Meet the Owner

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    Karl Amlie


    Karl Amlie has a passion for people and business – for helping entrepreneurs and their companies, who in turn help their customers and employees, who in turn build their communities.

    Karl started with Express Employment Professionals in St. Croix Falls, WI, as a Business Developer in July 2013, and started managing in October 2013. In 2015, he accepted a new opportunity in Express, opening the Forest Lake territory.

    In 2019 he started focusing on growing a professional recruiting team in addition to existing contract recruiting, officially becoming a Specialized Recruiting Group branded office. In 2021 Karl joined in purchasing the Maple Grove Express franchise, and in 2022 the Specialized Recruiting Group continued expanding and opened a standalone office in Stillwater, MN.

    Combined, Karl’s offices help hundreds of people find work each year in contract-to-hire and direct hire roles. Helping people succeed is what motivates Karl to be his best, especially coaching our internal teams to grow and develop their job skills and life skills.

    He also enjoys giving back to the community via volunteer board positions with the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association, and the Community Scholarship Foundation.

    Most importantly, Karl enjoys time with his growing family: his wife Allie, their daughter Addie, and pup Harlow, and Addie’s many aunts, uncles, and grandparents in the area.

    Reach out to Karl at 651-464-9995 to see how Express and SRG can help you.