OUR PEOPLE

Brad Cohn

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Founding Partner
Specialties: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Administrative Professionals

Telephone: (913) 312-2300
Fax: (913) 312-2304
Email: brad@synergysearchkc.com

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Bio: Brad started in the recruiting business in 1980. He spent 24 years with a large international recruiting firm. During his 35 year tenure, he has held positions from recruiter to General Manager and has staffed entire accounting and administrative departments for some of Kansas City’s premier employers. He is a life-long resident of the Kansas City area, except for his college years at Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Personnel Administration and Management. Brad has been actively involved with the Institute of Management Accountants and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He is known for being one of the best in the business and is recognized as one of the top recruiters in the Midwest.

Scott Rehkop

Founding Partner
Specialties: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Administrative Professionals

Telephone: (913) 312-2300
Fax: (913) 312-2304
Email: scott@synergystaffingkc.com

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Bio: Scott began his career in the recruiting industry in 1992. He has a combined over 25 years in the staffing industry. He spent the first 13 years managing a large international recruiting firm and the last 12 years as a founding partner with Synergy. Scott started his career as a temporary placement recruiter and was soon promoted as a hands-on manager of the agency office. Scott knows the entire Kansas City employment marketplace spending his initial year in the downtown Kansas City area and the bulk of his tenure managing the Overland Park office. He is a life-long resident of the Kansas City area. He attended the University of Kansas where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Over his recruiting years, he has been actively involved and held positions with the Institute of Management Accountants and the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce. Scott is widely respected in the industry for his tenure and leadership in managing one of the top employment services in Kansas City.

Lauren Vanek

Temporary Division Placement Manager, Direct Hire Recruiter
Specialties: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Administrative Professionals

Telephone: (913) 312-2300
Fax: (913) 312-2304
Email: lauren@synergystaffingkc.com

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Bio: Lauren has 10 years experience in the staffing industry specializing in the Accounting, Bookkeeping and Office Administration fields. She helps to fill positions for her clients’ at all levels in those specialties from CFO’s to Accounting Clerks and Executive Assistant to Receptionists. Lauren has had wonderful success fulfilling Kansas City company’s employment needs for Synergy since 2007. After graduating from the University of Kansas in 2003, Lauren went to work for Promotional Management Group in Kansas City as a Sales Representative. From there, she worked at Berry Plastics in outside sales. During her tenure at Synergy, she has successfully built whole company employment relationships with numerous Kansas City employers. She brings a wealth of knowledge of how to determine candidate’s skill sets and successfully match that with the right employer opportunities to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Andrew Merchant

Direct Hire Placement Manager
Specialties: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Administrative Professionals
Telephone: (913) 312-2300
Fax: (913) 312-2304
Email: andrew@synergysearchkc.com

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Bio: Andrew started in the recruiting industry in 2007. He spent 8 years in recruitment and management with a national staffing agency before joining the Synergy team. He grew up in St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri,  graduating from UM-St Louis in 1994. He brings more than a decade of successful recruiting experience in helping companies find that perfect fit in filling their positions. He is well-known throughout the industry for his tenacious efforts in securing the best possible position for the candidates that he represents. Andrew has been proudly assisting great Kansas City companies with their staffing needs for Synergy since 2015.

Jessica Cesare

Recruiter
Specialties: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Administrative Professionals
Telephone: (913) 312-2300
Fax: (913) 312-2304
Email: jessica@synergystaffingkc.com

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Bio: Jessica attended the University of West Florida where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management. After graduating, she returned home to Kansas and began her professional career in the marketing and events management industry. Jessica then went to work for Cerner in Kansas City as a Learning Consultant where she led EMR software training for Physicians. She was excited to join Synergy in early 2015 and start in the professional recruiting area. Jessica is responsible for candidate recruitment with a wide variety of corporate office positions including accounting, bookkeeping, finance, human resources, and office administration.

Tara Kreber

Office Manager
Telephone: (913) 312-2300
Fax: (913) 312-2304
Email: tara@synergystaffingkc.com

Bio: Tara has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa where she majored in Communications Studies. She actively participated in multiple student organizations, such as Students in Advertising and PRSSA. After graduation, she secured a summer position working for the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau as the Events/Operations Intern. Tara moved to the Kansas City area and worked for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation as an intern for one of their charity grants. She then joined Synergy as an Office Manager where she enjoys interacting with candidates and supporting the sales and recruiting staff. Tara has been a valuable member of Synergy for over 5 years and brings a smile to the office every day.

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Synergy Staffing Services
& Synergy Search Group
9900 W. 109th St.
Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: (913) 312-2300
Fax: (913) 312-2304