Education: BS Degree in Marketing from Miami University, Oxford, OH; President of Pi Sigma Epsilon; Advisory Board Member for Miami University School of Business.
Work History: I’ve had 3 jobs. My early career was in advertising with JWT in Atlanta, GA. My second career was financial and physician recruiting with MSI International and my third and final career is as president of York & Associates.
Most Memorable Placement: My first placement. I placed a very junior branch manager in Toccoa, Georgia with 1st Franklin Savings and Loan. My hiring authority was Carol Clark, the COO who became a wonderful mentor for me throughout my career.
What are your favorite hobbies? Road biking through rural Ohio and golfing with the York & Associates gang!
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Teddy Roosevelt.
Words to live by? Action not taken is opportunity lost.
“Carrie, Thank you for your diligence, impressive self confidence and delivery. Indeed, it is rare today to have a business relationship with someone capable of delivering all the above. ” -Mike, Chief Credit Officer, Atlanta
Education: BBA Degree in Marketing from Kent State University, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, summers spent as a caricature artist at Sea World of Ohio.
Work History: I started as an Account Executive for IndustryWeek Magazine. I began recruiting in 1998 in a manufacturing niche industry and have been with York & Associates since 2002, specializing in banking and credit union placements.
Most Memorable Placement? I had the pleasure of working over 10 years with a community bank president at two of his Georgia banks. I helped him recruit most of his C-Level executives. During the downturn he needed my assistance to help him find a C-Level position. I was able to find a home for him with a struggling community bank that, after 3 years of losing 14 ½ million dollars with a capital to asset ratio of 3.8, is now profitable with a capital to asset ratio of 9.9.
What are your favorite hobbies? CrossFit, running, cycling, playing golf with my coworkers.
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
Words to live by? Put Faith and family first. As a recruiter I never want to leave a stone unturned or to leave anything to chance.
“Harlow is a pleasure to work with. He is professional, responsive and most importantly, he listens to what we say about the type of candidate we are seeking. His pre-qualifying process saves me time and insures I will only be considering qualified candidates.” – Ken, Chief Lending Officer, Nashville
Education: BS Degree in Business Administration from Mount Union College, Member of Varsity Golf Team at Mount Union, Salutatorian of High School Class.
Work History: I’ve been with York & Associates since 2004, working in all levels and specializations of community, regional and money center banks and larger credit unions.
Most Memorable Placement: Placing 5 Regional Presidents in 2005/2006 (5 of 8) with a multi-billion dollar bank in the Midwest that was one of the few banks in the country to have an ROA above 1 after the crisis.
What are your favorite hobbies? Golfing and watching my son’s sporting events.
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Warren Buffett.
Words to live by? Excuses are the nails that build a house of failure.
“The level of expertise Steve Yakubik brings is nothing short of excellence. Tremendous due diligence, strong work ethic and consistent collaboration are just a few traits that come to mind when working with Steve Yakubik.” -Scott, Regional Manager, Chicago
Work History: I began my career in b2b sales in 2000 with a Columbus based Communications company where I cultivated relationships with clients ranging from ‘mom and pop’ business to Fortune 500 Companies and was Salesperson of the year for two consecutive years before being promoted to management. I joined York & Associates in 2005 and immediately fell in love with the relationship building and networking necessary to be a great recruiter.
Most Memorable Placement: While my first placement with Wachovia may have been the most exciting, my most memorable would have to be a placement with Farmers State Bank in Bertram, TX during the depths of the Great Recession in 2008. It served as a reminder and a turning point for me- while things may be tough, relationships can still be strong and it is our community banks that keep us all going!
Favorite Hobbies: Running and Triathlon- racing! I also love watching Star Wars movies and playing old video games with my daughter.
Person Alive, Dead or Fictional you’d like to meet: Billy Mills (only American to ever win the Olympic gold for 10,000meter run) or Han Solo; it’s a toss up.
Word to live by: Smile!
“I have worked with Rob Dieckman on a number of high level recruitment challenges. Rob has proven to be highly professional and effective. Where others may have merely set up the applicant’s appointments, Rob actually travelled to the interview location and ensured a smooth interview experience.” – Ed, HR Director, Regional Bank, Georgia
Education: BS in Communications, cum laude, from Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Work History: The first 6 years of my career were with the State of Ohio as a Telecommunications Manager, after which I spent 6 years with the photography division of Fortune 500 Company. I’ve been with York & Associates since 2007.
