About Us

Meet Goodwill TalentBridge

Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago. 

Right Talent.

TalentBridge provides its partner clients with staffing and recruiting solutions in the areas of administrative, manufacturing and professional search and placement.

Employers are attracted to us because of our 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and our network of talent. Whether you need to fill entry level positions or recruit senior executives, we connect job seekers with employers, using a variety of platforms, from more traditional recruiting and referral techniques, to the power of social networking. We can manage either portions of your recruiting process or the entire cycle. Solutions include:

  • Traditional search and placement
  • Staffing an additional shift or project
  • Providing a seasonal, contingent workforce
  • Recruitment process outsourcing
  • Full scale, on-site management

Right Careers.

Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois. Our experienced recruiters will help you find the right fit based on your job skills and experience. Search our available positions hereEmployee Quote

Stronger Communities.

Working with Goodwill TalentBridge is a win-win-win situation: a win for the employer as they find the right talent, a win for the candidate as they secure the right career and of course, a win for Goodwill; your support helps Goodwill's 100-year-strong mission continue to create stronger communities. Pam Frederich Nemera Quote

Meet Our Team

Leadership Team

Suzanne MaldonadoSuzanne Maldonado

Suzanne brings over 25 years of experience to her role as Vice President for TalentBridge, the staffing and recruiting arm of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago. She provides strategic direction and leadership to a team of management, recruiting and business development professionals who design client centered solutions and assist employees in finding meaningful work. Throughout her career, she has worked in leadership, consultative sales, client management, talent acquisition and training/ development roles.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a member of TEMPO Milwaukee and HRMAC, the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

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Bev WadeBeverly Wade

Bev is the Director of Industrial & Integrated Services, with operational responsibility for all of TalentBridge’s activities, in the manufacturing sector. Bev brings nearly 30 years of staffing, operations, training and management experience to her role. Throughout her career Bev has managed teams of talent acquisition professionals, building staffing models to provide contingent solutions to a wide array of manufacturing and industrial organizations.

Bev’s strong industry knowledge and training background are vital in creating effective orientation and on-boarding programs for our clients. With attention to compliance and safety always top of mind, Bev has been able to hire and retain talented Recruiting Consultants who share that focus. As the operational leader of our manufacturing practice, Bev’s ability to create customized staffing and recruiting models for our clients, has helped establish TalentBridge as an employer of choice, in the markets we serve.

Bev attended Milwaukee Area Technical College. She is a member of HRMAC, the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

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Business Development Team

Nathan AllesNathaniel Alles

Nathan is the Business Development Manager for Lake County, Illinois with his main office in Gurnee. His journey with Goodwill Talentbridge began in Greendale at our corporate headquarters. It is a unique journey because he started out much like the employee’s working under Talentbridge do – contracted. Initially, he gained experience screening resumes and scheduling interviews until he was recognized as a potentially good fit for the business development roll. Shortly after, he was hired in as one of our newest Business Development Managers, going on for two years now. All the while, Nathan obtained his Bachelor’s in Business Management from University Wisconsin – Parkside.

Outside of his career, Nathan is a very active person. Every season he has something exhilarating to do, whether it’s traveling across the globe, snowboarding his favorite slopes, mountain biking the steepest hills, or honing his skills on the golf course, there is always something fun up his sleeves. And yes, he considers hammocking as a sport of his as well.

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Mark Honadel Mark Honadel

Mark joined the TalentBridge team as a Business Development Manager in 2013. He brings over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and leadership to his role, as well as experience as an elected official, in the state legislature.  Mark left his role as a Wisconsin State Representative for the Oak Creek, Franklin and South Milwaukee areas after 10 plus years of service. Throughout his career, Mark has had a strong interest in workforce development and creating opportunity, particularly in the manufacturing sector. As a Business Development Manager for the TalentBridge team, he interfaces daily with area organizations, to help them create effective talent acquisition solutions.

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Andy Kobeski Andy Kobeski

In his role as Business Development Manager for TalentBridge, Andy Kobeski focuses on partnering with organizations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin to provide them with talent acquisition solutions. Andy has over 15 years of experience in a variety of consultative sales, recruiting and management positions, within the staffing and recruiting industry. With his strong background in client relationship management and human resources, he is able to partner with organizations to help design effective solutions.

Andy is a board member of NISHRM, the Northern Illinois Society of Human Resources Managers, co-chairing the NISHRM Marketing and Membership Committee. He is also an active member of HRMAC, the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago and RAMAC, the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce association. He attended Southern Illinois University.

