John Hagenow - President | Chief Executive Officer
Sherry Farver - Talent Acquisition Specialist
Christina Stone - Director, Talent Acquisition
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2008 in Milwaukee, WI, Fusion Recruiters brings nearly 100 years of combined corporate recruitment and agency search experience across multiple functions and industries. Specializing in both Executive Search as well as HR Tools and Technologies, we do our best to optimize Recruitment and HR tools in partnership with our clients both local to the Upper Midwest as well as Nationwide.
The majority of our retained search work falls within all aspects of functional Human Resources and Marketing, but we also have recruiters who specialize within Sales, Accounting/Finance, Operations/Engineering, Procurement, and Legal. And while our President was fortunate enough to be named a Top 10 HR Recruiter nationally in 2016 (LinkedIn; G. Blomgren), Fusion Recruiters was also recently published as a Top Executive Retained Search Firm by the Milwaukee Business Journal (2017) - so we enjoy recruiting and working with talented leaders both locally and nationally!
With over 20 years of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition leadership across both leading agency and corporate environments (including GE Healthcare and Miller Brewing), I've been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented HR Professionals and business leaders over the course of my career. Shortly after receiving my HR Degree from UW-Whitewater, I quickly realized how much I enjoyed recruiting - the people, the process, and the impact that talented hires made to both the company and the culture of of organizations I partnered with. Professionally speaking, there's nothing I enjoy more than knowing that we've been able to assist in significantly helping a client hire a top-talent candidate while also positively impacting that candidate's career and the well-being of their family.
A family-oriented individual myself (with two young boys and an incredible wife), they always find ways to both motivate and humor me. So culturally for Fusion, I look not only for talented recruiters who can successfully find that "gamechanger" or "needle-in-the-haystack" candidate, but that also bring the unique skill set of being driven, passionate, and collaborative leaders who aren't afraid to add the "human" element into Executive Search. Executive Search - like many other careers and disciplines - is a challenging field. Adding levity and being able to engage in candid, "real" conversations with executive candidates and clients is a must. And being a fan of the Packers doesn't hurt either...
Whether you're a potential client who may be curious about our services and how Fusion Recruiters can assist you, or if you're a candidate looking to learn more about Fusion Recruiters and our open positions - I'd be happy to connect, and look forward to networking with you.
As an industry expert with more than 20 years of successful experience in full life cycle recruiting and business development, I have the proven ability to foster relationships at all levels, including C-Suite and senior executives across multiple functional areas. My passion is in helping people to grow professionally while also providing organizations with top talent.
Offering both clients and candidates exceptional professional service, absolute confidentially, and the most ethical values in executive search, I have successfully completed hundreds of searches, helping professionals grow and advance in their careers.
I know that people hire people, not resumes. Companies are not just looking for a set of qualifications that match a job description. To ensure a complete match, I extensively interview both companies and candidates to find out who they are and what they are looking for as companies and people. I believe that vision and the ability to nurture relationships leads to long term solutions and success. I find it extremely rewarding to be a part of a successful match and make a difference in people’s lives!
When I am not engrossed in a book, my husband and I love to ride our motorcycles and spend time with our spoiled dogs, Vito and Sophie. Quality family time is an important part of our lives!
I am a strong believer that an organizations success is linked directly to its workforce and for the past 15+ years I have had the privilege of helping organization's attract, hire and retain top talent so that both the individual and their business can reach their peak potential. Since graduating with my BBA in Human Resource Management and Economics from UW-Milwaukee, I have worked with and supported organizations in a variety of industries from Medical Devices to Print Manufacturing to Pharmaceuticals & Clinical Research to Telecommunications. With each organization I focused on a variety of HR needs including new hire and expatriate relocation assistance, project management, compliance and of course, talent acquisition. This professional journey has allowed me to align great people with great organizations and the joy that I feel with each placement and each process optimization that I am apart of is why I love coming to work each day.
Of course, when the workday wraps up, I look forward to spending time with my husband and two beautiful daughters. Cooking, traveling, boating and spending time with family and friends are just a few things that I enjoy and strive to find time for as much as possible. A balanced life between a fulfilling career and a happy family keeps my batteries fully charged!