Rebecca Forristall and Ben Shamis Named Partners at DRI

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September 18, 2023

Solon, Ohio – Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Forristall and Ben Shamis have been promoted to Partner. As integral team members on the Healthcare IT and Life Sciences teams, Rebecca and Ben are exemplary and consistent top performers at Direct Recruiters. 

Rebecca Forristall joined DRI in 2021 as Director of Biotechnology. With an extensive background in healthcare technology, life sciences and biotechnology, Rebecca brings a wealth of expertise in recruiting top industry talent. Her dedication to delivering exceptional results and her commitment to fostering strong client relationships have made her a standout leader on the DRI team. Rebecca's career in executive search has been marked by her in-depth knowledge of the candidate process, truly understanding their unique needs. This, combined with her extensive network and strategic approach to executive recruitment, has allowed her to consistently place top-tier executives who make a lasting impact on their respective organizations.

Joining DRI in 2021, Ben Shamis began his tenure at the company after sending several years of experience within physician consulting, finance, operations and business development. Ben leverages this extensive experience to provide customized recruiting solutions to clients looking to hire talented professionals. Spearheading DRI's Healthcare Finance and Professional Services recruiting, Ben has built an impressive track record in building lasting client relationships, and identifying top talent to align with their organizational goals. Ben's demonstrated commitment to excellence in executive search and recruiting has played a pivotal role in the DRI Healthcare IT & Life Sciences team's success.

According to Mike Silverstein, Managing Partner of Healthcare IT and Life Sciences, “We are thrilled to announce the promotions of Rebecca Forristall and Ben Shamis. They both are humble, fun and team players. Their accomplishments and the example they have set helps our team grow and succeed each day. Rebecca and Ben are admirable demonstrations of our core values in action, and eagerly anticipate their continued development and contributions they will make to both DRI and Starfish."