Team Approach

Kinsa is anything but typical. We have a dynamic staff of skilled recruiting professionals with 142 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.

Laurie Hyllberg, Vice President

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Email LinkedIn Vice President at Kinsa Group and Executive Recruiter. Laurie champions Kinsa Group’s position as the top food and beverage recruiting firm in the nation and its presence in the global FMCG marketplace. To her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business Management, and Marketing she adds 22 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, FaB Wisconsin, Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network, 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 and foodservice providers growing their teams at the C-Suite, VP, Director, and Management level. Connect with Laurie today!

 

George Blomgren, Recruiting Manager

(414) 367-5504 /
Email LinkedInRecruiting Manager at Kinsa Group. George has a BA from Beloit College. He brings over 20 years of diverse talent acquisition experience to Kinsa clients, including extensive corporate and agency executive recruiting experience. An avid networker, George maintains an extensive professional network and prides himself on placing the right people in the right positions. Connect with George today and put his expertise to work for you!

Kris Binninger, Account Manager

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Email LinkedIn Account Manager at Kinsa Group. Kris has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business and brings 14 years of staffing and recruiting experience to Kinsa. Kris specializes in working with our Alcoholic Beverage, Bakery and Snack Foods, Hotel and Lodging accounts. Taking the time to get to know what employers and candidates are looking for, Kris delivers to her clients the candidates that she believes in.  Let Kris put her dedication to this type of Recruiter-Candidate relationship to work for you on your next search for great food/beverage industry professionals. Contact Kris today!

 

Mary Chambers, Account Manager

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Email LinkedInAccount Manager at Kinsa Group. Mary has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and 15 years of experience in the recruiting industry, including more than 10 years as a Recruiter at Kinsa Group. Currently a Kinsa Account Manager and Executive Recruiter she serves our Meat and Poultry customers, Shelf-Stable Foods, Cannabis, Nutraceutical, Dietary Supplement, Pet Food, and Food Packaging companies. She’s a great first point of contact at Kinsa if you have a talent recruiting need within your organization.

 

Doug Clayburg, Account Manager

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Email LinkedInAccount Manager at Kinsa Group. Doug has over 20 years of talent acquisition and staffing industry experience, with a reputation for successfully initiating new client partnerships in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and non-food industries. Doug is known for developing long-lasting, ongoing relationships with his customers. At Kinsa, Doug specializes in working with our Franchise and Corporate Restaurant accounts; Grocery, Club and Convenience Store chains; Foodservice and Retail Distributors and Brokers; and Food Equipment manufacturers.  Let Doug put his understanding of recruiting operational excellence to work for you.  Contact him today!

 

Karen Engelmann, Senior Recruiting Consultant

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Email LinkedInSr. 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 14 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.

 

Mitch Hawk, Executive Recruiting Consultant

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Email LinkedInExecutive Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Mitch has 17 years of experience in the Recruiting industry. If you’re seeking a new place to grow your career, talk to Mitch today. Let him connect you with a food and beverage industry client in the region that’s just right for you.

 

 

Rob Navarro, Senior Recruiting Consultant

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Email LinkedIn Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 14 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 9 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!

Joe Sommerfeldt, Senior Account Manager

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Email LinkedIn Sr. Account Manager and Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Joe has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Marquette plus 18 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 Confectionary, Dairy, Food Ingredients, Laboratory Services, 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.

Kris Looker, ABR Recruiting Manager

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Email LinkedInKris works at Kinsa’s parent company, ABR Employment Services in the Professional Search division and assists Kinsa’s Recruiting Team and clients with niche open positions and specialized search projects. Kris brings 20 years of recruiting experience to the team, including extensive IT and Engineering recruitment, as well as executive-level search. She has worked in several different industries, which has helped her to build and maintain a strong network of candidates. Kris enjoys the day-to-day challenges that come along with recruiting but overall it’s changing lives that makes the difference. If you hear from Kris directly, just know she’s ‘one of us’ and connect with Kris today at klooker@abrjobs.com.

Joan Pajari, Senior Marketing Specialist

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Email LinkedIn Joan serves as Kinsa Group’s recruitment marketing and content strategist. Her work has received eight email marketing awards from Constant Contact, as well as 5 communication awards from the American Staffing Association. She is passionate about developing, executing and measuring digital and recruitment marketing for Kinsa Group and ABR Employment Services to attract, engage and nurture c-suite to blue collar job candidates looking for work and client companies in need of a job placement partner. Joan has served Kinsa Group’s marketing needs since 2010 and is an employee of  ABR Employment Services, Kinsa Group’s parent company.

 

Shelly Jackson, Marketing & Customer Relations Associate

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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.