A seasoned and successful executive recruiter within the mining and process industries, Larry Stauffer, President and Executive Recruiter, has been placing qualified technical and executive candidates for over 20 years. As the founder of Specialized Career Search, Larry's strength is building lasting relationships with candidates and companies and engaging closely with both to ensure expectations are being achieved. He prides himself on a strict candidate assessment process as well as a thorough understanding of a company's business need and culture with a passion to seek out the perfect fit – every time.
Larry has been a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) since 2009 and is an active member of the National Association of Personnel Services. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.
Casey Castignetti joined Specialized Career Search as a Recruiter in 2011 and specializes in the pulp and paper industry. Casey spent his early career in engineering and management, improving efficiency and accuracy of operations, as well as development and implementation of new ideas. Casey understands the professional, technical and management skills candidates need to succeed within his industry of focus. By revealing the skills and motivations of qualified candidates and critical needs of client companies, he has successfully placed candidates of all levels within operations, maintenance and engineering.
Casey is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
Bruce Weaver joined Specialized Career Search as a Recruiter in January 2014. He has recruited in cement, lime and chemical industries, and most recently in the steel industry. Bruce has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications as a Sales Engineer - with the majority of his career working for Verizon Large Business. Bruce's skills and extensive experience as a Sales Engineer carry over in successfully matching client job opportunities to candidate skill sets and aspirations.
Karen Kulikowski has been a Search Consultant/Project Manager at Specialized Career Search since 2016. She produces short lists of candidates for cement and lime, mining, and process industries. Over the years, she has grown her professional network and has generated numerous industry connections to contact for current or future opportunities. Prior to joining Specialized Career Search, the majority of Karen’s career was in Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing roles managing websites.
Karen graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in English Writing and a minor in Marketing.
Kacie Brinker Sheftel returned to Specialized Career Search as a Search Consultant in March 2019. Prior, she recruited within the steel industry for Specialized Career Search for three years from 2013 through 2015. Kacie will be responsible for recruiting within steel, cement and lime, mining, and process industries. She has over 12 years of recruiting and staffing experience within multiple industries including heavy process, manufacturing, IT asset disposition, healthcare and finance. Kacie understands the importance of relationship building and matching the candidate with the right opportunity – delivering the best results for everyone.
Kacie is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in Management and minor in Economics.