• Our Team
    • Douglas A. Scott, C.P.C.
      President, Headhunting Services

      Douglas A. Scott, C.P.C.

      President, Headhunting Services

      “I am honored to lead our team at Movement. What could be better? I get to work with great clients, great candidates, and most importantly, great professionals who have chosen to dedicate their life’s work to the recruitment profession. This place is really something special.”

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      Douglas A. Scott, C.P.C.

      President, Headhunting Services

      Doug is one of the most versatile and highly-decorated leaders in the recruitment industry today. With over 23 years of success and experience in all facets of the business, he is the epitome of excellence. Also, a hands-on practitioner, he manages some of Movement’s most challenging searches directly while heading the general operations of the firm. Throughout his career, Doug has trained and mentored 100’s of headhunters, managed multi-million dollar operations, and has led countless search assignments to successful completion.

      • B.A. Employment Relations, Michigan State University, 1989
      • Prior experience includes a 20 year career in the recruitment and staffing industry with The Mergis Group, a division of Spherion.
      • 9 year Performance Forum winner—The Mergis Group’s Employee of the Year – 2007.
      • Expertise in training and developing teams and member of Sr. Executive Leadership Group.
      • Directly leads multiple operations throughout the country.
      • Born, raised, and currently lives on Union Lake in the Lakes Area of Southeast Michigan.
      • Enjoys boating and all water sports.
      • Activities include playing ice hockey, golf, music and video production.
      • Married to Shawn for 27 years, three fantastic children—Courtney, D.J., and Lauren.
    • J. David Bradley, C.P.C.
      Sr. Vice President, Headhunting Services

      J. David Bradley, C.P.C.

      Sr. Vice President, Headhunting Services

      “Other than perhaps being a professional hockey player; I can’t imagine doing anything other than this. I get to work in my hometown of Clarkston, MI with the best group of Headhunters in the business.”

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      J. David Bradley, C.P.C.

      Sr. Vice President, Headhunting Services

      He is simply one of the most successful professionals to ever dedicate themselves to the business of headhunting. No one in the recruiting business has as much energy, focus, and desire to succeed than David. He is extremely knowledgeable, utilizing his vast experience with searches in multiple industries and specialty areas. A veteran of over 18 years, David tackles every search with unbridled tenacity along with impeccable attention to every detail throughout the entire process.

      • B.B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, 1990, M.B.A. Franciscan University, 1992
      • 15 years of prior recruitment background with The Mergis Group, a division of Spherion.
      • Career includes 600 + direct placements in all functional disciplines over a broad spectrum of industries to include: (Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy, Food, Packaging and Life Sciences).
      • MOVEMENT Top Producer 2011, 2012 and 2013
      • Mergis Group Performance Forum Winner in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 (To qualify for Performance Forum you are in the Top 5-10% nationwide).
      • Born in Canada, raised in Toronto, ON and has been a Clarkston, MI resident for 16 years.
      • Enjoys playing competitive hockey, racquetball and golf.
      • Youth travel hockey coach in the Detroit area with 2 different teams.
      • Married to Lisa for 21 yrs, proud father of five children Justina, Ryan, Chris, Paul and Sarah.
    • Christopher Cross
      V.P. & General Manager, Headhunting Services

      Christopher Cross

      V.P. & General Manager, Headhunting Services

      “I have a simple mission with my work. Let’s get to know each other and establish trust to a level that you would give me a set of keys to your house.”

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      Christopher Cross

      V.P. & General Manager, Headhunting Services

      Clients love him. Candidates love him. All people love him. He defines the term, “Nice guys finish first!” There is no one better at managing and understanding human behavior than Chris. He is a fantastic listener, a great communicator, and an expert match-maker. He always gets to the essence of finding the right fit for his clients. He would rather go back to the drawing board and start the search over than shoehorn a placement. With over 10 years in the business, he is really, really good, and on his way to iconic levels of success.

      • Bachelors in Philosophy, Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy 1999
      • 10 years experience in account management, recruiting and managing recruiters.
      • Ranked in the top five of 45 recruiters throughout 3 offices as a multiple performance incentive winner.
      • Born and raised in St. Louis, MO but has lived in various states in the US, as well as Italy, Spain, Colombia and Mexico. Currently resides in Grand Blanc, MI
      • Activities include mentoring youth through mission trips and coaching various sports. (4 CYO soccer coaching titles for varsity soccer)
      • Enjoys all outdoor activities (builds an outdoor ice hockey rink in back yard for his boys every winter). Also enjoys soccer, basketball, hiking and good strong coffee by the fire place!
      • Married to his wife Rebecca (scored over 1,000 points in her 4 years as captain of the high school basketball team and later went on to play college hoops). Proud dad to 5 crazy kids – Jack, Lucas, Isaac, Mark, and Ella.
    • Elisha Gray
      Operations Manager

      Elisha Gray

      Operations Manager

      “Learn from yesterday; live for tomorrow”. I live by that creed and it has served me well throughout my life.”

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      Elisha Gray

      Operations Manager

      Every company has that utility player. You know; the person that can do anything. In the morning, Elisha may be streamlining our entire IT and accounting back office systems. In the afternoon, she is on-boarding our newest hire. In the evening, she is on the phone with her client closing a six-figure deal. Elisha is such a gem, and an incredibly valuable member of the team.

