Chris Englin

Founder, Big Wave

Chris Englin has been a key player in the Pacific Northwest HR world since the early 1980s.  She spent 15 years on the corporate side of the business working for companies like Nordstrom and Callison before opening Big Wave Recruiting in 1997.  Along the way, she’s helped some of the region’s most important employers grow, helped local organizations thrive and amassed one whale of a network.  Chris knows just about everybody who works in Seattle-area HR, partly because she helped put many of them in one position or another.  She’s a respected, insightful professional who loves her job and loves giving others the opportunity to say the same thing.

Matt Youngquist

President, Career Horizons

Matt Youngquist is a Seattle-based career coach, resume writer, and job hunting expert who specializes in helping Puget Sound professionals navigate through today’s uncharted employment waters.  In his current role, as President of Career Horizons, he consults with clients at all levels on how to strategically manage their careers, explore their occupational options,  and market themselves successfully to new opportunities.  To date, he has personally assisted over 9,500 clients through the career transition process, in addition to the audience he reaches through his columns in the Seattle Times and Puget Sound Business Journal.

Sarah McCall

Executive Recruiter

Where would Batman be without Robin? Frodo without Sam? Harry Potter without Hermione? Every hero – even recruiting superwoman Gina Peckman – needs to form alliances with likeminded champions of those in need. That’s where Sarah McCall comes in, bringing with her an impressive roster of powers to bolster Peckman Search Partners’ never-ending mission of service. With two decades of recruiting experience under her own utility belt, Sarah has earned a reputation in the industry for warmth and honesty. The owner of Core Elements and a past recruiter at NuWest Group, Deloitte, and Providence Health & Services, Sarah is a dynamic, energetic and unfailingly positive professional, possessing superhuman insight and the armor of integrity that clients and candidates alike have come to expect from PSP and its partners.