Management Team

Jim Iden, CPC and CEO

Jim IdenJim Iden is a Certified Personnel Consultant who has spent his career in the search recruiting and contract staffing profession. Operations have included legal, engineering, HSE, accounting and finance, sales management and health care specialties. 
Spending the first part of his career as a Principal Founding Partner of Richard, Wayne and Roberts Recruiting Specialist and Carlton Staffing, its contract temporary division, his responsibilities ranged from specialty start ups to operations management. 
In 1996, leaving his 17 year partnership, Jim formed Staff Search Recruiting, growing this firm to a six branch contract and direct hire operation.

His current focus with Wayne Russell Search Consultants is providing direct hire and contract recruitment services. As one of the founding Principals, he is committed to long term business recruitment solutions for clients, while providing Candidate advisement to help maximize their career success.

Jim is a native Houstonian and a BBA graduate from Sam Houston State University.



Russell Naylor, MBA, CPA, CMA and President

Russ NaylorRussell has 12 years of recruiting experience combined with more than 15 years of broad industry experience.  He has leadership and recruiting experience, both domestically and internationally, in litigation, project development, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, energy trading, power production, engineering, accounting, finance and tax.

Russell began his professional career with two years in public accounting. He then joined Illinova and served as the Investor Relations Director and Division Controller for their Independent Power Production subsidiary.  He was also engaged as Business Developer for their Latin American projects, providing leadership with the mergers and acquisitions in South America. After the merger of Dynegy and Illinova, Russell was retained as the controller for the power division. 
Russell has a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy and an MBA - (Finance). He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

Over the last 20+ years Russell has built an effective national network that has allowed him to be very successful in helping our clients find superior candidates. Russell works with a high degree of ethics and honesty, and feels that that is the only way to maintain long-term, professional relationships.