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2021 Conference Speakers



Danny Cahill started at Hobson Associates right out of college. He became its Rookie of the Year, top producer and general manager by the age of 26. At 27 he bought the company and has since built it into one of the country's largest search firms specializing in Software Sales, Bio Tech Sales and Industrial Sales talent. He is the only industry "guru" that runs a search firm every day. He does what you do.

He was the Educational Chairperson of the Pinnacle Society, 75 of the highest achievers in the industry and he still personally mentors many members. He also owns and runs, an online training and mentoring company dedicated to enhancing the skills and jumpstarting the spirits of recruiters worldwide. His training products have become core tools for a generation of recruiters, and his keynote presentations have made him one of the most sought after speakers in the country.

HireAbility overwhelmingly voted him the industry’s most popular speaker. NAPS elected him to the Hall of Fame in 2006, he was given the first NAPS “Spirit” Award and he received the Dave Knutson Lifetime Achievement Award. was awarded Best In Class for Training Excellence from MRINetwork, and they awarded Danny their “Favorite Son Award” for being the most sought after speaker for their conferences.

In his other life, as a playwright, he has had works produced off Broadway, and won both the Maxwell Anderson and the CAB Theatre Award for playwrights. He has written for CBS Television, Muscle and Fitness Magazine, as well as numerous Trade Journals. He received his Master’s Degree in Literature from Wesleyan University and believes salespeople enjoy the world's only job security. Danny’s book, “Harper’s Rules”, a business novel/parable, which of course features a headhunter, won the 2011 Axiom Award for Best Business Parable and 800 CEO READ shortlisted it for the 2011 Personal Development Category. His screenplay, “Breakpoint” was optioned by Dialogue Pictures, and his new memoir, “Aging Disgracefully” is in bookstores and on Kindle and it just hit Amazon Best Seller status! He is currently #7 in Parenting and Family ranking alongside Aziz Ansari, Jenny Lawson, and David Sedaris!




Tim knows and understands the matrix of sales, prospecting, and management. He has spent thousands of hours working with sales teams, recruiting teams, managers, and owners. With over 30+ years experience in international sales, marketing, business development & training with firms throughout the U.S., Canada & Far East, Tim comes to the table with hands-on skills, knowledge, and know-how.

As one of the Founding Partners of a top recruitment firm, Tim has dealt with major national consortiums. Tim was also President of HKA’s CompuSearch division, a consulting and contract services company for IT Professionals. His major clients included Pitney Bowes, BellSouth, GTE, Lockheed Martin, Dell, APTOS, and JDA. Although Tim has a strong presence in the healthcare industry, his sales and management training background encompasses a wide array of recruiting industries, such as Real Estate, Banking/Investment/Financial Institutions; Construction; Manufacturing; Information Technology; Telecommunications and more.

Presently Tim is taking his experience & knowledge into business development training, motivational speaking, and management consulting as President & CEO of ALDERMAN HOCKADAY & ASSOCIATES. Their client list consists of large corporations such as SAP America, Greenway Medical Technologies, MSI, The Delta Companies, Abacus Solutions, Navicure, Southern Company Energy Solutions,, USBank, and BlueWave Technologies.




Ed Anderson is the founding member and President for EDIS(Every Day Is Saturday) Group, a leading provider of search services nationally and across multiple industry verticals. Prior to founding EDIS Group, Mr. Anderson was Regional Director of Randstad Professionals, a globally recognized executive search and recruiting firm, the second largest firm in the world. Ed was instrumental in multiple turn-around situations and built powerful recruiting offices centered on delivering results to their clients. Ed was nationally recognized as one of their top industry trainers teaching executive search fundamentals focusing on techniques that deliver results. Since joining the executive search arena in the mid 1990’s, Mr. Anderson has billed over $7mm in fees and conducted executive recruiting assignments in numerous industry verticals. His experience covers an array of positions, ranging from Chief Financial Officer to Senior-level operating and staff positions for some of the largest public and privately held organizations in the world. Prior to joining Randstad Professionals, Ed held the title of Vice President at a highly successful, local search firm where he honed his executive search experience. Ed was instrumental in helping some of Cincinnati’s most prestigious companies fill complex, large scale projects as well as small, more niche’ search assignments. In addition to his recruiting experience, Ed created new recruiting verticals to that fulfilled his clients needs.





