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Afternoon With Pinnacle Society Members

  • October 24, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Hofbrauhaus - Rosemont, IL


  • Staffing/recruiting individuals who are not current members of ISSA. If your employer is a member, you are also a member. Email for help with registration.

Join us at Hofbrauhaus on October 24, 2019 for a session with Pinnacle Society members.  Learn from epic producers who will share their secrets for success in navigating this ever-changing industry. A special session will be offered to those new to the staffing/recruiting industry, from 1-2PM. All are welcome to participate in any or all sessions of this event!

Afternoon With Pinnacle Society Members 

12:30PM - Check In

1:00 PM-2:00PM - Young Professionals / New to the industry group

2:00PM-4:00PM - Pinnacle Panel Discussion 

4:00PM-5:30PM - Networking Happy Hour

Cost to attend: ISSA Members $40, Non-members $60

If your employer is a member of ISSA, you may attend this event at the member rate! Email for assistance with registration.

Meet the Panelists:

Richard Bradley, Owner, TeamBradley Inc., Pinnacle Society Member

Rich Bradley has been recruiting for over 37 years in the contingency marketplace. His array of experience includes working with three different recruiting companies during his career. He is a hands-on recruiter and owner of TeamBradley and previously co-owner at DynaStaff. TeamBradley is the culmination of his experience and is a smaller boutique office offering contingent and retained search primarily in the IT market place. His client base is primarily located in Chicago and the surroundings suburbs, with a smattering of searches throughout the US. Current billings for the past number of years have been on average of 750K+ each year. Rich has been a member of Pinnacle since 1997.

Current speciality: Information Technology marketplace for the Chicago area.

Educational background: Degreed in Psychology

Additional: Taught and/or facilitated training in the recruiting field and for Zig Ziglar, Anthony Robbins, and Dale Carnegie Sales Training classes.

Entered the recruiting field in 1982, passed the CPC exam in 5/91, member of both the ISSA and NAPS while also serving as the VP on the ISSA board.

  • Member of Pinnacle since 1997.
  • Niche – Information Technology
  • Region – Chicagoland, Midwest
  • Industries – Information Technology
  • Search Type – Retained, Contingent

Chris Hillman, Executive Recruiter, SearchPath International, Pinnacle Society Member

Chris brings 21 years of highly successful Executive Search expertise to SearchPath International. He has career billings over $6 million with over 432 successfully completed searches.

In 2014, Chris was selected for membership in The Pinnacle Society, The Premier Consortium of 75 Industry-Leading recruiters in North America within the direct placement and search industry. The Pinnacle Society is an organization of individuals whose purpose is to serve as an honor society recognizing high volume producers and as an educational forum for the sharing of information and ideas.

Chris is a five-time Pacesetter award winner placing him in the top elite tier of Search Consultants in the world.

Chris excels in search, business development, operations, training and management. Chris is an active member of the Pinnacle Society and a Pacesetter award winner placing him in the top 1% percent of Search Professionals in the world.

As a previous CSAM, Certified Senior Account Manager, for a Management Recruiters International, he has achieved the recruiting industries highest levels of training in labor laws, negotiations, ethics, integrity and human relationships. Chris has expertise in Talent Acquisition within Nutraceutical Ingredients, Raw Materials, Food Ingredients and the Packaging Materials Industry. In addition, he has strong knowledge and a network of professionals in the Industrial Market, Power Transmission Industry, Motion Control niche and Automation Sector.

Formerly Chris worked for seven years in a General Management capacity, running a $22 million operation. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Economics minor. Chris’ success comes from his strong work ethic, listening skills, persistence and industry knowledge. His high levels of achievement come from his desire to focus on solving his clients’ and candidates’ goals, problems and needs.


  • Member of Pinnacle Society, The Premier Consortium of 75 Industry-Leading Recruiters in North America. Top 1% Recruiter in North America
  • Ranked the #1 or #2 office (of 48) for 12 years in a row
  • Top 4% of 107 Recruiters for 8 consecutive years
  • CSAM (Certified Senior Account Manager) designation
  • CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) designation
  • Pacesetter award winner with MRI (top 4%) 1999 – 2006
  • MRI Top Gun Award – 2001, awarded advanced sales training (30 of 5,000 selected)
  • Over $6 million in career individual billings

Brooke Ziolo, President/Owner, Egret Consulting Group, Pinnacle Society Member

Brooke Ziolo joined Egret Consulting in 2008 as an executive recruiter and excelled. She became a Partner in the firm in 2013 and the Managing Director in 2016 as well as being inducted into the Pinnacle Society, the premier consortium of industry leading recruiters in North America, in 2016. In 2019 she became the President of Egret Consulting.

Brooke recruits exclusively for lighting manufacturers and lighting design firms, Brooke’s experience in all facets of the lighting industry allows her to quickly assess her clients’ needs and identify the right talent.

Brooke recruits for a variety of functional disciplines including sales, engineering, operations, marketing, product management, lighting designers, etc.; ranging from mid to senior / VP level.

  • Niche – Business Development, Engineering, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operations, Marketing, Operations, Sales
  • Region – Canada, Nationwide, United States
  • Industries – Electrical/Electronics, Manufacturing, Semiconductors
  • Search Type – Retained, Contingent

The Pinnacle Society was founded in 1989 with the assistance and leadership of industry trainers Tony Byrne and Ben Meador. It was initially envisioned as a gathering of “the best of the best” within our industry to share ideas, best practices and provide networking opportunities--ideals which the society has embodied to this day.

Thanks to our Young Professionals Session Sponsors!


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