Denise Wilkerson is the founder and CEO of Global Edge Recruiting Associates, LLC. Randy Wilkerson, her husband and business partner, is the Vice-President of Executive Search and Recruitment Services. Founded in 1997, Global Edge Recruiting® is a nationally recognized executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, dental and veterinary sales and marketing representatives.
Recruiter, Blogger and Co-Author
Born in NYC and raised in a small town in Missouri, Denise started her career in nursing -first in oncology, where she worked in the hospital as a staff nurse, and then for a hospice where she managed a team of nurses. After managing a large women’s healthcare clinic for a local hospital, she decided to start her own business and opened Global Edge Recruiting® in 1997. Since that time, Denise has assisted hundreds of Fortune 500 and small start-up companies by recruiting their top talent and assisting them with day-to-day human resources and organizational development needs.
Denise is also passionate about helping job seekers through various types of career transitions. She provides career coaching on resume development, interviewing and personal branding through a sister company, Careers in Medical Sales. Denise enjoys sharing her knowledge with others which is evident by her company’s blog and social media. She has contributed to multiple publications and books on recruitment and has recently written her first book, Hire with Fire, with her husband, Randy.
On a professional note, Denise has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, as well as a Master’s in Human Resource Development and a Senior Professional Human Resources certification (SPHR). Her love for innovative medical products and devices, as well as her passion for assisting individuals with career development led her to healthcare recruitment. She has over thirty years of hiring experience in general healthcare, sales and marketing.
Recruiter and Co-Author
A native of Springfield, Missouri, Randy is the son of two educators. His mother was a teacher and high school counselor in the Springfield area and his father was a high school principal and state representative. Growing up, his parents emphasized the importance of education, something that has stuck with him throughout life.
While attending Missouri State University, Randy received his a teaching certification in business and general science, along with his undergraduate degree in both marketing and management. Later, he completed his Master’s of Business Administration at Webster University. He has a private pilot’s license and a real estate broker’s license. Randy loves to educate others along with being in front of a group. Early in his career, he taught adult education courses in real estate.
Randy Wilkerson joined Global Edge Recruiting in 2007 as Vice President, Executive Search and Recruitment. Prior to joining Global Edge, Randy was a successful sales representative. He worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Xerox Corporation, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson and Johnson. Randy ‘s extensive background in sales and marketing assists clients in the recruitment and development of sales teams. Randy has over fifteen years of hiring experience in general healthcare sales and marketing.
Personally, Randy is known for his sense of humor which is evident in many of his writings. He is also very technical, and enjoys a good repair challenge. He rebuilds old jukeboxes and pinball machines for fun. In addition to these hobbies, he likes to spend time at the lake and working on the family’s ranch.
And, on a personal note…
On a personal note, Randy and Denise reside near Springfield, Missouri in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. They’ve been married for over 33 years and they have one amazing daughter, Lindsey, and a funny, dachshund-terrier mixed dog named Patches.