About Us

About Us

Phil Chappel is the founder, senior recruiter and president. For over 30 years, he has been a trusted partner in search, recruitment, and placement. We have a track record of providing exceptional results and bring integrity and a personal touch to all searches. Long-term relationships with many organizations have led us to become a partner and an extension of their companies. We have successfully worked with all size and stage companies from start-up to Fortune 500.

Services offered: contingency search, retainer search, engagement (container) search, contract staffing and consulting. Our firm and our partners are also available to provide recruiting, staffing or project work on an hourly basis.

Areas of specialization include:

  • Software
  • Engineering
  • Sales, Business Development, Applications, Product Management, Technical Marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Management

A partial list of industries served:

  • security, InfoSec, Cyber Security, information assurance
  • wireless, mobile, communications, networking, RF
  • electronics, semiconductors, high-performance computing (HPC)
  • aerospace, defense, DHS, government
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT, Machine Learning
  • optics, video, imaging, photonics
  • automotive, ADAS, LiDAR
  • Cloud Computing, Internet, SaaS, PaaS
  • Big Data, Analytics
  • alternative and renewable energy
  • banking, insurance, finance, health, medical, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology
  • eDiscovery, Backup & Recovery
  • instrumentation, medical devices, controls
  • consumer and industrial/commercial products

Some of the titles and technologies we are well-qualified to search for include:

  • Software Engineering- embedded, C, C++, Linux, Unix, device drivers, kernel, real-time, Windows, cyber, network security, firmware, applications, HPC, robotics, multithreaded/multiprocessor/parallel programming, AI, machine learning, IoT, imaging, digital signal processing, test, SQA, audio, Java, C#.Net, Android, iOS, full-stack
  • Electronics Engineers- hardware design, digital, ASIC, HPC, analog, FPGA, RF, verification, video, optics, test
  • Systems Engineering- Cyber, RF, wireless/mobile, networking, test
  • Sales- All levels in software, services, hardware, technology products
  • Engineering/Manufacturing- Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Packaging Engineering, Materials, Process Engineering, Quality Assurance, Test Engineering
  • Support- DevOps, Systems Administration, Networking, Technicians


P. Chappel Associates is a member-owner of NPAworldwide, the worldwide recruiting network. This allows us to successfully utilize our vast local expertise while having a presence and resources across the globe.