Kevin Hester (NPA #5055) of Texas Recruiting Group in Spring Branch, TX, USA, has made the firm’s first split placement with Laura Schmieder (NPA #1315) of Premier Placement, Inc. in Allentown, PA, USA.

Laura placed Kevin’s candidate, a Regional Sales Manager in the Machinery Industry in the US.

Kevin explains how the deal came about: "I joined NPA this summer to supplement the downturn in my industry (Upstream Oil & Gas). I embraced the idea of working with other like minded professionals. So, as I contacted other recruiters in the network, I found my niche in Chemical, Sales, and Manufacturing. I would check the NPA job board daily. One day I noticed 3 openings for Business development roles Laura Schmieder posted, so I sent her an email to see when we could discuss. She replied promptly, stating she was at a conference but emailed me details. I started the search and had her candidates next week. She screened them, set interviews and followed through till placement."

"I enjoy working with Laura," Kevin said. "She is prompt, kind and very professional. I find this across the board with most all members I have worked with. I look forward to continued success with her and other members in 2020."

Laura added: "It pays to post jobs on Matchmaker and for members to reach out to each other."