Team Approach

Kinsa is anything but typical. We have a dynamic staff of skilled recruiting professionals with 100 years of combined experience in recruiting. We work as a team to facilitate an efficient search and assessment process for our clients and candidates.

Our client companies receive dedicated attention from an Account Manager as well as a discipline-specific Executive Recruiter who also acts as an industry and marketplace consultant to identify, recruit and assess top talent for your critical open positions.

Contact us to find out how this team approach guarantees you the ideal match.

Mary Chambers, Account Manager

Mary(414) 367-5502 /
Email LinkedInAccount Manager at Kinsa Group. Mary has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry, including more than 5 years as a Recruiter at Kinsa. Currently a Kinsa Account Manager she handles new business development for our Meat and Poultry customers, as well as Shelf-Stable Foods, Grocery and Convenience Store accounts and Food Packaging companies. She’s a great first point of contact at Kinsa if you have a talent recruiting need within your organization.

Karen Engelmann, Sr. Recruiting Consultant

Karen(414) 367-5511 /
Email LinkedIn video-iconSr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Karen is the recipient of Kinsa’s top rated Customer Service Excellence Award for her care in guiding our clients and candidates through the search and hiring process. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry. Let Karen put her relationships and marketplace knowledge to work for you on your next search for a great food industry job.

Nancy Furgason, Sr. Recruiting Consultant

Nancy(414) 367-5512 /
Email LinkedInSr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Nancy brings unparalleled marketplace knowledge and food industry expertise gained from relationships built over 20 years of executive recruiting at Kinsa. An alum of MATC, she is regularly requested and acclaimed for her ability to identify and place top talent at Kinsa’s food and beverage processing company clients.

Laurie Hyllberg, Vice President

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Email LinkedIn video-iconVice President at Kinsa Group and Executive Recruiter. Laurie champions Kinsa’s position as the top food and beverage recruiting firm in the nation and presence in the global FMCG marketplace. To her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business Management and Marketing she adds 17 years of executive search experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. Building a network of executives and professionals through membership in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Institute of Food Technologists, and maintaining professional expertise in recruiting as an Executive Board Member for the Recruiters Of Wisconsin association, Laurie is able to connect top talent in the food industry with food and beverage processors growing their teams at the C-Suite, VP, Director, and Management level. Connect with Laurie today!

Shelly Jackson, Marketing & Customer Relations Associate

Shelly 2(414) 367-5501 /
Email LinkedInShelly has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marquette University and has been an important part of Kinsa’s team since 2005. Working closely with the Kinsa recruiting team, she is very familiar with the most up-to-date openings Kinsa is recruiting for and can provide direction to new candidates on how our process works. Shelly is also an accounts receivable contact for clients and accounts payable contact for vendors.

Laleh Lomonaco, Recruiter

Laleh 2(414) 367-5508 /
Email LinkedInLaleh has been a part of the Kinsa recruiting team for over two years. As an Executive Recruiter with an MBA from UW Milwaukee and a concentration in Human Resources Management, she has the skills to connect talented professionals with food and beverage employers across the country. Contact Laleh if you’re actively seeking a new career opportunity in the food or beverage industry. She is ready to discuss Kinsa’s current openings for VP, Director, Manager and technical professionals.

Rob Navarro, Sr. Recruiting Consultant

Rob 2(414) 367-5509 /
Email LinkedIn video-iconSr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

Tony Necci, Recruiting Manager

tony necci(414) 367-5504 /
LinkedInRecruiting Manager at Kinsa, Tony has a Master’s of Business Administration and Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has over 15 years of experience in executive recruiting and project management having worked in a wide variety of professions and industry verticals, including extensive work in Food & Beverage CPG. Let Tony put his network connections and extensive placement skills to work for you.

Dave Rothe, Account Manager

Dave 2(414) 367-5514 /
Email LinkedInAccount Manager and Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Dave has a Master’s Degree plus 8 years of experience recruiting at Kinsa Group as a food and beverage industry specialist. He specializes in identifying and placing talent with clients around the globe. As a Kinsa Account Manager he handles business development for a lot of our Bakery, Snack Food and Confectionery accounts as well as Pet Food.

Joe Sommerfeldt, Account Manager

Joe(414) 367-5515 /
Email LinkedIn video-iconAccount Manager and Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Joe has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Marquette plus 13 years of recruiting experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. In addition, he started his career as an HR Generalist at a Food Processing Plant in Milwaukee. As a Kinsa Account Manager he is the primary business development contact for many of our Dairy, Food Ingredients, and Seafood category accounts. Let Joe put his network of food industry professionals to work for you when you’re in need of your next top talent professional, manager, director or vice president.