Leadership: Mark Crist

Office: 864-271-2212

Mark is the Managing Director of PinPoint Solutions and leads the contingency search division for the company.  He has worked in the Executive Search industry since 1995.  He spent the first 10 years of his career with the professional recruiting division of Spherion Corporation.  Starting out as a Researcher he then progressed into Executive Recruitment and Account Management roles before eventually becoming the Managing Director for Spherion’s Professional Services operation in Greenville, SC.  Mark left Spherion after 10 years to join PinPoint Solutions in 2005 to develop the contingency recruiting capability of the firm.  He now runs his own desk in addition to managing the contingency recruiting team.  Mark has placed professionals from the individual contributor level up to senior vice president and he has worked across a wide variety of industries during his time in the recruiting industry.  His primary focus now is to lead the company’s effort to continue to develop and grow in the medical device, clinical diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.  He has has spent much of the last 5 years doing a significant amount of work in this space.  Mark has his BSBA from Ohio State University and an MBA from Clemson University.  Mark is married with two children.  He is an avid college  football and basketball fan.  Go Bucks!  He also enjoys playing guitar and bass and is a bass player in a local blues/classic rock band in his free time (www.itchyandthechiggers.com).


Elisa Edmondson

Office: 864-312-6421

Elisa Edmondson began her career with PinPoint Solutions in July of 2015 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Furman University. Elisa initially supported PinPoint’s partnership with a Fortune 500 company to augment marketing and hiring activity primarily through social media. Thereafter, Elisa moved to the Contingency group with PinPoint.

Elisa was born in Tokyo, Japan and lived in Philadelphia before moving to Greenville. When not at the office, Elisa can be found enjoying the outdoors. She is also passionate about working with children and building on her languages. Please be sure to join Elisa’s network on LinkedIn; she looks forward to connecting with you.

As one of the pillars of the United States economy, the food and beverage industry continues to grow and expand with new consumers and new products. Global logistics and distribution, FDA regulations in food processing, shifting trends in consumption, and the need for cost-effective, convenient packaging are some of the interconnecting forces that present unique challenges as well as changes to this industry. These aforementioned forces involve key players across all functions to ensure organizational success- from Finance to Supply Chain to Production Management. PinPoint’s functional experts proactively identify trends within the industry to source quality talent for our clients’ openings.

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Highlighted Searches

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Filled Searches

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