About Xtra Effort Solutions

Since 2001, Xtra Effort Solutions, a contingency based recruiting firm, has been helping technology-centric companies identify and hire hundreds of Sales, Sales Engineers and Professional Service employees. These employees are selling and delivering millions of dollars in revenue.

Clients appreciate our leadership team’s previous experience in direct sales and service roles within technology companies and consulting organizations, including start-ups. The result is a more informed process of understanding — and documenting — client hiring requirements and candidate profiles.

Xtra Effort frequently receives feedback “that we are different” because of our industry knowledge and collaborative process.

Please let us know how Xtra Effort can help you.

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Mark Rodman, Founder and President
Mark has over twenty years’ sales and sales management experience in the Information Technology industry. His career includes experience with data processing services, hardware, package software solutions, custom application development, I.T. staff augmentation, and e-business consulting services. Noteworthy previous employers include ADP, NCR, CIBER, and USWeb.Mark has achieved the prestigious Presidents Club in many different roles throughout his career, for he always ranked among the top performers.Mark is married to Kristy, and has two children in college Ben and Sophie. Mark is an honors graduate of the School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mark has participated in fundraising for the Jimmy Fund, ALS, and the homeless. Hobbies include hiking, cycling of all kinds, cross-country skiing, and folk, blues, and jazz listening.

Team Members:

Erin Chace
Erin Chace

Senior Recruiter with eight years of experience direct sourcing, cold calling, offer negotiation, closing, and building strong working relationships with client executive management and candidates. Skilled at building solid partnerships with organizational leaders and key stakeholders to identify job specifications, qualifications, and talent for open requisitions. Able to lead the recruiting process and partner with hiring managers to attract, engage, and select top talent.


  • Direct Sourcing
  • Cold Calling
  • Offer Negotiation
  • Closing
  • Job Profiling
  • Candidate Matching
  • Talent Searching
  • Business Development

Actively listens to both clients and candidates to understand career goals and business objectives. Able to see beyond the job description and resume to find the right fit for all parties. This results in the client finding the right fit and reducing costly hiring mistakes and the candidate reaching their next career goal.

Also, possesses extensive knowledge of creative and innovative sourcing techniques to identify key talent. And, develops and maintains a network of contacts and community resources to help identify a qualified and diverse candidate pool.