Meet our Consultants and Staff

CHICAGO-O’HARE

Pamela Wing

Office Manager/Consultant, Chicago-O’Hare

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."

Phone: (773) 693-9070
E-mail: pam.wing@JobGiraffe.com

Alison Russell

Consultant, Chicago-O’Hare

Although new to JobGiraffe, Alison is very familiar with matching great candidates to the employers who need them having devoted her Staffing career to assisting both veterans and dislocated workers with specialized professional certification training and career placement opportunities.

She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Merchandising Management from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago and is presently pursuing her Master’s degree and professional certification in Project Management.

When Alison is not assisting Job Seekers and Clients, she devotes the majority of her focus on her incredible nine year old son. Alison also has a passion for water sports and homeopathic, alternative methods to health and wellness.

Phone: (773) 693-9070
E-mail: alison.russell@JobGiraffe.com

Charles Posner

Consultant, Chicago O’Hare/Program Coordinator

Charles is one of the newest additions to the JobGiraffe team. 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 part Consultant, part Recent Grad Program Coordinator. In his spare time Charles enjoys going to the gym, cooking and going to baseball games.

“My favorite part of working at JobGiraffe is helping recent college grads learn how to market and sell themselves in order to find the job that is the best fit for them - as well as for the client!”

Phone: (773) 693-9070  
E-mail: charles.posner@JobGiraffe.com

Amanda Izaguirre

Recruiting and Staffing Coordinator, Chicago-O’Hare

Amanda is a recent graduate from Illinois State University having earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She also recently finished an intensive one-year internship as a substance abuse counselor at an outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Throughout her internship not only did her skills as a caseworker develop but also, most importantly, she was able to fulfill her passion for helping people.

Before beginning her master’s program, Amanda feels it is important to gain experience within the business world, yet still help others.

For many summers prior, Amanda was placed on temporary office jobs through JobGiraffe. Becoming a Recruiting Coordinator gives her the opportunity to see both aspects of the employment process; having been the job seeker in the past she will now learn the duties of a being a placement consultant. Amanda is looking forward to gaining new skills and knowledge while at JobGiraffe.

In her free time Amanda enjoys traveling, boxing and playing with her dog.

Phone: (773) 693-9070
E-mail: amanda.izaguirre@JobGiraffe.com

Kevin Kalisz

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."

Phone: (773) 693-0480
kevin.kalisz@jobgiraffe.com

Chris Kaage

Human Resources, 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.

Phone: (773) 693-0480
hr@jobgiraffe.com

Chris Rios

Research Coordinator, Chicago-O’Hare

Chris was born and raised in the city of Chicago. He is currently working on saving up and getting back into school to finish his Pre-Law / Justice Studies Degree at Northeastern Illinois University. In the meantime, he is a Latin Dance Instructor/Choreographer at the Dance Academy of Salsa. Dancing takes Chris all around the United States to perform, teach, and choreograph. His dance career is focused during the evenings and weekends, so when the offer was presented to join the JobGiraffe staff, it was the perfect opportunity to gain some office experience.

Chris’ primary role at JobGiraffe is supporting the consultants by researching contact info for prospective clients. He has also stepped into the role of receptionist at the O’Hare branch. He enjoys the office setting and the opportunity to work alongside others and help out on a daily basis.

Phone: (773) 693-9070
E-mail: chris.rios@jobgiraffe.com

DOWNERS GROVE

Diane Padilla

Office Manager/Consultant, Downers Grove

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!"

Phone: (630) 241-3800
E-mail: diane.padilla@JobGiraffe.com

Cheryl Comerford

Consultant, Downers Grove

Cheryl has a degree in Marketing from Indiana University and has been with JobGiraffe since 1983. She has worked in eight locations throughout her career. When not in the office, Cheryl enjoys traveling, getting together with family and friends, and spending time with her five grandchildren.

Cheryl was referred to JobGiraffe by a friend. During her interview she stated she did not want to be a "secretary". Now thirty years later, she feels she has found her "niche" and still loves the challenge of searching for the "best fit" for both the applicant and the employer. She attributes her success to her positive attitude, motivation and a genuine interest in people.

"I feel self-satisfaction knowing I have made a difference in someone's career. The excitement and appreciation from the applicant makes all my hard work worthwhile."

Phone: (630) 241-3800
E-mail: cheryl.comerford@JobGiraffe.com

Lisa Hill

Consultant/Temp Manager, Downers Grove

Lisa has been with JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel) since 1989. A career in staffing has brought together Lisa's two passions: working one on one with individuals, and having a job where no two moments are alike. Lisa has a unique role at JobGiraffe where she is a Permanent Placement Consultant in Downers Grove and also the Temp Manager for the Chicago/O’Hare office, so she can fill any position that comes up. Lisa spends much of her spare time with her dogs just enjoying life around the house. She and her husband have two grown children and are kept busy keeping up with them.

"The best part about working at JobGiraffe is the challenge that comes with working with the clients and the applicants. Once the right person is found for the job there are always objections and concerns to overcome. But when the day is done and the job is filled...life is good!"

