About Us

Chris Ederer, Owner/Search Consultant

Chris EdererChris received his BA Economics and International Relations in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin Madison. For the next several years he was in a multi state sales position. In December of 1989 he joined a recruiting firm in Jeffersonville, IN. Within 5 years Chris earned multiple National Recruiting Awards that included (3) Recruiting Excellence awards, (2) Top 10 Consultants as well being part of the number one agency in the country for 1992. In August of 1995, James and Christopher was formed and subsequently moved to Wisconsin in 1996. Since then Chris has continued to earn multiple global awards to include Top Ten Consultant and Top FinanceNET importer. In 2003, Chris was ranked the number 2 individual recruiter in the world. Community activities include: President of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Club of Louisville; Cubmaster (3 yrs), Girls softball coach (4 summers) and Little League coach.

Since 2007, Chris has participated in multiple Sprint, Olympic and Half Iron Man triathlons and other physically demanding events such as the Toughmudder, Tyranena Beer Run and the Madison Marathon.

Chris has also earned his private pilot’s license and Instrument rating in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Pat Minick, Executive Recruiter

Pat MinickPat received his bachelor’sdegree in Production and Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1987, and then followed up with an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1995.

Pat has almost 30 years of experience in small to very large manufacturing companies, both public and private. He’s held a variety of leadership positions in supply chain, operations and general management with P&L responsibilities. Pat’s last position, prior to joining James and Christopher, was general manager of a $65 million business unit. Pat has also participated in the company sale process with 2 private equity deals.

In addition to spending time with family & friends, Pat likes mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing and hunting…..generally speaking, anything outdoors.

About James & Christopher

We are affiliated with two (of the three) major worldwide networks of professional recruiters (IPA and NPA) to greatly increase our candidate base. Combined, these two organizations comprise of approximately 3000 recruiters. Chris has been in leadership positions within both of these professional organizations, has organized many meetings and given presentations on subjects such as Recruiting Best Practices and Negotiations. James & Christopher has been rated in the top 40 agencies (NPA) in the world 5 of the last 7 years.

Network Details

For detailed NPA information please visit: http://www.npainc.com

  • Founded in Chicago in 1956, NPA is a member-owned cooperative of independent
    executive recruitment firms governed by an elected Board of Directors.
  • NPA has over 350 member offices (approximately 1,500 individual consultants) in 18 countries on 6 continents.
  • Member offices are located in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • In 2005, NPA members shared nearly US$9 million in split-fee revenue and over 5,700 job orders.
  • NPA is a generalist network; split placement activity occurs in virtually all industries, disciplines, and occupations.

For IPA information please visit: http://iparms.com/home/
Established in 1972 with only a handful of members, the IPA network of today extends across the United States and is represented by some of the best personnel and staffing firms in the nation. IPA's average member has over 10 years experience in the personnel industry and some can boast more than 40 years worth of expertise in finding the best candidates to fill a multitude of professional positions.

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International Partner
Offices in:

Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom

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I have known Chris for several years now and he is one of the best recruiters out there for senior level Executives. Chris has an exceptional network and he has the quality and skills to leverage his network to place top notch talents and grow his business. He not only understands his client needs to find right candidates, but he carries impressive knowledge and insights over various business functions.

I recently came to know one of his great qualities of being a good mentor and consultant. More importantly, Friendship & Relationship are extremely important to Chris and on many occasions, I have seen him going out of his way to help others even if he has to sacrifice his hard earned compensation.

I highly recommend Chris to anyone who is either in transition or is simply looking to fill critical talent in their organization, Chris is your answer.

Anees Mohammad
Chief Financial Officer
at Palladium Energy