• Meet the Team

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    Tony Ruiz

    Managing Director

    Tony Ruiz has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Iowa State University and the CPC designation from NAPS.  Prior to recruiting Tony was the GM of Big Bowl Restaurant leading the highest grossing restaurant while maintaining the highest customer service ratings. Tony is currently the Managing Director of the Edina SRG office, and an Executive Recruiter.

    Previous staffing roles include Managing Director at Forefront Staffing in Chicago, and Owner of Katch, LLC. Tony works in the Finance and Accounting vertical with particular focus on the Manufacturing and  Financial Services industries. He also has recruited successfully for Human Resources, Engineering, IT and Sales. Service comes first for Tony, and he will recruit whatever his client needs to meet their business goals. In his free time he loves to read, mainly A Song of Ice and Fire, downhill ski, workout and tote his son around to numerous activities.

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    Mark Luoto

    Senior Recruiter | Manufacturing & Engineering

    Mark is a seasoned Executive Recruiter with over 13 years of experience placing talent in the manufacturing and engineering space. He is an innovative and energetic Recruiter with proven performance, passion, and leadership in a highly competitive market. Mark manages the entire hiring process through the development of strong relationships and effective recruiting strategies.

    He is a proud alumni of St. Cloud State University where he received his B.A. in Geographical Information Systems. Mark is a family man, and when asked what he does for fun, he said "following around both of my daughters softball careers!"

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    Aunnie Meier

    Executive Recruiter | Construction

    With 5 years in the staffing industry, she specializes in professional staffing with an expert level focus in construction (contract, temp/contract, and direct hire). She is well rounded and proactive with any staffing needs. With her successful candidate to client match making-she is a proven partner to have in your corner. She acts with a high level of compassion, knowledge, and urgency.

    Specialties include commercial & industrial Project Managers, Superintendents, estimators, engineers, HVAC, manufacturing, mechanical engineering and more.

    Personal-from Minnesota, just relocated back after living in Arizona for 6 years. Loves the outdoors, rollerblading, lake days, reading and jigsaw puzzles. Cat mom to Nala.

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    Dan Thomson

    Executive Recruiter

    My goal is to match individuals with organizations that will compliment their skillset and to match an organization with individuals that will be an asset in their culture. Being honest, empathetic, and listening to what not only the candidate desires in their next position but also what the client needs in order the benefit their organization. This is a consultative approach to build and foster ongoing relationships by putting emphasis and dedication into the success of both the candidate and organization.

    What this means is to have a thorough understanding of how to effectively collaborate with other professionals and centers of influence to better serve my candidates and clients. The real benefit of this type of approach is better candidate retention and driving more revenue to my clients.

    I feel it is important to have a conversation with candidates and to really hear what their priorities are in the next step of their journey. Integrity and honesty are what is most important because with things are out of alignment the situation will not be a success and it begins with me thinking of the candidate and client first.

    My background is in the Financial, Retirement, Accounting and Human Resource area. I am considered and expert in finding candidates with the right skills for Third Party Retirement Administrators, Financial and Accounting and the Human Resource area. With a solid background in the Financial and area I have worked closely with the Chief Integration Officer and the Broker Dealer to recruit Financial Advisors for the RIA and the Financial Institutions.

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