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, 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.

Matt Walsh
Matt Walsh

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT / CEO

Matt Walsh

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
Jordan Lawhead

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
Art Reed

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.

Bryan O'Connor
Bryan O'Connor

SR. RECRUITING MANAGER

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.

Ryan Walsh
Ryan Walsh

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.

Kelsey Campion
Kelsey Campion

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

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.

John Stuart
John Stuart

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

John Stuart

John has a background in financial services and investing. He specializes in locating top talent within the financial space, as well as locating talent for telecom, sales, and other top industries.

Erika Aelvoet
Erika Aelvoet

SR. ACCOUNT MANAGER

Erika Aelvoet

Erika has over 8 years of recruiting & business development experience in many different industries. Her expertise is in the Accounting & Finance, and Healthcare space. She has strong industry knowledge and has successfully placed candidates in administrative staff positions to C-level roles.

Brent Stokes
Brent Stokes

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Brent Stokes

Brent has worked as both a full-desk recruiter and a sales professional, placing candidates in industries including: Engineering, Software, Wireless, Telecom, Information Systems, Technology, and Core IT roles.

Sara Turner
Sara Turner

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Sara Turner

Sara has over 6 years of experience in the healthcare recruiting space, focusing on roles within both contracting and permanent placements. She is a top performer that works to negotiate contracts to benefit both parties to the fullest potential.

Elizabeth Penta
Elizabeth Penta

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Elizabeth Penta

Elizabeth has been in the executive search industry since 2018, working to connect talented people with successful companies in finance, accounting, and technology. She can help your organization with direct hires in FP&A, compliance, audit, risk management, M&A, and more.

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Walker Shell
Walker Shell

SR. ACCOUNT MANAGER

Walker Shell

Walker has an extensive background in Healthcare IT, serving as an Account Manager for a global IT staffing agency and Director of Recruitment for one of the nation's largest travel nursing staffing companies. He focuses heavily on Cerner/Epic Certified resources as well as staffing and managing hospital go-lives.

Isaiah Abbott
Isaiah Abbott

EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Isaiah Abbott

Isaiah has a passion for helping healthcare professionals find their dream job - making him the perfect addition to the Blue Signal recruiting team. His industry knowledge, strong candidate relationships, and background supporting renowned healthcare facilities have led to his overall success in healthcare recruiting.

Michael Pitts
Michael Pitts

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Mike Pitts

Michael has been recruiting in the healthcare industry since 2016. From contract hire to permanent placements, he has supported clients through the industry’s changes by providing specialized physicians, nurses, and medical care talent to assist clients in reaching their goals.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

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.

John Ross Wilsey
John Ross Wilsey

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.

Maddie Sittmann
Maddie Sittmann

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Maddie Sittmann

A Clemson Alum, Maddie has found great success in the recruiting space, earning multiple top awards in 2018 and 2019. She specializes in recruiting within the Medical field, including finding talent for hard-to-fill positions in Pathology, Genetics, R&D Scientists, Field Service Engineers, and more.

Melissa Coleman
Melissa Coleman

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Melissa Coleman

Melissa’s 15 years of recruiting experience gives her a second nature understanding of clients’ hiring needs. When it comes to 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.

Jason Parker
Jason Parker

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.

Jim Dorgan
Jim Dorgan

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Jim Dorgan

Jim brings over 6 years of recruiting experience with him to Blue Signal. He has a successful track record of staffing manufacturing, technical, supply chain, engineering, sales, marketing, HR, and other types of professionals within various industries. He has won several awards and has been recognized for his staffing excellence throughout his career.

Sal Salerno
Sal Salerno

EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Salvatore Salerno

Salvatore is a communication specialist. His track record of client satisfaction has been achieved through a thorough understanding of what clients and candidates want – and delivering just that. Salvatore is skilled in making connections.

Brooke Conley
Brooke Conley

EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Brooke Conley

Brooke has placed top-tier talent professionals across all healthcare specializations – from nurses to nurse practitioners, and managers to medical directors. She has the connections needed to unite the right candidates with the ideal next step in their career. 

Trey Horsfall
Trey Horsfall

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Trey Horsfall

Trey is a Healthcare IT Professional focused on helping candidates make positive career decisions. Over the last 7 years, he has worked with qualified and certified McKesson, EPIC, Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts, Lawson, Peoplesoft, and IT candidates – supporting their career growth. 

Brian Howell
Brian Howell

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Brian Howell

Brian has a demonstrated history of success in staffing and recruiting – with nearly 10 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in finding and securing top talent within manufacturing, technology, and energy verticals. 

Jared Wenzel
Jared Wenzel

SR. ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jared Wenzel

Jared is our own one-stop-shop for healthcare and managed care talent. With a background in recruiting, strategy, leadership development, and consulting – he knows what needs to be done to get your business to the next level. He finds the best of the best, not just the best in your zip code.

Lisa Garstang
Lisa Garstang

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.

Anne Shupe
Anne Shupe

SR. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Anne Shupe

Anne has over 10 years of experience in the recruiting space, and has the expertise needed to make lasting talent acquisition partnerships. She partners with TA teams and controllers to make matches for professionals in administrative, accounting, and finance functions. 

Meet Our Team

Our recruiting team works closely with the marketing, operations, 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

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Aylish DeVore

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

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

SR. MANAGER 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

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

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

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

HR MANAGER

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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Julia Hoofnagle
Julia Hoofnagle

HR GENERALIST

Julia Hoofnagle

Julia strives daily to ensure each employee feels heard. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, earning a BA with an emphasis in ethics to help her carve a career in this vertical. Today, she supports Blue Signal’s employee relations and compliance efforts.

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Kimberly Sjurson
Kimberly Sjurson

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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