      • BA Human Resources, Baker College, 2004
      • Proud mom to her adorable girls, Megan and Amber.
      • Born in Flint, resides in Davison, MI.
      • Hobbies: family and friends – having fun with both. Loves to hit the dance floor. Insanity workouts.
    • Ryan LaForge
      Managing Director, Contract Search Services

      Ryan LaForge

      Managing Director, Contract Search Services

      “I go home every night thankful to be part of this team. Everyone is full of character and driven to no end. I’m hanging my hat here for the long haul.”

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      Ryan LaForge

      Managing Director, Contract Search Services

      Movement started out as a search firm that did only direct-hire placements. Our strategy was to build out that business and then find a leader with a proven track-record of success in contract staffing who can do it all—recruit, build teams, manage clients, and lead the practice through torrid growth. Well, we found our guy; his name is Ryan LaForge. Ryan is everything you could ask for in a person. He is as dependable, loyal, and as trustworthy as they come. His ability to get granular with every last detail of a placement coupled with the understanding and vision of the big picture for the practice in the future is beyond impressive. Ryan’s education and experience as an engineer gives him instant credibility with his clients and candidates that allows for him to deliver spot on technical staffing solutions every time.

      • Graduated from GMI (now Kettering University) in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
      • 16 years of Automotive Engineering related experience in the fields of metal stampings, pressroom automation and interior trim components.
      • Generated and led operations producing over $4mm in revenue since 2009.
      • Born and raised in Utica, MI.
      • Huge sports fan. Avid golfer, played competitive baseball until age 34.
      • Finished a full marathon in 2007 as a New Year’s resolution without any prior running experience.
      • Married to wife, Tee, with two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Ava.
    • Greg Giltner
      Managing Director, Headhunting Services

      Greg Giltner

      Managing Director, Headhunting Services

      “What we are building here in Charleston, SC is going to be a game changer in our industry.”

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      Greg Giltner

      Managing Director, Headhunting Services

      Greg has been a leader in the search business since 1999, working for a large national firm, then a small boutique, and finally on his own for over 10 years before joining Movement. In a nutshell, Greg Giltner knows a thing or two about the recruiting business. We got to know Greg over the years and the firm counted on him to deliver us candidates that we wouldn’t have found otherwise. He has honed the art and science of identifying and attracting top talent through well crafted, and customized posts strategically placed on the web. Greg has developed a unique candidate screening process that is world-class and stands as the gold standard in the recruitment business.

      Now, he is in charge of Movement’s National Candidate Recruitment Center (C.R.C.), based in his hometown of Charleston, SC. This state of the art Recruitment Center has been built to become the engine that drives candidate flow for Movement’s searches throughout N. America and globally. A lot of really exciting things are happening here at Movement; Greg and the C.R.C. play a huge part in all of it.

      • 2006-2015 Successfully built a permanent placement firm representing Fortune 1000 clients throughout the United States.
      • 2003-2006 Joined a boutique recruiting firm specializing in operations/engineering professionals in the FDA regulated industries and became the company’s top biller.
      • 1999-2003 Worked as a staffing and full desk recruiter placing information technology professionals.
      • Attended the University of South Carolina.
      • Greg,his wife Meredith, and daughter Vivian live in Charleston where they race sailboats and enjoy travelling internationally.
    • Derek Pennycook
      Sr. Practice Director, Headhunting Services

      Derek Pennycook

      Sr. Practice Director, Headhunting Services

      “From day one, I immersed myself into this amazing business. I am making my mark here at Movement.”

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      Derek Pennycook

      Sr. Practice Director, Headhunting Services

      Several years ago, Movement hired Derek right out of college as one of our first Headhunter Support Specialists, and now he is a Director with the firm as he has cultivated and managed some of our best client relationships. From day one, Derek has made his presence felt here at Movement, and his future has no limits.

      • Michigan State University Bachelor of Science: Human Resource and Society, Interdepartmental Studies: Cognate: Economics
      • Resides in Royal Oak Michigan with his wife Claire.
      • Studying for his MBA at Walsh College.
      • Hobbies include skiing, biking, spending time up-north, traveling and attending Michigan State sporting events
    • Eric Jones
      Practice Director, Headhunting Services

      Eric Jones

      Practice Director, Headhunting Services

      “I get to bring passion, intensity and the opportunity to compete every day to my job. I love it here.”

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      Eric Jones

      Practice Director, Headhunting Services

      After 20 years as one of the most recognized and well-respected leaders in the hospitality and restaurant industry, Eric decided it was time for a change. He has spent over two decades recruiting, training and developing high producing teams. Sixty hour work weeks are imbedded into his DNA and now Movement has him and what a machine he is. His communication skills are off the charts and he is the most competitive guy in the room. Eric Jones is really, really good.

      • Married to high school sweetheart, Melissa for 18 years.
      • Proud father of three children, Austen, Madysen, & Jaksen.
      • Competed in several team sports at a high level.
      • Huge Michigan State, Detroit Tigers, and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
      • Coaches for his son’s youth football teams.
    • Tony Smith
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Tony Smith

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “24/7, 365 days a year. I am all in.”

