MEET THE TEAM
At the end of the day, it's about helping people and building your brand.
We're a relationship driven group of people who thrive in making an impact...
...and sometimes we're humble about it.
GREG LA MONTAGNA | President, Owner
Greg La Montagna, founder of GLE Creative built the agency on a simple philosophy of professional match talent with great opportunities with a 360 approach. He studied Industrial-Organizational Psychology and has always been fascinated with organizational development and growth. The combination of his professional and personal experience formed GLE with the mission of providing exceptional hiring outcomes and careers. He is a die-hard Cubs fan, loves to play guitar, live music, meditation, American history and traveling. He is motivated by helping people achieve their goals and offers professional coaching ( CPC certified) and mentorship.
DAVID C. WHITE | VP, Client Relations
David brings an insider’s knowledge of agency life, having spent 30 years as a Copywriter, with experience on both the agency and client side as well as freelance. Thanks to a cousin in recruiting, he made the transition as a recruiter for investment and legal clients. But he really found his niche when he joined GLE Creative Talent.
While doing new business development, he realized that the growth area was pharmaceutical advertising agencies and thus GLE Creative Talent found its niche. David grew up in a family surrounded by doctors, so the medical/pharma industry holds a special interest to him. For fun, he likes things that turn gasoline into noise, including his motorcycle (which oddly enough is quiet). He’s also an information & news junkie, enjoys documentaries, good food and great jokes.
SARAH RIPPNER | Sr. Talent Acquisition
Sarah fell into recruiting by answering a Craigslist ad about 5 years ago. She's held every position you can imagine, but really found the reward once she was given the ability to use her creativity, resourcefulness, and passion for helping people make a difference. She has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience with a slight touch of OCD. She's tenacious, loves the sport of learning, and tends to get immersed in anything that she's told can't be done. We've all been in a position where we either dreaded going to work or didn't have a place to go at all. Sarah is no stranger to either. She truly empathizes with what her candidate's are feeling and what her client's are looking for.
IRENE YACKO | Sr. Talent Acquisition
Irene is committed to helping candidates achieve their career goals and clients discover not only great talent but great people. She enjoys making new connections, learning about clients' talent needs and matching candidates with their dream job. She understands that making a job change is as much a personal as a professional decision and hiring are about making the right selection for both the business needs and the cultural fit. To her, it is super rewarding to connect people to the right career opportunity and doing this with complete transparently.
Outside of recruiting, Irene enjoys doing fun things outdoors like golfing, fishing, exploring local neighborhoods, attending baseball games in Wrigleyville and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.
STELLA | Chief Relaxer
Stella serves as the Chief Relaxer at GLE Creative Talent. She may be new to the industry, but she's been a great addition to the team. Currently, she does not have a LinkedIn profile or email address because she can't type or read. Once she improves these skills we may consider it.
Stella lives a pretty carefree life. Her days are filled with naps, trips to the food bowl, sitting in the sun, but she's known to have a wild side when you pull out a squeaky toy or throw a ball in her direction. She can sometimes be heard in the background during calls...we apologize!
In the meantime, if you have any questions for Stella, please direct them to her colleagues.
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