Joe McElmeel has served as the Company’s CEO since he founded Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. and is responsible for developing and maintaining the vision and direction of the Company. He seeks business opportunities and strategic alliances with other companies and organizations and oversees marketing, production, research, recruitment, finance, and client development.
Joe has recruited successfully for such firms as: Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, Jacuzzi Spas, Jacuzzi Singapore, Black & Decker, Ryobi, Jacobs Chuck, Rinnai, HydroSystems, Danaher, Norcraft, Masco (MAS), Interlake Steel, H.D. Hudson, Valspar, Price Pfizer, Moen, Intellihot, Kohler, ACPI, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Forte Group, Fabuwood, John Wieland Homes, Kentucky Trailer, Hansgrohe, Wellborn Cabinets, Cal Door, Sussman Automatic, CNC Cabinets, Bath & Kitchen Buying Group, Cohen Communications, Timberland Cabinets, Reliance World Wide, McLain Fogg Corp, and Mr. Steam.
Prior to forming the Company, Joe served as President of Fortune Personnel Consultants of Chicago, Inc., Executive VP and COO of Folger Adam Co., and held senior level positions at Ideal Security Hardware, Williams Company, and the Yale Lock & Hardware division of Eaton Corporation. His education includes Westchester C.C., Iona College and the Executive Management Program at Baldwin-Wallace College.
Joe’s involvement in the Recruiting Industry and Community is extensive, having served as four-term Chairman of the National Association of Executive Recruiters, Inc., Managing Director of the Executives Recruiters Roundtable, and Chairman of the Professional Committee of The Executives Club of Chicago. He a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, on the Associate’s Committee of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, a member of the Investor Committee of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, The Selby Aquarium, The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, The Ringling College of Art & Design, and is Past President of the Republican Club of Longboat Key.