Grocery / Wholesale / Food Processing
After a successful career as an Officer in the United States Army, Ray Schorejs went on to distinguish himself in several senior level Operations and Management roles with Farmer Jack and Randalls. Prior to joining RJR Executive Search (formerly Roth Young Houston) in 1994, Ray was a Top Producer with Sales Consultants and Roth Young Detroit. Ray was promoted to Vice President in 1995, and now has established over 20 years of highly successful and strategic relationships with top Grocery chains and Retailers, including: Goodman Manufacturing, Spartan Stores, Miner's, Associated Wholesalers Inc., Associated Grocers of Baton Rouge, Grocers Supply, Weis, Buehler's and American Distributors.
Retail / E-Commerce / Catalog
Bob O'Dell joined RJR Executive Search (formerly Roth Young Houston) in 1997 after more than twenty years of senior level management positions in Retail Operations with Best Buy and also Gart Sports/The Sports Authority, Inc. Bob rapidly established an impressive track record in Retail search and recruiting excellence, and his stellar reputation for recruiting in the Distribution, Ecommerce and Supply Chain segments earned him Top Producer status, with a promotion to Vice President in 1998. Bob's expertise in Retail/Wholesale Distribution and Supply Chain for clients include: IKEA, DB Schenker, DSC Logistics, FullBeauty Brands, Hollar.com and other national retailers and logistic providers.
Supermarket / Food Distribution
128 Windward Dr
Phil Soroko is a recent addition to RJR, coming on board in 2012. Phil brings with him over 25 years
experience as an executive and consultant in the supermarket and food industries focusing on total store
concept development and operations with a focus on culinary R&D, deli and bakery within conventional
and specialty hybrid concepts.
He has served in senior positions for notable retailers Giant Food, Bruno's Supermarkets, Randalls-Tom Thumb, The Markets LLC along with a variety of restaurants and specialty supermarket start-up ventures. His consulting positions have included partnering with a variety of companies that include Fortune 100 supermarket chains, specialty market start-ups, restaurant groups, equipment manufacturers and CPG companies.
Phil's current clients range from well-established supermarket chains, natural and organic retail start-ups and progressive CPG manufacturers to food research firms. He has successfully recruited for all layers of these organizations from executive management, supply chain, operations, category management, finance, marketing (traditional, digital, analytics), HR, R&D and manufacturing plant positions.
Phil resides in Bellingham, Washington with his wife Tamara.
Restaurant Hospitality / Foodservice
Greg has been involved with many aspects of recruiting for over twenty years.
Earlier in his career, Greg was the Divisional HR and Recruiting Manager for H.E.B. Grocery Company,
the largest privately held grocery retailer in the United States. He was responsible for all recruitment
strategies for the company's rapid expansion into the Houston and East/Southeast Texas markets.
Greg later joined the Jack in the Box Corporation and oversaw an aggressive recruitment campaign to
enhance and expand markets into Houston, Southeast Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Greg has an M.B.A.
in Business Administration, and a B.S. in Education.
Greg's extensive knowledge in developing and implementing recruitment strategies is designed to source and hire positions in all areas such as Retail and Restaurant Management, Operations Management, Multi Unit Supervision, Warehouse and Distribution, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Purchasing, Marketing, and many other Technical and Senior Level position. Greg's broad experience and tenure has allowed him to fine tune proven recruitment strategies and develop a large network of contacts, which makes it easier to find that right person to fill your needs.
Industrial Sales / Operations
Vince Lyden joined RJR Search in 2007, after more than 25 years of proven sales management experience in both Fortune 500 and IPO environments. With a Business Science degree in Business Administration he has been involved in Senior Management positions with Owens-Corning Fiberglas, DHL World Wide Express, Air Liquide America, and has had proven success in the areas of industrial sales, consumer products, international sales, and the service industry.
John is the most recent addition to RJR, joining the firm in 2015. John holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's in Education. He has had a highly successful 26-year career in elementary and secondary education as a classroom teacher and tutor, distinguished by his strong ethic of constant professional improvement and refinement.
John's academic and educational background has served him well as he has embarked upon his new career in recruiting. He started as a research assistant and has rapidly progressed to account management. Though he has not come to us through the food manufacturing or grocery industries, John is a fast learner and has acquired an impressive knowledge base in a very short time.
John lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife, Jackie, where he is learning about food production firsthand as he tends his garden and keeps a small flock of laying hens.
Carl James has recently joined the firm in 2017 and brings over 20 years of retail experience. He has a diverse retail background of which includes big box, general, specialty and convenience store retail. Carl has served in multiple Director roles including marketing, merchandising, business development, loss prevention and construction & maintenance. He has served as Division Manager leading field operation teams of 500 members throughout 100 stores. His success has been through recruiting and cultivating a culture of servant leadership.
