What is your role at LJTP? 
I am currently a Talent Acquisition Consultant at Lucas James Talent Partners. I am responsible for managing the end to end recruitment cycle and overall recruitment efforts of assigned projects and clients.

What did you do prior to joining LJTP? 
Prior to joining Lucas James Talent Partners, I was responsible for integrating new clients into a healthcare revenue cycle firm’s talent acquisition model and leading teams to hire thousands of hourly healthcare employees.

What drew you to LJTP originally? And how has LJTP changed since? 
I was originally drawn to Lucas James Talent Partners because I felt that Matt Boldyga’s explanation of RPO fit my background and where I was looking to take my career. Since joining Lucas James Talent Partners the company has continued its upward trajectory, hired around 20 more staff members, and is on point to secure many new large clients.

What is your favorite part about working at LJTP?
It may sound cliche but my favorite part of working at Lucas James Talent Partners is how nice and helpful everyone is. My past employer had sort of a rugged cutthroat work culture. When I took this role I was picturing that same culture with it being even more difficult to get help due to the work from home situation we are all currently in. I was pleasantly surprised to find some of the nicest and most helpful colleagues I have met so far in my career.

What is the most challenging part of your job? 
The most challenging part of my job is juggling priorities. Not only do I work on multiple clients, but I also work with both clients and candidates within them. Prioritizing my day is something that I do multiple times a day.

How has LJTP helped you grow personally and professionally? 
Lucas James Talent Partners has helped me grow by forcing me to think outside the box. In a corporate environment sometimes finding solutions is easy because you can leverage internal resources and buy time. In a consultative role, you are forced to proactively see around the corners and identity your client’s problems before they do.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I am not working I spend most of my time either traveling, visiting my family in Lake Geneva, boating, or going to Cubs games. Once the pandemic is over you can find me Friday – Sunday at a variety of Chicago beer gardens.