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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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!
A central valley native, Usha moved to San Francisco to pursue an educational career in 2011. Having built a reputation on trust, integrity, and dependability, Usha prides herself on employing a collaborative approach and building lasting relationships. She brings over 8 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, and with an engineering background she brings a fresh technical approach to Wollborg Michelson. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. In her free time, Usha enjoys cooking, exploring new cities, and spending time with her family.
Luressa comes with nearly 8 years of progressive experience in the staffing industry. Beginning her career as a recruitment specialist she quickly worked her way up into a Recruitment Manager position in the Phoenix Market. Luressa has experience in strategic recruitment, business development, account management and support with small companies to national corporations. In her free time, Luressa enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, traveling and playing golf in the Arizona sunshine.
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.
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!