A former teacher with a Masters Degree in
Psychology and Education, Terry entered the search and recruiting industry in
1972, when he joined Management Recruiters of Minnesota. He worked every
discipline in the professional area, assisted in developing one of the largest
clerical placement firms in the country and as Director of Training and
Development, was instrumental in setting up a national franchise program.
In 1979, Terry was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Management
Assistance Companies, one of the Midwest's largest full service search
organizations. In 1989, Terry was named Chief Operating Officer of Firstaff,
Inc., where he was responsible for developing their integrated service program
for both temp and perm.
A Certified Personnel Consultant, CPC, since 1975, a Certified International
Personnel Consultant, CIPC, since 1989, and a Certified Temporary Staffing
Specialist, CTS, Terry has extensive experience as a producer, a manager, and a
trainer in all areas of professional search, including retainer, contingency and
contract, as well as clerical/office support and temporary.
Recognized for his creative style and innovative training techniques, he has
successfully conducted seminars for state, national, and international
associations as well as in-house consulting and training programs for hundreds
of staffing firms, both temporary/contract and placement/search in the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, and Russia.
A former President of the Minnesota Association of Personnel Services (MAPS),
Terry is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Association of
Personnel Services (NAPS), past Chair of their Education, Annual Conference, and
Certification Committees. Terry is owner and President of Professional Services
Consultants, a Minnesota based Search, Contract Staffing, Consulting, and
Training Company. In 2006, Terry was the recipient of the “Harold B. Nelson
Memorial Award” in recognition of his talents and untiring efforts in the
continuing fight for the preservation of free enterprise.