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 In 2001, Eric opened 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 experience

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

CEO & Founder

Sailwind Associates

Recruitment has become Complex, Difficult, and Strategic and SAILWIND is here to guide you through this process. For over 15 years, we have been the search, staffing and consulting leaders, perfectly matching capable and talented people with successful companies, helping them to attain their business objectives. Our solution oriented approach to understanding your needs ensures we identify and represent the best possible talent available in the market, personally selected and matched to your requirements by our highly-tenured, extraordinarily capable recruiting team.

SAILWIND makes it our business to know your business, an approach that has led to many long-standing client relationships - the foundations of which were built on trust, credibility, service orientation and meeting your talent needs. When you're looking for outside help to meet your organization's talent needs, look no further than the quality team that we've assembled at Sailwind Associates!

Sep 2010Aug 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 2007Sep 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.