The founder of Talentfoot Executive Search, Camille Fetter has a track record of helping organizations build high-impact executive leadership teams. During her career as an executive recruiter, Camille has repeatedly matched stellar candidates with blue-chip clients with unsurpassed enthusiasm. Camille’s intense focus, complemented by her engaging personality, thorough understanding of digital ecosystem and expansive network, has led to exponential growth of the firm. In addition to overseeing the operations and growth of Talentfoot, Camille leads nationwide retained and executive-level search assignments for roles including Director, Vice President, President and C-Level positions.
Prior to founding Talentfoot, Camille established and led the Midwest digital marketing and media practice at one of the largest global executive search firms in the US. Her efforts helped this firm exceed business and financial objectives in a competitive market. In this role, she consistently reached Platinum Elite status, the highest honor at the firm, among other accolades.
Camille serves on the Executive Board of the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA) as the Vice President of Corporate Relations. She has been featured in AOL, MSN Careers, Crain’s Business New York, CareerBuilder, TheLadders and Today’s Chicago Woman.
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 with her husband and three year old daughter, and enjoys golf, tennis and skiing.Close
Steve Dawson 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, technology and operations professionals.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.Close
Amanda Kelly 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.Close
Liz Schrum is an Executive Senior Partner with Talentfoot Executive Search and plays a key role in the firm’s executive level corporate marketing and sales recruiting practice. Her career spans nearly 10 years in executive search partnering with organizations to onboard critical marketing and sales leaders.
Liz partners with organizations of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500 with aggressive growth goals to identify and onboard results driven leaders. With her highly consultative approach, Liz takes the time to understand both the goals of the organization she represents as well as industry talent considering a change. Liz has the proven ability to identify the right talent and strategically pique their interest in the positions she represents all while truly understanding their skill-set to effectively align them with the right position that will fuel their long-term success.
Previously, Liz was a program director for the Wisconsin Technology Council. She organized and directed conferences designed to match entrepreneurs and early stage companies with investors; she also ran the statewide Governor’s Business Plan Contest, which helps entrepreneurs launch their business ideas.
Liz earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She and her husband, Dan, have two children, Ty and Finnley. They enjoy hiking, boating and attending sporting events.Close
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.Close
Olivia DeLuca is integral to TalentFoot’s East Coast practice. She thrives on searching for top talent and connecting clients with exceptional candidates. Olivia’s prior work as an educator speaks to her passion for helping people reach their highest potential. With a core focus in eCommerce and Analytics, Olivia represents professionals at a variety of levels, from Web Analysts to eCommerce Directors to Chief Marketing Officers.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Olivia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education.Close
Scott Humphrey joins Talentfoot with 25+ years in Advertising Sales, spanning best of breed Media organizations, including the last 15+ years in Digital Media sales. With a fundamental education in the agency landscape from Leo Burnett to Starcom, combined with a highly successful career in advertising sales, Scott’s relationships and contacts span nationally across full service and specialized agencies, Fortune 500 advertisers, and Advertising Sales organizations in digital, print, television, and integrated marketing.
As an early adopter to selling digital advertising, Scott sold the first million dollar deals for Fantasy Football (Miller Lite) and March Madness (General Motors) at CBS SportsLine before successful stints at ESPN, NBC Universal and Tremor Video. His experience integrating sales teams and playing critical roles in several industry mergers gives him the ability to understand the challenges digital marketing and Media executives face today in this evolving industry. In addition, his active role in launching online and mobile video, ad verification and programmatic services has fueled his knowledge and keen understanding of what the future holds for the Digital Media landscape.
Scott’s commitment to serving as a contributor to the industry for many years has driven his desire to match great people to great jobs. With a pulse on the fast-changing digital landscape and a passion for helping companies and people reach new levels of success, Scott is poised to offer his background, knowledge, care and commitment to both hiring managers and job seekers who are reaching for new heights of success. Scott has a passion to listen, learn and deliver for his clients, and is a strong advocate for the people and companies he serves.
A graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a BA in Mass Media Management, Scott lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.Close
Jenna Kimball works on Talentfoot’s unmatched research team. 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
Guy Iantoni plays a key role in supporting and growing Talentfoot’s IT recruiting practice; from mid- to executive-level. Over the course of 15 years in executive search, he has successfully partnered with corporations and marketing agencies to secure critical technology staff and leaders.
