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.
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.
President & Community Leader
Matt is the Director of Partner Relations with Carex Consulting Group. Matt has 20 years of Human Resources experience specializing in the field of talent acquisition. Specific areas of concentration include recruitment strategy, workforce planning, assessment and selection, metrics, candidate experience and process design. Matt is a strong proponent of leveraging technology in the recruiting process where he has experience with multiple applicant tracking systems and leverages numerous existing and emerging recruiting tools/resources.
A little bit more about Matt:
- Matt is the President of Wisconsin Recruiters, a networking and professional development organization for Talent Acquisition professionals throughout Wisconsin. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Chicago Recruiters.
- Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Dane County and is on the planning committee for Food-for-Kidz, a local non-profit that has packaged and distributed over 2 million meals worldwide since its inception in 2006.
- Matt was born in Connecticut, grew up in Massachusetts and Minnesota, and lived in Colorado for several years before moving to Madison in 2000.
Advisory Board Members
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.
Mike Johnson is an Employee Benefits Consultant with Cottingham & Butler. He has been in the Human Resource services industry for the past seven years. Prior to joining Cottingham & Butler, Mike oversaw offices for a large regional recruiting firm specializing in the manufacturing sector. By blending both experiences and knowledge from his recruiting and insurance background, he has a unique ability to design, analyze, and implement employee benefit packages that will attract and retain the most qualified candidates.
Mike holds a BS in Education, with a minor in Coaching from the University of Wisconsin –Whitewater. He is an active board member of the Greater Madison SHRM Chapter, Wisconsin Recruiters Network and an active participant in several other community organizations.
Mike is also a national contributor to several Employee Benefits, Recruiting and Healthcare blogs 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.
Janet Johnson is the Chief Operating Officer of QualiTemps, Inc. and the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The QTI Group. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ten QualiTemps branch offices. Additionally, Janet is responsible for the coordination of sales and marketing activities across all the QTI companies. She has many years of experience in the sales and marketing area, particularly in the development of large volume, high level sales and cause related marketing programs.
Janet holds a BA in Communications, minor in Advertising and concentration in PR from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Currently, she is an active board member of multiple organizations including the Affiliated Staffing Group, Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services, Garding Against Cancer and the Wisconsin Recruiters Network. Janet is the Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Badger Chapter, and a past board member of Catholic Charities. She has served as an alumni member of Leadership Greater Madison, the site council board for the Oregon School District, and has been an Ambassador for the Madison Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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