About Katon Direct

For over 15 years, Katon has been the leader in healthcare recruitment marketing.

Our focus on the candidate experience means shorter time-to-hire and more candidates in your hiring funnel. Dedicated to client satisfaction, let Katon solve your toughest recruiting challenges.

The Katon Story

Richard, Anthony and Marc Start Katon

Houston there is a problem. It’s very difficult to find and attract top healthcare talent. Building the deepest database of healthcare professionals, healthcare recruitment marketing is born.

Focusing on HealthCare Professionals

Focusing on physicians, nursing, and allied health candidates, we also collaborate with agency partners to conduct targeted healthcare-focused recruitment marketing campaigns.

Solving Recruiting Challenges

Katon’s experience is drawn from serving hundreds of facilities which hired thousands of candidates. We have developed proven methods to help our partners solve their recruiting challenges.

8 million healthcare professionals

The KatonBase is the most complete database with over 8 million healthcare professionals, 
and only available by working with us directly.

Clients save time and money with a steady stream of applicants in their hiring funnel

Meet the Executive Team

Richard Kaskel

CEO, Managing Partner

Prior to founding Katon Direct, Richard served as the CEO of TradeSource, the largest construction staffing and recruiting company in the nation, which he grew to over 80 offices and nearly $100M in revenue. A successful serial entrepreneur, Richard also co-founded Kaskel Development Company and served as Executive Vice president of Carol Management Corporation. Richard is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Anthony Gentile

Managing Partner

A MA graduate of Columbia University in Organizational Psychology with a BS in Psychology from Fordham University, Anthony has been with Katon Direct since 2002. Today, he oversees the company’s marketing and business development functions. Prior to being at Katon, Anthony worked as a consultant for Consensus Group helping Fortune 500 leadership improve working relationships and offering guidance on how to effectively negotiate rewarding business deals.

Marc Weissman

Managing Partner

Since our founding, Marc has been an integral part of Katon Direct. Marc helps oversee the company’s operations and management of the in-house team. His extensive experience in finance, administration and human resources, along with the successful startup and sale of two small businesses, has given him a responsive approach to developing new client relationships and nurturing those already established.

Alex VanLaningham

Vice President, Product Development

Alex is tasked with helping define and bring the Katon Direct product suite to life. and he spends a lot of time perfecting lean practices in the development lifecycle. Alex has worked with and managed development teams from around the globe, including Seattle, Amsterdam, London, Kauai, and Poland. Now part of the Katon Direct team, he is tasked with overseeing the development of “disruptive” healthcare recruitment marketing products.

Meet the Executive Team

Richard Kaskel

CEO, Managing Partner

Prior to founding Katon Direct, Richard served as the CEO of TradeSource, the largest construction staffing and recruiting company in the nation, which he grew to over 80 offices and nearly $100M in revenue. A successful serial entrepreneur, Richard also co-founded Kaskel Development Company and served as Executive Vice president of Carol Management Corporation. Richard is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Anthony Gentile

Managing Partner

A MA graduate of Columbia University in Organizational Psychology with a BS in Psychology from Fordham University, Anthony has been with Katon Direct since 2002. Today, he oversees the company’s marketing and business development functions. Prior to being at Katon, Anthony worked as a consultant for Consensus Group helping Fortune 500 leadership improve working relationships and offering guidance on how to effectively negotiate rewarding business deals.

Marc Weissman

Managing Partner

Since our founding, Marc has been an integral part of Katon Direct. Marc helps oversee the company’s operations and management of the in-house team. His extensive experience in finance, administration and human resources, along with the successful startup and sale of two small businesses, has given him a responsive approach to developing new client relationships and nurturing those already established.

Alex VanLaningham

Vice President, Product Development

Alex is tasked with helping define and bring the Katon Direct product suite to life. and he spends a lot of time perfecting lean practices in the development lifecycle. Alex has worked with and managed development teams from around the globe, including Seattle, Amsterdam, London, Kauai, and Poland. Now part of the Katon Direct team, he is tasked with overseeing the development of “disruptive” healthcare recruitment marketing products.