why raider search
We realize we are not the only recruiters out there. Why choose Raider Search? You. We focus on you. And our network of 27,000+ accounting and finance professionals helps.
Every decision counts. We understand how important it is to find the right hire or the right career opportunity to advance your career. Turnover not only costs companies money but can negatively impact a professional’s resume. We work with you honestly, every step of the way to ensure employers and professionals find a perfect fit for their skill sets, personality, and long-term career aspirations.
When you know more than your recruiter does, you have a problem. We pride ourselves on our understanding of both accounting and finance and professional staffing in the Cleveland market. With over 20 years of direct experience in public accounting and recruiting, we aim to be your go-to staffing and career development consultant. We provide honest feedback and expert insight into the local market’s hiring trends. We are more than just a “headhunter”, we are your hiring partner.
We know people. Are you evaluating new talent or job opportunities locally in Cleveland? Great! We can help. Perhaps your current search for a new CFO isn’t working? Have you considered evaluating professionals from across the country? At Raider Search we work with an extensive network of accounting and finance professionals locally in Cleveland and nationally through the American Association of Finance and Accounting.
Did you know Raider Search is the sole Cleveland affiliate of the American Association of Finance and Accounting?
Mount Union (Undergrad)
John Carroll & Eastern Michigan (Post-grad)
Masters in Education
Coaching Football (Defensive Coordinator) North Royalton High School
Favorite Thing About Cleveland
Cleveland Sports, Metroparks & the People!
A 20 year Northeast Ohio Accounting & Finance Recruiting Veteran, Ray Camma, rebranded his business as Raider Search in 2016. Ray had previously spent 18 years as a partner and founder of eSearch.
In January 2017, Ray was joined by Chaz Hixen, a former AAFA affiliate. Chaz is a native Northeast Ohioan and experienced Accounting & Finance Recruiter. He recently started Hixen Search Group, a Raider Search affiliate and stays remained in the Northeast Ohio market representing Raider Search.
In September 2017, Ray & Chaz welcomed Kenneth Pettis to Raider Search as their Director of Recruiting. Kenneth has made an immediate impact on their ability to serve clients.
Ray is a Northeast Ohio native with a passion for the area. He’s been active in FEI (Financial Executives International) and IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) as well as with many other professional organizations and associations.
Ray is the Defensive Coordinator for the North Royalton High School football team. Go Bears!
He’s been coaching football for 17 years and has coached at Mount Union, John Carroll and Eastern Michigan University as well as at the Junior High level.
Ray is a director in the American Association of Finance and Accounting, ‘AAFA’. Raider Search is the exclusive Northeast Ohio AAFA member. AAFA member firms are held to strict business practice guidelines and undergo ongoing review for quality of business processes.
The Ohio State University
Volunteers & the President of Board for the Huckleberry House
A Cleveland native, Chaz Hixen moved to Columbus in 2002 to pursue his dreams and become an expert Accounting and Finance Recruiter. You may be asking yourself, “Hold up. Who graduates high school with the aspirations of recruiting?” Okay no, but he did move to Columbus to attend the Ohio State University and earn a degree in Accounting. After college, Chaz stayed in Columbus working for a large regional public accounting firm within assurance where he assisted large, privately held and publicly traded companies with external audit, financial statement reviews, and M&A due diligence.
After working within public accounting for a few years, Chaz decided it was time for a change. In 2008, Chaz joined a large recruiting agency where he was introduced to the accounting and finance talent acquisition industry. He has been a recruiter ever since! Since transitioning from public accounting, Chaz has applied his knowledge and network within accounting and finance to each retained, direct hire or interim search he works on.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Business Management & Marketing
Favorite Thing About Cleveland
Attending Cavs games
Originally wanted to…
Play in the NFL
Favorite 90’s Jam
Space Jam by Quad City DJ’s
Kenneth Pettis, PRC
A graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Kenneth Pettis joined Raider Search in September 2017 as Director of Recruitment. Kenneth was introduced to the recruiting industry in 2014 when he joined Maxim Healthcare Services. He instantly fell in love with the industry. After leaving Maxim, he joined a boutique accounting and finance recruitment agency in Columbus, OH before being introduced to Raider Search by one of the firms principals, Chaz Hixen.Kenneth, PRC, is dedicated to assisting accounting and finance professionals in the Northeast Ohio area with not only identifying great job opportunities within their field but great career opportunities. He enjoys the challenge associated with identifying the “right” opportunities for the candidates he works with. A former college athlete, Kenneth demonstrates a truly unique commitment to both the professionals he works with as well as the Raider Search team. Kenneth is a published author and routinely speaks around the Cleveland area on leadership and the importance of goal setting. In his spare time – or as he puts it “What free time?” – Kenneth can be found building his professional network at various social events and networking opportunities around Cleveland. We told you he was dedicated. He can also be found playing pick-up sports and attending Cavs games.