Russ Hovendick (NPA #4039) of Client Staffing Solutions, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD, USA, has made the firm’s first NPA split placement with Steve Kohn (NPA #2043) of Affinity Executive Search in Hollywood, FL, USA.

Russ placed Steve’s candidate, a Production Manager in the Food & Beverage Products & Services Industry in the US.

Russ explains how the deal came about: "Steve Kohn and I go back many years and many placements. Steve is the true professional and this professionalism was demonstrated through his patience and cheerleading of my efforts in the elongated process of bringing this placement together. Always positive, always professional, and always a great split partner is my description of Steve. I encourage all NPA partners to engage with Steve. They will be happy that they did!"

Steve said: "I've known Russ Hovendick for many years, long before he joined NPA. He is a truly terrific person and a great recruiter. The search was for a food manufacturing company near Green Bay Wisconsin. Difficult location to get people to relocate to in February! I got lucky and sent him the winning candidate on the 10th day of the search. Things were going just fine with interviews until COVID caused a delay and final interviews were done by Skype. Russ patiently, carefully, and professionally managed the process while everyone was in uncharted territory, resulting in a happy ending for all."

Great job sticking with it on this one! This is a great example of a successful trading partnership!