Transportation & Logistics Recruiter
Prior to co-founding the Crabtree & Eller, Mark’s entire career was spent in Sales and Sales Management for Fortune 50 companies as both a direct employee and an independent distributor. He sold and distributed everything from disposable hospital and operating room commodities to devices for the operating room such as joint replacement implants and fracture management implants for Trauma. Mark has consistently ranked at the top of his peers, and was the recipient of many national awards. Working for large companies like Johnson & Johnson and Cardinal Health as well as owning and managing a small independent distributorship has given Mark a broad perspective and insight into Sales, Sales Management, Marketing, Client Services and the Distribution of Products.
Through out Mark’s career, he was consistently chosen to train and mentor new personnel, a task that was very enjoyable to him and helped him identify personality traits and talents necessary for success. One interesting aspect of his sales and management responsibilities was that over the years there was ample opportunity to call on virtually every area of the hospitals’ operations from janitorial supply and Material Management to the C-Suites of Independent Health Networks and Orthopedic Surgeons in surgery prior to a case. These diverse product offerings and customer call patterns have given Mark the experience necessary to identify the right talent for the right position whether in Sales or Operations. Upon starting a new career in recruiting, Mark naturally recruited in the clinical market, but was fortunate to develop several good clients in the transportation sector which seemed to lead to more and better opportunities. One such opportunity was the introduction to his now partner Steve Eller. Steve’s dynamic and extensive transportation background made for a perfect partnership and the company was formed. Since the companies inception the focus has been 100% on Transportation and primarily in the areas of Sales and Operations.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business from The Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. He is an Eagle Scout and is still involved is Scouting with his sons. Mark sits on several philanthropic boards in the Denver area and is very active in family and church life.