Not only has he has worked for Fortune 500 and 200 companies but also served on the board of Directors for several organizations including the Boy Scouts of America and Habitat for Humanity.
In 1992, Carl received a BFA from East Carolina University, where he majored in Environmental Design. He also earned an MBA from Salem International University School of Business. He has demonstrated a passion for people and results that will drive the future success of our clients.
Matt Riggs has over 7 years of successful experience recruiting in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering fields. Matt has placed Directors of Construction, Project Managers, Superintendents, Project Architects, Structural Engineers, etc... Prior to recruiting, Matt had sales and management experience in the retail, advertising and industrial industries. Matt has always believed that "the best positions are NOT advertised", and believes in finding out the exact right fit for his candidates, rather than fitting them in a box for his client. Through this methodology, Matt believes this is truly the way to ensure a win-win for his clients and candidates.
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Rob Tiberino is a recent addition to RJR, joining the team 2019. Rob brings with him over 28 years of food manufacturing experience in retail bakery, foodservice, and grocery.
He has performed duties in all aspects of manufacturing which include, Plant Manager, warehousing, continuous improvement, quality, and operational roles with companies such as ConAgra Foods, Treehouse Foods, and J&J Snack Foods.
Rob brings a wealth of knowledge in food manufacturing and is very well suited to help place top talented personnel with our clients.
Rob resides in Meridian ID with his wife Rachelle.
Senior Executive Recruiter
Property Casualty Insurance
Maury brings her twenty plus years of P&C Insurance experience to her recruitment role from previously held technical, operational, and technology leadership roles in both regional & national insurance companies. Additionally, she possesses the experience and knowledge of working for mutual & publicly traded insurance organizations (Nationwide, Kemper, Penn National Insurance) - providing her with a distinct business and analytical perspective. With a strong ability to see the world from both an employer and employee perspective, Maury is able to understand and assess the emotional makeup and needs of others, and to promote harmonious business relationships. Her process does not end with candidate acceptance. She stays connected through the entire placement process including resignation, relocation and follow-up to ensure the candidate is the right fit for her client's organization. Maury's powerful blend of industry experience and her ability to understand a client's needs provides her with the tools necessary to successfully consult, assess, and personally qualify candidates.
"Maury is my go-to recruiter, especially for mid to senior-level positions in the P&C Industry. She takes the time to understand the specific role and the company environment. She then actively seeks out people who are not only highly qualified, but also a fit for the company and the recruiting manager. As a manager recruiting for positions, I know she understands us and represents us well. As a person she's recruited, I know that her timely and thorough communications kept me informed, engaged, and prepared for next steps."
Lisa Bage, COO at Mutual Aid Exchange - MAX Insurance
"From start to finish Maury was extremely professional. She began the process by meeting with me and our Executive Staff individually to first learn about our company, our culture and our needs; a very vital step in the process to find the right career candidate. Her communication and attention to details were outstanding. Her work was timely, accurately and helpfully completed. We are thrilled with her services, the CIO we hired and the family joining our community."
Jeff Fetters -- Chairman & CEO, Federated Insurance
"I couldn't have been more pleased! Maury Hennessy was a huge help in getting us qualified candidates and helping us to hire the right one. Maury was extremely helpful and professional throughout the process, not only did she help us, but she made sure the candidate was comfortable with NAICO. I would certainly recommend her to any insurance company looking to fill a professional position.
Tony Gray - Vice President of Loss Control, National American Insurance Company
"Maury really knows the farm mutual insurance industry and the Mutual Insurance Association of Iowa, thus making her easy to work with."
Jennie L. LeGates, CPCU, CPIW -- Executive Director, Mutual Insurance Association of Iowa
"We were very pleased with the process, including the time Maury spent learning about our organization to make sure she presented not only qualified candidates, but candidates that would be the right "fit" for us. In the end, we were successful in hiring our top candidate and he has proven to be a terrific addition to the team."
Gary W. Thompson, CPCU, CIC -- President/CEO, Columbia Insurance Group
"Maury Hennessy has been a great partner in my application and interview experience. She provided meaningful insight into the prospective employer and kept me informed and up to date on the process."
Doug Duncan -- Chief Information Officer, Columbia Insurance Group
"(Maury) was very concise and extremely thorough. It was a pleasure to speak with Maury. (She) was pleasant and gave me a very detailed description of the position and the company."
Rochelle D'Amico -- Regional Sales Manager, MAX Insurance
"Very transparent and comprehensive interview process. "
Dirk Hanket -- Property Casualty Product Manager, ABA Insurance Services
"Maury is a professional among professionals. She is very up-beat and enthusiastic about the company she represents. She was very helpful to me in answering all of my questions and keeping me in the loop regarding timelines and insights into the hiring process."
Steve Pherson -- Commercial Staff Underwriter, Continental Western Group
9711 S. Mason Road , Suite 125 #275
Richmond, TX. 77407