Carlton National

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WHY WORK WITH CARLTON?

We are “Your National Resource” for locating, vetting and assigning the best of the best. Whether you are a current or potential client or candidate, our team puts its focus on partnering the right resource with right opportunity. Quickly, Efficiently and Effectively. Every Time.

How do we do it? Our recruiters and sales representatives are educated, dedicated professionals who work tirelessly at getting it right quickly and often. We get to know our consultants and clients to establish the right fit.

  • We know our clients inside and are a true resource to them.
  • We know what motivated our consultants, not just their past experience.
  • We built a network of candidates that know our available positions and keep them top of mind for the long term.
  • Our internal team knows their careers and personal lives matter to us and that while performance is always important, darn it we are going to have fun.

Carlton National Resources is a national consulting firm focused on temporary, individual contract placement of Senior Level Hardware and Software Engineers as well as specializing in placing temporary, individual or team-based Consultants in the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industries.

 

Simply put, we C.A.R.E. more. Carlton Always Recruits Excellence.

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING.
LET US SHOW YOU THE CARLTON DIFFERENCE

OUR AREA OF EXPERTISE

We have a diverse team that works hard and plays hard(er).
We work across a broad range of industries.

Our software engineering and hardware engineering technical core competencies include:

  • Software Embedded Engineering, Software Applications Development, Firmware/DSP, Hardware, FPGA/ASIC Design and Verification, RF Design amongst others.

 

Our life science competencies include:

  • Quality management: a multidimensional issue covering more than just verification that a finished product meets certain expectations. As a component of regulatory standards, quality management requires a system for controlling, monitoring, and verifying any activity or process that could affect product conformance.
  • Regulatory compliance requirements extend throughout the full product lifecycle from development through approval, manufacturing, launch, and required post market reporting.

 

Whether manufacturing medical devices or launching new pharmaceuticals, meeting global compliance requirements starts from the first specification draft.

HOW WE WORK

We believe in absolute transparency. We make every attempt to stay highly detailed with both our clients and consultants. How many times have clients experienced staffing and recruiting firms that promise to deliver a consultant, but then disappear while they search with no follow up or update on progress? How many candidates submit their resume and never hear a word back? We make mistakes from time-to-time, but that is not our way. 

Check out our process below.

Think we are a fit for your next consultant? What about your next career opportunity!

 

CLIENT PROCESS

From first outreach, we want to show our prospective clients that while we want to work with them, we are not just calling to call. We research our client companies and hiring managers to ensure that we have a solid fit.

When you give us a position to work on, we will be qualifying the position with you. What about the team and the project the consultant will be working with? What about success metrics like, “What would define a great hire, 3 months after they were onboarded?” We want to make sure we understand the position, the company and all to find you the right person for the job, not just a person.

From the intake call, our recruiting first looks to our existing relationships. Since we keep in touch with our candidates and want to know them, we know that we may have already met the person you need. We then turn to traditional sourcing using both passive and active candidates searching approaches. Not everyone is waiting on your position to say yes, so we dig deep.

When meeting with candidates, we work with them to understand their background and past experiences, but also what makes them tick. What is the position or project that they are most proud of and why? Do they understand the role? Do they need a specific type of work environment? We view the qualifying process as the getting to know you phase.

Not all searches are created equally. Regardless of the length of the search process, we keep you in the know so that you are not wondering what is happening. Communication is key with our team.

Throughout the recruitment process, we are determining who the best people are for your role. Some candidates fit the position needs, but don’t really fit the team or culture. Others are vice-versa. When we present the two (2) to four (4) candidates that are a best match, we also include the details of why from what we learned about them. It provides insights that you don’t get from other software & hardware engineering or life sciences recruiting firms.

As we follow up with you about the candidates submitted, we work with you to determine which candidates you will interview and make the interview process easy. Our team sets up the interview and ensures all parties know who and when they are meeting, and we prep the client on the candidate for the interview as well as the candidate for the interview.

You would think that offer and acceptance would be easy, but candidates are receiving many offers and comparing. We work with our clients to ensure that we have put the best possible package in front of them and we have worked with the candidate in advance to gain a pre-close acceptance of what they need to accept the offer. This offers both the client and the candidate the advantage of knowing that when offered, they will start.

