Attending a much smaller, but impactful LightFair from the
Lighting Recruiter’s perspective

Cass, Jacque and I attended LightFair 2023 in New York City May 23 – 25. While the event may not have attracted the massive crowds as it had pre pandemic, it was a valuable experience from our perspective. One of the primary advantages of attending LightFair lies in the networking opportunities it provides; from meeting people 1 on 1 to the networking events such as WILD. While the general consensus was the show is decreasing in popularity, with LEDucation becoming significantly more prominent, it seemed the people we talked to had more time for meaningful conversations and they felt the same way about customers they talked with. Overall, this year felt less rushed and more impactful.

For a Good Cause!
Do you know that Egret Consulting donates a portion of our revenue to support charities on behalf of our client partners? 

Egret Consulting donates, on behalf of our clients, to:

                    Walk to End Alzheimer's
                    National Wildlife Federation
                    Together We Rise (Foster Care)
                    Meals on Wheels

Egret Consulting is privileged to partner with the best companies in the electrical industry to help them grow through talent acquisition. For the past 24 years we’ve seen how the electrical industry is filled with generous, talented, action-oriented people and these donations help change people's lives. Each of these charitable organizations align with Egret’s corporate brand and values of supporting underprivileged youth, advocating for animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and healthcare. We’ve had overwhelming support from our clients for this initiative that we started in 2021. Our clients choose which charity they would like the donation made to, which includes them in the decision-making process. Donations are made throughout the year to each of the charities supported. The spirit of giving and making a difference in the community is a benefit of the work that we perform for our clients. By actively participating in charitable donations and encouraging corporate social responsibility, we extend our client’s and our own influence to make a difference in the world.
Lighting Job Opportunities
Industry Promotions & Moves
Josh Brown - Chief Commercial Officer, Keystone Technologies
Daniel Christiano - Director of National Accounts, Experience Brands
David Derk - VP of Sales & Marketing, Xicato
Cecilia Jones - Lighting Designer, Luna Lighting
Errol Jodah - GTA SR Specification Mgr - Business Development & Vendor Relations, Acuity Brands Lighting
Thomas Wang - Head of Asia Operations, WAC LIGHTING
Dani Senne - Director, Industry & Customer Marketing, Acuity Brands
Kathryn Kusuplos - Director, Trade Shows & Events, Acuity Brands
Erik Swenson - President, Nichia America

Job Moves
Jeff Campbell - Director of Product Management, Bukas Lighting Group
Mark Sterns - Director of Marketing, Bukas Lighting Group
Troy Dockery - SE Regional Sales Manager, Lumentender Control Solutions Inc.
Paul Henley - Director of Sales: Southeast Region, Linmore LED Labs
Edward-Daniel Simons, Jr. - Inside Sales Manager / Quotations, USAI Lighting
Brooks Walsh, Regional VP - Northeast, NLS Lighting, LLC
Mike Hawkins - Sales Rep, PLP SoCal
Peter Riveira - Quotations Specialist, Specialty Lighting Group
Kevin Matthews - Director of National Accounts, Nova Flex
Ann Schiffers - CEO, Vode Lighting
Debbie Houlihan - Customer Service Manager, Valriya
Nick DeSordi - Northeast Sales Manager, WE-EF Lighting
Joe Grinstead - Specification Sales Manager, East, Elemental LED
Tom Mayer - Sales Manager, Pearlwind Solar & Lighting
Thomas Hippie - Regional Sales Manager West, XAL USA
Edwin Mok - Specification Sales Rep, Acuity Brands Lighting Canada
Mohammed Dilip - Quotations Analyst, Acuity Brands Lighting Canada
Ajay Sharma - Inside Sales Project Associate, Acuity Brands Lighting Canada
Richard Harris - National Sales Executive, City Electric Supply Strategic Accounts
Nino De La Rosa - Specifications Sales, CAL Lighting
Pete Moak - Sales Representative, SESCO Lighting
Louise Gardner - Global Lead Product Manager, Signify - Color Kinetics
Michael Misciangna - VP Sales, SDA Lighting & Controls
Zach LeFevre - Lighting Controls Specialist, Wizard Lighting
Jessica Fitz - Inside Sales Specification Support, Performance Lighting Systems
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