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Anthony MaldonadoAnthony Maldonado

As a Business Development Manager for TalentBridge, Anthony specializes on developing and maintaining partnerships with organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. He consults with organizational partners to develop custom talent acquisition solutions designed with intention. Anthony began his career with TalentBridge in 2016 in the education field as a full-time Substitute Teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools. After teaching for a full school year, he transitioned into a recruitment role at TalentBridge, which provided him an opportunity to learn the nuances of the full life-cycle of the recruitment process. Having gained an increased understanding of staffing and recruiting, Anthony made his final transition to the Business Development Team in 2018.

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Jennifer PlocinskiJennifer Plocinski

Jennifer is a Senior Business Development Manager for Goodwill TalentBridge, stationed in Niles, IL. She brings over 15 years of experience dedicated to HR, Recruitment, Account Management, and Leadership to her role. Throughout her journey, she has become very well versed in supporting clients in a variety of capacities that include industrial on-sites, professional account management, healthcare, technical, and leadership recruitment

Jennifer is a strategic leader who is focused on building partnerships with hiring managers, cultivating meaningful relationships, providing HR Consultancy, and developing client-centered HR and Recruitment solutions across a variety of industries.

Additionally, Jennifer has been an advocate for her hometown community supporting a number of non-profit organizations by participating in and/or coordinating a variety of volunteer events, fundraisers, and committees. She also sits on the Board of Directors as Vice President for the Volunteer Center of Racine and is an active Board Member for the Northern Illinois Society for Human Resource Management (NISHRM.)

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Acquisition Team

Jennifer DietlmeierJenny Dietlmeier

Jenny Dietlmeier is a Supervisor of Talent Acquisition focusing on placement in the manufacturing sector. She brings more than 15 years of experience to her role, having worked for both international and regional staffing and recruiting firms. Her strong client management skills, industry knowledge and broad employee relations background help her to effectively match employees to employers and manage ongoing contingent staffing needs.

Jenny has expertise in the areas of skilled manufacturing, high volume recruiting and project management. She is also the team lead for TalentBridge’s Milwaukee industrial practice. Jenny studied at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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John DziewiorJohn Dziewior

John is the Branch Manager at Goodwill TalentBridge’s office in Niles, Illinois and brings 7+ years of sales, recruiting and leadership experience to his role.. He is a result driven, relationship management specialist who is proficient at developing strong networks of clients and peers. The achievement of personal and professional goals is top priority while growing both individually and with his team. John specializes in Professional/ Administrative partnerships and can accurately align value to a client’s organization.

John holds multiple Sales and Development certifications and studied Geology at Cornell College.

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Sara Luther HagermanSara Luther Hagerman

Meet Sara Luther Hagerman – Goodwill TalentBridge’s Illinois Market Manager. She’s been with TalentBridge three and a half years, overseeing the Illinois operations. She’s been in staffing and recruiting since 2001, and leadership since 2007. Her experience includes onsite management, volume hiring projects, RPO, and designing custom strategic recruiting strategies. She has worked in the healthcare and financial arenas as well. Sara is a Rotarian and sits on the Founders Rotary Board of Directors, and was named Racine’s Young Professional of the Year in 2015. Sara prides herself on delivering results for her clients, which helps support Goodwill’s mission.

Sara has a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she delivered her graduating class’ commencement speech.

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Heather SechlerHeather Sechler

Heather Sechler brings eight years of recruiting, client development and management experience to her role as Market Manager for TalentBridge. Her background includes recruitment process outsourcing, on-site talent acquisition, traditional contingent staffing and direct placement.  She has worked with clients across industries, but has focused heavily in the healthcare and banking/ finance sectors. Heather’s outstanding client development skills have been essential in forming strong partnerships and creating effective talent acquisition solutions for the organizations she partners with. She manages a team of Recruiting Consultants to provide our clients with effective recruitment and retention strategies. 

Heather is a graduate of Marquette University Business School, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources.

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Elizabeth VillalobosElizabeth Villalobos

Elizabeth Villalobos is a Supervisor of Talent Acquisition, managing a team of Recruiting Consultants who support several of our key manufacturing clients. She brings 9 years of experience in staffing and recruiting to her role, developing talent acquisition and placement strategies in the southeastern, WI market.  With previous experience in on-site workforce management for several large manufacturing clients, she has expertise in employee relations, high volume recruiting and project management. Her client development background has been vital in launching a number of successful customer partnerships.

Elizabeth studied at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, and is a member of HRMAC, the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.  She is bilingual in Spanish.

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Lead Recruiting Consultants

Our team of Lead Recruiting Consultants has a combined 100+ years of experience in their role within Goodwill TalentBridge. Covering southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois counties, this well-crafted team focuses on areas of Accounting/Finance, IT, Engineering, Human Resources, Office Administration, Manufacturing, Food Service, Healthcare and more. Our Lead Recruiting Consultants have designed a number of effective talent acquisition strategies, allowing us to succeed in a number of successful customer partnerships by placing the Right Talent into the Right Careers. Two members of our Lead Recruiting Consultant team are bilingual in Spanish.
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