"Kathe and the team at Purple Squirrel helped me fill a challenging position for my small but growing business. Throughout the process, they were professional and responsive but, most of all, they really worked to truly understand who we are and what we were looking for in a hire. Upon finding an excellent candidate who was overqualified for my open position, Kathe and team reached out to see if I was willing to consider extending the scope of the role in consideration of this candidate. We ultimately ended up screening this candidate and making an offer and, again with Kathe's help, managed to negotiate and close on a win/win arrangement. Instead of the typical, generic, approach of sourcing every resume you can find and throwing them against the wall to see what sticks, Kathe and team were laser-focused on finding the right fit. Compared to other recruiters I've worked with in the past, I spent significantly less time screening candidates myself and am significantly happier as a result. Strong recommend for anyone looking to streamline their hiring process while improving the quality of candidates and new hires!"
- March 21, 2022
"It has been a pleasure to partner with Kathe and her team. Not only was I a candidate, but after being placed at my organization, I have had the opportunity to work with these great team as a client. I find the team professional, diligent and productive with a very good understanding of the market and urgency needed in recruiting successfully. I trust them and truly appreciate all their support."
- December 19, 2021
"I am very excited to be working with the team at Purple Squirrel, they are the ultimate professionals and their experience and advise has proven invaluable for our organization and for me personally."
- December 15, 2021
“Kathe and the Purple Squirrel Enterprises team have been tremendous and outright joy to collaborate with for our talent needs. We are a fast-growing firm in a hot vertical sector and Kathe and her team have delivered time and time again. It takes the right type of work ethic and determination to deliver, and they have done so. Keep up the great work!”
- December 13, 2021
"Kathe has been a tremendous asset to our team. She works tirelessly to help coordinate our hiring and company benefits, and has served as a trusted advisor and confidant in numerous situations to senior leadership. She's essentially the head of our HR, and in that capacity she's helped us grow and mature far more quickly and effectively than if we'd continued to try to "wing it". She frequently comes up with new ideas to help us maintain an exciting and engaging company culture, and generally just does whatever it takes to get things done. Kathe's someone I really trust, and it's been a pleasure to work with her. "
- June 12, 2020
"I would 100% recommend Kathe and her team to support your H/R needs. Her team helped us with recruiting and all other aspects of H/R including benefits, payroll and employee engagement. Open to any DC for more details."
- January 21, 2020
"Kathe was one of the best HR representatives I have worked with. She was a great advocate for the employees and was instrumental in improving our PTO program. She was also an effective recruiter of technical talent. I would highly recommend her services."
- April 22, 2018
" I had pleasure of working with Kathe at Southport Services Group. She handled various aspects of human resources and payroll functions. She helped my transition as a new hire to Southport Services Group and made it look seamless and stress free. She was also very helpful in answering benefits and payroll questions. I am especially satisfied how sensitive and caring she was when I was recovering from an accident where I was hit by a car. She was flexible and understanding during the recovery process and took another worry off my mind. All I can say is, THANK YOU Kathe."
- April 16, 2018
" Working with Kathe was fantastic. She came into our growing company and was able to immediately implement clean processes and fresh, innovative options in a difficult climate. She is a consumante professional who really knows her craft and enjoys working with people on a personal level. I couldn't imagine an organization who wouldn't benefit from her presence. "
- April 11, 2018
"Kathe has been an absolutely integral part of our company's success! We have been working with her for the last two and half years and in that time she has helped us source and hire 90+ new employees. She works tirelessly on helping us find the best candidate for the job, while also providing a great candidate experience. Kathe has also helped provide sound HR advice on numerous situations. She is a tremendous resource for our company and we highly recommend Kathe and her staff at Purple Squirrel!"
