Michael Arbaugh, Candidate

“I’d like to recommend the Executive Search firm of Direct Recruiters Inc (DRI). I recently had the pleasure of working with them as they represented me in a search. Working with both Michael Silverstein and Stephen Benson was a great experience. What first impressed me is how they listened and really got to know me. They understood what I was looking for. Next, working with Stephen and his ability to articulate my strengths and value to prospective companies was critical. Ensuring that I was well aligned with what the prospective company was looking for. Last, having a team that sticks with you (my search took 5 months) and helps provide insights and guidance along the way was invaluable. Five weeks into my new role and I’m still in touch with Michael and Stephen as they are interested in making sure that my new role starts off strong.”

Stephanie Trowbridge, Candidate

“I’ve enjoyed working with Stephen, as he brought a wonderful opportunity to my attention. He knew I would be a great fit for a new role at Xealth. He is an excellent communicator and made sure I was informed throughout the process. I felt like I could contact him with any questions and he always was able to get me the answers to help me feel reassured. I have worked with many recruiters in the past, who have been great; Stephen is definitely highly recommended.”

Claude Hooton, President & Chief Operating Officer – NucleusHealth

“I’ve recently used Direct Recruiters for three very important strategic searches and they have delivered great candidates every time. In the specialized niches of healthcare IT, it is very challenging to find executives who have the combination of domain expertise along with excellent management skills. In each search, Mike and Steve were able to provide exceptional candidates who had exactly what we were looking for. They took the time to carefully understand our specific needs so that they used our time efficiently by only providing introductions that were a good fit. In my 25 years of operating experience, I have worked with many executive search firms and I would put the healthcare team at Direct Recruiters at the top.”

R.W., Candidate

“I am now three weeks into my dream job and it is everything I hoped it would be. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Steve’s help.

Throughout the process of landing my new position, Steve was an invaluable aid. First, he found a warm introduction to the CEO of the company I wanted to pursue. Then, throughout the process of landing the position, he and the staff he works with provided support at every step of the way while still recognizing my expertise and the fact that I needed to make the final decisions on how to proceed.

If you are an executive looking for a move, I would highly encourage you to reach out to Steve, you will be glad you did.”

Hayley Hodge, Candidate

“Steve did a fantastic job working with me on placement. His follow-up and communication skills ensured I found a role that was suited to my professional needs and his astute assessment of personalities further sealed my role in my current company.”

Kelli Crook, Candidate

“Working with Steve has been an exceptional experience. He is very professional and has been a wonderful resource throughout the entire hiring process. He builds comradery and lasting relationships with his clients. He continues to keep in touch and has made my transition into this new role as seamless and comfortable as possible. The customer service I received was far above expectations.”

Senior Recruiter at a Healthcare IT Consulting Firm

“Working with Mike and Steve at Direct Recruiters exceeded my expectations. We have successfully worked with Direct Recruiters in the past and our CEO had a prior relationship with them. They have known us for a long time and really get our culture. Mike and Steve assisted us in filling the Regional Director of Sales role in a difficult geographical territory; they provided a number of candidates, of which we ultimately hired one. I was most pleased with the DRI teams’s communication style along with the detail they provided with their resume submissions, and their professionalism. They vet candidates thoroughly and to the specifications provided, they are extremely responsive, and they are very up front and honest. DRI is top notch as far as a recruitment agency – I would recommend them in a heartbeat. I truly hope to watch them succeed and will definitely engage them again if/when needed.”

Jim Ford, Candidate

“I have worked with placement firms on a few occasions, and working with Stephen was easily the best experience I’ve had. He’s fun to work with, listens to your goals, and most importantly; executes on a plan to achieve them. When he finds something that is consistent with your needs, you can expect an unsolicited dossier of information on the people, company, and culture, making the process seamless and easy. A++”

Morley Johnson – Candidate

“Stephen is an incredible teammate in the search process – he is fully engaged, proactive, and most importantly wants the best possible fit for all constituents. In today’s fast paced hiring environment Stephen instills a personal, high-touch approach which allows for purposeful interactions with potential employers. He gets to know you at the very core allowing him to truly understand where one will be successful. I would highly recommend working with Stephen as you look to make a change.”