Moving the Needle to Attract Top Talent

by Rob Wieska


My clients regularly tell me that they’re seeking “A Players” and “Rockstars” to join their teams. Both are overly used (and some would argue dreadful) cliches, but we all know what they’re talking about. They want the best available talent that will have an immediate impact to increase sales, cut costs, improve efficiencies, develop new products, and gain market share. Ideally, they want the “best of the best”.

Is the organization truly ready to bring on the “best of the best”? The “War for talent” dates to 1997. Identifying quality talent is not the hard part. Attracting and getting top talent to engage in a meaningful conversation relative to making a career move is. So how is that accomplished?


NAED National Conference

May 21 - 23

Brooke Ziolo, Rob Wieska and Pati Kelly are attending the NAED National Meeting in Austin, TX. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your hiring needs. We’d love to meet with you!




Distribution Job Opportunities

Outside Sales - CO - 5036

Inside Sales – Remote – 5088

Outside Sales – NY – 5099

Project Manager – NY – 5100

Project Manager – Long Island, NY – 5131

Quotations – NY – 5133

Outside Sales – Chicago IL – 5139

Outside Sales – South Florida – 5140

Account Manager / Inside Sales – LA area – 5141

Outside Sales – NYC/NJ – 5152

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Industry Moves

Job Moves

Ray Hunt - Senior Director of Strategic Accounts- Broadband- Omni Cable 

Aaron Whyrick - Senior Director of Strategic Accounts – Broadband OmniCable 

Kimberly Cruz - Director of Sales Operations – Broadband OmniCable 

Josh East - Outside Sales Manager – Broadband OmniCable

Ed Chavez - Outside Sales Manager – Broadband OmniCable 

Jason Sellers - Outside Sales Representative, Graybar


Jared Hoover - GM (Atlanta Electrical Distributors) + Sr. Director Construction Lighting, WESCO Energy Solutions

Meet Our Recruiters

President / Executive Recruiter

Brooke Ziolo has been with Egret for 15 years and purchased the company 4 years ago. She focuses on lighting, lighting controls, LED’s, SSL, etc.


Executive Recruiter / Senior Partner

Pati Kelly has been with Egret for 11 years. She focuses on wire & cable, tools, fittings, cable harnesses, pipe, connectors, conduit, datacom, etc.


Executive Recruiter / Senior Partner

Rob Wieska has been with Egret for over 8 years. He focuses on Power Distribution (switchgear, panelboards, switchboards, transformers, ATS, circuit breakers, controls, etc.), Automation Technologies (including generation products, smart grid, building automation and controls manufacturers) and Renewables (including wind, solar, battery / energy storage, EV Charging, Microgrid applications, and other emerging technologies).


Cass Dahlem

Lighting Manufacturing & Rep Agencies


Jim McGregor

Lighting & ESCOs

Jacque Nelson

Lighting manufacturing & Design Firms, Lighting, LED, Lighting Design, Lighting manufacturers


Colin Wieska

Cybersecurity, IT (hardware and software), Controls, Embedded Software, IoT and IIoT Technologies


Pete San Juan

Lighting Distributors