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Katelynn Gurbach has joined Direct Recruiters, Inc. as Packaging, Material Handling, and Food Processing Executive Recruiter. She is working under the leadership of Partner, Cherie Shepard, and Partner, Jason Herbert. As a packaging recruiter, material handling recruiter and food processing recruiter, Katelynn Gurbach's focus is in bringing candidates and clients together to build relationships.

Prior to working at Direct Recruiters, Katelynn worked as a Training Coordinator and Senior Investigator for an employment screening company in the Cleveland area. She understands the importance of due diligence when it comes to hiring.

Katelynn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Cleveland State University and her MBA from Lake Erie College. She is a lifelong learner and places a high importance on always looking for ways to further her education.

She has a rescue labpit mix named Coltrane and a rescue cat named Sweetie. She remains involved and rooted in her community through her church. She enjoys exploring the Cleveland area Metroparks with her dog and supporting local businesses. She also enjoys Cleveland basketball and baseball. In August of 2018, Katelynn won the championship title at the 2018 Rib Throwdown held each year by Robert Cohn, Managing Partner. She is the first DRI winner and plans to bring home a second championship in 2019 for best ribs.

Contact Katelynn Gurbach: 440-971-1195

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Katelynn Gurbach Testimonials

C.F. – Candidate

“Katelynn and all the DRI team should be on the short list for those who are looking to recruit talent. They are genuinely committed to making both companies and candidates successful. Through clear and constant communication, Katelynn makes sure that everyone feels comfortable with…

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Scott Kelley, Vice President of Sales – Dorner Mfg. Corp.

“I had the opportunity to work with Katelynn on a search for a Regional Sales Manager role our organization was looking to fill. The experience with Katelynn and Direct Recruiters was a positive one. She was very professional and responsive…

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Eric Hutchison, Engineering Manager at Grote Company

“I had the opportunity to work with Katelynn for my current role after being in my previous role for many years. Katelynn was a pleasure to work with and very supportive for someone who hadn’t done this for many years.…

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Tim Dunskis, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Packsize

“I had the pleasure to work with Katelynn and the team at DR on an opportunity that lead to the next phase in my career. Katelynn and the team took the time to review my experiences in detail and explain…

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Kevin Garben, Business Development Manager at Conductix-Wampfler

“Katelynn was great to work with! Her communication and responsiveness were excellent. She does a fantastic job of making sure the position was a good fit for me and I was a good fit for the position. Katelynn took the…

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Alex Ballinger, Candidate

Katelynn was an absolute delight to work with and was a superb teammate in helping me acquire the job of my dreams. She was very honest when it came to expectations and always took the time to help me prepare…

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Mark Zaner, Candidate

Katelynn understands her clients’ needs and requirements. You can tell she really takes the time to find out what the profile is of the candidate they’re looking to fill a position. This came through when she initially reached out to…

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Ralph McQuaid, Candidate

In the past I was reluctant to work with recruiters on career opportunities, honestly because I felt like I was strictly a commodity to most. But not Katelynn. Katelynn took the time to make sure the opportunity was a good…

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