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HeadHunters NW, the leading executive recruiting firm specializing in talent acquisition for the international small arms, shooting sports, and defense industries, presents the next episode of the HeadHunters NW Podcast. Hosted by Shaylene Keiner, President of HeadHunters NW, this segment features a captivating conversation with two key leaders from B5 Systems, Mark Keller, Executive Vice President, and Nick Ghilardi, Vice President of Sales.

Episode #022 delves into the remarkable growth and success of B5 Systems, a leading player in defense, aerospace, and commercial manufacturing of firearms accessories. Keiner expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “It’s always exciting to highlight great American manufacturing companies, and B5 Systems is recognized as one of the best defense contract manufacturers in the U.S.”

B5 Systems, acclaimed for its premium quality stocks and grips, has its furniture adorning firearms used by military personnel, law enforcement agencies, and firearms enthusiasts, illustrating their numerous OEM collaborations. According to Keiner, “B5, as an organization, embodies a wonderful culture that balances professionalism with a family feeling.” This podcast provides insights into the company’s achievements, challenges, and contributions to the industry through Keller and Ghilardi’s comments.

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“Please share the podcast with folks you know and people you think should consider working in our great community of freedom-loving, gun-carrying Americans,” Keiner added.

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About the HeadHunters NW Podcast

Please join the HeadHunters NW Podcast with HeadHunters NW President Shaylene Keiner as she talks with the leaders who inspire success in the small arms, shooting sports, and defense industries. Watch for an insider’s view of what makes the people and the companies they work for extraordinary. Meet leaders, learn about fantastic career opportunities, and discover the culture of today’s outdoor industry. Find the HeadHunters NW Podcast on AppleSpotify, iHeartRadioYouTube, or Google Podcasts. Please subscribe, listen, rate, and review. To learn more, visit

Episodes feature honest conversations with industry leaders exploring time-tested advice on succeeding in the firearms marketplace. Learn what type of talent the manufacturers, trade associations, and distributors who make up the industry are looking for and get insight into what it’s like to work here. Whether you’re a CEO looking for a capable VP to boost your brand, you need to add executives to your private equity firm or board of directors, or you are curious about your favorite firearm manufacturer, listen to learn how others have excelled in our industry. 

About HeadHunters NW

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HeadHunters NW recruits talent for international companies, Fortune 500 corporations, venture, and private equity groups, family-owned and privately held businesses, trade groups, and non-profits while uncovering talent for C-suite roles, vital management positions, board of director opportunities, and senior executives. Through tireless networking and exploring a wide variety of industries, functions, and regions, HeadHunters NW discovers distinguished, effective talent and places them in influential roles in the small arms, shooting sports, and defense industries. We know the people who will drive your objectives to the next level and can secure them swiftly and efficiently. You set the timeframe, and HeadHunters NW delivers the best talent for your team.  

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