Our passion is moving your business forward.

Our recruiting team delivers customized engaged placement services with outstanding results.

About Us

Blue Signal was founded in Chicago in 2012, and since then, has grown into a multimillion-dollar executive, permanent, contract, and temporary placement firm with offices in the Phoenix and Chicago areas. Blue Signal has established itself as the premier executive search firm within wireless/telecom, emerging technology, IT, lighting, food/agriculture, plastics & packaging, cloud, medical/healthcare, IoT, and related industry niches.

At Blue Signal, we believe hiring the right people is the best way to transform business. Our targeted, specialized searches deliver highly qualified professionals to meet every hiring need. Our team has decades of combined experience in finding the right people for each unique company culture and industry niche.

Our team works nationally with both candidates and hiring managers to find the right fit. Contact us today to let us know how we can help.

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Meet Our Team

Our recruiting team excels in providing outstanding service to fit your unique goals, timeline, and budget. The Blue Signal team is proud to provide deep industry knowledge to make sure you get the best candidate for the job.

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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT / CEO

Matt Walsh

As an awarded Pinnacle Society member, Matt has extensive experience recruiting for wireless, telecom, and IoT. He has placed candidates at every level: C-suite, VPs, directors, team leads, engineers, sales personnel, and technical experts.

Jordan Lawhead
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VICE PRESIDENT

Jordan Lawhead

Jordan specializes in recruiting for unified communications, software, and technical sales. He has deep industry experience in UCaaS, cloud, managed IT services, sales, voice/data, and connectivity.

Art Reed
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VICE PRESIDENT

Art Reed

Art has over 20 years of experience and has held senior roles in Fortune 100 companies and startups. He focuses on positions within emerging technology, IoT/M2M, telecom, and wireless.

Ryan Walsh
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SR. DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

Ryan Walsh

Ryan comes from a Fortune 50 company with over 10 years of experience in the Auditing/Accounting arena. He is committed to providing value-added expertise to the business unit leaders across many industries.

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DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

Bryan O'Connor

Bryan comes from a sales and account management background, with special expertise in software, cloud solutions, and digital marketing. Bryan specializes in software, wireless/telecom, and emerging technology.

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RECRUITING MANAGER

Brent Stokes

Brrent is a Senior Recruiting Manager who runs a full desk in the IT industry. He places candidates in Technology Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Application Development, SAP/ERP, Internet of Things, Embedded Programming, Data, and BI/AI/ML/NLP.

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RECRUITING MANAGER

Kelsey Campion

Kelsey brings experience in executive recruitment as well as a background in fitness and dance with her to Blue Signal. For the past few years, she has specialized in healthcare and pharmaceutical staffing.

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RECRUITING MANAGER

Melissa Coleman

Melissa’s 15 years of recruiting experience gives her a second nature understanding of clients’ hiring needs. When it comes to lighting, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, and sales in IoT and AI; she has a unique capacity to review chemistry and motivation from both parties and make lasting placements.

Kevin Smith
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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Kevin Smith

Kevin joins Blue Signal with extensive recruiting experience in Plastics Manufacturing. He is well-versed in executive placements for Management, Operations, Engineering, Quality and Sales talent within all levels of plastics manufacturing for many industries.

Jason Parker
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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Jason Parker

Jason joins the Blue Signal team having spent 14 years working in the staffing and recruiting industry. He has worked primarily in technology with initiatives ranging from web development and systems integration to network security and technical support.

John Ross Wilsey
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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

John Ross Wilsey

John Ross brings extensive sales expertise to his role within Blue Signal’s recruiting team. Prior to recruiting, he worked in sales for consumer products, communication, and more for over 12 years. His success proves his ability to discern the needs of a client – and deliver.

Joanna Kimionakis
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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Joanna Kimionakis

Joanna has over 6 years success in making perfect placements, specifically in Information Technology roles. Whether it’s improving programs, supporting company structure, or just filling a newfound need, she prides herself on the relationships she has built – and supports people long after placement.

Bo Scott
Bo Scott

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Bo Scott

Bo has a background in international business, product procurement and sourcing. Much like material procurement, finding quality candidates requires a particular set of skills surrounding lead generation, negotiations, relationship management, and collaboration. Bo has the skills it takes to source for your next top hire. 

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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Jerald McClure

Jerald has over 5 years of expertise in managing accounts and delivering top talent within medical and engineering industry verticals. Having studied electronics and electrical engineering himself, he is your best asset when it comes to meeting needs and exceeding expectations within hiring.

Katt Dawiedczyk
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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Katt Dawiedczyk

Katt is a proven executive recruiter with a track record of success in building professional connections to create diverse talent pipelines within healthcare and dental. She seeks to collaborate with hiring executives as a trusted talent advisor, placing people within clinical and management roles.

