Matching Top Professionals with Employers in the Memphis, TN Metro Area



Reaction Search International has been providing clients with executive search recruitment services for more than 20 years. Throughout our history, we have consistently delivered top-notch candidates to our clients. Sales recruiting is the cornerstone of RSI’s executive search recruiter services. RSI has been involved with recruiting and placing job candidates ranging from corporate sales executives to staffing national sales forces for Fortune 500 companies. Hundreds of companies – both nationally and internationally – have trusted RSI to build their teams of elite executives. Put your trust in RSI – let them find the right executives for your company today!


At Reaction Search International, we want to help you find the top-notch executives and talent that will allow your company to perform to its maximum potential. Our mission is to assist employers in the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area in connecting with high quality professionals across a variety of industries. RSI utilizes a national network of executive search recruiters located in major cities across the country that know how to find the best candidates for individual client needs. In fact, many of our recruiting experts are industry insiders who have worked in the fields in which they now recruit talent.

With their extensive knowledge of the industries we service, and the many connections they have with the key players and characteristics of the field, our recruiters are adept in delivering superior candidates that, when placed, will begin contributing to your company immediately. No matter the size of your firm – and no matter the position you’re looking to fill – RSI’s elite staff of executive recruiters can find the high-quality candidates you need, when you need them. With RSI’s network of executive search recruiters in Memphis, Tennessee, you can take your company to levels of success you didn’t know were possible.


Through in-depth candidate reviews, stringent evaluations and targeting interviews, RSI’s talented team of recruiters can identify, evaluate and source talent that will help you surpass your competition in innovation, strategies and leadership. RSI’s Memphis Executive Search professionals are best suited to finding executive candidates in Memphis’s foremost industries, including transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, food products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

RSI recruits top executives from around the country in a wide range of professions, including: Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Banking, Board and CEO Services, Computer Hardware, Construction, Consulting, Consumer Products, Computer Software and Hardware, Education, Energy & Utilities, Entertainment & Sports, Financial Services, Food Products, Government, Human Resources, Health Care, Hospitality & Tourism, Insurance, Industrial, Internet & New Media, Legal, Journalism & Publishing, Marketing, Manufacturing, Medical Device, Non-Profit, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Retail & Apparel, Sales, Technology, Telecommunications and Transportation.


At RSI, we provide our Memphis, Tennessee customers with a plethora of recruitment services. At Reaction Search International, we know that people are the heart of any business, and that it is vital to be respectful, professional, empathic and patient with our clients and candidates in order to better council and guide them. It is also important, perhaps even more so, to be remembered and relevant. The only way to be remembered and relevant is to be in regular contact with clients and potential clients. In order to be relevant, memorable and successful all at once, our executive recruiters use our developed database, their market expertise and, most importantly, conversations, connections and collaboration to provide you with the most suitable executive candidate for your manager, director, VP and C-level position.


Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Reaction Search minimizes the risks associated with recruiting a new employee. Our recruiting experts conduct in-depth candidate reviews to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. We conduct extensive background and reference checks. When we send you a candidate, we do so with the utmost confidence that the candidate meets your criteria and would be an asset to your organization.

Memphis, Tennessee – Executive Search Consultants

This is a list of the 2012 Fortune 500 Companies in the Memphis metropolitan area. All three of these companies are located in Memphis. The city’s largest company, FedEx, is also the area’s largest employer.

However, just because Memphis is the home of only two Fortune 500 companies, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have major companies that operate out of this hub city. Leading Memphis corporations that attract top-notch executives include:

  • Evergreen Packaging
  • FedEx
  • Pinnacle Airlines Corp.
  • First Horizon
  • Auto Zone
  • Perkins and Marie Calendar’s
  • Wright Medical Group


RSI’s Executive Recruiting and Executive Headhunting services can best suit those executives looking for a premier Memphis Executive Consulting Firm.


RSI, the leading Memphis Executive Search Firm, understands the Memphis, Tennessee market for executives and managers looking to be a part of the team of some of the nation’s top companies. When companies come to us for executive staffing needs in Memphis, they are generally looking for a Transportation, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Financial, Food Products, Pharmaceuticals or Medical Device executive.


Memphis is located along the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, about 400 miles North of the Gulf of Mexico. The city’s climate is classified as “humid subtropical” with drastic swings in temperatures between summer and winter seasons.

