“My first career was in banking. I was robbed twice. After the second time, I took a vacation and got a job at Management Recruiters, which gave me a wonderful foundation for my career in recruiting. I’m where I was meant to be.”
Jill is co-founder and managing partner at Hansell Tierney. She began her career as a professional recruiter with Management Recruiters and Techstaff, later joining FDSI Consulting, where she was quickly promoted to Manager of Recruiting, directing and mentoring a staff of 10 recruiters. When FDSI Consulting became Cotelligent, Jilll was promoted to Vice President, becoming part of an executive team that pushed revenue growth in the Northwest from $17 million to $54 million. Cotelligent was later acquired by Comsys, and Jill was named Senior Managing Director and Divisional Vice President, responsible for operations in every Midwest and Western city in the company. Jill eventually traded in her ridiculous frequent flier status to settle back into Seattle and to co-found Hansell Tierney.
“I really enjoy helping people find jobs and helping clients solve problems. This is a fast-paced business that requires us to stay current in business and technology trends, which I love. And working with really smart people every day doesn’t hurt. I am very fortunate that my business partner is one of my best friends. We've laughed a lot while building some really strong long-term relationships with employees and clients.”
Extracurricular and education
Jill is a Washington native through and through—born and raised in Edmonds and a graduate of the University of Washington. She is a member of the TechServe Alliance. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, softball, basketball, golf and cooking. She is currently devising a plan to successfully raise chickens in a city neighborhood rife with street-smart raccoons.