Jason Files, CPC

Senior Recruiter/Manager | Building Materials

About Jason Files, CPC

Jason Files is a Senior Recruiter and Manager of the Building Materials Team in the Wilmington, North Carolina office of ThinkingAhead.

Prior to joining ThinkingAhead, Jason worked as a Regional Vice President for a building materials staffing firm and owned his own building materials recruiting firm. Jason has almost ten years experience recruiting in the building products industry and fifteen years experience as a recruiter. Jason has consistently ranked as one of the top building products recruiters in the country. Jason comes from a construction and supply background and has become a respected industry adviser to building products suppliers across the country.

Jason and his wife live in Wilmington, NC with their two sons. Jason’s hobbies include fishing and coaching youth baseball.

Prior to getting into search in 2007, Jason was a recruiter for the United States Navy in New Hampshire after serving our country on the battlefield as a combat Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He attended the US Naval College and also has a B.A in Communications from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.

Jason is a frequent contributor to industry and trade journals, having written articles for both Pro Sales Magazine  and Recruiting and Hiring.

  • Expertise
  • Building Products
  • Retail Lumberyards
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturing
  • Skill Sets
  • C Level (CEO, CCO, COO)
  • EVPs, AVPs, SVPs & VPs
  • Regional Managers
  • General Managers
  • Operation Managers
  • Store Managers
  • Outside Contractor Sales
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing Outside Sales
  • Purchasing Directors and Managers
  • Lumber Traders
  • Merchandising Directors
  • Engineered Wood Designers
  • Truss Designers
  • Kitchen Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Controllers
  • Plant Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Millwork
  • Senior and Junior Buyers
  • Estimators
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  • I had the pleasure to have Jason work for me and find a great job in the building industry. I was in retail hardware as a District Manager for over 33 years. I found him and he placed me with Marvins Building Materials and Home Centers in Alabama. Jason is at ThinkingAhead and has many connections that could help anyone in the Building Materials and Hardware industries. With so many years in Retail Hardware he set me up with a very good match for me. He is hard working and was always available and easy to contact at anytime. He kept in touch every other day and found a couple choices for me to pick from. He has a lot of knowledge in both the Retail Hardware and Building Materials industries.

    - Mark Young, Retail Performance Manager at Do it Best Corp
  • Working with Jason from ThinkingAhead has been very beneficial. Jason takes so much of the onus off us that it makes my job so much easier. He sends us top shelf, pre-qualified applicants. Time is money, and Jason saves us so much time that the services fee is highly off set from our time savings. 
I highly recommend Jason Files, recruiter for ThinkingAhead.

    - George M. Fishtorn II, General Manager - J.M. Thomas Forest Products

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