Finding People Who Make a Difference

Our Team

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Jeff Kaye, Co-CEO

Jeff Kaye is the Co-CEO of Sanford Rose Associates International as well as Co-Chief Executive Officer of both Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Exchange.  Jeff graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors Degree in Business and entered the search profession immediately.  In his first year, he was named Rookie of the Year and ranked in the National Top Ten Account Executives with the nation’s largest search and recruitment organization. In his second year, he was named National Account Executive of the Year out of a network of over 4,000 recruiters. After several years of record setting performances, Jeff relinquished his personal search responsibilities.  With over two decades in search, Jeff has helped his firm grow into the largest single-site search firm in the United States, win national awards for philanthropy and workplace flexibility, and has been named the #1 “Best Company to Work for in Texas” for four consecutive years.

Throughout his tenure at Kaye/Bassman, he was named one of the most influential leaders in the staffing industry and is considered an industry expert in executive, professional and technical search. He has appeared on CNN, FOX, Bloomberg and NBC and is quoted regularly in publications including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Time and Fortune. Jeff is also a frequent speaker within the staffing and human resources community and been featured in dozens of international training meetings and videos. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Tracy, and their three children.

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Nicholas Turner, Co-CEO

Nicholas L. Turner (Nick) is the Co-CEO of Sanford Rose Associates International.  Post degree, Nick spent several years working in the financial industry and has since spent upwards of 16 years in the executive search industry.  Nick’s primary role in SRAI is the management of all operations, technology, legal and finance for SRAI.  He insures accurate and effective utilization of key functions and services throughout the continuance of business activity and overall operations for the network and corporate operations.

Nick holds the responsibility for the creation, design, application and integration of new and existing SRAI programs and services, information technology infrastructure and global operations.  His strategic contribution is at the core of SRAI’s road map for the future.  From global expansion, acquisitions and new ventures, Nick is the catalyst and implementation leader.  Nick’s business modeling and ground up development serve SRAI as a critical and fundamental asset to the future success and vision of the entire organization.

Nick earned a Bachelors in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Real Estate with an emphasis in Accounting and Economics from Baylor University.  He has been published and quoted in numerous business publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Dallas Morning News, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business and has been recognized as a leading consultant to the search industry for operational and financial solutions.  Nick resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Lauren and three boys Holden, Sutton and Corbin and daughter Layton.

Darren McDougal KBIC
Darren McDougal,  Managing Director of Marketing Communications

Darren McDougal is the Managing Director of Marketing Communications for Sanford Rose Associates International in addition to serving as Managing Partner of Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Exchange.  Darren’s role is the overall direction of the Sanford Rose Associates brand and marketing communications strategies. His corporate marketing career began in 1988 in a Fortune 500 retail firm.  In 1993, Darren founded the MCD Group, providing broadcast media production and consulting, web development and IT solutions to the financial services, entertainment, technology and recruiting/staffing industries.

Darren has designed and delivered scalable online solutions including corporate Intranet and training systems, online training programs (and their monetization), corporate websites, social media strategies, mobile websites and brand management programs.

Darren is an industry resource for marketing communication strategies and has been featured online and in print including The Fordyce Letter, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, NBC, Mix Magazine, Marquee Magazine, Adweek, B2B Magazine, Incentive Magazine and Odwyers PR Daily.  Darren resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife Trenda and several rescued pets.  His family is active in community and charitable organizations. He enjoys his family, golf, mixed martial arts, music, movies and vintage automobiles.

Karen Schmidt KBIC
Karen Schmidt, President

Karen Schmidt is President of Sanford Rose Associates International as well as Partner with Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Exchange. Karen oversees all training initiatives and ongoing career development organizationally, and serves as an ongoing consultant to search firm owners who have a greater vision of growth, hiring and training. She is a frequent speaker and facilitator at continuing education seminars in the areas of recruiting, sales execution and performance development.

When starting in search in 2001, Karen specialized in the search and recruitment of professionals for clients in the Commercial Construction, Specialty Contractors, and Real Estate Development markets. She finished in the top five project staff for several consecutive years as well as achieving the distinction of becoming a Pacesetter within the company. Karen has pioneered the creation of several comprehensive training programs that apply to all associates at each stage of career progression, from the basic recruiting fundamentals, to effective marketing techniques, to more sophisticated curriculum for long-term development. These programs are now being used by hundreds of recruiting organizations around the globe.

Karen graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in General Business. In 2010, Karen was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty,” a list of rising young leaders in the Dallas area.

Greg Doersching – Senior Network Advisor

For over 20 years, Greg Doersching has been recognized as one of the most innovative voices in the recruiting industry, having mentored and trained thousands of recruiters and hundreds of search firm owners with a thorough style and step-by-step training approach that is hard to beat. Greg has a rare combination of the in-the-trenches tactical ability to train even the newest of recruiters, all the way to being able to credibly consult with the most veteran owners in the industry. The coaching Greg provides for our Sanford Rose organizations is designed to fill an ever-increasing need in our industry for individualized consulting at both a desk and an owner level.

