DEDICATED Leadership Team
DEDICATED Professional resource, Inc., was founded in 1989
by President and Chief Executive Officer, Blanche Pearsall.
With over 20 years' management experience, Blanche has built
a premier service committed to strategic alliances with companies
seeking to excel. She remains active in the daily operations
of all aspects of the services provided by DEDICATED, and has
authored several articles about human resource processes.
Among several appointments, Blanche was a member of the Board
of Directors for NAPS (National Association of Personnel Services)
for five years, and chaired the National Certification Committee
from 1999-2003. Since 2001, she has been a member of VISTAGE (formerly
TEC--The Executive Committee which is a worldwide organization
of CEO's seeking to increase the effectiveness and enhance the
lives of CEOs). She was recipient of the Winston-Salem
Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award in 1992. She
holds the CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant), CTS (Certified
Temporary Staffing Specialist), and Certified Staffing Professional.
NAPS industry awards include: 2002 NAPS District Director of
the Year, 2001 CPC of the Year, 1998 CTS of the Year.
Jere Pearsall, CPC, CTS, Executive Vice President,
joined DEDICATED in 1994 after thirteen years with Sara Lee Hosiery
as Manager, Real Estate, Facilities and Transportation. He holds
a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State
University, with graduate work at UNC-G. Jere has thirty years
combined experience in engineering, recruiting, human resource,
manufacturing, distribution and facilities management. He is
involved in strategic planning, engineering recruiting, and special
projects for DEDICATED. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant
(CPC), Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS), Certified
Staffing Professional, and a validated certification trainer
for the NAPS Certification Program. Jere leads DEDICATED’s
affiliation with the Top Echelon Network.
Susan Vanhoy, CPC, CTS, Vice President of Operations,
joined DEDICATED in 1991 after working for more than 20 years
with national and international staffing services. She is also
an experienced corporate trainer and recruiter, and holds an
undergraduate degree from East Carolina University with graduate
work at UNC-G. She is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC),
Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS), and Certified
Staffing Professional. Susan coordinates the contract placement
activities and internal operations for DEDICATED.
Bob Balsdon is one of the leaders of DEDICATED’S
executive search practice. His
extensive background includes a successful career in strategic
sales and marketing, channel/distributor management, and market
management. DEDICATED’s clients have found him extremely
successful in identifying talent for strategic leadership positions. His
ability to understand and address cultural differences, and communicate
needs, desires, and objectives effectively with both candidates
and clients ensures successful results for both parties.
Sylvia Stone joined DEDICATED as an executive
recruiter with an extensive background in the software
industry. She has 20 plus years of senior management
and leadership experience with a software development,
marketing and sales organization, and over ten years of
senior management experience as a reseller and implementer
of Enterprise Resource Planning Software. Sylvia
focuses on recruiting professionals for technology companies
and industries requiring internal technology talent.
Carolyn Pittman received her
BS in Clothing and Textiles with a concentration in Business
Administration. She is responsible for recruiting and selection
of candidates for contract and temporary positions. Her
experience includes over fifteen years supervisory, training
and management experience.
Chip Early, Research Assistant, joined DEDICATED
in 2005, after receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration
from Southeastern University. He has human resource experience
in recruiting and background verification, and has over ten years
in retail sales/customer service. At DEDICATED, he conducts
research for talent identification, employment verification and
Strategic Alliances - DEDICATED has many human resource professionals
in North Carolina who partner with us in the delivery of services.
We are also part of a nationwide network of human resource professionals,
which gives us access to talent in other cities and in disciplines
outside our core business. The relationships built and maintained
through the years provide a wealth of knowledge, and broadens
our ability to meet client needs specifically and quickly.