CEO & President
Carol Schultz is a pioneer in the Recruitment Process Optimization and career strategy Industry. She has built a client base of countless individuals and myriad companies from early stage pre-IPOs to publicly traded companies. Over the past 25 years, she honed her industry expertise and formed an intrinsic understanding of successful recruiting processes and the critical nature of alignment with corporate goals and objectives. She takes a thoughtful approach to talent and sees it as the most important strategy a company needs to focus on. Armed with this knowledge, she designed and launched Vertical Elevation, a fresh approach to an industry that truly needs a paradigm shift from the one-size-fits-all mentality that permeates current career and recruitment practices — away from the “obituary” resume, away from mass resume distribution, away from postings on job boards and websites, to a recruiting and hiring process that incorporates the executive management team’s core values and permeates every aspect of hiring process. As an advisor and coach to corporations, she makes a stand for best practices to attract and retain the best and the brightest. In guiding individuals, she applies straightforward tools in taking their careers to the next level. The opportunity to make a difference by taking corporations to the top with cutting-edge strategies for building top-performing teams is what gets her up in the morning.