The Speakers

Aaron Armston

#1 Interim Solutions Billing Manager;
#5 Top Billing Manager

Aaron Armston from The Bluestone Group specializes in the recruiting of legal professionals for the largest investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, and energy trading companies globally. As an attorney, Aaron has a unique skill set that allows him to communicate efficiently with others in the legal community.

Growing up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired and demonstrated perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals early in life. After playing Division I college football, he followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps and was drafted into the NFL in 2003 where he played for the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars until his retirement in 2007.

Gus Bageanis

#1 Solo Account Executive;
#5 Top Account Executive

When Gus Bageanis from Miller Resource Group was looking for a new career path in 2013, executive search was a logical choice. He has always found great fulfillment in serving others; something he gets to do every day as a recruiter. Gus works with a team of food and beverage recruiters devoted to bringing together the brightest and most desirable talent with the most dedicated and ambitious companies around the globe.

Mike Bitar

#3 Managing Partner;
#6 Office Entity

Mike began his career as a chartered accountant for EY, but quickly realized it wasn't the life for him. While he hated crunching numbers, he learned how to effectively manage people, getting the best out of them in any situation. He left accounting and joined brands such as Nabisco and Bic in marketing and sales leadership roles, where he became a top performer.

Michael Brown

#5 Interim Solutions Entity;
#5 Office Entity;
Top Office Growth $3.0+

Michael Brown is a devoted, pragmatic leader and has been with the Harrison Group (formerly MR Cedar Rapids) since 2001. After more than a decade of building and running a highly successful financial services practice, he transitioned into the role of President in 2014. In 2015, Michael became the Owner and President of Harrison Group.

Dave Campeas

#1 Office Entity;
#9 Interim Solutions Entity

Dave founded PrincetonOne in 2002 after more than two decades of experience building, leading, and expanding recruiting and talent solutions firms. He first joined MRINetwork in 1986, when he became the Owner/Operator of an MRI office in New Jersey before serving as Vice President, Company Operations for MRI International from 1997 until 2002.

Ryan Carfley

#6 Interim Staffing Entity

As Owner of Mackenzie Ryan, and President and CEO of out-of-Network firm Personify, Ryan is responsible for setting the companies’ visions and leading each team to success. He is tasked with keeping his firms in a steady state of innovation and product development while inspiring a diverse team of people who are not motivated just to win, but to get better at what they do every single day.

Denise Chludzinski

2019 CSAM of the Year

Denise Chludzinski brings over 15 years of experience in Sales and Recruiting; assisting companies to grow their world class team. She focuses on Food and Beverage Manufacturers and Private Equity firms (who have F&B in their portfolios).

Vern Davis

#2 Billing Manager;
#6 Office Entity

With over sixteen years of experience building brands with Diageo and Beecham, there isn’t a single thing about the food and drink world that Vern doesn’t know. He’s traveled across six states, moved home seven times and managed over twenty different brands.


2020 CSAM of the Year;
#10 Top Account Executive;
#3 Top Solo Account Executive

Alex joined Management Recruiters of Coeur d'Alene after spending nine years managing, coordinating and overseeing financial aid, scholarships, and tuition activities for North Idaho College. Alex is currently the Vice President of Management Recruiters of Coeur d’Alene where he recruits in Banking and oversees four other Account Executives.

Alden Galvanek

President of The Chatham Group

As President, Alden is responsible for all business operations, human resources-related functions, vendor management, marketing initiatives, and vision casting for the future of the organization. Alden joined The Chatham Group in 2004, and has worked in every role within the organization.

Hadley Gayles

President of Govig & Associates

Hadley Gayles is the President of Govig & Associates, a nationwide retained executive search firm. Hadley possesses 17+ years of experience in team leadership and customer relations management. Since beginning his career at Govig in June of 2008, he has been involved in 300+ successful placements, many at the Vice President and C-level.