Most Memorable Placement: Placing a President in Minnesota with a 1.5 billion dollar community bank. What made it memorable; we were able to attract a very successful President of a 3 billion dollar bank that had no intention of leaving, but he made the switch, grew the bank and the move has been a game changer for not only the bank, but for his family’s financial future as well.
Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with my grandchildren Emma, Landon and Quentin, antiquing, playing Bunko, and trips to the beach.
Person Alive, Dead or Fictional you’d like to meet: Ronald Reagan.
Words to live by: Life’s too short to drink cheap wine!
“I have had the privilege to work with Debbie to fill several keys positions. I greatly appreciate her efforts and insights which far exceed simply matching credentials on a resume to requirements on a job description. She works hard to understand personalities, corporate cultures, etc. That is why I make time to listen when Debbie says she has a candidate for me.” -Rob, Community President, Atlanta
Education: BA Degree in Political Science, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio; graduated cum laude.
Work History: I have a background in volunteer/intern recruitment and project management in the nonprofit sector; I have been with York & Associates since 2008.
Most Memorable Placement: Debbie and I worked together on placing a CFO with a small community bank in central Ohio. It was such a great move for her and she was truly grateful for the new opportunity to shine!
What are your favorite hobbies? Spending time with my family and watching hockey.
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Jimmy Buffett.
Words to live by? Don’t worry, be happy!
Education: BA in English as well as speech communication from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors. MDiv from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
Work History: I worked with a general contractor as well as participating in pastoral leadership for a church while working my way through seminary. I continued that work after graduation until I started at York & Associates.
What are your favorite hobbies? Reading, writing, running, watching movies, playing games, and spending time with my wife and two Saint Bernards.
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Words to live by? “Seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.”- Deuteronomy 4:29
Work History: Before joining York & Associates I spent 25 years in the radio broadcasting industry, 15 of those years in the Columbus, Ohio market as a Morning Show Host, Program Director and Operations Manager. I was nominated for Program Director of the year in a medium market in 2005. I spear headed The Nationwide Children’s Hospital “Cure Kids Cancer” Radiothon for 8 years, where over $450,000 was raised for pediatric cancer research.
What are your favorite hobbies? I love playing golf and fishing, but most importantly spending as much time as possible with my three daughters and loved ones.
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Abraham Lincoln
Words to live by? “Never, ever give up!
Education: BA University of Western Ontario Human Kinetics, BA Althouse College Secondary Education.
Work History: Prior to joining York & Associates, I have spent my career in coaching collegiate basketball. I was the Assistant Basketball Coach with University of New Mexico and Kent State; Associate Head Coach with University of Vermont; and Assistant Coach with Wake Forest University.
What are your favorite hobbies? Fishing, cooking, home improvements and water sports.
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Warren Buffett
Words to live by? “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free.”
Education: Spent 2 years at the University of Akron and then transferred to Columbus, OH to continue my education at Franklin University, where I graduated with a BS in Accounting.
Work History: I have over 20 years of progressive finance, accounting and operations experience in the financial services industry.I started my career with a big Six accounting firm as an auditor of banks, credit unions and mutual funds and then spent time with a large national bank in the mutual fund department as a Managing Associate. I spent several years in Chicago as an Assistant Controller of an International Hedge Fund. Prior to joining York & Associates, I spent the last 15 years as the SVP and Controller of a private equity firm with specialty in the hospitality industry.
What are your favorite hobbies? I enjoy running, yoga, cooking and spending time with my family.
Person Alive or Dead you’d most like to meet? Oprah Winfrey.
Words to live by? Work hard, Play hard.
Work History: I had spent six years in the mortgage industry in Austin, Texas following four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and prior to beginning my career in recruiting. I have been recruiting since 2018 and draw heavily on my previous mortgage experience to help identify the goals of banks and bankers.
Most Memorable Placement: I once placed a banker with a client who had been with their bank for 23 years. It was a combination of great timing, as this banker was just starting to consider looking after some of the changes their bank was going through. This coupled with the ability to connect them with a leadership group who reminded them of how community banking felt early in their career made the move positive on many levels.
Favorite Hobbies: I enjoy anything that puts me on the water. I grew up surfing, boating, and doing watersports and the kid in me still enjoys all of these things.
Person Alive, Dead or Fictional you’d like to meet: I would like to meet Nikola Tesla and hear how he may re-work some of his theories with today’s technology and knowledge.
Words to live by: “Just sew seeds. Sew seeds even where you do not reap. Eventually, you will find yourself reaping where you never sewed seeds.” Just do the right thing. Don’t keep score, and don’t do it for something in return. Always help the people around you and lift them up. People will gravitate to you for this and you will naturally rise with them.