Meet Our Consultants

Every member of the WorldBridge team is an expert with deep roots in their industry. We are proud of the fact that our recruiters all have an average of 10+ years of industry and/or recruiting expertise.

Meet the dedicated, passionate experts who have completed more than 15,000 successful placements.

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Vanessa Barros

Director of Social Media

Vanessa has an extensive retail background and a passion for customer service. She has an AS in Business Administration, as…

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Ellen Burke


As former Executive and Co-owner of an Integrated Marketing Communications company and former Director of Education for a private school,…

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Doug Carter

Executive Search Consultant

Doug is an experienced and successful Executive Recruiter for WorldBridge Partners, based in Toledo, Ohio. He has over 20 years…

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Wendy Collins

Executive Search Consultant

Wendy joined WorldBridge Partners in 2016 bringing with her over 20 years of recruiting experience . Wendy’s experience is vast,…

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Mike Costello

Senior Director – International/Domestic Wealth Management

Mike joined the New York office of WorldBridge Partners in 2007 bringing an exceptional entrepreneurial background and energy to our…

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Steve Countryman

Executive Search Consultant

Steve originally joined WorldBridge Partners Banking team in Nov 2006 – and has recently re-joined WorldBridge Partners in August of…

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Chris Dembiec

Senior Account Executive

Chris fully understands changing career direction.  Making a fulfilling transition himself, to recruiting after a very successful career in education as a…

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Jeanine Ellison

Executive Search Consultant

Jeanine has over 20 years of recruiting experience and currently leads our Print, Packaging and Communications practice. She also works…

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Randy Fawcett

Executive Search Consultant

Randy joined the WorldBridge Partners Omaha Insurance team in July 2001 and works with companies in Life/Health arena on a…

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Jonathan Fisher


Jonathan is a Partner and the Software Practice Leader for WorldBridge Partners.  Jonathan specializes in the recruitment and placement of…

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Warren Harvey

Director of Investment Management

Warren returned to WorldBridge in 2014 after serving as Managing Director of Human Resources with Gramercy Funds Management (an Emerging…

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Ben Hess

Senior Recruiter

Ben is a recruiter with WorldBridge Partners Cleveland, he has been a recruiter for the last five years in the…

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Marianne Jamiolkowski

Senior Project Manager

Marianne Jamiolkowski joined Sales Consultants of Boston (an affiliate of Management Recruiters International), in 1989.  She was an instant success…

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Jim Janosik

Executive Search Consultant

Executive Search and Business Consultant experienced in Change Management and Talent Acquisition within Operational and Executive teams. My focus is…

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Ed Kmak


Ed runs the Financial Services practice and also handles high level Information Technology searches for Worldbridge Partners. This includes all…

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Bill Lane

Executive Search Consultant

Bill Lane is an outstanding executive level recruiter and an accomplished and knowledgeable business professional. He has deep knowledge of…

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Beth Major

Senior Project Manager – Healthcare

Beth has been a Search Consultant since 1994. During her tenure she has focused exclusively in the Healthcare and Payer…

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Chris McBratney

Executive Search Consultant

Chris joined WorldBridge Partners of Omaha in 2004 and specializes in the insurance and financial services industries. Within this role,…

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Chad McLaughlin


As a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Chad has B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Communications. Chad joined WorldBridge…

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Maddie Meyer

Account Executive

Maddie’s extensive background in the retail industry has propelled her into a career within retail analytics, where she focuses on…

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Scott Meyer

Senior Project Manager

Scott’s recruiting career began in 1998!. He has five years experience in production control management, and 10 years running and…

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Jonathan Morris

Executive Search Consultative

For over two decades Jonathan has served in executive leadership roles in two of the most highly regulated industry’s known…

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Rob Navarette

Executive Search Consultant

Rob has over 10 years of experience recruiting across a number of industries. Having grown up in Customer Service and…

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Brian Opalenik

Project Manager

Brian Opalenik joined the The Kent Group, predecessor to WorldBridge Partners – Toledo,  in late 2007.   Brian has since grown…

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Brian Palmgren

Executive Search Consultant

Brian joins the World Bridge Partners Omaha Banking Team after working in several different fields within the Financial Industry.  Brian…

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Al Peters

Executive Search Consultant

Al Peters joined the WorldBridge Partner’s Banking Team after spending 30 years in the direct marketing field.  While working for…

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Thomas Pfirman

Executive Search Consultant

Thomas joined WorldBridge Partners of Omaha Banking Team in 2018 after spending 18 years in the banking and mortgage industry. …

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Peter Ransom

Executive Search Consultant

With over 20 years of national recruiting experience, Pete has established himself as a leader in the recruiting industry. His…

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Lynda Read

Executive Search Consultant

Lynda is an Executive Search Consultant with the Milwaukee Office of WorldBridge Partners’ Manufacturing Team, where she is focused on…

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Jon Rice

Account Executive

Jon is a graduate of Belmont University, where he has earned a B.A. in Business Administration. Jon Played Division 1…

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Amy Sanders


Amy has been recruiting since 1995, with the last decade focused exclusively in the Healthcare Software and Service Vendor industry. …

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Susan Schoenberger

Executive Search Consultant

Susan joined WorldBridge Partners Chicago NW in November, 2009 as a Senior Search Consultant. She focuses on the Print, Packaging,…

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Jayanne Sindt

Project Coordinator

Jayanne started in the firm’s research division in 2010. Her unique ability to ascertain information on behalf of our clients…

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Jim Sindt

Search Consultant

Coming from one of the most highly environmentally regulated industries (Alpine Skiing), finding the right candidate has been a constant…

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Doc Snyder

Executive Search Consultant

Doc is active in the Financial Services practice, working with distribution companies for ETFs, Mutual Funds and a variety of…

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Adam Spinola

Executive Search Consultant

Adam joined WorldBridge Partners Omaha Banking Team in 2019 after spending the past 2 years recruiting temp IT professionals.  Adam…

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Lorena Stanley


Lorena Stanley is a Managing Partner of WorldBridge Partners. With over 20 years of direct recruiting experience, she is a…

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Roger Starr

Executive Search Consultant

Roger Starr has been in the recruiting industry for over 15 years and has deep knowledge of the Automotive OEM…

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Seth Stejskal


Seth joined WorldBridge Partners Omaha in 2014 and became the Omaha Banking Team Leader in 2017 where he leads and…

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Rachel Surdel

Director of Research

Rachel is an avid researcher who is known for providing the extra level of detail required when conducting a search. …

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Ed Tishkevich

Executive Search Consultant

Since 2008 Ed has lead numerous searches for WorldBridge Partners. Ed brings  a strong sense of customer service and one…

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Paul Willand

Executive Search Consultant

Paul joined the Omaha Healthcare Practice in 2004 and quickly established himself as an industry expert. With 23 years of…

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Dan Zemanek

Senior Account Manager

Dan began his Healthcare Software recruiting career in 2012, following a very successful Sales Professional career in the Medical Industry…