Meet our Consultants and Staff


Charles Posner

Office Manager & Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

After earning his degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago, Charles was placed by JobGiraffe at a well-known local publishing company where he joined the mass market sales team. There he honed his sales and marketing skills and strategic planning ability before coming back to JobGiraffe to become our Recent Grad Program Coordinator.

Charles’ duties have grown substantially since joining the JobGiraffe team two years ago. He is now a Recruiting and Staffing Consultant, and is in training to become JG's New Hire Trainer. In his spare time Charles enjoys going to the gym, cooking and going to baseball games.

“My favorite part of working at JobGiraffe is learning about the interesting people I interview and helping them find the job that is the best fit for them – as well as for the client!”

(773) 693-9070

Mary-Rose Dukelow

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Mary-Rose is a 2014 graduate of Marquette University where she earned her degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Psychology. After spending two years out of college within sales, Mary-Rose felt this was the right moment to make a change and find a company like JobGiraffe. She's looking forward to using her sales skills to develop professional relationships with clients while answering her inner call to help others by assisting job seekers find the right position for them and her clients.

In her free time you can find her jogging along Lake Michigan, performing improv in venues throughout Chicago or playing the string bass in the North Shore Chamber Orchestra.

(773) 693-9070

Zackary Wheeler

Internships and Events Coordinator

Zack was a member of the JobGiraffe internship program in 2015, and has returned to work full-time as a member of our team! He recently completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communications at Augustana College, and looks forward to heading the internship program this summer and working on the many special events that JobGiraffe will be hosting throughout the year. In his free time Zack likes to go to the gym, play sports and visit new restaurants and breweries throughout Chicago.

(773) 693-9070


Diane Padilla

Office Manager & Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Diane started with JobGiraffe right after she graduated from Elmhurst College in 1988 - and she is still placing great candidates into great jobs! She has two children and when not working she loves to spend time with family and friends, traveling and bargain shopping.

"The greatest thing about working at JobGiraffe is the opportunity to meet new people everyday and make a difference in someone's life by helping them find that new great job!"

(630) 241-3800

Pamela Wing

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Pam has been with JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel), since 1979 (she started when she was 12). Pam loves her years of a successful career and enjoys a busy home life with her wonderful family and friends. A graduate of Western Michigan University with years of active support and affiliations with several local charitable organizations. Pam is a sports enthusiast who loves football, golf, bowling, tennis and would never decline a dance!

"The best part of working at JobGiraffe is the enjoyment of working with people. The relationships that have been created over the years bring great memories and many smiles. The days fly by ...and so have the years! I consider myself so very lucky to have found a great company and the perfect job for me."

(630) 241-3800

Liza Farrell

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Liza has been with JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel) since 1993. She joined the company after enlisting their help in her own search for new employment. After finding out that Paige was in fact hiring at the time for their internal staff, Liza interviewed for the position of Temporary Staffing Manager and was subsequently hired. Liza spent a little over 6 years working in the temporary employment division before transferring to the role of permanent placement consultant, where she has been ever since! She enjoys her position as it is both very challenging as well as rewarding! Making the match between employer and employee has always been one of her greatest strengths.

A recommendation from a client of Liza’s who has worked with her on both sides of the fence multiple times; first as a client, then a job-seeker and again as a client. (Taken from Liza’s LinkedIn account):

“Over the past few years I have worked with Liza on many occasions. Liza consistently displays high levels of professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm. She has an excellent work ethic which has supported her ability to build strong relationships and successfully deliver results.”

(630) 241-3800

Brandi Gentile

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Brandi has been with JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel), since 2000. She is very dedicated to working with her clients to fulfill their needs. Brandi enjoys learning as much as she can about each candidate and client to successfully make the right match. She has her hands full at home with two small boys. They enjoy family time - which mostly includes outdoor activities like boating, fishing, camping, and hiking.

"What I love most about working at JobGiraffe is every day is a new challenge. I never get bored! I’ve met so many wonderful people over the years and so many of those have grown into great friendships. I truly enjoy helping people - and to me there is nothing more rewarding!"

(630) 241-3800

Kevin Beardsley

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Following the birth of his first child, Kevin has decided to pursue a new career after spending six years in the Printing Industry. His innate interest in working with people and his extensive customer service experience led him to consider positions within the Recruiting and Staffing Industry. JobGiraffe is proud to give him that opportunity! Outside of the office Kevin enjoys spending time with friends and family and unwinding by playing video games. He’s also a total “car guy” and Game of Thrones fanatic.

(630) 241-3800


Beverly Rumishek

Office Manager & Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Beverly has been with JobGiraffe since October of 1992 and it has been a life changing experience. Bev was hired with no prior experience in staffing, but was trained by the "best" in the industry and has had a very successful career. As a single mother of four, both career and home life has been a challenge and at the same time extremely rewarding.

“The best part of working at JobGiraffe is the challenge and satisfaction for a job well done. To make a difference in someone's life is very gratifying.”

