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Meet Our Leadership and Staff

Meet the men and women dedicated to building winning teams for companies, and helping candidates achieve their individual career goals.

Executive Leadership

John Pulsipher
CEO
San Francisco
After 31 years in the staffing industry, in addition to mastering the day to day operations of the company, I…

After 31 years in the staffing industry, in addition to mastering the day to day operations of the company, I have developed my greatest talent. Helping others achieve their dreams. That is how we have been able to maneuver through great times and times that have been challenging. I am proud to have helped so many people have fun, set goals, and then achieve them. It is my greatest pleasure.

Matt Guerrero
Sr. Executive Vice President
San Francisco
As Wollborg Michelson Recruiting’s Chief Sales Officer, Matt Guerrero leads the Regional sales team and handles key accounts. Guerrero started…

As Wollborg Michelson Recruiting’s Chief Sales Officer, Matt Guerrero leads the Regional sales team and handles key accounts. Guerrero started his career at Wollborg Michelson Recruiting 9 years ago as the Sales Manager for the Sonoma territory and grew into the Branch Manager position overseeing Sonoma County and Marin County. He was then promoted to Regional Sales Manager in 2011 and is now responsible for the sales growth in multiple territories. His job includes researching hiring trends and making critical decisions on service offerings that will best serve clients and prospects. Matt’s extraordinary work ethic has been a major contributor to the company’s success. Not surprisingly, he doesn’t have much time to reflect on how far they’ve come in the last 9 years; rather he focuses on what’s next and how to make the company continually better. Matt believes that what sets Wollborg Michelson Recruiting apart is not a clever slogan, but obviously superior client service and top quality candidates. Attentive sales people provide the quickest response time with the most comprehensive answers in the industry. In this ever changing market he knows that clients and prospects are moving at the speed of light under tight deadlines and enormous pressure – they can’t wait to get the help they need. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, snowboarding, water-skiing and spending his time with his wife and of two boys. He has also been active in his local community and on the board of his neighborhood association. He is also an Olympic Club member as well as a member of the Tiburon Corinthian Yacht Club.

Heather Keller
Vice President of Operations
San Francisco
Heather has over twelve years of pharmaceutical and medical device staffing and consulting experience gained from roles with global staffing…

Heather has over twelve years of pharmaceutical and medical device staffing and consulting experience gained from roles with global staffing and professional services firms. Heather’s focus is on strengthening relationships to be a trusted partner and talent advisor to both clients and candidates. Heather’s expertise includes developing creative and efficient sourcing and recruitment processes, uncovering channels of top talent for hard to fill roles and optimizing organizational design in order to deliver top talent to clients. Prior to joining the staffing industry, she conducted biomedical research and conducted drug target validation studies. Heather has a bachelor of science in Biological Sciences from UC Davis with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

Valerie Gonyea, CPA
Controller
San Francisco
Valerie Gonyea is a Certified Public Accountant who owns her own practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She provides…

Valerie Gonyea is a Certified Public Accountant who owns her own practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She provides independent, Controller-level expertise to several medium sized businesses.  Valerie has an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Communications, from SUNY Oswego; a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology & Design from SUNY Albany and a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. While she has called the Bay Area Home since 1997, both she and her husband of 20 years are originally from New York’s Capital Region.  Valerie enjoys cooking, gardening and listening to great music in her free time.

Divisional Leadership

Jessica Hunt-West
Managing Director - Strategic Accounts
Rancho Cordova
Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science…

Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from National University. She began her career in Post-Secondary Education, providing Career Counseling and Workforce Training to graduates. Jessica has over 8 years of business development and recruitment experience. She has worked in Staffing & Career Services providing workforce development and strategic staffing support to small, medium and large companies. In addition to her professional pursuits, Jessica often indulges in her love for travel and travels throughout the country conducting motivational talks & presentations to small and large groups on a variety of topics.

Alana Klingman
Strategic Accounts Recruiting Manager
Rancho Cordova
Alana is a native Huntington Beach resident making the move to Sacramento just a few years ago.  She comes with…

Alana is a native Huntington Beach resident making the move to Sacramento just a few years ago.  She comes with over 15 years of experience in full cycle healthcare recruiting and thoroughly enjoys every aspect of her job.  Receiving a new client order and placing a qualified applicant is truly an excitement each and every time.  Her goal at the end of every day is to leave a positive impression with everyone she works with including letting the candidates know that she is on their side.  She strives to fill every client need that comes across her desk with a candidate that can call that place of business HOME. When she is not hard at work Recruiting, Alana spends her free time attending local family events, trying new eateries and perfecting DIY home projects she found on Pinterest.

Julie Nelson
Managing Director - Contingent Staffing Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Julie is an experienced staffing professional with over 15 years in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Sales, Contact…

Julie is an experienced staffing professional with over 15 years in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Sales, Contact Centers, Management, CRM systems, and Interviewing.  Strong sales professional with an IT Solutions focus in Telecommunications from University of Phoenix.

 

Julie is a native Californian who was born and raised in the Bay Area.  In her spare time she enjoys wine tasting, road trips, and sharing laughs with family and friends.

