Executive Search Team

Meet our Team

Meet our exceptional team of recruitment experts at Storm Search. With years of industry experience, our team is dedicated to connecting high-performing candidates with organizations in need of top talent. We take pride in our ability to identify individuals who have the potential to make a significant impact on your organization’s success. Get to know our team and let us help you find the perfect candidate for your organization’s needs.

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Executive Search Team

Executive Leadership

Executive Search Team

John Yurkschatt Jr

Managing Director

John possesses a Masters Degree in Cultural Studies, has a unique blend of sales, recruiting, and top-notch customer service experience.  John’s entrepreneurial spirit has driven him since college.  Shortly after graduating John helped build a Marketing & Promotions company from the ground up through his highly motivated, driven, customer satisfying ways.  John continued his passion of serving others when he was recruited to Direct Consulting Associates (DCA) where he was one of the first employees and was tasked with building the company into the $10+ million firm they are today.  John has led at a high level while as a recruiting manager, practice leader, sales director, and partner at DCA.

In October 2016, John was recognized for being a Top Millennial Recruiter by Staffing Industry Magazine.  John’s unparalleled customer service, speed to find talent, and ability to help clients retain talent help separate John from the pack.

In his free time, John enjoys fishing, boating, and traveling with his wife, Kaitlyn and his daughter, Gianna.

To learn more about John, contact him at JYurk@StormRecruit.com

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John Yurkschatt Sr

Vice President of Engagement

John Sr. possesses a degree in Transportation & Logistics. John brings 30+ years of Operations, Management, and Supply Chain knowledge to the Storm Search team.

Prior to Storm Search, John worked in the transportation field for over 30 years including time spent in supply chain, logistics and all modes of transportation. He is extremely comfortable working with all levels of upper management to meet the needs of his clients.

For the past 10 years, John has focused his efforts assisting both international and domestic clients with their most complicated strategic initiatives. John has an extensive background in international contract negotiation through all levels of supply chain.

John is married to his wife Peggi, has 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. He is extremely active in athletics and continues to participate and excel in travel softball and basketball.

To learn more about John, contact him at JohnC1@StormRecruit.com

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Todd Schonover

Director, Recruiting Operations

Joined the Storm Search team in 2018. Todd’s educational background in Business Management along with a 15+ year sales career with Cintas, has allowed him to build many strong relationships across the NEO corporate landscape.  Todd has a true passion for customer service and brings a positive mindset each and every day to the team setting.  His love of sports and passion for winning, has allowed him to adapt to any team environment.

Todd has been happily married for 24 years to Brandy and has two children, Noah and Ashton.  He enjoys spending free time with his family and working with special needs individuals.

To learn more about Todd, contact him at TSchonover@StormRecruit.com

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Nick Alioto

Vice President

Joining the Storm Search team in 2021, Nick brought with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise towards client relations. He understands the value of time, effort, and truly understanding the desires and needs of his partners. Nick and his team take immense pride in their ability to find the ideal candidate on the first attempt. His unwavering dedication and determination, coupled with his deep commitment to our core values, make him an indispensable asset to our team.

Nick is a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with his loved ones, especially his two daughters. He also has a passion for travel and staying active.

To learn more about Nick, contact him at NickA@StormRecruit.com

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Amber McBride

Vice President of Recruiting

Joining Storm Search in 2022, Amber brings a fiery passion, unwavering work ethic, and relentless dedication to her daily routine. With almost half a decade of experience in recruiting, Amber has honed her skills in matching candidates with their perfect positions and connecting clients with top-notch talent.

Amber has one daughter, Alexa. She enjoys traveling, making new memories with Alexa, and playing bingo with her grandma.

To learn more about Amber, contact her at AMcBride@StormRecruit.com

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Makayla Knicely

Operations Lead

Makayla joined Storm Search in 2021, as a recent high school graduate. Makayla began assisting in numerous roles, providing support in multiple areas of the company. In 2022, Makayla was awarded the position of Operations Lead. Makayla has an admirable work ethic, and she strives to do all she can to ensure the company’s growth and success.

Makayla enjoys riding and caring for her horses. In her free time, Makayla also likes to travel, hang out at the lake, and spend time with family and friends.

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Beth Taylor

Recruiting Manager

Beth, originally from Philadelphia, has resided in North Carolina for the past two decades. In 2003, she embarked on her recruiting journey and was immediately drawn to the significant difference she could make for both companies and individuals. Beth possesses a wide range of recruiting expertise, encompassing Supply Chain/Logistics, IT, Engineering, Financial, Legal, Administrative, Human Resources, and Medical fields.

Beth has a wealth of experience in guiding, educating, and nurturing numerous recruiters throughout her professional journey, finding immense satisfaction in witnessing their development, prosperity, and valuable contributions to the overall achievements of the organization.

During her leisure time, Beth enjoys quality moments with her loved ones, whipping up delicious meals, attending Zumba and Pound sessions, and chilling with her furry companion Lucky.

To learn more about Beth, contact her at BTaylor@StormRecruit.com

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Adam Spaulding

Recruiting Manager

In 2022, Adam Spaulding became a member of the Storm Search team, bringing with him a strong work ethic, unwavering determination, and a positive outlook. With nearly three years of experience in recruitment across various industries, he has developed a particular expertise in Engineering and Manufacturing. Adam is dedicated to assisting others and continuously improving himself each day.

Adam loves playing golf and bowling whenever he can. He’s also a big fan of OSU Buckeyes football and Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey. When he’s not busy with those hobbies, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and fur babies at home, just relaxing.

To learn more about Adam, contact him at AdamS@StormRecruit.com

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Jackie Collins

Director, Account Management

Jackie joined the Storm Search team in 2020. She holds a degree in Health and Sports Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Since 2016, she has been actively engaged in recruitment across diverse industries, effectively helping numerous candidates secure their desired roles. Her primary focus is on establishing connections with candidates, comprehending their interests and goals, and directing them towards a successful future.

Jackie loves hanging out with her loved ones, buddies, and furry companions. She’s also a big sports enthusiast, and can’t get enough of the beach and all kinds of animals.

To learn more about Jackie, contact her at  JackieR@StormRecruit.com

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Eric Yurkschatt

Sr. Account Manager

In 2022, Eric became a member of the Storm Search team. With a decade of experience in a manufacturing facility, he has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the production industry. As a valuable addition to our manufacturing team, Eric brings his understanding and insights of the manufacturing space to the table. In his role as a Sr. Account Manager, he is committed to utilizing this knowledge to better comprehend the needs of our partners.

Eric loves spending time outside, cheering on Cleveland sports teams, and being with his family. When he’s not working, you can catch him fishing from the shore, out on a boat, or even on the ice during the winter!

To learn more about Eric, contact him at EYurk@StormRecruit.com