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Chad Pankake

Founding Partner

Chad Pankake, Founding Partner
Chad Pankake, Founding Partner

If anyone understands the importance of having a fulfilling career and a great work environment, it’s Chad Pankake. Whether he’s guiding people through the career transition process or finding the right candidate for a client, he knows that when recruiting is done well, everyone wins.

Since opening the doors of Affinity Search Partners in 2013, Chad has quickly established his company as a leading Nashville IT recruiting and talent placement agency. And with years of experience in the staffing field—including health care, technology, human resources, manufacturing, professional services, and entertainment—it’s no wonder why Chad is a sought-after career coach and recruiter.

Originally from Indiana, Chad has always been drawn to Nashville and loves everything about it—the people, music, food, and opportunity. And he continues to give back and support this thriving community through involvement with Midtown Fellowship Church, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the New Member Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board for World Relief Nashville’s REACH program, which helps eliminate employment barriers for refugees while helping them integrate into the American workforce.