Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters together have over 100 years of supply chain and logistics experience.
Don Jacobson was born and raised in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York. For 10 years, Don managed Operations and Supply Chain departments for consumer products companies. He then turned his attention to supply chain recruiting and for the past 27 years, has specialized in recruiting and placing supply chain executives throughout North America.
Don is certified by the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was a Partner at Hunt Ltd., and more recently was the Founder and Managing Partner of LogiPros LLC, a logistics recruiting firm.
Don is a regular contributor of topical human resource articles for DC Velocity magazine, the CSCMP Supply Chain Comment, and The WERCSheet, published by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is Past President of the NY/NJ/CT chapter of WERC.
Adam brings 20+ years of executive level Supply Chain, Procurement, Manufacturing and Engineering recruitment experience to Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters. Adam began his recruiting consulting career at Lucas Group, one of the largest mid-market recruiting firms in the country. As an Executive Senior Partner, Adam averaged nearly 75 placements per year for nearly 9 years. He then became Vice-President of Stark Talent where he managed Stark’s National Search Practice. Upon the sale of Stark Talent, Adam became President of HART Executive Recruiting, a search firm focused on leadership roles in Private Equity, Supply Chain, Procurement, Manufacturing and Engineering.
Upon graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, Adam served in the US Air Force as a Logistics Plans Officer and then worked in Congress as a National Security and Defense Advisor. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife Tiffany and 3 children.
Wallace is an Executive Candidate Recruiter who specializes in Supply Chain, Procurement, Manufacturing and Engineering. Wallace started his recruiting career at HART Executive Recruiting. Wallace supports client searches from the Manager to Vice-President level. Prior to his recruiting career, Wallace played in the National Football League for the New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wallace graduated from the University of North Carolina. Wallace resides in Dallas, TX with his wife Lori and 2 children.
Zach is an Executive Candidate Recruiter who specializes in sourcing top level talent for his clients in: Supply Chain, Procurement, Manufacturing and Engineering. Zach started his recruiting career at HART Executive Recruiting. Zach supports client searches from the Manager to Vice-President level. Prior to his recruiting career, Zach was a US Army Officer.
Zach graduated from the US Military Academy (West Point). Zach resides in Dallas, TX with his wife Bobbi.
Andrea has 20 years of recruiting experience. She started her career at Lucas Group, a large corporate, national recruiting firm where she was a highly successful and well-known recruiter. She was a consistent top 10% producer and won numerous awards and incentives, including Rookie of the Year, President's Club, Platinum Elite and Recruiter of the Year. Andrea was respected by senior management, colleagues and even her competition. She left this established career to develop a company (Schartz-Doyle Group) where she could provide a more client-focused approach. Over the years, she has partnered with a diverse group of corporations assisting them to source leadership and technical talent in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Engineering. Andrea is originally from Kansas and has a Business degree in Marketing Management from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Tim has been a highly successful recruiter for over 20 years. Tim is an executive candidate recruiter who specializes in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technical roles. Prior to establishing his own search firm (Schartz-Doyle Group), he spent 12 years as an Executive Senior Partner at Lucas Group, a national corporate recruiting firm. While there, he was a top 10% performer, a yearly award winner, and team leader. From 2003 to 2010, he was the #1 producer in his recruiting niche. Tim has placed over 1500 candidates in his career! Tim spent 10 years in the US Navy as a Naval Flight Officer and has a degree in Business from Southern Methodist University.
Brad started his recruiting career at the Lucas Group, where he worked in the Supply Chain & Operations division as a full desk recruiter.
Prior to making a career change into executive search, Brad spent 10+ plus years working in various supply chain and logistics roles in the building materials, CPG and construction industries. Reporting up to various directors and vice presidents, he has demonstrated experience-understanding organization’s pain points, asking the right questions to get down to the root cause, and promoting new ideas and concepts.
Brad graduated with his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston, before that completed his bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Transportation with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University. During his undergraduate tenure, Brad was also a collegiate swimmer.
Brad is married to his wife, Kendy, and have two children.