About Pivotal Talent Search

We do this every day. Listening to clients’ needs. Consulting with you and anticipating what it takes to make a truly successful hire. Tapping into a global network of relationships to find the best possible candidates.

We’ll take on your project as if we’re on staff full time. Our team takes the time to get to know you so that the candidates we provide will fit the job description, the company culture, and the team you’re creating.


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The Dream Team

Pivotal Talent Search is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain.

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Debby Mandeville-Jackson | President
Debby Mandeville-Jackson | President

Debby has 25+ years of senior leadership experience directing talent acquisition for companies large and small in many industries around the world. She started Pivotal to help businesses by transforming traditional hiring methods with an innovative and cost-saving approach. Debby co-authored two employment books for teens and sits on two boards (WINGS and CASA) for programs supporting women & children.

Jill Abbinanti | Senior Contract Recruiter
Jill Abbinanti | Senior Contract Recruiter

Jill has 20+ years of HR and recruiting experience from executive searches to high-volume candidate sourcing. She’s resourceful and excels at projects with strict deadlines, challenging markets, and critical roles. She enjoys cultivating relationships and is always willing to share career advice, mentoring skills, and expertise. As a result, she has built a strong network of loyal candidates.

Elizabeth Resmer | Contract Recruiter
Elizabeth Resmer | Contract Recruiter

Elizabeth specializes in building pipelines of top talent quickly through cold-call networking and social media talent acquisition. She has previous experience recruiting global retail management for Tory Burch as well as experience working for Grainger – where she was inducted into Grainger’s President’s Club for being a member of the top 1% of the 3,000+ corporate sales force.

Amanda Watkins | Contract Recruiter
Amanda Watkins | Contract Recruiter

Amanda is an industry expert with over 14 years of experience and a proven ability to foster relationships with candidates and clients. She provides exceptional professional service, absolute confidentiality & strong ethical values in her work. Comfortable filling both high-volume positions and senior level executive openings, Amanda brings her passion and dedication to every search.

Amy Stephens | Contract Recruiter
Amy Stephens | Contract Recruiter

Amy is a results-oriented recruiter with 10+ years in the professional match-making space. Her recruiting experience spans a variety of industries and includes high-volume and specialized sourcing in both the corporate and staffing environment. She is passionate about innovation in the recruitment industry, building relationships/partnerships, and optimizing the candidate experience.

Annette Davis | Contract Recruiter
Annette Davis | Contract Recruiter

Annette has 20+ years of recruiting experience and has successfully filled hundreds of roles for a myriad of skill-sets. She loves a challenge, leveraging her extensive network to find the “purple unicorns,” and is passionate about candidate experience and integrity in recruiting. She’s an expert behavioral interviewer with a history of consultative partnership with hiring managers and candidates.

Kirstin Jackson | Contract Recruiter
Kirstin Jackson | Contract Recruiter

Kirstin has over 25 years of HR, recruiting, and management experience specializing in retail store management, multi-store management, and corporate store operations. She has previously recruited for and led talent acquisition across the country and Canada for Gap Inc, Nike, and Ascena Retail Group. She is passionate about candidate experience and is known for building and cultivating authentic relationships.

Kristie Briglio | Contract Recruiter
Kristie Briglio | Contact Recruiter

Kristie has 10+ years of experience in corporate and agency recruitment around the world and in multiple industries. She has been very successful in high volume recruiting and executive level placements and is known to immerse herself into an industry to find that “rainbow unicorn”. She has invested in building a network of solid relationships that serves as a basis for her ongoing success. Kristie is passionate about the candidate experience, confidentiality and creating strong partnerships with clients.  She absolutely loves what she does and always willing to go above and beyond to get the job done.

Samantha Ayers | Business Development Executive
Samantha Ayers |
Business Development Executive

Samantha specializes in networking and making connections with businesses in need of hiring assistance. Before becoming a Business Development Executive, Samantha was a television news anchor for 10 years. Her favorite part of her current position is meeting people looking for the perfect employees and putting the pieces in place to make it happen.

Elif Chevas | Executive Assistant
Elif Chevas | Executive Assistant

Elif studied anthropology at DePaul University and has previous experience in business development. She speaks three languages, travels often, and volunteers at dog rescues. Elif is committed to excellence in service and thrives on fostering relationships.

Bill Jackson | Chief Operating Officer
Bill Jackson | Chief Operating Officer

Bill manages Pivotal’s business and financial operations. He is a former Air Force pilot with extensive experience in both management and consulting – including executive roles for companies like Pfizer, GIV, AchieveGlobal and Oakwood Equities. Bill uses his skill and experience to support Pivotal’s growth and keep things running smoothly.

Marco Jackson | Chief of Corporate Security
Marco Jackson | Chief of Corporate Security

Marco creates a sense of safety and security everywhere he goes. He is a pivotal part of our success and values a good nap after chasing local wildlife off the corporate campus. Admired and respected by everyone on the team, Marco has developed quite a following on social media. Don’t forget to follow him on Instagram @Marco_the_Dane!


The Dream Team 2.0

Laura Mraz | CPA - LMM Associates
Laura Mraz | CPA

Laura’s firm, LMM & Associates, has been in business for over 20 years building a reputation for innovative and lasting results. She loves working with small businesses and helping them grow. Her experience and commitment to staying current with the ever-changing tax law and accounting landscape set her’s apart from other firms.

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Lauren | Webmaster/Content Developer - The Gorilla Agency
Lauren K. | Webmaster/Content Developer

Lauren manages The Gorilla Agency, a Portland, Oregon based marketing company focused on providing personalized and effective solutions for businesses all over the country. Their model is based on guerrilla marketing tactics and working smart to get you the highest ROI from any budget.

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