Rudi Bellinazzo

Rudi Bellinazzo is leading CER’s recruitment, staffing and business development strategy for clients/candidates alike. Rudi has 20+ years industry experience as an accounting and finance professional.

Rudi has been in the executive search, recruitment and staffing industry since 1999. He worked for the executive search team of one of the largest international search and staffing firms before leaving in 2002 to begin his entrepreneurial journey with CER. Prior to 1999, Rudi worked hands-on in various capacities in the accounting and finance profession from staff to controller level within Fortune 500 publicly traded and medium sized privately held companies.

Rudi continues to develop and manages numerous client relationships across an array of industries ranging from early stage and pre-IPO organizations to multi-national corporations (up to $125B in annual revenues) and Fortune companies. His specialty recruitment experience includes roles within (but not limited to) – finance/accounting, strategy/corporate development, information technology, human resources/talent acquisition, manufacturing/operations and sales/marketing.

Rudi’s personal and educational experiences are multi-cultural; parents from Italy and Liberia and grew up and traveled extensively on both the European and African continents. Despite this, after 25+ years of living and working in Oregon, Rudi does consider it home. Rudi is a graduate of the University of Portland with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Rudi enjoys sports activities, travel, movies, international cuisine, wine, and is an avid sports fan (NCAA, NBA and World Cup Soccer). Rudi also spends quality time with his family that includes a beautiful black lab that is so wonderfully affectionate to everyone who meets her.

Rudi Bellinazzo
Director of Recruiting & Staffing

David Wilkins

I have worked with Rudi for 13 years now. Rudi placed me at my current position and we have had many other placements hired through Rudi. Rudi has always been a great coach and provider of quality people. I consider him a quality friend and associate and would recommend him to anyone.

David Wilkins, CFO at Rockford Pipeline Corporation

2016-12-19T22:52:44+00:00

David Wilkins, CFO at Rockford Pipeline Corporation

I have worked with Rudi for 13 years now. Rudi placed me at my current position and we have had many other placements hired through Rudi. Rudi has always been a great coach and provider of quality people. I consider him a quality friend and associate and would recommend him to anyone.

Ross Guthrie

I have worked with Rudi Bellinazzo both as an applicant and as a manager recruiting for open positions. I have found Rudi to be professional, knowledgeable, and very experienced in the staffing profession. Rudi is willing to go the extra mile to ensure a placement is a good fit for both the applicant and the hiring organization, and to make the process as smooth as possible. I have the strong sense that Rudi is not only very good at what he does, but personally enjoys helping candidates and organizations find a match. I would have no hesitations in recommending Rudi.

Ross Guthrie, Director of Financial Accounting at Northwest Pipe Company

2016-12-19T23:03:30+00:00

Ross Guthrie, Director of Financial Accounting at Northwest Pipe Company

I have worked with Rudi Bellinazzo both as an applicant and as a manager recruiting for open positions. I have found Rudi to be professional, knowledgeable, and very experienced in the staffing profession. Rudi is willing to go the extra mile to ensure a placement is a good fit for both the applicant and the hiring organization, and to make the process as smooth as possible. I have the strong sense that Rudi is not only very good at what he does, but personally enjoys helping candidates and organizations find a match. I would have no hesitations in recommending Rudi.

Karen Rasmussen

I met Rudi four years ago to discuss ways that we could work together and we have kept in touch. I find his ability to connect with and understand others to be a natural gift for him. His positive attitude, enthusiasm and ability to link people with positions are effective and refreshing. I would recommend Rudi as a business partner without hesitation.

Karen Rasmussen, CPA, CFO/VP at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 

2016-12-19T23:17:54+00:00

Karen Rasmussen, CPA, CFO/VP at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 

I met Rudi four years ago to discuss ways that we could work together and we have kept in touch. I find his ability to connect with and understand others to be a natural gift for him. His positive attitude, enthusiasm and ability to link people with positions are effective and refreshing. I would recommend Rudi as a business partner without hesitation.

Joacim Trybom

I have used Rudi to fill positions several times and he offers great candidates that are well screened and great fits to our needs. He is the no-sales pitch and no BS kind of recruiter that delivers high quality candidates consistently without a need to additional screening. Overall a great experience and a recruiter we will use again and again.

Joacim Trybom, Director of Internal Audit at Univar

2016-12-19T22:53:37+00:00

Joacim Trybom, Director of Internal Audit at Univar

I have used Rudi to fill positions several times and he offers great candidates that are well screened and great fits to our needs. He is the no-sales pitch and no BS kind of recruiter that delivers high quality candidates consistently without a need to additional screening. Overall a great experience and a recruiter we will use again and again.

Korede Alabi

Rudi is a tireless worker who focuses on getting the right results for his clients. He is very professional and personable at the same time.

