Our team is passionate about connecting top employers and top talent, and we know that referrals are the best way to make this connection. Co-founder Derek Edwards previously founded an IT consulting company where he quickly realized that his best employees came from referrals. During a highly competitive job market, co-founder Kurt Prosser leveraged his network to land multiple job offers and relied on friends' advice to help determine which job was the best fit.
This passion is amplified by the many stories from recruiters, employers and candidates. Recruiters and employers overwhelmingly agree that candidates from referrals are the best source of new talent. Referrals have the fastest time to fill and are significantly more likely to be hired than candidates from other sources. Furthermore, referrals generate more productive and loyal employees. Candidates tell us that when they receive a job opening from a friend, they are more likely to consider it and feel like the opportunity will be a better fit.
Acclaimd is located in Columbus, Ohio, a city recognized by Forbes in 2008 as the number 1 up-and-coming technology city in the nation and MarketWatch as the 7th best place to do business in the nation.
Derek Edwards serves as CEO and brings past startup experience as co-founder for a boutique development shop as well as Hungerly-- a mobile marketing platform for street food vendors.
Kurt Prosser serves as COO and has a rich background in project management and customer relationship management for civil engineering firms.
Acclaimd's core team also includes a few skilled designers and developers on top of a forward-thinking director of marketing and recovering recruiter-turned-sales pro. Our team is here to help you find top talent.
Vic Thorne - Advisor
Managing Director, Broadline Capital
Managing Director, Columbus2020
Dave Hunegnaw - Advisor
Partner, Founders Factory
Former CEO, GrooveJob.com
Bruce Lane - Advisor
Vice President, Hammer Haley
Former VP, MBA Focus