Our Team

Denise Chaffin
President, Talent Acquisition Team Leader

Denise Chaffin started her career with Professional Team Search in 1990, and has pre/post internet expertise supporting the Medical Device, Semiconductor, Renewable Energy, Cyber-Security, DoD, State Government and Data Center / IoT industries. 

In 2013 Top Source Talent and Professional Team Search merged, and Denise has been managing a remote team of Recruiters, Sourcers and ATS Operations staff to support client projects for U.S. based companies with domestic and global talent commitments.

Denise graduated from Arizona State University in 2006 with a Magma Cum Laude Bachelor’s Degree. 


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Brandon Harwood
Executive Recruitment and Leadership Consultant

Brandon Harwood has 20+ years Human Resources experience in the U.S. and globally. He successfully led and executed critical search assignments for senior leaders and high-level individual contributors in numerous fields, including semiconductors, aerospace, display industry and healthcare. Brandon spent 10+ years with Philips Semiconductor as Director of Human Resources. He interacted globally with the Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Philippines, China, & India.

Brandon held Human resource and Talent Acquisition leadership positions with Motorola and VLSI Technology. Brandon holds a BA from the University of Kansas.

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Patricia Kennedy
Senior Talent Recruiter

Patricia Kennedy has 20 years’ experience in recruiting.  She develops client talent markets, increasing revenue and profitability. Patricia recruits for the Medical Device, Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Banking / Finance, Retail, Transportation, and Advertising industries.

Patricia has vast experience hiring junior level individual contributors to C-Suite level executives.   She has placed CIO’s, CFO’s, Logistic Managers, Staff Accountants, Engineers, IT professionals; Compliance, Risk and Quality Control Staff - professionals who contribute to the success of their organizations. 

Education / Certifications: 

Patricia has a Bachelor degree in Forensic Psychology, a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership. 

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DJ Janbaz
Senior Talent Recruiter and Sourcing Specialist

DJ Janbaz is a senior staff level recruiter with over 20 years experience supporting high-technology firms, with a focus on the IT, Electronics, Semiconductor and Medical Device industries. DJ has an outstanding track record as senior level technical recruiter identifying talent and developing innovative solutions while maximizing search resources. DJ has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is able to utilize his education and engineering background for client staffing requirements.


Kristy Loos
Senior Talent Recruiter and Sourcing Specialist

Kristy Loos has over four years experience in recruiting and HR. Her administrative and technical skills combined with her varied industry background make her able to quickly adapt to new roles. Specialties include: Engineering, Semiconductor, Medical Device, IT, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, Marketing & Sales. Kristy attended Sauk Valley College for Business Administration.

Kate Pyle
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Kate Pyle has over 20+ years of experience as a talent acquisition consultant. She started her career in IT staffing and has expanded her experience to aerospace, semiconductor, and tech industries.   Kate has worked for The Toro Company, Micron Technology and Alliant Techsystems (now Northrop Grumman). Kate also supports start-up companies like NativeX, Red Canary and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.

Kate's experience spans full-cycle and in-house corporate recruitment, executive search, specialized sourcing for hard-to-fill positions, and work as an independent search consultant.  Kate has placed hundreds of candidates into career elevating, exciting roles.

Kate has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Santa Clara University and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She’s an avid tennis player, and a life-member of the U.S. Tennis Association.

Stephanie Sarnes
Senior Talent Recruiter and Sourcing Specialist

Stephanie Sarnes has over nine years of experience in HR Administration, Recruiting and Sourcing. She has worked in various industries, including Medical Device, Utilities, Aerospace, Renewable Energy, Solar and Automotive. Stephanie holds an AA in Business and Economics.

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