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Dan Russ


Director of Recruiting & Account Management


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Dan Russ, CPC

About Dan Russ

Dan Russ is an Executive Recruiter and has close to a decade of recruiting experience. Prior to ESS, Dan spent seven years at a large staffing agency where he moved from recruiting and sales into a market leadership role. Originally from Louisville, KY, Dan attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH where he was a student-athlete and received his BA in Communication. After graduation, Dan’s love for basketball led him to play professionally for a couple years in Europe and then transition into an assistant collegiate coach. His athletic recruitment focus made for a seamless transition in to the staffing industry in 2011.

Dan is extremely motivated by solving his clients organizational initiatives in locating and attracting talent, and likewise enjoys the “hunt” in the competitive candidate pool. While away from work, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, and additionally stays busy with playing golf and enjoying local basketball events.

Fun fact about Dan Russ

My parents

Kiawah Island, SC

  1. Having three healthy sons
  2. Marrying my wife
  3. Playing basketball professionally in Europe

Keep putting in the work, be confident in your skin, and don’t let anyone limit your dreams.

I grew 10 inches in high school.

Louisville Cardinals

To Kill a Mockingbird


Tupac Shakur


My journey with Dan began in October, 2018. He reached out to me via LinkedIn inmail about a particular job that fit my profile. His soft approach (not pushy) intrigued me enough to respond and I’m glad I did! I started my new job a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier. Dan is very responsive, hands-on, and communicative. He gave me frequent updates over the 3 months of my interview process. Additionally, he provided excellent coaching and inside information about his client so that I felt fully prepared for each interview. Dan is a true partner, experienced, and knowledgeable, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a career change in the healthcare industry.

– Barbara, Executive Account Manager | National Health Plan

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