Meet our team – get to know us a little
Born in Poland and raised in England, Kinga earned her degrees in Mathematics & Statistics, and Government & Politics before moving to the States in the ‘90’s. “There is a logic in math that I always enjoyed, and politics gave me an entirely different part of my brain to work with which balanced them out very well for me! Ultimately though I think my love has always been in business and from a very young age (as young as 5 years old) I have been involved in many entrepreneurial pursuits.”
In 1998 Kinga started Leaders IT Recruitment, in Lincoln, Nebraska out of a need she felt was poorly served in the area at the time. Coming from the IT Training industry where she helped people with their continuing education the evidence was right in front of her from every story she heard from both jobseekers and employers. Since then she has established her firm very organically, growing through word of mouth and letting her work speak for itself. Today she runs Insight Recruitment and enjoys coaching her team on all that she has distilled from her career in this industry.
Dani chose to pursue a degree in Education at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), specifically teaching English, because of her love of learning and a passion for words and books and she wanted to share that passion with others through teaching. Shortly after graduation though, Dani and her husband found out they were going to have their first child and so she became a stay-at-home mom. Deciding to pursue her career later in life was an invaluable opportunity for her to spend quality time with family when it mattered the most: in their early formative years.
After spending a number of years in bookkeeping and retail, Dani joined the recruiting field at a time when she was ready to take her career to the next level. She is first and foremost drawn to working with people. This naturally extended to the deep satisfaction she receives in building solid relationships with people, and learning about what’s important to them and what their preferences are in their career.
Shawn earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1995. “Science has been my first love since my advanced Biology classes in high school. I enjoy learning about complex biological processes and how they come together to create elegant, functional systems.”
Shawn joined Pfizer Animal Health in 1995 working in GMP tissue culture and virus production labs. She established antigen validation packages which are an important part of vaccine development.
In 2000, after having her third daughter, she decided to stay at home with her kids. In 2003, she took a position at a local CRO, Benchmark Biolabs, as a research scientist. She developed assays to characterize antigens for vaccine development for clients in animal health.
Wendy RussellOffice Administrator
Wendy helps keep everything moving swiftly and efficiently in our office! After she received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota, she worked for a human-resources consulting firm called Talent Plus for 11+ years that helped give her a great foundational base to working with us here at Insight Recruitment. Her breadth of experience in HR, event planning, project management, client-facing customer experience and general office administration is a real asset to our team.
Her positive attitude speaks volumes to us when she says “I love wowing people by providing a level of service that they didn’t expect or, in some cases, didn’t even know existed. Knowing that I have impacted somebody’s life in a positive way gives me a great deal of satisfaction.” It’s this type of approach that we value both within our team and with the relationships we have with our clients that makes Wendy a true gem to work with.
In her spare time, Wendy enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with friends and family. She also created the Joyful Hearts Club, which encourages and uplifts women while pooling resources to make a difference in the lives of others.