For more than 15 years, Camille has built a reputation as one of the most respected executive recruiters in the country. As the Founder & CEO of Talentfoot Executive Search, she thrives on disrupting the status quo. As a voracious reader, Camille aspires to be a subject matter expert on nearly every imaginable angle of business. Her proven track record with high-growth organizations bears this fact out, whether it’s a Series B funded startup to an established global Fortune 50 company. Camille works closely alongside private equity, venture capitalists and angel investors, constructing impactful leadership teams when the stakes are high.
Since opening its doors in 2010, Talentfoot has established itself as a premier executive search firm in the marketing, sales, and technology sectors, with a specialty in digital business. Whether contract, contract-to-hire, or direct hire, Talentfoot provides its clients with proven talent.
In 2020, her entrepreneurial spirit led Camille to found Talentfoot’s sister company, Indigo Search Partners, an invitation-only retained-search division. Its database is teeming with fully-vetted, crème de la crème, upper echelon C-level talent. Indigo is a disruptive force to C-level retained search, for interim, advisory, full-time and board opportunities.Camille holds a B.S. in Advertising, with a minor in Technology, Art & Media, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives in Chicago where she focuses her attention on her personal mission of making the world a better place for her daughter and future generations. She never stops thinking, ‘what’s next?’Close
As someone who has broken down walls and through glass ceilings her whole career, Sue Hardek doesn’t flinch at any challenge. She has earned admiration and respect as a dynamic and resourceful Talent Executive known for her ability to achieve positive business results by successfully leading talent management, talent acquisition and talent operations functions.
With a network spanning the globe and a wealth of experience in recruiting and associated talent initiatives, Sue is committed to finding the right talent for her clients’ business in today’s digitally connected world.
In her first foray into the talent industry at a large Chicago recruitment firm, Sue became the first female Managing Director and led the Technology Recruiting practice which was responsible for 60% of all revenue. Following the merger of Cap Gemini and the consulting arm of Ernst & Young, Sue was brought in as an Executive Search Consultant responsible for hiring Partner-level talent across the nation, also consulting with the head of Talent Acquisition on organizational design initiatives for this team.
After being recruited by global digital marketing agency Digitas, Sue rose to VP/Group Director of Human Resources. She was instrumental in growing the Chicago office headcount 500%, building the talent organization and team, hiring the executive team and taking it through the Publicis acquisition.
Sue’s talents were soon sought by Manifest Digital, a PE-backed experience design firm, when UX was new to the market as a practice and the talent market was undefined. As Chief Talent Officer, she built the talent organization and team from the ground up, scaled headcount 300% and led the integration of acquired companies.
Before joining Talentfoot, Sue returned to Executive Search, leading her own boutique firm specializing in Talent Acquisition and HR consulting for Digital Marketing, Technology and Design clients at the Director level and above. As Managing Partner, she also served as advisor and coach to Executive-level clients on organizational design and HR best practices.
Sue earned a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University. When she’s not brushing glass from shattered ceilings off her shoulders, you can find her watching Villanova basketball, teaching in her community and exploring the world through the eyes of her young son.
Steve brings nearly 15 years of Executive Search and Search Leadership experience at both domestic and international positions. He has a background of placing middle-management to executive level candidates from start-ups to mid-tier to enterprise level. Steve has the knowledge and expertise to help any size organization with their most challenging and complex needs. Steve’s inquisitive nature coupled with his innate collaboration skills has led to dozens of successful executive level placements of marketing, sales, IT and operations professionals.Close
Amanda has made a name for herself by successfully placing candidates in positions such as Social Media Manager and VP of Digital Marketing, among many others. Her passion for emerging media and innovative technology, coupled with expertise in digital advertising sales, has led to a natural specialization in recruitment for social media and digital marketing roles. Amanda has worked with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies nationwide.
Amanda’s background in counseling and job coaching has made her a go-to resource for elite job candidates. She serves as an advocate and sounding board, with the ultimate goal of placement in positions best suited for one’s goals and skill sets.
Amanda earned a Master of Science with a focus in School Counseling from National-Louis University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Drake University. She is a fitness enthusiast, concertgoer, and fashion blog addict.
