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An Afternoon With Pinnacle Society

  • November 02, 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Westwood Tavern - Schaumburg, IL


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Again this year, we've invited Pinnacle Society members to share their tips and tricks for becoming the very best in the business. Young professionals and seasoned recruiters alike will benefit from attending this panel discussion. This is one of our best training events--hope to see you there!

An Afternoon With Pinnacle Society

Westwood Tavern - Schaumburg IL

November 2, 2023  -  3:00PM-6:00PM

Cost to Attend: Members $25, Nonmembers $50

Ticket includes food and beverage

Meet the Panelists

Rich Bradley, Executive Recruiter, Pinnacle Society, TeamBradley Inc.

Rich Bradley has been in the recruiting industry for over 41 years as a recruiter, mentor, trainer, & leader. He’s also been a member of the Pinnacle Society for 26 of those years. He was a past board member with ISSA for many years prior to moving to Florida 10 years ago. He specializes in IT recruitment for clients mostly in the Chicagoland area in both the contingency and retained marketplaces. Consistently personally billing over $1 million each year, Rich credits his success to a detailed plan, hard work, and surrounding himself with an awesome team. He believes the key to long-term success is the art of building lasting business relationships. By keeping an eye on the marketplace for changing trends and focusing on making excellent culture matches, he consistently delivers top-quality candidates to his clients.

With deep roots in the Chicago area and an extensive candidate network, Rich works on IT opportunities at all levels from support to executive roles and everything in between. Organically, over the last few years, Rich has moved towards a heavier focus on leadership and executive-level roles. 

Rich is a sought-after speaker and training facilitator in the recruiting field, and his passion to give back to an industry that has given him so much has him regularly on the road and online sharing his expertise.

Sharon Hulce, President/CEO, Employment Resource Group Inc., ForbesBooks Author of A Well Done Professional Midlife Crisis

Sharon Hulce is President/CEO of Employment Resource Group, Inc. (ERG), a nationwide Executive Search firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. A 27-year veteran of the Executive Search industry, Sharon founded ERG over 20 years ago to change the traditional way search was done. Ensuring ERG would never be the firm that just presents resumes, she has dedicated her company’s mission to providing thought leadership on every level, ensuring successful hires for both the company and the individual. Sharon is proud of her 27 years of “transforming lives”.

A Forbes-published author, Sharon’s book entitled A Well-Done Professional Midlife Crisis is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, often sharing her life and professional experiences at countless corporate presentations, national conferences, association meetings and even a TEDx talk.

Sharon is a 2023 Wisconsin Titan CEO 100 honoree, a 2023 Enterprising Woman of the Year award winner and a 2021 recipient of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Gus A. Zuehlke Distinguished Service Award for her entrepreneurship and vision within the local business community. Prior to leaving the global MRINetwork, Sharon was recognized as Management Recruiters International’s Person of the Year. This award is given to a single member who made the greatest contribution to the network, worthy of recognition as “MVP” of the entire network. She has been a Top Ten Owner of the Decade, having personal billings over $20 million.

Sharon is also an Executive Board Member of The Pinnacle Society, a consortium of the country’s industry-leading recruiters and a Platinum member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), a dynamic collective of women business owners from around the world who share insights to drive gamechanging experiences.

Passionate about the community she lives and works in, Sharon has served on numerous boards and was the recipient of the 2019 Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, which recognizes an individual who over many years has positively impacted the quality of life in the Fox Cities through their leadership. Additionally, ERG’s gift back to the community over its 20+ years as a company has been through its transformation of nonprofit organizations, having conducted over 90 leadership searches pro bono, resulting in over $6 million in donated search fees back to the community.

Brooke Ziolo, President/Executive Recruiter, Egret Consuting Group

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. In 2019 Brooke purchased Egret from Ted Konnerth and is now the President & CEO. Brooke was also inducted into the Pinnacle Society, the top 80 industry leading recruiters in North America, in 2016. Brooke holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

Brooke is exclusively a Lighting Recruiter who works with manufacturers and distributors of lighting and LED fixtures, lamps, ballasts, drivers and lighting controls; as well as lighting design firms, MEP firms, architectural engineering firms, consulting engineering firms, independent rep firms, and ESCOs. 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 individual contributor roles to VP and C-Suite level positions in functional disciplines including Sales (calling on specifiers, contractors, distributors, OEM’s, ESCOs, end users, national accounts, showrooms, etc.), Engineering, Product Management, Marketing, Operations, Branch Management, Quotations, Project Management and more. Additionally, Brooke is responsible for all of Egret’s lighting design clients and has an extensive network of Lighting Designers (junior, senior, associate and principal level), project managers and management professionals.

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