In the Spring of 2004, Charlie Dougherty launched Cornerstone Recruiting, a company built upon the philosophy that it is an extension of each client’s team. Cornerstone transcends the typical vendor, offering customized recruiting solutions and targeting working professionals with sterling histories that clients would not reach through mainstream recruiting channels.
As leader of Cornerstone’s recruiting strategies, Charlie is responsible for hiring, training, and managing recruiters. In addition to maintaining routine business operations, he often leads the way recruiting for high-level executive searches and is instrumental in developing innovative marketing strategies that target passive job seekers.
Charlie began a career in the commercial construction industry at an early age, working throughout high school and college for a distinguished DC area general contractor. The skills he gained there proved invaluable when he began recruiting construction, skilled trades, and engineering positions for a multi-billion dollar, privately owned staffing firm.
Later he joined one of the largest building services and building operations companies in the DC region as Senior Recruiter. This job taught him the complexities of staffing large government projects on short notice, and honed his skills in full life-cycle recruiting.
Time spent in each industry has afforded Charlie a rare perspective on corporate staffing challenges and the needs of the general labor force. As a strategic business partner to many corporate operations teams, Charlie has gained the experience necessary to address today’s most pressing obstacles in recruiting. His tenacity and proficiency have earned him numerous accolades and he is consistently recognized as a top performer in his field.
To supplement his many years in corporate HR, Charlie obtained his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. He has a clear understanding of the discrepancies between a company’s staffing needs and the actual services it receives from traditional recruitment firms. His knowledge and expertise are a potent combination for tackling these issues.
Charlie is married to his beautiful wife Heather and has three lovely daughters with another on the way. When not working or with his family Charlie can be found outdoors where he enjoys working on his farm, hunting, fishing, hiking or anything else that involves being outside.