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      Tony Smith

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Once in a blue moon, Movement finds someone from outside of our business who is hard-wired for headhunting. Tony Smith is one of those rare finds. As a former officer in the US Navy, he exhibits intense discipline. He has sold and closed multi-million dollar deals throughout his career to some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the world. Along the way, he has successfully trained, developed, and lead high-level sales teams in a multitude of environments. Since he has come on board, he has been right on the mark. A superstar in the making and we are very lucky to have him on the team.

      • Married to Brenda for 20 years, 2 beautiful teenage Daughters.
      • Enjoys utilizing his artistic talents by creating various art pieces for display.
      • Loves float tube fishing on hard to reach lakes, golf, volleyball, and band night with his Brothers.
      • Avid enthusiast of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
    • Kevin Goebel
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Kevin Goebel

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “Headhunting is a very simple business that is not easy to do.”

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      Kevin Goebel

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Kevin possesses all of the characteristics that great Recruiters have. He is articulate, street-smart and as honest as they come. With over 7 years in the search business, he took to it quickly at a very young age and he has never looked back. Whether Kevin is speaking to CEO’s or Production Managers, he does so with poise and purpose on every phone call. Kevin Goebel and Movement, a perfect combination.

      • Previous experience in Retail Management.
      • Born and raised in Metro Detroit.
      • Enjoys spending time at his cabin up north with family.
      • Hobbies include fishing, snowmobiling, off-road racing.
    • Geoff Morgan
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Geoff Morgan

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “There isn’t a mountain too high; or a valley too low for me to look to find your next superstar.”

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      Geoff Morgan

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Around here we talk a lot about how you have to “live the business” in order to be successful. Geoff embodies that mindset every day. A Headhunting veteran for over 12 years, he is constantly connected to his clients and candidates 24/7, 365. Geoff has seamlessly moved in and out of multiple specialty verticals and industries throughout his career. His ability to quickly adapt and learn the nuances of each search requirement that he takes on is beyond impressive. To top it all off, Geoff Morgan is a blast to work with and we are very lucky and proud to have him with us at Movement.

      • BA Communications, Michigan State University
      • Interests include: Baseball, tennis, basketball, live jazz, 80’s music and walkathons.
      • Very active in participating in Outreach activities and events.
      • Zodiac sign—Scorpio.
    • Pat Bingaman
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Pat Bingaman

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “My goal everyday is to get on the phone and talk to as many people as I can. There are millions of great clients and candidates in the world waiting for me to connect them. My work as a Headhunter has purpose and I love it.”

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      Pat Bingaman

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Pat dedicated his career in the mortgage banking industry and rose to the top 1% of his profession. He then made the big decision to switch careers while at the height of his profession. He chose to turn himself into a recruiter, he chose Movement, and wow, are we fortunate to have him here. He is a consummate professional in everything that he does, highly consultative, and an expert networker with high level decision makers. Pat consistently leads almost all of our production metrics, an absolute machine in the office. A huge talent on his way to becoming one of Movement’s best.

      • BS Marketing, Ferris State University
      • Married to Katherine with three great kids, Andrew, Claire and Adam
      • Enjoys Crossfit workouts and a big fan of Michigan Craft Beers.
      • Competed for several years in the Michigan amateur golf circuit.
    • Dominic Chiappelli
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Dominic Chiappelli

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “During my interview here, the leadership team asked if I grew up playing competitive hockey. When I said yes, they asked if I could start work on Monday.”

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      Dominic Chiappelli

      Director, Headhunting Services

      The Chiappelli family name is quite well known around these parts. His grandparents were Italian immigrants who came to this country with nothing but strong backs and a dream of a future full of opportunity if given the chance to perform. Fast forward two generations and the family owns several incredible businesses and they are pillars of the community. Dominic grew up in this winning environment, Movement loves winners, Movement hired Dominic. Talk about a great find. He has come into the organization like a fireball. Example: He stepped in, orchestrated his plan, pounded the phones, and found a Sr. Director candidate out of our clients’ direct competitor and closed the deal within his first two weeks on the job. Nobody does that. Dominic Chiappelli does.

      • BBA Management from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
      • Born and raised in the Clarkston area.
      • Enjoys playing competitive hockey, hunting, fishing, golf.
      • Played professional hockey for teams in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Canada.
    • Jeremy Smith
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Jeremy Smith

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “I am a blue collar recruiter. I work hard, I work smart, and I always deliver. Any questions?”

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      Jeremy Smith

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Jeremy Smith is another seasoned veteran in the staffing business that Movement didn’t think we had a chance to land. He heard about our goals and aspirations to blow the doors off of the engineering contract services division and we asked him to become a huge part of our future. His experience in this space is unsurpassed. Jeremy knows everyone in town. He has been a significant addition to the team as Movement continues to expand the contract services practice and become a major force in the staffing industry. Hard core, old school, recruitment of the best candidates you can possibly find is what this business is all about. Jeremy lives by this creed.

      • Over 15 years experience leading high performance recruitment teams for multi-million dollar staffing companies. Married to Debbie for over 20 years.
      • Four beautiful kids – Cooper, twins Kenzie and Mady, and Brea.
      • Loves watching his children compete in sports – football, hockey, lacrosse and soccer.
    • Tim Pobuda
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Tim Pobuda

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “Confucius said: Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.”

