Testimonials & Recognition

Please take a moment to read some of our most valued testimonials:

Thomas is a fantastic Executive Recruiter. He is always a true partner when it comes to helping with the development and execution of a professional search. As such, over the years, Thomas has been a huge help when it comes to staffing a team.

Director of Managed Markets, Pharmaceuticals Industry, Client

I have known Chris for several years and have worked with him several times over that period. Chris is a hard worker and a strong communicator. He does an excellent job of keeping his client informed in a concise, professional and straight forward manner. I would highly recommend Chris for your job search needs.

EVP & COO, Oil & Gas Industry, Client

I have used Chris in a recruiting capacity on several occasions and am very pleased with his work. He is a good communicator, works well with clients, has high work ethics, and is an expert in the Energy Industry Field. I recommend his work and would not hesitate to send interested colleagues to him.

Geophysicist, Oil & Gas Industry, Client & Candidate

Merrill did an excellent job of communicating with me and the prospective employer, clearly defining the scope of the opportunity and helping to negotiate the employment terms.  I was successfully placed with this employer and continue to enjoy working there today.  Moreover, I have come back to Merrill to help find candidates for new positions within our company.  Merrill has always been very professional, trustworthy, and a pleasure to work with.  I would highly recommend his services to both employers looking for specialized candidates and to talented individuals looking to advance their careers.

Manager, Oil & Gas Industry, Client & Candidate

Chris is an excellent recruiter. He strives to establish personal relationships with his clients rather than treat you as just another candidate. Most importantly, Chris gets results. He has obtained interviews for me and landed market competitive offers. Time spent with Chris and the companies that he represents is well spent.

Project Manager, Oil & Gas Industry, Candidate

I worked with Chris during the process of getting my actual position. He did an outstanding job identifying what I really wanted as a professional, and by working with my future employer, he got me where I wanted to be.  It was an excellent experience, a very smooth process and Chris provided constant feedback making my career change a great ride!

Engineer, Oil & Gas Industry, Candidate

Merrill, Thanks for helping our company with our personnel needs over the past three years. Your guidance and expertise has helped our business tremendously.

VP of Ops, Oil & Gas Industry, Client

Over the past several years, it has been a real pleasure working with Management Recruiters of Chattanooga and specifically Merrill Russell.  He has been professional, courteous, and driven to provide us with our employment needs.  I have especially been proud of his "cheerleading" for our company to prospective new employees, extolling our virtues and positives.

CEO, Oil & Gas Industry, Client

Merrill was extremely helpful. He quickly and accurately resolved my many questions. He acted as both a competent go between and a confidant. He made himself available to me whenever I needed him.  He is very personable and does not try to "hard sell" you. His knowledge of the accounts were very solid.  My new position is great and I could not be happier to have answered the call. I can highly recommend Merrill and MR Chattanooga.

Director of Manufacturing, Oil & Gas Industry, Candidate

Jason is very detail oriented and has a "no problem attitude" when it comes to customer service! He is a pleasure to work with!


Pam, I can't thank you enough for the excellent job you have done.  Your suggestions on my resume, no doubt made the difference in helping the employer to understand my experience and the depth of my knowledge.  You were personable, efficient, friendly and professional and a general joy to work with. I knew that you cared about making sure the hiring company got the best person for the job and that I was also a good match for the position.

Safety Specialist, Warehousing-Transportation, Candidate

I want to extend a sincere thank you to Pam for her work with our company.   I value strong relationships and have found working with Pam and with MRI-Chattanooga to be a rewarding experience.  I very much appreciate that whenever I call, Pam is available.  I don’t have to wait hours for a return call or e-mail.  When Pam calls me, she is always courteous, listens well to what I’ve articulated as our needs and is very good with timely follow-up and responses.   She has a practical approach to each vacancy and offers summary documents and references that recap key competencies for our exec team.  I never feel pushed into hiring a candidate she has referred.  But, most importantly, Pam provides a spectrum of candidates that have the experience and competencies that meet our needs.  I often wonder, 'How did she find this person? They’re spot on.'  I look forward to working together again.

Director of HR, Warehousing-Transportation, Client

"I followed up on a career opportunity that Pam had posted for a LinkedIn group. She was quick to respond and enthusiastic from our first conversation all the way through and beyond the contract negotiation. Her sales experience and her in-depth perspective of her client's needs made the vetting process easy for all parties. She is energetic, persistent and an excellent communicator. Best of all, her sense of humor made it fun. When it's my turn to find professional talent, I will no doubt be in touch with Pam at MRI--Chattanooga."

VP of Sales, Warehousing-Transportation Industry, Candidate