Eric began gaining all his insider knowledge of Recruitment, Talent Strategy and Professional Services in the 90's when he started recruiting for a boutique recruitment firm serving Construction, Technology and Engineering companies.

In 2001, Eric left Ohio and started Sailwind Associates in Atlanta, Georgia to help companies make use of people, processes, and technology more efficiently and effectively. Over the past decade, he’s been a driving force in many successful start-ups, including the launch of the Executive Search and Staffing Practice for Tatum, most recently acquired by the Randstad Company. His desire to always know everything about Talent Strategy, Employment Branding, Recruitment and Technology has earned him numerous accolades from his clients and the Recruitment community.

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

Some Specialties Include:

• Development of an employment brand • Developing job requisitions (working with line managers) • Placing and managing recruitment advertising and promotion • Managing university and college recruiting • Developing candidate relationship management and “farming” programs • Sourcing key candidates for critical roles • Screening and reference checking • Use of pre-hire assessments • Creating an interview process and using video and other interview tools • Training and engaging hiring managers in the recruiting process • Selecting and implementing an applicant tracking system • Supporting candidates through the process and creating a positive candidate experience • Globalizing each part of the process and localizing many steps • Understanding local labor markets to localize programs and promotions • Hiring and training recruiters • Accessing third party agencies and executive recruiters • Measuring and managing the process and focusing on speed, quality of hire, and efficiency

Work History

Work History

  • Sandler Sales Institute, Presidents club 2001
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumnus- Chapter Relations Chair, Philanthropy Chair, Warden
  • Kent State University Varsity Cheerleader 1998-2000
  • General Motors Academic Scholarship 1996-2001
  • Member AMA National Chapter and AiMA’s Atlanta Chapter
  • Financial Executives International
  • Buckhead Business Association
  • Atlanta Business Association
Jan 2001 - Present

Managing Partner

Sailwind Associates

Recruitment has become Complex, Difficult, and Strategic and Sailwind Associates is here to guide you through this process. We are an Executive Search Firm and Consultancy specializing in operational improvement, talent strategy, and organizational development. We help our clients find talented individuals with backgrounds in Real Estate & Construction, Engineering and Technology Industries.

Sailwind helps companies all over the world make use of people, processes, and technology more effectively. Sailwind, through retained executive search and professional contingent search, successfully builds effective executive and management teams for domestic and international organizations from venture-backed start-ups to Global 2000 companies. We have conducted searches in the categories of Board level assignments, C-Level suite, Individual contributors to complete teams.

Our client’s are typically the sophisticated executives looking for a tailored and creative approach to their talent strategy. We believe that the continued satisfaction of our clients is the best testimonial to the quality of our work.

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

Business Development Executive

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

As the largest CPA firm based in the Southern U.S., with over 1700 people located strategically throughout the region waiting to help you maximize your business strategy.

Tasked to build the Business Development function for the South East by the analytic preparation of potential growth opportunities for the senior management as well as the subsequent support and monitoring of its implementation. Both in the development phase and the implementation phase, collaborated and integrated the knowledge and feedback from the organization’s specialist functions to assure that the organization was capable of implementing the growth opportunity successfully. Tasked at building the analytic backup and roadmap for implementation of the business plan.

Dec 2007 - Sep 2010

Director - Executive Search & Staffing

Tatum, LLC.

Tatum, LLC is the largest and fastest-growing executive services firm in the United States, helping companies to accelerate business success and create more value.

Retianed to build their internal and external executive search and staffing funtions to compliment Tatum's interim Executive Officers Practice.

1996 - 2001

Team Lead, Sr. Recruiter

Pro-Starts Recruitment

Pro-Starts Recruitment (Hudson, OH)


Pro-Starts Recruitment was locally based generalist recruitment firm with specialized recruiters for your businesses every need.

Team Lead, Sr. Recruiter

·        Full Life-Cycle recruitment.

·        Generated sales through solution based consulting.

·        Developed effective strategies to generate a qualified pool of candidates for current and future openings.

·        Worked as a recruitment generalist in the areas of Information Technology, Human Resources, engineering and Accounting/Finance.

·        Advancement from Telephone Sourcer to Assistant Recruiter to Recruiter to Team Lead and Sr. Recruiter while full time college student.