Todd Govig

#2 Office Entity;
#1 Office Growth

Todd Govig is CEO of a second generation family owned business that was founded in 1978. Govig & Associates is a retained search firm and works nationally in the areas of biopharma, healthcare (senior care), building products, and the southwest market.

Audese Green

Support Services Manager at Management Recruiters of Nashville

Audese made the transition from journalist to administrative professional early in the 2000s, and he has excelled ever since, supporting a variety of businesses that range from global real estate companies to bioinformatics research teams. His career-path began in Cleveland, OH and has continued through Atlanta and finally to Nashville.

Chris Heinz

#1 Growth - Mid-Sized Office

As a Managing Partner of Westport One, Chris leads recruiting practices in senior living, information technology, and financial services. Chris has been with Westport One for more than 23 years and has held many positions with the organization. Over the years, he has had the privilege of presenting at many regional meetings, United conferences, and now virtual events and he hasn't been booed off stage yet.

Hunter Judson, Jr.

#4 Billing Manager;
#3 Mid-Sized Office

Hunter Judson Jr. founded and leads the Wealth Management Search Practice. His team primarily works with RIAs, trust companies, SFO/MFOs, and banks across the country to find top talent for critical roles. Prior to Judson Group, Hunter worked with UHNW families as part of an advisory team at Bessemer Trust in Chicago, Illinois where he obtained Series 7/63 licenses along with his Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation.

Christian Knox

#1 Rookie Account Executive

Christian Knox joined Harrison Group (formerly MR Cedar Rapids) in 2019 as a member of the construction team and made an immediate impact. Christian has dedicated himself to understanding the industry, developing his skills as a recruiter under the guidance of the experienced team.

Cristina Leach

Head of Experience at The Mullings Group

As Head of Experience for The Mullings Group, Cristina is responsible for the creation and delivery of seamless experiences and programs for TMG’s external customers and internal employees. Since joining TMG four years ago, Cristina has had the opportunity to wear many hats within the organization including recruiter, project manager, and trainer.

Thavi Louanlavong

#1 Managing Partner;
#1 Interim Solutions Office Entity;
#1 Small Office Team;
#9 Office Entity;
#1 Office Growth;
#1 Interim Solutions Managing Partner;
ARS Lifetime Achievement Award

Thavi Louanlavong is the President/CEO of Siter-Neubauer & Associates, whose mission is to provide project leadership over staffing and recruitment services to both private and federal organizations. She forms partnerships with organizations to solve human resource recruitment demands and control staffing costs while dealing with the dynamics of today’s economy.

Clay Malinovsky

#1 Interim Solutions Account Executive;
#9 Account Executive

Clay has been an essential part of Magee Resource Group since 2012. His expertise in locating, qualifying, and presenting top IT talent has earned him several accolades. Clay works with both clients and candidates to mediate mutual agreements and has helped staff many companies throughout his career.

Skye Miller

#6 Top Office Entity

Attending school at the University of Louisville, Skye spent four years playing division one softball while studying exercise science. The sweat, competition, drive, 6am workouts and grueling training program sculpted her into a machine of determination and efficiency.

Travis Miller

#8 Office Entity

Travis is the VP of Operations at Miller Resource Group where he ensures everyone on the team has access to the tools, training, coaching, resources, and support they need to be as successful as possible. Travis grew up in the recruiting world, first visiting the MRG office with his father Gary, who founded the firm.

Ashley Minelli

Director of Marketing & Social Media at The Newell Group

Ashley took on the role of Director of Marketing and Social Media at The Newell Group after nearly a decade spent in front of the camera as a local television news reporter and anchor. She is an award-winning and two-time Emmy nominated journalist. Ashley brings her storytelling skills and love for connecting people on a human level to The Newell Group’s marketing team.