A digital marketing expert, Brad Bialy is passionate about helping organizations develop and implement strategic digital marketing strategies to reach defined business goals. Brad has motivated and educated more than 1,300 staffing industry members through 20+ industry-specific conferences and webinar series.


He has helped oversee the social media and content marketing strategy and comprehensive marketing execution of nearly 200 staffing and recruiting firms. While at Haley Marketing Group, he has guided the strategy and delivery of multiple industry award-winning social media campaigns.

Brad oversees and develops the comprehensive social media marketing campaign for Haley Marketing Group and manages the product development of Haley Marketing Group’s Social Pro service, the award-winning social media marketing solution designed specifically for the staffing industry.


Barb is recognized internationally as one of the top experts in the Staffing and Recruiting Profession. She was selected by LinkedIn Learning to create Recruiting Courses, which have had over 2 million participants worldwide.

She became a trainer to help others make more money. 100% of Barb’s Tutor clients have increased their sales and profits. Her Tutors are now available on video and mobile devices.

She has developed a private labeled Career Portal to help 100% of the candidates we attract, while generating passive income for her clients.

In 2020 Barb launched new Tutors including: Add Flexible Staffing and Add Direct Hire which are doubling revenues for many of her clients.

She has also held many leadership roles including Chairman of the Board of NAPS, has received many top honors and believes in giving back.

Kogan Page will release her book “High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting” in September, 2020.



Michelle L. DiCuollo, graduate of Rice University and University of Michigan Law School, represents and advises employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including claims based on age, race, color, national origin, and sexual discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour issues. She defends clients in employment-related disputes before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and the Montana Human Rights Bureau. Michelle’s recent trial experience includes two federal court jury trials, a federal court bench trial, and a state court jury trial, all of which concluded favorably for Littler’s clients.

Michelle embraces every opportunity to work closely with her clients to ensure legal issues are resolved promptly and successfully.



Greg Doersching is the award-winning President of Next Level Coaching – one of the most comprehensive Recruiting Training/Owner Consulting programs in the country. He is also a Senior Network Advisor with Sanford Rose Associates, one of the Top 10 Recruiting Firms in the country.

For over 25 years Greg has been recognized as one of the most innovative voices in the recruiting industry. He is an International Trainer and has presented hundreds of workshops and Keynote Addresses for the National Association of Personnel Services, American Staffing Association and the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, Fordyce Forum and numerous Regional, State, and Local groups. He is consistently rated as one of the top presenters for each conference and is the recipient of the NAPS Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Recruiting Industry.


Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih is a partner in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secrets & Non-Compete Disputes Practice. Selected to The Best Lawyers Under 40 in 2018-2020, The Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2017, 2019 and 2020 by D Magazine, Top 50 Female Attorneys in Dallas in 2018 by Texas Diversity Council, and the Rising Star by Texas Lawyer in 2018-2020, she focuses on prosecuting and defending misappropriation of trade secrets and breaches of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Leiza frequently litigation non-compete disputes on both sides and advises employers on issues related to departing employees or new hires who are subject to non-compete restraints.


Born with Cystic Fibrosis, Klyn was told she wouldn't live past age 14 and has spent much of her life growing up inside hospitals battling the disease.

Now, in her 30's, she helps sales teams reach their peak potential by leveraging tactics rooted in neuroscience.

Companies and high achievers hire Klyn when they want to gain a unique competitive edge to master the art of resilience, with tactical tips for sales people to help overcome struggles & accomplish feats previously deemed impossible.

Klyn's expertise has appeared in over 150 publications; including a prime time debut on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, regularly keynotes for conferences and association events, and has a full coaching practice dedicated to peak performance.



With a career spanning over 20 years, Tom Erb has established himself as one of the staffing and recruiting industry’s top subject matter experts. As a consultant, trainer, and speaker to the staffing and recruiting industry, Tom has helped hundreds of firms create and execute sales and recruiting strategies to grow their business.

Tom is one of the most highly sought after national speakers in the staffing industry, presenting to a variety of industry organizations including the American Staffing Association, National Association of Personnel Services, TechServe Alliance, New York Staffing Association, Capital Area Staffing Association, Midwest Staffing Conference, New England Association of Personnel Services, and dozens of others.


Diane Geller focuses her practice on the representation of clients in the staffing industry. With more than 25 years of experience, including as general counsel for a major public company in the staffing and funding industry, Diane is a seasoned practitioner and strategic counselor who helps her clients with business issues and to stay compliant with the ever-changing regulations governing the workplace. She works with clients to prepare various client and employment agreements — including services agreements, and employee noncompete, confidentiality, independent contractor and separation agreements — as well as, employee policy handbooks and policies.

