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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 two boys. He has also been active in his local community and is on the board of his neighborhood association. Also, he is an active member of the Olympic Club and the Tiburon Corinthian Yacht Club.

Valerie Gonyea, CPA
Vice President of Finance and Operations
San Francisco
Valerie Gonyea first came to Wollborg Michelson as a Consultant when she ran her own Independent Controller practice in the…

Valerie Gonyea first came to Wollborg Michelson as a Consultant when she ran her own Independent Controller practice in the Bay Area.  She joined the WM team full-time in May of 2019.  Valerie is a Certified Public Accountant; she has an undergraduate degree in Media 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 in Upstate New York.  Valerie enjoys travel, cooking and listening to great music in her free time.

Jessica Hunt-West
Vice President of Sales and Operations
Sacramento
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.

Divisional Leadership

Alana Klingman
Retail Services Operations Manager
Sacramento
Alana is a native Huntington Beach resident making the move to Sacramento a few years ago. She comes with over…

Alana is a native Huntington Beach resident making the move to Sacramento a few years ago. She comes with over 17 years of experience in full cycle recruiting including experience in managing and training a team. Recruiting is her true passion and Alana can proudly say she has found her dream job. 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 running, mom-ing and dreaming of her next placement.

Wendy Kendall
Operations / HR Manager
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!

Sheryl DeGuzman
Project Manager
San Ramon
Sheryl manages the payroll department and provides Payroll support for in-house and temporary associates. Sheryl joined the Wollborg Michelson family…

Sheryl manages the payroll department and provides Payroll support for in-house and temporary associates. Sheryl joined the Wollborg Michelson family in 2019 and brings over 20 years of experience in Payroll with a background in the industry of health care, higher education, pharmaceutical, retail, and staffing. Sheryl always sees the glass half full and has a positive attitude when problems arise. In her spare time, she loves discovering new food and wine.

Jessica Rigby
Controller
Jess Rigby joined Wollborg Michelson in 2021, bringing over 10 years of accounting and business experience. She obtained her Bachelor’s…

Jess Rigby joined Wollborg Michelson in 2021, bringing over 10 years of accounting and business experience. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University and later studied accounting and business at Santa Clara University. After moving from Utah to the bay area, she fell in love with helping businesses grow and flourish. When she’s not deep in the fun of spreadsheets and numbers, you can find Jess creating music, riding her bike, at the beach, or playing card games with family and friends.

Victoria Gilland
Clients Services Operations Manager
Victoria joined Wollborg Michelson with a decade of experience in Recruitment, Operations, and Career Services. Obtained her Bachelors of Science…

Victoria joined Wollborg Michelson with a decade of experience in Recruitment, Operations, and Career Services. Obtained her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Davis. Her goal is to help individuals find + pursue their passion within their career. When she’s not deep in the weeds of recruitment, Victoria spends her time teaching Yoga and playing the piano.

Support Staff

Bailey Inderbitzin
Compliance Assistant
Sacramento
As Compliance Assistant with Wollborg Michelson Recruiting, Bailey provides support to Human Resources by ensuring each of our candidates meets…

As Compliance Assistant with Wollborg Michelson Recruiting, Bailey provides support to Human Resources by ensuring each of our candidates meets the internal standards of our clients. She sees every interaction as an opportunity to make a positive impact on others and prides herself on her ability to remain a positive force amongst her peers.

Bailey is an avid reader and lover of true crime podcasts. She is a part of World Central Kitchen’s Chef Relief Team where they prepare freshly made meals for survivors of disasters. As a Sacramento native, Bailey enjoys exploring the area and showing her son new ways to connect with nature.

Lee Cervantes
Sr. Compliance Assistant
San Ramon

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!

Summer McCrickard
Retention Specialist
Sacramento
Summer grew up in Woodland California. She started working in her teenage years in fast food and found a passion…

Summer grew up in Woodland California. She started working in her teenage years in fast food and found a passion for helping others. She then went on and completed her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration at MTI College. As an outgoing person becoming a Retention Specialist has allowed her to fulfill her passion for helping others get their dream job. Outside of work Summer is found outdoors hiking the Pinnacles.

Euraina Byars
Retention Supervisor
Sacramento
Euraina, a native of New Jersey, started in the staffing industry as a Temporary Customer Service and Sales Supervisor. She…

Euraina, a native of New Jersey, started in the staffing industry as a Temporary Customer Service and Sales Supervisor. She was later hired as an Onsite Coordinator for the Temp Agency. She has worked as a Sr Recruiter and HR Business Partner but has truly found her passion in Retention. She has always had a heart for people and helping them achieve their personal and career goals. As a wife with 7 children and 1 grandson, she understands life happens and how to balance a career and family. Her family helps her relate to others and the challenges they may face and the passion to help anyone in need.

Allysa Ward
Retention Specialist
Sacramento
I grew up in the Sacramento area and started working when I was 16. I obtained my CDL at an…

I grew up in the Sacramento area and started working when I was 16. I obtained my CDL at an early age and thrived in the Transportation industry for almost 10 years. I have a passion for helping others and supporting eager candidates reach their goals and grow within their professional lives. I enjoy making connections and impacts in the lives of those I work with. In my free time, I enjoy crafting and traveling to Mexico. I hope to continue doing what I love here at WM for years to come.

Aliya Ireland
Retention Specialist
Sacramento
I’ve lived in three different states: CA, IL, and FL. I feel that living in different environments has equipped me…

I’ve lived in three different states: CA, IL, and FL. I feel that living in different environments has equipped me with the ability to adjust and interact with all sorts of people genuinely. Adventure and growth are of great importance to me. I enjoy nature, exploring new cities, and learning as much as humanly possible. I began working at a very early age and found my passion for connecting with people through my first job in retail. I thrive as a retention specialist by making it a priority to build unique relationships with all I am fortunate to work with.

Cristy Miles
Front Desk Administrator
Sacramento
Cristy was born and raised in sunny San Diego, relocated to Sacramento 19 years ago. She lives with her loving…

Cristy was born and raised in sunny San Diego, relocated to Sacramento 19 years ago. She lives with her loving husband and 16 year old daughter.

She is our front desk administrator, with over 15 year’s experience in customer relations, she is determined to provide the best quality customer experience to every call.

Ashley Takano
Compliance Assistant
Sacramento
I was born and raised in Sacramento. I started working in customer service right out of high school and that’s…

I was born and raised in Sacramento. I started working in customer service right out of high school and that’s when I found my passion for helping people. As a compliance assistant I specialize in onboarding candidates before they start working at their new dream job! I’m married and have two kids. I love to spend time with my family playing board games or doing arts and crafts. My newest hobby has been painting but I also love to go on fun new adventures with my family and friends, like camping by the lake or vacations to new destinations.