Danielle Terlep: Vice President, CSAM: Tax Recruiters and Jobs: JRP Group
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Danielle Terlep

Danielle has been in the executive search business for over 16 years. She specializes in filling high-level and executive-level TAX positions on a NATIONWIDE basis. Danielle works largely in the oil & gas and energy sectors. At the start of her career, she filled a broad range of financial positions. However, to respond to the needs of her clients, she narrowed her focus to TAX about 10 years ago. She is a true professional and has a solid track record of building and developing long-lasting relationships with both her clients and candidates (see testimonials below). She works on retained searches, engaged searches and exclusive contingency searches nationwide. 


Examples of Placements (Recent and Past) Danielle Has Made:

  • Director, Income Tax Compliance (exclusive/engaged) - #2 role, successor to #1 – Safeway, Inc. – Pleasanton, CA
  • Associate General Tax Counsel (retained) - #2 role, successor to #1 – Chevron Phillips Chemical Company – Houston, TX
  • Senior Tax Counsel, Upstream – TWO positions (exclusive/engaged) – ConocoPhillips – Houston, TX
  • International Tax Manager – Eaton/Cooper Industries – Houston, TX
  • Domestic Tax Counsel (retained) – Turner Broadcasting – Atlanta, GA
  • Federal Tax Planning Attorney/Tax Counsel - B P Corporation - Houston, TX 
  • International Tax Planning Attorney/Tax Counsel  – B P Corporation - Houston, TX
  • State & Local Tax Audit Attorney/Tax Counsel - B P Corporation -Houston, TX
  • Tax Counsel (several) – Georgia-Pacific – Atlanta, GA
  • Special Tax Counsel – Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP – Charlotte, NC
  • VP Tax, Research, Planning & Policy (exclusive) – Time Warner Cable – Charlotte, NC
  • VP Tax Accounting (exclusive) – Time Warner Cable – Charlotte, NC
  • International Tax Director – Ally Financial – Detroit, MI
  • Senior Manager, Operational Tax Strategy (retained) - Eaton Corporation –Cleveland, OH
  • Director, International Tax (exclusive) – Eaton Corporation – Cleveland, OH
  • Tax Associate – Gunderson Dettmer, LLP – Silicon Valley, CA
  • International Tax Manager – Harris Corporation – Melbourne, FL
  • SALT Tax Counsel – Jones, Day, LLP  – New York, NY
  • VP SALT Tax – Time Warner, Inc. – New York, NY
  • VP Tax – Discovery Communications (exclusive/engaged) – Silver Spring, MD


Testimonials from Clients and Candidates:


Bill Stanley, General Tax Counsel and Chief Tax Officer, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP – Houston

“I found Danielle’s work on filling CPChem’s AGTC position to be very good.  Danielle presented a number of qualified candidates for us to consider.  She seems to have developed a very good network of contacts in the tax profession.  Danielle is very enthusiastic and works hard.”  


Chris Delk, General Tax Counsel, ConocoPhillips – Houston

“Danielle is an absolute joy to work with and her networking skills are very impressive.  I have been thoroughly pleased with the quality and quantity of candidates provided during our searches.  I recommend Danielle highly.”


Mike Boyd, Assistant General Tax Counsel, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP - Houston

"Danielle’s straight forward style immediately differentiated her from the vast majority of other recruiters I have dealt with in the past.  During my recruitment, Danielle kept me fully informed of what was going on and added value to the process.  I have already recommended Danielle to my friends in the industry and would highly recommend her to potential employers needing to recruit top talent or individuals looking for another position." 


Sam Francis, Senior Tax Counsel, ConocoPhillips – Houston

"Danielle was responsible for setting me up with my current position and company.  I greatly appreciate all the work she did on my behalf.  I love the people I am working with and am very excited about the work I am doing.  The quality of my work life has improved drastically because of Danielle."  


