Management Team: Chawn Peterson – President Rudi Bellinazzo - Director of Recruiting & Staffing Recruiting Staff: Edrie Bizak - Sr. Executive Recruiter Susan Lind-Kanne - Sr. Executive Recruiter Todd Peterson - Sr. Executive Recruiter Diane Gosnell - Sr. Executive Recruiter Chelsea Ochoa – Sourcing Specialist Business Development:Katie McKay – Executive Recruiter/Business Development
Competitive Edge Recruiting & Staffing, is a Portland, Oregon based recruiting and staffing firm, specializing in placements for direct hire, contract and contract to hire roles. Competitive Edge Recruiting’s services for direct hires are on a contingent or retained basis. We are confident in our ability and offer what we have termed “Peace of Mind” quality assurance!
Founded in 2009, Competitive Edge Recruiting opened its doors in the middle of one of the most paralyzing recruiting markets in our nation’s history and has continued to exceed the company’s as well as our client’s expectations. Competitive Edge Recruiting & Staffing is a certified woman owned business. We can satisfy diversity supplier vendor requirements, but more importantly, we can assist you and your company with your minority staffing processes.
At Competitive Edge Recruiting it is our belief that diversity makes the world smaller. It is our commitment to foster creativity through the connection of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, working together to achieve uncommon results.We target diverse candidates using a specialized recruiting modelOur recruiting model includes: National searches for diverse talent Memberships/Partnerships with minority organizations A strong incentive program for our current diverse candidates to refer other talented individuals Dedicated team members for direct and focused recruitment in targeting minority candidates
Competitive Edge Recruiting distinguishes ourselves through our: Quality service Price Diverse leadership Superior recruiting strategy Unmatched guarantee Competitive Edge Recruiting specializes in recruiting and staffing for positions with focus on the following disciplines: Information Technology Finance & Accounting Engineering Science Sales & Marketing
How do we do it? Competitive Edge Recruiting maintains a database of over 30,000 professionals. It is our promise that all of our candidates are screened thoroughly by our executive recruiters, including but not limited to: ◦ Testing ◦ Multiple Interviews ◦ Reference Checks ◦ Degree & Certification Verification ◦ Background Checks ◦ Pre-Employment Drug Screens Competitive Edge Recruiting also has strategic alliances with several companies that provide talent from a large resource of H1-B visa holders. These alliances give you the ability to use talent from this pool without the trouble and expenses of sponsorship for contract/consulting projects.
Joining the Competitive Edge Recruiting team is a winning decision! The following are CER’s temporary and contract employee benefits provided to those who qualify:•Vacation Pay •Supplemental Insurance Benefits•Holiday Pay •Bonuses•Health & Vision Insurance Benefits •Employee performance incentives•Dental Insurance Benefits •Completion bonuses when appropriate•Life Insurance Benefits •Perfect attendance bonuses
◦ Chief Information Officers Mainframe Developer/Analyst◦ Chief Technology Officers ECM Systems Software Engineer◦ IT Managers Field Services Technician◦ Business Systems Analysts Microwave Systems Specialist◦ System Integration Specialists Engineering & Applications Support◦ ERP Integration Managers Analyst◦ Database Managers User Support Analyst◦ QA Testing Managers Customer Service Specialist◦ Database Developers Web Developer◦ Network Managers Systems Security Administrator◦ Software Engineers Enterprise Architect◦ QA Engineers Software Training Analyst Communications Systems Analyst 3
The Competitive Edge Recruiting recruiting team is made up of executiverecruiters who have actual experience in their specialized fields. Information technology consultants that have been integral parts of ERP integration systems Former CPA’s that have worked for the Big Four in public accounting Engineering professionals with over 20 years in the industry.The background, education and experience of the Competitive EdgeRecruiting team are second to none in the northwest staffing and recruitingmarket. Our team consists of dedicated professionals that work togetherclosely to create successful hiring solutions.
Chawn Peterson - Owner Competitive Edge Recruiting, LLCChawn Peterson is a results-oriented leader with a track record for achievingchallenging operational and sales objectives. With an impressive history offostering and promoting start-up organizations, Chawn possesses a uniqueblend of both hands-on experience and big picture focus. Chawn has 18+years of multi-industry operational experience which offers our clients aunique outlook which gives our clients service oriented toward a successfuloutcome to their staffing needs.Chawn Peterson, born and raised in Oregon. Grew up in Eugene, a duckfan. Raised two beautiful daughters to adulthood. Has a grandson who is 6years old, a 1 year old granddaughter and a faithful friend & walking partnerEllie the black lab .
Rudi Bellinazzo is the Director of Staffing & RecruitingRudi has been in the executive search, recruitment and staffing industry since 1999.He worked for the executive search team of one of the largest international search andstaffing firms prior to starting his company Tri-Star Search & Staffing in 2002. He hassince joined the CER team.Rudi developed and managed numerous clients ranging from small start-ups toFortune 500 companies. His experience includes recruitment of finance andaccounting individuals from staff level to CFO, along with relationship building at alllevels within organizations.Prior to 1999, he worked in various capacities in the accounting and finance professionfrom staff to controller level, working with both Fortune 500 publicly traded and mediumsized privately held companies.Rudi is a graduate of the University of Portland with a Bachelors of BusinessAdministration in Accounting and is a member of the Institute of ManagementAccountants.
