The Advisory Board / Volunteer Members for Wisconsin Recruiters is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction for the community, in addition to setting content and agendas for our events and conferences.
President & Community Leader:
With 22 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is currently the vice president of talent acquisition for MongoDB.
Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.
He is the founder of the Recruiters Network, and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Denver Recruiters, Florida Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters.
Advisory Board Members:
Matt is the VP of Candidate Relations for Nordic Consulting Partners, Inc. He has over 15 years of Human Resources experience specializing in the field of talent acquisition. Specific areas of concentration include recruitment strategy, executive search, assessment and selection, metrics, candidate experience and process design. Previous experience includes leading the corporate recruiting function for an international insurance and financial services organization.
Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement and is an active participant in several community organizations, including acting as coach for youth softball, basketball and volleyball.
You can connect with Matt on LinkedIn.
Bob has been with Baker Tilly Search & Staffing since 2007 starting with their team in Madison, WI, and now is leading their Search & Staffing division in Appleton, WI. His team helps organizations outside Baker Tilly identify top-talent for their accounting and finance teams by providing both temporary/temp-to-hire and direct-hire recruiting services. One thing he enjoys about his position is the opportunity to partner with and be an advisor to a variety of organizations ranging from non-profits or small, privately-held businesses up through some of the market’s largest employers.
Bob graduated with bachelors’ degrees in business administration and psychology from Ripon College. He also sits on the board for Green Bay West Rotary, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and has been involved with several community organizations including the YMCA, United Way, and Junior Achievement.
Amanda identifies and connects top talent with Centare, a premier technology and training organization. She is a firm believer in continuous improvement and its application to the world of talent acquisition. Her specialties include: relationship building, candidate selection, and role/fit analysis. She knows that true recruiting means deeply understanding the needs and objectives of both the company and the candidate. She has 8 years of talent acquisition experience spanning from financial services to technology primarily in roles that blend corporate recruiting with staff augmentation. An avid reader with a passion for learning, she is thrilled to be bringing more learning opportunities to recruiters in Wisconsin. She is also an active member with the Milwaukee More Birthdays Council, WGirls, and other local Milwaukee tech groups.
It all started long ago in a galaxy far, far away…but that’s for another time.
Sean has reinvented himself on multiple occasions, but it was his experience in the information technology industry that led him to become a technical recruiter for a global staffing firm. He has assessed talent for IT areas within the financial services industry, to include being a staff member within the information security group. He now contributes his expertise to overseeing the recruitment of IT and project management professionals for WPS Health Solutions in Madison, WI.
In addition to his day-to-day job, he currently shares his insights and opinions about recruiting on his podcast – Talent Jockey.
A self-proclaimed geek, Sean enjoys listening/producing podcasts, tabletop role-playing games, riding motorcycles, futzing with technology and surfing the web.
Kris is passionate about identifying and attracting top talent. As Talent Acquisition Manager at American Family Insurance, she leads her team in developing and implementing sourcing and recruitment strategies to position the company for success. Kris currently leads the strategy and oversight for the talent acquisition function, which includes recruiting teams for corporate and sales, in addition to talent acquisition program management. Kris has 15 years of human resources experience, along with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
You can connect with Kris on LinkedIn.
Brian has worked at The Payroll Company, (TPC), in Middleton, WI since 2004. As Vice President of Search & Staffing, he’s been responsible for the creation and leadership of the staffing practice. Brian’s excelled in the staffing industry his entire sixteen-year career with a heavy focus in talent acquisition on the agency side. Initially, he worked for large international recruiting and staffing companies, and in more recent years has worked to grow locally owned businesses in the Wisconsin market. Throughout the years he’s performed other roles in business development and resource management, but hangs his hat on recruiting and is always networking towards making things happen! A true proponent of the variable workforce model, his staffing team works on FTE direct hire needs, contract-to-hire and pure consulting roles across multiple industries.
Brian graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a minor in Business Administration. He acted as an Ambassador for the Madison Chamber of Commerce for years and has donated his time towards countless charity events, community organizations and new business openings in the Dane County area. When he’s not out networking, he spends time with his family and enjoys outdoor activities all year around including golf, snowboarding, hiking, and camping and fishing.
Advisory Board seats require a 24 month commitment and focus on the recruiting community. If you are interested in becoming a future Advisory Board Member, please contact us »