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      Tim Pobuda

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Tim has been a fixture in the Michigan headhunting community for over 23 years. He was one of our leading producers for many years and worked with several of us who started our careers together at The Mergis Group. After spending the last few years with another search firm, Tim is now reunited with several of his former colleagues here at Movement. His expertise in the business along with his deeply rooted relationships with his candidates and clients is unparalleled to anyone in the firm. Now that Tim Pobuda is on the team, the band is officially back together again.

      • Born in South Haven, raised in Battle Creek, MI.
      • BA, Kalamazoo College, MA, Training & Development, Western Michigan University, 1987
      • Top Performance Winner: Mergis Group 1991 – 2009; Venteon 2011 – 2013; Movement 2014
      • Former college football, baseball, and youth soccer coach
      • Current Coach, Clarkston HS Equestrian Team
      • Married to Dr. Martha Wright, daughters Emily and Sarah
    • Tom Cupples
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Tom Cupples

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “Yes, this business can be rewarding financially, but what really motivates me is the opportunity to truly improve the lives of my clients and candidates, every day.”

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      Tom Cupples

      Director, Headhunting Services

      This young man has all of the tools. Perfectly persistent, thoroughly engaged, and possesses an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Tom comes to us with just over three years at another staffing company and within that time he has developed into a masterful recruiter and a consultative client manager beyond his years. Since coming to Movement, Tom has had his head on a swivel, knocking down search after search with the quiet confidence that he brings to his work every day. Movement has another definite keeper in Tommy Cupples.

      • B.S. Marketing, Oakland University, 2010
      • Avid traveler with over 100 flights logged.
      • Hobbies include: Acoustic guitar, martial arts, camping, fishing, hiking, boating, and golf.
      • Health and Fitness advocate
    • Anthony Sorrentino
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Anthony Sorrentino

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “There is so much energy to feed off at Movement and I cannot wait to prove myself.”

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      Anthony Sorrentino

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Anthony cut his teeth with one of our competitors in the search business shortly after he graduated from college. He quickly gained a reputation around town as a great business developer with his keen attention to detail and commitment to delivering the right solutions to his clients. When Movement reached out to him, both of us knew the time was right to take his game to the next level. He is now a key performer in our Contract Search Services group. He works very hard, he works very smart, and he has a natural talent for this business. Anthony Sorrentino, yet another great Headhunter working for Movement.

      • Formerly an Account Manager for Diversified Industrial Staffing
      • B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Grand Valley State University, Alpha Sigma Phi
      • Hobbies include: Hockey, Golfing, Skiing, Boating, & a self-proclaimed Foodie
    • Jann DeMars
      Sr. Headhunter

      Jann DeMars

      Sr. Headhunter

      “My job is to help people all day, every day. I can’t believe they pay me for this. Pinch me.”

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      Jann DeMars

      Sr. Headhunter

      This powerhouse certainly has the gift to gab. After one encounter with Jann you will probably be invited over to her house for a BBQ and on her Christmas card list. She is super smart, very thorough and curious about every last detail. Her track-record of success and entrepreneurial spirit is off the charts. She has bought, ran, and sold several companies throughout her career. Jann came into this business only a few years ago, but it has been a glove fit. Recruiting is a people business and Jann is all about people.

      • 23 Year track record of successful recruiting and business development experience.
      • Entrepreneurially developed a direct sales company for 16 years mentoring over 300 consultants and team leaders, earning 14 global travel incentives and procuring 8 national awards.
      • Lifelong Michigan resident with over 25 years in Davison, MI.
      • 2 exceptional children who are married and have blessed her with two grandchildren, so far.
      • Never stops learning and seeker of absolute truth.
    • Matt Parcells, C.P.C.
      Sr. Headhunter

      Matt Parcells, C.P.C.

      Sr. Headhunter

      “I have a constant desire to learn which allows me to dive in and be successful on the toughest searches. Bringing together great candidates with great companies is what I live for.”

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      Matt Parcells, C.P.C.

      Sr. Headhunter

      We have amongst us at Movement, yet another seasoned professional who has dedicated his career to the business of headhunting. A 20 year veteran of executive search, Matt is the digger of all diggers when it comes to finding rare, hard-to-find talent. His search practice has taken him to all corners of the globe as he is absolutely relentless in his pursuit of finding the perfect fit for his clients’ openings. Extremely technical, Matt educates himself extensively on every industry that he finds himself working in. When clients work with Matt, they know he does not rest until the search has been successfully completed.

      • Previously owned a resume consulting business (published some articles for national publication and did seminars) for 5 years.
      • Moved into Headhunting with Aim Executive/Spherion/Mergis from 1996 to February of 2011.
      • BA in Criminal Justice, Minor in Philosophy from Lycoming College in 1989. Activities: 3-year-letterman in Men’s Tennis, on-campus writing consultant, reporter/writer for student newspaper, member, Phi Sigma Tau (Honor Society for Philosophy).
      • Active member of his church, leading a Christian men’s small group and bible study.
      • Enjoys spending time with wife of 20 years, Cindy, and son, Hunter.
      • Hobbies and activities include: Competitive Tennis, gun marksmanship, weight-lifting, cub scouts, assistant coaching son’s soccer teams, and hiking. Additional recreation includes euchre-night with buddies, chess, Sudoku, reading non-fiction, and enjoying cinema and music.
    • Linda Gantos
      Sr. Headhunter

      Linda Gantos

      Sr. Headhunter

      “To be a Headhunter mixing it up with the movers and shakers of the world is absolutely thrilling. Incredible people inspire me beyond words.”

