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Our Team

In our business, experience is crucial to placing the right person in the right position. Our recruiters’ backgrounds in energy-related industries, both in the capacity of recruiters and as industry professionals, give us a strong upper hand when it comes to identifying the right skill set and the right aptitudes. And diligence, one of the core qualities all Manhattan recruiters must have, means we don’t stop our work until our commitment to you is completely satisfied.

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Chris Schoettelkotte

Chris Schoettelkotte

CEO
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Chris founded Manhattan Resources in 1999. His drive for success coupled with insanely hard work and extraordinary talent found along the way have made Manhattan resources the top-tier executive search firm it is today. Chris’ constant push toward excellence has created a booming organization, with Executive Search Consultants across the US, that have placed over […]

Allison Piper

Allison Piper

President
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As president of Manhattan Resources, Allison devotes her time to overseeing operations and motivating the team to achieve their goals. She comes to the firm following a career of over 15 years in the retail electricity and natural gas industry, where she served as Chief Operating Officer of Spark Energy, Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) and StarTex […]

Ray Hebbeler

Ray Hebbeler

Corporate Controller and Executive Search Consultant
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Ray brings to Manhattan Resources 20 years of executive recruiting experience after two decades of experience in business. To complement his recruiting expertise, Ray worked those years in various financial management positions for major corporations. Upon graduating from the University of Cincinnati, he spent 6 years with Price Waterhouse. His career subsequently included positions as […]

Michael Jasperson

Michael Jasperson

Executive Director of Advisory Services
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As Executive Director of Advisory Services, Michael oversees company strategy, identifying and developing alliances with partner organizations. He’s also responsible for business, team, and practice development. Michael brings over 25 years of experience as a finance executive with several major corporations, most recently as CFO of a $9 billion downstream energy company. Prior to that, […]

Michelle Ford

Michelle Ford

Director of Search Operations
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Michelle is a certified public accountant who has spent over 20 years in finance and accounting managerial positions. Upon graduating from Texas A&M, she spent 9 years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Her career subsequently included positions of progressive responsibility including Vice President and Corporate Controller for a $1.5 billion publically traded, global transportation and logistics provider. […]

Melanie Imperio

Melanie Imperio

Research Consultant
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Melanie realized early on that she enjoyed working with people. She started her career in executive search in 2012, when she joined Manhattan Resources as a receptionist. Once in the business, she quickly developed new skills and interests, becoming a research consultant. Melanie is highly organized, and has found that her communication skills are a […]

Desiree Glenn

Desiree Glenn

Executive Search Consultant
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Desiree graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Shortly after, she became a small business owner to one of the top Dance Instructing Studios in Washington State. For 4 years she helped lead her teams to achieving multiple National and World Championships. Through her success as a dance coach […]

Wendy Johnstone-Burt

Wendy Johnstone-Burt

Executive Search Consultant
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Wendy Johnstone-Burt is from the UK, and has lived and worked in several countries worldwide, spending the last more than 20 years in the States. She has been an executive search consultant since 2012. Wendy’s consultative skills are grounded in her ability to listen well, her responsiveness, resourcefulness, tenacity and attention to detail. Her high […]

Steve Brannon

Steve Brannon

Executive Search Consultant
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Steve heads up our Greater Atlanta Office. He brings over 30 years of executive experience in Energy, Manufacturing, and Logistics. In his career, Steve has helped lead several successful Fortune 500 Organizations in the roles of Director of PMO, Director of Sales Operations, Director of Logistics, Operations Manager, Accounting and Logistics Manager, and Factory Controller. […]

Barbara Jensen

Barbara Jensen

Executive Search Consultant
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Barbara has over 15 years experience in recruiting, with a background in fulltime and contract placement in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Barbara has experience placing candidates in a variety of industries in executive, senior and mid-management levels. A native of Aberdeen, Scotland, Barbara spent most of her life in Edinburgh and […]