The Direct Companies, DRI & DCA, Best of the Best For 2016

The Direct Companies of Direct Recruiters, Inc. and Direct Consulting Associates, recognized the Best of Best for 2016.
Congratulations to all our winners! 

bln468_jason-herbert_f-4x5DRI's Recruiter of the Year: Jason Herbert, Practice Leader of Packaging, Processing & Material Handling.

This award recognizes an employee who is a top producer that displays leadership, hard work and dedication to DRI’s process and values.

Jason Herbert has worked with clients to find high-impact talent to build their teams for over 10 years with DRI.  He is committed to quality and results, while developing and maintaining long-term relationships with client companies.  He makes it a priority to assess client staffing needs and expectations, to find talent required for long-term growth and success.

According to Dan Charney, DRI President & CEO, “Not only was Jason a top producer in 2016, he has consistently gotten better and built his practice over the past ten years. He is a leader within our great organization and I am proud to honor him.”

Contact Jason Herbert at 440-996-0591 /

doug-kellmeyer_4x5300DRI's Rookie of the Year: Doug Kellermeyer, Project Manager of Government Technology & IT/Cybersecurity.

The award goes to an outstanding employee who has been at DRI for eighteen months or less, and has shown a high level of performance throughout DRI’s approach to the recruiting process.

Working closely with Ryan Lange, Partner, Government & Security, Doug qualifies and recruits candidates to find the best cultural and organizational fit for his clients.  He is determined, goal-oriented, and driven to develop new skills and take on complex challenges.

According to Ryan Lange, “In just 18 months, Doug has showcased the abilities it takes to become a consistent top-performer and leader here at DRI. There were 8 other individuals that could have been named DRI’s Rookie of the Year, but in the end Doug’s performance combined with his commitment gave him the edge. He is the first person to arrive to the office and last to leave. If Doug continues his commitment and development, he will have a very bright future here at DRI.”

Contact Doug Kellermeyer: 440-996-0876 /

DRI's Operations Employee of the Year: Jordan Freireich, IT Manager

This award goes to excellence in overseeing the daily operations of DRI & DCA.

Jordan Freireich works closely with President, Dan Charney and COO, Shel Myeroff.  Jordan is responsible for all aspects of the technology database for DRI, which includes maintaining their software, as well as implementing and training the DRI team of new program features which will increase productivity and efficiency.  Jordan’s strong organizational skills combined with his keen attention to detail enables him to look for innovative ways to enhance the company’s performance.

"Jordan makes a positive impact on both DRI & DCA through technology and operational efficiency.  He continuously implements innovative solutions to business processes and effectively manages and executes IT strategies," said Dan Charney, DRI President & CEO. "Everyday he displays excellence and true commitment to the success of our companies."

Contact Jordan Freireich at 440-996-0587 /

charles-aiken-iii_4x5300DCA's Recruiter of the Year: Charles Aiken III, Recruiting Manager

Charles oversees and manages DCA's recruitment team and works closely with clients to understand and satisfy their recruitment needs. He is committed to quality and results and the success of DCA.

Frank Myeroff,  DCA President, stated "A great recruiter and recruiting manager possess certain qualities that we see in Charles. He exemplifies the excellent listening skills, relationship building abilities, team building skills and business savvy required. In addition, Charles will always go the extra mile to find the best IT talent for our clients.  The fact that he gives us his best everyday, is why he is our Recruiter of the Year."

Contact Charles Aiken III at 440-996-0867 /

shayla_4x5300DCA's Rookie of the Year: Shayla Jastrzebski, Recruiter 

Shayla serves as an IT Recruiter for DCA. On a daily basis, she identifies, screens, and qualifies IT consultants and candidates for open positions. She is top notch when it comes to matching the right consultant with the right opportunity. Shayla is very goal oriented and loves to take on new challenges. Nothing is too big for her to tackle. 

"What I like best about Shayla is that she digs in and welcomes each assignment with high energy. Our team can always rely on her to overcome any obstacles in order to deliver results. She is certainly a go-getter," commented Frank Myeroff, DCA President.

Contact Shayla Jastrzebski at 440-996-0873 /