Who We Are
It was the late '90s, and .COM companies were growing like wildfire. Lisa approached me about an unfamiliar industry called "staffing." I was considering leaving a previous career in the Wakeboard/Waterski industry, and every time I talked to Lisa about her new career, her energy was infectious. I couldn't resist. At that time, Technology was still an evolving force and it was a race to keep up with the growth. It was engaging, exciting, and also came with its fair share of challenges.
I vividly remember being in an office where 35 recruiters were sharing only TWO internet connections in order to prospect candidates and clients! The early challenges were a blessing, as they helped me build endurance and muscle in this business, and I quickly blasted through my quotas and earned spectacular awards trips, year after year. If I could be a top performer in that setup, I knew I had what it took to make a real impact in this industry for the long haul.
I not only survived the subsequent .COM bust, but continued to thrive through it. I love building relationships, and firmly believe there is nothing better than receiving genuine gratitude from a candidate who I helped land their dream job or a client telling me how my approach is unique and greatly appreciated. Staffing is also a competitive industry, and I'm competitive by nature. I admit it - I like to win. Before you envision Angela the All-Star Athlete, let me be clear: I'm a proud Band Geek who consistently competed for 1st chair. I'm also the baby of 5 very dominant siblings, so as you can imagine, healthy competition was part of my life from the moment I was out of diapers.
I love challenges, building deep relationships built on trust, and healthy competition, and I combine these qualities everyday to celebrate wins together.
Who I Am
I love the industry, but more importantly I love the connections. People fascinate me. I find the most joy learning about not only their career aspirations, but their lives and their dreams as well.
I started my Recruiting career over 2 decades ago with a national publicly-traded staffing firm, Kforce. I excelled to achieve Presidents' Club year after year and was awarded a staggering 17 incentive trips for my performance. Over my career, I weathered both the .COM bust and the 2008 recession. These experiences were a powerful masterclass on how important tenacity, grit, and patience are in this business.
I later pivoted into management and held Sr. Director, Market Vice President, and Market President titles. Under my leadership, my teams earned the highest awards the firm offered: Small, Medium, and Large Market of the year as well as the highly-coveted Prestige Award for Overall Market of the Year. Over my 17 years of management, I developed and grew my sales and recruiting teams to deliver over $650M in revenue.
People are so central to our business and I love to learn how they work and what makes them tick. In addition to all of my hands-on experience, I've completed trainings from Dale Carnegie, Myers-Briggs, and DISC, and am well-versed in sales methodologies, including MEDDICC.
On the personal side, I love the outdoors (hiking, biking, and exploring), and my greatest love is the water. I'm happiest when I'm boat camping, exploring amazing harbors and islands, and making new friends in the process. For someone who is a bit introverted at first, it surprises my clients to know that I will jump on stage to play with a band at the first opportunity. (You haven't seen someone bring a tambourine to life quite like I do!) I also love wine tasting (Napa, Paso Robles, and Walla Walla are favorite destinations), and my friends and family are my world.
"Angela is not only an inspiring mentor but a servant and selfless leader. She exhibits strong interpersonal skills and a unique capacity for empathy. These qualities most notably translate in her ability to motivate and inspire entire teams. She is truly inspirational! Angela constantly helped me work through strategies while providing fantastic advice and guidance. She is a go-getter and is never afraid to get her hands dirty and do whatever it takes to get things done! Her positive attitude and the respect others feel toward her are palpable."
"When I joined Kforce in 2013 I had the pleasure of getting to know Angela, not only as a well-respected leader, but also as a person. Her positive energy, encouragement, and practice of personal best, motivated me to give fully to my work assignment and my team every day! She is a leader I have learned so much from and continue to see as an exceptional role model!"
"Angela opened the doors for me to a dream career. She gave me an opportunity and helped cultivate my talents to succeed in tech staffing. Her insight and wisdom provided tremendous peace throughout a very tasking training period. Entering a new industry is difficult, though Angela equipped me with the tools and knowledge while allowing me room to experiment and learn. She is a tremendous leader and her enthusiasm is a catalyst inspiring each person around her to strive for excellence. She has been one of the most influential leaders I have had the pleasure to work with."
"Angela is a dynamic and motivating leader. She is a great listener and is always there to help you in any situation. Angela is highly respected by everyone she works with at Kforce and is a great partner. I am glad I had a chance to work with Angela so closely when I moved to Portland and appreciate all the guidance she has provided me over the last couple years."
"I worked with Angela in the early days of on the Permanent Placement side of our organization and whenever I needed contract help with one of my client companies Angela was the only colleague I would turn to and trusted to work with my client."
"Angela is one of the best leaders I've ever had the opportunity to work with. She is very approachable and is always willing to listen and provide a unique perspective/feedback when needed. It is easy to build trust with Angela as she is very committed to driving results and is always making a dedicated effort to truly invest in you as a person and not just as a professional. Angela is never afraid to put in the work necessary to get the job done even if that means getting back in the trenches and assuming others roles and responsibilities to ensure it gets done the right way. I am extremely excited for Angela in her next endeavor. Angela's ability to relate to Sales Leaders and understand what is most important to them, as well as the challenges they are facing should be a key differentiator in her ability to add value. Best of luck to you Angela and thank you for helping me in my career to get to where I am at today."
"In the past five years, I had the great fortune to work with Angela at Kforce. Angela is one of the most valuable leaders I have had in my career in staffing. She has gone out of her way to mentor me and help me grow as a sales professional and leader. I have learned so many valuable lessons both professionally and personally from Angela; she always puts her fellow colleagues and clients first. She strives to build client-centric solutions for her customers through seeking to understand before presenting a solution. I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Angela."