- WunderLand Group LLCVice President, Talent (recruiting, placement, executive search), 2009 - present
I GET IT.
I know the design and marketing (print and web) community because I've lived in it since the beginning of my career (around the time dinosaurs roamed the earth; you know, before Facebook and iPhones).
I understand what it's like to be a freelancer and what it's like to be a hiring manager under deadline, because I've been both.
I also understand budgetary constraints, ROI, impossible project time-lines and staff needs since I've run my own companies.
I've been helping Chicago-area businesses run smoother and make more money by providing them with the exact Talent they need, temporary or full-time, for over 20 years.
I get a kick out of helping people find jobs and helping companies find people. It's my thing - a born matchmaker.
Lastly, I don't rest on my laurels. I continue to learn, get 'out there' in the community and get involved in the same groups and events that you do. I love this industry.
Talent acquisition pro with extensive expertise in the interactive, creative, marketing and advertising industries; formerly a designer and design manager. Proven record of developing new business, managing staff, negotiating contracts and fees, and sourcing and recruiting candidates. Astute leader with an entrepreneurial bent and a solid reputation for honesty and integrity. Early adopter of new technologies including social media. Savvy marketer who understands the importance of living the brand. High energy worker who never punches a clock.
- Director of Interactive Recruiting at Aquent
- Director of Strategic Initiatives at Aquent
- Director of Creative Recruiting at Aquent
- Account Director/Talent Agent at Aquent, Chicago
- National Sales Director, AHT, Inc., El Segundo, CA
- ReproGraphics Manager, Sears, Hoffman Estates
- President/Founder, WGA Inc. (creative staffing agency), Schaumburg and Chicago
- Creative Services Manager, Allstate Insurance, Northbrook
Talent acquisition, recruiting, contract staffing, direct hire placement, and executive search for creative and marketing professionals including: web/interactive professionals (content managers and writers, user experience designers, IA's, developers), advertising/design (creative directors, art directors, designers, copywriters, account executives, SEO specialists), marketers (online marketing, social media marketers, brand managers, product managers).
- DePaul University
- Maine East High School