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ESC Team

Please feel free to contact any team member by email or phone as applicable to your need. All team members can assist with your staffing or candidacy needs. Please note Theresa Eloundou as ESC’s Virtual office manager who should be contacted for all administrative, accounting and employment verification needs. All other ESC employee’s function both as Recruiters and Account Managers.

Theresa Eloundou

(Please contact for all administrative, accounting or employment verification needs)
teloundou@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 414.588.1781
Theresa Eloundou joined Educated Solutions Corp as the Accountant/Virtual Office Manager in a full-time capacity in October 2013. Theresa enjoys both aspects of these diverse positions. She handles the day-to-day financials and works closely with clients, vendors and contractors assisting with any questions or concerns they might have. In addition, Theresa manages the daily operations of the office working closely with our internal staff. Prior to joining ESC, Theresa was a controller at a manufacturing facility in Waukesha, WI. Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

The following ESC Team members all function in dual roles as Recruiters and Account Managers:

Kimberly Schmidt

kschmidt@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 262.649.6695
As the President and co-founder of Educated Solutions Corp, Kimberly Schmidt maintains a hands-on approach to client retention, candidate sourcing, and customer service. She is actively involved in the day-to-day sales and recruiting efforts of the organization and believes in operating under the core values of respect, honesty and integrity.

Prior to founding ESC, Kim was a Business Education Instructor, teaching high school students the skills required to succeed in the workplace. This desire to help people was the driving force behind founding the organization. She is a motivated professional, with an energy and enthusiasm for recruitment that is contagious. Kim’s commitment to hard work and quality has earned her the respect of both clients and candidates. Her number one goal is to provide a personalized approach to recruitment and to utilize creativity in securing quality talent for her clients.

Kim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Aurora University. She is actively involved in various organizations and is committed to servicing the community in which she resides.
  • Vice Chair, CEOs Against Cancer
  • Member of the National Association for Professional Women
  • Member of New Berlin Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Better Business Bureau

Kelly Holley

kholley@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 414.840.4372
Kelly Holley has been a pivotal member of the Educated Solutions Corp team since its inception. With over 15 years’ experience as an Account Manager and Recruiting Specialist, Kelly is the most seasoned member of our team and a respected leader in recruitment best practices. She truly enjoys both facets of her position, recruiting and client development. Kelly excels at building relationships with job seekers and clients alike and it is no surprise that she has earned recognition as an expert in the staffing industry, maintaining a friendly and approachable style in the execution of her daily duties.

Prior to joining ESC, Kelly was a Corporate Trainer with ARI Network Services for five years. She managed three accounts and provided proprietary software training to sales managers and representatives across the nation. This experience has provided Kelly with a keen insight into the inner-workings of companies across a variety of industries and has been a valuable asset in successfully sourcing talent. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Joey Singson

jsingson@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 262.309.1011
Joey Singson joined ESC in March 2014 as a Recruiter/Account Manager. Prior to joining the ESC team, he spent 17 years as an IT Manager where he was responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at a local manufacturing facility. Joey had approached ESC in search of new opportunities in Information Technology and it was during this time that he gained an interest in the staffing industry. With no prior recruiting experience, ESC developed a training program which allowed him to learn all facets of the recruitment process. He quickly learned the fundamentals of recruitment and is committed to making an impact with ESC. He understands technology, technical roles and technical skills and his intent is to build, develop, and maintain lasting relationships with his candidates.

Joey is a graduate of Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and brings his depth of experience, technical skills and management capabilities to his current position sourcing and uncovering candidates.

Mark Polczinski

mpolczinski@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 262.225.3458
Mark Polczinski joined ESC in June 2015 as a Senior Recruiter/Account Manager. Prior to joining ESC, Mark spent 10+ years in a sales and recruiting role for CulverCareers and LexisNexis. He started his recruiting career in 2001, when he joined CulverCareers in San Francisco, CA. There he was promoted several times for exceeding the expectations of clients and candidates alike. He was consistently in the TOP 10% and achieved several awards including Recruiter of the Year. While at CulverCareers, Mark worked as a Recruiter, Assistant Branch Manager, and Branch Manager. When he returned back to Wisconsin in 2008, he took a National Account Manager’s position with LexisNexis. While at LexisNexis, Mark managed a 1 million dollar book of business calling on the General Counsel level of Fortune 1,000 companies in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa areas. In 2010, Mark missed recruiting and the ability to work with candidates and clients so he rejoined CulverCareers as a Senior Recruiter until 2014. Mark is a graduate of UW-Madison with a double major in Marketing and Management & Human Resources.

Aimee Shore

ashore@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 414.467.6656
Aimee has been a key member of the Educated Solutions Corp team since 2006, acting as both an Account Manager and Recruiter. In 2015, Aimee opened ESC’s new division, ESC LI, a Light Industrial staffing group that targets candidates and clients in the industrial/light industrial space. She is truly committed to fully understanding her clients and their ever-changing staffing needs, resulting in successful and lasting partnerships. As a Recruiter, Aimee has a passion for helping candidates secure a role that matches their qualifications and salary goals, while providing professional fulfillment. Her ability to build and maintain relationships, has led to a multitude of successful hires and earned her the respect of clients and candidates alike throughout her time with the organization.

