Stacy Pursell – Founder and CEO of The AgRecruiter™
Stacy Pursell, founder and President of The AgRecruiter™, a division of The Pursell Group LLC, is a globally respected Executive Search Consultant and recruiter, ranked in the top 1% of search consultants worldwide. She is a talent scout and workplace/workforce expert, helping to build world-class organizations within the agribusiness industry. Stacy helps agribusiness employers of all sizes identify and hire the best talent for their most critical hiring needs. She has not only assisted larger Fortune 500 companies in recruiting senior-level executive leadership, but she’s also helped start-up companies build their entire teams. Stacy has 20+ years of executive search and recruiting experience and was a National Top Ten Account Executive and Pacesetter for one of the world’s largest search firms before starting her own firm in 2004. She has won numerous awards in the executive search and recruiting profession.
Stacy has filled roles ranging from board of director level positions to C-Level executive roles to mid level management and individual contributor roles. She has filled positions cross functionally across organizations including in marketing and sales, research and development, professional services, manufacturing, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.
Her clients include for profit corporations to not for profit associations.
Stacy is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), and she’s part of an elite group of search and recruiting professionals who have shown their commitment to the advancement of ethical standards and to the quality of the work performed in the executive search and recruiting profession. She served as a board of directors member for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) for four years; is a member of the Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms; and has been a contributor for Next Level Training, the leading recruiting industry training firm.
In addition to being a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Stacy is a Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS), and a member of an elite group of about 30 search professionals who currently hold this active certification and have passed this challenging exam. Finding and retaining employees is the #1 concern of employers in today’s marketplace and this certification helps our clients become better at hiring and retaining their employees in order for them to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Oklahoma State University and worked in the Television Broadcasting and Television Advertising industries before joining the executive search and recruiting profession in 1997.
Darrell Pursell – COO
Darrell is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and a member of an elite group of executive search and recruiting professionals who have passed this challenging exam to show his commitment to the advancement of professional and ethical standards and to the quality of the work performed in the Search and Recruiting Profession.
Prior to joining the executive search and recruiting profession, Darrell was in the accounting and finance profession. He was a Corporate Controller for a telecommunications company and was an Audit Manager in big 5 public accounting where he provided audit services and business advice to SEC Fortune 500 clients.
He has diverse industry experience including nonprofit organizations, higher education, health-care, agriculture, animal health, veterinary, pet products, telecom, software, energy, manufacturing, and financial institutions.
In addition to being a CPC, Darrell is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and he does maintain an active CPA license.
Darrell previously served as a Loaned Executive for the United Way, is a children’s soccer coach and volunteers for Feed my Starving Children.