Jon Olson serves as the President of Olson Search International, Inc. – Forest Products Group. He began his recruiting career with the Sales Consultants division of Management Recruiters International (MRI). In his 13-year career with MRI, Jon earned recognition and numerous awards as a top recruiter, and played a key role in developing ideas that later came to be widely implemented throughout the organization. He pioneered the specialty focus in the forest products industry for the company. For each of his last five years with the company, Jon was a “National Top 10” award winner and became a member of the MRI Hall of Fame.In 1999, Jon helped to found and build a new company, Recruiter Solutions International (RSI). RSI is now a division of BackTrack, Inc., a national employment screening company that has been recognized as an INC 500 fastest-growing, privately-held company.In 2007 Jon founded Olson Search International, Inc.; now the premier professional executive search and recruiting firm serving the forest products/wood products and building products industries throughout North America and Europe. As it became evident that wood biomass and renewable energy were becoming critical new areas of endeavor, those quickly became another successful focus of activity for Jon and OSI.Over the past 20+ years Jon has assisted clients which range from some of the largest lumber, forest products, building products, and renewable energy companies to small, successful, privately-held, manufacturing and distribution operations.
Niche – Accounting, Business Development, Energy, Engineering, HR, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operations, Operations, Procurement, Sales, Sales Management
Region – Asia-Pacific, Canada, Global, Nationwide, North America, United States
Search Type – Retained, Contingent