Partner and Director of Food & Beverage and Foodservice E&S
As Partner and Executive Search Director of Food Processing & Foodservice E&S, Rachel Makoski and her team are tasked with recognizing, qualifying, and recruiting key talent within the Food & Beverage Processing and Food Service Equipment verticals. She has spent her professional career in purchasing, gaining valuable skills in negotiating contract terms, resolving quality issues, facilitating resolutions regarding accounts receivable/payable issues, and cultivating and maintaining excellent supplier relationships, which aids in building quality relationships with her clients and candidates.
As a graduate of John Carroll University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Rachel has excellent verbal and written communication skills, making her a great team member while still having the ability to work independently, handle simultaneous projects, and still meet deadlines with accuracy. Additionally, having finished her MBA, with a focus in process management and human resources, she has gained valuable knowledge of talent acquisition and the hiring process. She is a devoted learner with an insatiable appetite to gain new knowledge and apply it.
Also a published writer, Rachel has won several awards and scholarships during her undergraduate career for her work as the Editor-in-Chief of The Carroll News (John Carroll University) and in Cleveland Magazine. She continued her professional writing for a short time after college for a local newspaper. Most importantly, she has two young children that keep her on her toes from practicing her son's wrestling moves to attempting to help her daughter with her competitive gymnastics routines!
Contact Rachel Makoski: 440-996-0871
Rachel Makoski Testimonials
“Searching for the right professional to fill a critical role in your organization? Look no further than Rachel and her team! From the initial exploration to defining the finer details of the position; Rachel is on point through the entire…Read More
“If I told you that when Rachel reached out to me about an opportunity, would you believe it changed my life? It did. She was a total professional throughout the entire process and made it seem effortless. I could not…Read More
“Rachel and team did a phenomenal job identifying a candidate for a critical role for ofi that had been open for over a year. She went above and beyond to ensure weekly updates were provided and provided clear insights about…Read More
“I had the opportunity to work with DRI for my current role after being in my previous role for many years. Rachel and the DRI team were a pleasure to work with and very supportive for someone who hadn’t done…Read More
“I have worked with Rachel at DRI for about two years in which we have had three placements through DRI’s services. Rachel is a very approachable recruiter and contact. She coordinates the efforts on DRI’s side to find talent and…Read More
‘Incredibly efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Rachel.” I had the pleasure of working with Rachel during her search to find the perfect candidate for a Regional Sales Manager opportunity in the Foodservice Bakery…Read More
“Steadfast is how I would describe Rachel. I had the opportunity to work with Rachel in filling a sales position. Rachel’s continued and constant attention was crucial in finding the right candidate. I greatly appreciate her diligence in finding quality…Read More
“Rachel helped me immensely during the recruitment process. Her professional approach is only matched by her dedication to represent her candidates. The close rapport she holds with employers makes her an extremely valuable point of contact. I would highly recommend…Read More
“I started working with DRI about 7 years ago and it was honestly because Jason Herbert was different from other recruiters. Instead of sending a bunch of resumes that never fit the bill, Jason prequalified and screened candidates to present…Read More