We go the extra mile and take a hands-on approach to get all questions answered and all onboarding materials completed, but our job doesn’t stop there. We want to ensure a smooth onboarding for everyone. Does the consultant know where and when to be? Is there an onboarding schedule that the consultant needs to be clear on? Does both the client and consultant know the success metrics needed?

Many firms stop at onboarding. Not us. Our Client and Consultant Care Process focuses on what it should…ensuring that the consultant is working out well and is valued. In addition, we work with the consultant to ensure that the position and/or project is meeting their expectations. When needed, we intervene to help correct paths, but most of the time we are there simply to help. This is an ongoing part of the engagement.

All good things come to an end, but we never want to assume. As we approach the original consultant end date, we reach out regarding extension. If the consultant is being extended, we are working to ensure that they know. If the consultant is ending, we work with them on remarketing them for future positions. The last thing we want are surprises for either party.

CANDIDATE PROCESS

One thing that drives candidate’s crazy are recruiters that don’t even spend time reviewing their resume before reaching out. That NEVER happens with us. Our seasoned recruiters understand that they are supposed to do their homework before they waste anyone’s time

From the first call, we have done our homework. When we reach out, we are quick to point out key facts from your resume that match with the position. We know you will see the difference from the rest of the pack.

When we meet with you, we work to understand your background and past experiences, but also what makes you tick. What is the position or project that you are most proud of and why? Do you need a specific type of work environment? We view the qualifying process as the “getting to know you phase” and we need to sell you on the position as much as we need to sell our clients on you.

Because we dig in deep with our clients, we know more about their environment, about the culture, about the team and project as well as the success metrics. We know you have options, and we want to make sure you understand the value our position makes on your career.

We don’t take for granted the fact that you need to make a certain amount of money. We must balance the client’s ability to stretch their budget with your needs, so we are always being transparent with you about what is possible. We want your commitment, and you want to know that we are “Your Ambassador of Quan.” (Hope you know the movie reference.)

Because we work with you to gain deeper insights into your career and you personally, we are able to present a full picture of you to the client. We ensure that we represent you the way you would want to be represented.

Once the interview is discussed with you and the client, we ensure that the client knows all about you and that you know all about the client. What is that is going to make you a successful hire for them and what will make this a great position for you? We help you paint yourself in your best light.

As mentioned in Pre-Close, we ensure that everyone is on the same page. The last thing anyone wants is a surprise at the last minute. All parties involved should be ready to say yes when the offer is received.

We go the extra mile and take a hands-on approach to get all questions answered and all onboarding materials completed, but our job doesn’t stop there. We want to ensure a smooth onboarding for everyone. Is there an onboarding schedule that you need to be clear on? Do both you and the client know the success metrics needed?

Many firms stop at onboarding. Not us. Our Client and Consultant Care Process focuses on exactly what it should, everyone’s satisfaction. From the client’s perspective, we ensure that our consultant is working out well and are valued. From our consultant’s perspective, we working with you to ensure that the position and/or project is meeting your expectations. When needed, we intervene to help correct paths. This is an ongoing part of the engagement.

All good things come to an end, but we never want to assume. As we approach your original end date, we reach out regarding extension. If you are being extended, we are working to ensure that you know. If you are ending, we work with you on remarketing you for future positions. The last thing we want are surprises for either party. If you don’t know then you are already looking. We work hand-in-hand with all parties.

Whether we get you your next assignment or not, we consider our alumni consultants ongoing members of the family (maybe dysfunctional at times, but always fun). We are ready to jump in and answer questions, connect you with needed contacts, provide ongoing career advice and frankly just stay in touch.

READY TO WORK WITH A
NATIONAL RESOURCE?

Our Team

Meet our team and learn a little about them as they share both the experience and a little about them personally.

Jerry Cerrutti

Founder,
President of Sales

Fred Haddad

Founder,
President of Recruiting

Robert “Bobby” Brown

Chief Executive Officer &
Chief Legal Officer

Paul Calvino

Executive Vice President,
Life Sciences

PRACTICE AREAS

Are you ready to work with “Your National Resource?”
Let us show you how we go the extra mile.

Every. Single. Time.

Community | Philanthropy

Today more than ever, we need to all lend a hand when possible. We are passionate about supporting our communities and making a difference in people’s lives. Wherever possible, we invite both our clients, consultants and candidates to join us in many of our outreach efforts to give them to opportunity to give back as well as bond with the internal team that supports them.