Diane also provides consultative representation to businesses on a variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, funding, and licensing and other business models.


Josh Kirkpatrick provides 24/7 service and pragmatic advice to clients. He represents clients in a wide range of employment and labor law matters in federal and state court in Colorado and Montana, in arbitration and mediation, and before numerous government agencies. He has litigated hundreds of cases arising under dozens of laws regulating the employment relationship, including cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Josh has extensive litigation experience relating to state and federal wage and hour issues, including many claims that have involved attempts by plaintiffs to obtain class action or collective action treatment. His practice also focuses on consulting with a wide range of employers on wage and hour compliance, ensuring best practices, and avoiding class litigation. He is a core member of Littler’s Wage and Hour practice group.

Josh has particular knowledge of legal issues involving the contingent workforce impacting companies in the staffing, recruiting, PEO, and “gig economy” industries.


John Klymshyn (also known to clients and fans as “Coach K”) has been the Architect for growth for teams and individuals in the arenas of Executive Communication, Inspirational Language and practical skills ranging from perennial sales mentality to thought processes. His focus is The Power of Language.


John is either traveling the world speaking about “Deeper Dialogue ™, “Moving Conversations Forward™”, or “Mindful Leadership ™, or Coaching Executives, writing, and podcasting. His podcasts are downloaded in 25+ countries. Klymshyn has spoken in every major city in North America, as well as Ireland and Mexico. Audiences describe his sessions as “insightful”, “realistic” and “VERY funny.” For John: “It’s all about the language!”


John’s clients include: The New York Times,, The Supporting Cast, TempNet, Many State Staffing Associations, Snelling, TMobile, Four Seasons Hotels,, ClubCorp, Sheraton Hotels, Colliers International, Pinehurst, American Express Travel.


He has written 12 books, the topics of which have evolved from addressing and exploring creativity, to executive development and scaling sales & leadership teams. His sales trilogy led to one of his works being translated and published in Russian. John narrates his own Audio Books, the most recent of which is breaking all records: “Deeper Dialogue; Conversations That Inspire” … as the work speaks to people in myriad roles. His published fiction runs the gamut from short stories to abstract fantasy novels.


In 2017 Klymshyn collaborated with noted Inventor and Designer Isaac Naor on a unique work: | STREAM | an Audio – Book, exploring creativity and flow states.




Wes is an Executive Recruiter who specializes in Demand Generation and Marketing Technology. Based out of Minneapolis, Wes partners with companies across the country on how to attract and retain the most talented marketers in the industry.


Wes wasn’t always a recruiter. He started his career in marketing and transitioned into sales. This real-world experience allows Wes to do more than just look at a resume. He understands the actual business objectives of marketing and sales, along with both the strategies and tactics needed in order to achieve success. Wes has been featured in marketing magazines (Demand Gen Report), spoken at various marketing conferences (B2BMX, MOCCA, BMA), and featured on a B2B Podcast.


Combine his love for marketing, along with his passion for people, and it’s very easy to see why Wes feels he has the greatest job in the world.



Laura Mathis is an admired speaker and communication coach with over 20 years of experience. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, from executive retreats to her 2012 TEDx talk with over 140,000 views.


As a high-stakes presentation specialist, she has trained clients across a wide variety of industries, including business executives from CBRE, Olympus Corporation, Audax Group, Yeti Coolers, CNBC, Dell, Tempur-Sealy, and Bank of America. Laura’s clients call on her when they want to make the complex simple, and create dynamic presentations that truly connect with the listeners.


As an Executive Communication Coach at The Speech Improvement Company, she offers private coaching and group workshops to a wide range of clients and industries. Laura is a published author with the American Bar Association. Her book, Acting Skills for Lawyers, incorporates style and presence with persuasive argument skills for maximum impact before a judge or jury.



Rob is a Managing Partner and Senior Director of Training and Development for Next Level Exchange. Rob comes from MRINetwork™ Corporate where he served as the Chief Learning Officer, responsible for all training and sales development of more than 1,100 offices worldwide.

