"Dave makes the effort to understand our requirements and to send me as few candidates as possible until the right one is hired. He frequently wins our business because he is so fast to locate candidates. On a recent search he found a multi-lingual (German and English) candidate that had the right experience and lived a few kilometers from our UK office. This was the second candidate he sent over, and after only two weeks of searching."
Dave has a recent history of success in placing top executives and technical talent for software companies. He also has made more placements in Artificial Intelligence than any other headhunter. His career began during the SDI (Star Wars) years and included placement of scientists in laser,stealth and other high tech fields. Current searches include attorneys in the intellectual property arena. More so than a technology or geography his specialty is in the search process and delivery of the client's needs. This can be an interesting challenge when some searches require clearance levels preventing normal disclosure.
Over the years, Dave has proven to be an effective trainer and mentor of other recruiters and has helped others grow in the business. At his previous company he was running their most profitable business unit at the time he left. Dave was a Director on the Board of The Pinnacle Society limited to 75 of the nation's top-producing individual recruiters.
Dave Staats has a BA from Western Illinois University . Before becoming a headhunter in 1985 he worked in the trucking industry as a road dispatcher and dock supervisor as well as the customer service and distribution arena. During a short hiatus from the recruiting industry ten years ago he obtained a Private Investigator's license which he keeps as a constant reminder that a headhunter is what he really is.
Dave is the proud parent of Sara (19) and Cari (16) who are both award-winning swimmers and A students. They also share their home with a Jack Russell Terrier named Buster. He's an avid reader and audio book fan, a five gallon blood donor and a Top Chef (during REM sleep only).
Read Dave's Blog:
"Truth, Justice and the American Way of Headhunting"