Meet Our Team


Shane Fairchild, CPA, MBA

Founder & Managing Partner

Shane founded Four Pillars in 2019, as an executive search firm focusing within Accounting & Finance. He is an accomplished executive with 20 years of combined recruiting and business experience. He started his career in public accounting at the Big 4 before working at JPMorgan Chase as a Fund Administration Controller within Asset Management. He spent over a decade in the business world before transitioning into executive search and recruitment where he has helped place hundreds of accounting and finance professionals across all industries nationwide, along with many other executives in Human Resources, IT, Sales, Engineering and Operations.

He is a two-time graduate of Capital University with a BA in Accounting and an MBA with a Finance concentration. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of Ohio and a certified LinkedIn Professional Recruiter.


He gets fulfillment by helping others and feels very blessed to be able to provide for his family while doing what he truly loves. His wife is a nurse and they have 2 boys and 1 girl.

Phone: 614-439-2913

Email: Shane@fourpillarstalent.com

Sam Craven

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Sam joined Four Pillars Talent in 2021.  Prior to joining the Four Pillars team, Sam worked at a Forbes Top 100 Search Firm and focused on serving clients in the North American Manufacturing Sector. Sam will continue his work in the manufacturing space with a focus on engineering, operations and sales related roles and will play a large part in ensuring our clients consistently receive world class service.

Sam holds a BA Degree from Ohio Northern University in Communications and has worked in the Executive Search Industry for the last 5 years.  Sam loves that he gets to use his natural strengths and apply them to meaningful work. There is no greater feeling than getting a call from a hiring manager or a candidate expressing how happy they are about a new hire or career move. Being able to help others achieve their professional goals and give back is a privilege he finds to be extremely gratifying. 

When it comes to hobbies and interest, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel who is an RN at a PICU in Cleveland. Together they love to travel, try new foods, take their dog Murphy for hikes and boat rides, watch movies and documentaries and read insightful books.