Direct Recruiters Appoints New Partners

February 12, 2019

Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert and Norm Volsky Named Partners at Direct Recruiters, Inc.

February 12, 2019

Solon, Ohio- Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert, and Norm Volsky have been named Partners at Direct Recruiters, Inc. All three have demonstrated leadership, dedication, integrity and a standard of excellence within the search industry.

Cherie Shepard began at DRI over 10 years ago and currently directs the Packaging, Processing & Material Handling teams. She is known for her ability to quickly comprehend clients’ unique needs and identify high caliber talent in her industry. Cherie demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and serves as a positive role model for women in business. Cherie founded the Direct Companies’ women’s group to support women in professional development, wellness, philanthropy, and more.

For over 14 years, Jason Herbert has been building lasting client and candidate relationships with professionals in the Packaging, Processing & Material Handling industries. He is committed to partnering with top organizations to fill executive and professional positions including sales, marketing and engineering. As Practice Leader, Jason displays leadership, hard work and dedication to DRI’s processes and values. In 2016, Jason was named DRI’s Recruiter of the Year, a prestigious award for the top producer in the company.

Norm Volsky joined DRI first as an intern in 2011. As Practice Leader of Digital Health, Norm’s main objective is to complete each search successfully while providing a positive experience for both clients and candidates in the healthcare IT industry. He consistently leads by example and is an excellent mentor to newer team members. Norm’s exceptional communication and leadership skills will serve him in his new role as Partner at DRI.

According to Dan Charney, President, “Speaking on behalf of the existing Partners we are thrilled to congratulate Cherie, Jason and Norm. All three exemplify our four core values and demonstrate leadership to our team each day. Their expertise and dedication to the industry will continue to drive the DRI team towards long-term success.”

To contact Cherie Shepard, 440-996-0582 /

To contact Jason Herbert, 440-996-0591 /

To contact Norm Volsky, 440-996-0059 /

Cherie Shepard Interviewed for Material Handling Wholesaler Article

January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

Cherie Shepard, Director of Packaging, Processing and Material Handling was featured on a recent Material Handling Wholesaler article titled, “The Internet – Friend or Foe in Material Handling.” Cherie shared insights on Direct Recruiters’ communication style with professionals in the industry and the role that the internet plays in the overall nature of networking.

View the article here:

Contact Cherie Shepard for more information at or 440-996-0582.

David Peterson Featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business

December 22, 2018

December 21, 2018

David Peterson, Managing Partner of Plastics and Flexible Packaging was featured on Crain’s Cleveland Business as a guest blogger. David wrote “Building an Onboarding Process for Long-Term Success” and described the importance of a great onboarding process and how to implement it.

View the article here:

Contact David Peterson for more information at or 440-996-0590.

Cherie Shepard Featured on DC Velocity

November 20, 2018

Cherie Shepard, Director of Packaging, Material Handling and Processing, was recently featured on DC Velocity’s One-Off Sound Off section for her article, “The Impact of AI and IoT on the Manufacturing Job Market.”

Cherie described the way that AI and IoT will be integrated into manufacturing more and more, and how it will transform all sectors.

View the article here:

Contact Cherie Shepard for more information at or 440-996-0582.

Robert Cohn Featured on

October 19, 2018
Robert Cohn, Managing Partner

On October 18, 2018, Robert Cohn, Managing Partner was featured on for his article, “Hiring Hard-to-Find Manufacturing Talent in a Competitive Market.

In the piece, he described six recruiting strategies manufacturing companies should take to win top talent in a tight market. He suggested companies step outside of traditional methods of attracting talent and consider the needs of the employee as well as the needs of the company.

To contact Robert: or 440.996.0595

DRI Welcomes Shawna Rosner for Legal Solutions Group

September 26, 2018

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Shawna Rosner has joined their team as Director Legal Solutions Group.

Direct Recruiters has been in business for over 35 years, providing customized employment solutions for clients, working in over 25 vertical markets. The new addition of Shawna leading Direct Recruiters Legal Solutions Group working directly with Managing Partner, Robert Cohn, further expands Direct Recruiters’ ability to serve existing clients across our vertical markets. Direct Recruiters Legal Solutions provides retained, contingency, and temporary legal solutions for both law firms and legal departments, finding top-talent in roles from Senior Partner to Administration.

Shawna combines over 24 years as an attorney, 15 years as a career coach as well as 7 years of recruiting experience, bringing a comprehensive skill set to the legal recruiting market. She is uniquely positioned to help clients secure the best legal candidates to fit their short and long-term needs.

Shawna graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1991. She graduated from The John Marshall Law School in 1994. Shawna went on to obtain a Master’s in Counseling from John Carroll University in 2003 with a focus on counseling lawyers with their career progression.

According to Dan Charney, President at Direct Recruiters, “We are thrilled to offer legal recruiting solutions to new and existing clients with Shawna’s expertise. Leveraging her legal experience paired with her recruiting knowledge, Direct Recruiters has the ability to elevate our clients’ legal departments as well as local, regional, and national legal firms. With our deep national network of the brightest legal talent, we are able to provide clients and candidates the solutions they need to maximize their full potential.”

View the Direct Recruiters Legal Solutions page:

Contact Shawna Rosner at 440-971-1192 / or connect with her on LinkedIn