“PROFESSIONAL” 27 years with Management Recruiters of Mercer Island 25 year Pacesetter Member of the Rep Council for MRINetwork (representing the Pacific Region) and currently the Chairman of the Rep Council 10 time Pacific Region Top Ten 3 time Pacific Region AE of the Year 3 time National Top Ten 3 time Pacific Regional CSAM of the Year 1998 National CSAM of the Year (CSAM stands for Certified Senior Account Manager) 2009 “Alan R. Schonberg” Person of Year Founder of the National COY Committee Featured Speaker at Regional, National and International Meetings Board of Governors for the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center (regional residential treatment center for abused children)
“PERSONAL” Race Motorcycles for 47 years State Champion 22 times 3 time National Champion Currently ranked National Mile Champion in two age classes
Vanica Salvacruz was born and raised in The Philippines. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomatic Affairs and is highly trained in top talent sourcing. Prior to coming to Management Recruiters of Mercer Island, she was a recruiter in Manila, Philippines. She has solid research and analytical skills and her commitment is to drive and develop the recruiting business as a whole and to build relationships with clients and candidates in the Footwear Industry.
CHERYL CHO, CSAM Director of Footwear Footwear Industry
“PROFESSIONAL” Started with Management Recruiters of Mercer Island in 1983 National and International Executive Recruiter specializing in the Nutritional Products category, circulating daily through a database of over 3,400 Nutritional, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Source companies. Previously, one of seven Regional Representatives, elected by peers, to serve on the corporate policy and planning board
“PRIOR EXPERIENCE” Previously, I was one of four owners of Simpak Corporation, a company specializing in manufacturing and marketing of consumer nutritional products. As VP of Marketing, I led the company’s sales efforts in the mass merchandising marketplace. We sold the company to Luitpold Werk, a German pharmaceutical company. I also work for 10 years with General Foods Corporation in sales management roles. I managed in multiple U.S. geographical district and regional locations. I was an officer in the United States Army and commanded a rifle company during the Cuban Missile crisis. I am a graduate of Seattle University with a B.A. in History and Philosophy. I am a member of the Board of Regents of Seattle University. Also, a past board president of the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center, a regional residential treatment center for abused children and a major United Way beneficiary.
CHRIS COSGROVE, CSAM Executive Recruiter Connector/Interconnect Industry
Connector/Interconnect Industry (Electrical and Electronic) 3 Time Pacesetter
Pacific Region CSAM of the Year for 2011 CSAM: Certified Senior Account Manager
“PRIOR EXPERIENCE” Partner in a construction firm for 5 years; worked for the Washington State Council of Firefighters Fundraiser; a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a B.A. in History “INTERESTS” Camping, rafting and traveling; an avid sports fan and have coached basketball at a local Boys and Girls Club.
“PERSONAL” My greatest pleasure is spending time with my wonderful wife, Audrey, and our daughters, Olivia and Molly.
“PHILOSOPHY” “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”
“PROFESSIONAL” I have been with Management Recruiters of Mercer Island since 1989. My main objective is sourcing candidates for the following industries in every discipline: the Connector/Interconnect Industries, Footwear (fashion, casual and athletic shoes), Apparel, Pharmaceutical/Nutrition (vitamins, supplements, dietary, etc.) and Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, casinos, golf resorts, etc.). Qualified candidates may email their resumes to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“INTERESTS” A promoter of dirt track motorcycle racing; traveling; reading; music; gardening