Kristen Babbin

Meet Kristen

Kristen Babbin

Partner

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Kristen Babbin

Kristen Babbin
Partner

Kristen Babbin is an experienced executive search, recruiting and staffing professional.  In April, 2007, Kristen launched Corporate Ladder Search Partners, Inc. with Heidi Hopkins, her long-term colleague and friend.  Since then, Kristen and Heidi have successfully established Corporate Ladder as a reputable hiring resource for clients and candidates alike.  Kristen’s role in the organization has been instrumental in expanding the business and developing new client and candidate relationships.

Prior to launching Corporate Ladder, Kristen’s held leadership positions with leading recruiting firms.  With these companies, she opened new offices and divisions and earned several sales and leadership awards including the prestigious Reach for the Stars Award and Manager of the Year Award.

Kristen holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Akron where she was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a national business fraternity.  In conjunction with her career accomplishments, Kristen’s professional affiliations include the Institute of Internal Auditors, American Society of Women Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Akron Regional Development Board, Canton Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement.

Kristen excels at helping clients hire the best talent resulting in a long-term, loyal client base.


Heidi Hopkins

Meet Heidi

Heidi Hopkins

Partner

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Heidi Hopkins

Heidi Hopkins
Partner

Heidi is a seasoned professional in the recruiting, search and staffing industry.  In April, 2007, Heidi launched Corporate Ladder Search Partners with her long-term colleague and friend, Kristen Babbin.  Since then, Heidi and Kristen have successfully established Corporate Ladder as a reputable hiring resource for clients and candidates alike.  Heidi’s role in the organization has been critical in growing the company, developing and maintaining client relationships and providing candidates with valuable career advice and search services.  She receives client and candidate referrals on a regular basis based on her personal and caring approach in providing the best customer service in the industry!

Prior to Corporate Ladder Search Partners, Heidi’s experience included several years of management, recruiting and staffing for two global search and staffing firms.  During her tenure with these companies, she successfully developed and managed four divisions, generated consecutive year-over-year revenue growth and was recognized for her leadership and sales contributions.  Heidi’s efforts in the recruiting industry earned her several leadership and sales awards including the District Achiever’s Award, Area Leadership Award, and Staffing Manager of the Year Award.

Heidi is a respected leader, mentor and friend to many professionals in the business community where she works with integrity and commitment. 


Kelsey Smith

Meet Kelsey

Kelsey Smith

Recruiting Manager

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Kelsey Smith

Kelsey Smith
Recruiting Manager

Kelsey Smith started with Corporate Ladder Search Partners in May of 2013.  She is a graduate of Kent State University with her degree in Business Management, minor in Human Resources. Since joining Corporate Ladder as a Recruiting Manager, Kelsey has developed professional relationships with candidates she has assisted in their job search. She is exceptional in helping individuals improve their resume and interview skills, and placing them into positions that meet their career goals. Individuals that have worked with Kelsey value her guidance and recommendations. 

From administrative to CFO level positions, Kelsey is available to discuss your job search and help you find the permanent or contract position you are looking for.


Ann Messina

Meet Ann

Ann Messina

Recruiting Manager

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Ann Messina

Ann Messina
Recruiting Manager

Ann comes to Corporate Ladder Search Partners from the hospitality and retail management industries where she devoted extensive time to recruiting and hiring. Ann was very successful in recognizing top talent and is now utilizing her expertise in her role as Recruiting Manager. 

Ann takes great pride in her customer service, customer satisfaction, and customer retention abilities. She uses these skills, along with her high level of dedication, to help business professionals in attaining their career goals.


Eric J. Fleming

Meet Eric

Eric J. Fleming

Senior Legal Recruiting Manager

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Eric J. Fleming

Eric J. Fleming
Senior Legal Recruiting Manager

Eric joined Corporate Ladder Search Partners, Inc. in October of 2016 to create our Legal division, Corporate Ladder Legal. Eric brings a strong background in recruiting, human resources and legal industry knowledge to our new division. Eric’s focus is attorney placement for law firms and publicly held companies. Additionally, Eric consults with attorneys on business development coaching and accountability. His clients range from mid-sized to mega law firms and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Corporate Ladder Legal, Eric spent 16 years at Roetzel & Andress, LPA as Director of Executive Resources and Director of Recruiting and Human Resources.  During his tenure, he was responsible for full cycle recruiting of attorneys and firm management.  In addition, Eric spent 8 years as an executive recruiter in various industries and disciplines across the country.

Eric maintains the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality in working with clients and candidates.  Eric’s core business values of integrity, honesty, competency and passion differentiate Corporate Ladder Legal from the competition. Eric’s unique experience of having worked for an NLJ250/AM LAW 200 law firm combined with years of executive and attorney recruiting is a competitive advantage.

Eric’s certifications include Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP from the Society for Human Resources Management. Eric is a national and local chapter member of SHRM.


Amanda Carucci

Meet Amanda

Amanda Carucci

Recruiting Administrator

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Amanda Carucci

Amanda Carucci
Recruiting Administrator

Amanda Carucci joined the Corporate Ladder Search Partners team as the Recruiting Administrator in 2016. She is a graduate of Kent State University and holds her Bachelor Degree in Applied Communication. Amanda is an experienced Executive Administrator and has extensive exposure to the corporate recruiting process. She is responsible for on-boarding of candidates when placements are made.


Leda Pavlides

Meet Leda

Leda Pavlides

Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist

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Leda Pavlides

Leda Pavlides
Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist

Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist at Corporate Ladder Search Partners, Inc.