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      Linda Gantos

      Sr. Headhunter

      Movement has a little secret. Yes, our job is to find superstars for our clients’ most demanding needs, but when we find a really, really good one; we keep that person for ourselves. Meet Linda Gantos. Originally from the Windy City, Linda was one of the most popular and successful television and radio correspondents and news anchors in Chicago for over 11 years. Her terrific personality and sophisticated research skills she honed as a reporter translates perfectly into the DNA of what we look for here at Movement. Linda is everything we hoped for and more. Her passion for excellence is inspiring and her level of commitment is second to none.

      • BA Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago.
      • Former Radio & Television Correspondent & Anchor, Westwood One & Navteq, Chicago, Ill.
      • Competitive dancing experience. Member of U of Illinois Dance Troupe & volunteer instructor of dance for underprivileged youth.
      • Lives in Clarkston, MI with her 2 children.
      • Hobbies include: Biking, rollerblading, travel, and gourmet cooking for family and friends.
    • Nicole Carreon
      Sr. Headhunter, Headhunting Services

      Nicole Carreon

      Sr. Headhunter, Headhunting Services

      “Headhunting is such a vibrant part of who I am!”

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      Nicole Carreon

      Sr. Headhunter, Headhunting Services

      What we have here in Nicole is a fireball of epic proportions. This woman is faster than a bullet and works that extra degree, enough to make steam at 212 degrees to power a locomotive. Nicole comes to Movement with a very impressive resume in the contract staffing business and her “can do” attitude is infectious. If there is a project that we need completed flawlessly, and on time, Nicole is our go-to person to get it done. Always a top producer in the staffing business wherever she has been, Movement is very fortunate to have her for many years to come as she settles back home here in Michigan with her wonderful family.

      • BS Business & MBA in Healthcare Management.
      • Two fantastic children, resides in Phoenix, AZ.
      • Love the outdoors and all activities on the water.
      • Enjoys sports, and BBQ’s with family and friends.
    • Bill Varon
      Sr. Headhunter

      Bill Varon

      Sr. Headhunter

      “Reunited, and it feels so good!”

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      Bill Varon

      Sr. Headhunter

      Movement was originally founded back in 2009 by a small group of recruiters who had previously worked together for a large, national staffing company. Fast forward several years later, most of the original team has now been reassembled and is working under the Movement banner. Bill was one of the guys that got away. After 10 years as a top producer in the recruitment biz, he left it in 2008 and immersed himself for another 10 years as an IT sales and implementation consultant specializing in ERP solutions. Now, he is back where he belongs. Back in the business of Headhunting and with all of his old friends and colleagues at Movement. To say we are beyond thrilled to have this seasoned, uber-talented veteran back in the mix is an understatement. Journey is still a really good rock band but it is not the same without Steve Perry belting out the lyrics. Welcome back to the band, Bill Varon.

      • BS Computer Engineering, Oakland University, 1990
      • Lives in Downtown Rochester, married with two wonderful children.
      • Avid collector of craft beers and enjoys listening to an eclectic mix of music.
      • Placements range from Museum Curators to Engineering Gurus.
    • Steven Mason
      Headhunter

      Steven Mason

      Headhunter

      “Go big or go home.”

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      Steven Mason

      Headhunter

      Standing tall at 6’ 8”, this young man is a giant, physically and professionally. He received his education from the prestigious College for Creative Studies in Detroit. While there, he met up with some other creative-types and formed a nationally renowned punk rock band and embarked on a tour of North America. Steven then found his way into the mortgage business and made a huge impact. He set the company record for the most loans ever originated in a month at a volume of over $4,000,000. Wow, now that’s big. Guess what happened next? That’s right, Movement hired him. Steven has an amazing personality. He is super engaging and interested in just about anything. We love curious minds around here and Steven’s impact here at Movement has been, well, really big.

      • College of Creative Studies, Advertising Design.
      • Resides in Livingston County with his beautiful wife, Devon.
      • Huge Detroit sports fan—Lions, Tigers, Wolverines.
      • Interests include: Fishing, guns, music, reading and the arts.
      • Personal hero = Dad.
    • Sarah Shipman
      Headhunter

      Sarah Shipman

      Headhunter

      “My job every day is to help contribute to the betterment and success of others. Who wouldn’t love that?”

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      Sarah Shipman

      Headhunter

      To say Sarah Shipman is just another bright bulb in the firm is an understatement. Her natural ability to communicate with candidates, clients, and with our entire staff to understand the nuances on every search she gives support on is beyond approach. She has great energy, a curious mind; she is as smart as a whip. Sarah’s future in this business and with Movement is the only thing brighter that the bright bulb that she is.

