October Employee Spotlight: Colin Powell

September 28, 2023

Dear Pinnacle Team, Clients and Candidates,

This letter marks the 12th anniversary of Pinnacle, a company that I was privileged to help establish. The initial ambition was not grandiose; I simply wanted to create a job that would allow me to work with clients in a manner that reflected my value system. Twelve years later, Pinnacle has grown into an award-winning firm, supporting businesses and professionals across Pittsburgh’s leading industries. 

This journey has been remarkable. We have built a team that feels like family and established meaningful relationships with business leaders across the region.

Among the key milestones that we have achieved together, quite a few stand out: 

  • Signing our first client was a testament to the viability of our idea. 
  • Hiring our first employee showed that there were others who believed in ethical, people-first recruitment. 
  • Building a true consulting group enabled us to step up for our clients like never before.
  • Expanding to IT and Legal and starting our CFO Search Group has positioned us to evolve with changing needs of Pittsburgh businesses. 

As we expand our team and services, I am confident that we’re only in the early stages of our growth.

The recruiting industry has undergone significant changes over the past decade, the most radical being the shift towards work-from-home and hybrid work models. But what hasn’t changed is the fact that treating people with honesty and integrity helps in building long-lasting relationships.

Reflecting on Pinnacle’s history, I am most grateful for the friendships I have made within and outside our office walls. These relationships bring me immense joy and continue to motivate me as I lead the company. I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of you on this 12th anniversary. 

A dozen years into our journey at Pinnacle, we are still finding new ways to reach greater heights. With a dedicated team of professionals working towards a common goal, I am confident that we will continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in consulting and recruitment in Pittsburgh.

It’s been an incredible ride, and I’m eager to continue working with all of you in the coming years.

With deep gratitude,

Colin Powell

CEO, Pinnacle Consulting & Recruitment

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