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Our Team Has More Than 100 Years Combined Industry Experience

Midwest Search Group has been steadily growing and matching exceptional talent with exceptional employment opportunities since 2000. In January 2003, we added Midwest Professional Staffing, to provide additional recruiting talent for temporary, temporary to hire and full time job opportunities. In January 2005, we launched another new branch of our business, Midwest Professional Staffing - IT, specializing in full time IT positions, as well as IT consulting.

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Jim Bruno

Banking
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Jim was born in Baltimore, Maryland and he received his degree in Finance from Towson University. Shortly after college Jim was transferred to Des Moines with Massey Ferguson and held several positions ranging from finance to marketing. Jim has spent the last 15 years assisting banks throughout the Midwest with their staffing needs and helping candidates secure new positions. Jim has recently served as the Ethics chair for the Iowa Association of Staffing Professionals.


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John Blanchard, CPA

Accounting and Finance
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John is a native Iowan and graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Accounting. He started his career as a CPA with McGladrey & Pullen in 1991 providing audit and tax services. After 3 ½ years in public accounting, John has been providing specialized recruiting for large, medium and small businesses throughout the Midwest. John has been an active volunteer with the Iowa Society of CPA's, serving on the Career Awareness Committee.


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Joe Steer, CPA

Accounting and Finance
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Joe was born and raised in Burlington, IA and is a graduate of the University of Iowa. He started his career with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, and four years later joined Burlington Northern Sante Fe Corporation as the Manager of Financial Reporting. Since 1997 Joe has been a recruiter serving companies of all industries and sizes throughout Iowa. He is an active member of the ISCPA and mentors accounting students at the local colleges. Joe brings a consultive approach to recruiting.


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Barb Hooper
Director of Staffing
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Barb was born and raised on a farm outside a small town called Titonka, Iowa. She began her career as a Paralegal and after 10 years of working for attorneys, decided to move into a role with a new employment agency in Des Moines. She has worked in the staffing industry for 17 years in many different roles including owning her own business, sales, recruiting and management. Barb has served on many boards including recently serving as President for the Iowa Association of Staffing Professionals.

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Carol Hughes
Staffing Manager
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Carol grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Iowa State University. Carol has worked in the staffing industry for 8 years in many different roles.  During free time Carol enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Joel Pulliam
Staffing Manager
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Joel joined our recruiting team in the Fall of 2014 after working with a mortgage insurance company for two years. In July of 2015 Joel moved into a Staffing Manager role with our company.  He is a graduate of Central College, majoring in Mathematics, contributing to the success of the baseball team, and participating in several volunteer activities. Joel loves to be outdoors playing sports, and also enjoys time with friends and family.

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Keelie Fisher                                                                                                                                                               Staffing Manager
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Keelie is an Iowa native with a sales and marketing background. She graduated from Kirkwood with degrees in Marketing Management and Apparel Merchandising. Keelie recently joined the Staffing Industry after working in the Commercial Insurance world. In her spare time, you can find Keelie at the gym, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

 

Melissa Gray
Staffing Manager 
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Melissa grew up in Johnston, Iowa. After moving away for several years she has returned home with her family. Melissa received her Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis. She enjoys working with clients and helping them find that "perfect" fit. Melissa is an Ambassador for the West Des Moines Chamber and enjoys connecting with new people. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

Michael Jontz
Staffing Manager
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Michael joined the recruiting team in the fall of 2013 after graduating from Central College - majoring in Business Management. During his time at Central he contributed to the success of the baseball team and volunteering during his free time. Michael has been a high achieving addition to the team, and continues to learn and grow with the company. During his free time Michael enjoys being active outdoors, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

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Faith Morrow
Staffing Coordinator
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Faith was born and raised in the Quad Cities, and eventually moved to Des Moines where she has lots of family. Faith has a background of 14 + years in the Staffing industry. Faith enjoys spending time with her family as well as being involved in her church choir and other activities in the church.

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Dani Dohlman
Recruiting Team Lead
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Dani is a graduate of Wartburg College where she majored in Political Science and Communication Studies. Dani has spent most of her career in the financial world but has always had a passion for recruiting. Dani is currently working on a Master's of Science in Human Resources at Drake University. In her free time Dani enjoys reading, being active and spending time with friends and family.

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Chelsea Delleman
Recruiter
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Chelsea is from Urbandale, Iowa. She attended Drake University and graduated with a degree in Marketing. Following graduation Chelsea has spent most of her career in the Marketing Administration role, but has made a recent move to recruitment. Chelsea enjoys helping people find their career path and always meeting new people. In her free time Chelsea enjoys spending time with her Husband and son, watching Iowa State Men's Basketball, reading, and hanging with friends.

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Kylie Ladely
Recruiting Coordinator
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Kylie was born and raised in Knoxville, IA. She attended the University of Iowa majoring in Psychology and graduating in 2009. Kylie worked for 5 years in the banking industry, but has always wanted to get into staffing and recruiting. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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Michele Schoop
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Michele is from Johnston, Iowa. She attended Grand View University and graduated with a degree in Marketing. During her time at Grand View she was on the Softball Team and took on the role as one of the top pitchers. Michele enjoys meeting new people and helping them find their career path. In her free time Michele enjoys spending time with family, playing sand volleyball, going on runs, and hanging with friends.

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Teagan Brown
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Teagan joined the Midwest team as a recruiter in the summer of 2015 immediately after graduating from Augustana College where he majored in Business Administration with minors in management and marketing. During his time at Augustana he played football while also trying to give back to the community whenever possible. When not working, Teagan enjoys staying active and spending time with his family and friends.

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Liz Wilkinson
Administrative Team Lead
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Liz is a Hawkeye native from Iowa City, IA and moved to Grimes, IA in July, 2014. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Management and Entrepreneurship degree in 2012 and has worked in the fitness and financial world before making the switch to the staffing industry. She loves doing yoga and spending time with her family, friends and son in her free time!

 

Kimberly Hochstetler
Administrative Assistant
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Kim grew up and lived in Ankeny until 1989, and then moved to Little Rock, Arkansas for fifteen years. In 2004, she and her family returned to their home state settling in Winterset, Iowa. Kim joined our team in January of 2013 and enjoys being part of the staffing industry. She finds that no two days are ever the same and enjoys the chance to meet and help people. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being involved in her church, and attending school activities.

 

 

 

 

Amber Owens
Payroll & Benefits Administrator
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