With this special section, Crains presents its fifth class of
40 Under 40 selections young achievers who, we think will be a source of growth in
our community for years to come.
They represent some of the best and brightest in Southeast
Michigan who have made a significant mark in their professions before reaching age 40. The
profiles begin here and continue through Page 30.
Group Photos: Glenn Triest
Cover Photo: COMSTOCK, Inc.
Cover Design: Jill Brunett
Kathleen Sinclair, 33
Executive Recruiters International
Biggest achievement: Receiving Outstanding
Young Woman award for community involvement from the Trenton Jaycees.
Current goal: To establish an international office and recruit personnel
on an international basis.
It was easier for Kathleen Sinclair to join the New York
City based International Circumnavigators Club than to choose a career.
She merely had to travel around the world to join the club.
To settle on a career, however, she spent 12 years working for a hauling company, a steel
processor, a screw-machine manufacturer and even ran a restaurant before launching her own
company, Executive Recruiters International, in 1992.
|She runs the company with the same gung-ho
spirit she applies to skiing or travel and expects the same gung-ho results from staff.
"I once made a placement from the top of a ski hill,"
Sinclair said. Employee self-empowerment motivates her five-member recruiting staff, she
said. Recruiters work flexible hours and set their own sales goals and areas of
Executive Recruiters soon will go on the World Wide Web
with a home page. Other planned improvements include low-cost, faster communication with
clients and job candidates via fax and electronic mail. A Denver office is also scheduled
Major clients include Detroit-based General Motors Corp.;
the Great Lakes Site Division of Mishawaka, Ind.-based National Steel Corp, and the
automotive division of Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp.
Executive Recruiters reported gross sales of $320,000 in
1994; Sinclair said sales will be $500,000 in 1995.
"Were expanding; business is good," she
said. "Were goal-driven, and no matter what it takes, Ill get there -
even if it requires making placement calls on New Years Eve."