(847) 969-0338

Marie Tuttle

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Marie came to JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel) after graduating form North Central College in Naperville looking to be placed in her first career position. When her consultant asked, "What would you think about working here?" she responded with, well, "What is it you actually do here?" That was 1984 and today she, happily, is one of the, shall we say, more senior consultants! Marie loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and has an admitted compulsion for shopping.

“The best part of working at JobGiraffe is telling someone, ‘You got the job!’ To have such an impact in someone's life is overwhelming.”

(847) 969-0338

Donna Steinbrecher

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Donna joined JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel) in 1983, after being in outside sales for over 3 years, seeking a more structured work environment so she could be at home with her two small children nights and weekends. Although hired as a ‘permanent placement’ consultant, Donna also worked with the ‘temporary placement’ division of the company, thus giving her an excellent perspective on the temporary needs of our clients. Though she is considered as one of the more "senior" consultants (longevity seems to prevail at JobGiraffe), please note that Donna was just a "child" when she began! Donna loves to dance, spend time with her two grandchildren and finds great relaxation in gardening.

"There is no greater satisfaction than that simple "thank you" received from the applicant you finally place at a new position! Hearing the gratitude and excitement in their voice makes it all worthwhile."

(847) 969-0338

Gail Lee

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Gail has been with JobGiraffe for more than 25 years, starting in 1988. In that time, Gail has been a consultant and a manager, and was responsible for background checking and verifications processes. After working in the corporate office for the past 14 years as Chief Compliance Officer, Gail says that returning to the Schaumburg office as a Consultant is like coming home. “Having the opportunity again to work with applicants and clients to reach their goals is truly an honor and privilege that I look forward to.”

Gail has two sons, two step daughters and a family that just keeps growing with seven grandchildren and another soon to come.

(847) 969-0338


Sharon Murphy

Office Manager & Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Sharon has been managing the Vernon Hills office of JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel), since 1992. She has maintained strong relationships with many of her clients for more than 15 years with great success. Sharon develops a strong rapport with her candidates to assist them in their job search, and has remained friends with many of them years after placing them with a terrific company. Sharon is very proud of her two sons who are pursuing their PhDs. In her spare time she loves to cruise to tropical destinations, read and master Sudoku puzzles.

"It's a very rewarding feeling when you know you make a difference in peoples' lives. That's what I’m able to do at JobGiraffe."

(847) 362-4696

Debra Gates

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Deb has been with JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel), since 1999. When not creating successful matches between client companies and job seekers, Deb likes to spend time with her family and friends.  She and her husband have two teenage sons who are active in golf, bowling, basketball and baseball.

"The best part of working at JobGiraffe is the ‘feel-good’ feeling you get when you help change somebody’s life by finding them the right position. It’s just so rewarding!"

(847) 362-4696

Mimi Buckner

Recruiting and Staffing Consultant

Mimi started her career with JobGiraffe in 1998. She currently holds a unique position as the manager of the Vernon Hills temporary division along with being a permanent consultant. Outside of work, Mimi has two incredible daughters who keep her busy. She has a passion for gardening and spending as much time in the sun as possible during the summer. During the winter, you will normally find her next to a fireplace trying to stay warm.

“JobGiraffe encompasses what I hold dear to my heart; being ethical, kind, honest and being the best. I use these values to find the best applicants for the best companies.”

(847) 247-1212


Sean Brna

Blog Writer at Large

Starting back in 2010, Sean was instrumental in the complicated transition from Paige Personnel Services to JobGiraffe in 2011. This included playing a significant role in the creation of our new website and many other important "behind the scenes" responsibilities as well. From creating the systems that support how we post our jobs on multiple websites, including our own, to initiating all of our social media and web-based communications since rebranding, Sean also conceptualized and founded our very successful Recent College Graduate initiative which was launched in 2014.

Although Sean has now moved to Nashville to pursue working with the music-related website he co-founded, he remains JobGiraffe's 'Blog Writer at Large" helping not only to write for our burgeoning blog, but also to source useful and interesting content for our readers on a weekly basis. 

Sean currently holds two Bachelor's degrees from Tulane University in History and Philosophy. He is an avid fan of the Bears, Bulls, White Sox, Blackhawks, and Barça soccer. When Sean is not working on JobGiraffe responsibilities, he is the Editor of and writes album, concert, and festival reviews.


Chris Kaage

Sales and Marketing Coordinator & Verifications - Chicago-O'Hare

Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Northeastern Illinois University and has spent the last five years in retail management working for popular companies such as Under Armour and Dick's Sporting Goods.

During his time in retail management, Chris learned the importance of placing people in the correct positions in order for an operation to be most successful. This hiring and training experience lead him to develop an interest in HR, which has now brought him to recruiting and staffing and JobGiraffe.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing and watching sports.

(773) 693-0480

Ben Horwitz

Communications Director - Chicago-O’Hare

Ben is an exciting addition to the JobGiraffe team. Coming off assignment as the Political Director for a major 2014 congressional campaign, Ben brings new ideas and a fresh perspective to JobGiraffe’s corporate communications and digital outreach. His extensive experience with email campaigns, digital content management and social media will allow JobGiraffe to leverage their existing strategies and increase their reach by fully utilizing all the exciting opportunities created by New Media.

