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Randy Cagan
Managing Partner

Randy specializes in placing industry leaders in manufacturing, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  Areas of search expertise include Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and R&D.

Randy began his recruiting career with FPC Raleigh in 1986 and now serves as company President.   His background includes extensive sales and marketing experience within the industries he serves.  Randy has a BA as well as an MBA and in 1998 received his CPC Certification from the National Association of Personnel Services.
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Dave Singer CPC
Managing Partner

Dave Singer established the Supply Chain Management and Purchasing practice at FPC of Raleigh in 1990. During his tenure he has consistently been one of the top Supply Chain recruiters and has helped the Raleigh office achieve the #1 ranking in the FPC network. He is an active member of the NAPM, NCEITA, and CED, and also holds the CPC designation, which is the highest-level of national certification in the search industry. Dave is a graduate of Wilkes University
For the past 20 years he has consulted with companies to benchmark their procurement structures and assisted with salary surveys in Purchasing Magazine. Dave has developed a niche assisting multiple Fortune 500 companies build their centrally lead strategic sourcing organizations.
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Brent Bogart

Brent Bogart began his professional career with IBM’s procurement group. Upon relocation to Raleigh, NC, he moved in to a Materials Management leadership capacity with a contract manufacturing organization, and ultimately into an Operations Management capacity with a local fabrication company. He holds a BS from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and holds a CPIM certification through APICS, as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Brent is a specialist in the recruitment for Supply Chain professionals. With a heavy focus on the “Operations” end of the Supply Chain, Brent works closely with Production Planning, Demand Planning, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP – SIOP) professionals across industries.
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David Cole

David is a top ranked recruiter with a professional background in Manufacturing, Quality and Product Development/Engineering Management. In 2008, he was the #1 Lean and Operations recruiter in the Fortune system nationwide. He has 9 years recruiting experience and 13 years industry experience prior to recruiting. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NC State University (Magna Cum Laude) and is a graduate of General Electric’s Manufacturing Management Program.He has a track record of successfully recruiting top talent in the areas of Lean and Operations at the Manager, Director and VP level. These are typically people with mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering degrees and often MBA’s. His industry focus includes consumer, automotive, and industrial mechanical and electro-mechanical products with an emphasis in machining, molding, and assembly environments. Common titles include Manufacturing Engineer, Lean Manager, Plant Manager, Director of Operations, Vice President of Manufacturing, Materials Director, and Quality Director.David takes an active approach to recruiting, which benefits both client companies and candidates. He saves companies valuable time and resources by careful identification of appropriate candidates. He also provides a high level of support, coaching, and advocacy to the candidates with whom he works. He seeks long-term relationships with companies and candidates for mutual professional benefit.
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Joanne Gehas

 Joanne specializes in placing bench level scientists through VP management levels within the pharmaceutical industry.  She holds a BS in Chemistry from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Delaware.  As a former Director within pharmaceutical R&D, Joanne is uniquely qualified to understand the specific hiring needs for her clients.  Joanne's main areas of recruiting expertise are CMC-related pharmaceutical development activities (post-IND stage):  analytical development/validation, formulation development and scale-up, technical transfer, quality control, stability, CMC project management, and process development.  Joanne has been one of the top ten recruiters in the FPC nationwide system for the past three years. Joanne received her CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) certification in 2009.
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Kevin Gaffney

Kevin Gaffney has extensive recruiting experience specializing in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries primarily involving Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations and Product Development placements.  Kevin has earned a BA in Economic from Stonehill College and an MBA from the University of New Haven.

Kevin’s typical client searches include:  Dir/VP Manufacturing, Sr. Manager Compliance Systems, Sr. Dir QA, Validation Manager/Engineer, Principal/Sr. Engineer - Automation & Controls Systems, Principal/Sr. Project Engineer, Principal/Sr. Process Engineer, EH&S Manager, Facilities Manager, Sr. Process Development Scientist, Sr. Manager Maintenance Systems.
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Robert M. Golian

Bob joined FPC Raleigh in October 2010 after a very successful career as a Human Resources Executive in a wide range of industries both domestic and global. He will be drawing on this extensive experience specializing his placement practice in the areas of senior finance & accounting and human resources/human capital management.

Most recently, Bob was Vice President, Human Resources for Nestle HealthCare Nutrition North America (formerly Novartis Medical Nutrition) where he was a key strategic partner to the CEO in refocusing the HR function and recruiting key executives in support of a new strategic direction for the Medical Nutrition business building a cohesive team to execute a total business turnaround. Prior joining Novartis Medical Nutrition, Bob was Senior Director, Human Resources for North America with Qualex, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company. Bob helped grow the one-hour photo finishing business into a market leading national network of centrally directed, strategically focused, enterprises. Before joining Qualex, Bob was the Director, HR, US Operations for GKN Automotive, a global, tier one, automotive parts manufacturing and engineering company. Bob's early career experience includes assignments in staffing, human resource management, organization development, manufacturing management, and total quality management with Memorex Telex Corporation.

In 2008, Bob was elected to the board of The Minnesota International Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting Minnesota's growing interest and involvement in the world.

Bob earned his Master of Arts with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University at Albany.
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Cindy Hicks

Cindy began her career as a Procurement and Supply Chain Recruiter with FPC . As a nationally recognized expert, she was a regular contributor to Purchasing magazine and consultant to many Fortune 500 companies procurement organizations. She joined Corning Inc as a Senior Recruiter in their Purchasing and Transportation Dept, recruiting many top notch purchasing experts who are still there today. Cindy then entered the fast paced world of RPO Staffing, supporting multiple companies including Verizon, Walmart, Hitachi Data Systems, Dow Corning and Westinghouse to name a few. Her experience evolved to include recruitment of Technical, Engineering,Operations and Corporate Governance professionals.
Cindy has returned to FPC and her executive search firm roots with an emphasis within the Chemical industry. She will be recruiting for mid to executive level talent within all functional areas in the Chemical, Spec Chem, Plastics and Ceramics industries. Cindy received her BS from St Joseph College and her Master's from Barry University.
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Shelly Reyes

Shelly joined FPC Raleigh as a Recruiting Coordinator in 2008.  She supports our team of consultants in the areas of client liaison, online research and market surveillance.  Prior to joining FPC Shelly held several corporate administrative and customer support positions.  Shelly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Lori O'Toole

Lori O'Toole joined FPC Raleigh in October 2012 after a long and successful career as an Attorney and Human Resource Executive with companies in the manufacturing, services and financial sectors. Most ecently, Lori was the Vice President and Head of Human Resources at the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, where she was a member of the Strategic Management Team. Lori's focus now is on helping companies bring top HR and Financial talent into their organizations. She specializes in the areas of Senior Human Resource roles including VPs, Directors, Managers and Sr. Generalists; and senior and managerial roles in the often hard to find subsets of EHS, Labor Relations, Compensation and Benefits. She also concentrates on roles in the manufacturing financial sector including Analysts, Controllers, Finance and Accounting Managers and Senior Accountants. Lori's unique in-depth understanding of Human Resources and Finance along with her legal acumen allows her to reach deep into her specialty areas to find the best talent for her clients.
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Jill Mulder

Jill specializes in placing experienced pharmaceutical talent with a focus in the clinical space. Areas of search would include: Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Research Managers, and Clinical Project Managers. Jill began in the clinical field with Medtronic in their pacemakers and defibrillators sector. She then transitioned to medical sales where she continued to be a top revenue maker. Jill has earned a BS in Health Fitness and Rehabilitation from Central Michigan University
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