Harry Piligian, Sales Director – Bizerba USA

“I have been working with Direct Recruiters for about 15 years now, starting with Dan Charney and now Cherie Shepard. The transition of working with Dan to Cherie was seamless; Cherie picked up the standard that Dan had established and brings the same great attributes that he did. I have continued to work with Direct Recruiters over the years because they are easy to work with; they find candidates quickly, they’re very personable, quick to respond, and they always keep me in the loop as to progress. Most importantly though, is the effectiveness of the candidates Direct Recruiters brings to me. I would recommend Direct Recruiters to others essentially because the screening and recruiting process they use internally works. They deliver the bottom line, and that’s getting highly qualified candidates who are very effective in their position.”

John Mardahl

“I came in contact with Dan Charney late in 2008. From the start, he was concerned with my well being and made sure that any position we discussed was the right fit for me and my family. With Dan’s help I landed the job I was looking for and to no one’s surprise it’s a great fit. I highly recommend Dan and DRI.

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Hired Dan as a Recruiter in 2008”

Werner Heydlauf – Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Flexlink Systems, Inc.

“I have been very pleased with the search services of Direct Recruiters, Inc. and Dan Charney. Dan & I have a long history together and it’s a pleasure working with him. He is very engaging, timely and his follow-up is excellent. He presents qualified candidates in a quick manner, facilitates the meetings, and does a good job of bringing all parties together. With each search, Dan is consistent and persistent and gets the job done.”

V.F. – VP Sales & Marketing, Leading Specialty Label Company

“As the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for a top specialty label company, my time is very valuable. Recently when our company needed to fill the position of Regional Account Manager, I contacted Direct Recruiters, Inc. and Dan Charney. Having had previous experience with DRI, I knew they would work efficiently and effectively on my behalf. Dan was a true professional and understood my needs. He was able to match the perfect candidate with our strict requirements and specifications. In addition, Dan’s follow-up efforts were great. He stayed on top of the situation, communicated the progress and accurately checked references saving me time and enabling me to focus on other business at hand.”

Dave Lodwig

“Dan performed head and shoulders above other recruiters for me. Dan has the highest integrity and I would recommend him to anyone looking for talented employees.

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative”

J.F. – Regional Sales Manager, High-end security badge access control company

“I sent out an SOS to a colleague regarding an open Sales Rep position in Texas. He recommended that I contact Direct Recruiters and Dan Charney. I found Dan to be very knowledgeable and industry-savvy so that we didn’t have to start at ground zero. Within a few days, Dan located 5 qualified candidates available to interview. I found 4 of the 5 to be contenders but there was one in particular that stood out. She was a great match based on the chemistry of our company, job description and me! Because of Dan’s admirable efforts, industry knowledge and pleasant attitude, I will only contact him and Direct Recruiters for our future job openings.”

Paul Jarossy

“Dan and his team have provided FlexLink with exceptional service at all levels and within all divisions. They always conducted themselves with the utmost integrity and professionalism. The results were outstanding.

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

Hired Dan as a Recruiter in 2008, and hired Dan more than once”

Stacy Arney – Director of Human Resources, Videojet Technologies

“In the many years I have worked with Dan Charney at Direct Recruiters, Inc., I have come to think of him as an extension of our Human Resources department. Dan understands our business and does a great job presenting the top potential candidates. Dan is reliable, consistent, demonstrates high integrity and delivers on results. He has set the standard in what I now expect from any recruiting firm.”

Dan Charney

Dan Charney is President & CEO of Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI). Dan brings a unique blend of business acumen, industry perspectives, and executive search expertise that will continue to drive growth at DRI and nurture the company culture. In addition, his leadership style and personable approach is respected by his team as well as DRI clients and candidates.

As a seasoned search professional with 18 years experience, Dan is known for providing meaningful consultations, accurate talent assessments, and quick identification of key individuals fitting specific cultures and challenges. Dan’s specialty areas include Packaging, Capital Equipment, Automation, and Material Handling & Logistics.

Dan is a co-founder of the Ohio Recruiters Association (ORA), Cleveland Chapter and has been the keynote speaker at several events. Dan is often published, interviewed and quoted in well-known trade publications including CEO/CFO Magazine, Material Handling & Logistics Magazine, and Material Handling Solutions. In addition, he has been interviewed by local publications including Cleveland's The Plain Dealer Newspaper. Dan was named as part of the “Forty under 40” Class of 2013 by Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine and he has been invited to participate as part of several industry events to help train other executive search firms across the country.

Dan holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications from The Ohio State University and resides with his family just outside of Cleveland.