Shelley Crooks

Company Founder

With nearly 12 years’ experience as a recruiter, Shelley continues to be an active student of the recruiting industry, diligently identifying new trends and techniques. She has trained, and continues to train, many new recruiters and is an ardent believer in the sound processes she has developed. She attributes these processes, as well as her team’s passion, to Palladian’s ongoing national recognition and success. Prior to founding Palladian West, Shelley worked for two outstanding recruiting firms, The RIO Group and Partners in Technology. After graduating from Hope College with degrees in French and German, Shelley spent two years on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching English to German-speaking students in Austria. Upon her return, Shelley worked in International Procurement for Herman Miller and later, Donnelly Corporation, where she developed the ability to assess company cultures and understand the dynamics of a good fit. Both of these skills are critical assets she is able to pass on to her clients and candidates. Shelley also spent time as a Project Director and Focus Group Moderator for the market research firm, Wirthlin Worldwide, where she learned how to carefully craft questions in order to obtain the most honest responses. She and her husband live in West Michigan.