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Jason McAuliffe...

President and CEO

Jason has served Energy Recruiters as President & CEO since 2009. He joined Energy Recruiters in 2004 as an Executive Recruiter serving our Clients on the West Coast and Pacific Rim.

Jason is passionate about Energy Recruiters being the leader in Talent Management and Executive Search for our Clients. As an expert in the industries we serve, Jason provides counsel and strategic guidance to business owners, principals, and leadership Team executives.

Prior to joining Energy Recruiters, Jason served as a Project Manager for the Handex Group, Environmental Coordinator for Irving Oil, and a Field Biologist for the South Florida Water Management District.

Jason earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marine Biology and Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1996.

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Chris McAuliffe…

Executive Recruiting Consultant

Chris founded Energy Recruiters, Inc. after 34 years in the petroleum industry.  Throughout his career, Mr. McAuliffe has displayed his ability to recruit and develop talented professionals.  Utilizing his skills and extensive experience within the oil industry he began his own executive search company, Energy Recruiters, Inc.

Prior to founding Energy Recruiters he had an illustrious career, starting as a gasoline attendant while attending Louisiana State University and spending the next 22 years working his way up to President in various Tenneco companies.

When Tenneco Company dissolved in 1988, Mr. McAuliffe accepted the position of President and CEO of Golden Gallon, Inc. then moved on to Kerr- McGee Refining where he was initially responsible for their branded marketing network of over 1,400 locations,and developing a National Accounts Program. Irving Oil, a large Canadian refiner, offered Mr. McAuliffe the opportunity to oversee their U.S. Operations and later moved him to Dublin, Ireland to develop a retail-marketing network in Europe.

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Loren Perez...

Sr. Executive Recruiting Consultant

Loren joined ERI in 2007 as a research analyst. His determination and dedication quickly earned him the role of Executive Recruiting Consultant servicing Clients on the West Coast.

Loren’s goal is to provide his Clients with the most qualified talent in the marketplace while also providing professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. His desire and drive to be one of the best in the Industry continues to serve him as a successful Recruiter.

Prior to joining ERI, Loren had over 10 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He has managed projects in roles such as Lead Carpenter, Foreman, and Project Manager.

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Pat Siefert...

Sr. Executive Recruiting Consultant

In an effort to be closer to family, Pat made a career change and utilizes his wealth of knowledge and joined ERI in 2006. Pat has had considerable success sourcing highly qualified Candidates for roles in operations, marketing, real estate, construction, petroleum, and finance. 

 Pat, a Chicago native, graduated from De Paul University with a B.A. Degree in Social Science.  HE began his 23 year career with 7-Eleven where he held the positions of Field Consultant, Sales Manager and District Manager.  Pat was recruited as a Regional Manager with Pizza Hut and later as an Operations Manager with a regional oil company in California where he oversaw retail operations in the Bay Area and developed their entry into foodservice.  7-Eleven recruited Pat back to the organization where he held the positions of Sales & Promotions Manager and Market Manager for Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Divisions, then special projects with 7-Eleven at their corporate office where he reengineered the Inventory Control Department.

Pat strives to bring together great people with great opportunity.  His philosophy of dealing with both Client and Candidate in an honest, forthright manner, coupled with the breath of his management experience, serves Pat well in facilitating mutually beneficial working relationships for both parties.

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Christopher Werner...

Executive Recruiting Consultant

Chris came to Energy Recruiters in 2007. Prior to joining us, Chris spent the last years in Account Management and New Business Development, beginning his career as a National Account Manager for a Fortune 500 satellite communications provider in Charlotte, NC. He then had the an opportunity that allowed Chris to return to Georgia where he accepted a sales and account management position for one of the largest providers of contractor services in the nation. He was then offered a challenging sales position in the competitive and technical field of medical devices where he was responsible for the entire Southeastern Region and achieved numerous accolades for his outstanding performance.

Chris graduated from the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education.

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James Mathis

James Mathis... 

Executive Recruiting Consultant

After studying at Georgia Southern University, James developed a career in the hospitality industry and has worked for some of the top restaurants in Atlanta.  After 15 years in management gaining valuable customer service and business development skills, James chose to move into the field of engineering as an AutoCad Design Engineer.  He worked for a well-respected civil engineering team designing water treatment plants. He then advanced to solo design and on-site plotting, gaining valuable field experience and industry knowledge. James is dedicated to providing not only the most qualified candidates, but also the best culture fit for your company environment.

Office: 678.951.0612  Email:

Brian Siefert

Brian Siefert...

Executive Recruiting Consultant

Brian has over 10 years of management experience in the retail industry. He as also spent time as a licensed agent selling insurance and financial services with State Farm.  Brian joined ERI in 2015 and strives to bring client and candidate together in an honest forthright manner where both parties share mutual success.

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Damon Cranford...

Executive Recruiting Consultant

Damon has served the petroleum industry for 30 years, progressing in roles from Store Manager to Vice President. He has functional expertise in Operations, Marketing, and Human Resources to deliver results in company operated stores, dealer/jobber models, warehouse, transportation and fuels. Throughout his career, Damon always understood that his success was not his own but the collaborative efforts of having great teams, great individuals, and great mentors. He will leverage his strong track record in attracting, developing, and coaching team members into positions where success can be maximized. Damon joined Energy Recruiters in 2016 and will utilize his industry knowledge, business acumen, and knack for identifying skillsets to match the best candidates with the best opportunities creating win-win situations for Client and Candidate alike.

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