Meet the team.
Becky Olson-Kahn, CEO/President/Owner
Becky is the CEO/President of Professional Perspectives. She thrives on the challenge of finding “the right people for the job”. Her goal is to identify and search through the top ten percent of candidates to find an exceptional person who can make a positive impact on her client’s business.
After graduating from The University of Denver with a BS in accounting, Becky started her career with PriceWaterhouse as a CPA in the tax department. She then moved into PriceWaterhouse’s Human Resource Consulting Group. Motivated by her desire to focus on executive search, Becky joined an international executive search firm and became a “Top Producing Recruiter” focusing on positions paying $60-$400k annually.
In 1991, Becky started her own recruiting firm, after three years of rapid growth the firm was purchased. Becky was retained to oversee a nationwide rollout using the business model and approach she developed in her staffing firm as a prototype. Her efforts resulted in opening 23 offices in three years.
After a break to pursue other interests, Becky returned to the recruiting industry and purchased Professional Perspectives in February 2011.
Mike Kahn, COO/Owner
Mike is an owner and COO of Professional Perspectives. While relatively new to the staffing and recruiting industry, Mike brings over 25 years of consulting, client service, information technology and business operational management experience with him from Andersen Consulting and IBM.
Mike’s objective is to support the client service team by providing an effective and efficient work environment.
His responsibilities at Professional Perspectives include all of the “back office” functions, including not only operations, but contracting, HR, finance, and IT.
Mike earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Stanford University, and then began his professional career.
Christine Grimes, Executive Search Manager
Christine Grimes re-joined the Professional Perspectives team in November 2017 as an Executive Search Consultant focused on IT and Engineering roles. Christine spent twelve years in the Aerospace Industry most recently at Ball Aerospace and Digital Globe before that as the Manager of Talent Acquisition, where she managed the global recruitment function and Talent Acquisition teams. Christine is a 25+ year Human Resources professional, having also worked with the Walt Disney Company both in the Orlando and Paris locations, Scwhinn Cycling and Fitness and Professional Perspectives in 2013.
Christine is a proud graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where she achieved a degree in French and has also obtained a Professional Human Resources Certificate.
Christine’s professional passion is connecting great talent with great opportunity. She takes pride in establishing a close rapport with both clients and candidates to become a trusted business partner. She works diligently to meet her client’s business goals in sourcing and staffing and is thrilled to get back to doing what she loves most in her career – recruiting!
Kevin Wright, Regional Staffing Manager
Kevin joined Professional Perspectives in December 2014 as a staffing consultant. His professional background has been focused in Real Estate Sales and Property Management. He studied Real Estate and Marketing in Atlanta. After an impressive career in Real Estate sales and his political involvement with the local Board of Association, his skill set has now grown into specializing in residential Property Management staffing and office administration.
Kevin truly thrives on the challenges presented in his current position. He upholds Professional Perspectives’ goal of finding “the right people for the job.”™ Understanding his clients’ needs, Kevin quickly creates employee partnerships that are a natural and a long-lasting fit for all his clients. He strongly believes that communication and support is the key in maintaining successful business relationships.
Jonah Esancy, Regional Staffing Manager
Jonah joined Professional Perspectives in March 2015. Prior to joining our team here, he worked in multi-family communities from 2007-2015, where he covered everything from grounds, maintenance, leasing and marketing. Jonah went on to work as a traveling leasing and marketing consultant helping communities throughout Colorado and the southwest. His last 2 years with multi-family communities was spent working exclusively on lease up communities throughout Denver.
Jonah’s expertise in multi-family operations has set the tone for him to be able to truly find “the right people for the job”. His goal is to help his clients realize their potential and promote business growth.
Kathleen Burns, Staffing Consultant
Kathleen joined Professional Perspectives in April of 2018 as an operations specialist in support of both our real estate staffing and executive search divisions. Originally from Virginia, Kathleen studied Business Administration Management and comes to Professional Perspectives with a strong background in account management, strategic planning, and human resources. Having worked for Fortune 500 and small businesses alike and both in the public and private sector, Kathleen’s forte is in finding solutions and improving existing processes to better serve our clients.
Kathleen prides herself on providing exceptional customer service and is a true pro at managing the needs of clients and candidates through effective communication and an elevated level of professionalism. Kathleen’s diverse industry experience and enthusiastic attitude gives her an edge when dealing with the challenge of finding “the right people for the job.” ™
Keri Mayns, Payroll & Operations Specialist
Keri joined our team at Professional Perspectives in June 2018. With over 12 years of experience as a Debt Collector, Keri can apply a unique combination of skills to achieve positive outcomes when managing any challenges that may arise. Keri’s exceptional telephone etiquette and corresponding confidentiality skills, along with her ability to work in a team-fostered environment and coinciding customer service experience are just a few of her shining qualities that make her an asset to our team. Keri’s professional experience has instilled in her the capability to manage all administrative responsibilities while supporting the whole team robustly. When working in collections, Keri’s tenacity gave her a reputation for collecting on accounts otherwise considered uncollectable which is one example of how she is a top performer.
Keri is a proud graduate of the College of Performance Arts at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. Keri spent several years dancing with the Colorado Ballet and continued her passion with a couple other dance studios.
Keri’s professionalism, dedication and passion set the tone for her to overcome any challenge she encounters, including finding “the right people for the job.” ™
Letter From Our CEO
My success in the recruiting industry can be attributed to my singular focus on finding the right people for the right job. I expect each of our candidates to make an immediate, positive impact on our clients’ businesses, and my hope is that the individuals we place will quickly rise to the top within our clients’ organizations.
Professional Perspectives’ recruiters are seasoned professionals able to identify top-tier talent within their industry. Our strategy is to hire subject-matter experts who are the most highly qualified in their areas of expertise.
- We have CPA/accountants helping our clients hire accountants.
- Our HR recruiter has worked in Fortune 500 companies’ human resource departments at an executive level.
- Our engineering and IT recruiter has 15 years of recruiting experience in her areas of expertise.
- Our BioPharma recruiter has laboratory and microbiology experience.
We instill our philosophy of putting our clients’ and candidates’ needs first with each of our team members. With a winning attitude and a commitment to excellence, our staff is focused on continued development and success for themselves and for our candidates.
My experience has been that by putting my staff’s and clients’ needs first, my success will follow. I often think of John F. Kennedy’s speech where he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” I live by this philosophy, and it has given me a rewarding career.
Putting great people to work for great companies and watching great things happen makes what we do at Professional Perspectives very rewarding.