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Letting go of a toxic employee, even if they’re a top performer

Toxic employees have a negative impact on your team. They can disrupt team dynamics, lower morale, hurt productivity, increase turnover and disrupt company culture. But what if that toxic employee is a top performer? While the toxic employee may bring value and revenue to your organization, the damage created does not justify keeping them. By the time you consider letting your high performing, toxic employee go, you’ve probably had many conversations with them about their behavior and likely created an action plan for improvement. If the person isn’t willing to change their behavior, or incapable of doing so, it’s time to sever ties. This is especially true when this person is long tenured. Don’t be afraid to take action.
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Lighting Job Opportunities
Industry Promotions & Moves
Tom Siko - Director of Sales, Rosco
Carlos Wollenstein - Sales Associate, Ellen Lighting & Hardware
Matthew Fleischer - VP of Sales, Hermitage Lighting National Accounts
Brian Scruggs - Commercial Account Manager, Grainger
Andi Walter - Senior Lighting Designer, AE Design
John McKeithan - Director of Operations, Shat-R-Shield Lighting
Douglas Adkins - Controller - Shat-R-Shield Lighting
Joshua Belloff - Project Manager Head, LEDVANCE
Greg Barrett - Director of Specifier Development, Savant Systems
Morris Costello - Regional Sales Director EMEA & APAC, LMPG
Amanda Hermansen - Project Manager, Illumus
Marie-Pier Joidoin - Global Communication and Marketing Program Manager, LMPG
Jennifer Kirkpatrick - Director of Sales, American Lighting
Robbie Lindstrom - Specification Sales, Boston Light Source
Sean O'Boyle - Regional Sales Manager - Lighting Systems, Cooper Lighting Solutions
Summer Rogers - Material Data Entry Specialist Lead, Current Lighting
Mariana Toledo Chavez - Senior Product Manager, LEDVANCE
Carrie Walker - Senior Associate Lighting Designer, CD+M
Mary Ellen Viglis - Lighting Designer, Maurice Electrical Supply

Job Moves
Todd Mangrum - LED Sales Manager, MOONS’ Industries
Perry Karen - National Account Executive, Ideoli Group, Inc.
Dustin Boyd - Regional Sales Director, Xicato
Robert Mann - Senior Estimator Lighting Specialist, Illuminico
Jamie Hammer - Project & Program Manager, FC | SSL Lighting 
Kylie Nichols - Quotations & Inside Sales Specialist, LiteSource
Tiffany Totera - Marketing Communications & Design Manager, Grumman|Butkus Associates
Brian Roberge - Director Global R&D, WAC Lighting
Jason Engle - Lighting Guru, LED Indy
Brent Offutt - Quotations Manager, SESCO Lighting
Tim Goodman - Sales Advocate, Sterris Energy Systems, Inc.
Greg Barrett - Director of Specifier Development, Savant Systems 
Juliana Ejsmount - Account Manager - Outside Specification Sales, Illumination Technology Group
Kit Hastings - Director of Visual Merchandising, Hubbardton Forge
William Simoni - VP Sales & Marketing, RBW Lighting
Brian Baker - Specification Sales, Texas Lighting
Ajin Cho - Lighting Designer, Domingo Gonzalez Associates
Tzu-Hsin Lu - Lighting Designer, Domingo Gonzalez Associates
Stan Drake - National Sales Manager, PageOne Lighting
Patricia Rizzo - Marketing Manager, Kenall Lighting
Joey Amorello - Territory Account Manager, ASD Lighting
Travis Amoreé - Territory Sales Manager, Pacific Northwest, SLG Lighting
Laura Arnold - Marketing Director, Banks Landl Lighting Design
Tim Bahlman - Senior Quotations Analyst, Forman & Associates
Catherine Ball - Project Manager, Crown Lighting Group
Craig Baum - Regional Sales Manager, Green Frog Systems
Vito Costantiello - New Business Development, Construction Group, Yusen Associates
Juliana Ejsmont - Specification Sales, Illumination Technology Group
Fitz Fitzgerald - Western Regional Sales Manager, iGuzzini
Tom Howe - Western Regional Sales Manager, Nova Flex LED
Heather La Vigne - Specification Sales, Bodwell Associates
Massiel Lee - Lighting Controls Specialist, BDA Lighting Group
Allison McLain - Lighting Specialist, Southern Lighting Source
Jordan Nelson - Outside Sales Representative, DAVIS
Allison Norgaard - Specification Sales, The Lighting Element
Eric Schulze - Regional Sales Manager, ETi Solid State Lighting
Alana Shepherd - Lecturer of Lighting Design & Technology, University of Idaho
Jeremy Steinmeier - Specification Sales, CAL Lighting
Christine VanLeeuwen - Product Manager, Halco Lighting Technologies
Brooke Ziolo
President / Executive Recruiter
Brooke has been recruiting in the lighting industry since 2008. Her expertise includes recruiting in lighting manufacturing, lighting design, ESCO’s and rep agencies with positions ranging from mid-level to C-Suite / Executive level in sales, marketing, engineering, operations, product management, lighting design, etc. Brooke is also a member of the IALD, IES, WILD and The Pinnacle Society.

Jim McGregor
Executive Recruiter
Jim works with manufacturers of lighting fixtures, lamps and ballasts, lighting controls and LEDs, as well as ESCO's and independent rep firms. Jim recruits for a variety of functional disciplines including sales, engineering, management, marketing and operations.

Cass Dahlem

Executive Recruiter
Cass partners with Public Power Utilities, IOUs, Co-ops, municipalities, industrial distribution and lighting. She conducts professional searches for virtually all internal and field functions.


Jacque Nelson

Executive Recruiter
Jacque joined Egret in 2022. She focuses on the lighting industry working with lighting manufacturers and lighting design firms. She recruits for entry level / individual contributor positions to VP & C-Suite positions in the areas of sales, marketing, operations, engineering, product management, lighting design, etc.

Successful Placements
Brooke's Successful Placements

Lighting Design Firms
Lighting Designer - MEP firm

Lighting Fixture Manufacturers
VP of Innovation and Product Development 
Chief R&D Officer
Director of Project Management
Energy Auditor
Regional Sales Manager (Distribution)

Outdoor Lighting Manufacturers
Regional Sales Manager - Specifiers
Outside Sales - End Users

 C&I Manufacturers
Territory Sales Manager (Distributors)
Product Manager
Marketing Director - C&I Lighting Fixture Mfr.
Jim's Successful Placements

National Accounts Manager
Project Manager
Regional Sales Manager
National Sales Manager
Sales Director
Outside Sales
Solutions Manager

Cass's Successful Placements

Sales Manager
OEM Sales Manager
Lighting Project Manager
Customer Service
Product Manager

Jacque's Successful Placements

Lighting Designers