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Quest Technical Resources, LLC
Executive Search & Recruiting

Dave Whitson, President
Office Phone (Cincinnati, Ohio) (513) 561-3625

Covering United States and Canada

• Technology Sales and Marketing Professionals (All levels)
• Application Engineers (Pre Sales, Post Sales, Customer Implementation)
• Your Technology Recruitment Experts
• Retained, Contingency, and Contract Recruiting Engagements

CV and Company Summary

Since 1999 Quest Technical Resources has partnered with hiring companies in the Information Technology field to identify and place Sales, Pre-Sales, Application Engineers and other Information Technology professionals across the United States and Canada. David Whitson (President), is celebrating his 20th year as an executive recruiter and is just as passionate about helping clients fill positions as ever.

Is your firm having difficulty attracting the really good passive candidates? Are you losing sales because you have visible holes or talent gaps in your software sales force? Contact me to discuss how I can improve your candidate selection, candidate flow, and close rate on the ones you want to hire.


 Retained Search, Contingency Search, Contract Recruiting Services.
 Specialization in Information Technology Sales, Pre-Sales , Post-Sales, Implementation, at all levels
 Strong expertise in manufacturing oriented industries
 Creator and moderator of professional Group "Software Sales Professionals", with over 5,000 members in the United States and Canada.



President at Quest Technical Resources, LLC August 1999 - Present Launched and operate successful search firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of permanent information technology professionals. Clients include public and private software development firms across North America. Business consists of both retained and contingency searches. Positions include: Software Sales, Sales Management, Marketing (all levels), Application Engineers (Pre and Post-Sales).

Manager of Recruiting - SDRC (Now Siemens PLM Software via acquisition)\ Siemens PLM Software 1996 -1999
Recruiting Manager for multi-million dollar publicly traded software developer of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) application software. Filled over 200 positions in Sales, Pre- and Post-sales, Marketing, Corporate, and Product Development. Recruiting Manager at

Robert Half International 1993 - 1996
Covered Cincinnati area in placing accounting, finance, and Information Technology professionals. Sample clients included Deloitte & Touche, Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, Coopers & Lybrand, KPMG, CSC Consulting.

Marketing Manager at UNIX International 1990 - 1993
Unix International was a consortium created in 1988 to promote open standards, especially the UNIX operating system. Notable members companies include AT&T, Informix, NCR and Sun Microsystems.


Xavier University
MBA, International Business, 1987 - 1989

The Ohio State University

BS, Finance and Accounting (Double Major), 1983 - 1987

Certifications - Solution Selling - Mike Bosworth - 1998

Activities and Societies: OSU Cross Country Team
Interests: My Children, Fly Fishing, Guitar, OSU Football


"I have worked with Dave on two occasions and have found him to be extremely professional, very focused in getting to the right solution and ensuring a win for all. Should I need a recruiter again, Dave would be the first person I would go to. I highly recommend him." — Nancy Greene

"Dave helped me in the past, and others that I have known as well. He has always done an excellent job and he knows his industry very well. I highly recommend him for your recruiting needs." — Philip Mello

"It has been a great pleasure working with Mr. Whitson. He has provided me with great industry knowledge and personal advice through a great transition in my career. If your company has any hiring needs, I highly suggest his services and years of expertise." — Jesse Gallanar

"Dave is a detailed and results driven professional who was willing to bend over backwards to provide excellent service. He followed up and saw the entire process through with the utmost professional courtesy. I highly recommend Dave and know he will continue to be successful in the years to come." — Alex Green

"Dave has brought a sense of knowing what I need and made good on delivering talented people. I've only known Dave for a short while, but the experience has been great. I will continue to use Dave for future recruiting." — Todd Majeski

"I have known Dave both personally and professionally for over 20 years. He is a motivated, articulate ,trust- worthy recruiting professional with an abundance of experience in the information technology industry." — Steven Gerwe

"When I needed talented sales personnel, I turned to Dave. He is a pleasure to work with and always concerns himself with the best fit for a hiring manager's need rather than 'closing the deal'. A solid resource for anyone who needs top notch sales people." — Craig Rode

