the world's largest startup network, facilitates mentorship programs to foster the growth and success of early-stage companies. 

Simultaneously, Norm's role as a Senior Advisor for Perceptual Advisors aligns with his commitment to nurturing and promoting innovative ventures. Perceptual Advisors, recognized for its expertise in working with founders and entrepreneurs, focuses on strategic marketing, brand development, and public affairs to propel startups to new heights. 

Having an entrepreneurial spirit himself, Norm founded the Digital Health Heavyweights Podcast in 2023, where he conducts exclusive interviews with renowned leaders in the Digital Health space. That, paired with his recent dual appointments within the startup space reflects his dedication to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, where his leadership and insights are expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the success stories of emerging ventures. 


Direct Recruiters, Inc. Clinches 10th Weatherhead 100 Award for Remarkable Growth

December 19, 2023

December 18, 2023

Solon, OH — Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) proudly announces our triumphant win of the prestigious Weatherhead 100 award for the tenth consecutive time. The Weatherhead 100 award, established in 1988, serves as the pinnacle celebration of Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial spirit, recognizing companies that exemplify outstanding leadership, growth, and success in the region.

The Weatherhead 100 awards specifically honor companies for their substantial growth in net sales over the past five years, ranging from at least $100,000 to $1 million. DRI has consistently demonstrated an exceptional commitment to excellence, securing our position among the elite group of companies leading the way in Northeast Ohio.

This milestone achievement underscores DRI.’s unwavering dedication to driving growth and success in the region. The award is a testament to the outstanding percent of revenue growth over the past five years, showcasing our resilience, innovation, and leadership in the industry.

Direct Recruiters, Inc. extends our gratitude to the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University for this esteemed recognition. We remain committed to our mission of providing exceptional recruitment services and contributing to the vibrant entrepreneurial landscape of Northeast Ohio.