What Others Have to Say…
”Chris helped me harness a positive attitude and energy to guide me through a difficult job transition, and in doing so has become a key person in my professional network, and a friend. He has an extensive understanding of current market conditions, a large network of business contacts, and has his hand on the pulse of the strategies and hiring needs of many organizations in the Central Ohio region. Chris has the unique ability to help you quickly assess your skills, wants, and needs, and guide you through creative brainstorming to consideration of a wide range of relevant career options. In a nutshell, Chris does a wonderful job of bringing together candidates and companies to create a higher level of success for both parties.” - Steve, VP Business Development
“As a recruiter, Chris gets it. I've worked with him both as talent and as a client, and in both instances Chris was great to work with. He understands the nuances of both searching for talent and searching for opportunity. Chris is willing to tell you if something doesn't seem like the right fit, and he's refreshingly candid and transparent. And above all else, he works with the highest regard for ethics. Work with Chris. He'll get the job done.” - Drew, Creative & Branding Agency Owner
“I have always avoided working with recruiters because we feel very strongly about values alignment and cultural contribution, which are incredibly hard for someone outside our team to fully understand and evaluate in candidates. Chris got to know our company quickly and thoroughly, and he brought us an amazing candidate from out of town who we never would have found on our own. Chris has a knack for making ideal connections. We won't hesitate to contact him for helping us find a great fit in the future.” - Brad, Software Development Firm Owner
“I’ve reached a point in my career where I’ve achieved some of my career goals, but I still have room to grow and that includes pursuing more senior roles with bigger companies. I realized that I didn’t have a resume that confidently expressed my experience and I wasn’t sure how to create what I needed. Chris was recommended to me and he, to my great satisfaction, exceeded my expectations. As concerned as I was with what he and his team would produce, his first draft was the final version. Yes, it was that good.” - Eric, Director of Operations
Candidate Coaching, Hiring Company Support & Franchise Consulting
“I have known Chris since he was a teenager and followed his career throughout his growth.
The first thing to note is the quality of the man. He has at all times been honest, energetic and enthusiastic, but always at the same time, empathetic to the needs of others. He applied those attributes to his Executive Search efforts, but I have always felt his skills were under utilized. Expanding to the areas of Candidate Coaching, Hiring Company Support and Franchise Consulting are the types of skills that I observed in Chris and I applaud his efforts at branching out. I am certain his clients will benefit from his personal expansion and refocusing.
I have no reservations in unconditionally recommending Chris in these expanded areas.” - Lawrence, Attorney & Author
”I have had the pleasure of working with Chris for the past few years in my role as a career services and industry relations professional at The Modern College of Design. Chris is a regular participant in our mock interviews and portfolio reviews, and provides our students with valuable feedback on their work and presentation styles, and helps them develop a targeted strategy when it comes to finding employment in a fiercely competitive field. He contributes his time, experience, and vast professional network to providing them with opportunities, and I believe our students' and graduates' interactions with Chris have helped set them up for success.” - Sara, College Career Services
“Chris took the time to understand my career intentions and developed a targeted strategy for my growth. He helped me to improve my resume, identify industry events to attend, provided me with specific companies to research, and contacts to make. Chris has a deep understanding of what employers are seeking, and how to help recent graduates market themselves. He provided creative, out of the box ideas, and career assistance that I didn’t even know I needed.” - Kara, Recent and Now Employed College Graduate
Hire Learning Leadership
“Chris and I worked together to develop his Hire Learning Leadership program. This program is based on Chris's years of expertise mastering the most effective way to find and source candidates, and achieves the objective of teaching business professionals how to improve their leadership skills by always being prepared to grow their team and hire the best talent available. What I learned while working with Chris is that he cares passionately about what he does and helping others succeed. I sincerely look forward to the next time Chris and I get to work together.” -Dave, VP Implementation & Account Strategy - Learning Programs
“One thing I have come to count on since meeting Chris is that our conversations become seeds of connection, regardless of the context. Chris is always thinking of people he can put together for a greater outcome, this comes naturally to him as he makes just about everyone he meets a friend. Chris is the first person I call if I or someone I know needs a connection or someone to get a better understanding of how to approach a career decision.” -Todd, Executive Creative Director
“Chris Cochran has been well-recognized as someone that cares about the community of Columbus. When Cochran Executive Search was announced, I couldn't have been more pleased and happy to know that there is a company that is focused on the best interests of individuals looking for new job opportunities. If you are someone looking for career growth or a company looking for amazing talent, Cochran Executive Search should be first on your list to fulfill your needs.” -Kevin, Chief Experience Officer