In the summertime, daily Memphis temperatures average around 80°F with daily lows of 70° and highs of 90-95°. The highest recorded Memphis temperature was 108° in 1980. Humidity levels are slightly above average, at around 85% in the morning and 60% in the afternoon. Rainfall is about 4 inches per month in the summer. Late in the summer and in the fall, rainfall hits its lowest levels, at around 3 inches per month. Average wind speed is 7-8 mph, sunshine levels are around 75%, and 30% of days are completely clear of clouds. Thunderstorms can occur at any point in the year, but most likely they will happen in the spring. Accompanying these storms are hail, strong winds, flooding, lightning, and (sometimes) tornados.

In the wintertime, average Memphis temperatures drop to around 40° with daily lows of 30° and daily highs of 50-55°. The lowest recorded temperature in Memphis was -13° in 1963. Rainfall peaks around 6 inches in December and continues to fall at around 4-5 inches per month throughout the winter. Precipitation then hits 6 inches per month again in the spring. Humidity levels are around average, at 75-80% in the morning and 60-65% in the winter. Snow season typically lasts from December to March with snowfall peaking at around 2 inches in January. In addition, average wind speeds pick up (10-11 mph) and sunshine levels fall to 50%.

Things to Do…


Beale Street:

Beale Street is a historic street in downtown Memphis. It’s like a smaller version of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, but without as much glitz and glamour. Developer Robert Topp built Beale Street in 1841 and filled it with shops and restaurants. The western end of the street features older buildings, used as shops for merchants who traded along the Mississippi River. Today, blues clubs, theaters, shops, and restaurants make Beale Street a major tourist attraction. It has been called the “Birthplace of Blues.”

The Cotton Museum:

Memphis’ Cotton Museum is one of the city’s many museums worth checking out. It is located at 65 Union Avenue, at the former trading floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The Cotton Exchange was established in 1873 as a result of the massive cotton market in Memphis. The building’s trading floor closed in 1978 and is now home to the Cotton Museum. The Cotton Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of cotton and its influences on the development of the America’s Mid-South region. The cotton industry helped build Memphis as it did many American cities. The museum features interactive exhibits that tell the story of cotton, from crop to fabric.

Mud Island:

Mud Island is not really an island. It is a peninsula between Wolf River Harbor and the Mississippi River, 1.2 miles from the coast of Memphis’ downtown. It is home to Mississippi River Park, Mississippi River Museum, Harbor Town, and an amphitheater. The park includes bike trails, pedal boats and recreational rafts. The museum, like the park, is free. It contains exhibits that focus on the history of the lower Mississippi Valley. It also houses a full-scale replica steamboat. Harbor Town is a collection of single-family homes and apartment complexes. This area in northern Mud Island also features running trails and benches overlooking Mississippi River. Finally, the amphitheater is a 5,000-seat outdoor theater that has been used for summer music concerts since the 1980s.


Graceland is the most visited site in Memphis. It is a large, white-columned mansion on a 13.8-acre estate that was home to Elvis Presley. The 1939 colonial revival building is located about 9 miles south of Memphis’ downtown. Elvis purchased the Graceland property in 1957, after he started to become famous. He died there in 1977 and he, his parents, and his grandmother are buried in Graceland’s “Meditation Garden.” Since 1982 the mansion has served as a museum, dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll. It receives about 600,000 visitors a year, many of whom are die-hard fans of the King. This National Historic Landmark is the third most visited private estate in the US, behind the White House and North Carolina’s Biltmore Estate.

Lorraine Motel:

In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel. This occurred the day after King delivered his I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech at Memphis’ Mason Temple. James Earl Ray was later convicted of King’s murder and sentenced to life in prison where, in 1998, he died of hepatitis C. The hotel is located south of downtown, in an area now known as South Main Arts District. In 1991 the motel became the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. The museum contains police and evidence files from the assassination, including the rifle and fatal bullet that killed King.

Sun Studio:

Sun Studio is a historic recording studio on Union Avenue in Memphis, home to the Sun Record Company. Rock pioneer Sam Philips opened the studio in 1950 under the name Memphis Recording service. Much of the studios success can be attributed to the waves of talented musicians that came through its doors throughout the years. In the mid to late 1950s, Sun Records signed recording contracts with artists such as Johnny Cash, BB King, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin’ Wolf, Cal Perkins, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, and most importantly Elvis Presley. In the 1960s Philips moved into the radio business and Sun Studio was sold to an auto parts store. In 1987 the building was converted back into a recording studio and produced albums for well-known artists such as U2, Def Leppard, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, and Ringo Starr. Today, Sun Studio is a National Historic Landmark and a popular Memphis tourist attraction.

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