Erin Bent

Director of Training & Development

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Erin is the Senior Director of Training & Development for Kaye/Bassman International & Next Level Exchange. She joined Kaye/Bassman in 2007 as a Senior Search Consultant specializing in the Consumer Products industry, focusing primarily on sales and sales support roles. In 2011, Erin launched Next Level Exchange’s sales team and oversaw a team of Client Service Directors who showcased Next Level’s array of services throughout the recruiting industry. She became a Partner of the firm in 2015.

In addition to her Next Level Exchange role, Erin also serves as the Senior Director of Training and Development for Kaye/Bassman, facilitating the Foundation Training Program to new hires and conducting ongoing learning and development throughout the organization. Kaye Bassman’s internal training program is also the groundwork of the Facilitated Foundation Training program in which Erin manages and facilitates, with her team, to NLE clients across the globe. The FFT program is a 5-week training program that provides a mainly worry-free and hands-off approach for managers to train their new recruiters that join their organization. This core training program applies to all associates at each stage of career progression, from the basic recruiting fundamentals to effective marketing techniques, to a more sophisticated curriculum for long-term development.

Since the FFT program launch in 2013, training for the parent company Kaye Bassman, Next Level Exchange, and Sanford Rose Associates’ franchise organization, Erin has personally trained thousands of recruiters who have received training through the Next Level Exchange platform.

Erin graduated in 2000 from The University of Washington in Seattle (her hometown) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Communications. When not at the office, she’s either cheering any of her hometown teams (“Go Huskies, Mariners, Seahawks, and one day again, Sonics!”), traveling with her family or in the middle of an intense Peloton workout!

She resides in Plano, Texas, with her husband, Brian, and their intelligent, wild, and loving kiddos, Madison Jane (8), Griffin Thomas (6), and their loyal dog, Addy (10).