Edrie joined the Competitive Edge team in December 2009 and became the leadrecruiter in our engineering division. Edrie now has over 18 years experience in therecruiting industry.She began her career with Remedy Staffing in CA then relocated to Seattle, WA whereshe managed a downtown temporary staffing service for over 10 years. In addition toher recruiting strengths in niche and high skill level engineering and marketing/salespositions, Edrie brings government sector experience with a variety of positions, as wellas extensive staffing experience within the legal industry.Edrie relocated to OR in 1998 and loves dog friendly Portland. Her “children” are threeChihuahuas, a miniature dachshund and a cat. Edrie is the current President ofPortlandia Club, a local business networking group which is also philanthropic towomen in need in our community. In her spare time, Edrie is a huge Seattle Mariner’sfan and U of O Duck fan. Edrie is also gourmet cook and loves to travel.
15 years of recruitment and recruitment advertising experience As Senior Account Executive at TMP Worldwide, Susan designed and developed the State of Oregon’s recruitment advertising account. Upon leaving TMP, Susan was invited by DAS to join the State of Oregon. Susan’s first service at the State of Oregon was as the IS Co-op internet recruiter working with 8 State agencies to assist them through their Y2K hiring needs. During this project, Susan worked closely with representatives from ODOT’s Recruitment team.Upon completion of that assignment, she worked at DAS-IRMD for the Deputy CIO, Mike Freese, as DAS’ IT Recruiter and IRMD Office Manager. Susanhandled all levels of IRMD’s IT recruitments from Programmer Analyst to CIO.She now works with numerous clients in both the public- and private-sectors, and has sourced candidates for positions ranging across all levels of IT.
Diane Gosnell brings over 20 years of experience to Competitive EdgeRecruiting. After 10 years working in marketing and product sales for aninternational manufacturer, Gosnell made the transition to the talentacquisition side of the fence. With early experience as an ExecutiveRecruiter on the agency side at Emerald Staffing, and later as aCorporate Recruiter at Meritage, Lime Financial and APCON, Dianebrings a unique perspective to CER, producing positive outcomes forboth client and candidate. Diane’s specialty at CER is in theEngineering and IT arenas. Diane Gosnell holds a BS in BusinessAdministration from Portland State University.
Todd joined CER in 2010 as part of the Engineering recruiting team. Todd started his career in cooking in 1985 at north bank restaurant. Todd left the North Bank Restaurant to take a position at a well renowned restaurant called The Oregon Electric Station, there he worked for Chef Thomas Smith and learned the necessity of ingredients, lacking the right steps in preparation can be construed as being inferior, this is where Todd learned to always be prepared. Todd continued in his career as a Chef and moved from Eugene to Olympia, Washington where he accepted an Executive Chef position at Panorama Restaurant. That is where he learned how to manage people. It is not easy to manage people. I learned to professionally challenge my staff while learning how to deal with individual personalities with direct communication and a positive attitude. From Chef to Executive Recruiter with CER, it has been a seamless transition and natural for Todd. Already Todd has seen the success you can have when you are dedicated and committed to a process. Todd takes his past experiences of managing, preparing and having a “devils in the details” approach to his already successful desk. Todd has 3 children Anthony, Zachary, Isabella and a black cat named Losty.
Originally from Springfield, OR and agraduate of Thurston High School,Chelsea McKay joined Competitive EdgeRecruiting as an Executive Recruiter.She brings with her 4 years of officemanagement experience in the recruitingindustry. Chelsea has naturallyacclimated into the role of an ExecutiveRecruiter. Chelsea lives in Beaverton,OR with her husband, son Gabriel anddaughter Elliana.
Originally from Eugene, OR and agraduate of Thurston High School, KatieMcKay joined Competitive EdgeRecruiting as an Business DevelopmentManager. She brings with her 3 years ofprior recruiting experience. Katie has apositive energy that is contagious. Katiehas had much success in her career.Katie is a graduate from Phagan’s Schoolof Beauty. She lives in SE Portland, has adog named Ace and loves to workout.
Competitive Edge Recruiting believes in forming strategic partnerships that focus onimproving our organization in our community, as well as allowing Competitive EdgeRecruiting to keep abreast of rapidly changing market trends, pertinent community andbusiness issues directly effecting the staffing and recruiting industry. Listed below aresome of the associations that we belong to and actively participate in: Portlandia Club, Inc. Portland Business Alliance Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, WBE#6688 PHARMA/SHRM Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Software Association of Oregon (SAO) Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Competitive Edge Recruiting offers national contingency based searches,retained searches, contract placements for projects and on-site vendorpartnerships.For example: ◦ CPS Energy – Texas: successful remote contingency based searches ◦ Unitus Credit Union & Nike – Oregon: successful retained searches ◦ Nike & Adidas – Oregon: In addition to direct relationships for contingency based searches, we’ve had successful on site vendor partnerships with Adecco ◦ Kaiser Permanente - recently secured multi-state client for direct hire and contract placements
Our desire to secure a long-term relationship that lends itself to ahigher standard of service, quality of candidate and partnership.We believe that two great organizations working together produceoutstanding results. As your staffing partner you will see theCompetitive Edge Recruiting difference and we will both benefit from avalue-add working relationship. Thank you for considering Competitive Edge Recruiting for your staffing needs.