Gus Makris, Tax Counsel, Turner Broadcasting - Atlanta

“Danielle is a star. Connected, organized, responsive, honest, highly competent, charming, and cheerful. She introduced me to my current employer, and my life is so much the better for it. Thanks, Danielle!”


Chris Neligan, Executive Director, Corporate Tax, Turner Broadcasting – Atlanta

I’ve known Danielle for a number of years and engaged her to fill a key tax counsel position for Turner Broadcasting System.  The engagement was exclusive to Danielle and was far more successful than expected.  The person we hired is now one of our highest achievers.  There are a number of reasons why Danielle stands out as the most effective recruiter I’ve worked with during my 18 years at Turner.  Here are a few:  commitment to serving the client’s interests, ability to build strong and lasting relationships, exceptional communication skills and solid experience.  My recommendation is filled with superlatives, all of which in my view are well deserved.“ 


Alice Smith, VP Tax, Radiation Therapy Services (former VP International Tax Strategy, Eaton Corporation) – Cleveland

 “Attracting talent to the Cleveland market is not easy and [Danielle’s] enthusiastic, positive attitude made the process enjoyable.  I especially appreciated the way [she] was able to balance the needs of Eaton with the needs of [the candidate] and his family so that the result was a ‘win’ for both parties.”


Victor DeMarco, VP International Tax, Eaton Corporation – Cleveland

 “I was very impressed with Danielle’s networking skills, tenacity and above all the zeal with which she approached my search.  Within two weeks of our initial discussion, Danielle was able to line up multiple interviews for me in the city where my family and I wanted to relocate.  This resulted in a hectic month or two of interviews -- and ultimately multiple offers from which to choose.” 


Kristine Dankenbrink, SVP Tax, Comcast Corporation (former SVP Tax, Time Warner Cable) – Charlotte

“Danielle's talent and perseverance were instrumental in enabling me to lay the foundation of a world class tax department.  Danielle has deep relationships in the tax community which made her uniquely capable of locating the type of top talent we were seeking.” 


Liese Kambour, SVP Tax, Time Warner, Inc.New York

“Through her broad range of contacts in the industry and her powers of persuasion, Danielle has consistently been able to present me with numerous terrific candidates.  And she’s an absolute pleasure to work with.  I can’t recommend her highly enough.”   

John O'Keefe, International Tax Counsel, Vivendi UniversalNew York

“So much of [Danielle's] persona comes through the phone, and it's just a very appealing picture.  [She] is unusual, rare and special, and I feel fortunate that our paths have crossed.”  


Joe DelPriore, Estee Lauder (former VP Tax, Sotheby’s) – New York

“[Danielle placed me in my present role in record time.  It took exactly one week from the time of my initial interview to the time I received an offer.]  I have only known her these short few weeks, yet I feel that I was important to her.  She was able to negotiate a wonderful offer on my behalf, and I will always be very grateful to her.  Of all the individuals I have dealt with over the years, Danielle has been far-and-away the most professional and the most eager to do a fabulous job.  The results have been fantastic!” 


Rebecca Godkin, Director, Financial Tax Accounting, Phillips66 (formerly Diebold and Deloitte), - Bartlesville

“I can’t say enough good things about Danielle.  If one of my friends is considering a job search, I immediately put them in touch with her.  Danielle takes the time to understand what type of position her candidates are looking for and what they can offer to a potential employer.  I’ve never worked with a search consultant who exhibited Danielle’s level of commitment.  During a search, she is in constant communication with her clients and she continues to follow-up after placement.  Danielle is awesome!”


Jennifer Felts, Senior Director, Chief Tax Counsel, Time Warner Cable (formerly Parker Poe) - Charlotte

"Danielle is the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with.  Throughout my search and after, Danielle always stayed in touch and kept me informed of the latest developments.  Danielle is incredibly knowledgeable about the tax job market and current opportunities, and is genuinely concerned with finding a good fit for both the employer and the candidate.  I would highly recommend her!"








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