- August 21, 2017
"Purple Squirrel has been our secret weapon over the last 4 years. I absolutely love Kathe's overall model, and we've found her to be consistently responsive and a trusted emissary for our company. Kathe immediately "got" us and knew exactly the right type of person who could succeed in our environment. She's sourced great candidates, and they all come away excited (as if talking to a member of our in-house team) from their screening calls with Kathe and her team. Purple Squirrel is an invaluable asset in our HR Strategy. "
- August 13, 2017
"Kathe has been a critical part of our business for the last 3 years. She is relentless about sourcing a deep pool of applicants and helping us narrow it down to the critical few that meet our high bar for hiring. She has never been a "vendor" to us in any sense of the word and functions as a key member of my leadership team. We owe a lot of our success to her efforts in building an awesome team here at Avizia."
- August 9, 2017
" I have had the opportunity to work with Kathe over the past several years. She is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable about the market, and has outstanding communication and persuasive skills. I recommend Kathe without reservation. "
- April 6, 2016
"As a small start us company we were too small to hire a full time HR / recruiter so we contracted Kathe to help. She was able to recruit for difficult to fill technical positions when others failed and she did it at a lower cost. In, addition she helped us renew our benefits in a professional manner that impressed our employees and saved us money. I would definitely recommend her as a valued partner of your business. "
- July 13, 2015
"Kathe is one of the hardest working people I've had the pleasure to work with. Kathe actually recruited me to join SmartThings over a year ago. At the time, I didn't know that we'd end up working so close together. Kathe is one of the few people I've worked with in my career that I could truly depend on to do whatever it takes to just "get it done". She was paramount in the success / completion of the acquisition and has been instrumental in the integration with Samsung. Although Kathe was an outside consultant, I always considered her an integral part of our team. Any company would be lucky to work with her."
- February 6, 2015
" I have worked with Kathe at SmartThings since the company was founded and on-going through our acquisition by Samsung. In over 3 years of work, Kathe has been a vital team asset, providing a unique combination of tactical execution and strategic advice. Kathe is the ideal business partner if you need an individual who can: (1) Deliver end-to-end HR and business administrative processes and administration, including recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, payroll, benefits, reviews, insurance coordination, state administration, taxes and more. Kathe supported us from day 1 as a startup (literally setting up the first W2 employees) to > 100 employees within a larger organization. (2) Do the 'tough work' of administration late at nights and into the weekends without a complaint. (3) Effectively recruit across all major employee functions - engineering, design, support, executive, operations - and run a detailed process from screening and interview coordination through background checks and onboarding. (4) Be an executive confidant on new policies, new benefits and handling HR events across the life of employees. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathe for any looking to take their business forward with a trusted partner they can depend on. "
- January 24, 2015
"Kathe - is a passionate, friendly, and incredibly knowledgable expert in the full scope of subject areas encompassed by Human Resources. She has the skill set and experience to take the reins of HR at companies of various sizes and execute as needed. She was a pleasure to work for and a great resource to learn from. "
- May 29, 2014
"Kathe is incredibly hardworking, detail oriented, and dedicated to her job. I had the pleasure of working under her while I was taking on HR responsibilities that I knew next to nothing about. She was helpful and supportive in my transition and I learned an immense amount while working under her. She was an excellent supervisor in that I knew there was not a single task that she gave me that she would not willingly do herself. I believe Kathe is a true asset to any place that she works and recommend her to anyone looking for HR and recruiting leadership. "
- May 29, 2014
"Kathe has done a great job leading all aspects of Human Resources for Endgame for the last 18 months. Her dedication to the role and the company have been obvious to me as her manager during this time and her support and leadership have been tremendous assets to the company. I would highly recommend Kathe for another HR leadership position."
- May 22, 2014
"Kathe provided outsourced HR services to our company when we needed it most. She supported us as we expanded our employee base dramatically and has, and continues to be, a trusted adviser to our executive team and myself personally. I would recommend Kathe across the board to anyone needing an outsourced HR executive."
- December 6, 2012
"I found Kathe to be always pleasant and highly professional. Kathe played a key role in all companies’ evens and highly effectively handled all HR affairs. Any help you need she is there for you to assist. All traditional HR tasks, extra activities like company retreats or holiday events were organized with great attention to details and were great successes. I highly recommend Kathe for employment. She would make a great asset to any organization. "
- September 11, 2012
"Kathe was involved in screening and recruiting me to join Clarabridge. Kathe's passion for the company and the position was a key element in my decision to join Clarabridge. It was obvious Kathe was integral with senior mgt in developing the justification for the position because she had intimate knowledge of how it fit into the overall direction of the company which gave me confidence that it was a well thought out process and solid opportunity. Kathe covered all the bases and checked in at just the right times to see how I was doing while on-boarding was in process. Best HR, recruiter I've ever worked with."
