Where we are from

Since our founding in 2002, Energy Recruiters has successfully supported hundreds of businesses in building their Leadership Teams.  Energy Recruiters first Clients were petroleum marketers and convenience retailers.  As our relationships and reputation grew, we invested in people and processes while expanding the base of Clients to include integrated oil companies, merchant refiners, pipeline & terminaling companies, trading houses, and consumer product goods suppliers.  Today our Core Focus continues to be the Downstream Commercial and Manufacturing sectors of the transportation fuels & lubricants supply chain.

Our Heritage extends much further than 2002 though.  Our roots in the energy industry began in the 1960’s.  Energy Recruiter’s founder, Chris McAuliffe, began his career as a full-service station attendant at a Tenneco Oil convenience store.  Chris invested the next 28 years serving Tenneco and various subsidiaries through cultivating industry relationships and growing successful convenience retail & commercial wholesale businesses. 

After Tenneco divested their downstream energy businesses in 1989, Chris continued his leadership career path with Kerr-McGee, Golden Gallon, and Irving Oil.  Chris retired as Chief Executive Officer of Irving Oil’s US business and founded Energy Recruiters in 2002. 

Jason McAuliffe joined Energy Recruiters in 2004 to serve our Clients in the Western US, Hawaii, and Alaska.  On January 1, 2009 Jason became President & CEO of the first and only second-generation Executive Search Firm serving our industries.