Driven by his belief that the strongest companies and the strongest talent deserve to be matched together, Darren Mooney is invigorated by locating the “needle in the haystack” for each of his clients with precision and speed. Embracing candor and transparency, one of Darren’s greatest strengths is the ease with which he swiftly builds genuine, trust-based relationships with people in all walks of life. Building upon his training in strategic human capital management, Darren thrives in partnering with hiring managers to identify their pain points and clarify their priorities and serving as a guide for candidates in discerning their strengths and motivations. Darren’s extensive knowledge of the media industry allows him to provide unparalleled service to his clients. What drives Darren is being able to connect others with opportunities.
Darren comes to Talentfoot from the epicenter of national political reporting and commentary, The Washington Post. As Senior Recruiting Consultant at the Post, he led searches for all executive-level positions and was responsible for global talent acquisition in the areas of digital advertising sales, advertising technology, marketing, analytics, PR, HR and Finance. In 2018 alone, Darren filled 119 positions, averaged a time-to-fill of 27.8 days, and filled 40% of all strategic hires through sourcing passive talent.
An alumnus of Georgetown University, Darren holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management with a Strategic Human Capital Management concentration and a Certificate in Organizational Development and Change Management. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Grateful for the serenity of the outdoors, Darren spends his time outside the office hiking and kayaking with his wife, deep sea fishing with friends, and reading intriguing biographies around the campfire or on the beach.
As a Senior Partner in Talentfoot’s Technology Practice, Tim Bromley brings a wealth of recruiting experience with Software, Cloud and Data Engineering roles, as well as AI/Machine Learning, Information Security and Technical Leadership. He has a proven track record of providing his clients with various staffing solutions including staff augmentation, project-based staffing (SOW), direct placement and consulting services.
Tim’s strong attention to detail and winning attitude is the perfect recipe for both his clients and candidates. Using a consultative approach to understand client’s culture and position requirements has led to placing nearly 500 personnel nationwide over his 10+ year recruiting career. Additionally, Tim’s straight shooter personality has given him great credibility with candidates as they explore new job opportunities. Being there every step of the way from initial call, interview prep, offer negotiation and celebrating with candidates after their first few months on the job is part of a fantastic candidate experience.
Before joining Talentfoot, Tim honed his skills at a boutique recruiting firm. He operated in several capacities including Lead Technical Recruiter and Senior Business Development Executive where he was always at the center of both client and candidate engagement. Tim earned his BA in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. When he’s not recruiting, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son and working on taking a few strokes off of his golf score.Close
Brian is an integral part of Talentfoot’s Sales and Technology practices. He specializes in recruiting Director Business Development, DevOps, Fullstack Engineers, Front End Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, and Data Scientists. Brian’s clients and candidates trust him to match exemplary people with great opportunities. Brian is most passionate about finding tech experts that understand how what they are doing translates into execution of business strategy and directly impacts the bottom line of the clients for whom he works.Close
Rich is a Senior Recruiter specializing in digital transformation. He is well versed in building and enriching client relationships. Throughout his career, Rich has completed C-Suite and executive searches, filling Chief Information Officer, CFO, and VPs of higher education institutions. Rich has led full cycle execution of executive searches, sourced top talent, assisted in compensation negotiations for preferred clients, and engaged in business development. His commitment to continuous improvement led him to obtain a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University, a Master’s in Divinity from Emory University, and a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Thiel College.Close
Lauren is a Senior Recruiter in Talentfoot’s Digital Transformation team where she applies her many years of experience in corporate recruitment and business development. Lauren specializes in sourcing top sales, marketing, and media talent for her clients. She is an expert relationship manager who has been responsible for filling all HQ job requisitions and training junior recruiters. She also partnered with business leaders, sourced qualified candidates, and managed the interview process with internal stakeholders. She attended the Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism, minored in English.Close
Dennis is a Senior Recruiter in Talentfoot’s Technology practice, with a long record of exceeding quota in competitive team environments. In his previous position as an Account Executive, he acquired excellent forecasting and attainment skills which enabled him to open locations in three cities and train team members to perform. He also handled full-cycle recruitment and business development on a national level. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Political Science and received a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix. Dennis was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida but if he could live anywhere in the world, he would choose a serene Caribbean island.Close
Alessia works as a Associate Partner where she is able to combine the best of her previous experiences in to one job in a fast-paced environment; while simultaneously working on multiple projects. Alessia specializes in securing elite media and search engine marketing talent for her clients. While completing her undergraduate coursework, Alessia worked in biology research labs analyzing large amounts of data. Alessia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences at Northwestern University. In her free time she enjoys weekend trips outside of Chicago, enjoying the solitude of hiking and fishing.Close
With over 20 years of recruiting experience, Jacqui Kolar has been dedicated to helping others secure jobs that better their lives. As a member of the Talentfoot Executive Search team, Jacqui skillfully matches marketing and ad tech professionals to roles where they make a significant impact from Day One.