Check out some of the areas we support, and we hope this becomes a big part of who we are as we continue our growth both personally and professionally.

  • Volunteering at Local Soup Kitchen
  • Maddie’s Fight Foundation Gala
  • Tyler King Memorial Golf Tournament

Jerry Cerrutti

Founder,
President of Sales

Jerry Cerrutti is the Co-Founder of Carlton National Resources, established in 2011, and is responsible for leading the sales organization and helps runs the daily operations of the company as well as hands-on sales and mentoring. He drives the companies’ overall sales strategies and driving client success. Jerry is a veteran of the staffing industry with over 20 years’ experience leading the sales organization.

Jerry received his Bachelor’s degree from Colby-Sawyer College and his MBA from Salem State University. He learned early on the power of motivating teams to perform as both individual contributors and as part of a team. Driving his teams to remember that Carlton serves both its clients’ and candidates’ success is paramount in his daily activity.

Jerry spends his time outside of the office with his wife and three children and enjoys coaching youth sports including both baseball and basketball. He is an avid beach goer throughout the summer.

Fred Haddad

Founder, President of Recruiting

Fred Haddad is the Co-Founder of Carlton National Resources, established in 2011, where he is responsible for the leading the recruitment strategies and for driving the people strategies to support the organizations critical business priorities for continued growth and success. Fred possesses the aptitude for identifying top talent in the industry and has the natural ability to connect, lead and train both recruiters and sales representatives alike. Seeing his team’s growth is what drives him every day.

Fred received his Bachelor of Science, Marketing degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He started his career in the Contract Staffing Industry in 2001, working for a large national staffing firm. Within just a couple of years, Fred was a top sales contributor nationally, a 2-time Presidents Club Qualifier and was quickly promoted to a Segment Manager. He continues to enjoy being a hands-on contributor and a top revenue producer within the organization.

Outside of work, Fred enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as with his large extended family. He is heavily involved in coaching youth athletics within the South Boston community, specifically South Boston Little League Baseball and The Gate of Heaven CYO boys’ and girls’ youth basketball teams. Fred also enjoys physical fitness, fishing and of course any beach-Anywhere. He has been a longtime supporter and volunteer of the Greater Boston Food Bank, The National Brain Tumor Society, the Epilepsy Foundation, and The V Foundation for Cancer research – all organizations that hold personal importance to him and his family.

Robert Brown ​

Chief Executive Officer &
Chief Legal Officer​

Robert “Bobby” Brown joined Carlton in 2022 as its CEO & CLO. In his role, Bobby focuses on the company’s growth and success strategies and serves as its chief in-house counsel.

Bobby studied internationally at Regent’s University in London and is a graduate of Suffolk University and Suffolk University Law School. Bobby served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Prosecutor and spent time in private practice as a litigator but discovered his passion for staffing in 2006. Always seeking to expand his knowledge and understanding of the industry, Bobby has worn many hats including General Counsel and Head of Strategy & Development for both public and private sector firms. Bobby seeks to draw upon his years of experience to transform Carlton National Resources from one of the industry’s best kept secrets to a force to be reckoned with!

Bobby, who regularly serves as a moderator and expert panelist for discussions involving the law, compliance, strategy, operations, sales, mergers and acquisitions, immigration, and general staffing industry topics, was recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in its 40 Under 40 publication and the Boston Business Journal in its Emerging Leader Series. When not collaborating with his peers, he can be found traveling with his wife, cheering on his 3 kids at dance competitions, baseball and football games, or walking his English Black Labrador, Oakley.

Paul Calvino

Executive Vice President,
Life Sciences

Paul Calvino joined Carlton National Resources in 2017 as Executive Vice President for our Life Sciences Division. Paul is responsible for the continuing success of the company and specifically drives the overall Life Sciences practice. He developed the overall strategy of the Life Sciences’ team and is a hands-on contributor driving success for the entire team.

Paul has a Masters degree from American International College and has spent over 20 years in the staffing industry holding a wide variety of roles. He is focused on developing and growing the Carlton brand, working alongside a great team of humans focused on building partnerships with consultants and clients. He is motivated most by the Carlton team and truly enjoys seeing them succeed in the office and more importantly in their lives outside of work.

Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, watching his daughters compete in their sports, and hanging out with his St. Bernard, Bauer