Mark Kennedy

540-491-9103

Joined 2000

Mark Kennedy

President, Owner and Managing Director

I started ETS (Executive Talent Search) in 2000 as an affiliate of The MRINetwork, the largest search and recruitment organization in the world. During the first year we realized the importance of focusing all our time and expertise on a single market and ETS Dental was born. Since that time ETS has grown every year. To support this continued growth we’ve recently rebranded the support organization which serves our client and candidate facing recruiting teams to ETS Recruit. ETS consists of six very talented teams of more than thirty recruiting professionals who have successfully placed thousands of Clinical, Scientific, Engineering and Leadership professionals including Dentists, Dental Specialists, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, OBGYN’s, Pediatricians, CEO’s/Office Managers, Engineers, and Scientists with clients in all 50 states and 5 countries. We are currently ranked in the top 10 of more than 400 MRINetwork Affiliates world-wide. Our specialized recruiting practices include:

  • ETS Dental – Recognized as the leading search and recruitment firm for Dentists, Dental Specialists and Dental Management Professionals in the country. We cater to the needs of independent practices and regional groups having placed thousands of Dentists and Specialists with thousands of practices across the country.
  • ETS Vision – Recognized as the leading search and recruitment firm for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in the country. We cater to the needs of independent practices and regional groups.
  • ETS OBGYN – Rapidly becoming the leading search and recruitment firm for OBGYN’s and OBGYN sub-specialists in the country. We cater to the needs of independent practices, medical groups, hospitals and medical corporations.
  • ETS Pediatric – Rapidly becoming the leading search and recruitment firm for Pediatricians and Pediatric sub-specialists in the country. We cater to the needs of independent practices, medical groups, hospitals and medical corporations.
  • Practice Management Connections – Specializes in finding and placing practice management professionals including CEO’s, COO’s, Regional Directors, Practice Administrators/Managers and Business Development professionals with Dental, Medical and Eye Care practices across the country.
  • ETS Tech-Ops – Specializes in finding and placing Materials Science Engineers, Scientists, Product Development and Manufacturing Leadership with Materials Science focused companies around the globe.

I LOVE THIS BUSINESS!

Years ago, it became very clear to me that the key to becoming a successful business or practice was building, retaining, and motivating a world-class team. I have started a business from scratch, moved to another state for a great opportunity and juggled the obligations of being a husband and a father of four while building a successful business.

As professional recruiters, it is our job to find the best long-term fit for our clients and our candidates. In my current role, it is my job to provide our growing team of tenured Account Executives/Recruiters with the best databases, training, technology, tools and support available so their recruiting services to our clients and candidates are second to none.  When it comes to our clients, we realize there are few business decisions more important than finding the right person for their organization. When it comes to our candidates, we also realize there are few decisions that are more personal and more important than a career change.

Anyone can email resumes or CVs. It takes a professional to truly understand the needs of both the clients and candidates we serve.

My previous experience includes:

  • Vice President of a Leading IT Contract Staffing Firm in the Southeast.
  • Director/General Manager of the OEM/Route Management Division of the World’s Leading High Security Lock Company.
  • National Advertising Manager – National Advertising Manager for a Specialty Niche Insurance company.
  • Market Research – Conducted database and direct marketing research projects for clients of one of the world’s largest Global Advertising Agencies.

I grew up on a grape farm in the Finger Lakes Area of New York State. I earned a BS in Business from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. My Wife Sharon and I reside in Roanoke VA. We have four great adult children: Heather, David, Ben and Samantha. Each has graduated college and are pursuing exciting careers in Education, Mechanical Engineering, Recruiting and Real Estate Finance (respectively). I’m truly blessed with a great family and friends, a fantastic team and a wonderful business that makes a difference for our clients and candidates across the country every single day.

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We know success is defined by opportunity, real-time industry perspectives, and the support of like-minded professionals driven by the same genuine purpose. Each of our recruiters becomes an expert in the medical specialty and geography they serve. If you are interested in building a long-term career and helping doctors and practices across the country, contact us today!

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Joined 2021
Jonathan Patane

Recruiter Support Associate

Joined 2021
Ariel Shelton

Recruiter Support Associate

Joined 2021
Katie Mares

Recruiter Support Associate

Joined 2020
Trenton Marcum

Regional Account Executive/Dental Recruiter

Joined 2011
Sheri Beveridge

Regional Account Executive/Recruiter

Joined 2012
Scott Bradford

Director of Marketing Operations

Joined 2006
Rob Knezovich

Regional Director and Senior Account Executive/Dental Recruiter

Joined 2007
Nola Pearce

Vice President / Account Executive

Joined 2003
Morgan Pace

Vice President and Senior Account Executive/Dental Recruiter

Joined 2013
Michael Guessford

Regional Account Executive/Recruiter

Joined 2015
Matt Johnson

Senior Account Executive/Recruiter for Ophthalmologists

Joined 2007
Marsha Hatfield-Elwell

Regional Account Executive/Dental Recruiter

Joined 2000
Mark Kennedy

President, Owner and Managing Director

Joined 2005
Marcia Patterson

Regional Vice President and Senior Account Executive/Dental Recruiter

Joined 2008
Marc Arrington

Regional Director and Senior Account Executive/Recruiter

Joined 2005
LaVerne Stuart-Norman

Vice President - Human Resources & Recruiter Support

Joined 2014
Keri Jones

Search Coordinator

Joined 2015
Karen Rhodes

Regional Account Executive

Joined 2006
Julie Greene

Vice President - Chief Financial Officer

Joined 2018
Jessica Lewis McCrary

Regional Account Executive/Recruiter for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Joined 2018
Jaclyn Padgett

Regional Pediatric Recruiter

Joined 2008
Gary Harris

Vice President and Senior Recruiter for Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists

Joined 2018
Clare Arnold

Regional Account Executive/Recruiter for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Joined 2021
Ben Kennedy

Operations Associate

Joined 2017
Austin Grasty

Account Executive/Recruiter for Endodontists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons and Periodontists

Joined 2020
Andrew Schwartz

Recruiter Support Associate

Joined 2014
Armory Ridgway

Regional Account Executive/Senior Recruiter for Ophthalmologists

Joined 2021
Allison Alderman

Recruiter Support Associate