Throughout his career, Greg has presented hundreds of workshops and keynote addresses for organizations such as the National Association of Personnel Services, American Staffing Association and the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, Fordyce Forum and numerous Regional, State, and Local groups. He is consistently rated as one of the top presenters for each conference and is the recipient of the NAPS Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Recruiting Industry. Recognized as one of the “Top Producers” for the state of Wisconsin, he served for 2 years as the President of the Wisconsin Association of Personnel Services and now sits on their Board of Directors.

Greg is the proud father to his two boys, Griffin and Greysen, and husband to wife Jessi.

Erin Bent KBIC
Erin Bent – Senior Director of Network Development

As Director of Network Development, Erin Bent leads new office development for the entirety of Sanford Rose Associates. Erin began her career in search as a recruiter in the Consumer Products industry and served her clients and candidates for well over a decade before transitioning to a leadership role within the organization. Erin’s experience in search created a natural pathway for her to mentor and train new recruiters entering the industry, as well as tenured recruiters desirous of elevating their competencies and capabilities. Due to Erin’s depth of experience, prospective as well as new SRA owners rely heavily on her insights and guidance as they enter this next phase of their professional careers. Erin brings with her not just her own best practices from running a successful search practice, but the best practices gathered from coaching and consulting recruiters and owners around the globe.

Erin graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Communications. Erin resides in Plano, Texas with her husband Brian and their two children, Madison and Griffin.

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Christine Geiger – Senior Director of Network Development

Christine Geiger brings an uncommonly long and successful career as a professional Search Consultant, Trainer and coach. Working with Christine as a Trainer and Coach is like hitting the Texas lottery. You’ll benefit from nearly three decades of expertise garnered from Christine’s mega millions in personal production. Simply put, her training produces winners. Christine’s tenure and track record position her uniquely within the search industry as Senior Director of Training for Next Level Exchange (NLE) and Senior Director Network Development for Sanford Rose Associates International (SRAI). Seasoned Recruiters rely on Christine for guidance, clarity and motivation as they seek to cultivate equally long-standing careers in professional search and consulting. New Recruiters rely on her for expert instruction in the fundamentals essential for a strong trajectory into search.

Her passion is to pay it forward and make a positive difference in the lives of others. She is driven to share her wisdom and experiences with others seeking to grow as high-performing, career Search Consultants and Search Firm Owners across the globe. Christine partners with Erin Bent – another powerhouse NLE/SRAI Trainer and Coach – in delivering foundational through advanced full 360 search and search firm growth strategies and training.

In 1989, Christine was graduated from The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Science in Communication. Christine has two children and resides in the Dallas area with her husband and Mindy the Chihuahua.

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Lil Roy Vaughn – Senior Network Advisor

Lil started her tenured recruiting career by joining a Management Recruiters International (MRI) franchise office in the late 70s in a sales role, then was quickly promoted and assumed the role GM over a 4 (46 desks) business units. Lil then joined MRI corporate leading design and launch of many of the Training and Development programs (the basis of the training still used today across the industry), and she ultimately assumed the role of corporate sponsor for the Top 50 Office program (the largest and most successful offices across the network) worldwide.

Prior to her retirement in 2014, Lil developed a consulting model used with top customers to evaluate their business structure, process and talent for accelerated growth and enhanced performance in the network’s top performing operations. After retirement, Lil launched a consulting practice for a select group of firms that she is partnering with focused on scaling their businesses and organization design. She continues to be a frequent speaker at business forums, industry events and global meetings.

Lil received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with Post Graduate Work in Political Futures from the University of Texas and University of Houston. She is married and currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

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Yenisse Roberts – Talent Acquisition

As a member of the Talent Acquisition team for Sanford Rose Associates International, Yenisse fosters and manages productive partnerships with executive search firm owners by conducting the internal hiring process among the individual organizations. Yenisse identifies future talent for those owners through an extensive process of sourcing, screening, recruiting, and interviewing candidates. By handling critical responsibilities such as resume analysis, initial interviews, detailed presentations, personality assessments, and weekly consultative reporting, she diligently works to discover key players in the active market to join the teams of our Sanford Rose offices. Yenisse’s background at Kaye/Bassman International as a search consultant specializing in the Commercial Construction & Real Estate makes her uniquely qualified to attract, evaluate and hire the next generation of recruiters for any firm. Yenisse attended University of California, Davis and has been fulfilling her passion in advocating on behalf of others by positively impacting the careers of professionals across many industries with her recruitment efforts.

