Brooke Ziolo, President
Lighting Recruiter
Brooke is an executive recruiter in the lighting industry. She helps lighting manufacturers and lighting design firms hire industry specific talent to grow their companies.


Jim McGregor
Lighting Recruiter
Jim is an executive recruiter with a primary focus on residential lighting, lighting controls and ESCO's.


It’s certainly an understatement to say that this year has had many challenges. I never thought I’d be working at home, sharing a space with my husband while we juggle trying to get work done and simultaneously help our kids with school via Zoom! I’ve learned I’ll never make it as a teacher… kids don’t sit still and are only hungry when they have to be doing their Zoom meeting, and cats only meow when you’re on a call! But through this all I’ve had some amazing conversations with many of you in the Lighting industry this year and comforted that many companies are persevering. Egret is ending the year on par with 2019 and I couldn’t be any more grateful and thankful to everyone we’ve worked with this year. Thank you for putting up with the interruptions and continuing to support me and Egret, we wouldn’t be here with out you all. Happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

2020 has been a difficult year and I think we can all agree that is an understatement! So, to get a better idea how it has affected the electrical industry, we polled VP & C level contacts to see how they have changed their sales and marketing strategies to compensate. Here are the results:

Are customers more interested in solution or price?
53% find a solution is what customers are looking for most
13% said price is the main focus
34% said is a combination of both
Steffani McLean, VP of Sales  -  Grainger
Stephen Graham, Key Account Manager - Signify
Katherine Stekr, Senior Associate - HLB Lighting Design
Eddy Garcia, Associate - HLB Lighting Design
Vasudha Rathi, Senior Associate - HLB Lighting Design
Wanda Adams, VP Business Development - Energy Focus
Mikhail Zeltser Sr, VP Engineering & VDC - Power Design
Paul Sorvold, Director of Strategic Accounts - Acuity
Benoit Essiambre, Sr. Engineering Manager - GE Current

Michael Mahon, Regional Sales Manager - GE Current
Don Simmons, Chief Project Engineer - SteriLumen
Cody Powers, Regional Product Marketeer - Signify
Jose Velez, Technical Support Specialist - Livex Lighting
Kevin Pool, Regional Sales Engr - Touche Lighting Control
Matt McAnena, Regional Sales Director - Puro Lighting
Jason McCulloch, RSM - NAL Lighting Group
Amy Hansen, Regional Sales Manager - Axis Lighting
Todd Fiske, Chief Commerical Officer - Fulham
Stephen Cannato, National Sales Director - Lightology
Deb Zawodny, Business Development - GE Current
Tim Grygera, Regional Sales Manager - Apogee Lighting
Joshua Wheeler, Director of Growth & Development - Brandon Industries
Paul Murray, Business Development Specialist - Circa Lighting
Jordy Bradley, National Account Sales - American Wholesale Lighting
Lighting Fixture Manufacturers
Chief R&D Officer
Director of Project Management
Energy Auditor
Outdoor Lighting Manufacturer
Regional Sales Manager - specifiers
Outside Sales -end users
C & I Manufacturers
Territory Sales Manager (distributors)
Product Manager
Marketing Director - C&I Lighting Fixture Mfr.
Lighting Design Firms
Senior Lighting Designer - (Dubai)
Lighting Designer - MEP Firm
Regional Sales Manager - End Users
Regional Sales Manager Lighting Manufacturer
Electrical Distributor
National Accounts Manager