Michael Muczyk

Managing Partner at Connor | Caitlin Talent Solutions

As Managing Partner of the practice Connor | Caitlin Talent Solutions, Michael brings over twenty years of experience in Operations, Supply-Chain Management and Human Resource Leadership within the Specialty Coatings, Banking and Consumer Goods Arena’s. Michael, an MBA has led the HR Teams, including staffing and talent management for some of the most complex regulated industry giants in today’s marketplace.

Nick Pokoluk

Director of Service Delivery at Personify

Nick joined Personify in 2002, and began by recruiting sales and marketing professionals. He eventually broadened his expertise to include clinical operations, medical affairs, and drug safety. One of Nick’s early accomplishments was establishing the firm’s first Pharmaceutical recruitment practice.

Mike Reeves

President & CEO at hireneXus

Mike’s father, Ron Reeves, started their company in 1976 with a goal of creating an organization where hard work and success could be balanced with family. He grew up with having his father as his coach in several sports and he never missed a big moment in his life due to work. He wanted the same for himself and his kids.

Kristen Reid

#7 Project Coordinator

Kristen’s role as Director of Recruitment at Reid & Associates is a pivotal part of our Interim recruitment team. Kristen possesses critical industry knowledge and a shares a unique connection with candidates that allows her to build lasting, multidimensional relationships. Reid & Associates recognizes not only the clinical requirement and skillset that is necessary to do the job as an Interim, but also identifying the right “fit” for these critical roles.

Amanda Sell-Sande

#1 Growth - Small Office

Amanda is a passionate recruiter and the owner of Julison Sell Search, a firm that specializes in banking, finance, and cannabis. Amanda first joined MRI in 2008, and hit the ground running, earning Rookie of the Year status for the western United States and ranking 4th globally. She’s built her team around the values of transparency, teamwork, and generosity.

Steven Spinner

#3 Project Coordinator

Steven joined Stascom Technologies in April 2016 as a recruiter (PC) after graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a BS Business Administration. He specializes in IT contract staffing on the candidate side working closely with Eric Balis, the firm’s contract staffing manager.

Alexander Steele

#1 IOR Split Award

Alexander is a passionate Executive Search Specialist and Managing Partner with over 17 years of expertise in Medical Devices and Analytical Instrument in Europe. Alexander has learned search from its basics starting as a Researcher and Project Coordinator before growing into a Search Consultant. In his first year as a Consultant he was awarded the MRI “International Rookie of the Year” award for his strong performance.

Will Sumba

#2 Interim Solutions Account Executive

With 18 years+ of targeted experience leading the Banking Compliance, Risk Management, and Trading Operations Practice at the Bluestone Group, Will Sumba is an innovative, highly experienced executive recruiter. He has a sincere passion for building and cultivating relationships to deliver strong candidates aligned to his clients’ needs at all levels on Wall Street.

Eric Szubinski

Director of Research at Judson Group

Eric leads all Judson Group research efforts and this is no easy feat. He uses his talents to ensure the team is current with industry developments and trends and he oversees the identification and sourcing of top talent using a variety of resources, technology tools, and research methods.

Masanori Tasaki

#1 Billing Manager;
#2 Midsize Team Office;
#2 Top Office Growth $1.0-$3.0M

In 2007, Mr. Tasaki joined MRI Japan, Inc. as a consultant and manager. Prior to this he had a very successful career in sales and management in various roles. Since joining MRI Japan, Inc. has has gained over 14 years of experience in the professional services sector. His in-depth industry knowledge, negotiation skills, and search skills have been a major strength in developing his business.

Krista Whiting

Director of Healthcare Recruitment for Parkwood International

Krista Whiting is the Director of Healthcare Recruitment for Parkwood International, where she’s been since August 2015. Her DIG specialization is interim and permanent placements of clinical nurse leadership in the southern market. In 2019 and 2020, she was in the top 50 of all account executives within MRINetwork.

Rick Zuroweste

#2 Rookie Account Executive

Rick brings 30+ years of progressive marketing and general management experience to The Jacob Group, where he recruits for key consumer packaged goods segments with a particular emphasis on food and beverage.