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Ayla Davis | Recruiting Manager

Ayla Davis

Recruiting Director

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayla-davis-890521b3
Office: 440.953.9559
Email: ayla@tcgco.com

Ayla Davis, Recruiting Director, is passionate about genuinely connecting with and guiding professionals to career and life enhancing opportunities.  She has been with The Christopher Group for 4 progressive years and is the most recent member of the firm’s Leadership Team.

Ayla has proud roots in Oregon, where she went to school, and now resides in Sarasota, FL with her Fiancée, Casey, and their golden retriever, Moose.

She spent over a decade within the food service industry prior to joining TCG, as a well-recognized, Divisional and Org-Wide Leader of Culture, Leadership Development and Training.  Ayla carries that foundation with her, as a cornerstone of the firm’s dedication to providing exceptional service to Clients and Candidates.

Samantha Frye

Recruiting Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-frye-8b3ab633
Office: 440.953.9559
Email: samantha@tcgco.com

Samantha is a Recruiting Manager at TCG. She partners with executive Human Resources candidates across the United States. Her focus has been on Manager and Director level searches for several key clients.

Prior to joining TCG, Samantha began her career in the staffing industry at Global Technical Recruiters as one of the top Account Executives where she led a team of recruiters. Her clients included manufacturing companies across Northern Ohio such as PolyOne, Liberty Steel Products, and Invacare Corporation. She also has experience in the fitness industry where she trained clients one-on-one and taught group exercise classes.

As a graduate of Ohio University, Samantha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and minored in Psychology. She resides in Tremont, Ohio with her husband Cory and daughter Hayden. They love to travel and are big fans of all Cleveland sports!

Keith Wright

Recruiting Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-wright-7a129a19/
Office: 440.953.9559
Email: Keith@tcgco.com

Keith began his career as a Recruiting Manager with TCG in 2019. In this position, he manages and places exceptional HR candidates for clients such as Lamb Weston, Purfoods, OYO and Bon Appetit. He strives to develop a personal connection with the candidates he represents and believes that exceptional customer service is most important in his role.

Prior to joining TCG, Keith spent the previous two years working in corporate talent acquisition with Union Home Mortgage where he recruited for all open company positions. He has also worked previously within the staffing industry with Robert Half.

Keith received his Bachelor’s degree from Ashland University and currently resides in Lakewood, OH. He enjoys playing guitar and watching Cleveland sports in his spare time.

Derek Woodward

Recruiting Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekwoodward89/
Office: 440.953.9559
Email: derek@tcgco.com

Derek joined TCG as a Recruiting Manager in 2019. He currently recruits and places excellent human resources professionals for clients such as Parker Hannifin, Welch’s and Air Products. Derek enjoys building strong relationships with his candidates and help guide them into their next great career opportunity.

Prior to joining TCG, Derek began his career as an HR and Payroll Coordinator for a construction company. After, he joined Feld Entertainment in their HR department as an HR Coordinator and moved through several roles before becoming a Recruiting Specialist. As the Recruiting Specialist, he partnered with in-house hiring managers placing candidates at varying levels throughout the company.

Outside of work, Derek enjoys attending to sporting events, participating in social leagues in the Florida community and spending time with his fiancé Ariel, his dog Ellie, family and friends.

Derek is continually inspired and motivated by the influential people around him to accomplish bigger and better things.

Sally Sweeney

Recruiting Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallysweeney/
Office: 440.953.9559
Email: sally@tcgco.com

Sally is an accomplished executive search consultant with an 18+ year track record efficiently placing top level and mid-senior level professionals across multiple industries. Exceptional at capturing qualified talent that succeeds within unique corporate cultures – embracing the differences, capitalizing on each team members’ unique talents to spearhead the company’s profitability.  Her current industry specialization is Human Resources.

Prior to The Christopher Group, Sally has worked on a national basis across multiple industries for a diverse set of clients including Brown Brothers Harriman, JP Morgan, TJ Maxx, Staples, Fidelity, Merck, Quest Diagnostics, Metricstream Software, CyberArk, Anderson Windows and many others.

Sally earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Tulsa, and is continual student of fitness holding multiple NASM Personal Trainer and Les Mills Fitness Program certifications.  She resides in Sarasota, Florida.

Kathleen Kilkenney

Recruiting Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-kilkenney-0540717/
Office:  440.953.9559
Email: kathleen@tcgco.com

Kathleen joined TCG as a Recruiting Manager in 2019.  She works with and places exceptional Manager and Director level Human Resources candidates across the United States.

Kathleen has worked in the Human Resources field for over 15 years as both a Recruiter and HR Generalist. Prior to joining TCG, Kathleen worked in corporate talent acquisition with PartsSource and OfficeMax as well as contract and permanent placement recruitment with Brickpath Group and IT consulting firms in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL.  Kathleen also worked as an HR Generalist for KeyBank in Cleveland and Adelphia in Orlando, FL.

Kathleen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio State University and received her Master’s degree in Human Resources from Cleveland State University.   Kathleen resides in Concord, OH with her husband and two children.

Kristen Pace

Recruiting Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristenmelanie/
Office:  440.953.9559
Email: kristen@tcgco.com

Laura Teigeler

Laura Teigeler

Marketing Manager

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurateigeler/
Office: 440.953.9559
Email: laura@tcgco.com

Laura is the Marketing Manager for TCG. In this role, Laura works closely with the TCG Managing Partners on branding, marketing strategy, corporate events, and communications.

Prior to joining TCG, Laura was the Marketing Manager at OnX, a CBTS company. Her responsibilities included but were not limited to were partner management, events, go to market strategy, project planning, and budget management.

Laura is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Laura currently resides in Mentor, Ohio with her fiancé Joe.