When Guy is given the search, he prides himself on his ability to offer see the job as an employee would evaluate it. His unique perspective blends the technical skills of an IT professional and the disarming personality of a quick-witted best friend. Clients can rest assured Guy thoroughly understands their specific need and will work quickly to identify, profile and presents technology talent that can drive key business objectives and positively impact their bottom line. Quite simply, he gets it.
Guy takes the time to understand a client’s vision, pain-points and technology gaps, as well as the necessity to innovate – not just to remain competitive, but to be an industry leader. His process matches individuals with the optimal skill sets to improve technology teams and maximize their ability to support organizational goals.
Prior to joining Talentfoot, Guy was a Senior IT Recruiting Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, leading their Engineering and Science Division for Government Accounts. He thrives on working with technology startups as much as Fortune 100 organizations to clearly understand their individual needs and the unique demands each client engagement requires.
Guy earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He stays in tremendous shape, thanks to playing competitive soccer for more than four decades (including a stint in Germany). Guy figures he has run more than 60,000 miles on the pitch! When it’s time to unwind, he sits down with one of his treasured guitars. And, if you ask nicely, this singer-songwriter may just perform one of the 50 original compositions credited to his name.Close
Laura Baker consults to companies — primarily VC/PE-backed, high-growth companies — on critical hiring needs, including CEO, C-suite and direct reports to the C-suite. Prior to joining Talentfoot, she pursued her passion for emerging technology and on-screen talent acquisition at Peloton. Relationship-building is at the very core of who Laura is and has been at the center of her career.Close
Veronica Witteman brings years of digital recruiting experience to the Talentfoot team. With a passion for sourcing, Veronica is a lead sourcer and researcher for the firm; placing individuals from entry-level to executive leadership. Throughout her career, Veronica has worked both internally and externally within AdTech, innovation, creative and marketing — maintaining a primary focus in digital. Known for her positive and personal approach, Veronica takes the time to genuinely identify both candidate and client needs on an individual level to create a perfect match for both parties.Close
Cecilia Gaultney comes to Talentfoot with experience working for a top C-level retained search firm where she sourced top caliber talent for Chief Marketing, Operations, Human Resources, Technology and Digital positions for organizations in technology, healthcare, defense, non-profit, and other industries. In addition to her work in executive recruiting, Cecilia is following her passion for human centered business strategy by completing her Master’s in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
Cecilia’s understanding of human behavior, performance management, and business strategy make up the unique toolset that she uses to take a highly consultative and personalized approach to meeting each client’s needs. She listens carefully to clients to extract and highlight the most important key performance goals for each position so that she can find candidates with just the right combination of experience, hard and soft skills, and personality characteristics. She understands the nuances of organizational culture, company structure, and industry environment and uses them to inform her search for talent that will shine.
Just as she does for the company and position, Cecilia takes the time to really get to know each candidate. Part of her success in this approach is aided by her certification in the Hogan Assessment System; an evidence-based, well validated system of personality assessments that predict workplace motivations and behaviors. Hogan gives her the insight into a candidate far beyond what even the best interviews can discover. (Check out our Hogan Assessment page for more information!).
Cecilia is a Graduate of Drexel University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Psychology. She will graduate from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with her Master’s in Industrial & Organization Psychology in May 2019.
In her free time, Cecilia spends as much time outdoors as she can; you might find her hiking Rock Creek Park or doing some leisurely reading outside. She also volunteers as a DC Safe Domestic Violence Liaison with the Metropolitan Police Department where she connects survivors with services that empower them.Close
Brian Grady is an associate recruiter with a passion for helping others find their calling in their professional lives. Brian’s leadership experience as a college drum major speaks to his passion and dedication for helping others reach their highest potential. Brian hails from a healthcare company focused on driving new patients to clinical trials, where he was responsible for managing owned and earned social media campaigns. In his free time he enjoys discovering new music, basketball, attending Philadelphia sporting events and spending time on the beach. Brian is a graduate of Kutztown University where he recruited for his University for three years and holds a B.S in Marketing.Close
Alessia Gjini works as an Associate Recruiter 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. 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
Kailan is a new addition to our team assisting in research and project management. She has a background in marketing from working with a top Fortune 500 company. For the past three years before joining us, her most recent experience was conducting extensive recruiting and marketing for a prominent University. Kailan received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ball State University and her Master of Science Degree in Project Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
She enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time on the lake.Close
Jenna Duesler works on Talentfoot’s unmatched research team. 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
Elise Van Buskirk Wirtz
Elise Van Buskirk Wirtz 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.Close