As co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Parkwood International, Judy is truly a leader in the staffing industry. Her diverse background as a clothing industry entrepreneur in Chicago, an officer with NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), and leader of several volunteer organizations has laid the foundation for a strong and balanced leadership style. Judy has successfully grown every organization she has been a part of and has earned status as a Certified Senior Manager (CSM) within the largest staffing network in the world.
Judy continually gives back to the staffing community through committee involvement and as a panel member. Judy’s recruiting skills are highly regarded and she is called upon to fulfill the most critical staffing needs of her loyal client base. Judy played a key role in developing Parkwood International into a top office and will continue to co-lead Parkwood through its growth to the next level.
Hal Daugherty co-founded Parkwood International in 1998 and his mission has been to build Parkwood International into one of the most successful and highly respected search firms in the industry.
Parkwood International has successfully grown to be one of the top 20 companies in a network of 1100 firms. This success has been achieved by hiring and developing some of the brightest talent in the industry and leading them to follow the Parkwood Core Values, which can be seen on their web site, www.parkwoodintl.com.
Prior to co-founding Parkwood, Hal had spent 25 years as a Chief Executive Officer of large and small companies in the private and public sectors. He has been able to translate that experience into helping build this highly successful search firm.
The pride of Parkwood is that it is held in high regard by clients and candidates alike. This is confirmed by the fact that 75% of searches are repeat business with existing clients, and since its inception, 70% of the candidates placed are still with the company they joined. Parkwood is known for being able to find candidates who are in the top 10% of the talent pool and are a 95% match to the client’s position requirements.