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A former teacher with a Masters Degree in Psychology and Education, Terry entered the search and recruiting industry in 1972, when he joined Management Recruiters of Minnesota. He worked every discipline in the professional area, assisted in developing one of the largest clerical placement firms in the country and as Director of Training and Development, was instrumental in setting up a national franchise program. In 1979, Terry was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Management Assistance Companies, one of the Midwest's largest full service search organizations. In 1989, Terry was named Chief Operating Officer of Firstaff, Inc., where he was responsible for developing their integrated service program for both temp and perm. A Certified Personnel Consultant, CPC, since 1975, a Certified International Personnel Consultant, CIPC, since 1989, and a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist, CTS, Terry has extensive experience as a producer, a manager, and a trainer in all areas of professional search, including retainer, contingency and contract, as well as clerical/office support and temporary.