Chicago-O’Hare: (773) 693-9080
Downers Grove:  (630) 241-4040
E-mail: lisa.hill@JobGiraffe.com

Liza Farrell

Consultant, Downers Grove

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.”

Phone: (630) 241-3800
E-mail: liza.farrell@JobGiraffe.com

Brandi Gentile

Consultant/Temp Manager, Downers Grove

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!"

Phone: (630) 241-3800
E-mail: brandi.gentile@JobGiraffe.com

SCHAUMBURG

Beverly Rumishek

Office Manager/Consultant/Temp Manager, Schaumburg

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.”

Phone: (847) 969-0338
E-mail: beverly.rumishek@JobGiraffe.com

Marie Tuttle

Consultant, Schaumburg

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.”

Phone: (847) 969-0338
E-mail: marie.tuttle@JobGiraffe.com

Stevie Solita

Consultant, Schaumburg

Stevie has been with JobGiraffe (formerly Paige Personnel) since 2003. She quickly fit right in and became an integral part of the team, with an open, down to earth, easy-to-talk-to personality, and a desire to help not only her clients get the best people for their needs, but also to help her applicants find their ideal job. Stevie has three grown, married children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves spending as much time as possible with her kids and grandchildren.   In addition to spending quality time with family, she enjoys going out with friends, cooking, and hanging out in her pool in the summer.

“The best part of working for Job Giraffe is knowing that I can help someone achieve their career goals and really set them up for success. It’s very gratifying.”

Phone: (847) 969-0338
E-mail: stevie.solita@JobGiraffe.com

Donna Steinbrecher

Consultant, Schaumburg

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."

Phone: (847) 969-0338
E-mail: donna.steinbrecher@JobGiraffe.com

Andrew Horwitz

Consultant, Schaumburg

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. At JobGiraffe, Andrew will use the consulting talent that comes so naturally to him when working with Job Seekers and Clients, and his role within 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.

"I view my role as a JobGiraffe consultant as being similar to that of a relationship strategist. We want our candidates to find a company where they can grow and thrive in a corporate culture that makes them happy and fulfilled when they go to work every day. We want our corporate partners to feel that our candidates will bring what every company desires of its employees; the skills and commitment needed to help achieve common goals. I love helping to facilitate that process."

Phone: (773) 693-0480
E-mail: andrew.horwitz@JobGiraffe.com

VERNON HILLS

Sharon Murphy

Office Manager/Consultant, Vernon Hills

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."

Phone: (847) 362-4696
E-mail: sharon.murphy@JobGiraffe.com

Debra Gates

Consultant, Vernon Hills

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!"

Phone: (847) 362-4696
E-mail: deb.gates@JobGiraffe.com

Mimi Buckner

Consultant/Temp Manager, Vernon Hills

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.”

Phone: (847) 247-1212
E-mail: mimi.buckner@JobGiraffe.com

Megan Seeger

Recruiting and Staffing Coordinator, Vernon Hills

Megan is a recent graduate of Illinois State University, earning Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management. With recruiting being one of her main interests in the HR field, working at JobGiraffe has been a great way her to learn all the ins and outs of the staffing industry and gain insight into the recruiting and selecting aspect of HR. After getting her first taste in staffing industry as a JobGiraffe intern, she is glad to be back as part of the JobGiraffe staff and assist with the task of placing great candidates with employers. In her free time, Megan enjoys a wide range of hobbies including traveling, reading, working out, or just relaxing with friends.

Phone: (847) 362-4696
E-mail: megan.seeger@jobgiraffe.com

ALL LOCATIONS

Sean Brna

Social Media & Recruitment Advertising, All Locations

Sean has been with JobGiraffe for over 3 years and helped with the complicated transition from Paige Personnel to JobGiraffe, including assisting with the creation of the new website. He has the responsibilities of posting our job advertisements on multiple websites, in addition to helping with our social media and internet communications. This means he has an important position in that he constantly interacts with everyone within the company, always looking to make improvements to how the company finds the best applicants for our clients.

Sean currently holds two Bachelors degrees from Tulane University in History and Philosophy and lives in central Chicago not far from the lake and the beaches he loves. 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 a music website and writes many album, concert, and festival reviews. He can always be found listening to tunes when he's not busy with work.

E-mail: sean.brna@JobGiraffe.com

CORPORATE OFFICE

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.”

Phone: (773) 693-0480
E-mail: kris.piet@JobGiraffe.com

Gail Lee

Chief Compliance Officer, Chicago-O’Hare

Gail has been with JobGiraffe more than 25 years, starting in 1988. According to Gail, working for what was then Paige Personnel was the first “real” job that she ever had that didn’t involve selling lettuce crispers, bowl sets and toilet bowl brushes. Over the years, Gail has been a consultant, and a manager, and has been in corporate for the past 14 years. She now serve as Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for background checking and verifications processes.

Gail has 2 sons 2 stepdaughters, and 5 grandchildren with twins on the way and these days they are her hobbies.

Phone: (773) 693-0480
E-mail: gail.lee@JobGiraffe.com

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.”

Phone: (773) 693-0480
E-mail: janet.omalley@JobGiraffe.com

Patti Whitney

Vice President, 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."

Phone: (773) 693-9070
E-mail: patti.whitney@JobGiraffe.com

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