Prior to joining Talentfoot, Jacqui honed her craft while working full life cycle recruiting at various placement and staffing firms in the Chicago area. Over the course of her career, Jacqui has successfully matched candidates in full-time and contract roles in a wide gamut of industries from engineering to supply chain and logistics, from human resources to mortgage.
When Jacqui isn’t in the office, she continually finds time to help others. With an ever-increasing growing list of charities, she and her family volunteer whenever possible. In addition, she relaxes by gardening, camping, hiking, and fishing.Close
Elise brings more than a decade of national digital, marketing and communications recruiting for mid-to-senior level roles at professional services firms, start-ups, major corporations, agencies and non-profits. Supporting leadership with more than just recruiting, Elise serves as a consultant and advisor, helping marketing leaders define their hiring and position needs – and then leading the search to find that special candidate who can transform the team.
Elise was named Recruiter of the Year seven consecutive years, and was promoted to Sr. Director of Recruiting prior to joining TalentFoot. She has played a key role in training and mentoring other recruiters throughout her career, authoring online training courses as well as leading live programs.
She launched her career in public relations, working account side at global PR agencies such as Hill & Knowlton, Golin and Porter Novelli. Working within their Public Affairs and Pharma/Healthcare practices, Elise gained an insider’s perspective on what makes a talented communicator and marketer. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology & Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In her free time, Elise loves spending time with her husband and two sons who have trained her on the finer points of building with blocks, driving remote control cars and playing video games. They’re joined on adventures by her pug and golden retriever who ensure there is never a dull moment.
Jenna works on Talentfoot’s unmatched research team. She has a knack for thinking outside the box, driving efficiency, and developing solutions never seen before in the field of search. Prior to joining Talentfoot, she worked in the real estate industry in both landlord and tenant representation. Jenna brings a resourceful nature and assertive energy to any task. She finds joy in streamlining processes to improve workplace functionality.Close
Barb is an incredibly talented business leader who dedicated much of her career to Leo Burnett. She is a whiz at everything from process improvement, dynamic leadership, scope planning, and program management. At Leo, she built annual scopes of work and resource plans which resulted in a $250MM business. She’s a driver, change-maker who always has the best interest in those she serves.
With years of experience in marketing, sales, and technology working at one of the most well-respected creative companies in the globe, Barb is the perfect fit to join Talentfoot. Brands like Allstate, Marshalls, Brooks, Nintendo, Invesco, and Fifth Third Bank have been lucky to have her attention over the years and now Talentfoot and its clients are the lucky ones.Close
Olivia is an integral leader at TalentFoot. Olivia is responsible for leading Talentfoot’s overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, organizational design and cultural development, and employee education and development. Olivia’s prior work as an educator speaks to her passion for helping people reach their highest potential.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Olivia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education.
For more than ten years, Samantha Herscher has honed her skills as a marketing leader representing B2B businesses. She joined Talentfoot in 2020 to lead the firm’s marketing and communications strategy.
In addition to business development, Samantha is responsible for events, branding, and digital strategy.
Before joining Talentfoot, Samantha led major website redesign projects, owned content marketing strategy and search engine marketing at a major eCommerce provider and change management consulting firm. Samantha loves to blog for Talentfoot when the opportunity presents itself. She specializes in content marketing, demand generation, and website development.
Samantha earned her BA in Journalism at the George Washington University.Close