Staff

 

Meet Our Staff

Carol Bruce

Carol Bruce,
Controller


DID YOU KNOW?
I can pitch a 60 mph fastball and after I completed college I was paid a small fee to play for a softball team in New Zealand. Incidentally, New Zealand is where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed and I visited most places on the South Island before filming took place.

ABOUT MY JOB:
I love pushing the send button to transmit the payroll file to each of our contractors and staff. I also like helping employees and internal staff when they have questions regarding everything from benefits to taxes.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Lacey Cherry

Lacey Cherry,
Technical Recruiter


DID YOU KNOW?
I still have 4 baby teeth. At one point in my life I lived in 4 states in 6 years.

ABOUT MY JOB:
Meeting so many different people, hearing their stories and opening their eyes to new opportunities.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Jenifer Degen

Jenifer Degen,
Technical Recruiter


DID YOU KNOW?
I made a video with Don Knotts. I am also an owner of the Green Bay Packers.

ABOUT MY JOB:
I love talking to people and helping them find a job. You can usually find me at Walsh’s Corner because it reminds me of northern Wisconsin.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Charlie Fossell

Charlie Fossell,
C.O.O.


DID YOU KNOW?
I lived for several years in Florida and I love spending time on the water - especially sailing.

ABOUT MY JOB:
I enjoy the people and relationships. My professional and personal worlds are blurred together.

OFFICE:
Minneapolis, MN

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Brian Hodge

Brian Hodge,
Technical Recruiter


DID YOU KNOW?
I collect bobble heads and currently have about 50.

ABOUT MY JOB:
Assisting a person in finding job that is positive both personally and professionally for them.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Eric Lyke

Eric Lyke,
Account Executive


DID YOU KNOW?
I only listen to music that carries a positive message. It is a great way to start the day during my morning commute.

ABOUT MY JOB:
I enjoy the relationships I have with the hiring managers. I also enjoy the relationships I have with the consultants that we have working at various clients.

OFFICE:
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

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Brecklyn Mainard

Brecklyn Mainard,
Research Associate


DID YOU KNOW?
I was born with only one kidney!

ABOUT MY JOB:
I like that I get to see how the internal part of the job searching/placing process works. It is very interesting to watch along the side at how TriCom’s system sets them apart from other local and non-local staffing companies.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Mendy Mainard

Mendy Mainard,
Account Executive


DID YOU KNOW?
I am a born and raised country girl working in the “city” and I actually enjoy mowing my 6 acres of land!

ABOUT MY JOB:
The relationships I get the opportunity to build on a daily basis are truly gratifying. I am lucky I get to work with candidates and clients through the whole hiring process. Hands down, when I can hear the appreciation from a candidate receiving an offer, that sound never gets old. Ok, second hands down reason… I love the competitiveness of this business!!!

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Ryan Osborn

Ryan Osborn,
Senior Technical Recruiter


DID YOU KNOW?
I collect Coca-Cola memorabilia and me and both of my younger brothers have all worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car after college (1 still works for them).

ABOUT MY JOB:
I really enjoy helping people find not just a job but the right job, and the challenges that come with that.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Gene Pitts

Gene Pitts,
Minority Partner/Account Executive


DID YOU KNOW?
I am an exercise junky and I competed in at least one (1) road race per month in 2016.

ABOUT MY JOB:
I have had the privilege of working at TriCom for the past 20+ years. During this time, I have had the opportunity to assist numerous candidates in finding a better position, and assist numerous clients in finding the right people for their open positions.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Grant Sharples

Grant Sharples,
Research Associate


DID YOU KNOW?
I love to write songs and my music can be found on iTunes and Spotify.

ABOUT MY JOB:
Ever since I was little, I always wondered what my dad (Matt Sharples) did at his company. Now, I get to see and experience what TriCom is all about: working with great people!

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Matt Sharples

Matt Sharples,
Managing Partner


DID YOU KNOW?
My wife said “Yes” at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain!

ABOUT MY JOB:
I am proud to be able to spread TriCom’s good fortune with various non-profits and good causes in Kansas City and Minneapolis!

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Cari Sherer Taubin

Cari Scherer-Taubin,
Account Executive


DID YOU KNOW?
I trained as a classic pianist for 9 years.

ABOUT MY JOB:
My biggest passion is people - building, maintaining relationships that result in professional and personal success.  There is nothing better than being an instrument of empowerment.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Jennifer Votchatzer

Jennifer Vochatzer,
Technical Recruiter


DID YOU KNOW?
Growing up I wanted to be an archeologist and explore the world. I have always enjoyed hearing other people’s stories. That really helps me as a recruiter when talking to candidates.

ABOUT MY JOB:
As cheesy as it may sound, I really love it when I help someone get into a job that they really enjoy. Going to work for them is not something they dread, but actually look forward too. That is definitely my favorite part.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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Doug Washington

Doug Washington,
Director of Recruiting Strategy


DID YOU KNOW?
When I'm not at TriCom, I serve on the Board of Directors of BikeWalkKC, working to make Greater Kansas City a safer and more accessible place to walk, bicycle, live, work, and play.

ABOUT MY JOB:
What I love most about my job is the opportunity to help the people I work with achieve results that they hadn’t yet been able to reach.

OFFICE:
Leawood, Kansas

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CPSAE Certified

CPSAE / CPSR Certified


The TechServe Alliance Certification Program recognizes attainment of knowledge and mastery of industry best practices as well as knowledge of employment law and other legal issues encountered by account executives and recruiters in the professional staffing industry. All TriCom account executives and recruiters are CPSAE or CPSR Certified and subscribe to the Code of Ethics.

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