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We Have Your Back

No other recruiting firm has deeper roots, stronger ties, or a better grasp on what it takes to succeed in the packaging industry.

Let’s connect. We’ll talk about what matters to you.

Thinking of You

“We’re not in this business for the transaction.
We’re in it because we have a genuine desire to see people succeed.”

Our mission is to make your life better - whether that means supporting you in your career trajectory, or bringing you peace of mind because we’ve found you the perfect candidate.

Four Things You Need to Know About Recruiting Top Talent in Packaging

Passing the torch to the next generation. Opening new doors as an industry. Coping with the rapid pace of technology. Growing your brand to ensure it remains relevant. We believe four forces will shape your ability to recruit top talent in the years to come.

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3 Top Job Search Strategies for Executives in Packaging

Whether we found them or they found us, our rock star candidates treat each opportunity like the Super Bowl. In so doing, they have everything to gain and nothing to loose. Learn the (3)-point strategy that will make you a rock star in packaging.

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RECRUITING TOP TALENT

Passing the torch to the next generation. Opening new doors as an industry. Coping with the rapid pace of technology. Growing your brand to ensure it remains relevant. We believe four forces will shape your ability to recruit top talent in the years to come.

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ADVANCING YOUR CAREER

Whether we found them or they found us, our rock star candidates treat each opportunity like the Super Bowl. In so doing, they have everything to gain and nothing to loose. Learn the (3)-point strategy that will make you a rock star in packaging.

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We've Made Over 69,000 Connections in Packaging

Unrivaled Expertise

Private Equity firms love the packaging industry.

Why is that? Low Risk. High ROI.
And yet mergers and acquisitions tend to get people nervous. Equity managers depend upon top tier talent to smoothly navigate critical transitions.

If you’re looking to augment or fully staff an executive team in the packaging industry, Chase & Associates is a trusted partner with the niche-expertise you need. No other firm comes close to rivaling our command of and deep ties within this industry.

I'M LOOKING FOR TOP TIER EXECUTIVE TALENT
70%
of our business comes from referrals who have great things

to say.

The Real Deal

Two Offices. One Team.

We’ve made over 69,000 connections in the industry and placed over 1,000 candidates since 1971.

We’re not afraid of commitment and we’re not going to rush you into any decisions. We’re in this with you for the long-haul. In fact, our family has been in this business for close to half a century.

San Francisco Team

Alexis Chase, Managing Partner

2nd Generation Executive Recruiter

Master Matchmaker

How does she do it? Nobody knows.

Her uncanny ability to determine a good vs. bad fit is legendary. 

Which has lead to over one hundred-fifty 
successful placements in the packaging industry.

Her area of expertise is Vice President and Director level 
management in Sales, Marketing, R&D and Technology.

Her clients include mid-size privately held companies and 
multi-billion dollar, publicly traded corporations.

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Education

B.A., Columbia University, Barnard College

Cliff Notes

Alexis and her partner Frank, live in Muir Beach, California 
with their two children. Food, family, and friends anchor her 
beachside lifestyle. Yoga, when possible, keeps her sane.

Trivia

Seriously considered becoming a professional modern dancer, 
spent a year in Italy studying all things Italian, goes on hikes 
with a tribe of women whenever there is a full moon.

Candace Brown, Executive Assistant

Has More Titles Than We Can Mention

Our Operations Ninja

If an office manager, systems engineer, HR department, and IT department were to have a baby, that’s Candace.

She crosses every “t” and dots every “i”. And that’s just for starters! 

Her continual work on perfecting our internal systems is the glue that holds everything together. 

Most importantly, she shares our deep passion for operational excellence.

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Education

B.A., Sonoma State University

Cliff Notes

Candace lives in Northern California with her husband. When not keeping up with her two grown daughters that live abroad, she can be found tinkering with computers.

Trivia

Installed her own hardwood floors, plays folk guitar, she’s a big science fiction fan, a dog handler, and an occasional actor/director in theater. Did we mention she’s a ninja?