Korede Alabi, Vice President of Corporate Finance at Omega Morgan

2016-12-19T22:57:10+00:00

Korede Alabi, Vice President of Corporate Finance at Omega Morgan

Rudi is a tireless worker who focuses on getting the right results for his clients. He is very professional and personable at the same time.

Jennifer Henry

In the past, I was leery of recruiters. Rudi changed my view. He was personable, funny, professional, honest and timely. He takes the time to know his clients, both the hiring and hiree, and creates the best match for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rudi and will definitely use him again in the future. Thanks Rudi

Jennifer Henry, Sourcing Manager at Blount International

2016-12-19T23:14:38+00:00

Jennifer Henry, Sourcing Manager at Blount International

In the past, I was leery of recruiters. Rudi changed my view. He was personable, funny, professional, honest and timely. He takes the time to know his clients, both the hiring and hiree, and creates the best match for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rudi and will definitely use him again in the future. Thanks Rudi

Richard Nixon

I have known Rudi for over 10 years and I recommend him for trust, knowledge and readiness. From both sides of the hiring experience (whether being the hiring manager or candidate) I can trust the confidentiality of the partnership. He stuck by the agreement made between both parties before undergoing the search/hiring process; keep all parties updated and remained flexible due to the possibility changes. It is more about the job fit and hiring experience for Rudi and the financial rewards will come afterwards.

Richard Nixon, MBA, Vice President of Finance at ProTech Industries

2016-12-19T23:06:46+00:00

Richard Nixon, MBA, Vice President of Finance at ProTech Industries

I have known Rudi for over 10 years and I recommend him for trust, knowledge and readiness. From both sides of the hiring experience (whether being the hiring manager or candidate) I can trust the confidentiality of the partnership. He stuck by the agreement made between both parties before undergoing the search/hiring process; keep all parties updated and remained flexible due to the possibility changes. It is more about the job fit and hiring experience for Rudi and the financial rewards will come afterwards.

Peter Kwong

I worked with Rudi as a client when I was corporate controller in private industry. We did four direct hires from him and they were all great candidates. Rudi is very attentive to the candidates that match your requirements and personality. This has made him extremely successful and I would gladly use him again if our firm was looking for any experienced candidates.

Peter Kwong, Audit Shareholder at Perkins & Company, P.C.

2016-12-19T23:21:30+00:00

Peter Kwong, Audit Shareholder at Perkins & Company, P.C.

I worked with Rudi as a client when I was corporate controller in private industry. We did four direct hires from him and they were all great candidates. Rudi is very attentive to the candidates that match your requirements and personality. This has made him extremely successful and I would gladly use him again if our firm was looking for any experienced candidates.

Nicolaas Leep

Rudi was recruiting for the position that I am currently holding, and he contacted me to see if I was possibly interested at the time. His explanation of both the position and the work environment were both spot on, and I have to say I am extremely pleased with the result, even after two years have passed.

Nicolaas Leep, Technical Accounting Manager at Tektronix

2016-12-19T23:16:01+00:00

Nicolaas Leep, Technical Accounting Manager at Tektronix

Rudi was recruiting for the position that I am currently holding, and he contacted me to see if I was possibly interested at the time. His explanation of both the position and the work environment were both spot on, and I have to say I am extremely pleased with the result, even after two years have passed.

Will Leonard

Rudi found me my dream job from 2,000 miles away and made me smile the whole time. What more can I say?

Will Leonard, Director of Advisory Services at KPMG 

2016-12-19T23:12:20+00:00

Will Leonard, Director of Advisory Services at KPMG 

Rudi found me my dream job from 2,000 miles away and made me smile the whole time. What more can I say?

Allan Ordway

Rudi and his team provided excellent staffing support for the SAP Implementation at ESI. They were able to provide qualified candidates quickly and were able to work with ESI's unique requirements. They also successfully supported us with several contractors with our Finance and Accounting team. They are easy to work with and are highly recommended.

Allan Ordway, TA Specialist at Cisco Systems 

2016-12-19T23:22:34+00:00

Allan Ordway, TA Specialist at Cisco Systems 

Rudi and his team provided excellent staffing support for the SAP Implementation at ESI. They were able to provide qualified candidates quickly and were able to work with ESI's unique requirements. They also successfully supported us with several contractors with our Finance and Accounting team. They are easy to work with and are highly recommended.

Sam Boucot

I really value my friendship with Rudi. Four years ago we were introduced. At our first meeting Rudi took the time to get to know me and has consistently looked for good positions that have a long-term future. I cannot think of another recruiter who works as hard as Rudi.

Sam Boucot, Senior Business Analyst at UTi Worldwide, Inc.

2016-12-19T23:13:15+00:00

Sam Boucot, Senior Business Analyst at UTi Worldwide, Inc.

I really value my friendship with Rudi. Four years ago we were introduced. At our first meeting Rudi took the time to get to know me and has consistently looked for good positions that have a long-term future. I cannot think of another recruiter who works as hard as Rudi.