Ben is also a history buff who enjoys historical martial arts and cooking for friends and family.

“I admire the JobGiraffe organization. They’ve been around for over 50 years, adapting to both good markets and challenging ones I believe, because they always keep one eye on the future. I hope that I can help JobGiraffe achieve 50 more years of success.”

(773) 693-0480

Kevin Kalisz

Compliance and Verification Manager - Chicago-O’Hare

Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Microbiology, and when he isn't verifying information, he enjoys hang gliding, dolphin training, and spending time with his twins Mei Xiang and Tian Tian. He loves animals and spends his time volunteering at a local animal shelter. He also enjoys traveling. He has visited 49 states, but he hopes to visit Puerto Rico soon.

"The best part about working at Job Giraffe is that the phone never stops ringing. It's really great when I can actually understand what they are saying or know what they are talking about (which is rare), but at the end of the day they let me go home, so, that's nice."

(773) 693-0480

Andrew Horwitz

Strategy and Planning - Chicago-O’Hare

Andrew is a graduate of Tulane University with degrees in Political Economy and History. After being involved in two start-up ventures post graduation, Andrew learned his true talent lies in Human Capital Management.

Being part of the Corporate team allows him to use his strategic planning skills to their fullest.

When he finds a spare moment, he enjoys traveling, working out, reading non-fiction and staying up on politics, current events, and global economics - all while satisfying his inner foodie. Often unorthodox, but always interesting, Andrew injects his abundant passion, intensity, and goal-oriented zeal into everything he does.

(773) 693-0480

Kris Piet

General Manager - Chicago-O’Hare

Kris originally started with JobGiraffe in 1990, when it was still Paige Personnel. When asked, Kris explains her position as “everything that goes on behind the scenes… purchasing, advertising, human resources, payroll, facilities management… whatever needs to be done.”

When not working, Kris, who is a four year breast cancer survivor, can usually be found at an ice rink between August and May, watching her son and daughter play hockey, and on a boat during the summer.

“JobGiraffe is my family.”

(773) 693-0480

Janet O’Malley

Controller - Chicago-O’Hare

Jan initially came to what was then Paige Personnel in 1988 looking for a temporary job, was hired as a payroll clerk, and has never looked back. Now, 26 years later, Jan is the company Controller and handles all financial aspects of the company.

Jan is a life-long Chicago resident and loves the Blackhawks and the Cubs. She loves to travel, cook and entertain her large family and friends.

“The best thing about my job (and sometimes the worst thing) is that there is never enough time to get everything done.”

(773) 693-0480

Patti Whitney

Vice President & Recruiting and Staffing Consultant - Chicago-O’Hare

Patti virtually can't remember life before JobGiraffe. She was referred to then, Miss Paige Personnel Services, in1971 by her best friend who was a top consultant with the company. Her tenure with JobGiraffe has seen her in many roles from consultant to Vice President. Patti's life at home is equally fulfilling where she also wears many hats, friend, mother, sister, and best of all grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren. Cooking and entertaining are high on her list of "favorite hobbies."

"The most rewarding aspect of this job is the incredible impact we make on the lives we touch. Not only the applicants we place, but the wonderful staff I’ve worked with side by side through all these years."

(773) 693-9070


Ryan O'Kasick

Ryan is a rising senior at Butler University in Indianapolis. He is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and hopes to gain valuable skills and experience through his internship with JobGiraffe. Ryan spent last summer in Los Angeles interning with a major cosmetics company, where he learned more about makeup than he thought was humanly possible. In his spare time Ryan likes watching sports, hanging out with friends and kicking off his shoes to relax.

Phone: (773) 693-9070

Mitul Lakha

Mitul is a rising senior at DePaul University working towards a degree in Public Relations/Advertising with a minor in Information Systems. One day he hopes to find a career in the Sports and Entertainment Industry. When he isn’t at home watching Netflix, he enjoys playing basketball, working out and exploring Chicago’s unique food and bar scene. As an intern with JobGiraffe this summer, Mitul is excited to gain experience, develop new skills and meet new people, and can’t wait to get started on this exciting opportunity!

Phone: (773) 693-9070

Jacqueline Miller

Jacqueline is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago where she received a bachelor’s degree in Interactive Media Art with a minor in Creative Writing. Jacqueline is hyper-motivated to find her dream job and go wherever that may lead her. As a student, she discovered a passion for event planning and community outreach, and she is looking forward to putting those experiences to work at JobGiraffe. She’s also very excited to meet Brookfield Zoo’s awesome giraffes!

Phone: (773) 693-9070

Amanda Fazio

Amanda recently completed her junior year at Purdue University. She is working towards a bachelor’s degree in the College of Technology majoring in Organizational Leadership Supervision with a minor in Communications. In her free time she enjoys working out, hanging out with friends and family, watching netflix and traveling. Amanda is excited to join JobGiraffe because not only will she learn new skills, she can also leverage her love of social media, advertising and event planning - all in one internship!

Phone: (773) 693-9070

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