CEO Letter

Over 40 years ago, Russ Hadick, my father, started Russ Hadick & Associates, Inc. to be a ministry that God gave him and the employees that worked for him to further His kingdom. Since 1999, when I joined the firm and became the owner in 2003, I have wanted to continue that ministry.

We want to be the best recruiting firm in the nation, not by just serving our customers to the best of our abilities, but by making a positive difference in the lives of our clients, applicants and everyone else we meet. We are committed to doing business with honesty, ethics and a moral code unmatched by any other firm. We will always strive to do what we say when we commit to meeting our customer’s needs.

Our firm has a unique selling process and 10 step search process that other firms do not. We seek the best currently employed candidates. Not the best unemployed, nor the best on the job boards, but the best employees which companies want to keep. Ones who are not actively looking for jobs. In more than 40 years of successfully using our proven unique selling process, we have staffed small start ups to Fortune 500 companies with the top 20% of candidates in their field.

I started out as an electrical engineer designing board-level electronics. I used a recruiting firm to help me find a new job, and when I became Director of Engineering, I used recruiting firms to staff my department of 55 engineers.

I now have been recruiting for over 22 years. I know from experience what is expected of a recruiter from the candidate as well as the manager points of view. As a job-seeker working with our account executives, you will be treated as a person who is making a life decision that affects your career, personal and family life. We will not waste your time with opportunities that don’t meet your career and salary objectives.


Bob Hadick
Owner and CEO

Management Team

Bob Hadick

Owner and CEO

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Bob has over 15 years of industry experience as an Executive Director of Engineering where he hired and grew an engineering department to 55 engineers in the U.S. and the UK. In the past 22+ years, Bob has placed more than 500 high-tech and management professionals. His background and experience in industry allows Bob to “talk the talk” with hiring managers so he can properly evaluate and match up candidates’ career goals with the hiring manager’s job specifications.

Bob is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a minor in computer science.

  • College athlete
  • Won design awards as an electrical engineer
  • Promoted to a department director within 10 years of college graduation
  • Was on the executive board of a local company
  • Consistently in the top 5% of all recruiters in the nation

Bryan Kierstead


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Bryan has successfully recruited 200+ professionals that resulted in placements over the last 10+ years. He has been promoted over the course of his tenure from intern to President and has been the highest billing Search Consultant in the company consecutively for 4 years and consistently ranks among the top 5% of executive search consultants in the nation. His specialty is developing new business and forming lasting relationships where he’s valued as a trusted advisor for his clients.

As a Search Consultant, he has led the company in business development which included multiple Fortune 500 companies of various disciplines. Bryan has a proven track record of cold calling and networking to uncover a passive candidate pool hiring managers would otherwise not have access to, and matching the hiring managers’ requirements with the candidates’ skill set and professional goals.

  • 200+ career placements
  • Ranked among top 5% of Executive Search Consultants in the U.S.
  • 97% retention for first year of all professionals placed
  • Ratio of 4:1 first interviews to placements

Brandon Hamilton

Partner/Vice President, Construction

Brandon started with Russ Hadick & Associates, Inc as a Senior Recruiter and was quickly promoted to the National Director of the Construction Practice. In 2021 Brandon became Partner with the firm and was promoted to the Vice President role overseeing the Construction division, currently he manages a team of recruiters that specialize in recruiting for critical positions in the construction industry such as Project Managers, Superintendents, Estimators, and Executive Management. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Market Manager for a professional staffing agency where he grew the division 300% in 5 years. Brandon holds his Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) certification and is tenured in the art of identifying and attracting top talent.

Outside of the office, Brandon enjoys coaching both of his son’s select traveling baseball teams, attending his daughters cheerleading and competitive dance competitions, where they all compete competitively!

About our Late Founder

Russ Hadick

Russ worked in the Management Recruiting business until he opened his own business. He was the owner of Russ Hadick and Associates for 21 years and retired in 2003 after turning the business over myself. Russ was known for his love of his wife and family. He was a wonderful father, coaching my youth sports teams. But Russ’s greatest love was serving His Lord at his Church and serving others in need. As a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, Russ was an amazing family man, fierce patriot and loved sports! His life philosophy was to love God, family, country, and to share something positive with everyone God placed on his path. As a successful business owner, Russ was a gifted leader, mentor, and encourager, not only to his family but to hundreds of people, and clients in business and his community. He loved to lead Bible Studies and teach others about being a Christian. Russ was selfless, a man of integrity who influenced many and changed their life for the better. He taught me that a man/woman are truly only as good as their word and to Manage Russ Hadick & Associates, Inc showing this to employees, candidates, and clients.

In his spare time Russ loved boating, fishing and vacationing with Karol. He will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on with his family and all those whose life he touched.

Russ was 84 years old when he passed away on January 15, 2022.