Prior to joining the ESC team, Aimee worked for 6 years in Pharmaceutical Sales, which laid the foundation for networking, which has helped her succeed in staffing. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Degree in both Human Resources and Marketing.

Jennifer Bonefeste

jbonefeste@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 414.465.9551
Jennifer Bonefeste joined Educated Solutions as a Recruiter/Account Manager in September 2016. Prior to joining the ESC team, Jennifer worked in the non-profit sector where she excelled in a management role and supervised programming for government contracts. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing compliance with all federal requirements for hundreds of clients and developing programming and processes for a new statewide service delivery model introduced in 2015. In her last four years in the non-profit sector, Jennifer was in charge of screening, interviewing, and hiring strong candidates for a variety of positions. Due to her success in sourcing and hiring strong candidates, Jennifer decided to pursue Recruiting as a full time career. She is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor's of Arts in Education.

Mindy Freel

mfreel@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 414.687.4436
Mindy Freel joined ESC in October 2016 with over 12 years of experience recruiting in the Staffing Industry. Mindy graduated from UW Parkside in 2003 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and not knowing exactly what she wanted to do as she “grew up”. She started her staffing career in the Healthcare realm where she worked her way up through recruiting and account management to the role of Branch Manager. While seeking an environment with more variety and co-workers, she decided to expand her experience into more generalized staffing to include administrative, customer service and accounting. This brought Mindy to ESC where she is already comfortable in staffing engineering and light industrial work.

Mindy has always been understanding of each candidate and client current situation as to why and what they seek. She understands the “bigger picture” and strives to deliver the best solution ESC has to offer. With Mindy’s degree in Sociology and meeting people of all walks of life for the last 12+ years, Mindy is a great person to work with to understand employment needs and goals and how to achieve them.

Dirk Reistad

dreistad@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 920.716.1703
Dirk Reistad joined ESC in April 2017. Prior to ESC, Dirk spent 4 years in recruiting roles with Adecco Engineering and Technology and Argus Technical Services working with professionals in the IT, Engineering, Accounting/Finance, and Skilled Trades fields. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Science Education and taught high school science before being exposed to the staffing industry. Dirk is a strong recruiter with technical knowledge in a variety of skill disciplines.

Laken Fischer

lfischer@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 262.332.0264
Laken Fischer joined Educated Solutions Corp as a Sourcer/Recruiter in May of 2017. Prior to joining the ESC team, she worked as an Interview Specialist at Cielo, where she interviewed job candidates to assess if they would be a good fit for various positions and determined if they possessed the skills and experience required for each particular role. Laken’s position at Cielo exposed her to the recruiting field and led her to the realization that becoming a recruiter after graduation was her ultimate goal. Laken graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Resources Management.

Mike Schmidt

mschmidt@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 262.408.0668
Mike Schmidt founded ESC in 1997, but for 15 years worked with ESC as a “side business.” In 2013, Mike began to direct all ESC operations on a full time basis. Mike possesses over 20+ years in the Talent Acquisition world spanning numerous industries including Financial, Technology, and Healthcare. Mike’s strong suit has been Recruitment Process Improvement where he has transformed numerous organizations to streamline process, implement metrics though recruiter scorecards, reduce time to fill, structure interviewing techniques, implement vendor service programs, optimize applicant tracking systems, improve advertising strategies to include Social Media adoption and most importantly heighten hiring manger satisfaction. Mike has delivered services to organizations both large, such as Thomson Financial and CDW, and small, boutique IT firms and Healthcare staffing agencies. As Director of Staffing with Ministry Health Care and Affinity Health Systems (2008-2013) his output included exemplary results which decreased budget by 25%, brought time to fill under 30 days for all staff (3000+ hires per year) and optimized the full life cycle of recruitment.

Mike holds a Certified Internet Recruiter Status through AIRS, is certified in Behavioral Interviewing through Development Dimensions International Inc., possesses a Double Bachelor of Arts from The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in English and Communications and will soon hold his Masters of Science in Human Resources from Marquette University. Mike’s primary recruitment system is Taleo, where he holds super-user status and has presented on numerous topics during the annual “Taleoworld” national meeting. Mike consults with numerous ESC clients beyond just contract staffing and always looks to use his experience to improve all things staffing.

Amanda Westphal - Operations Coordinator

awestphal@educatedsolutionscorp.com | 414.731.7654
Amanda Westphal joined ESC as our Operations Coordinator in June of 2017. Prior to starting her position, Amanda worked as a Resident Assistant at Concordia University Wisconsin where she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Event Management. Amanda was very active in various clubs and organizations on and off campus, including acting as the president and founder of Concordia Against Cancer, as well as taking a leadership role in her campus’ Relay for Life and Student Government Association. With all of her experience in planning and running organizations, Amanda brings her ideas, organizational skills, and planning skills to ESC to help the company succeed and grow.
 
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