"I turned to Dave early this year for help hiring a couple of time-sensitive, critical hires in our sales organization. He made the effort to understand our needs and was very resourceful in his networking. He brought to us only well-qualified candidates and the result is we made 2 great hires through Dave within our aggressive timeframe." — Daniel Meyer

"Dave is a genuine individual, remarkable friend, resourceful colleague and above all, a person of high integrity. It has always been a pleasure knowing Dave and working with him." — Sia Langrudi

"I've had the opportunity to leverage Dave's talents several times. I first hired Dave to join my staff as a Corporate Recruiter and he delivered excellent results in a demanding, competitive field. He then left for Quest and I then used his firm for strategic searches and he always delivered. I would not hesitate to leverage Dave again or recommend him to others." — Derek Jackson

"When I first moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1994 Dave assisted me in finding my current position. I believe Dave goes above and beyond the basic services a recruiter provides and found him very easy to work with. I worked with a few recruiters and found Dave to be the most effective. Dave listened to my short and long term career goals and found positions that matched those goals. I believe this is one of the reasons I am still with the same company today. I would very much recommend Dave for recruiting services." — Scott Gundling

"Dave Whitson consistently provided sales and technical candidiates for me during my tenure at ANSYS, Inc. Dave was quick to forward well-vetted candidates for all our openings. Additionally, he was very responsive to my calls and inquiries, and I found him very easy to work with - our dialogues were always open, frank, and very productive. I could count on Dave to work on the candidate side to help move the hiring process along in a positive fashion. I give Dave my highest recommendation, and would hire Dave again in a heartbeat if I needed top caliber candidates in a very timely manner." — Sue Rowe

"Dave is an energetic professional who always seeks a win-win for his clients and his company. While a member of my sales team at SCH, Dave was always willing to learn and improve both his knowledge of the IT industry and his personal skill set. Dave continues to apply those same qualities at Quest." — Dan Bagot

"Dave Whitson is an outstanding HR professional with great management skills. He is excellent in helping leadership identify, recruit, and retain the best talent to strengthen organizations and build strong teams." — John Howaniec

"Dave is the consummate professional that once you connect with him, he will always maintain a relationship. One of the differences I noticed about Dave is that he keeps you in the loop at all times, always follows up. I trust Dave and will continue to allow him to add value." — Bob Bowden

"Dave has recruited many people for me in sales of engineering software and has been very helpful and flexible in his approach and follow-up. He has high integrity and is willing to take direction as well as give advice. Almost every placement came to the position with a winning attitude. I recommend Dave's professional services." — Raymond Boyd

"As a sales manager of varying level I’ve had the opportunity to work with many both internal and contract recruiters. I have found Dave Whitson to be the most effective. Dave recruiting skills were the catalyst in developing a highly effective enterprise sales team for SDRC’s newly opened Canadian operations in Toronto and Montreal. Dave’s search found top candidates in those markets who quickly became key contributors to the success of the Canadian operation. Using expert screening techniques Dave consistently delivered top level candidates into the interview process. He also accurately set candidate expectations. Dave’s candidates were properly introduced to the company’s philosophy and the position expectations." — Brian Mitchell

Skills & Expertise:

Professional Services
Product Lifecycle Management
Sales Management
Account Management
Solution Selling
New Business Development
Technical Recruiting
Product Development
Business Development
Executive Search
Cold Calling
Permanent Placement
Supply Chain
Finite Element Analysis
Software Development
Executive Sales Recruitment
Simulation Software
Product Life Cycle Management
Mechanical Analysis
Solid Edge
Parametric Design
Enovia Human Capital Management (HCM)
Integrated Library Systems

Siemens PLM Product Specialties:

- Teamcenter (PLM) & Teamcenter Rapid Start (PDM Deployment)
- Solid Edge (3D Design, Manufacturing, Simulation, FEA, FloEFD)
- Simcenter 3D (Simulation and Testing)
- Preactor (Planning and Scheduling)
- SIMATIC IT Preactor APS (production planning and scheduling software)
- Tecnomatix (Manufacturing Process Management and Simulation)
- Polarion (Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) - FEMAP (FEA)
- Camstar MES (Manufacturing Execution Platform (MES)
- Fibersim (Design, Analysis of Manufacture Composites)
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