About Us

With degrees ranging from Ag & Biological engineering, Accounting, Fundraising, Health and Life Sciences, PQ’s team can and will proudly serve your organization.

Nathan Hedrick (CFPS), Founder and President


Born and raised here in the farm lands of central Indiana, Nate grew up operating and repairing farm equipment on the family farm with his brother Matt. Which he quickly developed a mechanical skill set and a passion for the agricultural industry at an early age.

While obtaining his bachelors degree in agricultural and biological sciences from Purdue University. Nate started and ran an in-home health care company that is still in operation today. After graduation, Nate attended Parker Hannifin’s accelerated sales training which led to the start of his systems engineering, and later, global account management career for the decade

Throughout his time at Parker, Nate worked alongside engineering teams from companies John Deere, CNH, Oshkosh and BAE Systems. He became very familiar with the recruiting industry and, more importantly, the industrial and mobile equipment manufacturing and distribution industries.

Regularly being contacted by recruiters and having colleagues who owned their own recruiting companies, Nate felt there was a lack of expertise and people skills with recruiters and recruiting companies in general. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Nate took the plunge and founded PQ Talent in late 2014 with a sole focus on recruiting engineers for the mobile hydraulics industry.

Nate is still very much “hands-on” in the recruiting industry cultivating relationships with some of the most talented folks and companies that are out there today.

Josh Francis, Partner


Indiana born and raised, Josh grew up in central Indiana and is a graduate of Kokomo High School (Class of 2006.)

Early on, Josh developed a highly desirable skill set in mechanical ability, being able to build and nurture relationships and network with a vast number of people around him.

Growing up, Josh was taught from his father about hot rods, off-roading and motorcycles. Being able to tear down each nut and bolt of these machines, Josh was quickly hired for a critical engine assembly technician role with Caterpillar out of Lafayette, IN in 2007.

For 8 years, Josh focused in the mining, mobile equipment, electric power generation and the oil & gas industries building some of the worlds largest diesel and natural gas engines from the ground up.

With a downturn in the oil & gas industry in 2015, Josh accepted a severance package from Caterpillar and began his journey as an entry level full desk recruiter with PQ Talent focused in the industries he was already familiar with.

Fast forward 6 years later, and Josh became a full on Partner at PQ Talent in 2021.

Current-day, developing new business, placing/advancing candidates in their careers, and providing leadership to the recruiting team is now Josh’s main focus of the business.

Recruiting Team

Megan Tuttle – Recruiter


Born and raised in rural Indiana, Megan grew up being the 8th generation on her family’s farm where they raise livestock. She also worked on her extended family’s farm throughout her adolescent years raising replacement dairy heifers and crops.

Megan was very active in FFA during her Jr. High and High school career. She was also a very active 4-H member for 10 years. Megan obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Indiana University and worked as an Environmental Health Specialist right out of college.

After achieving her Master’s degree in Public Health from Liberty University, she taught for Indiana University in the Health Sciences department as an adjunct lecturer while starting and raising her family.

Excited to be back in the agriculture industry, she’s using networking and communication skills to find the right people for the right jobs.

Megan loves being a mom to three boys. She enjoys church activities, kayaking, gardening, camping, being outside and working on home projects with her husband. At their home/farm they raise freezer beef and feeder pigs.

Cassie Kennedy – 


Cassandra was born in San Fernando Valley California and moved to the midwest at a young age. Since she was a child, Cassie has had an adept ability to communicate and network with anyone around her. With high level public speaking skills, resourcefulness, intelligence, networking ability and the mentality to just “do right by people,” it makes her a valuable asset to the PQ Team.

Cassie is also an entrepreneur. During the weekends, she is a Scuba Diver Instructor, Operations Manager of a small dive shop in Logansport, IN, as well as a Naturalist where she leverages her Bachelors degree in Biology from Indiana University.

Our Experiences

PQ Talent got its start in 2015 in the fluid power/hydraulics and industrial automation industry mainly placing engineers and sales roles with industrial distributors, OEMs, Custom Manufacturers, and integration companies all across North America.

Our team’s talents are deeply embedded in these industries and have expanded over the past 8 years of being in business. We now serve more than just engineering and sales roles. We cover everything from maintenance, service, sales, management, engineering, operations, quality positions and more!

With degrees ranging from Ag & Biological engineering, Accounting, Fundraising, Health and Life Sciences, PQ’s team can and will proudly serve your organization.

We rely on our ability to search, network, converse, market and have the straight up grit to bring you the results you’re looking for!

What Can PQ Talent Do For You?

PQ Talent’s main focus and goal is to provide well-qualified candidates to clients and to help job seekers enhance and advance their career paths in the ever changing employment industry.


What PQ Talent lacks in resume submittal volume, we make up for with preciseness of candidates that match your criteria. Already vetted by us, you can be sure that when a PQ resume hits your desk, it’s going to be worth taking a look at.

Leverage our team to acquire faster hires with the skill sets you desire of folks that stick around. At PQ Talent, we maintain a 90% retention rate and maintain a 80% “submittal to interview rate” with candidates.

We do more than just match keywords from a job description to a resume.


We proactively seek to constantly grow our networks within the fields of focus through conversation and relationships.