Brian Denton KBIC
Brian Denton, Director of Technology Support

Brian Denton brings over fifteen years of experience in Information Technology to the network of Sanford Rose Associates International and is acutely aware of how technology has dramatically changed the way search firm owners plan, manage, measure and accomplish their organizational objectives.  His expertise includes both commercial and residential markets and he is adept in numerous technology solutions to streamline production workflow.  He provides network infrastructure support including assistance and troubleshooting for both hardware and software issues, as well as expertise for recruiting tools support and maintenance, new hire configuration and applicant tracking software systems.

Brian believes that technology, when implemented and managed properly, allows the SRA Network to maintain focus on their business and, more importantly their clients businesses. His experience spans from being the IT Administrator for a $12 million search firm to a prior life as a recruiter searching for IT professionals in various markets.  Brian enjoys watching almost any sport, with baseball and hockey being his favorites.  He is also an avid aviation enthusiast.

Kelly Siebert KBIC
Kelly Siebert, Senior Director of Operations

Kelly Siebert is the Sr. Director of Operations of Sanford Rose Associates International. Kelly graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Arts from The Art Institute of Dallas, Kelly’s primary role in the firm is to ensure seamless operations of our SRAI network. Kelly is an individual who will take an idea or vision, develop it, run with it, manage the details and ultimately it becomes core to SRAI’s operations services.

Aysha Moosa KBIC
Aysha Moosa – Marketing Communications & Client Services Manager

As Marketing Manager for Sanford Rose Associates International, Aysha’s role is to assist the marketing team in developing, supporting and maintaining cutting-edge marketing communication solutions.  Aysha joined Kaye/Bassman in 2008 as a Project Consultant specializing in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry focusing her efforts primarily in a recruiting role.  During her tenure on the Pharmaceutical team, she was quickly promoted to Project Manager, increasing her responsibility in assisting candidates through the search process as well as qualifying for Pacesetter status within the organization.

Aysha graduated from San Jose State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She also serves as the Talent Acquisition Manager for Kaye/Bassman International along with the Marketing Communications and Client Services Manager at Next Level Exchange.  Her previous work experience and business oriented background has equipped her with great work ethic and a firm foundation in the executive search world.

Courtney Agnew KBIC
Courtney Agnew, Managing Director of Accounting & Finance

As Managing Director of Accounting and Finance with Sanford Rose Associates International, as well as CFO for Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Exchange, Courtney Wojan directs all aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, interface with the financial community, financial analysis and monitoring of financial performance.  Courtney brings over 13 years of financial management experience and expertise all of which have been in the recruiting industry.

Prior to joining Kaye/Bassman International in 2007, Courtney was the Financial Manager of a $250 million medical recruiting firm that was acquired by a public company during her tenure.  Courtney assisted in the acquisition process along with becoming SOX compliant.

Courtney graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Accounting.  She volunteers with several charitable organizations and is passionate about traveling.

Ita Harris KBIC
Ita Harris – Director of Administration & Operations

As Director of Administration and Operations with Sanford Rose Associates International, Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Exchange, Ita Harris is responsible for delivering strategic and operational solutions, implementing objectives, and developing policies and procedures for the organization.  Building a successful brand and organization is not just about sales, marketing and leadership; it’s about having the right systems in place to support each initiative.

Before joining Kaye/Bassman, Ita managed tradeshow, promotional product and marketing plans for companies nationwide as well as coordinated and trained staff on tradeshow/marketing programs and how to maximize the footprint in their markets.  Ita capitalizes on her recruiting and event management background while at the same time managing professional relationships and organizational culture.  Ita attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is an active volunteer within the community and charitable organizations.

Jennifer Sloan KBIC
Jennifer Sloan – Director of Administration & Operations

Jennifer Sloan is the Director of Operations and Finance for Sanford Rose Associates International.  Her expertise is designing and implementing statistical reporting, as well as providing operational support in regards to policies and procedures.  Jennifer consults with franchisees and clients on business and administrative operations and statistical reporting.  Her primary role within the firm is to track statistical data that can be helpful in assessing trends and presenting accolades to the various franchises.

Jennifer graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education.  She joined Kaye/Bassman in 2006 in an accounting and operational role.

Harvey Shapan KBIC
Harvey Shapan, General Counsel

As General Counsel, Harvey is responsible for the legal documentation for the corporation and its business relationships, providing daily legal advice to the corporate team of SRAI and management of all litigation for SRA.  With over four decades of experience in practicing law, Harvey’s background includes employment law, general corporate litigation and franchise litigation.  He has served as the Chairman of the Labor and Employment Group while a Senior Partner with Godwin Gruber, P.C. and a Trial Lawyer in The Office of the Regional Solicitor with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Harvey earned his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Houston and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, the United State District Court for the District of Arizona, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


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