      • B.A. English, The College of Charleston
      • Born in the Netherlands and raised in Cincinnati, OH.
      • Coaches for the College of Charleston’s Women’s Rugby Club.
      • Hobbies include: Fiction writing, sports, astronomy, literature, movies and nerd culture.
    • Pierce Buster
      Director, Headhunting Services

      Pierce Buster

      Director, Headhunting Services

      “Nobody says they want to be a Recruiter when they grow up, but they should. This business is awesome.”

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      Pierce Buster

      Director, Headhunting Services

      Pierce has a really interesting story. After graduating from college in Tennessee, he moved to Charleston and became a professional Caddie for over eight years and was a fixture at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. It was there where he learned to network with some of the most famous and successful people in the country. He grabbed his MBA from The Citadel and then became a leading Researcher for the Wall Street investment community, as he recruited high-profile leaders to provide consulting advice to investors for multiple industries. Those talents and skills have transitioned beautifully here and he is on his way to becoming one of our brightest stars. To top it off, this Southern Boy is an avid ice hockey player. You bet, Pierce Buster is another great fit for Team Movement!

      • B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South
      • M.B.A., The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina
      • Born in Atlanta & raised in Lexington, KY.
      • Resides in Charleston, SC with his beautiful wife, Kelly.
      • Hobbies: Golf, Skiing, Hockey, & University of Kentucky basketball.
    • Carrie Leuenhagen
      Headhunter

      Carrie Leuenhagen

      Headhunter

      “I make phone calls to make a difference.”

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      Carrie Leuenhagen

      Headhunter

      So, here’s the deal. Carrie has been a Kindergarten teacher for the past 20 years; she comes knocking on Movement’s door and tells us that she’s looking for a new challenge in her life and thinks she wants to be a Headhunter. Initially, we told her it must be some kind of mid-life crisis thing and we sent her on her way. Then she kept coming back to us over and over again. We finally agreed to sit down and interview with her. Movement hired her on the spot. Carrie is amazing; her energy and enthusiasm for this business is off the charts. She consumes information, executes her plan, and develops relationships with clients and candidates like she has been doing this for 20 years. Headhunting is Carrie’s new calling and she is very, very good at it. Perhaps one of the best hires Movement has made in recent memory.

      • BS Accountancy & MA in Education, University of Illinois.
      • Education Specialist in Leadership, Oakland University.
      • Married to Brian, three children, Brad, Amy, & Courtney.
      • Avid reader, yogi, and runner—has run several half and full marathons.
    • Matt Williams
      Headhunter

      Matt Williams

      Headhunter

      “At the end of the day, I am a professional match maker. Cupid of the business world.”

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      Matt Williams

      Headhunter

      What we have here with Matt Williams is upside to infinity and beyond. This young man comes to us with a strong track record of success in the recruitment business in both candidate recruitment and client development. He is meticulously detail-oriented, and at the same time, very savvy with a highly consultative approach with every phone call. What a great addition we have made with Matt in our Charleston, SC operation.

      • BS Political Science & MBA, The College of Charleston, 2013, 2014
      • Born and raised on Hilton Head, SC.
      • Enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing all sports & games that lead to good times.
    • Tim Dameron
      Headhunter

      Tim Dameron

      Headhunter

      “Nothing but quality.”

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      Tim Dameron

      Headhunter

      When you meet someone who has unbridled, positive energy; you take notice. When that person has 25 years of experience breaking the mold in the exciting world of professional and intercollegiate sports entertainment; you want them on your team. Tim Dameron’s fascinating career with the Detroit Pistons, Oakland University, and United Shore Professional Baseball League as the head of promotions is beyond impressive. In his career, he has entertained hundreds of thousands of fans, hobnobbed with the rich and famous and worked countless 20 hour days to get the job done. As expected, Tim’s transition into the world of headhunting has him on the fast track to becoming one of Movement’s brightest superstars.

      • Key support member for 4 NBA & WNBA championship teams—Detroit Pistons & Detroit Shock
      • BA, Michigan State University, 1992; MA, Kent State University, 1994
      • Member, MSU Cheerleading Squad, 1989 – 1992
      • Winner of Outstanding AP award, Oakland University, 2012
      • Eagle Scout, Chaplin in Scouting Program
      • Married, with two children, a son and daughter.
      • Avid beach volleyball player.
    • Brian Sheehan
      Headhunter

      Brian Sheehan

      Headhunter

      “When a successful placement is made everyone wins; and I love to win.”

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      Brian Sheehan

      Headhunter

      To be a successful Headhunter, you have to be a good salesman. Not the silver-tongued, slick, let’s make a deal variety, but one that listens, probes and understands how to identify and deliver complex solutions to problems. Brian is probably the most highly-decorated and experienced business to business sales professional Movement has ever hired. A top performing sales leadership professional with over 25 years in the publishing and office solutions industries; he has taken off like a rocket as a Headhunter here at Movement. He manages the placement process beautifully with all of his candidates and clients. Smart, mature, and driven. A real pro.

      • BS, Marketing, Western Michigan University
      • Married, with two wonderful children, Danny and Erin
      • Support and coaches his kids who are active in competitive baseball and dance.
      • Enjoy running marathons, boating & water activities, and golf.
    • Chris Williams
      Headhunter

      Chris Williams

      Headhunter

      “People. It’s all about the people.”

