Franco DeBlasio, CEO – Clear Automation

“Working with DRI’s Direct Retention program and services exceeded my expectations. What I was most pleased with was the fact that DRI did not inundate me with candidates. They kept me out of the process until the very end. At that point it was very clear that DRI had a handful of qualified candidates. That helped me optimize my time utilization, which was the most important thing from a process perspective. The second most important thing in this process was that DRI was able to do this in the timeframe we agreed on. Compared to other recruiters, DRI actually did the real work of screening candidates instead of just spending 6 weeks e-mailing me 3 times a day with resumes. I wanted someone who would provide the HR function of a true skilled recruiting effort, and DRI did a great job with that. I would and already have recommended DRI’s Direct Retention program and services to others.”

Jenny Arbino – HR Director, Balluff

“Robert and team met all expectations whenever we worked together… primarily because he was so thorough up front.  I was most pleased that Robert took the time to get to know Balluff and our team… even came down to Florence a couple of times.  Robert and I have a good, open communication that made it easy to work together.   Robert is direct, thorough and always in constant communication with me regarding any positions that he is working on with Balluff.  He quickly developed good working relationships with all of our hiring managers.  I always knew where Robert and his team stood on any searches.  I felt that I could always trust Robert and his team to deliver based on the expectations.  I would definitely recommend Robert & DRI.”

K.S. – HR Manager for Global Automation Manufacturer

“Robert Cohn always provides us with very qualified candidates.  I am certainly impressed with Robert’s ability to hone in on specific skills sets especially when it comes to filling niche roles. In addition, he provides a summary of each candidate submitted which includes the candidate’s history, reason for changing jobs, salary history and expectations. This really helps me and all our hiring managers. No doubt, we heavily rely on Robert for his search acumen.

Also, I have to say that Robert’s constant communication and follow through is outstanding.  He is a great facilitator of interviews and definitely stays on top of things.  He has also gone above and beyond when it comes to scheduling meetings with National Sales Managers and we appreciate it.”

Brian Michael – Regional Sales Manager, Balluff

“Robert did a good job for my searches.  We have been very pleased with the candidate we hired with his help thus far.  I was most happy with the follow-up Robert provided to ensure we got the hiring process moved along.  I would recommend Robert and his team to others.”

Eric Langhorst – Western Zone Manager, WAGO

“Trying to hire for our company is a challenging thing; Robert and his team have consistently given us good candidates and helped in finding people who are not necessarily finding us.  I was happy that not only were they engaged and consistently sending over resumes, but also gave me extra background on the candidate to supplement the resume.  Robert and his team also helped in arranging meetings and calls which is helpful being on the road and traveling so often.  Overall, I have been happy with DRI, Robert, and his team.”

Mark Shirley – Zone Manager, Southeast United States, WAGO

“Robert Cohn and his team are my #1 source for candidates. Most of the resumes they send over hit the mark. Robert moves the process along at a good pace and I appreciate that kind of search partner. But what I like best of all, is Robert’s consistent follow-up. That’s important to me.  Just recently, I recommended Robert and his team to a company in Florida.”

Robert Cohn

Robert Cohn has been a vital contributor to the placement of exceptional talent in client companies. As a result, he has been promoted to Partner. He also remains the head of the Automation Practice with a special emphasis on Electrical, Industrial, Sensors & Controls, Robotics, Packaging, and Material Handling industries. His focus is on bringing top notch candidates in Executive Management, Business Development, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Tech Support together with clients looking to fill key positions.

Robert's clients view him not only as a business partner but as a trusted advisor. In addition, his outgoing nature and sense of humor help him build long lasting relationships. Robert brings a strong consultative background and previous experience as an outside sales executive where he offered solutions to complex business challenges. He attended The Ohio State University where he majored in business management. Robert is a die-hard OSU sports fan, is married and has two boys.

Robert Cohn Testimonials

Judy Schwab – VP of Human Resources, ID Systems, Inc.

“I started working with Robert Cohn and Direct Recruiters when I joined ID Systems, Inc. in November 2006. Robert understood that I was the new point person regarding a search already in progress. He was great in getting me involved… […]

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Mark Shirley – Zone Manager, Southeast United States, WAGO

“Robert Cohn and his team are my #1 source for candidates. Most of the resumes they send over hit the mark. Robert moves the process along at a good pace and I appreciate that kind of search partner. But what… […]

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Eric Langhorst – Western Zone Manager, WAGO

“Trying to hire for our company is a challenging thing; Robert and his team have consistently given us good candidates and helped in finding people who are not necessarily finding us.  I was happy that not only were they engaged… […]

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Brian Michael – Regional Sales Manager, Balluff

“Robert did a good job for my searches.  We have been very pleased with the candidate we hired with his help thus far.  I was most happy with the follow-up Robert provided to ensure we got the hiring process moved… […]

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K.S. – HR Manager for Global Automation Manufacturer

“Robert Cohn always provides us with very qualified candidates.  I am certainly impressed with Robert’s ability to hone in on specific skills sets especially when it comes to filling niche roles. In addition, he provides a summary of each candidate… […]

Read More

Jenny Arbino – HR Director, Balluff

“Robert and team met all expectations whenever we worked together… primarily because he was so thorough up front.  I was most pleased that Robert took the time to get to know Balluff and our team… even came down to Florence… […]

Read More

Franco DeBlasio, CEO – Clear Automation

“Working with DRI’s Direct Retention program and services exceeded my expectations. What I was most pleased with was the fact that DRI did not inundate me with candidates. They kept me out of the process until the very end. At… […]

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Judy Schwab – VP of Human Resources, ID Systems, Inc.

“I started working with Robert Cohn and Direct Recruiters when I joined ID Systems, Inc. in November 2006. Robert understood that I was the new point person regarding a search already in progress. He was great in getting me involved and followed our lead. He presented quality candidates that we liked. In addition, I found him to be a pleasant and personable guy. But most impressive was his responsiveness. Robert was in communication with me at all times, even off hours. It’s important for me to build a trust relationship with recruiters and for them to follow our procedures. I feel that Robert and Direct Recruiters accomplished this.”