About the Authors

David E. PerryDavid Perry

David works with CEOs, Presidents and business Owners to bring their organizations up the level of performance and profitability they need to compete and win in the knowledge economy.

Nicknamed the ‘Rogue Recruiter’ by the Wall Street Journal he is also the award winning author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0 and 5 other books on recruiting and job search.

He has three decades experience recruiting senior executives as managing partner of Perry-Martel International Inc., where he has personally closed more than $250 million in deals on 5 continents.

David is frequently quoted on trends and issues regarding executive search and recruiting in leading business publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Chicago Sun, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, London Evening Standard, Human Resources Executive, and CIO Magazine.

An active member of SHRM, he was formerly a member of the board of directors of the Software Human Resources Council and Vice Chair of the Canadian Technology Human Resources Board. A graduate of McGill University, recipient of the Forty Under 40 Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

David lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his partner Anita Martel and adult children, Christa, Corey, Mandy and Shannon.  He recruits globally.

Mark J. HaluskaMark J. Haluska

Mark has been an Executive Search Professional for 16 years. From nearly the beginning of Mark’s, “second career,” he quickly gained the attention of many of North America’s better known and established boutique recruiting firms and “employer of choice “corporate clients. By design and from the very beginning (he) was able to achieve this status by building a global network of contacts, finding resourceful ways to penetrate his corporate clients (competitors) talent pool and ultimately bring key movers and shakers to the table.

Haluska served in the U.S. Navy veteran. He was stationed on the USS La Salle stationed out of Manama, Bahrain, USS Truett and the USS Piedmont out of Norfolk, VA.

Completing his military obligation, he was hired into a staff position at Penn State University and then under the Veterans Readjustment Act, Mark went to work for U.S. Government employed in a civilian capacity at various U.S. military installations in a mission critical civilian capacity as a Management & Systems Officer. Mark received his degree majoring in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration from Loyola University.

In this “second career,” Mark has been an independent Executive Recruiting generalist working internationally in a multitude of disciplines to include legal, energy, marketing, medical, IT/IS, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, construction, telecommunications, finance and other disciplines with successful hires ranging from upper middle management to president and CEO level positions.

Mark resides in the Pittsburgh, PA area and has a daughter Nicole and son Mark Jr.