PSP's Core Values
We love what we do, and we bring our whole, authentic selves to our work. We consider it an honor that our clients invite us to help shape their organizations, and that our candidates trust us to help shape their lives. When you work with us, these are the values you can expect us to uphold at every step of the way.
Meet Our Team
We are a dynamic group of creative thinkers, passionate storytellers, and habitual community builders,
all bound together by one common trait: a relentless pursuit of client satisfaction.
CHIEF VISION OFFICER
Among her clients, Gina Peckman has earned a reputation as a real-life superhero of executive recruitment. With more than a quarter-century of successfully fulfilling hiring engagements, Gina’s “spidey senses” are so keenly developed, she instinctively knows the intangibles that make a particular candidate not just qualified but exactly right. As the powerhouse founder of PS Partners—and Dynamo Recruiting before it—she’s demonstrated uncompromising integrity, along with a deeply personal commitment to her clients and candidates.
GINA’S HQ: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
While Gina has lived in other parts of the country, none compare, she says, to the Pacific Northwest. She considers it an honor to live, work and raised her family here. Gina—an adrenaline junkie who thrives on sports and travel—loves the fact that she can be enjoying the urban lifestyle of Seattle one moment, and be back at her cabin east of the mountains chopping wood the next. From the diversity of people, places and things to do, to the natural treasures of clean air, mild weather, and the surroundings of mountains and water, the Pacific Northwest is where Gina lives life to its fullest.
HEAD OF TALENT STRATEGY
The recruitment process is a unique moment — one influenced not only by “bottom-line” considerations, but also by emotion and expectation. It calls for someone who knows how to interact with people who are making deeply important, deeply personal decisions.
Sarah Geiger is that someone. Her primary professional background is in the funeral-services industry — a setting that required her to help people make good choices under widely varying circumstances. It also gave her a keen understanding of HR, marketing, and business finance, and of the needs that employers of all sizes bring to the recruitment process. After a quarter-century in funeral services, Sarah entered the tech sector, serving as a customer – success implementation manager at ORHub. There she drew upon and further strengthened her skills in business planning, coaching, and teambuilding.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys traveling to sunny beaches—presumably to recharge the brightness and warmth that make her such an important factor in our team’s work.
HEAD OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS
You might wonder just how PS Partners keeps track of all of the amazing clients and candidates we’re working with all the time. We’ve got Brenda Nash – that’s how! She’s the force behind the scenes who keeps our network straight and up-to-date. Brenda makes sure your info is both accurate and readily available, so that we can match you to the right person or organization, right away. This kind of work requires an eye for order and detail, so it’s no surprise that Brenda’s also an interior designer, the head of B Design Consulting in her adopted hometown of Cle Elum, where she takes full advantage of the rugged outdoor life as a ski instructor, off-road motorcyclist, and avid hiker.
Meet Our Partners
Our strategic partners support our team with talent and expertise in key areas of business.
CEO & FOUNDER - BIG WAVE RECRUITING
A key player in the Pacific Northwest HR world, Chris Englin worked for companies like Nordstrom and Callison before launching Big Wave Recruiting in 1997. She’s helped some of the region’s most successful organizations grow and thrive, and she’s amassed one whale of a network. Chris knows just about everybody in Seattle-area HR, partly because she helped put many of them in one position or another. She’s a respected, insightful professional who loves her job and loves giving others the opportunity to say the same thing.
CEO & FOUNDER - GIBSON & ASSOCIATES
If that name rings a bell, we’re not surprised. Kristy is a legend around here, known for her insightful and thorough placements of accounting and finance professionals throughout the Puget Sound region. She founded Gibson & Associates over 20 years ago after spending 14 years as an auditor at Ernst & Young (EY). Her network, her intuition, and her understanding of her clients’ needs are unmatched, which is why she’s successfully placed over 1,000 candidates throughout her career.
CEO - NASCENT WAVE
The voice behind PS Partners’ communications, Mark Ribbing has the ability to transform dry, wonky facts into vivid prose that makes the underlying theme come alive. His strategic-communications company, Nascent Wave, serves business and nonprofit clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. A former head of the executive writing team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mark is delighted to talk with anyone who might need writing and editing services for their organization.
PRESIDENT - CAREER HORIZONS
A Seattle-based career coach, resume writer, and job hunting expert, Matt Youngquist specializes in helping Puget Sound professionals navigate uncharted employment waters. As President of Career Horizons, he consults with clients on how to strategically manage their careers, explore their occupational options, and market themselves for new opportunities. To date, he has assisted over 13,500 clients through the career transition process, in addition to the audience he reaches through his columns in the Seattle Times and Puget Sound Business Journal.
Meet With Us
Our team would love to spend some time getting to know you, your business, and your goals. Ready to take the next step?