Our Staff

  • Meet our Team

    Elizabeth head shot   Elizabeth Gill - President/Owner

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    Elizabeth has over 30 years of staffing and search experience in the Atlanta Market.  Recognized as a Nationally Certified Woman Owned Business, Elizabeth’s firm specializes in providing Office and Professional placement in the fields of Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting and Finance for a wide variety of small, medium, and large businesses in Atlanta. Prior to opening her Express office 12 years ago, she was an executive with Randstad for 13 years.  Elizabeth has deep ties to the community. She was formerly the President of the Buckhead Rotary, as well the Buckhead Business Association. Elizabeth also serves on several boards in Atlanta and is a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  A graduate of Valdosta State University, Elizabeth is married to Geoffrey Gill.  They have four children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in Atlanta.

    ena head shot  Ena Alibasic - Contract and Search Specialist

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    Industry knowledge, transparency, and a tenacious attitude are key components to ensure success in recruiting. Understanding the continuous change in today’s market and the evolving needs of her clients, Ena reliably matches top professionals with companies to ensure long term success.

    Beginning her staffing career with Express Employment Professionals in 2014 as a Business Development Manager, Ena helped Express remain competitive and grow according to plan by identifying, assessing and developing new business opportunities. Ena developed a notable professional network and was promoted into a Contract and Search Consultant position, specializing in Accounting and Finance.

    Ena continues to develop trusted partnerships with top employers in Atlanta to simplify their search and provide the right talent to grow their business. Her approach is professional, engaged, and highly consultative. With a genuine desire to help others succeed in their career, Ena cares about the professional and personal impacts of each search and works diligently to ensure a mutually beneficial fit.

    Ena holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Georgia Southern University. Adventurous and competitive, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband, Matt, and exploring the many things Atlanta has to offer like local festivals and live music.

    Sarah Gowen   Sarah Gowen - Contract and Search Specialist

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    A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Sarah is a Search and Contract Specialist with particular focus in Office Administration. With a keen eye for associate/client matchmaking, Sarah prides herself in making made-to-order, timely connections that suit both the job seeker and the company in need. Prior to her introduction to Express Employment Professionals in 2014, Sarah was an experienced Event Manager and Coordinator. 

    Sarah has a love for meeting new people, her dog Gander, and traveling wherever the wind and her passport take her. As a devoted recruiter, mentor, and friend, she hopes to continue her journey in the staffing industry and to provide guidance and encouragement to all. 

     Shea Van Gelder  Shea Van Gelder - Front Office Coordinator

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    Originally from Minnesota, Shea is a recent resident of Atlanta. She is the Front Office Coordinator for Express Employment Professionals and has a demonstrated interest for growing and working in the recruiting industry. Shea received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology  from the University of Georgia and has a minor in Theatre. Originally setting out after graduation to become a family therapist, Shea soon realized that counseling is not the only way to greatly impact and better peoples’ lives. Whether in office or out, Shea has a constant desire to provide helpful insight, hope, friendship, and a little bit of laughter to anyone and everyone she comes in contact with. 

    Prior to her introduction to the staffing world, Shea served as a makeup artist for both the film industry as well as high-end cosmetic lines. She is also an experienced stand-up comedienne, mediocre tennis player, and pizza fanatic. Shea hopes to continue being a resource for those seeking employment opportunities, to one day own a French bulldog, and to make her mother, Jo, proud. 

    Amber Friar (1)   Amber Friar - Contract and Search Specialist

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    Atlanta by way of Texas, Amber has a contagious passion for people and a drive for progressive results the size of her home state.  With a consultative approach, she believes relationships are a key component of success in business and has strived to secure those bonds as the strong foundation of her robust network.  A comprehensive background in sales and marketing developed over the last dozen+ years, Amber creates a lifelong rapport that shifts the client’s perception of vendor to ally and is a catalyst for achieving goals.  She has a proven ability to combine vision, creativity and strong business acumen with superior account management.

    Spending her free time outdoors, Amber has a deep appreciation for nature and enjoys exploring all the world has to offer.  Her desire for growth spills over in to her continuous thirst for knowledge and fascination for random trivia, which balances nicely with her sincere fondness for music and affection for street art.

    RyanM    Ryan Meisemann - Business Development Manager

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    An Alabama Gulf Coast native, and recent transplant to Atlanta. Ryan has a passion for people that drives him to create connections wherever possible. He is a natural fit for Business Development and helping great people find permanent professional homes with companies in Atlanta. He is Jesuit educated at Spring Hill College located in Mobile, Alabama, and graduated with a degree in Accounting. 

    Before moving to Atlanta, Ryan spent the last eight years in management in the transportation industry. Realizing his passion was working more with people, he moved to Atlanta in the fall and joined the Buckhead Express team. Whether exploring the city, playing golf, or enjoying a concert, Ryan loves to spend his free time outdoors with his camera close at hand.