Previously Rob was with the Acclivus Corporation, an international performance development company. He has facilitated the Acclivus curriculum on six continents and is part of the Acclivus team responsible for global relationships with companies as diverse as Dell Inc., Accenture, Hitachi, KPMG Consulting, NASDAQ, Recruit Holdings Ltd, Japan, Shell Energy, and Comcast/NBC Universal. Rob is currently a licensed facilitator for Acclivus Train the Trainer programs worldwide.

Rob’s knowledge of the search and staffing industry comes from 12 years with Merritt Hawkins and Associates, now part of AMN Healthcare. Rob served as Vice President of Corporate Business Development.

Michelle Parchman is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Personnel Consultant. She graduated with distinction from Oklahoma University with a BBA, concentration in Accounting.

Michelle began her public accounting career in auditing with Andersen in Dallas. During her 17 year successful tenure with Andersen, Michelle worked in Audit, Tax, Business Development, and Recruiting.

2009 Michelle founded Parchman + Parchman, Executive Search Experts, a highly specialized, niche recruiting firm specializing in Accounting, Finance, Tax, Legal, and C-Level searches. The primary function of the firm is to locate and present the best-qualified applicants the current market has to offer. Michelle brings more than 20 years collective experience in the recruitment and placement of qualified professionals.

Current Board of Director for The Pinnacle Society, the premier Consortium of 80 Industry-Leading Recruiters in North America. For more than 20 years, the Pinnacle Society has provided the nation’s top recruiters a forum in which to exchange the business principles and placement techniques that led them to achieve, and allows them to maintain their success. Recent Speaker at The Pinnacle Society Conference.

With over 25 years of experience, Paul Siker is CEO of both Advanced Recruiting Trends, a recruitment training consultancy, and The Artisan Group, an executive search and staff augmentation firm.

Paul was previously a partner at The Guild Corporation, an undisputed leader in the Washington, D.C. technology recruitment marketplace. The Guild Corporation was successfully sold to TMP Worldwide (Parent to

Paul has executed countless recruiting engagements on a contingent, retained, and contract placement basis. He has assisted client organizations across the U.S. in recruiting mission critical talent at the individual contributor, managerial, and executive officer levels. Paul is a frequent presenter at major recruiting conferences and consults to domestic and international clients. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small recruiting enterprises.

Paul received his B.A. from Wittenberg University and holds the NAPS CPC designation. Paul is the author of, “Proactive Recruiting In A War For Talent Economy.”


Jeremy Sisemore has been one of the leading IT Executive Recruiters throughout North America for the past 18 years. He started his career with MRI and was Rookie of the Year in 2000 before founding ASAP Talent Services in 2006. In his career, Jeremy has over $12 Million in personal production (billings) and has placed SAP Talent at all levels up to CIO with over 75 major Fortune 500 clients throughout North America. Jeremy is in the trenches daily as an on-the-phone Billing Manager. Today, Jeremy is CPC and CERS Certified and is a former member of the Board of Directors as Education Chair for The Pinnacle Society. He speaks regularly at industry conferences such as NAPS, NCASP, The Fordyce Forum, HAAPC, and MASA among others. Jeremy's firm is a blended firm doing direct-placement, executive-retained, and contract staffing. Jeremy writes industry articles and has been quoted in CIO magazine. On a personal level, Jeremy graduated from Mizzou where he was on the Swimming & Diving Team. He's married and is a father to two daughters and a son based out of Houston, Texas.



Aaron Wandtke, CERS, is the Founder and Senior Partner at Executive Staffing Solutions. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Personnel Services and as an advisor to the Ohio Search and Staffing Association. Aaron is originally from Rochester, NY but now calls Columbus, OH home. He has four daughters, and spends his free time coaching basketball and playing golf.

Aaron has built Executive Staffing Solutions on the team concept. In fact, all contest and incentive rewards the team versus individuals, including the administrative staff. Building a company where people want to come to work and support each other is a founding principal still followed to this day. Executive Staffing Solutions is a leader in the industry because Aaron continues to surround himself with the best people in the industry.


Carol has been recruiting since 1978 and VP of Whitaker Technical since 1989. She has become the preferred or exclusive provider for all of her clients. Carol has been recognized with numerous industry production awards and is a member and Past President of the Pinnacle Society. She is in the NAPS Hall of Fame, former NAPS Chairman and appears in Who’s Who in Energy in Houston. Carol has been a national industry trainer for many years. She also speaks at many engineering conferences and is often called upon to give inhouse presentations to her clients’ HR and Executive teams.



September 26 - 28, 2021
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