Meet the Kinsa Team

Food & Beverage Recruiters You Can Trust


Every face on the Kinsa Group team is one you can trust to consult with you about your career or hiring needs. Kinsa Group’s Account Managers and Recruiters are driven by commitment to your success and thrilled about the opportunity to help feed the world.


We can’t wait to meet you! Get to know our Kinsa Group team members below.

Laurie Hyllberg

Vice President

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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 over 20 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

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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

Senior Account Manager

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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, Confectionery, Shelf-Stable and Snack Foods 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!

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Mary Chambers

Senior Account Manager

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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, 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.

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Rob Navarro

Senior Recruiting Consultant

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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!

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Joe Sommerfeldt

Senior Account Manager

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Joe has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Marquette plus nearly 20 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.

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Dave Rothe

Senior Recruiting Consultant

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Dave is a Senior Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. He possesses a Master’s Degree and has 15 years of recruiting experience within the food and beverage industry. As a Senior Recruiter, Dave manages talent acquisition projects and full-life cycle recruiting for clients. He is always happy to find A+ talent for clients, and also great career opportunities for candidates. When not working Dave enjoys Wisconsin sports teams, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children, and four grandchildren.

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Shelly Jackson

Senior Customer Support Specialist

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Shelly 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.

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We want to know what’s on your plate. Reach out today—we look forward to hearing more about your hiring goals and challenges as you navigate the food and beverage industry.