- September 10, 2012
"I was fortunate to have Kathe lead me during my Clarabridge recruitment and on boarding process. From the first time I spoke with her, Kathe was professional, warm and always full of energy, never failing to guide and encouraging me through the entire recruitment process. Working with Kathe through this process was one of the reasons I never doubted I was pursuing the right company in my career switch. While at Clarabridge, Kathe took every measure to make my transition as smooth as possible. She made all the proper introductions and was always quick to lend her help when I needed it. Best of all, Kathe was always the bright spirit down the hall whom you couldn't help but to smile around. We all miss having Kathe around to lighten the mood on stressful days and plan fun activities for the company. I wish her the best."
- September 10, 2012
"Kathe knows HR and does it well. From recruiting to new hires to seasoned vetrans with the company, Kathe always knew how to guide the employment process. She is also a great career coach and mentor."
- September 8, 2012
"Kathe is one of the most dedicated professionals I know. She has a broad and deep experience in all aspects of Human Capital Management. She is an excellent team player and is driven by the desire to exceed expectations."
- April 9, 2008
"Kathe is unquestionably one of the best talent acquisition specialist in the world – an inspiration to anyone working in the recruiting and talent services industry on how to treat people and what it takes to be that person to whom employees turn when they need someone that will really listen to any possible situation and help in every way possible. Kathe is a perfect example of what it means to have the right person on the front lines attracting, recruiting, hiring and keeping everyone excited about their respective roles within an organization. No stone was ever left unturned – Kathe’s natural gift is taking care of her people, their careers, their future and their families. I recommend Kathe wholeheartedly and I would introduce Kathe without thought or hesitation to my Father, Brother or Best Friend – anyone who has a chance to work with Kathe is very privileged. Kathe I hope we have many more opportunities to work together in the future."
- February 11, 2008
" Kathe is a true leader and is highly respected by her peers, the employees she manages and by all those that she works with. She has the uncanny ability to not only protect the best interests of the company she works for, but to provide fair representation on behalf of the employees as well! It is a fine balancing act that she has perfected to a science! Kathe always handles herself with extreme professionalism, and sets the example for others to follow; she is a very dedicated and hard working individual and I have the utmost respect and admiration for her (as do so many others). Because of her management style, it makes me WANT to always push harder, and improve myself more. She has allowed me to use my own judgement, to try new things, to take on new projects and if I make a mistake, she allows me to learn from it with out fear of repercussions! This is the kind of manager I want to work for since it encourages growth! Kathe has a passion for what she does, and it shows in her work every day. It is so refreshing to see a leader in Human Resources who really wants to make a difference for not only the company but also for the employees. Kathe is always true to her word and is very trustworthy..I can not begin to recommend her enough for any endeavor that she would choose to pursue. It has been my greatest pleasure to work with Kathe. "
- December 3, 2007
"Kathe and I worked together for over two years, during which time she had responsibility for the HR department for our company. Kathe continually demonstrated excellence in supporting the companies HR objectives, she was a very valuable member to the management team, and was extremely proactive in delivering in a start-up environment. Even during times where we had to do a lot with a little, Kathe was able to come through. "
- November 29, 2007
"Kathe is very proactive in her efforts to provide the best products for her company. Her broad base of Group Insurance knowledge, and relationships with her employee population made it easy to produce plans that would cover the needs of the employees. A jack of all trades Kathe excels at problems that have presented themselves in the past to previous employers from relocation, to interior decorating."
- November 29, 2007
"Kathe effortlessly sets an incredibly high standard for professionalism and integrity. She has substantially increased the depth and capability of the Claraview workforce and is responsible for recruiting, hiring and retaining many of the company's top performers. Her skills and positive attitude make working with her a wonderful experience."
- November 28, 2007