Jason Pienkowski, Executive Recruiter

Started As A Project Manager
The Closer

If recruiting was football, Jason would be a Pro Bowler. 

His record setting performance has lead to a rapidly growing placement portfolio in the packaging industry. 

His expertise includes territory sales reps to National account Managers and New Business Development Managers. 

His clients include mid-size privately held companies, private equity portfolio companies, and multi-billion dollar, publicly traded corporations.

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Education

B.A., Trinity College

Cliff Notes

Jason currently resides in San Francisco, California after relocating from the East Coast. A die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he never misses a game.

Trivia

Can name almost any song and artist from the 80’s within 5 seconds, plays the drums, an avid student of San Francisco history with a secret desire to be a tour guide, enjoys acting in local productions.

Paula Mellion, Project Manager

Started As Researcher
The Relentless Hunter

Picture a Type A former paramedic with expertise in archery hunting for the perfect candidates on your behalf. 

No, we’re not making that up. 

Her intensity coupled with her skills in candidate curation make her a valuable member of our team. 

Her expertise stretches across the vast majority of our placements in the packaging industry.

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Education

B.A., Medical University Of Warsaw

Cliff Notes

Paula lives in Seal Beach, California. She’s all about organic food, screaming at the TV while watching sports, and collecting interesting pictures.

Trivia

Terrified of flying, an accomplished archer and knife thrower, can repair mechanical things, loves fast cars, and is an accomplished bartender. Yes, we hired James Bond.

Austin Team

Michael Chase, Managing Partner

2nd Generation Executive Recruiter
Master Deal Maker

Some people recruit. Others turn it into an art form. Michael has handcrafted more than two-hundred fifty successful placements. 

Anchored by long term relationships, he has built countless management teams in the packaging industry. His area of expertise include Director, GM, and C-Suite level placements. 

Michael’s clients include early stage venture-backed start-ups and roll-ups, as well as multi-billion dollar, publicly traded companies.

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Education

B.A., University of California at San Diego

Cliff Notes

Michael and his wife Allison, a child psychologist, live in Austin, Texas with their two children. Michael’s passion for his family and his obsession for golf cannot be overstated.

Trivia

Avid chef that NEVER deviates from the recipe, a skilled ping pong player, takes great pride in the fact that his son is still trying to beat him in a wrestling match, loves speciality bourbons.

John Rubio, Executive Recruiter

Started As A Project Manager
The Broker

Can you imagine Dale Carnegie as an executive recruiter? 

John knows how to win friends and influence people. And with over two decades in recruiting, he brings a lot of expertise to the packaging industry. 

His operations expertise includes various mid-level managers across many areas. 

His clients include mid-size privately held companies, private equity portfolio companies, and multi-billion dollar, publicly traded corporations.                   

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Education

B.A., Florida International University

Cliff Notes

John and his wife Debbie live in Austin, Texas, where they enjoy the Austin outdoors life (Frisbee golf), BBQing and hanging out with family and friends.

Trivia

Loves heights: has been skydiving (9) times, hang-gliding, paragliding, bungee jumping, is an avid Sooners fan, and has never worked on his birthday. Not even once!

Tony Blanco, Project Manager

Started In Oil & Gas
Braveheart

Not the Scottish version, the Chicago version. 

Intensely committed to our clientele, Tony brings a unique edge to our team. Competitive yet kind, driven yet personable, candidates open to his charm. This unique blend of talent opens doors that might otherwise be closed. 

His expertise stretches across the vast majority of our placements in the packaging industry.

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Cliff Notes

Tony lives with his wife April in Austin, Texas along with their young daughter. When not watching Disney with his little one, he can usually be found reading a good book.

Trivia

Former stand up comedian, grew up in the heart of the Bayou, is a Survivor superfan, has a physical aversion to theme parks, and is the current ping pong champion at Chase & Associates.

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