The Story Behind RCSN Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

In January 2003, Paul Wehner founded the Recruiting and Career Services Network (RCSN). His goal was simple—to help companies recruit mid-level to senior-level managers and to assist individuals who needed career search coaching and guidance.

During the early years, Paul and his start-up company worked for several recruiting firms, primarily placing engineers and technical professionals in salaried individual contributor roles. While meaningful, this model was a few steps away from his real desire, to help organizations recruit leaders who could make a real impact on their business results.

In 2006, Paul shifted RCSN’s focus and began building relationships with companies who needed to find key leaders. He added a Vice President for Business Development to the RCSN team who helped expand RCSN’s footprint into Indiana and Kentucky. He also introduced his research-based approach to RCSN’s executive search process and implemented a customer-centric business model that placed each client at the center of the search process. With these changes in place, RCSN began to experience significant year over year growth. 

As RCSN’s clients deepened their relationships with Paul and his team, they expressed a need not only to find top talent, but to help their leaders improve teamwork and collaboration between work groups, divisions, and operating companies. Paul responded. He engaged Donna Chrobot-Mason, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati as Senior Partner to lead RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting practice.

To reflect this evolution and to position the company for future growth, Paul extended the name of the firm to RCSN Executive Search and Leadership Consulting. Today, the future is bright as RCSN continues to partner with customers in education, manufacturing, financial services, construction, architecture, retail, and other industries to expand their reach into Columbus and Louisville.