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Ray Witbeck

Ray Witbeck has been doing executive search in the staffing industry for more than nine years and has ten years prior experience as a sales professional and consultant in several industries. He previously worked with Dennis Ducham at Global Recruiters of Pleasanton where he received the Western Region Search Consultant of the Year for multiple years and also achieved The Million Dollar Club. He was in the top 10 nationally for 2011. His last position prior to conducting executive search was in the staffing industry, managing and turning-around a downtown San Francisco branch for a publicly-traded staffing company. 


Prior to his sales and staffing experience, Ray served in pastoral ministry for eight years in the Presbyterian Church (ordained in 1993), many previous years in student ministry and also has recently served as a Parish Associate in Northern California. He has a B.A. in Music Performance (trumpet) from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in Orinda with his wife and two children

Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis has 18+ years of search/staffing experience with Experis/Manpower Professional, The Eastridge Group, Advanced Resources and Lewis Partners. Previous to 1995, he held sales, marketing and operations leadership roles with renowned firms such as Baxter International and PepsiCo.  


Bill has a passion for connecting great talent with great companies.  An avid networker and relationship manager, he enjoys helping staffing industry professionals build fulfilling careers by leveraging their true strengths.   Clients depend on Bill to consistently identify exceptional talent for their critical sales, recruiting and leadership positions. 


He earned an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University following a BS in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.  He resides in Danville, CA with his wife, Lee.

Elmarie Klapheke
Elmarie Klapheke is an experienced connector and long-time staffing industry veteran. She is a creative problem solver who works closely with candidates and companies to ensure a perfect fit for all parties involved. Her sales, talent acquisition, consultant care and leadership experience helped her add value for her clients over the last 18 years. Her strong network and tenacity helps her find talent in unique ways.   


Besides being an excellent Executive Recruiter, Elmarie is also a career coach to help candidates present themselves in the best manner. Elmarie uses her diverse experience to bring candidates strengths to the forefront to help ensure the best fit.  


In her previous roles, Elmarie has consistently been among the top 10% of recruiters and has been recognized as a Presidents Club winner several times. Elmarie has performed full desk Recruiting, Corporate Recruiting, Staffing, Contract to Perm, Full Time Placements and have led a team of 25+ recruiters in a large Global IT Consulting. Company. Her specialty is Information Technology Talent Acquisition strategy, processes and procedures and Recruiting Best Practices.