Support Staff

Caitlin Letcher
Compliance Assistant
Rancho Cordova
Caitlin supports Wollborg Michelson’s Operations/HR Coordinator as a Compliance Assistant. Her time in the staffing industry began as a Recruiter…

Caitlin supports Wollborg Michelson’s Operations/HR Coordinator as a Compliance Assistant. Her time in the staffing industry began as a Recruiter before finding her passion in Compliance and Human Resources here at Wollborg Michelson. Caitlin’s goal is to make the on-boarding process of each individual efficient and seamless, all while creating the strong and trusting relationship that the Wollborg team exudes. In her free time, Caitlin loves to be active outdoors, travel to new places and explore new brunch menus.

Cindi Valverde
Executive Assistant to Vice President of Operations
San Francisco
Prior to working for Wollborg Michelson, Cindi worked in customer service for over 15 years. Most of Cindi’s success is…

Prior to working for Wollborg Michelson, Cindi worked in customer service for over 15 years. Most of Cindi’s success is attributed to the fact that she loves people and strives to help everyone become happy. What she really wants to get across is that SHE CARES. As an Executive Assistant to the team, Cindi helps where ever she is needed. She is proficient with the Adobe Suite, so she creates flyers, birthday and anniversary cards for the Wollborg Michelson staff. At any given time, you can come into the office and see the handy work that Cindi has created for Holidays and special occasions. When Cindi is not busy creating printed material, and decorating the office, she is reaching out to clients and potential clients to let them know that we are here, and we have a great team that can get the job done. Cindi says, “Working at Wollborg/Michelson has been a great journey. We all work as a team to help people find their dream jobs and help companies grow.” In her free time you can find Cindi at music concerts, enjoying her family and selling “Washable Produce Bags” a product that she created, to help cut down the use of single use plastic bags to help the environment.

Dennis Mangoba
Support Specialist
San Francisco
Dennis Mangoba is currently a Support Specialist at Wollborg Michelson. He has been with the company for more than 16…

Dennis Mangoba is currently a Support Specialist at Wollborg Michelson. He has been with the company for more than 16 years. Prior to joining Wollborg Michelson, Dennis worked in the hospitality industry as a Room Reservation Supervisor in one of the major hotels in Reno, Nevada.

Throughout the years at Wollborg Michelson, Dennis has held multiple positions in different departments. Through his acquired knowledge, skills, and experience, he now supports recruiters, management, and applicants with variety of issues. Thru hard work and dedication, Dennis has earned Outstanding Support and Employee of the Year Awards.

In his free time, Dennis loves to travel and enjoy nature. Being a Piscean, he finds relaxation being in or near the water.

Lee Cervantes
Compliance Assistant
San Ramon
Lee supports our Operations/HR Coordinator, specializing in compliance. Before joining Wollborg Michelson, Lee spent 11 years in customer service and…

Lee supports our Operations/HR Coordinator, specializing in compliance. Before joining Wollborg Michelson, Lee spent 11 years in customer service and business support with Bank of America, and four years in business support for Paychex, Inc. Lee loves the balanced work atmosphere that exists at WM—everyone works hard but everyone knows how to have fun, too! Lee’s favorite thing to do is travel, especially internationally. Outside of work he likes cooking, taking photos, watching movies, listening to music, and just spending time with his family and friends.

Michael O'Leary
Operations Analyst
San Francisco
In his current role Michael supports day-to-day operations and provides a wide range of analyses. He serves as an integral…

In his current role Michael supports day-to-day operations and provides a wide range of analyses. He serves as an integral part in the completion of long-term projects which focus on growing the company, increasing revenue and maximizing ROI. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo with an emphasis in Financial Analysis and a minor in Industrial Technology. A San Francisco native, Michael enjoys basketball, weightlifting, traveling and the outdoors in his free time.

Tam Phan
Senior Accounting Clerk
San Francisco
Working in Wollborg Michelson’s accounting department for 8 years, Tam juggles multiple accounting tasks at one time; including payroll for…

Working in Wollborg Michelson’s accounting department for 8 years, Tam juggles multiple accounting tasks at one time; including payroll for our valued candidates and invoices for our esteemed clients.  Tam loves to learn new exciting things about accounting and remains excited everyday about being a part of the Wollborg Michelson team. In her spare time Tam likes to go walking and shopping.  Her favorite color is purple!

Wendy Kendall
Operations/Human Resources Coordinator
San Ramon
Wendy provides human resources support to both internal and temporary staff, and manages all compliance-related issues for Wollborg Michelson and…

Wendy provides human resources support to both internal and temporary staff, and manages all compliance-related issues for Wollborg Michelson and its clients. She has been with the company for over two years, and brings over 15 years of experience in HR and business support. Wendy has a passion for doing what’s right for the company, all the while recognizing that the company would be nothing if it weren’t for our amazing staff, vendors, and clients. During her spare time, you might find Wendy enjoying some of the wonderful sights and luxuries Northern California has to offer, such as hiking or wine tasting!