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Meet Our Team

Brad Konik, President

Brad Konik

Brad Konik joined Konik PrimeStaff in 1997 after graduating from Harvard University. While at Harvard, Brad played hockey and was the 100th captain of the team. Prior to joining Konik PrimeStaff, Brad played one year of professional hockey for the Providence Bruins (Boston Bruins minor league team). In 1998, he became Operations Manager at Konik PrimeStaff and in 2000 he acquired the company from his father and took on the role of President.

In that role, Brad is responsible for business development and the day-to-day operations of the business. He strives to carry on his father’s vision of establishing long-term client and employee relationships. He is a member of the Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association and previously served as its co-legislative director. He is also on the Program Advisory Committee at Dunwoody College.

Brad and his wife, Erin, live in Lakeville, Minnesota, with their two boys. Brad is active coaching hockey and sits on the Lakeville Hockey Association Board. As a family, they enjoy time at the cabin, golfing, fishing and boating. 

Tom Goettl, Vice President

Tom graduated from Winona State University in 1997 and has worked in staffing and recruiting for the past 20 years. He joined Konik PrimeStaff in 1998 as a Recruiter until 2003, when he left to work for a national staffing company. Several years later, in 2009, he returned to the company as Vice President and Principal Recruiter. Tom returned because of his strong relationship with Brad and his experience of working for a  company that is so committed to its employees. In his position, Tom manages the office staff and reviews all new positions and assigns them to specific Recruiters.

As a fitness enthusiast, Tom’s free time is spent working out and training. He has run twenty-five marathons, and his current fitness passion is CrossFit. As one of 15 siblings, Tom has no shortage of nieces and nephews, meaning any extra free time is spent with family and at family gatherings.

Haley Behrens, Senior Technical Recruiter

Haley Behrens

Haley has fifteen years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, specializing in mid- to senior-level direct hire engineering and manufacturing positions. She is able to attract the most desirable and difficult-to-find executives, including those who are not actively seeking employment. Her creative approach to recruiting, large network of available contacts, well-regarded position within the industry and thorough knowledge of the essential skills required in engineering and technical positions make Haley an invaluable asset to any recruiting effort. Haley is well regarded in the staffing industry and highly involved in organizations such as MNRSA (Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association) and  MNREC (Minnesota Recruiters).

The Northfield, Minnesota native enjoys hiking and camping with her family and most anything else that involves being outdoors. Haley’s love of animals means she spends much of her free time volunteering for various animal-related activities. Something unique about Haley? She is an identical twin who was born—along with her sister—at only 25 wks!

Jesse Becker, Business Development Manager

Jesse Becker joined Konik PrimeStaff in May of 2017 as a Business Development Manager after spending six years in a customer solutions capacity with a global rapid prototype manufacturing company. In this role, he built relationships and solved problems for Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Machinery customers. 

Prior to Jesse’s professional career, he attended the University of South Dakota where received a BS Degree in Economics and was a 3-year captain on the men’s basketball team. Following graduation, Jesse pursued a professional career in basketball but after some time realized that he wanted to take his career in a different direction.

Jesse’s goal at Konik PrimeStaff is to develop long-term, strategic relationships with hiring decision-makers while carrying on the legacy, vision, and reputation that has separated Konik PrimeStaff from the rest of the field for the last 40+ years.

 Jesse and his wife, Brittany, live in Osseo, MN with their daughter, Sawyer. Jesse enjoys working out, performing with his band Maiden Dixie, spending time with his girls and enjoying Minnesota summers!

Jodi Schoenecker, Payroll Administrator

Jodi SchoeneckerFor over two decades, Jodi has played an important role at George Konik Associates. As the daughter of the founder, George Konik, and sister to the current president, Brad Konik, she has a deep and thorough knowledge of the business. She got her start in the business working in administration before going into recruiting for eight years. Prior to Konik PrimeStaff, she worked for several years in sales at Coca-Cola. Jodi currently works in payroll and administration, making sure employee information is accurate and keeps track of vacation, holiday and pay for employees.

A native of Bloomington, Minnesota, Jodi attended Bloomington Kennedy High School before graduating from Minnesota State University – Mankato. She grew up in a hockey family and still is part of one, as three of her four children play. As a family, they also like to do anything that involves the outdoors,  including fishing, walking and running.

 

Sam Rima, Senior Technical Recruiter

Sam Rima, Technical Sourcing Specialist George Konik Associates

Sam graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He started his career off as a Recruiting Associate with YouthWorks, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, where he worked for about three years. As a Technical Recruiter with Konik PrimeStaff, Sam enjoys connecting with candidates to fully understand their employment situation, specific qualifications, and future career goals. This allows him to support our technical clients as they seek to find the most fitting person for their organizations. 

In his free time, Sam enjoys spending time cooking and exploring new places with his wife, Sarah. He likes pretty much every sport there is and also enjoys reading, exercising, and learning new things.


 Kyle Fischer, Technical Recruiter

Kyle Fischer

Kyle Graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelors in Recreation and Sports Management. While at St. Cloud Kyle played baseball and was named Captain his senior year. After his St. Cloud career, Kyle played three years in the Miami Marlins organization, making it as high as Double-A.

Kyle joined the Konik PrimeStaff team in 2016 as a Technical Sourcing Specialist. In his role, Kyle focuses on connecting with and getting to know candidates to determine how their skill sets may fit the varied needs of Konik PrimeStaff's many clients. Knowing the most up-to-date situation of candidates allows Kyle to support our Recruiters as they seek to find the most fitting person for each of their positions.

In his free time, Kyle spends as much time outdoors as he can. He loves grilling, camping and hunting. He lives in Eden Prairie with his fiancé and is looking forward to his wedding next winter.

Trisha Evans, Business Development Associate

 Trisha brings over 10 years of recruiting, staffing and customer service  experience to Konik PrimeStaff. In her Business  Development Associate role, Trisha mixes  her love of building authentic relationships with providing solutions to our customers.  She is a firm believer in hard work, lasting relationships and that a  good laugh can totally change the course of the day. 

 Trisha is very involved in her community and enjoys planning community events.    In her free time, Trisha enjoys traveling as much as possible, playing piano,  spending time with family, and walking her two German Shepherds, Denali and  Breckenridge.