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      Chris Williams

      Headhunter

      Chris Williams lives life to the fullest and has tackled adversity with impressive strength, giving him the nickname “The Hulk”. This impressive role model epitomizes the definition of grit, resilience, and fortitude in his life and his work. He fires on all cylinders 24/7; recruiting candidates, closing deals and leading some of Movement’s most impressive client relationships. Chris is a headhunting machine and a true anchor for our Charleston office.

      • B.S. Biology & M.S. Exercise Science, University of Georgia.
      • Four year letterman, University of Georgia
      • Professional Motivational Speaker, adversity and change expert.
      • Resides in Charleston, SC with beautiful wife Ali and their two Dobermans.
      • Enjoys boating, kayaking, and exercising.
    • Matt Newcomb
      Headhunter

      Matt Newcomb

      Headhunter

      “I love this business because it’s fun. I succeed in this business because I have to win.”

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      Matt Newcomb

      Headhunter

      Motivated, competitive, and charismatic. This is Matt Newcomb. A 17 year veteran in the recruitment biz; Matt has succeeded at the highest levels with some of the largest, and most prestigious, technical search firms in the world. Now he works for Movement and his game has never been better. One of the most respected members of the firm and his potential is beyond infinity.

      • Bachelor in Elementary Education, University of Michigan 1996.
      • Born and raised in Mt. Morris, MI; currently resides in Davison, MI.
      • MHSAA Wrestling and Football Official, coaches travel softball and baseball, and enjoys camping.
      • Married to wife Kari for 23 years and a proud dad to two awesome kids, Sierra and Carter.
    • Steve Diaz
      Headhunter

      Steve Diaz

      Headhunter

      “I love the vibe at Movement. I love the people, and I love this business.”

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      Steve Diaz

      Headhunter

      Now here is an interesting guy, born and raised in San Diego, CA., he enlists in the Navy for 5 years as an Aviation Boatswains specializing in crash, rescue and salvage operations. It is here Steve developed his intense discipline and work ethic. From there, he goes to Las Vegas for several years and makes connections with the high rollers to become a successful VIP Host for some of the most glamorous and prestigious nightclubs on The Strip. Does this sound like the make-up of a great Headhunter? You better believe it! Steve’s Type A personality draws in every candidate that crosses his path during the day and at night after everyone has gone home he is immersed into his research like the soldier he is, diligently planning for the next day.

      • Loves being the best father to his sons, Aizik and Noah.
      • Married to his beautiful wife Amber.
      • Enjoys all sports.
    • Ryan Candela
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Ryan Candela

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “I am surrounded by Rock Stars on a daily basis who work hard and have fun. Bingo.”

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      Ryan Candela

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Ryan represents another generation of young Turks that Movement has brought into the organization from the ground up. He has stepped right in and has made an immediate impact; taking to this business like nobody’s business. His ability to understand the nomenclature that we use with our candidates and clients is beyond impressive. Very smart, sparkling personality and highly motivated. It also doesn’t hurt that Ryan is a scoring machine on the ice for Team MVMT.

      • B.S. Biology & Pre-Med, Oakland University
      • Four year letter-winner & two year Captain, Oakland University Hockey Club
      • Born and raised in Troy, MI.
      • Hobbies: Hockey, golf, baseball, fishing, bike riding, and piano.
    • Heather Risk
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Heather Risk

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “From Bean Counter to Head Hunter. What an awesome ride it continues to be!”

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      Heather Risk

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Heather excelled for 20 years as a CPA in the world of accounting and finance and then took the plunge into the recruitment biz and worked for Robert Half beginning in 2013. At RHI, she rose up the ranks becoming their most prolific search consultant of accounting and finance professionals in the region. When we recruited Heather it was the perfect time and match for both her and the firm. MOVEMENT continues to expand our presence in A&F recruitment and Heather was looking to up her game here by diversifying her efforts into other specializations and new business development. Heather Risk is deeply committed to the business of headhunting, articulate, and sharp as a tack. A consummate professional.

      • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Michigan State University, 1991
      • Proud mother of two beautiful children that give her gray hair!
      • Enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding and competitive weightlifting
    • Manny Alalouf
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Manny Alalouf

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “I have the ability to be myself in this business. I am also allowed to compete to be the best that I can be. I love it.”

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      Manny Alalouf

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Manny started with us as one of MVMT’s Summer Interns. By the end of the summer, we had recruiting veterans with decades of experience taking Manny out to lunch asking for his advice as to how he is able to do what he does with such ease and grace. Yes, Manny is that good. Wise beyond his years, this kid knows how to relate to people and is able to become a trusted advisor to everyone he connects with. Manny’s approach and diligence to the business are completely refreshing. A real thinker and an absolute winner.

      • B.S. Political Science, Michigan State University
      • Born, raised and still resides in Clarkston, MI.
      • Spends free time with beautiful high school sweetheart Niki and their bulldog Rambo.
      • Enjoys playing ukulele, hiking and volunteering at state parks, studying astronomy, and being artistic.
    • Mike Hendrix
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Mike Hendrix

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “The team here at Movement is great. The recruitment business is great. I am going for great.”

