Meet Our Team
Jack Sells, CEO of Sales Search America. Jack is a certified personal consultant, formally trained at Management Recruiters International at MRI University. He has 18 years of experience in executive recruiting, which includes a record of award winning performance. Before it was dissolved, he has been recognized by the Tennessee Association of Personnel Services as the #1 recruiter in Tennessee for 11 straight years. He has been considered in the top 1% of billers nationwide for the past 16 years. His experience lies with the medical and pharmaceutical industry. He has had success placing both sales reps and sales managers ranging from Fortune 50 companies to Pre-IPO start ups.
He started his executive search career in 1993 as an account executive Sales Consultants- Management Recruiters International of Brentwood, TN. Where he earned TAPS and Sales Consultants of Brentwood's 1993 Rookie of the year award. He was SC of Brentwood's #1 Top Producing recruiter in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996. As well as, TAPS top producing recruiter in 1994, 1995, 1996. He earned TAPS "TOP-OF-THE-TOP" Award in 1994 and 1996 respectively.
In 1997, he purchased the Sales Consultants of Brentwood franchise from Management Recruiters International. Sales Consultants of Brentwood quickly became Tennessee's top recruiting firm and was recognized by TAPS as the #1 firm in both 1997 and 1998, he was awarded the TAPS #1 sales recruiter while also earning the prestigious TAPS "TOP-OF-THE-TOP" The firm also produced the TAP 1998 Rookie- of-the-year and had 3 employees rank in the top 10% of billers nationwide.
In 1999, with a true vision to break away from the traditional personnel agency and create a true executive search consultant firm, he dissolved Sales Consultants of Brentwood and independently formed Sales Search America. As CEO/President of Sales Search he continued to be in the top 1% of billers nationwide from 1999 to present. Until TAPS was dissolved Sales Search was recognized as The State of Tennessee's top recruiting firm in 1999, 2000, and 2001. He was recognized as the TAP #1 Top Producing sales recruiter in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Sales Search also produced the TAP Rookie-of-the-year in both 2000 and 2001.
To this day Sales Search America has continued to be on the "cutting edge" of IDENTIFYING, EVALUATING, RECRUITING, and CLOSING elite top tier sales talent for its client companies. This philosophy of partnering with a purpose has delivered our client companies unmatched sales results through people. Our mission has been and will continue to be, to earn being the the executive search firm of choice measured by the value we deliver to ur clients through long term promotable hires.
Jack was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. He graduated from Putnam County High School where as a QB he earned Unanimous 1st team AP All State honors in 1979.
He attended and graduated from The University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Political Science in 1985. He was a member of The University of Tennessee football team 1980-1984 where he played QB, DB, and special teams. He lettered in both 1983 and 1984. He was a member of teams that played in the Garden State, Peach, Citrus, and Sun Bowls. He was an individual game captain in 1983 (Rutgers) and 1984 (Georgia Tech). In 1984 he was the Volunteer Award Winner. He also earned game balls for plays made in 1983 (Alabama and Vanderbilt) and in 1984 (Alabama and Georgia Tech)/
In 1985, he attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee while he was a Graduate Assistant Coach coaching defensive backs for Coach Ron Zook. In 1985, the Volunteers won both SEC Championship and 1986 Sugar Bowl Championship while finishing ranked #4 in the nation. 1985 he assisted in coaching a DB who led the nation in interceptions with 10 and earned 1st team All-American. In 1986 he was the only Graduate Assistant to successfully recruit and sign more prospects than any other full time staff member that included Phil Fulmer, David Cutcliffe, Kippy Brown, Ron Zook, Doug Matthews.
In 1987, He coached defensive ends/ outside Linebackers at Middle Tennessee State University. Coach one of his two starters to both 1st team All-QVC and 1st team D-1 AA All american status. While at MTSU he was responsible for recruiting and signing 11 high school prospects.
In 1998, He coached the secondary at Kent State University where he secondary led the Mid American conference in pass defense. While at KSU he coach one DB who led the nation in interceptions with 10 picks and 2 of 4 starters earned 1st team All Mid American Conference honors.
Jack First outside sales job was working for Collins and Aikman, where he was responsible for selling a high end floor covering product. In 1992 he was ranked #7 out of 84 Account Executives. He was 278% to quota, growing a territory from #78 to #7 in his first full year. He was also his territories first $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 per year seller while at C&A.
Jeff started work at Sales Search America in 2010 after relocating to Nashville, TN. He grew up in Smithfield, NC and has family in the Tar-heel state. Jeff graduated from the University of North Carolina- Wilmington in 2001 with a degree in political science.
His degree in political science led to work on many political campaigns and an interest in law. After graduating college, he formed Lawyer Assistance Group in Wilmington, NC that would grow to have a nationwide clientele. This business grew from a one man operation to a ten plus employees working contracts with major law firms, cooperations, and courthouses nationwide. Through his contacts, he would form many relationships in the medical community and accepted a job as a Medical Recruiter with ACT Medical Group in 2004 .Jeff was the top ranked Medical Recruiter in the office specializing in primary care, psychology, and psychiatry physician recruiting. In 2007, Jeff accepted a position as an Account Manager with Southeast Medical in Raleigh, NC selling various medical devices in the OR and capital equipment into the hospital. Jeff was ranked #1 sales rep, Presidents Club and Rookie of the Year. His experience in medical sales and recruiting provided him the opportunity to work for Sales Search America.
Since partnering with Sales Search America, Jeff is considered in the top 1% nationwide in medical sales recruiting and had placed over hundreds of sales reps with elite medical device companies. He has placed many reps who have been ranked #1 in their company, numerous Presidents Clubs and Rookie of the Years .He has placed many sales reps who have been promoted into management and leadership promotions. He currently has relationships and recruits with those managers. Jeff continues to partner with elite medical device companies to consult and recruit top sales talent nationwide.