Meet the Team

Luke Doubler

Luke Doubler

Luke Doubler is an innovator in talent sourcing. He has trained 1000s of corporate and agency recruiters to be the best at what they do: source talent to achieve a purpose. His listen first, transformational leadership style and commitment to peer development is unique in the recruiting industry.

Notable Career Accomplishments:

  • 15+ years of corporate and agency recruiting leadership
  • Hundreds of speaking engagements on recruiting, sourcing and digital marketing topics ranging from national audiences to local meet-ups
  • Lead sourcer for Target.com and executive search team
  • Developed corporate in-house sourcing and recruiting models for Cargill, Schwans, and Target
  • Guest blogger on various HR and recruiting publications

I HAVE WORKED WITH LUKE FOR YEARS. HE’S A FANTASTIC MENTOR, AND HIRED ABSOLUTE KEY TALENT FOR TARGET.COM.

– ELWIN LOOMIS, DIRECTOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, TARGET.COM

Alex Plechash

Alex Plechash

Alex Plechash, a top graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and former Marine Corps TOPGUN fighter pilot, came to RecruiterCentral as an accomplished business executive with over three decades of experience in hiring and managing people across a broad spectrum of industries including Financial Services & Investment Banking, Petrochemicals, Defense and Technology.  Alex’s real-world experience brings a new and very practical approach to finding talent from a hiring manager’s perspective.

 

Notable Career Accomplishments:

  • Built an Institutional Investment Banking branch from the ground up in Minneapolis
  • Hired, trained and managed the first Oracle Client Services office in Chicago
  • Member of the executive team which received the prestigious President’s award at Pepsico
  • Ranked the number 1 executive nationally across his peer group at Exxon
  • 1st in his class among all Marines in his Annapolis class

“Alex is very mission focused, highly ethical, and selfless.  He is a high energy executive with great leadership skills.  It is always a pleasure to work with him as he is focused on what is best for the organization.  I always look forward to an opportunity to work with him.”

William Neill – Global Alliance Program Manager, Veeam Software

Tara Lis

Tara Lis

Tara Lis has been an expert in recruitment and sourcing for the last 10 years.  Touching a little bit of everything Tara has sourced and recruited 100’s of candidates within information technology, cyber security, accounting, finance, engineering, and strategy.  Tara prides herself in building relationships with each of her candidates and finding the perfect long term career fit where they can make the most impact and fulfill their goals.

Notable Career Accomplishments:

  • 10+ years of recruitment and sourcing experience in both agency and corporate settings
  • Sourced candidates for some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the Twin Cities including Target, Best Buy, Land O Lakes, Macy’s, Ecolab, and The Toro Company
  • Helped build Target’s cyber security team post data breach including Executive level roles
  • Trained and mentored recruitment teams on how to effectively source the right candidate reducing time to fill rates
  • AIRS Certified Social Media Recruiter (2014)

TARA WORKS HARD TO RECRUIT THE BEST POSSIBLE TALENT FOR THE COMPANIES SHE WORKS FOR AND TAKES HER JOB A STEP FURTHER BY ALSO CONTINUING A RELATIONSHIP WITH THOSE SHE RECRUITS. IT IS NOT OFTEN YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE THAT CAN NOT ONLY DO THEIR JOB, BUT GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO BUILD A RAPPORT WITH FELLOW EMPLOYEES AND RECRUITS.

– SHANNON DAHL, MA DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUCCESS AT NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Peter Do

Peter Do

Peter Do is the divisional director of technical recruiting. His focus is to ensuring that clients requirements are delivered with high quality output and driven toward client satisfaction. He has a 16 + years of IT and E-commerce experience to apply these skills to source the best technical talent on the market.

Notable Career Accomplishments:

  • 16+ years end to end Global E-commerce experience at Digital River.
  • Focused and dedicated to the Microsoft Stores Vertical
  • Managed and prioritized the operations development team for production sites to mitigate and resolve issues that arise.
  • Lead the implementation of global reporting and site monitoring/health of for early detection for bugs defects and incidents end to end.
  • Managed onboarding high profile new products, sites, and API’s for enterprise companies on a global basis
  • Documented complex end to end e-commerce process flow and break points for one source of truth knowledgebase for team members to train and reference to.
  • Lead the stores data migration to clients new platforms. Consist of multimillion data points.

PETER IS DRIVEN TOWARD CLIENT SATISFACTION, DIGGING INTO ISSUES THROUGH THEIR RESOLUTION AND HAS LED ENDLESS BRIDGE CALLS, MANAGING THE CLIENT THROUGH TO A COMFORTABLE CONCLUSION POINT. NOT ONLY LEADING CLIENT FACING REQUIREMENTS, BUT IN MANAGING A DEVELOPMENT TEAM FOCUSED ON PROBLEM RESOLUTION, PETER HAS SHOWN THAT HE’S ABLE TO FOCUS ON DELIVERING SOLUTIONS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN.

 

– CINNAMON WHALEY SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, DIGITAL RIVER

Madelon Deming

Madelon Deming

Madelon Deming is an innovative social sourcer of talent. She has worked with companies on talent acquisition, employee retention efforts, growth strategy, and training development. She takes a transparent approach and has a get-to-know-you style that results in a higher level of trust and commitment.

Notable Career Accomplishments:

  • 10+ years corporate and agency sourcing and recruiting experience
  • Industry experience in technology, software engineering, cybersecurity, healthcare, and finance
  • Helped build teams for Target, Leadpages, DevJam, The Nerdery, The Santarelli Company
  • Ardent supporter of diversity within technology teams with specific focus on gender
  • Trained recruiting teams on social sourcing tactics and best practices to get a higher response rate
  • Coached hiring teams on effective company branding, outreach, and interview practices
  • Sourcing and recruiting experience hiring for entry level to Vice President level
Nick Hoving

Nick Hoving

Nick Hoving has over 15 years’ experience, both leading recruitment teams as well as providing technology solutions to enterprise organizations. His unique ability to gain an understanding of his client’s challenges and goals vs “taking a job order” enable him to not only find candidates with the hard skills needed but to also find candidates with the soft skills needed to be successful in all types of organizations.

Notable Career Accomplishments:

  • Provided comprehensive onsite client services to a Fortune 1000 company, growing from 23 Engineering and IT contractors working onsite to over 110 Engineering and IT contractors in less than two years by discovering additional opportunities to partner with client. Also successfully recruited and hired 47 full-time employees, all while reducing client’s nationwide recruitment spend by over 13%.
  • Successfully created a program with a large Twin Cities professional sports facility to recruit, hire, schedule, manage and coordinate over 1600 contract employees for more than 300 events per year
  • Consulted for and helped architect a portal for the world’s largest school district including customized sites for each user depending on geographic location as well as Artificial Intelligent Chatbots
Heather Upgren

Heather Upgren

Heather Upgren brings 15 years’ experience in sales leadership from companies like USA Today, Beautycounter and State Farm. As a dedicated mother to her two children (Charlie and Claire) and wife (Dustin), Heather brings an amazing ability to source and search hard to find candidates. 

 

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