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      Mike Hendrix

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      After 14 successful years in the advertising sales biz, Mike Hendrix has honed his interpersonal, leadership and consultative skills to a level that few achieve. Now that he has pivoted his career and has reinvented himself as a headhunter with Movement we know there is nothing that he can’t do. Mike’s professionalism and dedication are beyond reproach. Another winner who calls Movement home. Simply awesome.

      • Married to wife Dawn for 11 years and proud father of three children, Jack, Eva & Will.
      • Loves exercise and hanging with the family.
      • Huge fan of sports and competition.
      • Die-hard Michigan football fan.
    • Kristen Cook
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Kristen Cook

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “I feel like I was born to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Now that I am in the Headhunting business, I know what that truly means.”

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      Kristen Cook

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      There is a super bright bulb of energy and talent down in our Charleston Office and her name is Kristen Cook. She comes to us with much success under her belt as a top producer in outside sales before joining the firm. While she is dedicated to her research, Kristen turns it up a notch when she gets on the phone; smiling and dialing all day long. Kristen’s commitment to having long-term success here is unsurpassed. She has an incredibly engaging personality with intelligence and moxie of someone 20 years her senior. MVMT has a real winner in Ms. Cook.

      • Bachelors Hospitality Management, University of South Carolina
      • Born and raised in Aiken, SC., now resides in Charleston, SC.
      • Lives for SEC football (Go Gamecocks!) & New England Patriots football.
      • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, boating & yoga.
    • Rich Cross
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Rich Cross

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “I love to compete and to be surrounded by people that are motivated and motivating. Welcome to MOVEMENT”.

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      Rich Cross

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      MOVEMENT is a fan of nepotism. Great people associate with more great people and great families instill wonderful core values down the bloodline. Meet Rich Cross. He is the eldest nephew of our V.P. & General Manager, Chris Cross. Rich started with us as an Intern last summer and after graduating from college, he is now in the chair of a full-time Headhunter Support Specialist. Make no mistake, everything is earned around here and Rich is competing with the best in the firm. He is mature and wise beyond his years and has quickly become one of our strongest candidate recruiters and is also developing an impressive client base since coming back. There are a lot of discussions around the difficulties organizations have in motivating and relating to their millennial employees. Spend a few minutes with Rich and you can see that this generation is producing some of the most dedicated and brightest talent in the history of modern business.

      • Bachelors in History & Education, Franciscan University, 2017
      • Member of Franciscan University Basketball Team.
      • Oldest sibling of 8 brothers and sisters, born and raised in Grand Blanc, MI.
      • Activities include: Ice Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Fishing, Hiking and Golf.
      • Enjoys traveling to Italy, Ireland, France, Belgium & Austria.
    • Chris Wright
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Chris Wright

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs.”

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      Chris Wright

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      MOVEMENT loves it when great talent comes to us after they have already cut their teeth in the headhunting business. Chris Wright’s profile was perfect. He came to us wanting to take his career to another level. He had enough experience with another search firm to know what he was getting himself into but not too much to get set in his ways. Chris was also smart enough to know he would need to reinvent himself here to compete in the big leagues of 3rd party recruiting.

        Chris has a dogged work ethic, he is ultra-competitive, and loves the challenge of putting in the work to be the best in every aspect of the job. Of course, throw in that he played Division 1 college hockey and you have another MVMT lifer in the making.

        • Married to beautiful wife Heather, one young son, Easton.
        • Founded Michigan Chapter of Sunshine Foundation, granting wishes to terminally ill children.
        • Attended and played hockey at Wayne State University.
        • Enjoys coaching Varsity High School Hockey.
    • Matt Kuhn
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Matt Kuhn

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “Around here, you don’t ride the wave. You create the wave.”

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      Matt Kuhn

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Matt comes to us with 12+ years in the marketing & advertisement business responsible for massive campaigns with some of the most prestigious organizations in the world. Then a switch went on one day and he decided he wanted to take a different road in his career that offered bigger challenges and opportunities. A large population of the Headhunters here at MOVEMENT represent this profile. Every single one of them are exceptional and Matt Kuhn is no different. He is extremely well organized, strategic in his approach but also rolls up his sleeves and dives deep to find passive candidates that no one else is talking to. This strong communicator is incredibly motivated to succeed and living the business every day.

      • Bachelor of Arts, Advertising & Marketing, Michigan State University, 2007
      • Married to high school sweetheart, Erin.
      • Born, raised, and now lives in Downtown Clarkston.
      • Avid runner.
    • Alex Fyolek
      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Alex Fyolek

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      “There aren’t many opportunities where a young man can grab the reins and just go. I plan on making the most of it here at MOVEMENT.”

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      Alex Fyolek

      Headhunter Support Specialist

      Alex comes to us from Aerotek after a couple of years as their top producer placing production personnel in the Kalamazoo, MI. market. Our leadership team met him and fell in love with him. A week later, he loaded up the U-Haul and transplanted himself here at MOVEMENT ready to kick this recruiting thing into overdrive. Tenacious, gritty, street-smart, and ultra-competitive are just a few words that describe him. After you spend time with certain people, you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they will be successful in anything that they choose to do for a career. Alex Fyolek is one of those people and MVMT is lucky to have him.

      • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Michigan State University, 2015
      • Loves weightlifting, fitness, nature and new adventures.