President, Owner and Managing Director

(540) 491-9103

I started ETS (Executive Talent Search) in 2000 as an affiliate of The MRINetwork, the largest search and recruitment organization in the world. During the first year we realized the importance of focusing all our time and expertise on a single market and ETS Dental was born. Since that time ETS has grown every year. To support this continued growth we’ve recently rebranded the support organization which serves our client and candidate facing recruiting teams to ETS Recruit. ETS consists of four very talented teams of more than twenty-seven recruiting professionals who have successfully placed thousands of  Clinical, Scientific, Engineering and Leadership professionals including Dentists, Dental Specialists, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, CEO’s/Office Managers, Engineers, and Scientists with clients in all 50 states and 5 countries.  We are currently ranked in the top 10 of more than 700 MRINetwork Affiliates world-wide. Our specialized recruiting practices include:

  • ETS Tech-Ops – Specializes in finding and placing Materials Science Engineers, Scientists, Product Development and Manufacturing Leadership with Materials Science focused companies around the globe.
  • ETS Dental – Recognized as the leading search and recruitment firm for Dentists, Dental Specialists and Dental Office Leaders/Managers in the country. We cater to the needs of independent practices and regional groups.
  • ETS Vision – Recognized as the leading search and recruitment firm for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in the country. We cater to the needs of independent practices and regional groups.
  • Practice Management Connections – Specializes in finding and placing practice management professionals including CEO’s, COO’s, Regional Directors, Practice Administrators/Managers and Business Development professionals with Dental, Medical and Eye Care practices across the country.

Our ETS Tech-Ops Recruiting team are experts in finding and placing Materials Science Engineers, Product Development and Manufacturing Leadership professionals in the US and abroad. That is all they do. I can assure you that every client and candidate is very important us.

ETS is not a generalized engineering or health care recruiting firm. Our philosophy is to be the recruiting equivalent of a category killer and serve a highly defined market better than anyone else. Each of our recruiting practices operates as an independent business and has a team solely dedicated to their particular market. Each Account Executive/Recruiter is highly tenured. Nola Pearce, ETS Tech-Ops Vice President has more than 10 years recruiting for Materials Science focused companies around the globe.  Each recruiting practice maintains and continuously updates a database of all organizations and candidates in the markets they serve. Each month the ETS Tech-Ops team makes thousands of phone/email/social networking touches with candidates and clients in their market. If your organization needs a Materials Science Engineer, Scientist, Product Developer or Manufacturing leader nobody is better equipped to find the right candidates than ETS Tech-Ops.


Years ago, it became very clear to me that the key to becoming a successful business or practice was building, retaining, and motivating a world-class team. I have started a business from scratch, moved to another state for a great opportunity and juggled the obligations of being a husband and a father of four while building a successful business.

As a professional recruiter, it was my job to find a long-term fit for my client and my candidate. In my current role, it is my job to provide our growing team of tenured Account Executives/Recruiters with the best databases, training, technology, tools and support available so their recruiting services to our clients and candidates are second to none.  When it comes to our clients, we realize there are few business decisions more important than finding the right person for their organization. When it comes to our candidates, we also realize there are few decisions that are more personal and more important than a career change.

Anyone can email resumes or CVs. It takes a professional to truly understand the needs of both the clients and candidates we serve.

My previous experience includes:

  • Vice President of a Leading IT Contract Staffing Firm in the Southeast.
  • Director/General Manager of the OEM/Route Management Division of the World’s Leading High Security Lock Company.
  • National Advertising Manager – National Advertising Manager for a Specialty Niche Insurance company.
  • Market Research – Conducted database and direct marketing research projects for clients of one of the world’s largest Global Advertising Agencies.
  • I grew up on a grape farm in the Finger Lakes Area of New York State. I earned a BS in Business from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. My Wife Sharon and I reside in Roanoke VA. We have four great kids. Heather earned her Masters in Elementary Education and Bachelors in Historic Preservation from University of Mary Washington. David earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Ben is a Junior at Virginia Tech majoring in Finance, Certified Financial Planner Track, Samantha is a Freshman at Virginia Tech majoring in Business.