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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Melissa Carpenter

Melissa brings to the table a strong background in sales and recruiting, specifically in F&A, Mortgage and IT, as well as a winning attitude. She’s highly committed to ensuring that her candidates get the best possible outcomes and overall experience.

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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Joel Scott

As a newcomer to the recruiting space, Joel brings with him a unique yet influential background in areas like project consulting and financial advisory. Simply put, Joel knows what it takes to make any business successful. From risk management to problem solving, he’ll have your back. 

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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Lisa Garstang

Lisa has 15 years’ experience recruiting and staffing in IT, Finance & Accounting and HR/Administrative. She has exceptional relationships with both her clients and candidates enabling her to help companies grow their business with top talent.

Andrew Leeson
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SR. ACCOUNT MANAGER

Andrew Leeson

Andrew is an experienced IT and manufacturing recruiter, with success in staffing and recruiting professionals like Software Engineers, SAP Technical/Functional Consultants, and Manufacturing Professionals. He is sure to deliver when it comes to team building, continuous improvement, or other hiring initiatives.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Alex Bolan

Although a newcomer to the recruiting world, Alex has an extensive track record of success when it comes to creating and maintaining long-lasting business relationships. With his insight into sales and consulting, he is sure to help any company meet and exceed its talent acquisition goals. 

Alex Mimms
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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Alex Mimms

Marketing a candidate is a lot like marketing a car… and luckily for Alex, his experience in sales prepared him to be an asset to candidates as he finds them their next dream role. Alex knows that it’s relationships that ultimately make the difference.

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SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Jim Lahey

With over 20 years of experience as an executive leader helping companies build high-performance teams and drive revenue growth, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and global experience to his recruiting practice – with a focus on supply chain, logistics, IoT/M2M, telecom, and channel leadership.

Rhianna Scolli
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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Rhianna Scolli

Rhi brings past experience in fast-paced sales and strategy to her role as a recruiter at Blue Signal. Her skills at building good rapport and developing long-lasting connections make her stand out as a part of the team.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Daniel Platt

Coming from a customer-focused background, Daniel brings his passion for connecting people to his work as a recruiter. His easily transferable skills in sales give him a unique insight into what his candidates and clients need to make their careers and businesses successful.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Stephanie Viboch

Stephanie brings eight years of elementary school teaching experiences with her into recruiting. Along with being highly organized, honest, and hard working, Stephanie encourages a growth mindset and thrives when cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with those around her.

Ediht Rodriguez
Ediht Rodriguez

EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Ediht Rodriguez

Ediht is an experienced manufacturing and supply chain recruiter and brings more than five years of supervisory experience to Blue Signal. Her strong background in leadership and sales enhances her ability to foster long-lasting relationships with candidates and clients.

Eddie Grullon
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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Eddie Grullon

Eddie is an experienced recruiter who has a focus in tech and biopharma. He has previously placed candidates in tech-based roles throughout the New York City Metropolitan area and continues to build his expertise at Blue Signal, working with candidates internationally.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Stephen Whitacre

Coming from a strong background in Data Communications, Stephen is well-versed in the hiring needs of the industry. He has a passion for leadership, teamwork, and learning which not only drives him forward at Blue Signal, but results in better placements for our communications clientele. 

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Ivan Glinyany

Ivan is a highly motivated and driven recruiter with a passion for excellence. He has over six years of sales experience which allows him to find top talent and connect them with clients in various industries.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Gilbert Grullon

Gilbert brings a combination of customer service and technical expertise to the Blue Signal team. He utilizes both his motivation to help others and his experience to cultivate the perfect pairings between clients and candidates.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Christa Jensen

With a solid background in business communication and management, Christa brings key insights into her work as a recruiter. She utilizes her communication sills to sprout meaningful connections while finding quality candidates for clients.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Jill Colety

Jill uses her experience as a realtor and background in customer relations to elevate the recruiting experience. She is passionate about finding the near perfect match between clients and talented candidates.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Jonathan Peters

Jonathan specializes in the fields of manufacturing, production, accounting, engineering, and sales. he focuses on building personal relationships while invoking successful growth opportunities for both candidates and clients.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Shauna McGrail

Shauna brings an extensive background in service communications to the Blue Signal team. Her skills in client and candidate relations allow her to place top talent candidates with engaging clients.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Sterling Stephansen

Sterling works in a myriad of different industries to place candidates in multiple levels. Her focus on communication and relationship building creates a strong foundation for her work as a recruiter.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Patrick Conklin

Patrick is an ambitious recruiter in wireless, telecom, IoT, cybersecurity, IT, and human resources. His background in humanities and humanistic studies allows him to make long lasting and meaningful connections with his clients and candidates.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Leighton Spisok

With a background in sales, marketing, and customer service Leighton brings a myriad of skills to the recruiting team at Blue Signal. His ability to build rapport with candidates allows  him to find connections to clients with matching needs.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Yasmine Youssefi

Yasmine's background as a teacher sprouted her love for changing people's lives and positively impacting our world. Her genuine connections allow her to learn candidate's needs and find roles that benefit their career. 

