Testimonials

“We have used Trent Lastinger and Associates for our high priority executive level searches. Their strength lies in their ability to leverage their relationships and industry knowledge in identifying the right fit for our organization. Our VP of Sales & Marketing, Director of Sales for Clinical lab and VP of Quality/Regulatory/Clinical Affairs, were all recruited exclusively through Lastinger Associates. These individuals have had an impact in our company. For all of our high priority searches, I will again retain Lastinger Associates.”
Petros Tsipouras, Chairman and CEO, Ikonisys

I have known Trent Lastinger personally for over 10 years.  He is a very warm person with great people skills and an almost infectious enthusiasm for life.  I have confidence in his integrity and commitment to quality in everything he does.  Two thumbs up!
Larry L. Dickey, MD, MPH Chief, Office of Clinical Preventive Medicine, California Department of Health Care Services

“I have worked with Trent on several occasions. In addition to being a business focused, goal oriented person he is very easy to work with on both a personal and professional level. All that aside, he delivers – on time, on budget, and in a professional, ethical manner – which is the most important attribute I look for, and the highest compliment I can pay to anyone.”
Paul White, President, Ikonisys

“Trent and his team did a great job on a a few difficult searches. We gave him more work due to the results he produced and he continued to find great talent. He gets to know the company, has technical competency to be thorough find the right match and he follows through on his commitments. I also appreciate the metrics he provides on his own performance. Stellar work! I can highly recommend him.”
Brenda Rogers, Vice President HR, Perlegen

“Trent worked closely with me when I transitioned to a new position. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering the next step in his or her career. I trusted Trent throughout the recruiting process. He demonstrated integrity and professionalism; qualities that I believe are essential in this role.”
Jason Alter, VP of Marketing, Aureon

“I have worked with Trent on both ends of the recruiting spectrum, both as a means to find a job, and as an experienced professional who helped to build my sales team. Trent is an excellent recruiter because he listens and understands your needs, knows and understands the healthcare industry, and knows how to screen and pick great talent. He has an impressive book of contacts and exposure in the healthcare marketplace, especially in diagnostics and biotech sectors. I value Trent’s knowledge and opinion about the industry and I will continue to use him throughout my career. . . . You should too!”
Keith Milkiewicz, Vice President of Sales

“Trent is a true professional in his field. His follow-up is as amazing, as his attention to detail. I have never had anyone provide the level of service in making sure I fit the requirements for the position he was hired to fill and to promote my credentials to his client. He personally maintained close contact at every step and made recommendations that he thought would be helpful. He is even following up after the position was awarded to make sure everything was satisfactory! I would use Trent’s services when I have a requirement to grow our sales force most assuredly.”
Gene Davis, Director of Government Accounts, Asterand

“Trent is passionate about his business and it was contagious during our phone conversations. He has a level of energy unmatched by others I have worked with in his industry. I highly recommend Trent and wish him great success.”
Bob Smietanski, National Sales Manager, CSI Laboratories

“In the years that I have known Trent, I have found him to be one of the most dedicated professionals I know. His energy, enthusiasm, and passion for his job is unsurpassable. His ability to cultivate strong relationships contributes to his success. Trent has a true talent in identifying and matching the right people with the right company. He is truly an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Kosal Williamson, Regional Manager of Business Development, US LABS/DIANON

“Trent has been a trusted business associate for many years. He has helped me over and over again with his knowledge and perseverance. The upbeat attitude that he exudes is a real asset when trying to work through difficult situations.”
Gary Gorny, National Sales Director, US Labs

“I have worked with Trent for several years. Up until this year, my experience has been as an employer hiring Trent to fill sales positions. Throughout that entire time period, Trent took the time to learn exactly what my requirements were for each position and never once put a person in front of me that wasn’t a solid candidate. I recently made a job change after 7 years with the same employer. I was very happy in my previous position and was doing very well financially. However, Trent knew me and my background so well that I felt very comfortable when he approached me about the opportunity. The position fit me perfectly both professionally and personally. I am proud to state that I can now recommend Trent from all aspects. He is truly someone to partner with long term.”
Patty Sipes, Director of Sales, Ikonisys

“I have known Trent for a number of years, first being introduced to him in late 2004. Since then, I have developed a very good relationship with Trent and have had the opportunity to work with him on a number of different occasions. During this time, I have found Trent to be thorough and very professional. He has always dug deep to find that extra bit of information that makes the difference. As a consequence, I have always been very happy with the results that he has delivered.”
Jeff Otto, VP of Production Operations, Perlegen

“Trent is genuinely concerned about the success of each of his clients; and works diligently to place people in careers that match their abilities and allow them to thrive in their respective positions. Trent and I still converse regularly to discuss my progress and future career aspirations. It is without hesitation that I recommend Trent Lastinger to anyone who requires the services that he provides.”
Rob Zeli, Account Executive, Quest Diagnostics

“Trent is a pleasure to work with and goes above and beyond the call of duty to accomplish the tasks at hand. He is very personable and has an act towards building and maintaining long term relationships with his clients.”
Kari Van Den Elzen, Regional Sales Manager, Repromedix

“Trent was extremely helpful in helping me find a position. My company was bought out and he was very good at helping me through the transition, interview process and then matched a job that fit what I wanted. That is what I liked about Trent, he did not just throw you into interviews. He made sure it was the right fit for me and for the company. I would highly recommend Trent to anyone committed to their career. He is extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about this market. If I am ever in the need to look for another position he will be the only person I contact. Thanks again Trent for all your help.”
Drew Patterson, Territory Sales Manager, Laborie Medical

“I have hired Trent twice in the past 8 years. During both searches, Trent executed the entire process while involving family needs, my resume experience/strengths and what would be the best professional “fit” in order to achieve career advancement and financial stability. Net result, top sales performer and professional advancement in the first search and top sales performer with industry leading company in my present position. Both financial and career objectives have been/are being attained due to his initial efforts. His genuine concern, ethical approach and commitment to finding the right position are attributes that excel during the process. A very solid consultant and I will use him again.”
Doug Mattos, Regional Sales Manager, Clarient