Mark Schacter

Manager, Direct-Hire Services


Working in the Pacific Northwest recruiting market since 1997, Mark has extensive experience managing major accounts, mentoring recruiters, and identifying industry-leading talent for client companies.

Mark regularly recruits for early stage companies and is particularly interested in emerging technologies such as mobile computing, cloud technologies and the “Internet of Things”.

Before joining EdgeLink, Mark served as a major accounts manager for Verizon Wireless where he was responsible for identifying new business opportunities in the Oregon and Southwest Washington markets, as well as strategic planning for the wireless technology initiatives of major accounts. Prior to that, Mark was a senior account executive at a publicly-held IT firm based in the Silicon Valley. He was responsible for developing and increasing new business in the Pacific Northwest markets.

Prior to his recruiting career, Mark spent 13 years in the media industry. After several years of writing, directing, and producing TV commercials and music videos in Seattle and Eugene, he co-founded Instore Entertainment, a media/production company that was an early pioneer in point-of-sale video programming. Mark has won several media-related awards including two CLIO and two ACE awards for advertising and promotion and three RIAA gold records for recording industry promotional achievements.

Mark enjoys digital photography and graphics design and still works on the occasional video project.

Getting the Edge on Mark

First job:
Paper boy. My brother and I actually had a monopoly on all of the newspapers delivered in our neighborhood. (Oregonian, Register Guard and Valley Green Sheet).

Favorite thing to do outside of work:
Golf (a love/hate thing).

Favorite quote:
“Never, never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

Rex, the wonder dog. (Black Lab/Border collie mix.) He’s super dumb and very loveable.
Ilya the Russian Tortoise.

Things your mother would approve of:
I always strive to do the right thing.
My tenacity and drive to be successful.
Momma always said I was the one kid she never had to worry about.

Favorite music:
Mostly rock and roll. Classic rock, wavo, punk, alternative, it’s all good. My music playlist also has a liberal sprinkling of jazz, funk and even a few old standards from the 40’s and 50’s.

Favorite hobbies:
Digital photography, anything techie or nerdy.

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