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Kaitlyn Shannon

Kaitlyn's background as a Registered Dietitian sparked a passion for connecting with others in the healthcare space. Focusing on STEM and healthcare, she is able to make genuine connections with her candidates to propel their careers in a positive direction.

Meet Our Team

Our recruiting team works closely with the marketing, operations, people & culture, research and support team. We create custom job descriptions and job marketing materials for each client's openings, in addition to tailored interview preparation materials and in-house industry research.

Lacey Walters
Lacey Walters

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Lacey Walters

Lacey manages Blue Signal’s Marketing strategy and Marketing Team. She is responsible for website development, SEO, digital marketing, and graphic design.  She also builds market trend reports on candidate pools, industry trends, and market forecasting.

Amber Lamb
Amber Lamb

MARKETING MANAGER

Amber Lamb

Amber supports the Blue Signal team by developing marketing materials for internal and external use. She has conducted marketing training, optimized internal processes, and adds value to the company through her creativity and innovation.

Aylish Devore
Aylish DeVore

SR. MARKETING SPECIALIST

Aylish Alvis

Aylish is passionate about all things marketing including content creation, writing, social media, and customer insights. At Blue Signal, she supports the marketing team by creating elevated recruiting materials and digital content. 

Sam Kotowski
Sam Kotowski

SR. MARKETING SPECIALIST

Sam Kotowski

Sam supports the marketing team, human resources department, and operational management team at Blue Signal. She offers an extra hand to many departments and aids in their overall success. She is skilled in creating marketing materials, developing HR initiatives, and organizing data.

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan supports a range of customer-facing and strategic functions. He heads the operations and technical support departments and manages IT initiatives and sales support goals. He also acts as our database administrator. He excels at building customer-focused action plans to help companies reach their business goals.

Brittney Achziger
Brittney Achziger

SR. PROJECT MANAGER

Brittney Achziger

With a background in recruiting, Brittney has the knowledge and insight needed to help propel Blue Signal into future success. In her role today, she will support several strategic functions including sales support, business initiatives, and administrative tasks. 

Jessica Walsh
Jessica Walsh

GENERAL COUNSEL

Jessica Walsh

Jessica brings more than 10 years of experience in Legal Services and Human Resources to Blue Signal. Jessica received her J.D. from Texas A&M School of Law. She has experience in strategic HR planning, federal and state law compliance, employment contract negotiations, employee benefits, and payroll.

Karli Larson
Karli Larson

SR. MANAGER OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

Karli Larson

Karli’s path to HR came from her two passions, people and service. She believes that HR is one of the single most human-based roles out there. By supporting the internal culture for the humans of Blue Signal, she is in turn helping humans from all industries succeed in their chosen careers!

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Kimberly Sjurson
Kimberly Sjurson

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Kimberly Sjurson

Kimberly joins Blue Signal with over 5 years of experience in project management. She is skilled in accounting, data visualization, 3PL, logistics management, and more. In her role with Blue Signal, Kimberly will help the operations team support key business initiatives.

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Amanda Miller

CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Amanda Miller

At the heart of everything, Amanda is a storyteller. She has been tasked with building out Blue Signal's candidate-focused support services, applying her expert knowledge of resume writing, job-search and interview coaching, and content marketing to help job seekers become their own best advocates. 

Caroline Tani
Caroline Tani

INTERNAL TALENT COORDINATOR

Caroline Tani

Caroline is a compassionate and hard worker who leads internal hiring at Blue Signal. She finds fulfillment in improving the lives of others and keeps an open mind for new perspectives and learning opportunities. 

Kayla Linthicum

RECRUITER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Kayla Mitchell

Kayla brings a breadth of experience to the Blue Signal team. She received a BA in Psychology with an Honors distinction from Austin College. Kayla utilizes her background to support the recruiting team with quick, creative problem-solving and a team-oriented focus for success.

Rosie Cole

RECRUITER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Rosie Cole

Rosie supports the Blue Signal marketing team. She brings extensive experience in customer service, quality assurance, and management. Her expertise in these areas, combined with a growth mindset, makes her a powerful force in the workplace.

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ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

McKessa Crisp

McKessa supports Blue Signal's finance team; leveraging her data analysis, problem solving, and active learning skills to get the job done. With a BS degree in Accounting from Grand Canyon University, her expertise is vital to the company's continued success.

Makenzi Schamel
Makenzi Schamel

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Makenzi Schamel

Makenzi supports the Blue Signal team by overseeing the effectiveness and fluidity of the recruitment process. She works diligently to accomplish administrative tasks that help the team successfully connect top candidates with clients.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Ethan Melton

Ethan is currently an undergraduate at Purdue University assisting the Blue Signal marketing team in website and computer graphics related projects. He is currently pursuing a degree in Web Programming and is passionate about design focused work.

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