Direct Recruiters Recognized as Top Recruiting Firm by Forbes

May 6, 2021

Direct Recruiters was recently recognized on the Forbes Best Professional Recruiting Firms List for 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The America’s Best Recruiting Firms 2021 ranking is based on an independent survey of peers and clients. Feedback from external recruiters, hiring managers at client companies, and job candidates were considered. Over 31,000 recruiters and 7,200 job candidates and hiring managers were invited to participate. More than 26,000 nominations have been considered in the final analysis.

Based on the results of the study, Direct Recruiters, Inc. is ecstatic to be recognized on the Forbes list of America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

View the entire list here.

Norm Volsky, Managing Partner, Inducted as Member of the Pinnacle Society

Direct Recruiters is proud to announce that Norm Volsky, Managing Partner and Practice Leader of Digital Health has recently been inducted as a new member of the prestigious Pinnacle Society.

The Pinnacle Society is The Premier Consortium of Industry-Leading Recruiters in North America. For 30 years, the Pinnacle Society has provided the nation’s top recruiters a forum in which to exchange the business principles and placement techniques that led them to achieve, and allows them to maintain their success. With 80 members, the Pinnacle Society exists to help members maintain their reputations as the best recruiters in their individual niche markets.

Norm Volsky joined DRI as an intern in 2011, and quickly excelled in the recruiting industry. Today, he is Managing Partner and leads the Digital Health practice area, providing a positive experience for both clients and candidates in the industry. Norm consistently leads by example and is an excellent mentor to newer team members. His exceptional communication and leadership skills have played a major part in Norm's success, and receiving the honor of becoming a Pinnacle Society member.

Contact Norm Volsky: 440-996-0059 /

DRI Named to Hunt Scanlon’s Annual Search Industry Rankings

April 16, 2021

Direct Recruiters, Inc. is proud to announce that they have been named to Hunt Scanlon's Annual Search Industry Rankings for the third year in a row. Landing at #29 on the list, DRI was a part of 50 top firms generating over $3.9 billion in revenues collectively. Hunt Scanlon's annual top 50 recruiters list is a roundup of the largest, fastest growing executive search firms in the Americas.

To view the entire list, click here.

Direct Recruiters Named to Hunt Scanlon’s Top 40 Cyber Technology Search Firms

Direct Recruiters, Inc. was named to the Hunt Scanlon Top 40 Cyber Technology Search Firms. Hunt Scanlon presents this list to showcase the list of firms dedicated to cybersecurity and the ever expanding convergence of web, cloud, social and mobile technologies.

View Hunt Scanlon's Top 40 Cyber Technology Search Firms List here. 

DRI's IT and Cybersecurity executive search and recruiting area is led by Ryan Lange, Partner, Government, Energy & Security. For employee recruiting assistance in the Cybersecurity space, please contact Ryan Lange at 440-996-0593 or

Mitchell Herman Promoted to Partner at Direct Recruiters, Inc.

December 21, 2020

Solon, Ohio- Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Mitchell Herman has been named Partner. As an Executive Recruiter on DRI’s Digital Health team, Mitchell works with many of the industry's fastest growing companies to recruit, secure and retain their human capital.

Mitchell joined Direct Recruiters in 2017 as a summer intern working with Managing Partner Norm Volsky before accepting a full-time role after graduating from The Ohio State University. He quickly excelled in the digital health space, bringing his impressive work ethic and positive attitude to each search. Mitchell exemplifies Direct Recruiters’ core values, staying accountable to clients, candidates and coworkers and offering helpful advice and mentorship to team members.

According to Dan Charney, President, “We would like to congratulate Mitchell Herman on his new role as Partner. Mitchell’s hard work and dedication to Direct Recruiters has been and will continue to be an asset to our team moving into 2021 and beyond. Mitch will play a pivotal role as we continue to work towards our aggressive growth initiatives.”

To contact Mitchell Herman, 440-996-0875 /

Direct Recruiters, Inc. Names Matthew Cohen as Partner

October 1, 2020

Solon, Ohio- Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Matthew Cohen has been named Partner. As Practice Leader of Energy & Sustainability and HVAC/R, Matthew has successfully built teams for the most innovative organizations in the industries he serves.

Matthew Cohen began at Direct Recruiters over eight years ago and has successfully started and expanded the Energy & Sustainability and HVAC/R practices. He brings enthusiasm and leadership to his practice and thrives when assisting both clients and candidates in reaching their maximum potential. Matthew adheres to Direct Recruiters’ core values and has consistently been a part of training, development and mentorship initiatives for the company.

According to Dan Charney, President, “We are proud to congratulate Matthew Cohen on his new promotion to Partner. His hard work and dedication to Direct Recruiters has been and will continue to be an important part of our aggressive growth initiatives, and we thank him for his commitment to our team. We look forward to seeing what Matthew accomplishes in his new role as Partner.”

To contact Matthew Cohen, 440-996-0860 /

Direct Recruiters Named to the Inc 5000 List

August 12, 2020

Direct Recruiters, Inc. is proud to announce they have been named to the Inc 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Direct Recruiters has been part of the Inc 5000 six times, previously awarded in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

Kasey Fahey Kaiser and Josh Olgin Named Partners at Direct Recruiters, Inc.

Josh Olgin

Kasey Fahey Kaiser 

July 10, 2020 

Solon, Ohio- Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Kasey Fahey Kaiser and Josh Olgin have been named PartnersBoth have been dedicated, top-performing members of our team, and have exemplified our core values throughout their years at DRI. 

Kasey Fahey Kaiser began at DRI over 7 years ago and has played an integral role in the success of the Healthcare IT, Payer/Health Plan Software and Life Sciences practices. She took on the responsibility of spearheading the Payer Practice through business development initiatives, implementing best practices to scale the team and providing top talent to the industry. In addition, Kasey brings her strong communication and analytical mindset to the DRI team in providing mentorship and training across not only the Healthcare IT team, but the entire company. Kasey also is founding member of the DRI Diversity Committee 

Josh Olgin joined DRI in 2010, providing us with 10 years of high-level recruiting within the Robotics and Automation industries. As the Director of Robotics, Josh is known for his dedication, tenacity, and building strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates across the industryHe has laser-focus on finding the best possible talent to fulfill his clients’ specific strategic needs. Josh is a member of RIA and has also been a speaker at both Advanced Design Manufacturing (ADM) and Design News’ ATX events. Josh has also played an active role in mentoring DRI’s newest employees and teaching them the skills necessary to be successful. 

According to Dan Charney, President & CEO, “Speaking on behalf of the current Partners and employees we are thrilled to congratulate both Kasey and Josh on their promotion to PartnerAchieving this level of success is extremely challenging, and we are very proud of Kasey and Josh for their hard work and dedication to Direct Recruiters. They both embody our Core Values and will play an integral part in helping us reach our aggressive strategic goals. 

To contact Kasey Fahey Kaiser, 440-996-0861 / 

To contact Josh Olgin, 440-996-0585 / 

DRI Releases Quarterly Newsletter

Direct Recruiters recently released its quarterly newsletter, The DRI Quarterly, for Q2 of 2020. Read below for DRI's latest news, information, tips and tricks.

The DRI Quarterly - Q2 2020

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