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 & Bill Jackson
President and Chief Operating Officer

Debby founded Pivotal Talent Search in April of 2017 and Bill became her partner in life and business later that year. Debby’s vision is a revolutionary hiring method that offers an innovative and cost-saving approach to their clients. Debby has 25+ years of senior leadership experience directing talent acquisition teams for well-known companies. Bill is a former Air Force pilot with extensive experience in both management and consulting. Together they lead a Dream Team of experienced and highly successful recruiting professionals. The fusion of their experience and passion, along with the hard work of the entire Dream Team, has made Pivotal a disruptive force in the recruiting and staffing industry.

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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.

Annette Davis | Contract Recruiter
Annette Davis | Senior 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.

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.

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.

Amy Stephens | Contract Recruiter
Amy Stephens | Contract Recruiter

Amy is a results-oriented recruiter with 14 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.

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.

Bridget Goodenbour | Contact Recruiter

Bridget has been leading initiatives and projects in the talent acquisition space for over 12 years. Bridget is outgoing, positive, and action-oriented with a focus on producing the top candidate for her clients every time. She is passionate about her role in the hiring process and goes above and beyond every time to ensure a positive candidate and hiring manager experience from start to finish.

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 | Senior Executive Assistant

Elif manages the administrative side of things and acts as a liaison between our clients and our team. She is committed to excellence in service and thrives on fostering relationships. Elif speaks three languages, travels often, and loves working with people.

Athena Jackson | Senior Chief of Corporate Security
Athena Jackson |
Senior Chief of Corporate Security

With 77 (dog) years on the job, Athena creates a sense of safety and security everywhere she goes. She is a pivotal part of our success and values a good nap after chasing local wildlife off the corporate campus.


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 help their clients skyrocket ROI.

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