Director of Food & Beverage and Foodservice E&S
As Director of Food Processing & Foodservice E&S, Rachel Makoski is tasked with recognizing, qualifying and recruiting key talent within the Food Service Equipment, Food Processing, Material Handling and Packaging verticals. Rachel 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 makes her even more adept at 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 recently finished her MBA, with a focus in process management and human resources, she has gained valuable knowledge of talent acquisition and the hiring process. Rachel is a devoted learner with an insatiable appetite to gain new knowledge and apply it. She has a positive and confident personality meshed with a strong work ethic and motivated attitude.
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 The Garfield Heights Tribune. Rachel has two young children and enjoys time with family and friends, practicing her 4-year-old daughter’s ballet moves with her, and chasing her rambunctious 2-year-old son.
Rachel Makoski Testimonials
“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
“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
‘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
“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