Direct Recruiters, Inc. names two new partners

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Cherie Shepard and Jason Herbert have been named Partners at Direct Recruiters, Inc. Both have demonstrated leadership, dedication, integrity and a standard of excellence within the search industry.


Cherie Shepard began at DRI over 10 years ago and currently directs the Packaging, Processing & Material Handling teams. She is known for her ability to quickly comprehend clients’ unique needs and identify high caliber talent in her industry. Cherie demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and serves as a positive role model for women in business. Cherie founded the Direct Companies’ women’s group to support women in professional development, wellness, philanthropy, and more.



For over 14 years, Jason Herbert has been building lasting client and candidate relationships with professionals in the Packaging, Processing & Material Handling industries. He is committed to partnering with top organizations to fill executive and professional positions including sales, marketing and engineering. As Practice Leader, Jason displays leadership, hard work and dedication to DRI’s processes and values. In 2016, Jason was named DRI’s Recruiter of the Year, a prestigious award for the top producer in the company.

According to Dan Charney, President, “Speaking on behalf of the existing Partners, we are thrilled to congratulate Norm, Cherie and Jason. All three exemplify our four core values and demonstrate leadership to our team each day. Their expertise and dedication to the industry will continue to drive the DRI team towards long-term success.”

To contact Cherie Shepard, 440-996-0582 /

To contact Jason Herbert, 440-996-0591 /