Raised in the countryside of Lexington Kentucky, playing outside or finding other hobbies were the only options for Shannon since the cable company’s service didn’t reach her house. At age 11, she started her own company where she made purses, belts, watches and accessories. This was her first taste of the entrepreneurial life.
She attended Miami University, where she made the Varsity cheerleading team her freshman year and became Vice President of her sorority, Alpha Phi, her Junior year. While tending bar on weekends, she learned you-can-do-anything if you can make it through a “Green Beer” day shift. Shannon also sold t-shirts to Greek life and continued with this position after college helping the company gain more of a national presence.
In 2014, she decided to move the “big city” and take her first job in recruiting. Focused on the Finance Industry in Chicago, she was the first employee of a start-up recruiting firm that she helped grow and expand, again feeling at home in a smaller more entrepreneurial setting versus a more traditional role in the corporate world. After a year and a half, her crazy Uncle, who isn’t really her Uncle at all, introduced her to Deanna at Red Kite.
After finding out she would be the third employee in another growing recruiting firm, she joined Red Kite in June of 2015. Her first week on the job she was bit by a mouse on the foot (#notkidding) and figured if that was the worst thing to happen to her she was in a good place. 2 years later, the team has settled into a brand new office where there isn’t a mouse in sight and Shannon has settled into her niche specializing in Sales and Human Resources positions in food manufacturing. Last year she won President’s Club and is attempting to do the same this year.
When not banging out calls at work, you can find Shannon at dinner with her friends, swinging on a trapeze or even taking an Archery class. She is a social butterfly and loves planning outings for her friends throughout the city.
What she loves about recruiting: “It is truly never the same day twice and it is a rollercoaster. You feel the highs and big wins just as much as lows and losses, but that never gets old.”