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The Sales and Marketing Recruiter™ Leadership


Stacy Pursell – Founder and CEO of The Sales and Marketing Recruiter™Stacy

Stacy Pursell, founder and President of The Sales and Marketing Recruiter™, a division of The Pursell Group LLC, is a globally respected Executive Search Consultant and recruiter, ranked in the top 1% of search consultants worldwide. She is a talent scout and workplace/workforce expert, helping to build world-class organizations. Stacy helps organizations of all sizes from Fortune 100 Companies to small start up companies locate and hire the best sales and marketing talent for specific needs. In addition to recruiting senior-level leadership for Fortune 100 Companies, she has also helped start-up organizations build their entire sales teams. Stacy has 20+ years of executive search and recruiting experience and was a National Top Ten Account Executive and Pacesetter for one of the world’s largest search firms before starting her own firm in 2004. She has won numerous awards in the search profession.

Stacy is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), meaning that she’s part of an elite group of search professionals who have shown their commitment to the advancement of ethical standards and to the quality of the work performed in the search profession. She served a board member for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) for four years; is a member of Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms; and has been a contributor for Next Level Training, the leading recruiting industry training firm.

In addition to being a CPC, Stacy is a Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS), and a member of an elite group of about 30 search professionals who currently hold this active certification and have passed this challenging exam.

Finding and retaining employees is the #1 concern of employers in today’s marketplace and this certification helps our clients become better at retaining their employees in order for them to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Oklahoma State University and worked in the Television Broadcasting and Television Advertising industries before joining the search profession in 1997.


Darrell Pursell – COODfgdfg

Darrell Pursell is an Executive Search Consultant, Recruiter, and Chief Operating Officer for The Sales and Marketing Recruiter.

Darrell has completed numerous search assignments in the sales function and enjoys building sales teams for organizations.

Darrell is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and a member of an elite group of search professionals who have passed this challenging exam to show his commitment to the advancement of professional and ethical standards and to the quality of the work performed in the Search Profession.

Prior to joining the executive search and recruiting profession, Darrell was in the accounting and finance profession. He was a Corporate Controller for a telecommunications company and was an Audit Manager in big 5 public accounting where he provided audit services and business advice to SEC Fortune 500 clients.

He has diverse industry experience including nonprofit organizations, higher education, life sciences, diagnostics, health-care, animal health, veterinary, pet products, telecom, software, energy, manufacturing, and financial institutions.

In addition to being a CPC, Darrell is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and he does maintain an active CPA license.

Darrell previously served as a Loaned Executive for the United Way.