About Pioneer Search Group

Matt Ballema

Matt Ballema


Matt has been in the executive search business for over sixteen years and specializes in both the Material Handling/OEM’s/Dealers as well as Power Generation/Oil and Gas where he mainly places Rotating Equipment Sales, Marketing and Engineering professionals.  Recently, Pioneer Search Group, LLC has expanded their business into Material Handling Systems OEM’s and Systems Integrators.  Matt has worked at a national firm and is currently the Principal with Pioneer Search Group, LLC.  With over sixteen years of experience in executive search and placement, Matt has been involved with all aspects of executive recruiting.   Matt has placed professionals at all levels from GM/President/COO/VP level to Regional Sales Managers, Sales Reps and Engineers all across North America.

Matt holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science with an emphasis in Human Resources and Society from Michigan State University.

David Pomper


David Pomper comes to Pioneer Search Group with over twenty-five years of experience in marketing and sales. His personable demeanor and drive to match candidates with ideal opportunities continue to bring him great success in the recruitment field, especially so in the realm of sales, engineering, within the Packaging Machinery/Supplies/Automation industries.. David graduated with a degree from Michigan State University. He enjoys fly fishing, boating, and Tigers baseball.